'It's a one-time shot.' Is it now or never for affirmative action in California?
When California Democrats first started working last year on a proposal to reinstate affirmative action — an effort that requires approval by ballot measure on Nov. 3 — it was months before a spring of coronavirus lockdowns and summer of racial reckoning in America.Before 2020, those supporting what would become Proposition 16 thought they had almost no chance of convincing voters they should repeal the 25-year-old law banning the consideration of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in university admissions, public employment and contracting.For years, polls have shown that the majo...
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Coronavirus stimulus checks: Bernie Sanders Wants A Yuge Bill
Even though the coronavirus stimulus package is one of the most-awaited deals at the moment, it is unlikely to come before the election. On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders made a similar comment, saying Democrats would pass a massive coronavirus stimulus package, which most likely would include checks as well, if they win the Senate next month.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreCoronavirus stimulus checks: Sanders wants massive stimulus billSpeaking on Hill.TV’s “Rising,” Sanders said if they win the election next month, their first “order of business will be a massive stimulus bill...
Democrats Boycott Senate Judiciary Committee Vote On Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee boycotted a key vote in Amy Coney Barrett‘s confirmation process on Thursday as part of a political statement against the hearings, which many Democrats view as illegitimate. The Republicans on the committee voted 12-0 without their progressive counterparts.Filling the seats of the missing Democrats were ten large portraits of constituents who had personally benefitted from the Affordable Care Act, which is scheduled to be before the Supreme Court on Nov. 10. Opponents of Barrett argue she poses a threat to the ACA, reproductive care and gay rights.“...
Senate committee approves Trump court nominee as Democrats boycott
Washington (AFP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed through US President Donald Trump's conservative pick for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, Thursday as Democrats boycotted the vote saying it was too close to the November 3 election.The unanimous vote, with all Democrats absent, sets the stage for full Senate approval at the beginning of next week on Barrett, who will tilt the high court firmly to the right.On Wednesday Democrats labelled the nomination process a "sham" that broke former Republican promises to never vote on a Supreme Court nominee so close to a presidential electio...
US officials link Iran to voter intimidation emails warning Democrats to elect Trump
US officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump.The officials did not lay out specific evidence for how they came to pinpoint Iran, but the activities attributed to Tehran would mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in online espionage. The Wednesday announcement was made at a hastily called news conference 13 days before the election.The allegations underscored the US go...
Florida Democrats told vote for Trump 'or we will come after you'
Miami (AFP) - Authorities in Florida were looking into emails sent to registered Democrats demanding that they vote for President Donald Trump in the November 3 election "or we will come after you."The messages, allegedly from the far-right Proud Boys group, all have the same text but are addressed to voters by name."We are in possession of all your information. You are currently registered as a Democrat and we know this because we have gained access into the entire voting infrastructure," reads the email. "You will vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you. Change your party af...
In Michigan, some Bernie-supporting Arab Americans are bypassing Biden for Trump. Here's why
"He just tells it how it is."Six months ago, Mohammed A. of Detroit, Michigan issued that very judgment of Bernie Sanders. Two weeks before election day, and the 37-year-old warehouse operator and recent father switched, and sang those praises for one Donald Trump.His story is far from fringe. He has an ear to the ground on the streets of Arab America's symbolic capital, and his words echo among the disparate voices lining up to vote for Trump. Coastal pollsters who classify Arab Americans as Democrats, or pundits who paint the "Muslim vote" as firmly Joe Biden's, are often deaf to these voice...
US vice president candidate Harris ends virus pause to campaign again
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris returns to the US election campaign trail on Monday after a break due to positive coronavirus tests in her entourage.Harris plans to address early voters in Orlando and Jacksonville in the state of Florida on Monday, according to her campaign team.Early voters in Florida have been able to cast their ballots in person since Monday ahead of the presidential election on November 3.Florida is one of the most competitive swing states, repeatedly changing hands between the Democrats and Republicans.Harris had suspended her campaign trips on Thursd...
GOP slashes Democrats' voter advantage in Florida going into the election
MIAMI — Heading into the Nov. 3 election, Florida Republicans are as close to parity with Democrats among registered voters as they’ve been in half a century or more.The Florida Division of Elections on Thursday posted the final numbers for 2020 voter registration in the nation’s biggest battleground state. Republicans now head into Election Day with 5,169,012 voters and Democrats with 5,303,254 — a difference of just 134,242. The deadline to register was Oct. 6.Those figures are good news for President Donald Trump, who beat 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by 112,000 vote...
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Democrats May Lose on SCOTUS, But Hope to Win on ACA
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud.Republicans appear to be on track to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before Election Day, cementing a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court regardless of what happens Nov. 3. Democrats, meanwhile, lacking the votes to block the nomination, used the high-profile hearings to batter Republicans for trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act.Meanwhile, a number of scientific journals that typically eschew politics, including the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, threw their support to Democratic pr...