Day: June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

Former Defense Secretary Mattis levels extraordinary criticism of Trump

Advertisement “I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act,” he said, rejecting an option Trump had threatened to use to send troops into cities where state and local officials have not quelled unrest.White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany offered a notably lukewarm response a few hours later when asked whether Trump still had confidence in Esper.“As of right now, Secretary Esper is still Secretary Esper,” […]

June 4, 2020

All four ex-officers involved in George Floyd’s death now charged

We need new policy and legislation and ways of thinking at the state and federal levels.”Earlier at the memorial marking the spot where Floyd died, Suzie Hewitt, who grew up in the Twin Cities, kneeled as she and others in the crowd put their arms around her mother, who sobbed on the curb. Floyd put them on the steering wheel. Floyd stiffened and fell to […]

June 4, 2020

Senate passes fix to COVID-19 payroll loan program after businesses complain about changing rules

of Guaranteed Government Lenders, pleaded with the committee to step in on the popular PPP loans, saying in his 30-year career he has seen nothing like the chaotic rollout of the loan program by the Treasury and Small Business Administration.The guidance from the agencies was “fragmentary” and “let lenders fend for themselves” in crafting the application process, and in some cases was contrary to what […]

June 4, 2020

New York Times writers condemn decision to run senator’s op-ed calling for military mobilization

Print Demonstrations for the civil rights of black Americans that have gripped the country in recent days have spilled into the corridors of the New York Times, as writers protested the publication of an opinion piece calling for the military to be brought in to quell the unrest. Other journalists and former New York Times staffers joined in. In the inflammatory piece published Wednesday, Cotton […]

June 4, 2020

Minneapolis woman recalls run-in with officer charged in George Floyd killing: ‘I lived to complain’

Records show that investigators found that Chauvin “did not have to remove complainant from car” and that he “could’ve conducted interview outside the vehicle.” Further investigation showed that the squad car’s camera was turned off during the course of the stop.A spokesman for Minneapolis police declined to speak specifically on the investigation launched by Borton but said it is not the department’s current practice to […]

June 4, 2020

Nicaragua did nothing to stop the coronavirus. Now one activist is fighting what he calls a COVID-19 cover-up

Advertisement By the time police came to his father’s house looking for him, Flores had already fled to Costa Rica. World & Nation To silence a newspaper, Nicaragua’s government took away its paper and ink World & Nation To silence a newspaper, Nicaragua’s government took away its paper and ink Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has carried out a war on the press, jailing journalists and […]

June 4, 2020

News Analysis: Racism, unrest, police brutality. Is America living 1968 all over again? Yes, and no

World & Nation She’s patrolled the Navajo Nation for nearly 20 years. ‘It felt like the foundations of our country were trembling, which in fact they were.’ Allen Matusow, a fellow at the Baker Institute of Public Policy at Rice University Advertisement It has been said that history doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme, which suggests a set of recurring patterns. Here’s one officer’s […]

June 4, 2020

Commentary: Confederate monuments institutionalize racism. Take them all down. Now

Kay Ivey described efforts to remove the state’s Confederate statues as “politically correct nonsense,” but she’s fooling no one. Woodfin engaged in a laudable act of peaceful civil disobedience. The museum, which stands next door to UDC headquarters, is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Shuttered inside the museum is “Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop,” a well-received survey exhibition of 15 early […]