Trump proposes to delay federal elections until it’s ‘safe’

Trump cannot actually change the date of the federal elections. Though Trump may believe that Article II provides godlike powers, picking the date for federal elections is actually the role of Congress. And that date is already set. Congress doesn’t have to vote to have the election on Nov. 3; it would have to vote to change it to any other date.

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New Mexico secretary of state worries Trump’s federal troops will disrupt the elections

Beyond that inauspicious start, New Mexico’s Oliver noted that the process the Trump administration used for determining where and when to send federal agents had completely lacked transparency and accountability. The administration has floated a series of rolling explanations for deploying federal agents to certain cities, she said, including to quell unrest, protect federal buildings, and most recently to address ongoing criminal activity. 

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No White House coronavirus task force members currently expected at Trump’s briefing

There’s still an internal split over whether Trump should take the stage, with some aides reminding others how hard they fought to convince Trump to end the briefings after the disastrous one in April when he suggested sunlight and ingesting disinfectants could help cure coronavirus.

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The Press is Angry… Chris Cuomo Drops the S-Bomb! David Jolly Uses a Different S-Bomb! (Who Can Blame Them?)

Rachel Maddow is on vacation, so I taped “Cuomo Tonight” on CNN just for grins. And man, there were not a lot of grins, because Chris was way angry. In his opening monologue, he opined about Trump and Ivanka pitching Goya products from the resolute desk, just because the head of Goya said nice things about Trump. I guess that’s all it takes?

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New York Times: Trump considered selling Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, former acting Homeland Security chief says

“‘Can we outsource the electricity? Can we can we sell the island? You know, or divest of that asset?'” Trump reportedly said, according to Duke in the newspaper interview. “(She said the idea of selling Puerto Rico was never seriously considered or discussed after Mr. Trump raised it.),” the paper reported.

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Mueller defends Stone prosecution and says ‘his conviction stands’ in Washington Post op-ed

Mueller: “The jury ultimately convicted Stone of obstruction of a congressional investigation, five counts of making false statements to Congress and tampering with a witness. Because his sentence has been commuted, he will not go to prison. But his conviction stands.”

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