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Sep 11 2019
Update, Wed 9/11, noon: The Assembly passed AB5 on a vote of 56-15. It now goes to Gov. Newsom.
SACRAMENTO — The California Senate on Tuesday passed gig-work legislation that could transform the state’s employment landscape by turning many independent contractors into employees. The vote was 29-11, along party lines.San Francisco Chronicle
Feb 04 2021
“Myanmar police have filed charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing communications equipment… The move followed a military coup on Monday and the detention of Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi and other civilian politicians. The takeover cut short Myanmar’s long transition to democracy and drew condemnation from the United States and other Western countries.” (ReutersThe Flip Side
Sep 30 2019
The whistleblower at the center of the impeachment investigation of President Trump will testify in the House “very soon,” though in a way that will protect his identity, the Democrat leading the probe said Sunday.
The whistleblower, whose identity hasn’t been made public, is a man who works for the Central Intelligence Agency, The Wall Street Journal confirmed last week. The House isWall Street Journal (News)
Jan 24 2020
President Trump's defense team plans to present arguments for about two hours on Saturday, an official familiar with the strategy confirmed to The Hill.
The president's attorneys will get their first chance to present on Saturday, a window Trump dubbed Friday morning as "Death Valley in T.V." They are expected to speak for only a couple hours before giving a more extensive presentationThe Hill
Oct 11 2019
In Ukraine, they were known by business associates for touting their connections to the Trump administration. In the U.S., their flashy style and propensity for name-dropping raised eyebrows. Their business deals at times ended in lawsuits.
The Soviet-born Florida businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman—indicted Thursday on campaign finance violation charges that include channelingWall Street Journal (News)
Apr 24 2019
President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to fight any effort by congressional Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings against him after the U.S. special counsel’s Russia probe, promising to take any legal battle to the Supreme Court despite Congress’ constitutional power to impeach.
“If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court,” TrumpReuters
Jul 25 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appears to be blundering into a healthcare vote this week, despite not having a deal on a Senate healthcare bill.The Hill
May 13 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden is on a list of names provided to Senate Republicans by a sympathetic spy boss in connection with the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
That was the latest twist in a yearslong saga that changed course again this week following action by acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, who declassified the names of a numberNPR (Online News)
Aug 03 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s getting late early.
President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits to Democrat Joe Biden, noting there are three months until Election Day and reminding them of the late-breaking events that propelled his 2016 comeback.
But four years later, the dynamics are very different.
Aides are increasingly worried thatAssociated Press
Oct 30 2020
As of 9 a.m. ET Friday morning, 93 hours before the first voting locations open on Election Day, polling for Libertarian Party (L.P.) presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen exceeded the distance between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in five critical states: Texas (with its 38 electoral votes), Ohio (18), Georgia (16), Iowa (six), and, in extremely limited polling,Reason