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* Despite snow, rain, Pacific Northwest faces drought,
* C.D.C. Eases Rules for Cruise Ships in U.S. Waters,
* GDP first-quarter gain rose to 6.4%!

US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as US Vice President Kamala Harris and US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi listen at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. (Photo by JIM WATSON / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
An historic photo – 2 women in succession on the House dais, April 28, 2021.
The Vice President and Madam Speaker
Credit: The Daily Kos

Editor’s note: What happened to America’s sense of fairness, compassion, and understanding? I meean, REALLY! The recent ruling of the “Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Guts Protections Against Sentencing Kids To Die In Prison” – what a travesty!

Neal Katyal Retweeted: Nearly a decade after he won a case in SCOTUS providing a new sentencing hearing for himself and 1000s of other juveniles sentenced to LWOP [Life Without Parole], Evan Miller, serving LWOP for a crime he committed at age 14, resentenced to LWOP, after a newly reactionary SCOTUS guts the precedent.”

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

+ KING-5 TV: Despite snow, rain, Pacific Northwest faces drought – NOAA’s Northwest River Forecast Center said low precipitation is forecast to continue through July…rainfall isn’t keeping pace with normal levels.

+ The Olympian: Washington state creates permanent rental assistance program

+ KING-5 TV: Western Washington business owners, industry leaders fear return of Phase 2 restrictions

+ The News Tribune: Former Madigan commander officially relieved of duty – Warner was relieved of duty after an I Corps investigation into allegations “unrelated to Madigan or its personnel”

+ JOLT News: Why is Thurston County so desirable for buyers?

*** SELECT NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

The Hill: Florida joins Georgia in passing new voting restrictions, including limits on vote-by-mail, drop boxes

The New York Times: Firing of U.S. Ambassador Is at Center of Giuliani Investigation

The Washington Post: At the 100-day mark, has Biden kept his campaign promises? [Ed. note: An impressive list of accomplishments!]

The New York Times: C.D.C. Eases Rules for Cruise Ships in U.S. Waters

CNBC: Consumer-fueled economy pushes GDP to 6.4% first-quarter gain

Yahoo News: Transgender Troops to Serve Openly in U.S. Military effective today

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

The Washington Post: As Trump seizes on Arizona ballot audit, election officials fear partisan vote counts could be the norm in future elections

Washington Examiner: Trump floats 2024 run with DeSantis as possible running mate

TIME: Long Before Raiding Rudy Giuliani’s Home, Investigators Sought ‘Everything’ From His Associates

The New York Daily News: Rudy Giuliani will flip on Trump ‘in a heartbeat’: Michael Cohen

The Hill: Cohen says he warned Giuliani about Trump throwing him under the bus

Business Insider: Trump says Rudy Giuliani is a ‘great patriot’ and skewers the FBI raids on him as ‘very unfair’

TPM: After Not Pardoning Rudy, Trump Weakly Comes To His Defense

The Daily Kos: Four Seasons Total Landscaping (remember them?) trolls Rudy Giuliani after Feds raid his NYC apt.

The Hill: Trump hits McConnell again, saying GOP needs new leadership

Posted by Steve on April 30, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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