The latest word from the Oregon Health Authority is that “Federal stimulus payments […] will not affect OHP eligibility. They will not be counted […] when members report a change in their household”. Now I just need a ruling on SNAP benefits.
The problem with Mine Furor saying the quiet part loud — in this case admitting that protecting voting rights would hurt Republicans — is that the press treats it as a Trump brain fart and not, in fact, the actual GOP agenda.
A controversial Florida pastor who refused to stop holding packed church services, in violation of coronavirus restrictions, was arrested Monday by a local sheriff who said he was putting his followers’ lives at risk.
I can’t find it now, but this morning I read that the direct cash payments do count against income limits for various social welfare benefits, so my expectation right now is that it will impact my SNAP allotment. What I don’t know is whether it will only impact it for the month the payment is received or for any month in which any of the payment amount remains unspent.
So that Nextdoor post about wanting martial law was replied to by a poster who further hopes “for a purge of at least a third of this planet’s human population”, a return to the gold standard, and the abolition of government.
And I just read my first Nextdoor plea for martial law because the poster can’t afford to be out of work much longer.
I keep seeing some people go, “You know, it’s happened before that during wartime a president served more than two terms.” Yes, that’s true, but only because it wasn’t unconstitutional until after FDR did it. If we just stupidly concede that wartime presidents can serve longer because we remember something about FDR having served four terms, then we’ve lost that fight before Trump ever even gets to try to do it. In fact, we’d have done half his job for him.
Not for nothing but this move by Labatt Breweries is exactly the sort of thing we could institute by law here in the United States under the Defense Production Act, but Mine Furor is more interested in suspending habeas corpus.
BuzzFeed News has a good explainer on the lack of presidential authority to delay an election. Technically, a Congressional vote could do it, but even that would be up against the hard, constitutional deadline of a president’s four-year term.
Ron Wyden, my Senator and the likely the loudest voice in Congress pushing vote-by-mail as a comprehensive election security measure, has introduced a bill “to protect voters and elections against COVID-19 risks by mandating emergency vote-by-mail”.
Congress needs to pass a law that any website operating from within its jurisdiction is required to have a clear an obvious method for account deletion in a user’s settings.
Lost in the shuffle of Super Tuesday and COVID-19 dominating the news here in the U.S.: lawyers for the House Judiciary Committee told a court that if a recent ruling stands, they could be left with little choice but to “direct its sergeant at arms to arrest current and former high-level executive branch officials for failing to respond to subpoenas”
“As this case has proven, such cases may take months or years to resolve; accommodation, wherever possible, is far preferable,” he argued. But without even the possibility of judicial enforcement, “[f]uture Presidents may direct widescale noncompliance with lawful Congressional inquiries, secure in the knowledge that Congress can do little to enforce a subpoena short of directing a Sergeant at Arms to physically arrest an Executive Branch officer … By encouraging Presidential stonewalling, the court effectively dismantles the accommodation process.”
Reading that the Trump campaign has sued The New York Times for libel, I assume we all had the same thought: the Times gets to seek documents from the campaign through the discovery process.
Wait: exactly how often are six-year-old black girls arrested for “tantrums” at school by Florida cops, because this update on an incident from September is not even the same fucking incident I blogged about just last week.
Mostly, I maybe need to learn not to post politics before, oh, say noon or so. The thing below is completely wrong. I don’t know how Warren got the “two paragraphs” thing, unless she did what I did: load the main page and not notice the several links to specific sections at the end of each paragraph.
By the way, when Warren said that Klobuchar’s health care proposal is “two paragraphs” she meant “two pages”, which if you print-to-PDF it is. She was trying to make the comparison to her own set of health care proposals, each of which is several pages at least.
Among the many ways in which being a pedestrian in Portland can be a dangerous endeavor: cars parked too close to intersections, disabling line-of-sight. Now, a $5.9 million lawsuit in the death of a bicyclist aims to end the practice.