Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have sued the Trump administration to dam new restrictions on overseas pupil visas in connection to many universities transferring operations on-line for the autumn semester.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued new steering final week saying overseas college students incomes their levels fully on-line can’t keep within the United States, prompting accusations from college officers that the administration is making an attempt to strain faculties to renew in-person instruction.
“The Trump administration didn’t even attempt to explain the basis for this senseless rule, which forces schools to choose between keeping their international students enrolled and protecting the health and safety of their campuses,” Massachusetts lawyer common Maura Healey stated in an announcement, per the New York Times.
California, in addition to Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have already filed separate lawsuits searching for to dam the rule.
District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who presided over the case of Roger Stone, has requested a duplicate of the president’s govt order commuting Stone’s sentence.
Specifically, Jackson is searching for to find out whether or not Stone’s commutation applies solely to his jail sentence or if it additionally applies to his supervised launch.
Jackson has requested to obtain a duplicate of Trump’s govt order by tomorrow with a view to proceed with the case.
In February, Jackson sentenced Stone to 40 months in jail and two years of probation.
Trump has now made greater than 20,000 false or deceptive claims as president, in accordance with the Washington Post’s Fact Checker tally.
The Post reports:
It took President Trump 827 days to high 10,000 false and deceptive claims in The Fact Checker’s database, a median of 12 claims a day.
But on July 9, simply 440 days later, the president crossed the 20,000 mark — a median of 23 claims a day over a 14-month interval, which included the occasions main as much as Trump’s impeachment trial, the worldwide pandemic that crashed the financial system and the eruption of protests over the loss of life of George Floyd in police custody.
The coronavirus pandemic has spawned an entire new style of Trump’s falsehoods. The class in only a few months has reached almost 1,000 claims, greater than his tax claims mixed. Trump’s false or deceptive claims in regards to the impeachment investigation — and the occasions surrounding it — contributed virtually 1,200 entries to the database.
The Post famous Trump averaged fewer than 5 false or deceptive claims a day in his first 100 days as president, indicating his tendency to magnify or ignore the reality is accelerating as he approaches the November election amid a worldwide pandemic.
Republican senator Thom Tillis provided an optimistic outlook on his occasion’s probabilities within the November elections, at the same time as a variety of polls present Trump trailing Joe Biden in Tillis’ dwelling state of North Carolina.
“The stakes are very high this election, but you know why I know we’re going to win? Because people remember how good their lives were back in February,” Tillis stated through the digital North Carolina Republicah conference.
The Senate Republican added, “Can you imagine if we had had a Democrat president and a Democrat majority in the Senate and the House, what our economy would’ve looked like at the worst possible time? At least we had that economy to buttress us while we fight and ultimately win the Covid war.”
But North Carolina voters don’t cuurently seem to agree, contemplating the RealClearPolitics polling average of the state reveals Biden forward by 3.Three factors. In comparability, Trump carried North Carolina by Four factors in 2016.
Tillis additionally faces a tough reelection in November. A recent poll confirmed Tillis trailing his Democratic opponent, Cal Cunningham, by eight factors.
US District Judge Tanya Chutkan has issued a brand new delay in federal executions, hours earlier than the primary federal execution in 17 years was set to happen at a jail in Indiana.
Chutkan wrote in her choice, “[B]ecause the public is not served by short-circuiting legitimate judicial process, and is greatly served by attempting to ensure that the most serious punishment is imposed in a manner consistent with our Constitution, the court finds that it is in the public interest to issue a preliminary injunction.”
The choice comes hours earlier than Daniel Lewis Lee was scheduled to be killed by deadly injection at a federal jail in Terre Haute, Indiana. Two different executions have been scheduled for later within the week.
The Trump administration is more likely to ask a better court docket to raise the injunction with a view to proceed with the executions.
Chutkan’s choice is simply the most recent in a sequence of obstacles the White House has encountered since lawyer common William Barr introduced final 12 months that the administration would resume federal executions.
Federal executions have been uncommon because the federal loss of life penalty was restored in 1988, with solely three defendants being put to loss of life in these 32 years.
The op-ed from Mick Mulvaney can be noteworthy due to how the previous performing White House chief of employees beforehand dismissed reporting on coronavirus.
Mulvaney stated in late Feburary, when he was nonetheless working on the White House, that reporters have been solely taking note of the virus as a result of “they think this is going to be what brings down the president.”
At the time, Mulvaney famous many reporters had been centered on the president’s impeachment trial in January, because the virus unfold by way of China’s Wuhan area.
“The press was covering their hoax of the day because they thought it would bring down the president,” Mulvaney stated. “The reason you’re seeing so much attention to [coronavirus] today is that they think this is going to be what brings down the president. That’s what this is all about.”
Trump’s former performing chief of employees, Mick Mulvaney, has written a CNBC op-ed in regards to the subsequent coronavirus reduction invoice.
In the op-ed, Mulvaney argued any new assist needed to be centered on addressing the general public well being issues of the pandemic, which is able to in flip enhance the financial system.
“Put another way, the fact that people aren’t going on vacation probably has more to do with fear of getting sick than it does with their economic condition,” Mulvaney writes.
“Giving folks a examine, or some monetary incentive to journey, received’t resolve their drawback. Make folks really feel protected to return on an airplane or cruise ship, and they’ll of their very own accord.
“Any stimulus should be directed at the root cause of our recession: dealing with Covid.”
Mulvaney goes on to specify among the nation’s present weaknesses in combating the virus, together with testing capability. He famous his son and daughter each confronted points in attempting to get examined and get outcomes again shortly.
Mulvaney’s op-ed is notable contemplating it comes as his former boss has sought to downplay the present surge in new circumstances of coronavirus.
Trump has additionally not too long ago pushed for faculties to reopen this fall, although his administration has despatched blended indicators about how faculties can safely reopen and lots of officers worry the unfold of the virus within the classroom.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has introduced she’s going to maintain a press briefing at 1 pm ET at the moment.
The press secretary will virtually actually face a barrage of questions in regards to the president’s choice to commute the sentence of his former affiliate, Roger Stone.
McEnany may even doubtless be pressed on the White House’s current efforts to undercut the credibility of Dr Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s high infectious illness knowledgeable.
This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking on for Martin Belam.
The White House is defending Trump’s extremely controversial choice to commute the sentence of Roger Stone, the president’s former affiliate who had been convincted of obstruction of justice, mendacity to Congress and witness tampering.
Former particular counsel Robert Mueller wrote an op-ed in regards to the commutation over the weekend, defending his officie’s work within the case and saying Stone “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so”.
Asked about Mueller’s op-ed, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany stated, “He had to come up with process crimes, which is exactly what was done in the case of Roger Stone.”
Trump’s choice to commute Stone’s sentences has attracted widespread criticism from each Democrats and Republicans.
As anticipated, the Washington NFL franchise have formally introduced that they are going to be retiring their racist nickname following a assessment.
More than a dozen Native American leaders and organisations wrote to the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, final week demanding an instantaneous finish to Washington’s use of the identify. The announcement says that they are going to be creating a brand new identify and brand sooner or later.
He is the US scientist who grew to become the figurehead of makes an attempt to fight the nation’s coronavirus epidemic, described in some quarters as “America’s doctor”.
Now Dr Anthony Fauci seems sidelined by Donald Trump’s White House after repeatedly contradicting the president’s view in regards to the effectiveness of the federal government response.
Described as pushed and a workaholic, Fauci had discovered himself within the uncomfortable place of gently correcting Trump’s false or deceptive statements for months.
My colleague Peter Beaumont has put collectively this profile of Fauci and what’s going on together with his relationship with the White House: Fauci sidelined as Trump’s White House steps up briefing campaign
It isn’t simply at dwelling that US coronavirus circumstances have been rising. Reuters are reporting that a excessive variety of incidences of Covid-19 occurring at US bases in Japan is inflicting consternation for the locals.
A high Japanese official stated on Monday that of the 62 people Okinawa prefecture confirmed had examined constructive from Tuesday to Sunday, 39 have been at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, 22 at Camp Hansen and one at Camp Kinser. Later on, TV Asahi stated 32 extra circumstances have been confirmed at Futenma.
“We will cooperate appropriately on this matter,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga instructed a information briefing. “Japan and the United States are sharing information about the activity history of the infected military individuals.”
Okinawa hosts the majority of US army forces in Japan, whose alliance with Washington is central to its safety. But many Okinawans affiliate the bases with issues from crime to accidents – and now coronavirus.
At the weekend, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki stated it was “extremely regrettable” that numerous infections had occurred in a short while, including that Okinawans have been “shocked” by the information.
“I can’t help but have strong doubts about the US. military’s measures to prevent infections,” he stated, including that there have been studies of personnel leaving bases for seaside events and visits to nighttime life districts round Independence Day on 4 July.
On its Facebook web page for Pacific bases, the Marine Corps stated it was prohibiting off-base exercise for all installations throughout Okinawa, besides important wants equivalent to medical appointments accepted by a commanding officer.
“We are trying to limit as much contact (with local people) as we can, as we look to contact tracing of infected personnel,” a US army spokesman stated.
Excluding the bases, Okinawa’s infections stand at 148, with seven deaths.
One of the battles round reopening through the coronavirus pandemic has been over whether or not faculties can return in fall. Donald Trump and his White House administration are strongly urging them to open. Others are very a lot undecided that it’s sensible or protected.
Siva Vaidhyanathan has written for us this morning on how the nation will not be adequately ready for reopening, even when there are teams who desperately want it to be accomplished.
This is a disaster of conflicting wants. Parents want their kids at school to allow them to do their jobs or take care of sick or aged kin. Children want an honest training, entry to nurses, nutritious meals, security, friendship and mentorship. And lecturers deserve to have the ability to do their jobs to the perfect of their skill, know that they’re making a distinction, and belief they don’t seem to be endangering themselves or their family members.
Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has reacted to Donald Trump’s choice to retweet a declare that the CDC and medical doctors are mendacity about Covid-19. He put it fairly merely: “Paranoia kills”
Trump earlier retweeted a message from from recreation present host Chuck Woolery claiming that amongst others, the CDC and “most” medical doctors have been mendacity in regards to the coronavirus with a view to injury the financial system and Trump’s election marketing campaign.
It provides to a rising sense that confronted with hovering coronavirus circumstances, and with elevated charges of every day new circumstances in over 40 states, the president is retreating again to a view that the virus is a hoax meant to break him, and that the medical recommendation being given is unsound.
Prof Peter Hotez, who had written earlier through the pandemic in regards to the chance of politicians “turning on scientists as a deflection mechanism”, sees the assaults on Dr Anthony Fauci and the accusations of mendacity as being in keeping with Trump’s earlier angle in the direction of China and the World Health Organization over the outbreak.
Yesterday an nameless White House aide was briefing about concern that Fauci, one of many nation’s main well being consultants, had made “mistakes”. Sources instructed Katherine Faulders and John Santucci at ABC News that “Fauci has at times been referred to among aides to president Donald Trump as ‘Dr. Gloom and Doom.’”