The madness continues. It's Day Three of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. While he was answering questions, the eight current members of the court voted unanimously to overturn his 2008 decision that basically said that school districts have to provide the barest of bare minimums to special ed students. And he still won't answer a fucking question! Richard "RJ" Eskow joined me to discuss his five reasons why moderates should oppose Gorsuch and a lot more.... Listen to RJ's radio show, The Zero Hour, as it's really good! Near the top of the show, I read an editorial from the [...]
Ian Millhiser of Think Progress explains the ninth circuit court hearing on Trump's travel ban, and weighs in on the legality of his other actions of late. As the author of Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, I asked him a million more questions abut D'ump's actions and the legality of them... We also talked about the Bernie Sanders/Ted Cruz CNN debate on the future of the ACA, and Mitch McConnell's attempt to muzzle Elizabeth Warren.
Morning Jumpstart Attack at Istanbul airport: 36 dead House Benghazi report: No Clinton smoking gun Benghazi report: 5 serious accusations Benghazi report: Democrats' reax Senate Dems block "poison pill" Zika bill SCOTUS won't hear abortion restriction appeal Trump: Trade "rape" - Biz bites back Attack at Istanbul Airport: 36 Dead (BBC, NYT, Hill, TMN, me) • A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed at 36 people and injured more than 140, officials say. Three attackers opened fire near an entry point to the terminal late Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them, [...]
Morning Jumpstart SCOTUS strikes Texas abortion restrictions SCOTUS throws out guv's bribery conviction Clinton/Warren electrify in Ohio Trump's shifting drifting Muslim ban Democrats release own Benghazi report: Committee report today Cameron to - gulp - meet EU leaders Pelosi urges Dems: Hold "family sit-ins" SCOTUS Strikes Texas Abortion Restrictions (Bloomberg, Bloomberg, Politico, Reuters, TMN, TMN, me) • The Supreme Court Monday struck down Texas abortion restrictions that had threatened to close three-quarters of the state's clinics by putting new requirements on facilities and doctors. The 5-3 ruling invalidates a law that required clinics to meet hospital-like surgical standards and forced [...]
Morning Jumpstart UK tries to calm markets - #fail Brexit: Backpedaling/Will Leave happen? Trump's strange Scotland pressers SCOTUS: 3 biggie opinions to go Draft Democratic platform: Sanders' influence Gay pride: Tinged with sadness Benghazi Committee & WH at standstill UK Tries to Calm Markets (BBC, TMN, TMN, TMN, TMN, me) • Britain's finance minister said today the UK is ready to face the future "from a position of strength " and indicated there will be no immediate emergency budget. He said there would still need to be an "adjustment" in the UK economy and it was "perfectly sensible to [...]