Ma plus haute intention: refléter non seulement l'obscurité dévorante, mais des étincelles individuelles de lumière et d'espoir qui se dressent contre elle pour nous aider à nous souvenir de ce qui est le plus important et faire la lumière sur notre voie à suivre.
There is so much going on right now. My archive continues in fits and starts. I'm like a journalist surrounded by icebergs whose writing does not even light the tip of one of them! But I remain a faithful witness. My highest intention: to reflect not only the devouring darkness, but individual sparks of light and hope which stand out against it and light the way back home.
Trump Should Be Removed from Office - Christianity Today - 12/19/19. In our founding documents, Billy Graham explains that Christianity Today will help evangelical Christians interpret the news in a manner that reflects their faith. The impeachment of Donald Trump is a significant event in the story of our republic. It requires comment. The typical CT approach is to stay above the fray and allow Christians with different political convictions to make their arguments in the public square, to encourage all to pursue justice according to their convictions and treat their political opposition as charitably as possible. 12/19/19: As House votes to impeach, twit pushes 13 judge nominations through Senate.
Wednesday afternoon, the Senate majority leader forced a deal with Democrats to expedite 11 federal district judge nominations.
Before adjourning on Thursday, all were confirmed. McConnell's thrust is emblematic of what he sees as his crowning achievement. So far, he has led the charge changing the landscape of the federal courts across the country with a record number of appellate court judges -- currently at 50 -- and Supreme Court nominees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. "My motto for the remainder of this Congress is 'leave no vacancy behind,'" McConnell told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday. McConnell had scheduled procedural votes on nominees coming roughly every two hours. The threat of keeping senators in extra days or through the weekend is a tactic as old as time, but nevertheless usually yields results. In August 2018, the agreement was for 11 administration nominees. "He's using his control of the floor and his majority to force votes on a series of judges," said Sen.
12/17/19: Man sexually abusing underage girls until 1 kills him. 12/30/19: Judge dismisses impeachment witness lawsuit. Judge Richard Leon wrote in a 14-page opinion that there is no expectation that the House will reissue the subpoena, therefore the lawsuit is unnecessary.
Notably, by ruling the case is moot, Leon was able to sidestep the thorny issue of separation of powers and whether the White House could claim some administration witnesses have immunity. Leon, however, noted that things can change in the future. "Have no doubt though, should the winds of political fortune shift and the House were to reissue a subpoena to Dr. 12/30/19: Rep. John Lewis announces he has pancreatic cancer. 12/18/19: Trump gets vindictive after House slaps him with impeachment. “Mr.
President, let’s set politics aside,” she wrote on Twitter. “My husband earned all his accolades after a lifetime of service. I’m preparing for the first holiday season without the man I love. You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder. All in all, Trump ran the gamut of his favorite targets, from former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to the former FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. Trump was due to greet the thousands of supporters gathered here at 7 p.m., according to his public schedule, but didn’t start till an hour after that — partly because of a delayed departure from Washington, but mostly due to the timing of the action in the House.
12/18/19: House Vote on Impeachment Was Inevitable. 12/13/19: ‘They destroyed us’: Defrauded student loan borrower decries DeVos policies. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday, defending her department’s position on how it granted debt relief claims to more than 200,000 defrauded borrowers.
The same day, one borrower pleaded with her to stop stalling. “I want you all to understand that this is real. And I know a lot of people don't understand that this is real,” Keishana Mahone said, speaking at a meeting organized by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). “They changed our lives. They destroyed us.
12/3: House impeachment report: Democrats release report on Trump and Ukraine in impeachment inquiry – live updates. Washington — House Democrats released a report with their findings from the impeachment investigation into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine, accusing the president of placing "his own personal and political interests above the national interests of the United States" and endangering national security by soliciting assistance from a foreign government to boost his reelection prospects.
The report is based on more than 130 hours of public and private testimony by 17 witnesses before three committees over the past two months. Democrats' case against the president centers on a delay in military aid to Ukraine and Mr. Trump's request that the Ukrainian president investigate a political rival and unfounded allegations of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election, as well as efforts to obstruct the impeachment investigation.
The document runs 300 pages and was written by Democratic staffers on the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees. Schiff also condemned Mr. 12/6: NAS Pensacola shooting is eighth mass shooting in Florida since 2016. We look at how the demographics of hate crime perpetrators has changed in recent years.
Jasper Colt and Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY On Friday morning, a shooter opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola, killing three people and wounding at least eight more, including two Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputies. The shooter was also killed. It was the second shooting in as many days at a U.S. Navy facility. 12/6: Trump Has Now Shifted $1.7M from Campaign Donors To His Private Business. The Trump campaign is spending big money at the president’s properties, according to a review of Federal Election Commission data.
Yet the records show that Donald Trump still has not donated any of his own funds to the campaign. That means America’s billionaire-in-chief has shifted $1.7 million from campaign donors into his private business. Forbes first reported on this arrangement one year ago, when documents showed that Trump’s companies had taken in $1.1 million of campaign-donor money. By the end of 2018, that figure had climbed to $1.3 million. 12/4: Pamela Karlan lays it straight out at impeachment hearings. 12/4/19: DexCom’s Blood-Sugar-Monitor Data Sharing Returns After Outage. 12/3: China gene-edited baby experiment 'may have created unintended mutations' The gene editing performed on Chinese twins to immunise them against HIV may have failed and created unintended mutations, scientists have said after the original research was made public for the first time.
Excerpts from the manuscript were released by the MIT Technology Review to show how Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui ignored ethical and scientific norms in creating the twins Lula and Nana, whose birth in late 2018 sent shockwaves through the scientific world. He made expansive claims of a medical breakthrough that could “control the HIV epidemic”, but it was not clear whether it had even been successful in its intended purpose – immunising the babies against the virus – because the team did not in fact reproduce the gene mutation that confers this resistance.
“The study shows that the research team instead failed to reproduce the prevalent CCR5 variant.” 12/2/19: Senseonics Launches Eversense CGM System with Non-Adjunctive Claim in the U.S. GERMANTOWN, Md.
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Senseonics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: SENS) a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of the first and only long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes, announced today that Eversense users who download the new Eversense® CGM mobile app can start dosing insulin based off of the readings from their Eversense System without the need to do a confirmatory blood glucose fingerstick measurement. 12/2: ‘I’m done being quiet’: Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page slams Trump’s ‘sickening’ attacks in first interview.