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Dec 23 2020
“Can Mo Brooks really challenge the election in Congress?” - Bryce, Georgia
Yes, but doing so is unlikely to be successful in overturning the election results. If Brooks and at least one Senator challenge the results, that would trigger a vote in Congress; both the House and Senate would have to vote to sustain the challenge (e.g. reject the electors from certain states). This isThe Flip Side
Aug 22 2020
In no doubt related news, a new CNN poll shows that the Trump-Biden race has significantly narrowed. Biden is now only four points up on Trump among registered voters. More:
Across 15 battleground states, the survey finds Biden has the backing of 49% of registered voters, while Trump lands at 48%.
The pool of battleground states in this poll includes more that Trump carried inThe American Conservative
Sep 15 2020
A federal judge ruled on Monday that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) coronavirus orders, which shut down the state, closed businesses and limited gatherings, were unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, a Trump appointee, said in his opinion that COVID-19 orders from Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine violated and continue to violate the FirstThe Hill
Apr 27 2021
“The overall U.S. population stood at 331,449,281, the Census Bureau said on Monday, a 7.4% increase over 2010 representing the second-slowest growth of any decade in history… Texas will receive two more congressional seats next year, and five states - Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, Montana and Oregon - will gain one congressional seat each, the census bureau said. New York, California,The Flip Side
Jan 09 2021
Derrick Evans, the West Virginia lawmaker who filmed himself storming the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday's deadly siege, resigned from the state's House of Delegates on Saturday.
Why it matters: Evans, who faced calls to resign from those on both sides of aisle, has been charged in federal court with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawfulAxios
Aug 24 2021
Texas v. Biden, a case with profound implications for American foreign policy, reached the Supreme Court with lightning speed.
On August 13, a judge in Texas appointed by then-President Donald Trump effectively ordered the Biden administration to permanently reinstate Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. That policy, which is officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),Vox
Feb 15 2021
That didn’t take long. Less than a month into the Biden administration and already there was a significant, embarrassing and completely inappropriate situation in his press office. And it ended, as it should have — with someone losing their job.
It all started when Vanity Fair’s Caleb Ecarma reported that White House deputy press secretary T.J. Ducklo had threatened a reporter who askedPoynter
Apr 26 2021
The US will share up to 60m doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine with other countries, the White House has announced, amid intensifying pressure for it to lead the global fight against the pandemic.
The pledge came as Joe Biden spoke with Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, which is reportedly running out of Covid-19 vaccines just as a deadly second wave continues toThe Guardian
Jul 14 2023
Recent reports have sparked optimism regarding the state of the United States economy, with inflation slowing without rising unemployment. Has the economy avoided a sizable recession, and if so, who deserves credit for the good news?
“Soft Landing”: In a piece for the New York Times Opinion (Left bias), Paul Krugman (Left bias) determined that economic reports indicate the U.S. is “Washington Examiner Reuters New York Times (Opinion)
Mar 22 2021
As the United States sees a sharp increase in immigration under President Joe Biden’s administration, the nation must respond from a place of principle — and Utah offers solid foundations from which to start.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist as 4,200 children were being kept in poor, crowdedDeseret News