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8. This would effectively extend the moratorium 30 more days while presenting the court a very different fact pattern. But either way, the administration could act. They are choosing not to. Millions could soon face eviction. popular.info/p/the-eviction…
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7. There are other things that the administration could do to present a different fact pattern to SCOTUS. For example, the CDC could require landlords to distribute info on how to protect themselves from Delta 30 days before initiating an eviction popular.info/p/the-eviction…
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6. Kavanaugh said he was voting to keep the moratorium in place to give states more time to distribute emergency rent assistance funds. But the vast majority of those funds still haven't been distributed. Also, the ruling was made before Delta. popular.info/p/the-eviction…
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5. As a legal matter, the CDC has the exact same authority it did in September 2020 when the moratorium was initially put into place. Might an extension eventually be struck down by SCOTUS. Maybe! But the administration doesn't need to assume so. popular.info/p/the-eviction…
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4. In his concurring opinion, Kavanaugh says that Congress would need to pass a law for the CDC to extend the moritorium. But that issue was not before the court. IT HAS NO LEGAL AUTHORITY. There is a term for this kind of opinion: DICTA. popular.info/p/the-eviction…
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3. The Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to leave the stay in place. Which allowed the CDC moratorium to continue until it expired on July 31. So what's the issue? The White House is focusing on a concurring opinion by Justice Kavanaugh. popular.info/p/the-eviction…
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2. A group of landlords sued the CDC over the eviction moratorium, put in place during the Trump administration A federal district court found that the moratorium was unconstitutional but the ruling was stayed The landlords appealed to the Supreme Court popular.info/p/the-eviction…
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1. The Biden administration claims it lacks the legal authority to extend the CDC eviction moratorium, which expired Saturday. It says a Supreme Court ruling prevents them from extending it. This is absolutely false. Follow along if interested. popular.info/p/the-eviction…
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I don't know who the members are but I'm happy to report it if I find out. If you have info, contact me at [email protected] Email or DM for Signal.
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There are apparently Democratic members of the House of Representatives who opposes extending the eviction moratorium but leadership isn't holding a vote so that these members can keep their views secret because the vote might damage their reelection prospects in 2022
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The eviction moratorium ended on Saturday Authorities are preparing for an AVALANCHE OF EVICTIONS in the middle of a worsening pandemic Congress and the administration have, thus far, failed to act twitter.com/wdsu/status/14…
I think if the situation is serious enough in DC to have an indoor mask mandate, based on the number of cases, it is serious enough for DC to post data daily. Last update was July 29. DC used to post data every day at 10AM.
I should have tagged @GovRonDeSantis. (Accidentally tagged a parody account.)
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7. The coverage of DeSantis has been an abomination and is reflective of what happens when you cover everything -- even a response to a deadly pandemic -- like a horse race. popular.info/p/before-flori…
6. Florida is not a success story. It's a disaster. But DeSantis is committed to his approach as a political strategy. His fundraising emails now include conspiratorial rants. popular.info/p/before-flori…
5. DeSantis' order discourages mask-wearing in schools It asserts w/0 evidence that "forcing children to wear masks could inhibit breathing & lead to the collection of dangerous impurities including bacteria, parasites, fungi, and other contaminants" popular.info/p/before-flori…
4. Today, as Florida is ravaged by the Delta variant, DeSantis is maintaining his approach. DeSantis just signed a new executive order that will make mask-wearing optional in all Florida schools. popular.info/p/before-flori…
1. Today, Florida is the epicenter of the pandemic. Hospitalizations are at an all-time high, the positivity rate is 18% and the state reported 20K cases in one day. A few weeks ago, @GovDeSantis was lionized by major media outlets for ignoring science popular.info/p/before-flori…
Florida reported that 108 people died of COVID yesterday. twitter.com/govrondesantis…
Ron DeSantis’ Press Secretary: If Tallahassee hospitals are overwhelmed, it’s the Democrats’ fault twitter.com/christinapusha…
McCarthy's "defense" is that his remark about hitting Nancy Pelosi was just a hilarious joke twitter.com/ChrisJansing/s…
Trolling is very easy and this dude is exceptionally bad at it. twitter.com/JoshMandelOhio…
Some personal news: A few months ago I accidentally bought a 3-pack of toothpaste in a flavor I hate. But I’ve been dutifully working my way through it and just started the last tube. I see the light at the end of the tunnel.
"Everyone told me I was wrong," DeSantis said in a fundraising appeal on Tuesday, drawing attention to his defiance against the pandemic. "I faced continued pressure from radical Democrats and the liberal media, but I refused to back down. It's clear: Florida got it right."
CNN, 3/17: “After a year of criticism by health experts, mockery from comedians and blistering critiques from political rivals, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is standing unabashedly tall among the nation's governors on the front lines of the coronavirus fight.”
DeSantis has gone well beyond ignoring the problem. He is actively trying to obstruct anyone in Florida — businesses, schools — from addressing the problem
How many Floridians have contracted COVID while holding an official DeSantis “Don’t Fauci My Florida” beer koozie? twitter.com/teamrondesanti…
REMINDER: Just a few weeks ago the entire conservative media (and some of the mainstream media) was praising DeSantis’ strategy of pretending COVID didn’t exist as a political masterstroke twitter.com/stevenpsloan/s…
Chart: Less than 0.1% of vaccinated Americans infected with COVID-19 axios.com/chart-vaccinat…
Sharing this because it’s genuinely good news. Especially if the upward trend continues. twitter.com/cyrusshahpar46…
My newsletter, Popular Information, just turned three years old. There have been more than 600 editions and today I took a look back at some of the highlights. Thanks to everyone who subscribes and makes this work possible! popular.info/p/3-years-of-p…
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Anyway, I'm excited to see what kind of trouble I can get into in the next three years. If you want to come along for the ride, please subscribe! popular.info/subscribe popular.info/p/3-years-of-p…
Now I am not nervous because I get an incredible amount of encouragement and support from a community of readers that has grown to over 150,000 people. I feel lucky and it motivates me to work harder. youtube.com/watch?v=7zok9c…
Starting a newsletter is pretty standard these days but when I quit my job to start this in 2018 people a lot of people thought I'd been fired and just made up the idea of starting a newsletter as a cover story. I had no idea if it would work and was pretty nervous.
I wrote the newsletter on my own for a while but I've been fortunate enough for the last year to have help from @tesszeeks And more recently from the talented @rebeccabcrosby
There have been a lot of articles about newsletters and what they mean for the future of media but the truth is that newsletters are just a delivery mechanism and what you write is up to you. You can do investigative journalism. You can do reporting. You can do anything.
My newsletter, Popular Information, just turned three years old. There have been more than 600 editions and today I took a look back at some of the highlights. Thanks to everyone who subscribes and makes this work possible! popular.info/p/3-years-of-p…
Corporations who put out statements claiming to halt political contributions to seditionists are not to be trusted. It’s all just a temporary PR stunt to curb potential backlash. @JuddLegum has been doing the research and he breaks it down on the pod: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…
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Just checked again because the CDC updates its chart at 8PM. CDC still says spread in DC is moderate.
If this is the case maybe the CDC should update its website because it currently lists DC as having “moderate” spread twitter.com/jeneps/status/…
This is significant because the federal government is a huge employer but it will also make it much easier for state/local governments and private employers to follow suit twitter.com/kylieatwood/st…
5. Biden decided to keep Wray but that decision does not have to be permanent. If Wray conducted a sham sexual assault investigation in coordination w/the Trump White House that's disqualifying Subscribe for updates and accountability journalism popular.info/subscribe
4. It's important to understand the full truth about the Kavanaugh investigation. Whitehouse and other Senators asked a series of follow up questions to Wray and they shouldn't have to wait 2 years for answers this time popular.info/p/the-fbis-gar…
3. Wray and Kavanaugh overlapped at Yale law school, worked together during the George W. Bush administration, and are both members of the right-wing Federalist Society popular.info/p/the-fbis-gar…
2. Wray established a tip line for people with information about the allegations against Kavanaugh, collected 4500 tips, apparently conducted no follow up, and forwarded "relevant" tips to the White House popular.info/p/the-fbis-gar…
1. FBI Director Christopher Wray conducted a sham investigation of the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh and then covered it up for two years There are still many unanswered questions popular.info/p/the-fbis-gar…
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