Bill Barr's handiwork: President Trump will take executive action on the 2020 census, pursuing his fight to include a citizenship question in the population count despite being rebuffed by the Supreme Court. https://t.co/TX4LydrZtN
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) July 11, 2019
As Trump repeatedly hinted in recent days he might sign an executive order adding a citizenship Q to the census, the Justice Dept was reluctant, seeing it as impractical. Yesterday, Barr met w/Trump in the Oval and officially told him it was a no-go. https://t.co/Xw4Q9RM4ow
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) July 12, 2019
Here’s a take on the census saga that zeros in well on the silver lining but that may be premature in celebrating the outcome:
Too many immigrants have been spooked into the shadows. And sinister hints about future threats were dropped by henchman Barr.https://t.co/prDl6ZF7xZ
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 12, 2019
If citizenship is used instead of population, the number of House members and electoral votes for states like Texas and California would shrink, and states with fewer immigrants would benefit.
As a GOP mapmaker put it, "advantageous for Republicans and non-Hispanic whites." https://t.co/JB897JGMKC
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) July 11, 2019
Scary subtext of the Rose Garden fiasco: Trump & Barr may try to get State Legislatures to draw congressional district lines by counting CITIZENS ONLY, rather than by counting ALL PERSONS. And they’ll use sources other than the CENSUS to do the data mining. Ominous.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 11, 2019
Reality check: Even with these three immigration specialists working on this together, asking if someone is a citizen wouldn't, as President Trump and AG Barr claim, reveal how many undocumented immigrants are in the country. This is pure sophistry. pic.twitter.com/Wkat5tElOF
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) July 11, 2019
Barr's aside at the end previewed the fight we'll likely see in two years: states using citizenship data instead of total population for reapportionment. https://t.co/pi4Bkx9yUr
— Matt Ford (@fordm) July 11, 2019
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I'm going to appeal to the people of faith, the faith-based organizations to appeal to the president" to stop ICE raids on undocumented immigrants pic.twitter.com/RL62XgvCIn
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 11, 2019
'Ain't goin nowhere': New Orleans residents brace for possible hurricane https://t.co/MLHVNKrscf
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 12, 2019
GRAPHIC LANGUAGE WARNING – Former White House aide Sebastian Gorka gets in tiff with media, accusing journalist of 'threatening' him in the Rose Garden, after Trump drops census citizenship question at a news conference pic.twitter.com/91zNJD8gkj
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 11, 2019
the room next door – President Trump pic.twitter.com/TU7afC4SF0
— Michael Spicer (@MrMichaelSpicer) July 9, 2019
"A new EU leadership team is preparing for office in Brussels. The chances that they will support more generous Brexit terms for a UK government led by Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt lie somewhere between remote and non-existent"https://t.co/kq1pFEOunK
— David Phinnemore (@DPhinnemore) July 11, 2019
Brexit is becoming such a mess, the queen may have to get involved https://t.co/nDiExh2qdi
— Slate (@Slate) July 12, 2019
Dear God, can you imagine how British politicians would have reacted if Juncker had said boo to the UK’s Permanent Representative in Brussels? Welcome to the world facing post-Brexit UK #brexit https://t.co/nzkizz82Wv
— Mark Hennessy (@MarkHennessy) July 11, 2019
Is it better to pretend you accept No Deal to keep your job or resign on principle and relinquish all influence to avoid it? Rock and hard place. We won’t get a better generation of politicians when these are the choices. https://t.co/lxBxoCkhXK
— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) July 11, 2019
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 12, 2019
Even the DUP are now saying No-deal could hit the NI economy. We go further. It will be a disaster for N. Ireland. It will fundamentally disintegrate supply chain across these island
BBC News – Brexit: No-deal could hit NI economy, says DUP's Donaldson https://t.co/wS8cVfkUqX
— Aodhán Michael Connolly (@MichaelAodhan) July 11, 2019
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) July 12, 2019
These weeks – like the early weeks in 2017 where Theresa May waxed on Brexit to a solely domestic audience – are the good weeks for Brexiters. But when Johnson becomes PM, reality will get in his way as it did hers. And the result will be the same.
— Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) July 11, 2019
Boris insists 'common sense' will prevail in Brexit talks https://t.co/Ix8u2CMEUl
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) July 12, 2019
Former PM John Major is scathing of the incompetence of this Tory Govt and #Brexit in this interview:
"We have THROWN AWAY 50 TRADE DEALS covering 70 COUNTRIES and it will take us 30 YEARS TO REPLICATE THAT"
— Aye must be a bot (@jim45cotland) July 12, 2019
It's the first time Iran has taken aim at one of the remaining parties to its nuclear deal https://t.co/FKhkfR3qRf
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) July 12, 2019
The government still think the UK is some sort of international power, in spite of all that's going on.
They're writing cheques that the nation can't afford. I don't want to see what happens when they bounce.https://t.co/pkk84R346U
— Mike, Monkey, EU-Bürger #FBPE (@Geoelte_Spinne) July 12, 2019
— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) July 12, 2019
— World Economic Forum (@wef) July 12, 2019
A total of 19.91 million people have been affected by floods since the beginning of the flood season this summer in China, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management, and the disasters caused total losses of 53.4 billion yuan ($7.7 billion). pic.twitter.com/CzW3Iz5Zx0
— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) July 12, 2019
Miley Cyrus reveals her pet pig has died on Instagram https://t.co/lPaVV4TIfk
— The Independent (@Independent) July 12, 2019
If you missed this news, where have you been?
England surged into their first World Cup final for 27 years with a sensational eight-wicket demolition of Australia at Edgbaston.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 12, 2019