GOP Senators Lobby to Replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as Federal Holiday

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Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and James Lankford (R-OK) backed a proposal on Wednesday to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has sponsored a bipartisan bill that would make Juneteenth, a day that celebrates the end of slavery, a federal holiday. Cornyn’s bill has engendered some backlash from Republicans ….  Read More

Coronavirus Patients Crossing U.S. Border for Treatment, Say California Hospitals

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A Southern California hospital reports that Coronavirus patients are crossing the border from Mexico to seek treatment. The surge created a crisis in regional hospitals, prompting a patient transfer system across the state. “They’ll literally come to the border and call an ambulance,” Van Gorder, president and CEO of Southern California’s Scripps Health system, told ….  Read More

Poll: Joe Biden Leads in Key Swing States as Coronavirus Concerns Rise

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A CNBC/Change Research poll released Wednesday found Joe Biden leading President Trump across six key swing states, as the voters indicate dissatisfaction with the president’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus. The survey, taken June 26-28 among 3,729 likely voters in six states — Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — showed Biden leading ….  Read More

Rumors Swirl: Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas May Retire

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Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas may be planning to retire soon, according to rumors in the media Wednesday. Robert Costa reported in the Washington Post that the Trump administration was preparing for the possible retirement of Justice Clarence Thomas: Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative appointed by George H.W. Bush, is privately seen ….  Read More

De Blasio Doubles Down on Threat to Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Front of Trump Tower — Vows to Use Defunded Police Money to Pay for It

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Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed the new $88 billion city budget in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in Minneapolis police custody that includes significant changes to the New York Police Department. De Blasio emphasized the “profound change” that would be taking place in New York City ….  Read More