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Colorado Senate passes bill to essentially eliminate Electoral College
DENVER -- Colorado’s Senate has passed a bill to have the state award its presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. SB-19 passed on party lines Tuesday in the Senate. Democratic Sen. Mike Foote’s bill would have Colorado join 11 states and the District of Columbia in what’s called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
governmentIncompetence  win  popularism  governmentImpotence  localizedGovernment 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Facebook Fined Just $645,000 in UK Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Money It Makes in Less Than 10 Minutes
Facebook has been fined £500,000 ($645,000) by the United Kingdom today over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The miniscule fine was the most allowed under the law, but Facebook can probably find that kind of money in its couch cushions. Based on last year’s revenue, Facebook makes $645,000 in less than 9 minutes of operation.
corporateIndemnity  governmentImpotence  informationObscurity  userIsTheProduct 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Outrage erupts over Trump-Putin ‘conversation’ about letting Russia interrogate ex-U.S. diplomat Michael McFaul
The willingness of the White House to even consider turning over former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul for interrogation by the Kremlin drew ire and astonishment from current and former U.S. officials.
trumpIncompetence  governmentImpotence  globalGameOfThrones 
july 2018 by joeybaker
More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump's relationship with China
More than 60 Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump’s ties to China, following the president’s recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE.
trumpCorruption  governmentImpotence 
may 2018 by joeybaker
House of Representatives Votes Unanimously That Trump Has No Authorization to Use Military Force Against Iran
On Tuesday night, the House unanimously passed an amendment making clear Congress’s position that no law exists which gives the President power to launch a military strike against Iran. Today, that amendment passed the U.S. House as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019.
trumpAuthoritarianism  governmentImpotence 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Scott Pruitt Is Now Being Investigated By The House of Representatives, Senate, White House, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, and EPA Inspector General : Congressman Don Beyer
This week the number of investigations into embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s ethics lapses and wasteful spending grew substantially, and more may be announced in coming weeks.
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  governmentImpotence 
april 2018 by joeybaker
Senate panel moving ahead with Mueller bill despite McConnell opposition
“I can’t worry about what’s going on on the floor. I’ve just got to do what I can do,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said.
trumpCorruption  governmentImpotence 
april 2018 by joeybaker
170 lawmakers sign resolution calling for Pruitt's resignation
A group of 131 representatives and 39 senators signed a resolution introduced Wednesday that calls for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign.
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  governmentImpotence 
april 2018 by joeybaker
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