Chad Wolf, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Policy, Analysis, and Risk, US Department of Homeland Security, at the 12th Sol M. Linowitz Forum. Date: 28 June 2019, 10:22 Source: 12th Sol M. Linowitz Forum Author: Inter-American Dialogue

“The determination by an independent congressional watchdog today invalidates actions Mr. Cuccinelli and Mr. Wolf have taken and both should immediately step down from their illegal roles.”

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has completed a review of leadership changes within the Department of Homeland Security. In a report issued Friday, it concluded two Homeland Security appointments were invalid — Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.

GAO pinpointed precisely how the two officials were incorrectly appointed to their positions, POLITICO reported. The trouble began when former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in April 2019. The day prior to her resignation, Nielsen altered department policies in order to ensure former Secretary Kevin McAleenan would take her place.

That succession did occur, but Nielsen did not properly…


“The supernatural series takes place in the 1950s Jim Crow-era south, following a group of African American protagonists who must battle racism, monsters, and terror — with the lines blurring between all of those elements.”

The new HBO series “Lovecraft Country” tackles racism through the lens of the horror genre.

Written and developed by Misha Green (“Heroes”, “Sons of Anarchy”), the supernatural series takes place in the 1950s Jim Crow-era south, following a group of African American protagonists who must battle racism, monsters, and terror — with the lines blurring between all of those elements.

It’s also produced by Get Out director and writer Jordan Peele, who has similarly infused the horror genre with themes of race, social issues and discrimination.

“Lovecraft Country” stars Jonathan Majors as Atticus, a Korean War veteran who returns home…


Philadelphia, PA. (Dec. 3, 2005) — U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman fullback Adam Ballard (22) rushes for one of two touchdowns while being persued by Army defenders Cason Shrode (54) and Taylor Justice (42). This was the 106th Army vs. Navy Football game, held for the third consecutive year at Lincoln Financial Field. Date: 3 December 2005 Author: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Johnny Bivera.

“The NCAA has failed generations of young men and women even when it comes to their most basic responsibility — keeping the athletes under their charge healthy and safe. The time has come for change.”

Universities champion their athletic programs to summon school pride, but with the coronavirus pandemic jeopardizing fall sports seasons, schools are putting pressure on their teams to return. A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers — including presumed vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Cali. — is creating legislation considered the College Athletes Bill of Rights, designed to protect student players.

The ultimate goal of the bill is to codify protections for student athletes concerning ability to receive monetary payment, medical coverage, and access to revenue sharing agreements, The Associated Press reported. The effort is led by Senators Cory Booker, D-N.J., …


American White Pelican flying in Dallas, USA. Date: 8 November 2010, 10:05:11 Source: originally posted to Flickr as American White Pelican Author: Manjith Kainickara

“This is a huge victory for birds and it comes at a critical time, science tells us that we’ve lost 3 billion birds in less than a human lifetime and that two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction due to climate change.”

Summoning Harper Lee

Alongside numerous environmental and ecological protections the Trump administration has tried to upend, its reinterpretation of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act was is one of the oldest. A New York district judge overruled it on changed bird protection enforcement on Tuesday.

Critically, the White House adjusted its take on the law, declaring that companies that kill birds are off the hook if they can prove they did not do so intentionally, The Washington Post reported. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni disagreed, however.

“There is nothing in the text of the MBTA that suggests that in order to fall within…


Владимир Путин На совещании по видеосвязи Date: 16 June 2020 Source: http://www.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/63508/photos/63990 Author: http://www.kremlin.ru

“Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his nation’s inoculation is safe for a mass audience, despite the fact that it has not yet finished its final round of testing.”

As the world races to develop a coronavirus vaccine, Russia declared victory on Tuesday. Although it has cleared a virus, named Sputnik-V, for public use, skeptics questioned the vaccine’s safety, CNBC reported.

“I wouldn’t take it, certainly not outside a clinical trial right now” said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Commissioner and CNBC contributor. “They’re claiming that it’s fully approved, but it’s not fully approved.”

He added that Russia has yet to publish data from the drug’s trials.

“We certainly wouldn’t allow a vaccine to be used for mass distribution at this point based on the data we…


“The Galician and Basque elections have revealed yet another example of the generational tensions — between left-wing youth and conservatively-inclined older voters — that have in recent years emerged as one of the most significant political dynamics in the Western world.”

On Sunday, July 12, voters in Galicia and Basque Country went to the polls to vote in the first regional elections held in Spain since the general election of November 10, 2019. The elections were originally scheduled to be held on April 5 but were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The July 12 regional elections therefore marked Podemos’ first electoral opportunity following its entry into the national government as the coalition partner of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s PSOE, and the subsequent installation of party leader Pablo Iglesias as Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain.

Against the backdrop of the…


U.S.Navy guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), top middle, transits through international waters with the Indian Navy destroyer INS Kolkata (D 63) and tanker INS Shakti (A 57), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter-carrier JS Izumo (DDH 183) and destroyer JS Murasame (DD 101), and Republic of Philippine Navy patrol ship BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS 17). Date: May 5, 2017. (Photo: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force)

“The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable.”

( Caitlin Johnstone) “The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable,” Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which you can watch free on Youtube here or on Vimeo here.

“In a few years China has become the world’s second-biggest economic power,” Pilger’s introduction continues. “The United States is the world’s biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering every continent and every ocean. China is a threat to this dominance, says…


School has become a political football in the United States, with Trump supporters wanting everyone back in class while most people want to step back and do things safely. However it ends up, school custodians are making sure buildings are ready. Caught up with the custodial crew at Brubaker Elementary School and Hoyt Middle School as they continued their work. Date: 17 July 2020, 12:58 Source: Keeping School Buildings Ready Author: Phil Roeder from Des Moines, IA, USA

“Anything that’s going on social media that’s negative or alike without permission, photography, that’s video or anything, there will be consequences.”

Autumn normally is a time for schools to welcome back students, but during the coronavirus pandemic, some organizations are rethinking their reopening plans. Others, like North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., are operating like normal. When 15-year-old Hannah Watters shared a photo of a crowded hallway, the school promptly suspended her, a decision it has since reversed.

Originally, Principal Gabe Carmona levied a five-day suspension at Waters when she posted photos of students jam-packed in a hallway to Twitter, Indianapolis-based WSAV-TV reported. …


President Trump Delivers Remarks at the NRA Annual Meeting. President Donald J. Trump addresses his remarks Friday, April 26, 2019, at the National Rifle Association annual convention in Indianapolis, Ind. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets.”

New York is taking on the National Rifle Association as Attorney General Letitia James sued the NRA over fraud. Her office announced the suit calling for the group’s dissolution.

To justify putting the weight of New York behind a lawsuit against the largest gun rights groups, James cited “years of self-dealing and illegal conduct that violate New York’s charities law and undermine its own mission.”

In addition to siphoning donations into their own coffers, James accused NRA executives of awarding contracts based on nepotism and as a way of buying the silence and loyalty of former employees, The New York…


Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaking with attendees at the Moving America Forward Forum hosted by United for Infrastructure at the Student Union at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Date: 16 February 2020, 15:46 Source: Joe Biden Author: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America

Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will not attend the Democratic convention in Wisconsin.

Schools and work have turned to virtual settings during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it should come as no surprise that the Democratic and Republican parties will hold mostly virtual conventions this year. Under normal circumstances, August would be a celebratory month, full of pomp and circumstance as the parties name delegates and kick off the general election season. Instead, the parties will hold virtual conventions with the candidates delivering their acceptance speeches remotely.

Biden Will Remain in Delaware

Presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will not attend the Democratic convention in Wisconsin, The New York Times reported. …

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