Tuesday - April 13, 2021
Politics: President Donald Trump Newsletter for Sunday April 11, 2021 ( 20 items )  

CAIR Urges New Hampshire Legislature to Drop Bill Modeled on Trump's Executive Order Banning Anti-Racism Training
WASHINGTON, April 6 (TNSPol) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged the New Hampshire legislature to drop HB 544, which is modeled after former president Donald Trump's racist executive order forbidding anti-racism training based on critical race theory issued last September. The New Hampshire bill outlines harsh punishments   more

Congressional Research Service Report: 'Japan-U.S. Relations - Issues for Congress' (Part 1 of 2)
WASHINGTON, April 8 -- The Congressional Research Service issued the following report (No. RL33436) on April 6, 2021, entitled "Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress": The report was co-authored by Asian affairs specialists Emma Chanlett-Avery and Mark E. Manyin, Asian affairs analyst Caitlin Campbell and international trade and finance analysts Cathleen D. Cimino-Isaacs and Brock R. Williams. Summary Japan is a significant partner of the United States in a number of foreign policy areas,  more

Court of International Trade Issues Opinion in PrimeSource Building Products Case
NEW YORK, April 6 -- The U.S. Court of International Trade issued the following slip opinion (Court No. 20-00032): PRIMESOURCE BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC., Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES, et al., Defendants. Before: Timothy C. Stanceu, Chief Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves, Judge M. Miller Baker, Judge OPINION [Granting summary judgment in favor of plaintiff. Judge Baker dissents.] Dated: April 5, 2021 Jeffrey S. Grimson, Mowry & Grimson, PLLC, of Washington, D.C., for plaintiff. With him on the brief   more

Every State, Every Vote: Democratic Govs in Kentucky and Wash. Expand Voting Access Amidst Republican Attacks on Democracy
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: As Republicans continue their assault on democracy and attempt to limit access to the ballot box, Democratic governors are fighting back and expanding voting rights. Yesterday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law a bipartisan bill to expand no-excuse early voting, require ballot drop boxes in every county, and create an online portal to register for absentee voting. Gov. Beshear said, "While some stat  more

Human Rights Watch: China's Techno-Authoritarianism Has Gone Global
NEW YORK, April 10 (TNSIntl) -- Human Rights Watch issued the following commentary: * * * China's Techno-Authoritarianism Has Gone Global By Maya Wang China Senior Researcher Nearly every week, the international news media reports on the Chinese government's troubling use of technology to spy on its own citizens and those of other countries. China's tech giants, Foreign Policy reported late last year, work hand in glove with the country's spy agencies. The Guardian suggested in December tha  more

Human Rights Watch: U.S. - End Misguided Public Health Border Expulsions
WASHINGTON, April 10 (TNSOps) -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release on April 8, 2021: The United States government's summary expulsion of irregular border crossers without regard to their asylum claims or need for protection on ostensible public health grounds puts lives at risk and violates US obligations under international law, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a "question and answer" analysis. The administration of President Joe Biden should immediately stop retur  more

International Bar Association Welcomes Removal of Sanctions on ICC Prosecutor and Senior Official
LONDON, England, April 8 (TNSIntl) -- The International Bar Association issued the following news release: The International Bar Association (IBA) welcomes the repeal of the sanctions placed by United States former president Donald Trump on International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, the Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division of the Office of the Prosecutor. IBA President, Sternford Moyo, stated: 'The IBA welcomes the revocat  more

National Center for Law & Economic Justice: We Must End Anti-Asian Violence and Racism
NEW YORK, April 8 (TNSOps) -- The National Center for Law and Economic Justice issued the following news: The National Center for Law and Economic Justice joins in solidarity with Asian American communities in opposing racist violence. We honor the lives of all Asian Americans lost to systemic oppression. We mourn the six Asian women and two other victims who were fatally shot on March 16 by a white gunman in North Georgia. We honor the life of an 84-year-old Thai man who died in San Francisco   more

National Guard Association: Biden Makes More Pentagon Picks, But Many Remain Open
WASHINGTON, April 7 (TNSPol) -- The National Guard Association of the U.S. issued the following news release: Months after taking office, President Joe Biden is starting to fill out the civilian leadership of the Defense Department. Biden has nominated senior officials to be the budget, acquisition and intel chiefs at the Pentagon. The picks came after lawmakers openly questioned the pace of the nomination process and expressed concern over the vacancies. Mike McCord, a former comptroller and  more

National Lawyers Guild: Tell the Biden Administration #DropTheCharges Against BLM Protesters
NEW YORK, April 7 (TNSOps) -- The National Lawyers Guild issued the following news release: The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) demands that charges against demonstrators who participated in the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests be dropped immediately. During last spring and summer's protests against police violence, more than 10,000 people were arrested and many are still facing legal consequences. Many legal experts have said that these cases are nothing more than an overreach on the part of the   more

National Republican Senatorial Committee: Catherine Cortez Masto Loses Party Allies
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release: Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is losing allies in her own party. Is she to blame? While Republicans have long been the party of freedom and opportunity, Democrats like Senator Cortez Masto are pushing for their party to embrace cancel culture, socialism, and anti-worker values. With such a radical agenda, it is no surprise to see Nevada Democrats turn in their party registration cards.  more

Newly Obtained Emails Include Private-Sector Executives' Pandemic-Related Communications With Kushner, Mnuchin
WASHINGTON, April 10 (TNSOps) -- American Oversight issued the following news on April 9, 2021: In March 2020, then-President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner took on a major role in key aspects of the coronavirus response, despite a lack of related experience and expertise. Kushner's task force, which relied on private companies to address challenges such as testing and medical-supply shortages, raised questions about undue influence and created confusion among federal officials who wer  more

Northeastern University: Former Washington Post Editor Baron Assesses Trump's Impact, Hints at Role as Journalism Advocate
BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 6 (TNSPol) -- Northeastern University issued the following news: Former Washington Post editor Marty Baron said the ailing journalism industry must work to regain the public's trust, find ways to pump up profits, and expand diversity in both newsrooms and coverage in order to save the profession. In a rare nod to his post-retirement plans, Baron said he would like to speak out about the significance of news and explain to the public why it remains important. "I   more

Public Citizen Applauds Biden's Non-Defense Budget Proposal
WASHINGTON, April 10 -- Public Citizen issued the following statement on April 9, 2021: * * * President Joe Biden released his first outlined budget request for fiscal year 2022 that includes $769 billion for non-defense federal departments, marking a 16% increase from the final year of President Donald Trump. Lisa Gilbert, executive vice president at Public Citizen, issued the following statement: "If budgets are a show of priorities, President Biden has signaled his unwavering dedication to  more

Q&A: U.S. Title 42 Policy to Expel Migrants at the Border
NEW YORK, April 10 (TNSPol) -- Human Rights Watch issued the following Q&A with Stephen Miller: Well before the Covid-19 pandemic, Stephen Miller, White House adviser to then-US President Donald Trump, floated the idea of using the government's public health authority as a means of achieving the administration's long-pursued goal of closing the border to asylum seekers. At the time, White House officials and attorneys reportedly told Miller, who has promoted white nationalist ideologies, and Tr  more

Rand: Japan-U.S. Summit and Cooperation With South Korea
SANTA MONICA, California, April 7 -- Rand issued the following commentary on April 6, 2021: * * * The Japan-U.S. Summit and Cooperation with South Korea By Scott W. Harold, Senior Political Scientist April 6, 2021 When Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide arrives in Washington for the first face-to-face summit meeting President Joe Biden will have with a foreign leader on April 16, a number of key issues are expected to be on the table, possibly including the pandemic; economic cooperatio  more

Rep. Carbajal Responds to Executive Orders on Gun Violence
SANTA BARBARA, California, April 10 -- Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-California, issued the following statement: * * * Rep. Salud Carbajal issued the following statement on actions President Biden is taking to address gun violence in the United States: "I lost my older sister to suicide with a firearm at a young age and then, in 2014, our community was rocked by a mass shooting in Isla Vista. California took decisive action after that shooting and enacted a successful red flag law to give our law en  more

Reps. Comer, Norman Seek Information on EPA's Political Purge of Science Advisory Board Members
WASHINGTON, April 8 -- Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, ranking Republican member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, issued the following news release on April 7, 2021: House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan seeking all documents and communications related to their decision to abruptly fire 40 Trump adm  more

St. Bonaventure University: 'People of Jandoli' Offer Insights on Censorship
ST. BONAVENTURE, New York, April 10 (TNSOps) -- St. Bonaventure University issued the following news release: On Jan. 6, Americans watched as rioters stormed the Capitol to disrupt the certification of the electoral votes in the presidential race. For many, the date has become dubbed as one of those "Where were you when?" days in American history. Just two days following the attack, Twitter announced it would ban President Donald Trump's Twitter account indefinitely over concerns that his twee  more

University of Kansas: U.S. Trade Sanctions Justified Response to Human Rights Abuses in China, Law Expert Writes
LAWRENCE, Kansas, April 7 (TNSRes) -- The University of Kansas issued the following news: An international trade law expert at the University of Kansas argues in a pair of new articles that human rights and trade are now inextricably linked, as evidenced by U.S. and international reactions to actions in China, and asserts that approach is an appropriate use of trade. After the United States, then Canada and the Netherlands, declared the Chinese Communist Party's actions against Uyghur Muslims   more