Thai protesters hold ambitious rally for democratic reforms

BANGKOK (AP) – Protesters were gathering Saturday in Bangkok for the most ambitious rally so far in a pro-democracy campaign that has shaken up the government and Thailand’s conservative establishment. Organizers are predicting as many as 50,000 will show up and march over two days in an area of the capital historically associated with political …

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg | National Review

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left our world for a better one today. Ginsburg was the consummate American and patriot, and if there’s a comforting thought to be had this evening, it’s that she’s been reunited with her friend: the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia. The Supreme Court announced that Ginsburg died of “complications of metastatic …

Donald Trump said in August interview he would 'move quickly' to fill Supreme Court vacancy

President Trump said in an interview before the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that he would “move quickly” to fill a vacancy on the high court in the final months of his term. “I would move quickly,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt. “Why not? I mean, they …

Mitch McConnell: Supreme Court Nominee Will Receive a Senate Vote

In response to the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday evening at the age of 87, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement: The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life. Justice Ginsburg overcame …

Trump calls Ginsburg an 'amazing woman,' learns of her death after campaign speech

President Trump called the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “an amazing woman” Friday night and had no immediate comment on filling the vacancy on the high court. The president learned of Justice Ginsburg’s death after speaking at a campaign rally in Minnesota. She was 87 years old. “She just died? I didn’t know …

Twelve Foster-Care/Adoption/Child-Welfare Things That Caught My Eye Today: September 16, 2020

A 2019 study by the Pew Research Center compared generational views on key social and political issues, focusing on the similarities between Millennials and Generation Z. The topics probed include race relations, diversity, climate change, capitalism, socialism, and the role of government. This last item, … Read More View original Post

Donald Trump, unaware of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, touts Ted Cruz for Supreme Court

President Trump touted Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for the Supreme Court on Friday night at a campaign rally, unaware that news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death became public while he was on the stage. “I’m putting Ted Cruz as one of the people for the Supreme Court,” Mr. Trump told supporters in …

How Trump Can Win | National Review

After Robin Williams hanged himself in 2014, the media speculated that financial troubles or depression related to drug or alcohol use might have been the cause. Without discussing those topics, Williams’s widow, Susan Schneider Williams, is eager to set the record straight and does so in Robin’s Wish, a … Read More View original Post

New California law expands tax credit for immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California will give tax breaks to more immigrants – including those living in the country illegally – under a new law that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday. The earned income tax credit gives cash back to people who have jobs but make so little that they often don’t owe any income …

Coronavirus Restrictions: Scottish Government Undermines Freedom of Assembly

A 2019 study by the Pew Research Center compared generational views on key social and political issues, focusing on the similarities between Millennials and Generation Z. The topics probed include race relations, diversity, climate change, capitalism, socialism, and the role of government. This last item, … Read More View original Post