“There is not one person, no organization set over top of it that says ‘I am going to be either the cavalry to help you in your deficiencies or I’m going to help you find out what’s wrong and how we fix it in a short order,’” Rogers said. “Nothing is steering that, so yes, we’re going to need help or the fact is we are going to have incidents.” … [Read more...] about Congress backs push for national cyber czar
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Biden campaign Rapid Response Director Andrew Bates said last month that the former vice president supports “the urgent need for reform,” which he said includes “funding for public schools, summer programs, and mental health and substance abuse treatment separate from funding for policing -- so that officers can focus on the job of policing.” … [Read more...] about National Association of Police Organizations endorses Trump, after backing Biden as VP in ’08, ’12
➔ International: In Moscow on Wednesday, about 500 protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against constitutional reforms introduced earlier this month that give President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinLincoln Project reports raising .8 million for anti-Trump efforts America cannot stand by while Russia plays games in Libya Congress pulls punches on Russian bounties firestorm MORE the option to remain in power in Russia for another 16 years. Protesters, many surrounded by police and wearing face masks branded with the word “no,” chanted calls for Putin to resign and held up banners against the reforms (Reuters). … In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro again tested positive for the coronavirus, suggesting the right-wing leader has yet to recover from his initial diagnosis announced a week ago, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing CNN in Brazil. … On Wednesday in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Argentum – Mask mandates, restrictions issued as COVID-19 spreads
Democrats control 55 out of 100 votes in the Senate, and barring a significant change to the filibuster rule, supporters of the gun control measure would need all of those votes – plus five Republican votes – to pass the bill. That’s a tall order: At least five Senate Democrats have declined to take a position on the president’s proposal, and there is only one Republican in the Senate - Mark Kirk of Illinois - who supports an assault weapons ban. … [Read more...] about Is the Assault Weapons Ban Dead on Arrival?
State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is carrying legislation that could make the utility subsidiary Pacific Gas and Electric Co. owned by a new nonprofit public benefit corporation called Golden State Energy. But it would only happen if the PG&E’s bankruptcy implodes or state regulators take the drastic step of revoking the company’s operating license. … [Read more...] about PG&E could become a nonprofit someday under California bill