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Rhiannon12866's Journal
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October 31, 2022

Federal Court to hear arguments to UNSEAL Grand Jury Records DENYING Trump Executive Privilege

Media groups have filed motions to unseal records with federal judge Beryl Howell who is overseeing the secret criminal grand jury proceedings relating to 2020 election interference. Donald Trump recently lost motions trying to stop former Vice President Mike Pence’s advisors from testifying by asserting executive privilege. MeidasTouch network host Ben Meiselas breaks down what we can expect. - Meidas Touch.

October 31, 2022

Deadline Approaches For Trump Team To Turn Over Documents - MSNBC Reports

Former U.S. Attorney and MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner speaks to Yasmin Vossoughian about the upcoming November 4 deadline for Trump’s team to turn over documents and why we’re unlikely to hear Donald Trump testify before the January 6 Committee. - Aired on 10/31/2022.

October 31, 2022

BREAKING: John Eastman FILES WEIRDEST MOTION yet in Court of Appeals about about Jan 6 DOCUMENTS

Trump Lawyer John Eastman just filed a completely bizarre motion with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asking them to order the January 6 Committee to destroy emails he was ordered to produce to the Committee, and already produced to the Committee, on October 28 by federal judge David Carter. - Meidas Touch.

October 31, 2022

One-on-one with U.S. House candidate Matt Castelli after Rep. Elise Stefanik skips debate

Castelli spoke with NBC5's Stewart Ledbetter at the West End Ballroom in Plattsburgh on Thursday afternoon.

With days to go before the consequential midterm election that will determine control of the next Congress, NBC5 is airing a new interview with Matt Castelli, Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives for northern New York (NY-21) taped at a debate hall Thursday.

Republican U.S. Rep Elise Stefanik was invited to the event but did not show up, citing a scheduling conflict.

In the interview, Castelli responds to claims made by Stefanik about his positions on tax and energy policy, the southern border and the events surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Castelli, a former CIA officer, also refutes Stefanik’s characterizations of him as a “Far Left, Downstate Democrat from Poughkeepsie.”

NBC5 viewers have repeatedly pressed the station to hold its traditional debate — but weeks of outreach to the Stefanik campaign, starting in early September, requesting an acceptable date was ignored.

Several days ago, NBC5 opted to proceed, inviting both candidates to a debate at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the West Side Ballroom in Plattsburgh.

The Stefanik campaign again did not respond until NBC5’s Brian Colleran raised the issue at her GOP rally last Saturday in Saranac Lake.

Stefanik told Colleran the station purposefully chose a date in which she had an engagement with the Herkimer County GOP that evening, information she had not made available to our station at the time of scheduling.

“I've debated more than any other candidate in modern history in my district,” Stefanik said.

Multiple media outlets, however, have similarly been unable to secure Rep. Stefanik’s commitment during this campaign to participate in a single unscripted debate on a public stage to discuss the issues of the day.

After Stefanik failed to show Thursday, NBC5 shifted to a one-on-one interview with Castelli.

Earlier in the day, Stefanik tweeted photos of her attendance at the grand opening of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Watertown, NY.

Click the video link above to watch the full interview with Castelli with NBC5 anchor Stewart Ledbetter.


Note: Stefanik no longer lives in District 21, Castelli currently does. She has said that if she wins, she'll move.

October 31, 2022

Exclusive With Josh Shapiro: 'Our Fundamental Freedoms Are On The Ballot' - The Sunday Show - MSNBC

Pennsylvania Attorney General and Democratic candidate for governor Josh Shapiro joined Jonathan Capehart for an exclusive interview where Shapiro addressed abortion, crime and the dangerous rhetoric of the GOP. - Aired on 10/30/2022.

October 31, 2022

Al Franken: Laboratories of Autocracy - David Pepper - It's the States, Stupid!

The Former Ohio Dem State Chair on How State Legislatures are Dismantling Democracy

Get tickets to see Al on the "The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour Tour” at https://alfranken.com/appearances.

October 31, 2022

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Bail Reform

With midterm elections approaching, John Oliver discusses the issue at the core of many republican attack ads: bail reform.

And here's a "bootleg" version of the show which also contains John's comments on recent events: Includes John's take on the major change in leadership in the UK; instances of unnecessary "full disclosure." It won't last long, as usual:

October 31, 2022

The Daily Show: What the Hell Happened This Week? Week of 10/24/2022

Rishi Sunak becomes UK’s Prime Minister, Kari Lake is the latest MAGA favorite, John Fetterman and Dr. Oz face off in their first debate, and Rihanna releases new music. Here’s what happened this week.

00:04 Rishi Sunak Becomes UK’s PM

12:57 Who is Kari Lake?

24:46 Fetterman vs. Oz

37:07 New Rihanna Music

October 31, 2022

Suspected Attacker On Pelosi's Husband Posted Extreme Views Online - MSNBC Reports

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband is recovering in the hospital following a violent attack. Police interviewed the 42-year-old suspect, David DePape and charges are expected this week. Investigators are also reviewing extreme ideologies DePape posted online. - Aired on 10/30/2022.

October 31, 2022

15 state AG races to watch on the environment - GREENWIRE

The midterm elections could bring a new class of environmentally focused state attorneys general.

This year 30 states and Washington, D.C., are holding elections for their chief legal officers, out of 43 states and the district that hold elections for the position. In 10 of the 31 races, the seats are open. Republican attorneys general currently hold 14 of the seats up for election, while Democrats occupy 16.

All of those races will have an impact on climate and energy policy in those contested states — and at the federal level.

“Energy and environmental regulation is one of the areas where AGs are most divided down partisan lines,” said Lori Kalani, co-chair of the state attorneys general practice at the firm Cozen O’Connor.

State attorneys have a wide range of tools to address pollution and climate change. They are the chief enforcers of state environmental laws. They can file comments and amicus briefs critiquing federal rules they don’t like. They can also sue — as several states and the District of Columbia have — companies in the oil and gas business and other industries that they believe are harming the planet.

Elections could tip the now-Republican majority (currently 27) of attorneys general in the Democrats’ favor (currently 24). The benefit of a nationwide attorneys general majority isn’t as obvious as, say, seats in the Congress. But there is strength in numbers for multistate lawsuits, where Republican or Democratic attorneys general create a coalition to bring a suit.

Republican state attorneys general have also formed multistate coalitions to support the energy industry and sue the Biden administration over its environmental regulations, just as GOP-led states did during the Obama years and Democrats did under Trump, said Kalani.

“It’s almost like a challenge machine,” she said

Much more: https://www.eenews.net/articles/15-state-ag-races-to-watch-on-the-environment/

The outcome of these 15 attorneys general races across the country could reshape the landscape of environmental enforcement and climate litigation. Claudine Hellmuth/E&E News

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