Monthly Archives: January 2020

Kentucky High Court Asked To Fix ‘Badly Broken’ Bail System

Kentucky High Court Asked To Fix ‘Badly Broken’ Bail System

alling Kentucky’s pretrial release system “badly broken,” a state agency has asked the state Supreme Court to set “clear constitutional rules” to fix the process used to collect bail money from the accused. In a petition to the state’s highest court, the Department of Public Advocacy raised numerous challenges to pretrial release practices across the…more »

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama’s school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who announced the rule changes on Obama’s birthday, said…more »

McConnell facing re-election fight and impeachment

McConnell facing re-election fight and impeachment

Now that the Senate is formally in possession of the articles of impeachment, the pressure is on for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deliver an outcome favorable to President Trump and his allies. Chris Jansing is joined by Ethics Public Policy Center Senior Fellow Peter Wehner and TIME Magazine Contributor Elise Jordan to discuss what…more »

Kentucky Senate: Have State Elections In Even-Numbered Years

Kentucky Senate: Have State Elections In Even-Numbered Years

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s elections for governor and other constitutional offices would shift to even-numbered years, coinciding with presidential elections, under a proposal overwhelmingly approved Thursday by the state Senate. Attempts to do away with statewide elections in odd-numbered years have become a perennial endeavor in the Senate. Similar proposals died in the House…more »

A pact with Trump on impeachment? McConnell’s Kentucky backers demand it

A pact with Trump on impeachment? McConnell’s Kentucky backers demand it

FLORENCE, Ky. — It is not easy these days to lose as a Republican running in ruby-red Kentucky. But that is what happened here in November in the governor’s race, when the caustic incumbent managed to alienate enough of his base to fall just short. This year, another polarizing and unpopular Republican will be up…more »

Judge says real estate firm can evict homeless Oakland women

Judge says real estate firm can evict homeless Oakland women

A California judge ruled on Friday that six homeless women who’ve drawn national attention by squatting in an empty Oakland house since November must vacate the property because they have “no valid claim of possession to” the thee-bedroom home. The decision means the women have less than five days to leave or a local sheriff…more »

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, defects with blistering attack

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, defects with blistering attack

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist announced she has defected from the Islamic Republic — posting a blistering online letter over the weekend describing herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh, 21 — who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics — attacked the “hypocrisy, lies…more »

We don’t just have a bushfire crisis. We have an arson crisis, too

We don’t just have a bushfire crisis. We have an arson crisis, too

According to my calculations and estimates, the number of individuals around Australia whose arson has contributed to the current bushfire crisis has now passed 200. This figure is not presented as a counter-argument to those who blame the fires on climate change. Most people (I hope) understand that trees tend not to spontaneously combust, no…more »

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