How Progressive States Can Respond to Conservative Courts

We need to prepare now to protect the values and institutions that matter most.

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Trump’s Hard-Line Immigration Policies Go Before Voters

The administration has raced to build the president’s promised border wall and block migrants from entering the United States, but the future of those policies will be determined by the election.

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In Voting Cases, Chief Justice Roberts Is Alone but in Control

While the chief justice’s views have not been fully endorsed by any of his colleagues, they have so far prevailed in five recent disputes, delivering victories to both Democrats and Republicans.

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New York Sues Trump Over ‘Anarchist’ Label

New York City, Seattle and Portland, Ore., all so-called “anarchist jurisdictions,” are trying to stop the Trump administration from withholding federal funds.

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Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Could Take Us Backward

In Amy Coney Barrett, Republicans are once again backing a Supreme Court nominee who could take us backward.

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Federal Official Threatens Nevada for Halting Rapid Tests in Nursing Homes

Nevada health officials had found that two rapid tests had led to a high number of false positives in nursing home residents.

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Trump Is Killing the Economy Out of Spite

So what will he do if he loses the election?

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States Scramble to Avert Conflicts at Polling Places

Election experts say President Trump’s messaging, the pandemic and other factors are creating a tension around casting ballots not seen since the Jim Crow era.

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Delayed Homeland Security Report Warns of ‘Lethal’ White Supremacy

An annual assessment that a whistle-blower said was withheld for months did not hold back on the threat from violent extremists and tagged Russia as the primary source of disinformation.

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Is Amy Coney Barrett Joining a Supreme Court Built for the Wealthy?

Future decisions by a very conservative majority could give corporations even more weight and workers less.

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Short of Money to Run Elections, Local Authorities Turn to Private Funds

Cities and states face huge bills to deal with voting during the pandemic. Mark Zuckerberg offered $300 million to help — and conservatives are objecting.

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As Courts Back Broad Mail-In Voting, DeJoy Apologizes for Missteps

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy privately apologized to election officials for failing to consult about a postcard that was sent to educate voters on mail-in ballots.

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Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

The extraordinary suggestion came as Attorney General William P. Barr has emerged as a messenger for President Trump’s re-election campaign.

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Veterans Fortify the Ranks of Militias Aligned With Trump’s Views

The vast majority of veterans do not join militias, but some fast-growing militias have many veterans among their ranks.

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In Cities Republicans Have Ignored, Trump Sees Only Democratic Problems

Mayors don’t have the power that the president ascribes to them.

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Trump Administration Promise to Focus on Extremism Remains Unfulfilled

A year after the Department of Homeland Security promised to focus more on violent extremism, the plan to carry out that shift remains hidden while the atmosphere worsens.

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Portland Shooting Amplifies Tensions in Presidential Race

A fatal shooting after clashes in Portland came on the heels of the shooting deaths of two people during confrontations in Kenosha, Wis., earlier in the week.

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April Was Trump’s Cruelest Month

Covid-19 won when he tweeted LIBERATE MINNESOTA.

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Here’s How Moving to Work Remotely Could Affect Your Taxes

The rules are complicated and vary by state, so accountants are advising taxpayers to keep track of how many days they spend working in each state.

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A Historic Supreme Court Ruling Upends Courts in Oklahoma

Local prosecutors are referring criminal cases to the federal and tribal courts, which are now flooded with new cases.

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The Arc of Homeland Security Bends Toward Trump. Chad Wolf Bends With It.

Mr. Wolf joined the Department of Homeland Security in its infancy to help prevent another 9/11. Now he is helping President Trump use it to achieve his political ambitions.

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I’m the Police Chief in Portland. Violence Isn’t the Answer.

As a Black man and a public servant, I see that spectacle is drowning out the voices that need to be heard to make positive change.

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Homeland Security Shuts Down ‘Intelligence’ Reports on Journalists

The acting secretary of homeland security said that he would investigate his department’s dissemination of the tweets of journalists who uncovered agency documents.

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Help Me Find Trump’s ‘Anarchists’ in Portland

The president has his politically driven narrative. And then there’s reality.

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Federal Tactical Teams to Withdraw From Portland, Governor Says

Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon said the teams will begin a withdrawal on Thursday. Federal officials cautioned that they will withdraw only when they are confident the federal courthouse can be secured.

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Fact Checking the Portland Protests: How Violent Are They?

Attorney General William P. Barr said protesters had used fireworks, Tasers, pellet guns and lasers to target federal officers in Portland.

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From the Start, Federal Agents Demanded a Role in Suppressing Anti-Racism Protests

Twin government memos show how a gung-ho federal law enforcement response to anti-racism protests may have been driven by a shaky understanding of the demonstrations’ roots.

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Fact Check: How Violent Are the Portland Protests?

Attorney General William P. Barr said protesters had used fireworks, Tasers, pellet guns and lasers to target federal officers in Portland.

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Cities in Bind as Turmoil Spreads Far Beyond Portland

Galvanized in part by the deployment of federal agents in Portland, Ore., protesters have returned to the streets in Oakland, Seattle and elsewhere.

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In Portland’s So-Called War Zone, It’s the Troops Who Provide the Menace

If President Trump is actually trying to establish order, he is stunningly incompetent.

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Judge Rejects Challenge to Federal Agents Targeting Portland Protesters

Oregon’s attorney general had sued to prevent federal agents from patrolling the city in unmarked vehicles and detaining protesters.

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Videos Show How Federal Officers Escalated Violence in Portland

Peaceful protests were already happening for weeks when federal officers arrived on July 4. Our video shows how President Trump’s deployment ignited chaos.

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Homeland Security Lets New Yorkers Back Into Global Entry Program

State residents had been barred from programs that speed travel amid a dispute over a New York law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses.

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Federal Forces Have Gone Into U.S. Cities Before. Why This Time Is Different.

Legal scholars fear the president is trying to take on a job that the Constitution did not give the federal government.

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Painting Bleak Portrait of Urban Crime, Trump Sends More Agents to Chicago and Other Cities

The announcement came as the president painted a dark vision of crime in cities and attacked local officials who have expressed concerns about intervention by the administration.

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

President Trump and his top aides sharply shifted their pandemic strategy in mid-April after seizing on optimistic data suggesting the virus would disappear, a Times investigation found.

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Governors Must Save Us From Our Coronavirus Testing Failure

Our pandemic fight requires prompt testing results — and singular cooperation among the states to achieve them.

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After a Trail of Tears, Justice for ‘Indian Country’

From my elders, I learned that justice is sometimes seven generations away or more — and inevitable.

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Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma is Indian Reservation

The 5-4 decision could reshape criminal justice in eastern Oklahoma by preventing state authorities from prosecuting Native Americans

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A Deal to Save Medicaid, the Unemployed and State Budgets

The tradeoff: full federal funding for expanded Medicaid and unemployment aid, while states fund early childhood programs and infrastructure.

#community-colleges, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-state-relations-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #infrastructure-public-works, #medicaid, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #states-us, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Washington, D.C., Deserves Statehood

Trump transformed my hometown into a war zone, underscoring the imperative that the capital should be the 51st state.

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D.C.’s Mayor Fights for Control of Her City at Trump’s Front Door

Amid tensions with the president over his deployment of federal officers during protests, Washington’s mayor had “Black Lives Matter” painted near the White House in an unmistakable assertion of control.

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Trump and Tom Cotton Are Wrong. Don’t Send the Military to Protests.

President Trump threatens to bring a particularly authoritarian brand of executive power to American cities.

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The Supreme Court, Too, Is on the Brink

The polarization roiling the country has the Supreme Court in its grip.

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Washington, the Nation’s Capital, Moves to Reopen. Washington, the City, Is Not Ready.

As the coronavirus hits the White House, Congress and D.C.’s poorest areas, many across the region are asking the Trump administration to proceed with caution.

#bowser-muriel-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #government-employees, #hogan-lawrence-j, #maryland, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #washington-dc

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Masked or Not, Mike Pence Keeps the Peace With a Poker Face

“Task forces and vice presidents don’t get to decide things,” said Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #pence-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

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Trump Administration Signals Support for Allies’ Fight Against Virus Orders

Conservative groups making a legal assault against state and local coronavirus restrictions are backed by the Justice Department’s willingness to “take action.”

#barr-william-p, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-state-relations-us, #governors-us, #justice-department, #quarantines, #republican-party, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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States Are in Crisis. Why Won’t Trump Help?

Federal support for cities and states was a core part of the New Deal. The president is tearing it apart.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #new-deal-1930s, #states-us

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On the Front Lines, Testing Shortages Cloud Decisions on the Economy

In both red and blue states, governors, health departments and hospitals are finding innovative ways to cope, but still lack what experts say they need to track and contain outbreaks.

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Financial Aid to Struggling States Is Next Big Congressional Battle

Mitch McConnell said states should file for bankruptcy, but there is broad agreement that Washington will have to bail out local governments suffering economic pain from the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #federal-state-relations-us, #governors-us, #house-of-representatives, #local-government, #mcconnell-mitch, #senate, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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