Politics

Federal Court: State Cannot Bind Presidential Electors

Ruling could impact liberal efforts at Electoral College workaround

A panel of federal judges with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals handed down a 2-1 ruling saying the state of Colorado was wrong in 2016 to force a presidential elector to cast his vote for Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College.

No One Wants a Recession (Wink)

Media fixates on 'recession fears'

Media fixation on a possible recession hit a fever pitch over the last week, with "recession fears" dominating news coverage following a volatile few days on Wall Street.

San Fran City Govt’s Response to Rising Crime Rate: Change ‘Convicted Felon’ to ‘Justice-Involved Person’

Crime industry welcomes "person first" terminology

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors proposed new language guidelines to re-shape the way people talk about those in the crime industry. Words such as "felon," "offender," and "convict" would be replaced by "person first" terminology. Under the proposal, a convicted criminal would be referred to as a "formerly incarcerated person," or "justice-involved individual," or even a "returning resident."

De Blasio Squeaks Into Iowa

Audio glitch causes mayor's voice to sound high

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's voice sounded high and squeaky as he remotely addressed an AFL-CIO event in Iowa on Wednesday.

Rep. Cox (D) Pays Years-Old Debt to Employees Before Disclosure Due

California freshman congressman was treasurer for troubled nonprofit

California Democratic representative T.J. Cox recently paid overdue wages to three Canadian employees, settling an issue that had lingered for more than four years. If the payments had not been made, they would have been required to be itemized as an outstanding debt on an upcoming financial disclosure.

Chris Cuomo Criticizes Trump for Not Aging Enough

Says president should 'care more,' 'sleep less'

CNN host Chris Cuomo's Tuesday closing monologue on Cuomo Prime Time criticized President Donald Trump for not aging enough in office and urged Trump to "care more" and sleep less.

Rashida Tlaib Would Have Had to Pay Own Way to Visit Grandma

Aborted trip to Israel to visit grandma would have raised ethics questions

Rashida TlaibRep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) would have had to pick up the costs of her trip to Israel to avoid an ethics violation once she told the Jewish state it was a personal trip to see her elderly grandmother.