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08.12.2020 - 01:02 [ CNN ]

New Covid-19 stay-at-home orders set to take effect Sunday night for millions of Californians

Some 27 million people in the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions will be affected after both regions triggered a mandate issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week requiring new restrictions if a region’s hospital intensive care unit capacity drops below 15%.

08.11.2020 - 22:28 [ Stars and Srtipes ]

Cuomo to deploy National Guard troops to NY airports for COVID-19 enforcement

„I want people to know we’re serious,“ the governor said during a conference call with reporters. „You should not land if you do not have proof of a negative test upon landing,“Airlines, the NYPD and the Port Authority are assisting with the effort.

31.10.2020 - 21:41 [ NBC New York ]

NYC Sheriffs Bust Illegal Halloween Party With Almost 400 People at Brooklyn Warehouse

Deputies said they found three walk-up bars inside as well as a DJ for what appeared to be a Halloween-themed celebration. They shut down the party and charged people for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and violating pandemic executive orders that put a ban on mass gathering.

24.10.2020 - 11:40 [ amny.com ]

De Blasio calls Trump’s NYC ‘ghost town’ description ‘unfair,’ Manhattan offices could fill up more by early 2021

As of Sept. 18, only 10% of Manhattan office workers had returned to their buildings, the Wall Street Journal reported late last month.

De Blasio confirmed that City Hall had indeed been considering bringing back more of its workforce, but new developments were put on hold due to the recent COVID clusters in Brooklyn and Queens.

17.10.2020 - 23:28 [ Fox News ]

Federal judge says Cuomo coronavirus restrictions may turn NYC ‘desolate,’ but allows them

Brooklyn U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan said safety restrictions and guidelines may even “turn New York City into a very different, even desolate, place compared to how it was before the pandemic,” but he declined to grant a preliminary injunction against rules that prohibit restaurants from serving food after midnight. Indoor dining is also restricted to 25% capacity as of Sept. 30.

17.10.2020 - 23:07 [ NBC New York ]

Judge Refuses to Block Cuomo’s COVID Restrictions After Brooklyn Catholic Diocese Files Lawsuit

Ruling in a lawsuit brought by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis said in an order Friday that even though the rules harm religious groups, it is not in the public interest to block them if they are helping prevent a wave of new infections.

17.10.2020 - 23:02 [ Jerry Dunleavy / Twitter ]

With help from the Becket Fund, New York’s Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam school for Jewish girls just filed a lawsuit against the recent coronavirus lockdown orders imposed by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

10.10.2020 - 13:48 [ Detroit News ]

Opinion: Gov. Whitmer’s emergency powers ended immediately with ruling

(today)

In response to the Court’s ruling, the governor incorrectly stated that the decision is not effective for another 21 days: Under Michigan Court Rule 7.315(C)(4), “unless otherwise ordered by the Court, an order or judgment is effective when it is issued…” Not 21 days later. Immediately. Her emergency powers are over, and either the Court or the attorney general should publicly clarify that Whitmer’s executive orders no longer have any force of law.

10.10.2020 - 13:26 [ theHill.com ]

FBI says it foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

(08.10.2020)

„Several members talked about murdering ‚tyrants‘ or ‚taking‘ a sitting governor,“ an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit. „The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message.“

10.10.2020 - 13:21 [ Detroit News ]

Whitmer slams Supreme Court ruling, warns orders could continue

(02.10.2020)

She warned the court order doesn’t take effect for another 21 days and some of the measures put in place to control the virus can continue under „alternative sources of authority not at issue in today’s ruling.“

10.10.2020 - 13:19 [ DailyWire.com ]

Michigan Supreme Court Rules Whitmer’s Shutdown Order ‘In Violation’ Of State Constitution

(03.10.2020)

The court ruled that Whitmer lacked authority under each of the two laws that govern states of emergency in Michigan to extend the state of emergency passed April 30, when her first state of emergency declaration expired, according to Mlive.com. Those two laws are the 1976 Emergency Management Act (EMA) and the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act (EPGA).

10.10.2020 - 13:14 [ statenews.com ]

Michigan Supreme Court rules against Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 orders

(02.10.2020)

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lacked the authority after April 30 to declare a state of emergency under the 1976 Emergency Management Act.

The court also ruled that the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act (EPGA) was unconstitutional, and that it did not provide a basis for Gov. Whitmer to exercise emergency powers.

09.10.2020 - 20:00 [ Gothamist.com ]

Zoned Coronavirus Shutdown Of Parts Of Brooklyn And Queens Is Now In Effect. Here’s What We Know

The maps were drafted in consultation with health experts including former city health commissioner and Centers for Disease Control director Dr. Tom Frieden, Dr. Noam Ross of EcoHealth Alliance, and Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota.

05.10.2020 - 20:55 [ New York Times ]

Cuomo Won’t Approve Closing of Businesses in 9 Hard-Hit N.Y.C. Areas

Indeed, the governor also announced that the state would take over supervision of enforcement of mask and social-distancing rules in the hot spot clusters, presumably putting the State Police in charge of New York City Police Department officers.

05.10.2020 - 20:49 [ JTA.org ]

New York governor moves to close yeshivas – and possibly synagogues

That deadline is a day earlier than Mayor Bill de Blasio had set — and equally irrelevant for the hundreds of Jewish schools in the areas, most of which are closed right now because of the Sukkot holiday.

Cuomo also announced that he would take over efforts to enforce social distancing and mask mandates in New York City areas with rising cases, many of which are home to significant Orthodox populations.

05.10.2020 - 20:38 [ Jewish Deplorable / Twitter ]

BREAKING: Cuomo sides with de Blasio’s plan to shut down schools in primarily Jewish areas, threatens to ban religious gatherings

05.10.2020 - 16:06 [ NPR.org ]

NYC To Close Businesses In Parts Of Brooklyn And Queens As Virus Takes Hold Again

After initially leading the nation in positive coronavirus tests, New York City was able to get the virus under control earlier this year through strong messaging on the importance of social distancing and the widespread closures of businesses. But in recent weeks, city officials and residents had been watching the numbers tick back up, particularly in Orthodox Jewish areas.

05.10.2020 - 15:56 [ CBS News ]

New York City looking to close some areas seeing coronavirus surge

Over the past two weeks, the number of new cases of the virus has been rising in pockets of the city, predominantly in neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens that are home to the city’s large Orthodox Jewish population.

18.09.2020 - 11:00 [ The Hill ]

Puerto Rico governor asks Justice Department to reconsider stance on statehood plebiscite

Vázquez Garced said in her letter that the yes/no referendum on statehood, which will be included along with ballots in November’s general election, will go forward whether the funding is received or not.

13.08.2020 - 21:13 [ The Hill ]

Georgia governor drops lawsuit over Atlanta’s mask mandate

In a statement, Kemp said that he has failed to reach an agreement with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) and will instead file an executive order.

08.08.2020 - 22:29 [ The Hill ]

Thousands of bikers pour into South Dakota for motorcycle rally

Thousands of bikers are rolling into South Dakota this weekend for a motorcycle rally, perhaps the largest national public gathering since the pandemic started.

Attendees began their arrivals Friday for the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, estimated to have nearly 250,000 bikers out for festivities throughout the 10-day event.

08.08.2020 - 03:55 [ USA Today ]

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive, then negative for COVID. 7 questions you might have about testing.

Why could you get false results?

The super-short answer, joked Campbell, is that „(expletive) always happens.“ A number of factors contribute to the possibility that any lab test could result in incorrect outcomes.

Each test provides its own slew of errors.

07.08.2020 - 11:40 [ CBS News ]

Ohio governor says he tested negative for COVID-19 hours after announcing positive result

The Ohio governor’s office said in a statement that the second test was a PCR test, which the office described as „extremely sensitive, as well as specific, for the virus.“ When DeWine was tested earlier in the day, an antigen test was used.

The PCR tests for both the governor and his wife were run twice, and came back negative both times, the office said.

26.07.2020 - 00:06 [ Fox News ]

Hundreds of Texas bar owners pledge defiance to Abbott order

Fort Worth bar owner Chris Polone has organized what’s labeled as “Freedom Fest,” in which hundreds of bar owners say they’ll open their doors and set ’em up Saturday. About 800 bar owners have promised participation, Polone told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which could place their state liquor licenses in jeopardy.

26.07.2020 - 00:03 [ Dallas News ]

Group of Texas bars plans to open illegally in statewide protest Saturday against Gov. Abbott’s shutdown order

(22.07.2020)

Polone, however, is now organizing Freedom Fest in alliance with other bars and venues across the state that will open their doors illegally for concerts on Saturday, July 25.

When Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officers gave him the option of shutting the event down or losing his liquor license on July 4, Polone — who was broadcasting on Facebook Live — got on stage, ranted, and tore up the paperwork. Then he went outside, lit up a cigarette, and said his lawyers were ready to sue the state of Texas.

20.07.2020 - 12:01 [ NPR.org ]

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown: Federal Officers Are ‚Adding Gasoline To A Fire‘

MARTIN: First of all, would you just give us an update on the situation in Portland today?

BROWN: Obviously, things are very challenging right now. I was very, very clear with the Trump administration and the head of the Homeland Security to take their federal troops off the streets of Portland. The Trump administration needs to stop playing politics with people’s lives. We don’t have a secret police in this country. This is not a dictatorship. And Trump needs to get his officers off the streets.

20.07.2020 - 11:21 [ CNN ]

A Navy veteran says he was beaten and pepper sprayed by authorities while attending his first protest in Portland

When contacted by CNN, a spokesperson for the Portland Police Bureau said that their officers were not involved in the incident.

Customs and Border Protection also told CNN that their officers were not involved.

CNN has reached out to the Department of Homeland Security and US Marshals for a comment but has not yet heard back.

12.07.2020 - 16:17 [ The Hill ]

DeSantis on Florida schools reopening: ‚If you can do Walmart,‘ then ‚we absolutely can do schools‘

“If fast food and Walmart and Home Depot and look, I do all that, so I’m not looking down on it — but if all that is essential, then educating our kids is absolutely essential.”

10.07.2020 - 16:24 [ KSL 5 TV / Twitter ]

Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency that closed the Utah State Capitol complex following Thursday’s unlawful assembly and civil unrest in downtown Salt Lake City.

10.07.2020 - 16:13 [ CNN ]

Utah governor declares state of emergency during protests over ruling that fatal police shooting was justified

Protesters gathered outside the district attorney’s office and caused damage to the building Thursday evening, police said.

Police said earlier that a group of protesters were marching on 500 S., disrupting traffic in the downtown area.

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.

30.06.2020 - 17:02 [ Washington Post ]

CDC wants states to count ‘probable’ coronavirus cases and deaths, but most aren’t doing it

(08.06.2020)

In April, as coronavirus infections multiplied and laboratory testing was limited, the CSTE and the CDC advised states to count both probable cases and deaths — where symptoms and exposure pointed to infection — along with those confirmed by tests.

Yet weeks after the guidance was handed down to standardize coronavirus reporting, a Post review found states as of early June counting cases and deaths in all sorts of ways.

At least 24 states are not heeding the national guidelines on reporting probable cases and deaths, despite previously identifying probable cases in other national outbreaks, including H1N1 flu during the country’s last pandemic in 2009.

24.06.2020 - 13:14 [ @BirkieGal / Twitter ]

Sure it’s fraud. No one, no one wanted McGrath!

24.06.2020 - 13:13 [ PeterCruise / Twitter ]

Sadly, I think the voting machines in Kentucky will keep spinning like Las Vegas slot machines until they produce the desired establishment result.

24.06.2020 - 09:44 [ courier-journal.com ]

Voters chant and beat on doors for entry to Kentucky Expo Center during primary

Voters chanted and beat on the doors for entry to Kentucky Expo Center after being locked out. A judge’s order allowed those on the pavement at 6pm to allowed to vote.

24.06.2020 - 09:33 [ Governor Andy Beshear / Twitter ]

Today is the primary election. For the first time ever we’ve allowed mail in voting & no excuse early voting. In addition, 175,053 ex-offenders have had their voting rights restored. There is no excuse. Make your voice heard and cast your #vote today.

(yesterday)

24.06.2020 - 09:31 [ Matt Cohen / Twitter ]

Just ran the numbers… In Jefferson County, Kentucky, there will be 350 voting machines tomorrow for 616,516 registered voters. If polls are open from 7am to 9pm, in order for every voter to cast a ballot, each voter will have .4769 minutes to vote. Or roughly 28 seconds.

24.06.2020 - 09:24 [ msn.com ]

Kentucky Expo Center to be Jefferson County’s only primary election site

(14.05.2020)

Officials with the County Clerk’s office say, considering constraints because of COVID-19, and the fact that the county has 2,000 different types of ballots, the Fair and Expo Center was the obvious choice for the only polling location Jefferson county voters will have on Primary Day.

Nore Ghibaudy with the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office said that they’re still finalizing how to lay out the landmark and the National Guard will be asked to help.

24.06.2020 - 09:07 [ New York Times ]

Lots of Drama but Little Certainty in Kentucky and New York Primaries

Voters in Kentucky and New York were selecting nominees in extraordinary circumstances on Tuesday, as fears about the coronavirus reduced the number of polling places and led to a surge in absentee balloting that was almost certain to delay the results, possibly for days.

20.06.2020 - 05:04 [ The Hill ]

Colorado governor signs sweeping police reform bill ending qualified immunity, banning chokeholds

The bill also asks cops to report their colleagues for wrongdoing, and will make officers personally liable for up to $25,000 in damages if they violate someone’s civil rights.

19.06.2020 - 08:59 [ Los Angeles Times / Youtube ]

Californians must wear face masks in public under coronavirus order issued by Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all Californians to wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings, including when shopping, taking public transit or seeking medical care, following growing concerns that an increase in coronavirus cases has been caused by residents failing to voluntarily take that precaution.

15.06.2020 - 08:50 [ theGuardian.com ]

Cuomo gave immunity to nursing home executives after big campaign donations

(26.05.2020)

Less than two years after that flood of cash from the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), Cuomo signed legislation last month quietly shielding hospital and nursing home executives from the threat of lawsuits stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. The provision, inserted into an annual budget bill by Cuomo’s aides, created one of the nation’s most explicit immunity protections for healthcare industry officials, according to legal experts.

Critics say Cuomo removed a key deterrent against nursing home and hospital corporations cutting corners in ways that jeopardize lives.

15.06.2020 - 08:44 [ actionnewsjax.com ]

Grim blame game over COVID deaths in besieged nursing homes

(today)

Nationwide, more than 45,500 residents and staff have died from coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, according to a running count by The Associated Press. That’s about 40% of more than 115,000 total deaths. Nursing home residents are less than 1% of the U.S. population.

15.06.2020 - 08:27 [ New York Times ]

Coronavirus Live Updates: As Social Distancing Wanes, Cuomo Warns of Another Lockdown

Specifically, Mr. Cuomo said that bar patrons in Manhattan and the Hamptons on Long Island had been flouting the rules, and warned that if local officials did not crack down on such behavior the state could be forced to suspend re-opening plans.

“There is a very real possibility that we would roll back the reopening in those areas,” he said, adding that if people didn’t abide social distancing rules, including wearing masks, a second wave of infections was almost inevitable. “It will come. And once it comes, it’s too late.”

09.06.2020 - 06:46 [ Bloomberg ]

New York’s Rate of Covid Infections at Its Lowest, Cuomo Says

(08.06.2020)

On Sunday, 58,054 tests were done statewide, and 702 people were found to be positive for Covid-19, Cuomo said.

06.06.2020 - 08:42 [ Washington Post ]

Live updates: Minneapolis votes to ban police chokeholds; protests continue into 11th day

A national pushback against police violence and law enforcement excess continued Friday, as Minneapolis voted to ban chokeholds, National Guardsmen deployed in the nation’s capital were ordered to disarm, and protests following the death of George Floyd stretched into an 11th day.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) ended nightly curfews for Minneapolis and St. Paul, the epicenter of the protests over the killing of George Floyd, which had been in place for a week. The decision follows similar moves in other places where curfews have ended, including Washington, L.A. County and pockets of Southern California, along with much of the Bay Area.

03.06.2020 - 19:23 [ theIntercept.com ]

New York Police Are Attacking Protesters — They Know They Won’t Face Consequences

In New York, which has one of the strictest laws in the country protecting the privacy of law enforcement officers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo surprised advocates this week when he expressed support for repealing 50-a, despite the fact that the legislation has been hotly debated during the nine years he has been in office. “I would sign a bill today that reforms 50-a,” Cuomo said. “I would sign it today.” De Blasio has defended 50-a, and under his administration the city has stopped making the outcomes of internal disciplinary reviews available to the public.

02.06.2020 - 21:00 [ Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York / Twitter ]

The vast majority of protesters are peaceful. They are separate & distinct from the criminals who are opportunistically using this situation for their own purposes. Criminal activity & looting MUST stop. Not only is it illegal—it distracts from the point of the protests.

02.06.2020 - 20:27 [ New York Daily News ]

Cuomo calls on NYPD to ‘do a better job,’ slams de Blasio as looting and unrest rock NYC

Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday the NYPD and Mayor de Blasio must “do a better job” at curbing looting and violence erupting amid civil unrest over police brutality against African-Americans.

“The police in New York City were not effective at doing their job last night. Period,” the governor said during a press briefing in Albany. “They have to do a better job.“

02.06.2020 - 08:39 [ NBC News ]

Trump says he will deploy military if state officials can’t contain protest violence

The president said he was an „ally of all peaceful protesters“ as police and the National Guard forced protesters away from the White House.

01.06.2020 - 17:26 [ Courier-Journal.com ]

Beshear announces investigation into LMPD, National Guard fatally shooting man on Broadway

Authorities have not released the identity of the victim, but various social media posts and individuals at the scene said the man was the owner of a popular West End barbecue business.

01.06.2020 - 09:36 [ the Hill ]

O’Brien: Trump won’t assume control of National Guard amid protests over George Floyd death

White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday that the Trump administration will not assume control of the National Guard amid protests erupting over the death of George Floyd.

“We’re not going to federalize the Guard at this time,” O’Brien told reporters at the White House, according to Reuters.

01.06.2020 - 09:32 [ theAtlantic.com ]

‘Don’t Ever Tell Law Enforcement to Shoot to Kill Your Own People’ – A dispatch from the brink of catastrophe

At least 25 cities across 16 states have imposed curfews as widespread protests continue.

This tense moment calls to mind another. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, survivors searched for food and supplies, and tried to make it out of the flooded city. The national media fixated on scenes of “looting” and repeated rumors of “snipers,” describing New Orleans as a “city under siege.” President George W. Bush considered invoking the Insurrection Act, which gives the president the power to deploy military troops within the United States.

01.06.2020 - 08:01 [ Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America / Twitter ]

Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests. Thank you!

(30.05.2020)

31.05.2020 - 13:14 [ Fox News ]

National Guard activated in nearly a dozen states amid unrest over George Floyd death

Governors in nearly a dozen states plus the District of Columbia have now activated the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week.

States calling for Guard asistance were California, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state.

31.05.2020 - 13:00 [ theNation.com ]

Exclusive: The US Military Is Monitoring Protests in 7 States

(30.05.2020)

The US military is monitoring protests in at least seven states, according to Defense Department documents obtained exclusively by The Nation.

In addition to Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a Defense Department situation report. Notably, only Minnesota has requested National Guard support.

30.05.2020 - 20:23 [ Wikipedia ]

Posse Comitatus Act

There are a number of situations in which the Act does not apply. These include:

– National Guard units, state defense forces, and naval militias[15] while under the authority of the governor of a state. However, only the National Guard can be federalized under 10 U.S.C. § 12406, which shifts control from the state governor to the President, making them subject to the PCA as well.

– Federal troops used in accordance to the Insurrection Act, as was the case with the 1st Marine Division and 7th Infantry Division being sent to curtail the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

30.05.2020 - 20:22 [ Washington Post ]

Trump, Pentagon offer active-duty military forces and intelligence to help quell Minnesota unrest

Gov. Tim Walz (D.) acknowledged the offer as he announced that he was mobilizing the entire Minnesota National Guard. He did so after several nights of rioting in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody this week in Minneapolis while handcuffed and on video.

Walz downplayed the significance of the Pentagon’s offer to send U.S. armed forces, saying that “this has happened before” where groups from the 82nd Airborne Division and other parts of the Army are put “on readiness.”

“They’re not talking about mobilizing the entire United States Army,” Walz said. “We’re probably talking about in the neighborhood of several hundred” soldiers.

29.05.2020 - 13:44 [ CNN ]

Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN team

CNN president Jeff Zucker spoke with the governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz on Friday morning, following the arrest of CNN’s team in Minneapolis,

Walz said he „deeply apologizes“ for what happened and is working to have the CNN team released immediately.

27.05.2020 - 06:21 [ Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota / Twitter ]

The lack of humanity in this disturbing video is sickening. We will get answers and seek justice.

23.05.2020 - 08:56 [ Melissa Mackenzie / Twitter ]

I want Whitmer to lock down Michigan until the state is punished so severely for voting Democrat, they don’t do it again for a generation.

23.05.2020 - 08:45 [ wxyz.com ]

State Senator Lucido calls for investigation in Governor Whitmer’s nursing home orders

(19.05.2020)

The Macomb County republican says Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order required all long-term care facilities at less than 80% capacity to create COVID19 units and accept patients. Now he’s asking Michigan’s Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney for Michigan’s Eastern District to investigate whether that endangered nursing home residents.

“Why did we have this order, when medical personnel themselves are saying that the most unsafe position you could put the ones who are vulnerable in is bringing COVID into the facility,” said Lucido.

23.05.2020 - 08:41 [ iosconews.com ]

Peter Lucido wants investigation into Whitmer’s orders to place COVID-19 patients in nursing homes

(20.05.2020)

The Macomb County lawmaker on Monday called for the probe into the governor’s Executive Orders 2020-50 and 2020-84, which mandate all long-term facilities in the state at less than 80% capacity to create COVID-19 units and accept and retain patients diagnosed with the new coronavirus.

„Why would we bring infected people into a facility that is set up to care for the elderly,“ Lucido said Tuesday. „Nursing homes were never set up to care for COVID-19 patients. Nursing homes don’t have the proper medical equipment, ventilators, or medical personnel to care for them.“

23.05.2020 - 08:33 [ Chicago Sun Times ]

Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

The group, many in wheelchairs, brought a coffin — which police seized. Officers warned demonstrators to disperse, and they did, about an hour after arriving. As they left, they chanted “we will be back.”

Chicago ADAPT urged Pritzker to declare an emergency at long-term care facilities and use the National Guard to move residents to hotels and other locations where better social distancing is possible.

23.05.2020 - 08:04 [ Chuck Callesto / Twitter ]

One-Third of US COVID-19 deaths were in nursing homes.. Governors who FORCED COVID-19 patients into Nursing Homes…

Gavin Newsom (D) CA

Andrew Cuomo (D) NY

Gretchen Whitmer (D) MI

Tom Wolf (D) PA

23.05.2020 - 07:45 [ Justin Amash, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Governor Whitmer cannot legitimately invoke emergency powers on an ongoing basis when the legislature is available to address COVID-19. It’s not an “emergency” under such circumstances. President Trump tried this nonsense with the wall and arms sales. The same principle applies.

23.05.2020 - 07:40 [ theBlaze.com ]

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends lockdown order for the fifth time — through June 12

WJBK-TV reported that Whitmer extended her order on Friday evening at around 5:00 p.m., just as the Memorial Day weekend kicked off.

22.05.2020 - 17:25 [ NBC News New York ]

AP Count: Over 4,300 Coronavirus Patients Sent to NY Nursing Homes

“It was the single dumbest decision anyone could make if they wanted to kill people,” Daniel Arbeeny said of the directive, which prompted him to pull his 88-year-old father out of a Brooklyn nursing home where more than 50 people have died. His father later died of COVID-19 at home.

22.05.2020 - 17:20 [ CBS News New York ]

Coronavirus Toll: What Impact Did New York’s Nursing Home Mandate Have On COVID-19 Deaths?

Petition and email campaigns warned introducing COVID patients to nursing homes put vulnerable residents at risk.

Cuomo rescinded the order on May 10, and this week blamed the original policy on the Trump administration.

“Why did the state do that with COVID patients in nursing homes?” said the governor. “It’s because the state followed President Trump’s CDC guidelines.

17.05.2020 - 01:09 [ Adam Dick / antikrieg.com ]

Oberster Gerichtshof von Wisconsin kommt zur Rettung: Richter annullieren einen Großteil der Coronavirus-Kampagne des Gouverneurs

Es bleibt zu hoffen, dass in ganz Amerika gerichtliche und gesetzgeberische Maßnahmen ergriffen werden, um deutlich zu machen, dass Regierungen – ob auf bundesstaatlicher, lokaler oder nationaler Ebene – nicht erneut eine „Bedrohung der öffentlichen Gesundheit“ oder einen anderen „Notstand“ dazu benutzen können, um drakonische Maßnahmen durchzusetzen.

15.05.2020 - 13:26 [ USA TODAY Politics / Twitter ]

The decrease in social distancing isn’t just in states that have ended stay-at-home orders. It’s also in states where restrictions remain.

15.05.2020 - 13:07 [ mrrobert0124, living in Hawaii / Twitter ]

Lockdown for ANOTHER MONTH??? Who the hell voted for that Jackass IGE??? I hope the Hawaii Supreme Court sets us free like they did in Wisconsin! #endthelockdown #frickinggovernor #gestapostate

14.05.2020 - 06:07 [ CNN ]

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down state’s stay-at-home order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned the state’s stay-at-home order, ruling it „unlawful“ and „unenforceable“ in a high-profile win for the state’s Republican-led Legislature.

In a 4-3 decision Wednesday, the court ruled that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers‘ administration overstepped its authority when the state Department of Health Services extended the order to May 26.

08.05.2020 - 19:51 [ Washington Post ]

Five Republican governors: Our states stayed open in the covid-19 pandemic. Here’s why our approach worked.

Mark Gordon is governor of Wyoming. Pete Ricketts is governor of Nebraska. Asa Hutchinson is governor of Arkansas. Kim Reynolds is governor of Iowa. Mike Parson is governor of Missouri. They are all Republicans.

06.05.2020 - 14:47 [ LA Times ]

Photos of raucous protests around the state | Demonstrators demand stay-at-home order be lifted

Raucous protests erupted around California this week as demonstrators demanded that Gov. Gavin Newson’s stay-at-home order be lifted.

05.05.2020 - 14:35 [ theGatewayPundit.com ]

“We’re Tired of Your Lies!” – Protesters Gather Outside of Massachusetts State House Demanding Governor Reopen State (VIDEOS)

Demonstrators were also protesting the authoritarian mask mandate that takes effect on Wednesday.

Dubbed the “Liberty Rally,” the protest, promoted by conservative radio host Jeffrey Kuhner, was planned in the event Republican Governor Charlie Baker didn’t reopen businesses on May 4.

Governor Baker extended his state’s stay-at-home order until May 18 and signed an order requiring Massachusetts residents to wear masks in public.

03.05.2020 - 10:14 [ LA Times ]

Facing protests, Newsom says easing stay-at-home rules could be ‘days’ away

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday faced the most intense pressure yet to lift restrictions on daily life, with a series of raucous protests around the state, a legal tussle with Orange County over closing its beaches and a rural Northern California county that defied his stay-at-home order and opened up for business.

03.05.2020 - 10:10 [ ABC News ]

Remote Northern California county defies stay-at-home order

Modoc County moved Friday to reopen hair salons, churches, restaurants and the county’s only movie theater. There haven’t been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among 9,000 residents, but the reopening came with strict social distancing limits.

03.05.2020 - 10:05 [ the Hill ]

Battle erupts in California over when to open

The debate over how soon to ease restrictions and start opening California has pitted local and state officials against one another in one of the states hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak. It comes as other states such as Georgia and Texas are moving faster to open up their economies.

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 - 12:27 [ Mr. Jones / Twitter ]

Wow…protestors make it INTO the Michigan Statehouse Think little miss Hitler wanna-be gets the message yet?

02.05.2020 - 12:23 [ BlackChristianNews.com ]

Members of the Michigan Liberty Militia stand guard with weapons and tactical gear in an angry protest before the Michigan statehouse

The “American Patriot Rally” started on the statehouse steps, where members of the Michigan Liberty Militia stood guard with weapons and tactical gear, their faces partially covered. They later moved inside the Capitol along with several hundred protesters, who demanded to be let onto the House floor, which is prohibited. Some protesters with guns — which are allowed in the statehouse — went to the Senate gallery, where a senator said some armed men shouted at her, and some senators wore bulletproof vests.

02.05.2020 - 12:20 [ ABC7 News Bay Area / Youtube ]

Reopen California protests at state capitol against coronavirus lockdown — WATCH LIVE

Protesters frustrated with ongoing shelter-in-place restrictions in California due to the novel coronavirus pandemic are gathering at the state capitol in Sacramento.

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.

01.05.2020 - 10:12 [ LA Times ]

All state and local beaches in Orange County must temporarily close, Gov. Gavin Newsom says

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday directed the temporary “hard close” of state and local beaches in Orange County after thousands of Californians flocked to the shoreline there over the weekend in defiance of a statewide stay-at-home order enacted to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

28.04.2020 - 16:05 [ The Hill ]

Trump urged governors to ‚get going‘ on school openings: report

„Some of you might start thinking about school openings. Because a lot of people are wanting to have the school openings. It’s not a big subject, young children have done very well in this disaster that we’ve all gone through,“ the president said, according to ABC. „So a lot of people are thinking about the school openings.“

27.04.2020 - 03:29 [ BBC ]

More US states begin lifting virus lockdown orders

Eight states led by Republican governors – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming – never issued mandatory orders to stay at home.

27.04.2020 - 03:05 [ The Hill ]

Colorado governor defends lifting restrictions: We have to make the best decision based on ‚information we have‘

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) defended his decision to begin lifting coronavirus restrictions in his state, saying it’s important to put in place sustainable social distancing practices to push ahead with coronavirus responses.

Colorado’s stay-at-home order expires Sunday, and Polis said that the state would then enter a “safer at home” phase where officials recommend residents stay home but do not require them to do so.

26.04.2020 - 13:13 [ the Hill ]

Several states starting to reopen this weekend

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee (R ) said on Monday that “the vast majority of businesses” will be allowed to reopen when the state’s stay-at-home order expires on April 30, and as of Friday state parks and dine-in restaurants were allowed to open with reduced capacity. Tennessee was one of the last states to issue a stay-at-home order.

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.

24.04.2020 - 02:20 [ The Hill ]

Protestors gather in front of Michigan governor’s house to call on her to reopen the state

Protestors on Thursday gathered in front of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) home in Lansing to call on her to reopen the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.

23.04.2020 - 19:15 [ CBS News ]

Study shows 13.9% of people tested in New York have coronavirus antibodies, Cuomo says

That suggests that 2.7 million people have been infected statewide.

The survey was taken from a sample size of about 3,000 people found outside their homes, shopping at essential businesses, such as grocery stores, which remain open.

23.04.2020 - 03:53 [ CNN ]

As states grapple with reopening their economies, Trump says part of Georgia’s plan is ‚just too soon‘

He said he told Kemp „very simply that I disagree with his decision, but he has to do what he thinks is right.“

23.04.2020 - 03:33 [ Governor Brian P. Kemp / Twitter ]

Earlier today, I discussed Georgia’s plan to reopen shuttered businesses for limited operations with @POTUS . I appreciate his bold leadership and insight during these difficult times and the framework provided by the White House to safely move states forward. (1/3) #gapol

23. Apr. 2020

22.04.2020 - 01:55 [ The Hill ]

USNS Comfort to return to Virginia after Trump, Cuomo agree it’s no longer needed in NY

„I’ve asked Andrew if we could bring the Comfort back to its base in Virginia so that we could have it for other locations and he said we would be able to do that,“ Trump said at a press briefing.

20.04.2020 - 18:48 [ the Hill ]

Governors headed for messy fight over coronavirus restrictions

Governors are heading for a clash with their own citizens and local officials as they weigh how and when to reopen the country’s economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

20.04.2020 - 17:54 [ CBS News / Youtube ]

Watch live: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives coronavirus update

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving an update Monday on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Cuomo said all indications are New York has passed the high point of coronavirus cases and are on the descent.

19.04.2020 - 16:23 [ The Hill ]

Judge rules Kansas can’t limit religious gatherings

A federal judge has blocked an order by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) restricting in-person religious assemblies to no more than 10 people in an effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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)

18.04.2020 - 10:37 [ NBC News / Youtube ]

Live: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Holds Coronavirus Briefing | NBC News

(17.04.2020)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic as it spreads across New York state, which has the most positive cases in the United States.

18.04.2020 - 02:42 [ The Hill ]

Maine lawmaker to protest coronavirus restrictions in front of governor’s mansion

Johansen’s event follows protests across several states against social distancing orders that have shuttered a string of non-essential industries.

17.04.2020 - 16:55 [ msnbc.com ]

Gov. Cuomo extends ‚New York on Pause‘ through May 15

During a press conference, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says in coordination with other states that he is extending the „New York on Pause“ initiative through May 15.

17.04.2020 - 16:36 [ National Governors Association ]

Governors‘ Powers & Authority

– Legislative—including budget and veto—authority

17.04.2020 - 16:31 [ the Hill ]

Pennsylvania State Senate votes to override governor’s stay-at-home order

Wolf has not said whether he will sign the measure but has said he will consider it.

17.04.2020 - 16:27 [ NBC News ]

The ‚total authority‘ president punts to state governors

President Trump has moved from stating that he alone can fix it to telling America’s governors that they need to “call your own shots” when it comes to reopening their economies during the nation’s worst health crisis in 100 years.

That’s our top takeaway from Trump’s announcement Thursday on federal guidelines to reopen the country “that put the onus on governors of making decisions about their states‘ economies,” per NBC News.

17.04.2020 - 10:41 [ the Hill ]

READ: Trump’s guidelines for ‚Opening Up America Again‘

Read the White House’s plan for „Opening Up America Again“ here.

17.04.2020 - 10:37 [ New York Times ]

Trump Says States Can Start Reopening While Acknowledging the Decision Is Theirs

The guidelines released by the president effectively mean that any restoration of American society will take place on a patchwork basis.

16.04.2020 - 07:41 [ The Hill ]

Pennsylvania state senate votes to override governor’s stay-at-home order

The measure passed the senate 29-21 Wednesday after passing the state House 107-95 Tuesday.

15.04.2020 - 08:48 [ Fox News ]

Lawmakers push back against Trump by introducing resolution saying president’s authority ‘is not total’

A group of House members authored a new one-sentence resolution to remind President Trump of the limits on his power and challenged anyone in the House to vote against it.

15.04.2020 - 08:45 [ theHill.com ]

On The Trail: Governors rebuke Trump for claiming ‚total‘ authority

A looming showdown between President Trump’s eagerness to revive a cratering economy and governors facing a deadly pandemic is leading to what could become the most contentious standoff between state and federal governments since the civil rights era.

For almost 250 years, the competing interests of states and the U.S. government have undergirded the most divisive debates in American history.

14.04.2020 - 18:28 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

Tell the Democrat Governors that “Mutiny On The Bounty” was one of my all time favorite movies.

A good old fashioned mutiny every now and then is an exciting and invigorating thing to watch, especially when the mutineers need so much from the Captain. Too easy!

14.04.2020 - 18:23 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Gov. Cuomo: Trump Does Not Have Total Authority; „We Have A Constitution, We Don’t Have A King“

“ The president doesn’t have total authority. We have a constitution. We don’t have a king. We have an elected president. That’s what our founding fathers did when they wrote the constitution. And the constitution clearly says the powers that are not specifically listed for the federal government are reserved to the states. And the balance between federal and state authority was central to the constitution, it’s one of the great balances of power. „

14.04.2020 - 18:14 [ Fox8.com ]

‘The authority is total’: President Trump says he will decide when the economy reopens, not governors

Trump would not offer specifics about the source of his asserted power, which he claimed, despite constitutional limitations, was absolute.

“When somebody is president of the United States, the authority is total,” Trump said Monday at the White House. “The governors know that.”

14.04.2020 - 14:51 [ mrcTV.org ]

NY Gov. Cuomo Says COVID- 19 Projections Have Been ‚100 % Wrong‘ – Is HE Right?

Appearing Thursday, April 9 on former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s radio program, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave voice to a point many conservatives and individualists have been saying for weeks.

„All of the projections, by the way, all those statisticians have been 100 percent wrong at this point… And we’ve been following the models because that was the only blueprint, but they haven’t turned out to be correct.“

13.04.2020 - 19:01 [ ABC News / Twitter ]

JUST IN: „Yes, I think you can say the worst is over,“ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says. „It has not overwhelmed the health care system. We have controlled he spread.“

Cuomo also cautioned: „The worst is over—if we continue to be smart.“

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.“

11.04.2020 - 19:26 [ theHill.com ]

Cuomo joins criticism of WHO response: ‚Where were the warning signs?‘

“Where were the warning signs? Who should have blown the whistle?“ Cuomo asked at a daily briefing. “The president has asked this question, and I think he’s right. The president’s answer is the World Health Organization should’ve been blowing the whistle.”

Cuomo said that as a governor he doesn’t deal with much foreign policy, so he “doesn’t know if that’s right or wrong, but I know the question is right and sometimes the question is more important than the answer.”

07.04.2020 - 18:32 [ New York Times ]

N.Y. Virus Deaths Hit New High, but Hospitalizations Slow: Live Updates

Here are the statistics from his morning briefing:

Deaths in New York State: 5,489, up by 731 from Monday morning.

Confirmed cases: 138,836 statewide, up from 130,689 on Monday.

Currently hospitalized: 17,493 people statewide, up from 16,837.

In intensive care: 4,593, up by 89 from 4,504 on Monday.

The governor emphasized that the numbers were not an abstraction. “That’s 731 people who we lost,” he said. “Behind every one of those numbers is an individual, is a family, is a mother, is a father, is a sister, is a brother. So a lot of pain again today for many New Yorkers.”

07.04.2020 - 14:22 [ theHill.com ]

Cuomo: Use of antimalarial drug in New York hospitals ‚anecdotally‘ positive

“There has been anecdotal evidence that it is promising; that’s why we’re going ahead,” he added, noting that some patients have a pre-existing condition or medication regimen that prevents them from taking it.

An increase in the supply from the federal government, Cuomo added, would allow New York to lift the 14-day restriction.

06.04.2020 - 16:50 [ DemocratAndChronicle.com ]

Coronavirus: New York releases new data on deaths. What it shows

(today)

The data showed 64% of 4,159 deaths in New York were those over 70 years old — with the most among those aged 70 and 79 followed closely by those aged 80 and 89.

The figures were not surprising. State and national leaders have long warned that the virus was most deadly among the elderly and those with preexisting health issues.

06.04.2020 - 16:48 [ DemocratAndChronicle.com ]

Coronavirus in NY: There’s important data that’s missing from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily slide shows

(03.ß4.2020)

Providing those details is critical so people can learn about the virus and the risk factors, experts said.

“That information is really vital for the public to understand that no age group is immune, and no gender is immune and that all racial and ethnic groups are at risk,” said Summer McGee, dean of the School of Health Science at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

05.04.2020 - 09:39 [ theHill.com ]

Cuomo: New York will take 1,000 ventilators from Chinese government

„We finally got some good news today,“ Cuomo said during the briefing. „The Chinese government helped facilitate a donation of 1,000 ventilators that will arrive in JFK today.“

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.

03.04.2020 - 20:53 [ Andrew Cuomo, 56th Governor of New York / Twitter ]

We do not have enough ventilators. Period. I am signing an Executive Order allowing the state to take ventilators and redistribute to hospitals in need. The National Guard will be mobilized to move ventilators to where they are urgently required to save lives.

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.

31.03.2020 - 01:14 [ USA Today ]

‚We’re not playing around‘: Md. Gov. Hogan says arrest for coronavirus offense sends ‚great message‘

And on Monday, Hogan announced he issuing a „stay at home“ directive for the state, which makes it a misdemeanor for residents to leave their homes except to get food, medicine or medical treatment as of 8 p.m. EDT.

Earlier this month, Hogan issued an executive order making it a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, or both, for people to hold large gatherings.

31.03.2020 - 00:51 [ theHill.com ]

Governor issues stay-at-home order for South Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday announced that he is issuing a stay-at-home order for the southern portion of the state as the number of positive coronavirus cases grows.

The order will apply to Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties through the middle of May.

31.03.2020 - 00:48 [ theHill.com ]

Maryland, Virginia, DC issue stay-at-home orders for all residents

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) all urged residents to only leave their homes to buy food and carry out essential tasks.

30.03.2020 - 07:12 [ theCenterSquare.com ]

In face of massive budget hole, Cuomo criticizes Schumer, Congress for not doing more to help states

The governor expanded his criticism to the entire New York congressional delegation, saying that all three federal rescue bills passed in recent weeks failed to address the state’s looming budget deficit despite his direct communication with senators and representatives.

“Why would you do that to the state of New York?” he asked of the restriction on Medicaid restructuring. ‘Why would you say, ‘Stop a Medicaid redesign that saves taxpayers money that has to be passed by the Assembly and has to be passed by the Senate’? Why would a federal government … trample a state’s right to [address] a Medicaid program that it runs? I don’t even know what the political interest is that they’re trying to protect.”

30.03.2020 - 06:59 [ Steven Smith / Twitter ]

Governor Cuomo just said that the rate of hospitalization has gone from doubling every 2 days to doubling every 6 days. I’m not an actuary, but that sounds to me like „flattening the curve“.

Keep up the good work, everybody!

29.03.2020 - 11:12 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Donald Trump decides against quarantine for New York region

Donald Trump decided late on Saturday against imposing a broad lockdown on New York and its neighbours after a strong pushback from local political leaders and warnings of the panic it could spark.

29.03.2020 - 08:11 [ Fox News ]

Trump says coronavirus quarantine on New York, New Jersey, Connecticut not necessary, CDC issues 14-day ‚travel advisory‘

„A quarantine will not be necessary,“ he tweeted, noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would issue a „travel advisory“ later in the evening.

The CDC shortly after issued a Domestic Travel Advisory urging against „non-essential domestic travel“ in the tri-state area for 14 days.

29.03.2020 - 07:54 [ theAtlantic.com ]

Martial Law Would Sweep the Country Into a Great Legal Unknown

n 1946, after the war ended, the Supreme Court ruled in Duncan v. Kahanamoku that the statute authorizing martial law in Hawaii did not enable military trials of civilians, and it warned against the “subordination of executive, legislative and judicial authorities to complete military rule”—but it offered no further guidance about the circumstances that would justify a declaration of martial law, or about the consequences of such a declaration. Nor has Congress ever tried to clarify the criteria for or limits of martial law.

29.03.2020 - 07:52 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Cuomo says possible NY quarantine ‚would be chaos and mayhem‘

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to President Donald Trump considering a short-term quarantine of coronavirus „hot spots,“ including New York.

29.03.2020 - 07:41 [ CNN ]

Cuomo: Quarantine would be federal declaration of war on states

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacts to President Donald Trump floating the idea of a temporary quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

29.03.2020 - 07:36 [ theHill.com ]

Trump considering quarantine for New York and parts of New Jersey, Connecticut

Trump suggested the quarantine would be travel based, meaning people inside the quarantine area couldn’t travel to other places in the country. He also said he would talk to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) about the possible quarantine.

Cuomo said he had talked to the president Saturday morning but that they hadn’t discussed a quarantine.

27.03.2020 - 18:49 [ Washington Post ]

Gouged prices, middlemen and medical supply chaos: Why governors are so upset with Trump

Masks that used to cost pennies now cost several dollars. Companies outside the traditional supply chain offer wildly varying levels of price and quality. Health authorities say they have few other choices to meet their needs in a ‘dog-eat-dog’ battle.

24.03.2020 - 18:14 [ theHill.com ]

Cuomo says NY needs 30,000 ventilators, pleads with feds for help

Cuomo said the state needs at least 30,000 of the breathing machines to care for the influx of coronavirus patients that is expected to hit New York in two weeks. So far, the state has procured 7,000, but has only received 400 from the federal government.

24.03.2020 - 18:12 [ New York Times ]

‘Where Are the Ventilators?’: Cuomo Pleads for More Help for New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said the federal government needed to provide more medical equipment as the number of coronavirus cases accelerated.

20.03.2020 - 17:20 [ New York Times ]

Cuomo Orders Tighter Restrictions in New York: Live Updates

On Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo told New York’s 19 million residents to stay indoors as much as possible and ordered nonessential businesses to keep all of their workers home.

The measures, the state’s most drastic yet, come as confirmed coronavirus cases in New York topped 7,000, by far the most in the nation.

08.03.2020 - 17:49 [ Dawn Papple / Medium.com ]

If Joe Biden Wins The Nomination But Suffers Cognitive Decline, The DNC Could Get Their Coronation Afterall

Consider how the Democrats fill vacancies on their tickets:

“Filling a Vacancy on the National Ticket: In the event of death, resignation or disability of a nominee of the Party for President or Vice President after the adjournment of the National Convention, the National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee shall confer with the Democratic leadership of the United States Congress and the Democratic Governors Association and shall report to the Democratic National Committee, which is authorized to fill the vacancy or vacancies.”

So, to be clear, the vacancy would be decided by Tom Perez (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Steny Hoyer (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Jim Clyburn (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Chuck Schumer (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Dick Durbin (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), and the DGA will decide on their own who will be our Democratic nominee.

06.03.2020 - 13:29 [ Shaun King / Twitter ]

The State of Alabama began their process of murdering Nate Woods at 9:38 PM EST. He was not officially pronounced dead until 10:01 PM. 23 cruel minutes. It’s one of the most grizzly acts of injustice in modern American history. He didn’t break a single law.

06.03.2020 - 05:00 [ ABC News ]

Nathaniel Woods executed in Alabama after Supreme Court denies stay

The controversial execution of Nathaniel Woods was carried out late Thursday in Alabama just minutes after the Supreme Court denied a temporary stay, issued only hours earlier.

Woods was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. local time, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

06.03.2020 - 02:59 [ Common Dreams ]

MLK Jr’s Son Among Justice Advocates Urging Alabama Governor to Halt Execution of Nathaniel Woods

Civil rights groups and the son of Martin Luther King Jr. are calling on Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey to halt the execution of 44-year-old Nathaniel Woods, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday evening despite serious questions about his guilt and serious concerns about the legal process that led to his sentence.

06.03.2020 - 02:54 [ Black America Web ]

Nathaniel Woods Execution Stayed By Supreme Court To Review Appeal

Alabama was set to execute an inmate Thursday evening for the 2004 slayings of three police officers shot by another man at a suspected crack house. The U.S. Supreme Court halted plans at least temporarily to review his appeal.

05.03.2020 - 13:07 [ CNN ]

Man convicted of killing 3 police officers says co-defendant set for execution is ‚100% innocent‘

Prosecutor said that on June 17, 2004, Birmingham police officers were in the process of arresting Woods at an apartment where he was dealing drugs with Spencer, the state attorney general’s office said in a statement after the US Supreme Court turned down Woods‘ appeal last year.

Spencer opened fire, killing three of the officers and wounding a fourth, according to prosecutors.

In 2005, Woods was convicted of capital murder and attempted murder, and was sentenced to death.

05.03.2020 - 12:39 [ Grassroots Law Project / Twitter ]

FACTS: Witnesses that were with Nate Woods at the time of the crime maintain his innocence .. At least one technician tampered with evidence at the crime scene .. The killer, Kerry Spencer, confessed. And there is NO EVIDENCE of conspiracy

SaveNate.com #SaveNate

05.03.2020 - 12:29 [ SaveNate.com ]

Save Nate Woods: It’s not too late to save Nate!

Nathaniel Woods is going to be executed on March 5th, for a crime he did not commit. He was wrongly charged and wrongly convicted, and may soon be wrongly executed.

This injustice is unacceptable. We need to fight together to save Nate Woods. Will you send a letter to Kay Ivey, the Governor of Alabama, and her colleagues telling them to grant a reprieve for Nate Woods?

27.02.2020 - 03:18 [ Courthouse News ]

Louisiana Governor Asks Judge to Resign After Racist Texts

LeBlanc’s district spans Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes, which lie along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and includes portions of both cities’ metropolitan areas. The area, still rich in architecturally significant plantation homes, was once abundant in crops tended by black slaves. Today, factories and refineries replace the crops in portions of the district that lie inside what has become known as Cancer Alley.

06.10.2019 - 20:20 [ PressTV ]

Baghdad governor quits amid demonstrations in Iraqi capital

The governor of the Iraqi capital province of Baghdad, Fallah al-Jazairi, has stepped down in the wake of demonstrations against corruption, unemployment and poor public services in the country.

On Sunday, members of the Provincial Council voted in favor of accepting Jazairi’s resignation, and he quit his post.

23.07.2019 - 19:16 [ Fox News / Youtube ]

Shep Smith presses Puerto Rico’s Governor: Attacks on your own people are not mistakes

(22.07.2019)

Puerto Rico’s Ricardo Rossello addresses scandal, says he won’t seek re-election but won’t immediately resign in first interview since ‚Rickygate‘ scandal broke.

21.07.2019 - 17:14 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats slam Puerto Rico governor over ’shameful‘ comments, back protesters

Former Vice President Joe Biden has expressed support for protesters in Puerto Rico demonstrating against Ricardo Rosselló (D), the island’s embattled governor who has faced calls to resign over a corruption scandal and leaked text messages containing offensive language.

21.07.2019 - 17:08 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

(1/3) I’m calling on all the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to come here to Puerto Rico to show your support for the Puerto Rican Americans …

who are in dire need of all the support they can get. The Democratic governor and his administration…

(2/3) …are corrupt to the core, and the people of Puerto Rico have been suffering because of this kind of corruption for far too long. Anyone of us who is elected will be the head of the Democratic Party, and as such we need to let all Democrats know—indeed all Americans—that…

(3/3) …we will stand up against corruption, even when that corruption is within our own Democratic ranks. So please come down here, even if it’s just for a day, to show your support for the Puerto Rican people and their righteous cause

21.07.2019 - 16:59 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

In Old San Juan tonight to stand with the people of #PuertoRico against corruption. They deserve a government that serves them. #RickyRenuncia #RickyRenunciaYa

(19.07.2019)

21.07.2019 - 16:47 [ CBS News / Youtube ]

Growing calls for governor of Puerto Rico to resign

(19.07.2019)

Calls for Puerto Rico’s governor to resign are growing, as thousands of protesters continue to march in the streets of San Juan. Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s two top aides were arrested on corruption charges earlier in the week, and then homophobic and sexist messages were leaked between Rosselló and his administration. David Begnaud reports on the latest from San Juan.

21.07.2019 - 16:41 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Hawaii and Puerto Rico share many of the same experiences and stories. I stand with Puerto Ricans demanding change, who have had enough of government corruption, and who deserve a government of, by, and FOR the people. El pueblo unido jamás será vencido. #RickyRenuncia

21.07.2019 - 14:28 [ LA Times ]

‘Chatgate’ scandal throws Puerto Rico’s governor into crisis

(16.07.2019)

Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.

But the scandal that is threatening to buckle the boyish 40-year-old governor centers on a profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration in which some of the U.S. territory’s most powerful men act like a bunch of teenagers.

21.07.2019 - 14:15 [ New York Times ]

Tear Gas Fired at Puerto Rico Protesters Amid Calls for Governor’s Resignation

(15.07.2019)

“The chat was the final straw,” said Norma Jean Colberg, 58, one of the protesters.

21.07.2019 - 14:13 [ CNN ]

These are some of the leaked chat messages at the center of Puerto Rico’s political crisis

(17.07.2019)

The governor and 11 top aides and Cabinet members exchanged profanity-laced, homophobic and misogynistic messages about fellow politicians, members of the media, celebrities and others in a scandal many are calling „RickyLeaks.“

21.07.2019 - 14:00 [ fastcompany.com ]

A Telegram chat may (rightfully) bring down Puerto Rico’s governor

(16.07.2019)

Calls for the governor to resign have grown after nearly 900 pages of a chat on the private messaging app Telegram were leaked by a source to Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism, which published them in their entirety on Saturday.

21.07.2019 - 13:53 [ Washington Post ]

FBI makes arrests in Puerto Rico corruption scandal, prompting calls for governor’s ouster and concerns about billions in storm aid

(10.07.2019)

The FBI on Wednesday arrested two former senior officials who served in the administration of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, leading the chairman of the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico to call for the governor to step down.

21.07.2019 - 13:49 [ New York Times ]

Puerto Rico Ex-Officials Accused of Steering $15.5 Million in Contracts to Consultants

(10.07.2019)

Investigators found that government officials and employees used personal email and Telegram, a mobile encrypted messaging app, to conduct government business.

06.07.2019 - 14:44 [ Bloomberg ]

U.S. Duty-Free Magnates Give Millions to Israeli Settlements

(01.07.2019)

Friedman, Florida Sen. Rick Scott, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, evangelical preacher John Hagee, conservative TV host Mike Huckabee and Netanyahu’s son, Yair, have been among the many politicians and VIPs to attend parties at Simon Falic’s Jerusalem home.

The Falics also support American politicians, both Democratic and Republican. Since 2000, they have given over $1.7 million to pro-Israel politicians, including Trump, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

16.06.2019 - 08:58 [ Asahi.com ]

‘Talk Caravan’ brings Okinawa base dispute to national level

(12.06.2019)

In a prefectural referendum in February, a decisive 72 percent of voters in Okinawa expressed opposition to the base relocation.

Tamaki’s pledge to halt the base transfer led to his overwhelming victory in the gubernatorial election last September.

11.11.2018 - 10:51 [ Miami Herald ]

Thursday, Rick Scott had won the Keys by one vote. By Friday, he had lost there by 10.

(9.11.2018) Numbers released Friday by the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections show that in the Florida Keys, Gov. Rick Scott actually lost his bid for U.S. Senate by 10 votes.

The initial tally after Election Day showed he carried Monroe County by exactly one vote. But an election summary report sent out Friday afternoon shows incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson received 18,036 votes to Scott’s 18,026.

30.08.2018 - 08:28 [ Huffington Post ]

Ron DeSantis Tells Florida Not To ‚Monkey This Up‘ By Electing Andrew Gillum

“The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state,” said DeSantis to Smith.

Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, is backed by Bernie Sanders and is campaigning on progressive policies. President Donald Trump has expressed his support for DeSantis.

29.08.2018 - 18:26 [ Washington Examiner ]

Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum absolutely wallop the Florida political establishment

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Republican and Democratic nominations for Florida governor Tuesday. The political establishment, in both cases, lost.

Neither party got their preferred gubernatorial candidate, and now a hard-charging conservative will square off against a liberal progressive in an encapsulation of the current political moment.

29.08.2018 - 18:21 [ Miami Herald ]

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum shocks Democratic rivals, wins nomination for governor

Running to the left of his rivals and despite being vastly outspent, the charismatic and proudly liberal Gillum built a devoted statewide following of progressives. He had a well-received message of social justice and lifting up the downtrodden and an appeal to Florida’s growing diversity.

06.06.2018 - 08:45 [ Fox News ]

California’s key primaries: Trump-backed John Cox outpaces Villaraigosa for governor, Feinstein takes top spot in Senate contest

Polls have closed in the pivotal primaries in California, the liberal stronghold where Democrats‘ hopes of retaking Congress in November and mounting a national challenge to President Trump’s agenda hang in the balance.

15.05.2018 - 12:00 [ Politico.com ]

Florida to monitor Broward election chief after judge finds ‘unlawful’ ballot destruction in Wasserman Schultz race

(14.5.2018) In light of the ruling, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration — which has expressed concerns with how Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes has handled the case — told POLITICO that he’s reviewing the judge’s order and will have her office monitored.
“During the upcoming election, the Department of State will send a Florida elections expert from the Division of Elections to Supervisor Snipes’ office to ensure that all laws are followed so the citizens of Broward County can have the efficient, properly run election they deserve,” Scott’s office said in a written statement.