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26.11.2020 - 00:44 [ NBC News ]

Defense lawyers rail about unfair prosecutions. Flynn’s case shows why.

(09.05.2020)

Sometimes federal agents are criticized for „creating“ a crime instead of investigating one. Sting operations are examples of crimes that are a consequence of law enforcement actions. Agents create a fictional crime to trick a suspect into attempting to join that crime, thereby creating the crime.

Similarly, Flynn’s crime of lying to government agents was the consequence of the government agents‘ investigation of Flynn. If there was no crime before Flynn’s interview, then there’s little reason to interview Flynn as part of a criminal investigation, unless the agents were looking to create a crime.

26.11.2020 - 00:40 [ CNN ]

Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Wednesday that he has granted his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a „full pardon,“ wiping away the guilty plea of the intelligence official, lobbyist and conservative fringe darling for lying to the FBI.

22.11.2020 - 14:02 [ Progressive International / Twitter ]

Guatemala’s government slashed $25 million from healthcare and education — just days after Hurricane Eta battered its poorest communities. The people are rising up. PI member @MSICG : “We demand a Constituent Assembly. This dictatorship has failed us.”

19.11.2020 - 17:20 [ OTS.at ]

AVISO: Gemeinsame Pressekonferenz „Ein starkes BVT braucht starke parlamentarische Kontrolle“, morgen, 20.11., 10:30 Uhr

Nach dem Terroranschlag von Wien sowie der sich im Innenministerium schleppenden BVT-Reform präsentieren die Sicherheitssprecher der drei Oppositionsparteien – Stephanie Krisper (NEOS), Reinhold Einwallner (SPÖ) und Hannes Amesbauer (FPÖ) – gemeinsame Vorschläge für eine Reform der parlamentarischen Kontrolle des Bundesamtes für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung.
Die Pressekonferenz wird auf den Facebook-Seiten der jeweiligen Parlamentsklubs kostenlos gestreamt.

25.10.2020 - 08:50 [ @TeamTrump / Twitter ]

Playing NOW at the Trump rally in #NorthCarolina

25.10.2020 - 08:48 [ Newsweek ]

Trump Thanks Sanders After Showing Rally Clip of Democrat Accusing Biden of Cutting Social Security

„Joe Biden spent his entire time in the Senate—long, long days, hours, nights—working to cut your Social Security,“ Trump said during Friday’s rally. „You don’t know about that. To cut your Medicare. People don’t know about that. He denies it. He denied it last night.“

Trump then introduced the video which featured footage from a March Democratic Presidential debate between Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

23.10.2020 - 02:07 [ theHill.com ]

Sanders: Democrats will pass ‚massive stimulus bill‘ if party flips the Senate

“If the Democrats gain control of the Senate, the first order of business will be a massive stimulus bill to protect desperate working people throughout this country,” Sanders said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.”

The remarks come as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin press on in their negotiations on COVID-19 aid. Pelosi has stuck to her position that a stimulus package must total at least $2.2 trillion, while the administration has inched up to $1.8 trillion.

18.10.2020 - 22:40 [ Fox News ]

Trump adviser says POTUS will give Biden ‚more room‘ to answer foreign policy questions in next debate

Miller said that the debate’s focus on foreign policy will be „perfect“ in light of Biden’s past support for „endless wars,“ President Trump’s success with recent peace deals, and the issue of whether the emails bearing Hunter Biden’s name are authentic.

16.10.2020 - 15:07 [ ORF.at ]

Putin schlägt Verlängerung von New-START-Abkommen vor

Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin hat eine Verlängerung des New-START-Abkommens zur atomaren Abrüstung um ein Jahr ohne Vorbedingungen angeboten.

Er schlage vor, das bestehende Abkommen mit den USA um mindestens ein Jahr zu verlängern, um umfassende Verhandlungen zu ermöglichen, sagte Putin heute in Moskau

12.10.2020 - 11:38 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Travel latest news: British hospitality to launch legal action over expected lockdown restrictions

Following the announcement of a new three-tier lockdown system, which will see areas with higher Covid rates imposed with harsher measures, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is leading a revolt against new rules that could see thousands of bars and restaurants ordered to close.

Two of the country’s biggest brewers and pub operators, Joseph Holt and JW Lees, are also involved in the challenge, alongside a further 10 hospitality businesses and organisations.

29.09.2020 - 16:33 [ 168.am ]

Pompeo says violence must stop in Nagorno Karabakh conflict

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease hostilities, Reuters reports.

Pompeo said during a visit to Crete that he had discussed the clashes in talks earlier with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.

25.09.2020 - 13:56 [ YNA.co.kr ]

(5th LD) N.K. leader apologizes to S. Koreans for ‚unsavory‘ shooting case: Cheong Wa Dae

In a formal notice sent to the South, the North conveyed Kim’s message that he feels „very sorry“ for greatly „disappointing“ President Moon Jae-in and other South Koreans with the occurrence of the „unsavory“ case in its waters, instead of helping them amid their suffering from the new coronavirus, according to Suh Hoon, director of national security at Cheong Wa Dae.

25.09.2020 - 13:16 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Nordkoreas Machthaber wünscht Südkoreanern Glück und Gesundheit

Das habe Kim dem südkoreanischen Präsidenten Moon Jae-in in einem Brief geschrieben, teilte das südkoreanische Präsidialamt mit.

Der Brief vom 12. September sei das Antwortschreiben auf einen Brief Moons vom 8. September gewesen, teilte der nationale Sicherheitsberater Suh Hoon mit.

25.09.2020 - 13:07 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Nordkoreas Machthaber entschuldigt sich für Tötung eines südkoreanischen Beamten

Kim sagte in einer am Freitag an Südkorea geschickten Botschaft, er bedauere sehr, mit dem unerwarteten peinlichen Vorfall in nordkoreanischem Gewässer Präsident Moon Jae-in und das südkoreanische Volk sehr enttäuscht zu haben.

Südkoreas nationaler Sicherheitsberater Suh Hoon gab am Freitag vor der Presse den Volltext der nordkoreanischen Botschaft im Namen der Abteilung für die Einheitsfront der Arbeiterpartei bekannt, die Kims Entschuldigung enthält.

24.09.2020 - 19:36 [ ZDF ]

Militärischer Abschirmdienst – MAD-Chef Gramm muss Posten räumen

Das Verteidigungsministerium unterrichtete die Obleute im Bundestag über den Schritt. Dieser soll den Reformprozess in der Bundeswehr nach rechtsextremen Vorfällen voranbringen.

Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) habe entschieden, Gramm im kommenden Monat von seiner Aufgabe zu entbinden, so ein Sprecher.

19.09.2020 - 15:38 [ ZDF ]

Bremen verbietet Reichskriegsflaggen

Er gilt für alle Varianten der Reichskriegsflagge. Die einfache Reichsflagge ist nur betroffen, wenn „eine konkrete Provokationswirkung im Einzelfall besteht“.

Die Reichs- und Reichskriegsflaggen gelten seit langem als ein Erkennungszeichen von Rechtsextremen, Reichsbürgern und anderen Demokratiegegnern.

Anders als Hakenkreuzfahnen sowie ähnliche nationalsozialistische Abzeichen sind sie nicht verboten.

11.09.2020 - 11:04 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Die traurige Realität: Eine sich selbst gleichschaltende Kampfpresse

Auf die Sendung von Anne Will vom vergangenen Sonntag waren die NachDenkSeiten schon kurz eingegangen. Es bleibt noch einiges nachzutragen: zum sichtbar werdenden Charakter unserer Medien als fanatische Kampfpresse, zum unreflektierten und manipulierenden Umgang mit Russland, und nebenbei noch mit allem „Linken“. Letzteres bekam die Bundestagsabgeordnete der Linkspartei Sevim Dagdelen zu spüren. Sie hat in der Sendung beschrieben, was man über die Vergiftung von Navalny weiß und sie hat darauf hingewiesen, dass unklar ist, woher das Gift kam und wer der Täter ist. Solange man das nicht wisse, solle man auch nicht spekulieren.

11.09.2020 - 10:48 [ ORF.at ]

Fall Nawalny: Moskau will Ermittler nach Berlin schicken

Das Innenministerium in Moskau bereite ein entsprechendes Gesuch an die deutschen Behörden vor, meldete die Nachrichtenagentur TASS heute. Russland wolle beantragen, dass russische Ermittler anwesend sein dürfen, wenn deutsche Experten bei Nawalny Ermittlungen durchführten.

08.09.2020 - 11:50 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Brexit trade deal on the brink: Boris Johnson warns ‚contradictory‘ EU divorce terms on Northern Ireland must be overhauled as Michel Barnier arrives in London for crunch talks

The standoff turned nasty yesterday as Brussels voiced fury at UK threats to override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement thrashed out last year. Legislation would unilaterally ‚clarify‘ key parts of the settlement, including customs rules for Northern Ireland, that the EU insists should be resolved by a joint committee.

Despite Mr Barnier warning that step would end hopes for a trade deal, the PM’s chief negotiator Lord Frost increased the temperature again today, demanding ‚more realism‘ from the EU that the UK was now a sovereign country.

07.09.2020 - 10:03 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Five weeks to seal Brexit… or we walk: Boris Johnson threatens to TEAR UP Withdrawal Agreement and remove Irish customs pledge as he insists No Deal would be ‚good outcome‘

– Boris Johnson says there is ’no sense‘ in faltering trade talks after October 15
– He says he won’t compromise on UK’s freedom to set own laws and fish in waters
– Mr Johnson insists a No Deal departure would still be a ‚good outcome‘
– Is is also reported today the UK could tear up parts of the Withdrawal Agreement
– Such a move could be seen as ‚bad faith‘ by the EU, lowering chances of a deal

07.09.2020 - 10:01 [ ZDF ]

Brexit-Handelsabkommen – Johnson droht mit „No Deal“

Der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson fordert von der EU bis 15. Oktober ein Brexit-Handelsabkommen. Er könne sich sonst auch einen harten wirtschaftlichen Bruch vorstellen.

06.09.2020 - 12:47 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚This time, we won’t blink‘: Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator warns EU that Britain will not become a ‚client state‘ of Brussels on the eve of crunch talks to avoid a No Deal Brexit

– Lord Frost warned Michel Barnier that the UK would not become a ‚client state‘
– He said EU needs to realise PM’s Government is adopting more steely approach
– Comments come ahead of Barnier’s arrival in London for a fresh round of talks

06.09.2020 - 12:25 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexit LIVE: EU warned UK ‘serious’ about no deal threat – Boris prepared to WALK AWAY

A Government source said: „The EU must also realise that we are serious about leaving with an Australian-style trading relationship and reclaiming our independence as a sovereign nation if we cannot find acceptable terms.”

05.09.2020 - 11:31 [ Haaretz ]

Soundtrack for a Revolution: ‘Bibi, Let My People Go,’ Begs Israeli Singer

When May Lavie heard Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech about Moses and Pharaoh in 2015, she immediately understood that it was a song waiting to be written.

30.08.2020 - 08:15 [ theHill.com ]

READ: Director of National Intelligence’s letter to Congress on election security briefings

„I believe this approach helps ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that the information ODNI provides the Congress in support of your oversight responsibilities on elections security, foreign malign influence, and election interference is not misunderstood nor politicized,“ Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe wrote in a letter to congressional committee heads.

30.08.2020 - 07:59 [ NPR.org ]

Director Of National Intelligence Cancels Verbal Election Security Briefings

In a joint statement released Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Congress had been set for briefings on election security in mid-September. But briefings for members of Congress, including the House and Senate intelligence committees, by Ratcliffe’s office have now been called off, they said.

„This is a shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed, and a betrayal of the public’s right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy,“ Pelosi and Schiff said in the statement.

27.08.2020 - 21:48 [ Cenk Uygur / Twitter ]

As usual @SpeakerPelosi with an idiotic point that @JoeBiden shouldn’t debate Trump. That feeds into everything Trump has said about Biden. It would make him look scared and hiding. She is worst strategist of my lifetime. Biden should go into debates and make the Democratic case!

26.08.2020 - 06:55 [ New York Times ]

Pompeo Delivers R.N.C. Speech From Israel, With Eye Toward 2024

No sitting secretary of state had previously addressed a national political convention in at least 75 years.

22.08.2020 - 07:59 [ Klagepaten.eu ]

Neues Musterschreiben: kein PCR Test an meinem Schulkind!

Heute können wir Ihnen ein weiteres Hilfsmittel für unsere Bemühungen zum Schutz Ihrer Kinder zur Verfügung stellen. Dieses, von einem Rechtsanwalt ausgearbeitete Schreiben, soll Ihr Kind vor einem willkürlichen PCR Test in der Schule schützen.

22.08.2020 - 07:55 [ Mutigmacher.org ]

Die Idee

Warum aber fällt es vielen Menschen schwer, die Wahrheit auszusprechen – gerade und insbesondere dann, wenn diese der öffentlichen Meinung entgegensteht?

Aus unserer Sicht spielen hier zwei Faktoren eine wesentliche Rolle: Die Angst vor Verlust der eigenen Reputation und des sozialen Umfelds einerseits und die Angst vor dem finanziellen Absturz zum Beispiel durch Verlust des Arbeitsplatzes andererseits.

Genau an dieser Stelle setzen wir als Mutigmacher an:
Du möchtest endlich deinem Gewissen folgen und bisher unbekannte Fakten in die Öffentlichkeit bringen? Dann melde dich bitte bei uns! In einem persönlichen Gespräch, bei dem selbstverständlich absolute Vertraulichkeit herrscht, finden wir gemeinsam heraus, an welcher Stelle wir dich unterstützen und dich mutig machen können. Du bist sehr wichtig für eine bessere Welt! Wir freuen uns, dich unterstützen zu können!

19.08.2020 - 08:39 [ Washington Post ]

Canada’s embarrassing governor general should resign — and no one should replace her

A Canada with more self-confidence would have the courage to revisit its governor general entirely on its own terms. If the country is truly the beacon of principled democratic liberalism it so often claims, eliminating a failed, undemocratic office should hardly be painful.

19.08.2020 - 01:58 [ theHill.com ]

Postmaster general says he’s pausing changes ‚until after the election‘

The postmaster general said retail hours at post offices will remain unchanged, mail processing equipment and collection boxes will not be removed and no mail processing facilities will be closed.

On top of that, DeJoy said the agency will employ “stand-by resources,” beginning Oct. 1, “to satisfy any unforeseen demand” surrounding the elections.

16.08.2020 - 05:53 [ USA Today ]

Trump says he will look ‚very strongly‘ at granting pardon to whistleblower Edward Snowden

In the interview, Trump justified talk of a pardon by again complaining about an FBI investigation into links between his campaign and Russians who sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. He said it was unfair that people like ex-FBI Director James Comey are free while Snowden is in legal limbo.

16.08.2020 - 05:47 [ Tagesschau.de ]

US-Whistleblower im Exil: Trump will Begnadigung von Snowden prüfen

Er sei nicht besonders vertraut mit der Angelegenheit, räumte Trump bei einer Pressekonferenz in seinem Golfclub in Bedminster ein. „Aber ich werde mir das ansehen“, so Trump auf die Frage eines Journalisten.

13.08.2020 - 15:46 [ yna.co.kr ]

S. Korean trade minister promotes campaign pledges as new WTO head online

(12.08.2020)

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, a candidate for the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has accelerated her online campaign as the new coronavirus pandemic has limited face-to-face campaigning

08.08.2020 - 15:48 [ QUERDENKEN 711 - Wir für das Grundgesetz / Youtube ]

Angebot: Deeskalationsteams für die Presse

Damit eine vollständige, unparteiische und wahrheitsgemäße Berichterstattung möglich ist, bieten wir Journalisten ab sofort an, Deeskalationsteams an ihre Seite zu stellen.

Diese Teams sind psychologisch erfahren, begleiten Euch durch die Demos und vermitteln bei Konflikten.

06.08.2020 - 21:47 [ Leafy / Twitter ]

There are activists sleeping in tents at Balfour Street Jerusalem #Israel & also at the indipendence Park. I’m letting someone use my shower because they don’t have these facilities at their camp. #Israel #democracy #Balfour #سلمية

05.08.2020 - 07:57 [ Firefox Browser Addons ]

Anon browser

Randomize key browser attributes to avoid fingerprinting and user tracking.
The attributes such as user-agent are altered just enough to have different values at each request while minimizing the impact on the browsing experience.

29.07.2020 - 11:46 [ Newschannel10.com ]

Hospital coronavirus data to go to HHS before CDC, HHS confirms

(15.07.2020)

Hospital data on coronavirus patients will no longer be sent straight to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, it will go to the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS, which is the parent agency of the CDC, confirmed the news Tuesday. It was first reported by the New York Times.

HHS says the CDC’s database is inadequate to store and process the necessary information.

28.07.2020 - 00:16 [ New York Post ]

Trump picks antiwar favorite Douglas Macgregor to be German ambassador

Macgregor is a favorite among Trump supporters who want to pull US troops from the Mideast and Afghanistan. As ambassador, he would oversee Trump’s plan to slash the substantial US troop presence in Germany.

27.07.2020 - 20:07 [ SproutWired.com ]

Rep. Nunes on solution source for anti-Trump Steele dossier: ‘expanded our investigation’ into Brookings Institute

House Intelligence Committee Position Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., instructed “Sunday Early morning Futures” in an distinctive job interview that “we’ve now expanded our investigation, full-blown investigation, into the Brookings Institute.”

26.07.2020 - 20:35 [ 24News.tv ]

Israel: Gyms reopen under parliamentary panel ruling defying gov’t

Most sports facilities were ordered shut on July 17 following a government vote on a package of measures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

However, on Thursday, the Knesset panel supervising the country’s coronavirus response voted to strike this restriction down

21.07.2020 - 20:35 [ NPR.org ]

Tammy Duckworth’s Stock Rises As A Possible VP Choice After High-Profile Weeks

In combat and in Congress, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth has seen a lot of firsts.

She was the first female soldier to lose both her legs in the Iraq War. She was the first Thai American woman elected to Congress. And she was the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

Now she may become the first Asian American woman nominated to be vice president for a major party in the United States.

13.07.2020 - 15:31 [ ZDF ]

Niedersachsens Innenminister – Pistorius für „Racial Profiling“-Studie

Es sollte eine Studie zu rassistischen Polizeikontrollen in Deutschland werden, doch Innenminister Seehofer lehnte ab. Nun plädiert sein niedersächsischer Kollege Pistorius dafür.

05.07.2020 - 19:06 [ ORF.at ]

Algerien fordert von Frankreich Entschuldigung für Kolonialzeit

Am Freitag waren in Algerien die Schädel von 24 algerischen Unabhängigkeitskämpfern angekommen, die während der Kolonialzeit enthauptet worden waren. Paris hatte sich bereiterklärt, die Überreste der Widerstandskämpfer nach Algerien zu schicken, was als eine Geste der Annäherung zwischen den beiden Ländern gesehen wurde.

01.07.2020 - 18:21 [ .axios.com ]

Florida is „not going back“ on reopening, governor says

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters on Tuesday that the state will not reinstate restrictions or close businesses to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.

01.07.2020 - 08:25 [ Tagesschau.de ]

UN-Sicherheitsrat: Gute Chancen für Corona-Resolution

Bis zum Nachmittag deutscher Zeit könnten die Mitglieder des mächtigsten UN-Gremiums über einen Entwurf der französischen und tunesischen Vertretung abstimmen. Er unterstützt vor allem die Forderung von UN-Generalsekretär Guterres nach einer globalen Waffenruhe während der Pandemie.

17.06.2020 - 08:02 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Exclusive: Private schools set to ignore Government and open in September ‚come what may‘

A governor at one of the country’s leading private schools said headteachers were „furious“ with ministers over their dithering, adding that schools „could have legally and safely opened this term“.

He said: „We have had enough. We will definitely open in September using our own hygiene measures, our own risk-based assessment of social distancing and our own test and trace system.

„There is no confidence left in the Government, given their failed promises. All schools should do the same.“

16.06.2020 - 12:34 [ NBC Sports ]

Roger Goodell “encourages” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick

Backroom deals get made all the time in the NFL. Teams always want something, from a Super Bowl to a draft to anything and everything else that the league office has the authority and discretion to dispense. If the league office wants Kaepernick on a team, the league office can make it happen, quickly.

12.06.2020 - 04:04 [ NBC News ]

Louisville city council unanimously pass ‚Breonna’s Law‘ to ban no-knock warrants

The unanimously passed ordinance, which still needs to be approved by the mayor, bans any search warrant that does not require police to announce themselves and their purpose at the premises. It requires any Louisville Metro Police Department or Metro law enforcement to knock and wait a minimum of 15 seconds for a response.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer vowed to pass the ban as “soon as it hits my desk.”

09.06.2020 - 21:43 [ Kendall Taggart, investigative reporter @BuzzFeedNews / Twitter ]

Just now the New York State Senate officially passed the bill to repeal 50a — the 1970s law used to keep police disciplinary records secret. It’s hard to underscore just how unlikely this seemed only a few weeks ago

09.06.2020 - 21:37 [ New York Senate / Twitter ]

#NYSenate Bill S8496, sponsored by Senator @jamaaltbailey , passed 40-22 (unofficial). Relates to the disclosure of law enforcement disciplinary records; and to repeal section 50-a of the civil rights law relating thereto:

07.06.2020 - 11:22 [ HowieCarrShow.com ]

82-year-old Air Force veteran body-slammed for holding Trump sign calls in (and gets surprise call from DJT Jr!)

(05.06.2020)

Charlie Chase, an 82-year-old Air Force veteran, calls in to discuss his run-in with a Trump-Derangement-Syndrome addled moon bat in Fall River, MA. Mid-way through the interview, Donald Trump Jr. calls in to surprise Charlie. Don’t miss this heartwarming interview.

05.06.2020 - 15:24 [ Common Dreams ]

ACLU Sues Trump Over ‚Shameless, Unconstitutional, Unprovoked, and Frankly Criminal‘ Assault on Peaceful Protesters

A coalition of civil rights groups including the ACLU of the District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and other federal officials over the brutal police assault on peaceful demonstrators near the White House Monday that cleared the way for the president’s photo-op at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

05.06.2020 - 02:39 [ LA Times ]

Curfews lifted throughout L.A. and Southern California as peaceful demonstrations continue

Before the announcement of the order’s cancellation, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villaneuva said his agency would not enforce a curfew.

05.06.2020 - 01:22 [ Washington Post ]

Civil liberties groups sue Trump, Barr for forcefully removing Lafayette Square protesters

n a federal lawsuit, the groups asserted that U.S. and military police officers’ use of horses, batons, shields and riot control agents — including pepper spray, smoke canisters and rubber or plastic projectiles — violated largely peaceful protesters’ constitutional rights of free speech and assembly 30 minutes before a citywide curfew took effect Monday.

The suit — which also names Attorney General William P. Barr as a defendant — was brought by the ACLU of the District of Columbia, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

05.06.2020 - 01:15 [ Politico.com ]

Esper orders hundreds of troops from 82nd Airborne home from D.C. area

He initially ordered them home on Wednesday after a night of more peaceful protests in the nation’s capital, but reversed course later in the day and planned to keep them in the area for another 24 hours after further analysis, the official said.

The second reversal comes as White House aides made clear their irritation with Esper for declaring his opposition to deploying active-duty troops to quash recent unrest just two days after President Donald Trump threatened to do so. Officials say the Defense secretary is on thin ice with the president.

03.06.2020 - 17:02 [ the Hill ]

Pentagon chief does not support invoking Insurrection Act

„I’ve always believed and continue to believe that the National Guard is best suited for performing domestic support to civil authorities in these situations in support of local law enforcement,“ Esper said at a news conference Wednesday.

„I say this not only as secretary of Defense, but also as a former soldier and a former member of the National Guard, the option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations,“ he added. „We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.“

03.06.2020 - 14:39 [ Boots Riley / Twitter ]

We should demand that every TV show and movie in production that has a police and/or pentagon or intelligence agency “advisor“ on it must fire those “advisors“ immediately they’re a huge part of the probl

03.06.2020 - 07:25 [ the Hill ]

DC National Guard asks for investigation into use of helicopter to target protesters

„Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, District of Columbia National Guard Commanding General, has directed an investigation into a June 1 low-flying maneuver conducted by one of our rotary aviation assets,“ D.C. National Guard spokeswoman Air Force Lt. Col. Brooke Davis told The Hill in a statement.

„Our highest priority is the safety of our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen who support civil authorities as they perform their duties,” the spokeswoman continued. “This is our home, and we are dedicated to the safety and security of our fellow citizens of the District and their right to safely and peacefully protest.“

02.06.2020 - 21:33 [ Richard E. Stone, City Univ. BA & MA;Gov't worker / Twitter ]

The NYPD is run by an illegal union, the Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Have the city stop empowering it by refusing to deduct their dues money from cop’s paychecks every pay period. And, ban union delegates from station houses.

01.06.2020 - 23:28 [ WAVE 3 News ]

LMPD Chief Conrad fired amid mounting civil unrest

An emotional Fischer announced Monday that there was no officer body camera video of the shooting.

“That lack of institutional failure will not be tolerated,” Fischer said as he announced Conrad’s termination, effective immediately. Robert Schroeder will serve as interim police chief.

01.06.2020 - 06:52 [ whsv.com ]

Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls for them to reopen

(22.05.2020)

President Donald Trump on Friday labeled churches and other houses of worship as “essential“ and called on governors nationwide to let them reopen this weekend even though some areas remain under coronavirus lockdown.

The president threatened to “override” governors who defy him, but it was unclear what authority he has to do so.

27.05.2020 - 21:07 [ CNN ]

Trump tweet throws House vote on government surveillance powers into doubt

The request to shelve the vote was the latest hurdle for legislation reauthorizing authorities from the 2001 Patriot Act that’s been squeezed both by FISA opponents who have pushed for more civil liberties protections and by the President and his allies furious over the role of the FISA court in the Russia investigation and the misconduct with warrants obtained on former Trump adviser Carter Page.

„I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!“ Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening.

27.05.2020 - 19:42 [ New York Times ]

Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans.

(26.05.2020)

The Pentagon is expected to try to persuade a commander in chief who has made clear his desire to end America’s involvement in what he has criticized as “endless wars” — and who has regularly surprised the military with his decisions.

27.05.2020 - 19:38 [ theDailyBeast.com ]

Trump Appears to Announce Withdrawal From Afghanistan on Twitter

President Trump has apparently confirmed reports from earlier in the week that he wants to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan in time for Election Day. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump was keen on a plan to bring forces home by November because it would likely give a boost to his campaign.

14.05.2020 - 23:17 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Rand Paul: „Vice President Biden Is Guilty Of Using Government To Go After A Political Opponent“

Sen. Rand Paul called for acting Director of National Intelligence Rick Grenell to testify about a list of Obama administration officials, including Obama and Biden, involved in the „unmasking“ of then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s communications after the 2016 election.

Speaking to members of the press, Paul also said he wanted testimony from the officials on the list, including James Comey and James Clapper.

14.05.2020 - 23:00 [ AJC.com ]

‘He knew everything’: Trump demands that Obama testify in Flynn case

“Here is the concern: If you don’t have a national security reason, you’re basically spying on a political opponent,” the South Carolina Republican said on the news show.

“What is the national security reason to unmask Gen. Flynn in transition? I can’t think of one. But, I do believe, given their behavior, they’re looking to get rid of Flynn and if they used our intelligence apparatus to basically act on a political vendetta, that’s chilling to every American and would be very wrong.”

14.05.2020 - 06:02 [ France24.com ]

New resolution on immediate global ceasefire presented to UN Security Council

The new resolution was proposed Tuesday during a teleconference held behind closed doors and organized by Estonia, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council. The resolution was submitted in the afternoon.

One of the diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said China declared in the meeting that it backed swift action in the council.

14.05.2020 - 05:54 [ ZDF ]

UN-Sicherheitsrat – Corona-Resolution: Deutsche Kompromiss-Idee

Der nun von Deutschland vorgeschlagene Text konzentriert sich auf das eigentliche Kernanliegen der Resolution: Die Unterstützung von UN-Generalsekretär António Guterres bei seiner bereits etwa sieben Wochen alten Forderung nach einer weltweiten Waffenruhe in der Pandemie. Auf die WHO wird demnach nicht eingegangen.

08.05.2020 - 10:35 [ Esther Bejarano & VVN-BdA e​.​V. / Change.org ]

8. Mai zum Feiertag machen! Was 75 Jahre nach Befreiung vom Faschismus getan werden muss!

Ich überlebte als Mitglied des „Mädchenorchesters“ das deutsche Vernichtungslager Auschwitz und konnte vor 75 Jahren auf dem Todesmarsch der Häftlinge des KZ-Ravensbrück der SS entkommen. Ich bin Vorsitzende des Auschwitz-Komitees in der BRD e.V und Ehrenpräsidentin der Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes -Bund der Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten.

Ich fordere: Der 8. Mai muss ein Feiertag werden! Ein Tag, an dem die Befreiung der Menschheit vom NS-Regime gefeiert werden kann. Das ist überfällig seit sieben Jahrzehnten. Und hilft vielleicht, endlich zu begreifen, dass der 8. Mai 1945 der Tag der Befreiung war, der Niederschlagung des NS-Regimes.

02.05.2020 - 12:40 [ CNN ]

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a new executive order on Friday that will allow some types of work — including construction, real estate and outdoor work — to resume next Thursday

02.05.2020 - 12:33 [ UpperMichigansSource.com ]

Michigan House and Senate will not extend emergency declaration

The step came as hundreds of conservative activists, including some who were openly carrying rifles, returned to the Capitol to denounce her stay-at-home order.

Whitmer wanted lawmakers to extend her emergency declaration by 28 days. It expires late Thursday.

02.05.2020 - 12:18 [ Fox News / Youtube ]

Tensions escalate in California: Cities file lawsuits against Gov. Newsom

People protest state’s stay-at-home orders; William La Jeunesse reports.

01.05.2020 - 10:18 [ LA Times ]

This California county might defy the state and lift stay-at-home order Friday

Modoc County, in the northeastern corner of California, is one of the least-populated counties in the state, with fewer than 9,000 residents. It plans to allow all businesses, schools and churches to reopen starting Friday, as long as people stay six feet apart, according to a statement signed by the county health officer, sheriff-coroner, chair of the Board of Supervisors, and other county officials.

01.05.2020 - 10:14 [ the Hill ]

California county to defy statewide stay-at-home order, allow businesses to reopen

Modoc County, Calif. — sparsely populated and located in the northeast corner of the state — is planning on reopening schools, hair salons, churches, restaurants and its lone movie theater on Friday, in direct defiance of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) statewide stay-at-home order.

01.05.2020 - 10:13 [ LA Times ]

Huntington Beach mounts legal fight against Newsom closure of O.C. beaches

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Thursday night during an emergency session to seek an injunction against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order to close Orange County beaches.

27.04.2020 - 22:05 [ NBC News ]

Trump tells advisers U.S. should pull troops as Afghanistan COVID-19 outbreak looms

„There is concern from a variety of places that we could leave Afghanistan,“ one senior U.S. official said, pointing to concerns voiced by U.S. allies, members of Congress and U.S. military officials.

27.04.2020 - 19:47 [ Coronawahnsinn.at ]

Jetzt reicht‘s! – Allianz gegen den Corona-Wahnsinn

Die Bürger haben ein Recht auf Freiheit, Sicherheit und Planbarkeit ihres Lebens!

Daher fordern die Unterzeichner dieser Petition von der Bundesregierung die Rückkehr zur echten Normalität durch die Umsetzung folgender Maßnahmen:

Gesundheit – Gezielter Schutz für Risikogruppen und medizinisches Personal

– Konsequenter Schutz der vom Coronavirus besonders gefährdeten Gruppen und volle Betreuung in allen Lebensbereichen – vom Arbeitsmarkt über medizinische Leistungen bis hin zur Lebensmittelversorgung

– Sicherung der medizinischen Vollversorgung für alle Menschen in Österreich unabhängig von Corona

– Effektiver Schutz des Personals in Gesundheitsberufen durch Schutzausrüstung – den Besuch von Angehörigen in Krankenhäusern und Pflegeheimen wieder möglich machen

Freiheit und Recht – Volle Achtung der Verfassung und der Grundrechte

– Sofortige Rücknahme aller verfassungsrechtlich bedenklichen Gesetze, Verordnungen und Erlässe und Verfall aller Anzeigen und Strafen, die auf Basis unklarer Rechtsvorschriften verhängt wurden

– Aufhebung aller freiheitsbeschränkenden Maßnahmen, insbesondere von Ausgangsbeschränkungen, Einschränkungen der Erwerbsfreiheit und der Reisefreiheit sowie des privaten Lebens

– Auslaufen aller gesetzlichen Sonderermächtigungen für die Regierung bereits vor dem Sommer

27.04.2020 - 19:15 [ Los Angeles Times ]

California faces mounting pressure to ease stay-at-home rules, at least in some areas

There has been a growing movement from politicians in some rural or less urbanized parts of the state to request an easing of the rules, arguing that the situation there is not as severe as hot spots like Los Angeles County and Silicon Valley.

The latest request to Newsom comes from elected officials in Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Yuba, Sutter and Colusa counties in Northern California.

24.04.2020 - 12:01 [ DemocratAndChronicle.com ]

Coronavirus: New York to investigate nursing homes, who point finger back at state

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday launched an investigation into nursing homes‘ conduct during the COVID-19 outbreak, which has left more than 3,500 residents of long-term care facilities dead since the start of March.

The state Department of Health and Attorney General Letitia James will co-lead the investigation, which will focus on whether nursing homes and adult-care facilities appropriately followed state law and regulation as the coronavirus went on its torrid spread in New York.

23.04.2020 - 20:38 [ Politicshome.com ]

Senior Tory MPs demand ‘step-by-step’ plan to end coronavirus lockdown within weeks

Leading figures from the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers met on Wednesday night to express their concern amid growing pressure for ministers to map a route out of the wide-ranging restrictions on normal life.

They said that the damage being done to the economy by the lockdown could potentially be more damaging to the UK in the long run than Covid-19.

23.04.2020 - 20:28 [ Politicshome.com ]

Nicola Stugeon promises ‚grown up conversation‘ with voters as she unveils Scottish government plans for easing lockdown

And it says the Scottish Government will likely keep in force bans on large gatherings – such as at public events and pubs – “for some time to come”.

It sets out six principles that will guide Scottish ministers in lifting measures, promising to make decisions that are “safe”, “lawful”, “evidence-based”, “fair & ethical”, “clear”, “realistic” and “collective”.

22.04.2020 - 00:36 [ News Poster / Twitter ]

Brandenburg bleibt bei Absage an Maskenpflicht

Brandenburg plant auch nach der Entscheidung des Berliner Senats keine Maskenpflicht für den öffentlichen Nahverkehr. „Berlin ist einen anderen Weg gegangen“,
(…)

18.04.2020 - 10:52 [ Jennifer Rubin, @WashingtonPost / Twitter ]

Cuomo: If you want to blame someone and fire someone for bade projections then fire CDC, WH coronavirus task force and Navarro who had huge projections

(17-04.2020)

16.04.2020 - 19:08 [ the Hill ]

Libertarians view Amash as potential 2020 game changer for party

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), who briefly ran in the 2020 GOP primary against Trump, said he believes Amash would be a viable candidate who could pull voters from the left and the right.

„You look at the fastest growth out there in the political field, it’s on the independent side, it’s not with a traditional Republican or Democrat,” Sanford said.

16.04.2020 - 13:06 [ Süddeutsche.de ]

Trump droht dem Kongress mit einer Zwangspause

Der US-Präsident verurteilte die bisherige Praxis, den Kongressbetrieb durch Pro-Forma-Sitzungen, bei denen keine Abgeordnete oder Senatoren anwesend seien, aufrechtzuerhalten. Dies sei eine „Vernachlässigung der Pflichten, die sich das amerikanische Volk in dieser Krise nicht leisten kann“, sagte Trump. Er sprach von „Betrug“.

16.04.2020 - 12:54 [ theHill.com ]

Trump threatens to adjourn both chambers of Congress

Lawmakers in both chambers are not expected to return to the Capitol until May 4 but both the House and Senate have been conducting pro forma sessions in the meantime. Those sessions prevent Trump from making recess appointments.

„The current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people can not afford during this crisis,“ he said. „It is a scam, what they do. It’s a scam. And everybody knows it and it’s been that way for a long time.“

13.04.2020 - 18:47 [ Axios.com ]

Andrew Cuomo says he wants to reopen New York „as soon as possible“

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) told a briefing Sunday he’s coordinating with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut on when to ease coronavirus restrictions, adding he wants to reopen nonessential businesses and public places „as soon as possible.“

13.04.2020 - 10:20 [ ORF.at ]

EU: Regierungsbeteiligungen gegen China-Übernahmen

Einem Bericht der „Financial Times“ („FT“) zufolge fordert die EU-Kommissarin für Wettbewerb, Margrethe Vestager, die Mitgliedsländer auf, Anteile an Unternehmen zu kaufen, um der Bedrohung durch chinesische Übernahmen entgegenzuwirken.

12.04.2020 - 23:10 [ DSA, Democratic Socialists of America / Twitter ]

We are not endorsing @JoeBiden .

08.04.2020 - 16:41 [ Communist Party of Irrael ]

Hadash MK Ofer Cassif Denounces Racist Attacks on Ultra-Orthodox

A leading member of the Communist Party of Israel, Joint List MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) has denounced the growing number of attacks voiced in recent days against Israel’s ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) population, which has been hit hardest by the coronavirus, partially due to a small minority in the sector’s refusal to comply with the Health Ministry guidelines. “The guidelines must be followed. The hatred for the ultra-Orthodox must be denounced and extracted from within us, like all racism,” said Cassif.

08.04.2020 - 14:34 [ Ted Lieu, Mitglied des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

The more we learn, the clearer it becomes that Captain Brett Crozier should be reinstated. He was executing his command responsibility of protecting his personnel. And he was right. I urge Secretary @EsperDoD to give Capt Crozier back his command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

07.04.2020 - 09:12 [ Tagesschau ]

Abstimmung trotz Corona-Krise: Polens Parlament stimmt für Briefwahl

Die Präsidentschaftswahl in Polen soll wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie als reine Briefwahl abgehalten werden. Die Regierungspartei Recht und Gerechtigkeit (PiS) verabschiedete mit ihrer Mehrheit im Unterhaus eine entsprechende Änderung des Wahlgesetzes. Die Oppositionsparteien im Sejm hatten vergebens gegen das Vorhaben Front gemacht und eine deutliche Verschiebung der für den 10. Mai geplanten Wahl gefordert.

06.04.2020 - 18:05 [ CNN ]

How a pandemic prepares us for exploring and living on Mars

COSPAR has a planetary protection policy (PDF) ensuring that the world’s space agencies protect the safety of our planet as well as any that we explore.
„The Planetary Protection Requirements are an international NATO treaty, ratified by COSPAR,“ said Moogega Cooper, Planetary Protection Lead Engineer for NASA’s Perseverance rover mission. „It’s an international policy that we have to abide by. Agencies around the world have to make sure their hardware and their spacecraft is clean enough.“

05.04.2020 - 11:46 [ Charlie Kirk / Twitter ]

Why do you think Democrats are fighting so hard for Mail-In voting in November? Because there’s no way to verify someone’s identity RT if we should implement NATIONAL Voter ID before the November election!

05.04.2020 - 11:19 [ RealClearPolitics.com ]

Trump Opposes Mail-In Voting In November: „I Think A Lot Of People Cheat“

President Donald Trump said during Friday’s coronavirus task force press conference that he would oppose the idea of using mail-in ballots in the November 2020 election, saying it would allow people to „cheat.“ He also added that Voter ID is „the real deal.“

„I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting,“ Trump said. „I think people should vote with Voter ID. I think Voter ID is very important, and the reason they don’t want Voter ID is because they tend to cheat.“

05.04.2020 - 10:59 [ theHill.com ]

Wisconsin Republicans say they will ask Supreme Court to block extended absentee voting

(04.04.2020)

The Wisconsin Republican Party has requested that the U.S. Supreme Court block extended absentee voting in the state’s presidential primary scheduled for Tuesday.

Many other states who were supposed to have primaries in April have rescheduled them for a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Wisconsin is still slated to go through with its election as planned.

04.04.2020 - 14:32 [ courier-journal.com ]

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear calls on 3M to release patent for N95 respirator amid pandemic

Gov. Andy Beshear wants multinational company 3M to release its patent for the N95 respirator — a desperately needed type of protective gear that’s difficult to get during the coronavirus pandemic — so that more manufacturers can start making it.

04.04.2020 - 13:57 [ theNational.ae ]

Coronavirus: face masks bound for Canada and Germany diverted to US

The delivery from mask manufacturer 3M was shipped from China and reloaded in Bangkok before it was to be transported to Germany by air freight. However, in Bangkok, the shipment was suddenly „redirected“ to the US, Berlin police confirmed.

04.04.2020 - 10:07 [ theHill.com ]

Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves

The White House said the order is intended to prevent “war profiteers” from hoarding supplies to generate foreign demand and then exporting the goods, and that it will not interfere with the ability of manufacturers to export personal protection equipment (PPE) “when doing so is consistent with United States policy.”

04.04.2020 - 10:03 [ ORF.at ]

USA stoppen Export medizinischer Schutzausrüstung

Trump betonte zugleich, wenn bestimmte Länder wie etwa Spanien große Probleme hätten und längerfristige Bestellungen aufgegeben hätten, werde er solche Lieferungen nicht stoppen. Das wäre unfair, sagte der Präsident. Spanien ist wie die USA auch schwer von der Coronavirus-Krise getroffen.

03.04.2020 - 20:08 [ Yahoo.com ]

Dutch PM prefers a ‚gift‘ to a loan for European coronavirus support

He said he would also prefer setting up a new support fund rather than having countries use the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).

„If you do (support) from the ESM, then it’s a loan and a loan must be paid back,“ he said. „If you do it as a gift, then it’s: ‚Listen, you guys have been hit hard, but together with a number of wealthier countries, we’re prepared to bear the direct costs of the coronavirus crisis‘.“

02.04.2020 - 17:08 [ DutchNews.nl ]

Dutch propose EU corona medical fund, will contribute up to €1bn

The Netherlands has proposed establishing an EU emergency fund to cover the immediate health costs associated with the coronavirus outbreak and, according to Trouw, is prepared to contribute around €1bn.

The fund, prime minister Mark Rutte said during Wednesday’s debate in parliament, would be filled by contributions by member states and would be a ‘gift to those in need’ rather than a loan or a guarantee.

02.04.2020 - 12:32 [ theHill.com ]

Trump resists pressure to declare nationwide stay-at-home order

President Trump is holding back on declaring a nationwide stay-at-home order, even as some governors resist imposing restrictions that Trump’s top public health officials say are needed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The president has been reluctant to wade into matters he argues are better left to governors.

30.03.2020 - 08:35 [ Tagesschau ]

Corona-Krise: Laschet will über Exit-Strategie nachdenken

In einem Gastbeitrag für die „Welt am Sonntag“ widerspricht er seiner Parteifreundin und Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel klar und deutlich.

„Der Satz, es sei zu früh, über eine Exit-Strategie nachzudenken, ist falsch“, schreibt der CDU-Politiker und Bewerber für den Parteivorsitz. „Wir müssen schon jetzt die Zeit in den Blick nehmen, in der die rigiden Maßnahmen erste Wirkung zeigen.“

28.03.2020 - 13:10 [ FAZ Politik / Twitter ]

Frankreichs Präsident heizt die Debatte über „Corona-Bonds“ an, die das Risiko von Krediten auf alle EU-Staaten verteilen sollen. Die Summe sei „zweitrangig“, es sei wichtig, ein Zeichen zu setzen, sagte Macron – trotz der „Zurückhaltung“ Deutschlands

28.03.2020 - 13:06 [ ORF.at ]

Macron fordert EU zum gemeinsamen Agieren gegen Corona-Krise auf

Die EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs hatten sich am Donnerstagabend trotz stundenlanger Diskussionen nicht auf finanzpolitische Krisenhilfen einigen können. Frankreich, Italien, Spanien und andere Ländern fordern die gemeinsame Aufnahme von Schulden, beißen damit aber bei Deutschland, den Niederlanden und anderen auf Granit.

25.03.2020 - 03:45 [ CNN ]

Trump doubles down on Easter timeline to re-open US

CNN’s Kaitlin Collins pressed President Donald Trump on his comments about hoping to re-open the US by Easter, a date that few health experts believe will be sufficient in containing the spread of coronavirus.

24.03.2020 - 00:17 [ Jeremy Diamond, @CNN White House Correspondent / Twitter ]

Trump explains the below tweet: “It seems that there could be a little bit of nasty language toward the Asian Americans in our country.” “I don’t like that at all,” Trump says

23.03.2020 - 23:12 [ CNN ]

Trump itching to scale back social distancing after 15 day-period, aides say

„The President is right, the cure can’t be worse than the disease, and we’re going to have to make some difficult tradeoffs,“ Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Monday on Fox News. „I spoke with the President about this very subject late last evening, so we’ll be looking at a number of different things. Let’s give it another week.“

23.03.2020 - 10:29 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!

23.03.2020 - 10:27 [ Fox News ]

Trump hints possibility of less-restrictive approach in coronavirus fight

President Trump tweeted Sunday that his administration will reassess its response to the coronavirus outbreak at the end of the 15-day period that calls on Americans to limit their normal behaviors in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

20.03.2020 - 17:57 [ Saskia Esken, Vorsitzende der @spdde / Twitter ]

Ist das jetzt der Wettbewerb um die entschlossenste Ordnungspolitik? Ich bin überzeugt: Als freiheitliche Gesellschaft brauchen wir keine #Ausgangssperre. Die meisten Menschen verhalten sich vernünftig, verantwortungsvoll und solidarisch. Das sollten wir nicht gefährden!

17.03.2020 - 21:12 [ CNBC Now / Twitter ]

Dow rebounds more than 1,000 points as Trump seeks $1 trillion in stimulus for coronavirus fight

17.03.2020 - 21:09 [ Fox News ]

Trump wants to send Americans checks ‘immediately’ in response to coronavirus, Mnuchin says

“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Mnuchin said during a press briefing from the White House. “Americans need cash now, the president wants to get cash now. I mean now—in the next few weeks.”

17.03.2020 - 21:06 [ Washington Post ]

White House expresses support for making immediate cash payments to Americans as part of coronavirus stimulus package

“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Tuesday. “And I mean now, in the next two weeks.”

12.03.2020 - 00:06 [ Plain Ol' Johnny Graz / Twitter ]

Dear Bernie: Now’s the time to say FUCK THIS SHIT and run as an independent. NOW. If you had done this in 2016, you’d be running for your second term. The Dems will NEVER let you win, and we can’t wait another 4 years. Sincerely, The „US“ is #NotMeUs

(February 4th, 2020)

08.03.2020 - 14:57 [ Noga Tarnopolsky / Twitter ]

The Joint List in a gesture towards Gantz: MK @AidaTuma says „I think there’s no need for a law of return. Whoever [Palestinian Arab citizens] wanted to return are already here.“ #boom

08.03.2020 - 14:48 [ Noga Tarnopolsky / Twitter ]

#BOOM: Gantz in message to Ayman Odeh: „We would never dare to say that the votes of 20% of Israeli citizens are worth less.“ The Joint List chairman has demanded Gantz retract his statement, copied from Netanyahu, about forming a government with a majority.

05.03.2020 - 18:23 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Not sure if I mentioned this recently — I think I did, but just in case: the Democratic establishment is shit, and the only way meaningful progress is possible in the US is if it’s uprooted and destroyed:

03.03.2020 - 15:28 [ Democracy Now ]

WATCH: Super Tuesday 2020 Coverage with Democracy Now! & The Intercept

Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Juan González and Nermeen Shaikh will be joined by The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill and others to host a rolling roundtable discussion with guests across the country, reporting real-time results and analysis as polls close in 14 states.

03.03.2020 - 09:42 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

The Democratic establishment is shit and the only way meaningful, fundamental progress is possible in US politics is if it’s uprooted and destroyed.

27.02.2020 - 01:39 [ theHill.com ]

Pelosi says she’d be comfortable with Sanders at top of ticket

The congresswoman was asked the question as she was leaving a closed-door meeting in the House basement Wednesday morning.

She replied with one word: „Yes.“

25.02.2020 - 13:43 [ Politico.com ]

The Case for Closing the Pentagon

The Defense Department is long overdue for a 21st century overhaul. That would mean budget cuts far beyond what any 2020 candidates are proposing.

24.02.2020 - 21:17 [ Ben Norton / Twitter ]

The CIA has for decades armed right-wing death squads and trained them „to kidnap, assassinate, blackmail and dupe civilians.“ (Even The Washington Post itself admitted this.) The CIA should be abolished. It would be a huge step toward actual world peace.

24.02.2020 - 20:34 [ Politico.com ]

Sanders once urged abolishing CIA

(22.02.2016)

The CIA is “a dangerous institution that has got to go,” Sanders told an audience in Vermont in October 1974. He described the agency as a tool of American corporate interests that repeatedly toppled democratically elected leaders — including, he said, Mosaddegh. The agency was accountable to no one, he fumed, “except right-wing lunatics who use it to prop up fascist dictatorships.”

At the time, the 33-year-old socialist was running for U.S. Senate on the ticket of the Liberty Union Party, an anti-war group that likened the draft to “a modern form of slavery” and called for reducing the U.S. military in favor of local militias and the Coast Guard.

19.02.2020 - 15:04 [ ZDF ]

Kandidaten für CDU-Vorsitz – Mehr innerparteiliche Demokratie wagen!

Die CDU sollte Norbert Röttgen dankbar sein – mit seiner Kandidatur verhindert er eine Hinterzimmer-Kungelei um den nächsten Vorsitz.

19.02.2020 - 15:02 [ ZDF ]

Künftiger Parteivorsitz – Röttgen für CDU-Mitgliederbefragung

„Ich glaube, dieser Wunsch in der Partei wird immer stärker und hörbarer werden“, sagte er nach einem Treffen mit Parteichefin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin.

19.02.2020 - 13:24 [ APnews.com ]

Bernie Sanders’ campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party released results of its recanvass late Tuesday that show Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in an effective tie.

Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that the campaign has had a representative in contact with the Iowa Democratic Party throughout the recanvass process.

18.02.2020 - 17:06 [ Ukrinform.net ]

Ukraine to raise issue of Russian attack in Donbas at UNSC meeting

According to him, the Ukrainian delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergiy Kyslytsya.

The meeting will start at 22:00 Kyiv time.

In addition, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said he would also raise this issue at the UN Security Council meeting.

13.02.2020 - 16:26 [ Jason Groves, Political Editor of the Daily Mail / Twitter ]

I’m told Dominic Cummings opposed the appointment of Andrew Bailey as Governor of the Bank of England. Outmaneuvered by Javid – adding to the reasons he wanted the Chancellor reined in

13.02.2020 - 16:24 [ Sebastian Payne, @FinancialTimes Whitehall correspondent / Twitter ]

Some chatter from inside the Treasury: one of the reasons Dominic Cummings was angry with Sajid Javid was the Bank of England governor. Cummings wanted Andy Haldane as the candidate most attuned to „levelling up“ but Javid managed to secure it for Andrew Bailey. #reshuffle

12.02.2020 - 13:27 [ Cybertalk.org ]

Tele-voting gets a veto

(03.09.2019)

“We concur with the advice of the DNC’s security experts that there is no tele-caucus system available that meets our standard of security and reliability given the scale needed for the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the current cyber-security climate,” says Tom Perez, Lorraine Miller, and Jim Roosevelt, of the DNC Rules and By-Laws Committee, in a joint statement.

06.02.2020 - 21:00 [ ABC News ]

DNC Chairman Tom Perez calls on the Iowa Democratic Party to ‚immediately‘ begin a recanvass

Polk County Democrats Chairman Sean Bagniewski later confirmed to ABC News that the DNC had been calling precinct chairs and asking for results — meaning the national party committee is actively engaging in calling the leaders of each precinct in order to verify the results.

And one Democratic official was told that the DNC was „taking over“ the accounting. The official said that to their knowledge, this has never happened before.

06.02.2020 - 20:52 [ Tom Perez (Chairman of the DNC) / Twitter ]

Enough is enough. In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.

05.02.2020 - 09:25 [ Mother Jones ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley Boycott Trump’s State of the Union

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), two of the most prominent progressive Democrats in Congress, announced Tuesday that they would protest President Donald Trump by refusing to attend his State of the Union address.

03.02.2020 - 15:51 [ ABC News ]

Bernie’s big gamble: Sanders hopes new voters surprise at Iowa caucuses: ANALYSIS

His philosophy is that boosting turnout in a significant and meaningful way comes not only by exciting existing Democrats, but organizing and rallying nonvoters into Democrats.

His mission and ability to do that has been central to his argument about why he is the best candidate for Democrats in a general election.

23.01.2020 - 10:24 [ Consortium News ]

Consortium News Sends Libel Notices to Canadian Signals Intelligence Agency and Major Television Network

Consortium News has sent libel notices to the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s version of the U.S. National Security Agency, and to a major Canadian television network, Global News, for a report that said Consortium News was “part of a cyber-influence campaign directed by Russia.”

Based on a CSE leak of a secret document, Global News’ website said in a Dec. 10, 2019 article entitled, “‘Canadian eyes only’ intelligence reports say Canadian leaders attacked in cyber campaigns,” that Consortium News led this campaign.

23.01.2020 - 00:27 [ theHill.com ]

Gabbard suing Clinton for defamation over ‚Russian asset‘ comments

In a podcast released in October, Clinton said she thought Republicans were „grooming“ a Democratic presidential candidate for a third-party bid. She also described the candidate as a favorite of the Russians.

Clinton did not name the candidate, but it was clear she was speaking about Gabbard.

20.01.2020 - 13:05 [ Karl Lauterbach ‏/ Twitter ]

@HeikoMaas hat in der Libyen-Konferenz eine grosse Leistung gezeigt. Auch hat er sich klar für die Auflösung der Flüchtlingslager in Libyen positioniert und will nicht wie andere sich über die schnelle Entsendung von deutschen Soldaten profilieren. Danke!

16.01.2020 - 15:35 [ ProgressivesUnite2020.com ]

Progressives Unite 2020

We pledge to make our case to the American people on why our chosen candidate is the best choice to defeat Trump.

We pledge to focus our fight for the nomination against candidates supported by the corporate wing, instead of fighting each other.

We pledge to come together in state caucuses, primaries and conventions from the first vote in Iowa to the last vote at the DNC Convention in Wisconsin to ensure a progressive wins the nomination and America elects a Progressive President!

16.01.2020 - 15:30 [ theHill.com ]

18 progressive groups sign unity pledge amid Sanders-Warren feud

The signers include seven groups who back Sanders’s 2020 presidential bid and two that back Warren’s. The remaining nine groups are either supportive of both candidates, such as Democracy for America, or have not endorsed anyone yet.

16.01.2020 - 15:25 [ BuzzFeedNews.com ]

Progressive Groups Are Uniting To Call For A Truce Between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, And Their Allies

A wide network of groups, including top allies of both candidates, are pushing a progressive unity pledge to stop the camps from “fighting each other.”

12.01.2020 - 17:21 [ Washington Post ]

How Bernie Sanders would upend America’s global role

Sanders’s campaign declined to make him available for an interview.

12.01.2020 - 16:41 [ CBS News ]

Bloomberg says „if it’s Donald Trump vs. Bernie, I would support Bernie“

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would support Senator Bernie Sanders in the general election if Sanders wins the Democratic nomination. Bloomberg, who is campaigning in Texas, said in an interview with CBS News‘ Tim Perry that „the number one thing is to replace Donald Trump.“

„While I certainly would disagree with Bernie on an awful lot of things, if it’s Donald Trump vs. Bernie, I would support Bernie,“ Bloomberg said.

06.01.2020 - 18:59 [ theHill ]

Schiff calls for open hearings on Trump’s Iran actions

Schiff said there’s “absolutely no way” Trump’s threat to retaliate with “disproportionate” attacks, should Iran strike the U.S., reflects Pentagon planning.

“None of that could come out of the Pentagon,” Schiff said.

A Pentagon spokesperson was not immediately available for comment when contacted by The Hill.

04.01.2020 - 14:47 [ BuzzFeedNews.com ]

Sen. Tim Kaine Will Force A Vote On War With Iran

Kaine and other Democrats have long pushed to allow the previous AUMFs to expire and require presidents to get new authorizations from Congress for new and ongoing conflicts. His resolution states that neither of these previous authorizations allows for war with Iran. “[The previous resolutions] do not serve as a specific statutory authorization for war against Iran, and neither authorize any such action,” the resolution states.

01.01.2020 - 19:42 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

New general strike call in #France… ▪️The French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) called on workers to occupy all oil facilites and fuel depots in the country between January 7 and January 10 – Le Monde –

01.01.2020 - 19:34 [ ibtimes.com ]

French Unions Vow No Surrender In Month-long Strike

Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of the France Unbowed (LFI) party, added on Twitter: „These are not (New Year) wishes but a declaration of war to the millions of French who refuse his reform.“

Already another day of mass protests is set for January 9, when teachers, dockers, hospital workers and other public sector employees are expected to join transport workers by striking for the day.

Energy workers have also called for a three-day blockade of the country’s oil refineries and fuel depots starting January 7, raising the spectre of petrol shortages.

31.12.2019 - 20:41 [ Elizabeth Warren, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Trump’s reckless decisions to walk away from the Iran Deal and now to launch airstrikes in Iraq without Iraqi government consent have brought us closer to war and endangered U.S. troops and diplomats. We should end the forever wars, not start new ones.

25.12.2019 - 13:51 [ Tagesschau ]

Reaktion auf Massenproteste: Neues Wahlgesetz im Irak

Im Irak hat das Parlament ein neues Wahlgesetz gebilligt und damit eine zentrale Forderung der Demonstranten erfüllt. Künftig soll es demnach möglich sein, Einzelpersonen seine Stimme zu geben, statt aus Listen Parteien auszuwählen. Außerdem sollen neue Wahlbezirke geschaffen werden.

23.12.2019 - 12:10 [ Huffington Post ]

Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur Running For Katie Hill’s Vacant House Seat

(14.11.2019)

The seat is due to be filled in a special election, a date for which California Gov. Gavin Newson is expected to announce shortly. Given California’s nonpartisan jungle primary system ― in which Republicans, Democrats and independents compete for the top two spots ― Uygur’s candidacy is liable to be a source of anxiety for a Democratic Party establishment eager to hold on to a swing seat the party flipped in 2018.

22.12.2019 - 18:29 [ Sueddeutsche ]

Berateraffäre: Grünen-Politiker stellt Strafanzeige wegen von der Leyens Handy

Der Bundestagsabgeordnete und Verteidigungsexperte Tobias Lindner stellte am Freitag Strafanzeige gegen Unbekannt – „wegen des Verdachts der Löschung etwaiger Dokumente“, heißt es in dem zweiseitigen Schreiben, das der Süddeutschen Zeitung vorliegt. Zuvor hatte der Spiegel darüber berichtet.

15.12.2019 - 18:04 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson plans radical overhaul of civil service to guarantee ‚people’s Brexit‘

Boris Johnson is plotting a dramatic overhaul of Whitehall after his landslide election victory, in a drive to demonstrate that the Government “works for the people”.

Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson’s chief aide, is to spearhead plans for radical reforms to the civil service, including a review of the processes for hiring and firing officials, to ensure Whitehall delivers the Prime Minister’s agenda.

15.12.2019 - 12:12 [ Haaretz ]

Arab Joint List Welcomes Election, Center-left Alliance Fears Failure as Parties Prepare for Third Round

The Joint List, the Arab alliance of four parties, emerged as the third-largest party after the September election. It remains optimistic ahead of the March 2 ballot, and its members hope to gain somewhere between 15 to 16 seats in the Knesset – three more than they had garnered in the previous election. Part of their strategy to achieve this increase in votes is to turn directly to potential Jewish voters.

15.12.2019 - 10:09 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson will guarantee his £34billion NHS spending pledge by putting it into law next week

The PM will make it a legal requirement for him to keep his promise to boost funding by £33.9billion a year.

The bold gesture – the first made by any government – will convince doubters of his determination to make the health service a top priority over the next five years.

Mr Johnson wants to build on his stunning general election victory by proving to those who voted Tory for the first time that he can really be trusted.

15.12.2019 - 10:03 [ theGuardian.com ]

Boris Johnson announces plans for spending spree in north

Boris Johnson is considering a raid on a £80bn fund to fuel an infrastructure blitz in regions that helped deliver his election victory, it has emerged.

Speaking in Tony Blair’s former seat, Sedgefield, which voted in a Tory MP last week, Johnson said his party “will repay your trust” and that voters had “changed the Conservative party for the better”.

12.12.2019 - 18:33 [ Tagesschau ]

Erste Entscheidung unter Lagarde: EZB belässt Leitzins auf Rekordtief

Der Kauf von Staatsanleihen hilft Regierungen, sich günstiger neues Geld zu besorgen. Zugleich soll der zuletzt verschärfte Strafzins Banken dazu bewegen, mehr Kredite zu vergeben, statt Geld bei der EZB zu parken.

10.12.2019 - 20:06 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

We will ensure children can learn musical instruments, drama, dance, and visit theatres, galleries and museums. Because those things are part of what makes us human and what brings us joy.

10.12.2019 - 14:01 [ al-monitor.com ]

Arab party reconsiders support of Gantz over Jordan Valley annexation

Jabareen added that if that is the case, Gantz and his faction will not be able to count on the support of the Joint List — an option seriously discussed following the September elections. “There was talk all along the way of our external support to enable the formation of a different kind of government, but this will not happen given the annexation intention and masquerading as Likud II,” Jabareen said.

He reminded us that the Joint List — the Knesset’s third-largest faction — wields significant power both in the domestic political arena and in the international one.

23.11.2019 - 09:54 [ Tagesschau ]

Abschluss des Parteitags: CDU entscheidet über Urwahl

Vor allem die Junge Union fordert, dass es vor der nächsten Bundestagswahl eine solche Abstimmung gibt. Die Parteispitze um Kramp-Karrenbauer lehnt diesen und ähnliche Anträge ab.

Als Vorsitzende hat Kramp-Karrenbauer traditionell den ersten Zugriff auf die Kanzlerkandidatur. Ihre parteiinternen Gegner dringen deshalb darauf, dass die Mitglieder das letzte Wort haben.

22.11.2019 - 18:31 [ theHill.com ]

Trump on impeachment: ‚I want a trial‘

President Trump said Friday that he wants an impeachment trial in the Senate if the House votes to impeach him.

“I want a trial,” Trump said during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning. “There’s nothing there.”

18.11.2019 - 21:37 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Südkorea und USA beschließen Verschiebung von Luftwaffenmanöver

Ein Beamter des südkoreanischen Verteidigungsministeriums teilte am Sonntag mit, dass die Entscheidung in einem Gespräch der Verteidigungsminister Jeong Kyeong-doo und Mark Esper in der thailändischen Hauptstadt Bangkok gefallen sei. Dort findet zurzeit das sechste Verteidigungsministertreffen der ASEAN-plus-Drei statt.

16.11.2019 - 19:37 [ HuffingtonPost.co.uk ]

UK Minimum Wage To Be Hiked By Boris Johnson In Bid To Woo Low Paid Workers

(01.10.2019)

The national minimum wage is set to be increased in a new move to give the low-paid a post-Brexit boost, chancellor Sajid Javid has revealed.

In yet another signal that a snap election is looming, Javid told the Conservative party conference that he planned to hike the current rate of £8.21 an hour to £10.50 an hour within five years.

Crucially, the increase would also apply to over-21s and not just over-25s,

30.10.2019 - 19:25 [ theHill.com ]

‚Squad‘ members recruit Raskin to run for Oversight gavel

Three members of „The Squad“ — Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — serve on the Oversight panel. The fourth, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), does not but she called Raskin one of her „favorite“ colleagues and said she could back him for chairman.

Raskin “would be a true leader when it comes to holding this Trump administration accountable and especially a leader on this impeachment inquiry,” Tlaib told The Hill in a brief interview before stepping into a closed-door impeachment hearing.

30.10.2019 - 18:38 [ CNN ]

British female MPs sign open letter to Meghan condemning ‚outdated, colonial undertones‘ of press coverage

„Even more concerning still, we are calling out what can only be described as outdated, colonial undertones to some of these stories,“ the MPs continued, adding that this could not „be allowed to go unchallenged.“

They added that they shared „an understanding of the abuse and intimidation“ used against women in public-facing positions.

30.10.2019 - 18:33 [ Holly Lynch, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Women MPs from all political parties have put aside our differences to stand in solidarity with the Duchess of Sussex today and are sending her this open letter.

17.10.2019 - 18:47 [ theHill.com ]

Rand Paul: Kurds are better off aligned with Assad

“There is a chance that Assad and Erdoğan — if Assad will guarantee his side of the border — that there could be a retreat of Turkey back within its borders and you actually could maybe set up something where the Kurds actually get some provincial or semi-autonomous control,” he told Hill.TV.

16.10.2019 - 23:23 [ Newsweek.com ]

NASA Engineer Proposes ‚Helical Engine‘ For Interstellar Travel With No Propellant

Burns said his helical engine would work by accelerating ions confined in a loop. By changing their mass slightly, the engine would then move the ions back and forth along the direction of travel to produce thrust. New Scientist notes that the helical engine would need to be 650 feet long and 40 feet wide in order to work.

16.10.2019 - 23:20 [ Nasa.gov ]

Helical Engine

• What and Why
•Thought Experiment
•Ions and Particle Accelerators
•Classical vs Relativistic Dynamics
•Helical Engine Architecture
•A Specific Design Example
•Conservation of Momentum
•Conclusions

16.10.2019 - 23:14 [ NewScientist.com ]

NASA engineer’s ‚helical engine‘ may violate the laws of physics

This mass changing isn’t prohibited by physics. Einstein’s theory of special relativity says that objects gain mass as they are driven towards the speed of light, an effect that must be accounted for in particle accelerators. In fact, a simplistic implementation of Burns’s concept would be to replace the ring with a circular particle accelerator, in which ions are swiftly accelerated to relativistic speed during one stroke, and decelerated during the other.

But Burns thinks it would make more sense to ditch the box and rod and employ the particle accelerator for the lateral as well as the circular movement – in which case, the accelerator would need to be shaped like a helix.

08.10.2019 - 16:02 [ Sputnik ]

Kurds in Syria Ready to Negotiate With Damascus as Turkish Operation Looming – Official

„In order for the AANES to continue to safeguard the people’s rights and play a role in all Syria, an agreement with Damascus is necessary. This is why we have repeatedly tried, either directly or through Russia, to hold dialogue with Damascus and reach a political agreement to end the Syrian crisis and confront the agendas seeking the division of the Syrian territory“, Badran Jiakurd, an adviser to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, said.

02.10.2019 - 18:04 [ ZDF ]

Künast geht gegen Urteil vor

Die Grünen-Bundestagsabgeordnete Renate Künast will gegen eine Entscheidung des Berliner Landgerichts zu Beschimpfungen auf Facebook gegen sie vorgehen.

02.10.2019 - 17:37 [ Bernard Korn & Partner - Rechtsanwälte und Fachanwälte ]

Strafanzeige wegen des Verdachtes der Rechtsbeugung gegen Berliner Richter im Fall Künast eingereicht

(23.09.2019)

Wir haben heute Strafanzeige gegen die Richter erstattet, welche die Entscheidung zu verantworten haben, nach welcher die Politikerin Renate Künast Beschimpfungen, auch solche der übelsten, sexistischen Sorte, hinzunehmen hätte. Das Urteil hat uns geradezu empört, weil der Verdacht nahe liegt, dass sich die Richter aufgrund ihrer politischen Überzeugungen zu einem schlicht unvertretbaren Urteil entschieden haben. Denn die dort vertretene Rechtsauffassung ist nach unserer Auffassung evident unvertretbar und missachtet die Entscheidungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichtes offenkundig – diese wurden zwar zitiert, aber nicht angewandt;

01.10.2019 - 16:17 [ Korea Times ]

Yoon abolishes prosecution’s special investigation units

President Moon pledged to reform the prosecution to reduce its power during his election campaign.

While Cho was tapped as the justice minister to carry out the reform, the prosecution launched a massive investigation into allegations involving him and his family. The investigation has been seen by Cheong Wa Dae as a show of resistance to reform.

30.09.2019 - 22:07 [ Washington Post ]

Bernie Sanders pushes new tax targeting large companies where CEOs earn far more than workers

Under Sanders’s plan, the government would increase a firm’s corporate tax rate if its highest-paid employee earns more than 50 times what its average worker does — an attempt to encourage companies to distribute their profits more equitably.

The plan would apply only to companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

30.09.2019 - 21:53 [ Ryan Nobles, @CNN Washington Correspondent / Twitter ]

INTERESTING meeting today in Burlington, VT: @BernieSanders sat down with @AOC. The two were spotted at a diner in town and AOC’s team confirms they met. No word on what they discussed….

(28.09.2019)

30.09.2019 - 21:09 [ theHill.com ]

Pelosi tells Democrats to focus on Constitution, not Trump

The aide said the Speaker told members the inquiry “isn’t about politics” or partisanship — “It’s about patriotism,” she said.

“The idea that this has anything to do with whether you like him or not — forget that. That’s about the election. This is about the Constitution,” Pelosi said, according to an aide.

29.09.2019 - 11:59 [ Haaretz ]

If Center-left Forms Gov’t With Haredis, We May Support It, Arab Israeli MK Says

MK Ofer Shelah of Kahol Lavan, who was interviewed after Tibi, said he did not rule out such a proposal.

29.09.2019 - 10:44 [ ITV.com ]

Jo Cox Foundation urges MPs to sign code of conduct to protect parliamentarians

Following a week where the prime minister was accused of using“violent“ language, the charity set up in honour of murdered Labour MP Mrs Cox said it had been working with the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) to develop a Joint Standard of Conduct to help protect election candidates.

26.09.2019 - 15:22 [ theSun.co.uk ]

WE WILL NEVER SURRENDER: Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for calling Brexit delay a ‘surrender’ as Remainer MPs accuse him of inciting violence with his ‘horrendous, divisive’ language

He’s repeatedly referred to the new law as the „Surrender Bill“, arguing it means the EU won’t give us a good deal as they think we’ll be forced to delay.

A No10 source said today: „If the question is ‚is he going to stop talking about the Surrender Bill‘ the answer is ‚absolutely no he’s not‘.“

25.09.2019 - 19:23 [ Phys.org ]

Strong planetary magnetic fields like Earth’s may protect oceans from stellar storms

(14.03.2019)

„Magnetic fields appear to play an essential role in making planets habitable, so I wanted to find out how Earth’s magnetic field compared to those of other potentially habitable planets,“ she said.

Ms McIntyre said Earth’s strong magnetic field had probably played an important role in protecting the atmosphere from the solar wind and keeping the planet wet and habitable.

„Venus and Mars have negligible magnetic fields and do not support life, while Earth’s magnetic field is relatively strong and does,“ she said.

18.09.2019 - 22:25 [ i24news.tv ]

Joint List chairman says he could recommend Gantz as PM

Parliamentarian Aymen Odeh told Army Radio Wednesday morning he would consider supporting Netanyahu’s chief political rival as official results trickling in continued to solidify a strong showing for the coalition of Arab parties.

18.09.2019 - 22:17 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Head of Arab faction mulls backing Gantz to form next coalition

The chairman of the Joint List of Arab parties, Ayman Odeh, said Wednesday that he may recommend Blue and White leader Benny Gantz as the next prime minister when he meets with President Reuven Rivlin.

Gantz has already reached out to him, Odeh said, adding that “on Wednesday afternoon, we will decide which path to take.”

17.09.2019 - 22:44 [ Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director, @truahrabbis ‏/ Twitter ]

On the day of the Israeli elections, this is the one piece you need to read: by my friend @Rami_Hod & Yonatan Levi on how right wing US Jewish donors are turning Israel into their conservative fantasy (& why progressive donors should be just as strategic)

08.09.2019 - 19:44 [ Haaretz ]

Trump-Rohani Summit Is a Done Deal, Israeli Defense Officials Believe

A meeting between the U.S. and Iranian presidents is just about a done deal. That is the growing conclusion in Israel’s security establishment after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Asper in London Thursday. As always, one caveat must be added: This summit will happen unless the less predictable member of the pair, Donald Trump, changes his mind at the last minute.

08.09.2019 - 12:59 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Speaker John Bercow tells aides he will quit at next election after Tories launch campaign to oust him

In 2009, he said he would only serve nine years as Speaker but has recently refused to step down.

A Commons source said Mr Bercow has privately told staff he is will step down as Speaker at the next election.

08.09.2019 - 12:53 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson tells John Bercow, ‚You’re out!‘: Tories will oust ‚biased‘ Commons Speaker after he ripped up the rulebook and helped block Brexit

In an article for today’s MoS – printed below – Ms Leadsom says that, by allowing MPs to take over the Parliamentary timetable, the Speaker ‚hasn’t just bent the rules, he has broken them‘.

The Cabinet Minister – who clashed repeatedly with Mr Bercow when she was Commons Leader – describes last Tuesday’s vote as ‚a flagrant abuse‘, adding: ‚It is right that the Conservatives will recognise this fact at the next General Election by standing our candidate in Buckingham.‘