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Federal judge in Texas bars United Airlines from putting unvaccinated employees on leave


Posted by In It to Win It | Fri Oct 15, 2021, 05:28 PM (34 replies)

It worked. Delta Air Line's $200 surcharge for unvaccinated workers led to more vaccinations


There’s signs a new way of nudging unvaccinated workers into COVID-19 shots may be working.

It’s been two weeks since Delta Air Lines DAL, +3.63% said it would start giving unvaccinated workers $200 monthly surcharges and the airline is already seeing the announcement move the needle on its internal vaccination rate, according to its top medical official.

In the brief span of time, the company’s vaccination rate climbed to 78% from 74%, Dr. Henry Ting, senior vice president and chief health officer at Delta said Thursday.
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:32 PM (6 replies)

Judge: Florida can't enforce ban on school mask mandates

Miami Herald

A Florida judge ruled Wednesday that the state cannot enforce a ban on public schools mandating the use of masks to guard against the coronavirus, while an appeals court sorts out whether the ban is ultimately legal.

Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper lifted an automatic stay of his decision last week that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and state education officials exceeded their authority by imposing the blanket ban through executive order and tagging defiant pro-mask local school boards with financial penalties.
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:52 PM (1 replies)

Appeals court leaves Biden eviction ban in effect


A federal appeals court on Friday declined to block the Biden administration’s new eviction moratorium, setting up a showdown at the Supreme Court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied an emergency motion by two chapters of the National Association of Realtors to stop the ban. The moratorium, which is implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is set to expire Oct. 3.
Posted by In It to Win It | Fri Aug 20, 2021, 02:04 PM (0 replies)

U.S. Senate passes bill to ban all products from China's Xinjiang

Reuters via Yahoo News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday to ban the import of products from China's Xinjiang region, the latest effort in Washington to punish Beijing for what U.S. officials say is an ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim groups.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would create a "rebuttable presumption" assuming goods manufactured in Xinjiang are made with forced labor and therefore banned under the 1930 Tariff Act, unless otherwise certified by U.S. authorities.
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Jul 14, 2021, 09:26 PM (0 replies)

Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Surgeon General Over 'Vaccine-Passport' Ban

The Wall Street Journal

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has sued Florida’s surgeon general, challenging the state’s barring of businesses from requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination and intensifying the standoff between the company and Florida.

The cruise operator is sticking with its policy to require full vaccinations for all crew and passengers, including children, for initial sailings through Oct. 31 after more than a yearlong hiatus and billions of dollars in losses. That policy, if maintained in Florida, would result in the company being fined up to $5,000 for each passenger affected, it said.

The Miami-based company filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Scott Rivkees, the state surgeon general, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Norwegian asked the court to block and declare unlawful the enforcement of the ban on requiring proof of vaccination. Norwegian only sued Dr. Rivkees because he is the state official who has authority to enforce the ban, according to the company’s complaint.
Posted by In It to Win It | Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:15 PM (26 replies)

Letters to the Editor: The simple reason California is under one-party rule? The GOP is awful

LA Times via Yahoo News

To the editor: Jonah Goldberg complains that California's single-party rule leaves Republicans with no alternative except a recall. I have an idea for the state GOP: Become an American political party living in the 21st century.

Gun violence isn't reduced by allowing larger-capacity magazines and higher fire rates. California has an infant mortality rate of about 4 per 1,000 live births; nationally, the rate is 5.6, and Republican-controlled states that refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have rates above the national average. The same is true for maternal mortality.

California's COVID-19 infection rate is well below the national average. Democrats did not storm the nation's capital and attempt to end American democracy.

The solution for California Republicans is not to complain about Democrats; it's for them to fix their party.
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Jul 8, 2021, 09:53 AM (22 replies)

Republicans weigh 'cracking' cities to doom Democrats

POLITICO via Yahoo News

Kentucky’s GOP congressional delegation entered the redistricting cycle with an unusual request for their state legislative counterparts: leave Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth alone.

The group, which includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, wants the state’s Republican supermajority to refrain from cracking Yarmuth's Louisville-based district into three, even if that might deliver them control of all of Kentucky’s six House seats.

“It's been my experience in studying history that when you get real cute, you end up in a lawsuit — and you lose it. And then the courts redraw the lines,” said Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.). “So my advice would be to keep Louisville blue.”


Besides Yarmuth in Louisville, Republicans will also have to consider whether to take the knife to the seats of Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) in Nashville; Reps. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) in Kansas City on both sides of the border and perhaps even freshman Rep. Frank Mrvan (D-Ind.) in northwest Indiana. Also potentially on the chopping block: the city of Omaha, the "cracking" of which could shore up Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) in one of the nation’s swingiest seats.

The decisions they make will shape the balance of power in Congress for the next five cycles. And because Nebraska splits its Electoral College votes by congressional district — changes there could even sway the 2024 and 2028 presidential contests.

Posted by In It to Win It | Tue Jul 6, 2021, 09:19 AM (19 replies)

Federal court dismisses FTC's antitrust case against Facebook


A federal court on Monday dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust complaint against Facebook, dealing a major setback for the agency’s complaint that could have resulted in Facebook divesting Instagram and WhatsApp.

“Although the Court does not agree with all of Facebook’s contentions here, it ultimately concurs that the agency’s Complaint is legally insufficient and must therefore be dismissed,” reads the filing from U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “The FTC has failed to plead enough facts to plausibly establish a necessary element of all of its Section 2 claims -- namely, that Facebook has monopoly power in the market for Personal Social Networking (PSN) Services.”

The court dismissed the complaint, not the case, meaning the FTC could file its complaint once again.

In the filing, the court states that the FTC did not prove Facebook maintains a monopoly.

“The Court agrees that the first — the possession of monopoly power in the market for Personal Social Networking Services (as defined by the agency) — is not adequately pleaded here,” the filing reads. “No more is needed to conclude that the Complaint must be dismissed.”
Posted by In It to Win It | Mon Jun 28, 2021, 03:24 PM (4 replies)

Republicans are watching their states back weed - and they're not sold


Marijuana’s popularity boom in red states isn’t breaking through with conservatives on Capitol Hill, pinching an already narrow path to federal legalization.

A growing number of Republican senators represent states that have legalized recreational or medical cannabis — six approved or expanded marijuana in some form just since November. But without their support in Congress to make up for likely Democratic defectors, weed falls critically short of the 60 votes needed to advance legislation.

Montana’s Steve Daines and South Dakota’s Mike Rounds, both Republicans, said they don’t support comprehensive federal cannabis reform, no matter what voters back home voted for.
“I oppose it,” said Daines, who is otherwise a lead sponsor of the SAFE Banking Act, which would make it easier for the cannabis industry to access financial services, such as bank accounts and small business loans. “The people in Montana decided they want to have it legal in our state, and that's why I support the SAFE Banking Act as well — it’s the right thing to do — but I don't support federal legalization.”
Posted by In It to Win It | Mon Jun 28, 2021, 07:57 AM (9 replies)
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