SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dozens of demonstrators in militia clothing descended Saturday on the west side of the state Capitol, one of at least three groups protesting California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus stay-at-home order in downtown Sacramento.A group calling itself the 2nd Regiment of the California State Militia held a silent vigil on the sidewalk, where three other big demonstrations have been held in recent weeks. More than 75 California Highway Patrol officers stood guard behind steel barricades that were set up Thursday to keep a large group from entering the Capitol grounds.Dozens o...
Attorney Mark Elias, who coordinates Democratic Party lawsuits to protect voting rights, blasted CBS News on Saturday.
"Senate committee to hold markup on controversial voting bill," read a headline by CBS News.
"The Senate Rules Committee will hold a markup Tuesday of the For the People Act, a massive voting and elections bill. Democrats claim the bill is necessary to counter new voting restrictions being considered by multiple states, while Republicans decry it as federal overreach," reported Grace Segers.
"Why describe it as controversial?" Elias asked.
"Seriously, @CBSNews--do you really need to 'both-sides' democracy?" he asked.
Polling on the bill is quite positive, even among Republicans.
"Back in March, the New Yorker's Jane Mayer obtained a recording of an adviser to Mitch McConnell privately bemoaning, on a call with conservative group leaders, that Democrats' big voting rights bill, the For the People Act, polled quite well," Vox's Andrew Prokop reported on Tuesday. "A new Data for Progress poll conducted as part of a partnership with Vox backs up that assessment. The poll surveyed 1,138 likely voters nationally between April 16 and April 19, and it finds that much of what the 800-page bill claims to do is overwhelmingly popular."
"More than 80 percent of respondents said they supported preventing foreign interference in elections, limiting the influence of money in politics, and modernizing election infrastructure to increase election security. More than 60 percent of respondents supported requiring nonpartisan redistricting commissions, a 15-day early voting period for all federal elections, same-day registration for all eligible voters, automatic voter registration for all eligible voters, and giving every voter the option to vote by mail," Prokop reported.
Why describe it as controversial? Seriously, @CBSNews--do you really need to "both-sides" democracy? https://t.co/EtlQwVwZOs— Marc E. Elias (@Marc E. Elias)1620520067.0
Alabama was the scene of two shootings on Saturday afternoon.
"Two police officers were shot Saturday afternoon while investigating a scene in Montgomery. Their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening," AL.com reported. "Two police officers were shot Saturday afternoon while investigating a scene in Montgomery. Their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening."
The investigation spread to a second site less than a mile away.
"While police were working the scene on Lower Wetumpka Road, a second scene was found in the 3000 block of Tyler Court, where officers were struck after exchanging gunfire with a suspect. Authorities have not released information on the suspect," the report explained.
Incident happened after officers responded to another shooting nearby on Lower Wetumpka Road. Adult male victim in… https://t.co/qLj2HK0kWy— Mike Cason (@Mike Cason)1620516189.0
Robert Reich blasted Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the billionaire prepared to host "Saturday Night Live."
The Berkeley professor and former Labor Secretary labeled Musk a "modern-day robber baron" in a video posted online.
"The problem is not only that Elon Musk has $100 billion while tens of millions of Americans are barely getting by, it's that he's made this money while treating his workers so badly," Reich said.
"His net worth quadrupled during the four months Tesla forced all workers to take a ten percent pay cut. Musk initially dismissed worries worries about the virus as 'dumb' and speculated that there would probably be close to zero new cases in the United States by the end of April," he said. "Well, he was obviously wrong about that."
Reich cited a tweet Musk sent near the end of that month.
"In May, Musk reopened the company's factory in Freemont, CA -- which employs about 12,000 people -- in direct defiance of county orders. His defiance won the support of President Trump," he said. "Just days later, the first Tesla workers tested positive for the coronavirus."
Reich went on to list multiple allegations against the company.
"We're back to the excesses of the Gilded Age, my friends. And Elon Musk is a modern-day robber baron," Reich said.
It's time Elon Musk treat his workers with the dignity and respect they deserve. https://t.co/L5CymSzmQl— Robert Reich (@Robert Reich)1620500598.0
ELON MUSK. MILEY CYRUS. THIS SATURDAY https://t.co/6miGBj90XJ— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@Saturday Night Live - SNL)1620350013.0
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