Garland pauses federal executions as DOJ reviews policies

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference in Washington, Friday, June 25, 2021. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday paused federal executions as the Department of Justice reviews its death penalty policies and procedures. “The Department of Justice must ensure that everyone in the federal criminal justice system is … Leer más

Team Trump quietly launches new social media platform

Trump’s involvement with the project is unclear as is whether or not he will set up an account on GETTR and use it, though his proximity to Miller suggests that this may be the latest attempt to get him back in the churn of social media The former president has been looking for alternative ways … Leer más

California budget contains $1.2B in legislator earmarks

Praise for the deal poured in after the vote on CA AB129 (21R) from lawmakers trumpeting their victories, like $8 million to help a conservancy buy Banning Ranch, a 385-acre parcel of land in coastal Orange County. “This project will restore vital coastal wetlands, provide unparalleled coastal access for surrounding underserved communities and preserve this … Leer más

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at the age of 88

Rumsfeld graduated from Princeton University in 1954 with a degree in political science and went on to serve in the Navy for three years. The Illinois native launched a campaign for Congress in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District, winning in 1962 at the age of 30. He was a leading co-sponsor of the Freedom of Information … Leer más

New poll shows how Trump surged with women and Hispanics — and lost anyway

Pew’s survey of “validated voters” — members of their survey panel whom they could match as people who cast ballots on state voter files — is among the deepest analyses of who voted in the last presidential election and how. And because Pew also conducted similar studies of the 2016 and 2018 electorates, it’s possible … Leer más

New York Assembly OKs subpoenas in Cuomo impeachment probe

Additionally, members have taken the technical step of issuing a commission to the law firm of Davis Polk, which the Assembly has retained to handle much of the probe. That step “allows our independent counsel to take testimony under oath,” Lavine said. The Assembly launched its investigation of Cuomo in March. It is probing a … Leer más

Trump debuts at 41st in C-SPAN presidential rankings

In the administrative skills category, Trump was ranked last among the 45 former presidents. He also fell in last in the category of moral authority, just below Buchanan — who is most widely known for his failure to prevent the Civil War. Trump fared better in the Public Persuasion category, in which he was ranked … Leer más