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Trump ran out the clock on his tax returns. House Democrats let him.

The Supreme Court has ruled on whether or not Congress can get its hands on President Trump's tax returns. The decision in the case, Trump vs. Mazars, is a classic political punt — holding that in theory Congress can subpoena the records, but first various legal matters need to be reconsidered by lower courts. The (certainly intended) result is that...

The week's good news: July 9, 2020

1. Lydia Denton, 12, has developed a device that could save lives. Her Beat The Heat Car Seat measures the temperature inside a car, sending an alert when it reaches 102 degrees. Denton designed the portable device after learning about children who have died after accidentally being left inside hot cars. "I got really emotional about it because it's...

The daily gossip: Kylie Jenner poses with thousands of 'healing crystals,' Rudy Giuliani foiled a Sacha Baron Cohen prank, and more

1. The Glee community is reeling from the tragic news that Naya Rivera, who played series regular Santana Lopez, vanished during a boat trip with her 4-year-old son, Josey, on Lake Piru in California on Wednesday. Josey was found safe, and told authorities his mom, 33, did not come back after going for a swim. "Love and hug on the people you can, while...

Michael Cohen is reportedly going back to prison

Michael Cohen was released from prison in May, but it looks like he's already going back. The former personal lawyer to President Trump, who pleaded guilty to charges of tax fraud, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress in 2018, on Thursday was taken back into custody, CNN reports. After being sentenced to three years in prison, Cohen...

U.S. sanctions Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Uighur minority

The U.S. Treasury and State Departments have issued sanctions against several Chinese officials over their human rights abuses against China's Uighur Muslims and other minority groups. The treasury sanctioned several Xinjiang province officials for their abuses to seize any of their U.S. assets under the global Magnitsky Act. In addition, Secretary...

The Republican National Convention may be moved outdoors

The Republican National Convention might once again be on the move. Republicans are considering moving their convention, which is scheduled to take place in August, to a new outdoor location, The Washington Post reports. As of now, President Trump is set to officially accept the Republican nomination for president at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena...

Trump won the tax return fight

Don't be fooled by the sweeping principles annunciated on Thursday in Trump v. Vance. Yes, the Supreme Court declared that sitting presidents are not immune from state criminal investigation and possible prosecution, and that subpoenas for documents in such investigations can be enforced. Yet the details in that case and Trump v. Mazars, concerning...

The Supreme Court prepares for the Biden presidency

This morning the Supreme Court handed down very different decisions in cases regarding President Trump's financial records. As with many of the Court's recent decisions, both cases are best viewed as the ongoing machinations of Chief Justice John Roberts to preserve the Court's waning legitimacy and to steer clear of the looming threat of court-packing...

Fauci says states with coronavirus resurgences should consider shutting down again

States seeing surging COVID-19 cases "should seriously look at shutting down" again, Anthony Fauci, the Trump administration's top coronavirus official, said on a Wall Street Journal podcast Wednesday. "It's not for me to say, because each state is different," Fauci clarified. That statement puts Fauci at odds with President Trump, who has pledged...

Seoul mayor reportedly found dead after being reported missing

The mayor of Seoul, South Korea's capital, has reportedly been found dead. Police said that Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's body was found in northern Seoul after his daughter reported him missing on Thursday, The Associated Press reports. Park's daughter had reportedly said he left a "will-like" message before leaving home, and she called the police...

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