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Bloomberg proposes broad changes to criminal justice system amid scrutiny of his past comments on race and policing

Bloomberg proposes broad changes to criminal justice system amid scrutiny of his past comments on race and policing

Michael Bloomberg unveiled a suite of proposals on Tuesday aimed at addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system, reducing the prison population and investing in reintegration initiatives. The policy rollout, which comes as the former New York mayor faces intense and renewed criticism for his past comments defending the implementation of “stop and frisk,”…MORE

John Bolton isn’t the hero of the Ukraine story

John Bolton isn’t the hero of the Ukraine story

At an appearance at Duke University to promote his forthcoming book on Monday, former Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton was asked whether he believes the July 25, 2019, phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “perfect,” as Trump has repeatedly described it. “You’ll love Chapter 14,” Bolton said…MORE

USA Today: Group of federal judges calls emergency meeting over concerns about DOJ’s intervention in ‘politically sensitive cases’

USA Today: Group of federal judges calls emergency meeting over concerns about DOJ’s intervention in ‘politically sensitive cases’

The leaders of a group of federal judges will meet Tuesday to “address growing concerns” about the recent intervention of President Donald Trump and the Justice Department in “politically sensitive cases,” USA Today reports. Trump and Attorney General William Barr ignited fresh concerns about the impartiality of the Justice Department last week when Barr retracted…MORE

Fact-checking Tom Cotton’s claims about the coronavirus

Fact-checking Tom Cotton’s claims about the coronavirus

Over the weekend, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton came under fire for a series of comments and tweets on the coronavirus. On Fox News Sunday morning, Cotton suggested the virus did not originate in an animal market as the Chinese government has claimed, but perhaps from another source, such as an infectious disease research lab nearby.…MORE

Roger Stone judge to discuss case in court amid sentencing chaos

Roger Stone judge to discuss case in court amid sentencing chaos

Judge Amy Berman Jackson will hear Tuesday from Roger Stone’s defense team and the Justice Department after a tumultuous week that saw President Donald Trump suggest she is biased and several prosecutors quit his case after Justice Department leadership rescinded their initial recommended sentence of up to nine years in prison. Stone is still scheduled…MORE

Bloomberg qualifies for Wednesday’s Democratic debate — his first

Bloomberg qualifies for Wednesday’s Democratic debate — his first

Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, paving the way for the former New York mayor’s first appearance on stage with his 2020 rivals. Bloomberg met the Democratic National Committee-mandated polling threshold on Tuesday with a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey finding the former New York mayor at 19% nationally. The result…MORE

Justice Department storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr’s credibility

Justice Department storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr’s credibility

A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump’s Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases. Latest developments suggest that the President’s destruction of the invisible wall between the White House and the department and the…MORE

Bolton jabs Trump but avoids Ukraine as book battle rages on

Bolton jabs Trump but avoids Ukraine as book battle rages on

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton on Monday needled his former boss over foreign policy but — remarkably — largely avoided the Ukraine scandal in favor of issuing a plea that the White House allows his book to be released as-is. “I hope it’s not suppressed,” Bolton said, referring to the White…MORE

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