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Nazi flag waved by a man at a Bernie Sanders event sparks outcry

Source: CNN

(CNN)A man was kicked out of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally in Arizona after he unfurled a Nazi flag during the Democratic presidential candidate's speech.

The appearance of a Nazi flag at the Sanders campaign event Thursday night was widely denounced on social media, sparked outcry and prompted calls for security.

"We can argue about which candidate should get the Dem nomination, but antisemitic acts have no place in this world. This is absolutely abhorrent," Steven Slugocki, the chairman of the Maricopa County Democratic Party in Arizona, wrote on Twitter.

The individual who had hung a flag with a swastika on it was immediately booed by the crowd. Members of the audience ripped the flag from the individual's hand, and the individual was quickly removed by security.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/politics/nazi-flag-at-bernie-sanders-rally-gets-person-kicked-out/index.html

Absolutely disgusting. This is definitely not free speech!

Brand new Mississippi Senate and Presidential polls

Ugh, this isn't what I had expected. I at least thought the Senate rematch would be close. Anyway here's the Presidential polling:

President Trump has a comfortable lead over both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders among Mississippi voters, regardless of which candidate becomes the Democratic nominee.

According to the poll, if the election were held Thursday with Biden as the nominee, President Trump would get 56 percent of the vote to Biden’s 41 percent.

The president would do even better in a race against Bernie Sanders. If that were the scenario, the poll says President Trump would get 59 percent of the Mississippi votes to Sanders’ 36 percent.

The poll also found that 57 percent of Mississippians approve of the job Trump is doing.

And here's the Senate race:

Incumbent Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has no party opposition and Democratic challenger Mike Espy is expected to advance easily to November.

In the rematch from two years ago, the Mason-Dixon poll shows Hyde-Smith with a 10-point lead over Espy in the general election, with four percent undecided.


In rare rebuke, Chief Justice Roberts slams Schumer for 'threatening' comments

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts publicly chastised Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday over comments Schumer made outside the Supreme Court as the justices were hearing a case on abortion rights.

Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested that President Donald Trump's court appointees, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, "won't know what hit" them if they vote to uphold abortion restrictions. He spoke during a rally on the sidewalk in front of the court building.

"I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price," Schumer said.

In a highly unusual written statement issued late Wednesday, Roberts said, "Statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous." "All members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter," Roberts said.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/rare-rebuke-chief-justice-roberts-slams-schumer-threatening-comments-n1150036

Biscuits and sausage gravy

That got your attention, didn't it? Well, who here loves biscuits and sausage gravy? I sure do, and as a matter of fact had it for dinner! Does anyone have their own special recipe? What are your secrets?

Alabama Senate polls

This is a couple of weeks ago, but it's the first I'm hearing of it. The real bad news is that this poll came before Jones voted to convict Trump, yikes! Anyway, here's a snip:

All three of them would beat Mr. Jones, according to the poll.

The poll found Mr. Sessions beating Mr. Jones 54%-41%, while Mr. Tuberville led him 50%-42% and Mr. Byrne by 51%-42%.

Overall, Mr. Jones came out underwater, with 47% of those polled viewing him unfavorably and just 31% favorably.

The poll was conducted while the Senate was mulling its vote in President Trump’s impeachment trial. Mr. Trump remains popular in Alabama, and Mr. Jones‘ Feb. 5 vote to remove him was regarded by some Alabama prognosticators as a death sentence to his reelection prospects.


Regardless of who you support, who's winning this debate?

I think Warren and Bloomberg are doing extremely well. Steyer and Amy are doing ok. Pete is just being a smart-aleck and very sarcastic. Biden and Sanders are seem a bit angry, particularly Biden. Opinions?

Biden is super-angry tonight

Even yelled at the moderator about not yielding his time. This whole debate is way too divisive tonight.

Trump's controversial "public charge" rule takes effect, reshaping legal immigration

Source: CBS News

Washington — The Trump administration on Monday began enforcing stringent income-based requirements for green cards and certain visas, instituting the most ambitious unilateral effort in recent history to change the nation's legal immigration system.

After multiple legal barriers blocking the implementation of the new requirements were cleared by the conservative-leaning Supreme Court, most green card applicants in the U.S. and abroad will now be subjected to a redefined "public charge" test. Under the rules by the Departments of State and Homeland Security, immigration officials have more power to deny applications from petitioners they deem are, or could become, an economic burden on the country.

The sweeping policy change, one of the administration's top immigration priorities, is expected to block the entry of hundreds of thousands of people, disproportionately affecting prospective immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America, according to experts.

Since it unveiled the final regulation last summer, the administration has portrayed it as a way to promote "self-sufficiency" among immigrant communities. " (The rule) enforces longstanding law requiring aliens to be self-sufficient, reaffirming the American ideals of hard work, perseverance and determination," said Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-public-charge-rule-immigration-green-card-public-assistance/

Supreme Court allow public charge rule to take effect across country

Source: The Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration in a case that contested the president’s “public charge” rule, which critics have called a “wealth test” for legal immigrants.

The policy in question, the Immigration and Nationality Act, makes immigrants who are “likely at any time to become a public charge” ineligible for greencards. The policy virtually bars legal immigrants in the process of obtaining permanent legal status or citizenship from using public assistance, including Medicaid, housing vouchers and food stamps.

The case heard by the Court, Wolf v. Cook County, sought to reject the policy’s effect in Illinois. The district court filed a preliminary injunction, which temporarily stalled the policy in the state and sent the case to the Supreme Court. On Friday, the five conservative justices ruled in favor of the stay, while the liberal justices opposed it.

The Supreme Court had previously voted 5-4 in January to lift a nationwide injunction imposed by a federal judge in New York while the case plays out in appeals court. Last week Solicitor General Noel Francisco sent a request asking the court to do the same for an injunction imposed by an Illinois district court.

Read more: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/484196-supreme-court-allow-public-charge-rule-to-take-effect-across-country

Another 5-4 decision, ugh...
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