The senator said he can’t support Graham-Cassidy despite the fact that his best friend wrote it.
By Gideon Resnick
Senator John McCain
(R-AZ) announced his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy legislation on
Friday, likely killing the bill’s chances of passing in the Senate.
cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” McCain
said in a statement. “I believe we could do better working together,
Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I
support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect
insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it.
Without a full CBO score, which won’t be available by the end of the
month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.”
McCain acknowledged that it was a tough decision for him given his personal relationship with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the bill’s co-authors.
President Donald Trump announced his seventh wave of United States
Attorney nominations. The United States Attorney serves as the chief
Federal law enforcement officer within his
or her Federal judicial district. These four candidates share the
President’s vision for “Making America Safe Again.” Accordingly, the
President today announced his intent to nominate these individuals to
serve as the United States Attorney for their respective
If confirmed, Erin Nealy Cox of Texas will serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
Nealy Cox is currently a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Co in the
cybersecurity and risk practice. She also serves on the Board of
Directors of Sally Beauty Holdings, a large retailer on the NYSE.
From 1999 to 2008, Ms. Nealy Cox served as an Assistant United States
Attorney in the Northern District of Texas, where she prosecuted cyber
crimes, white collar crimes, and general crimes. In 2004 and 2005, she
served at Main Justice as chief of staff and
senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal
Policy. Ms. Nealy Cox also previously worked at Stroz Friedberg, a
cybersecurity and investigations consulting firm. Ms. Nealy Cox clerked
for the Honorable Henry A. Politz, when he
served as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the
Fifth Circuit, and the Honorable Barefoot Sanders, United States
District Judge in the Northern District of Texas. She received a B.B.A
in finance from the McCombs School of Business at the
University of Texas at Austin and her J.D., magna cum laude, from
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
If confirmed, Duane A. Kees of Arkansas will serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.
is currently an ethics and compliance director with Wal-Mart Stores,
Inc., where he focuses on corporate investigations. Mr. Kees served in
the U.S Army JAG Corps for eight years. During his time on active duty,
he prosecuted and defended a variety of complex
cases and earned two Bronze Stars and a Meritorious Service Medal. He
is currently a Major in the Arkansas National Guard. He previously was a
partner at the Asa Hutchinson Law Group, LLC. He received his B.A.
from the University of Arkansas and his J.D.
from the University of Arkansas School of Law.
If confirmed, Matthew D. Krueger of Wisconsin will serve as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Krueger is currently an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern
District of Wisconsin, and has worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office
since 2013. Mr. Krueger previously worked as an associate at Sidley
Austin LLP in Washington, D.C. He also served
as a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the
Solicitor General. He clerked for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Krueger
received his B.S., with honors, from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the
University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief
of the Minnesota Law Review.
If confirmed, Christina E. Nolan of Vermont will serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont.
2010, Ms. Nolan has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in
the District of Vermont, where she has prosecuted a variety of criminal
cases, including complex drug trafficking offenses,
money laundering, firearms offenses, violent crime, and crimes against
children. Ms. Nolan previously served as an Assistant District Attorney
in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. From 2005 to 2009, Ms. Nolan
worked as a litigation associate at Goodwin Procter
LLP, in Boston, where she concentrated her practice in white collar
criminal defense. Ms. Nolan clerked for The Honorable F. Dennis Saylor
IV, of the United States District Court for the District of
Massachusetts. A native Vermonter, Ms. Nolan graduated
with departmental honors from the University of Vermont, summa cum
laude, with B.A.s in political science and history. She received a
J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School.
Source: The White House, Office of the Press Secretary
What You Should Know
By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz
32nd Senatorial District
You should know that here in Bronx
County they are several organizations that are coordinating a humanitarian
relief effort to collect and sends aid to the victims in Puerto Rico from
Hurricane Maria and the victims of the Earthquake in Mexico.
As we all know the Island of Puerto
Rico has been hit by two hurricanes in the last two weeks. Hurricanes Irma
and Maria have wreaked havoc on the island, leaving much destruction, floods
and thousands of families helpless and with urgent needs for help.
On the other hand, our brothers
and sisters in Mexico have been visited by a tremendous earthquake of 7.1
on the Richter scale.
This earthquake in Mexico has destroyed
thousands of homes and buildings causing the loss of life of hundreds of
people and hundreds of others hospitalized homeless and without shelter.
It is for this reasons that, The
New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, the Christian Community Benevolent
Association, Radio Vision Cristiana Internacional, and Radio Cantico Nuevo,
have organized this humanitarian relief effort, and they have been supported
by elected officials such as Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr, Senator
Rubén Díaz Sr., Assemblymen Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda, and Councilman
We must all answer the call at
this time when Puerto Rico and Mexico need our help. Water, canned
foods, medicines, pampers, infant formula, first aid articles, batteries
and flashlights, and other aids will be received at this humanitarian relief
I am Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and
this is what you should know.
Marc Cohen, President and Trustee of the
Student Assembly of the State University of New York (SUNY SA), issued the following statement:
policy that jeopardizes the safety and well-being of survivors must be condemned.
So too should any actions taken against accused parties before due process has
been fully executed. We must ensure that this administration recognizes both
sides, acts in accordance with our constitution, and ensures a safe and just
environment for all.
Student Assembly reaffirms its support for the It's On Us Campaign and will
continue to endorse efforts geared toward enhancing safety on our campuses and
justice for all.”
Editor's Note:Click here for information on Title IX Guidance Repeal.
This video was published on YouTube on February 18, 2015, and contains profanity.
Ice gives advice to those on the inside fitting with the theme of community.
his music, his books and his lecture tours at colleges including
Harvard, Princeton and Stanford, Ice-T has become a cultural icon
recognized the world over.
Born in New Jersey, Ice-T quickly learned
the art of survival. As an only child whose parents died when he was
very young, Ice-T became involved in Los Angeles gangs before spending
four years in the army. His first break came when the producers of the
film “Breakin’” asked him to rap in the movie. He went on to become rap
music’s original gangster, writing songs like “Six in the Mornin’” and
“New Jack Hustler.”
President Trump spoke yesterday with Governor Rossello of Puerto Rico
and with Governor Mapp of the U.S. Virgin Islands to express support as
respond to and recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The President
thanked the Governors for their leadership in preparing the residents of
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for these catastrophic events.
The President also received an assessment
of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria and pledged continued help from
his Administration for the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. Both Governors expressed their continued appreciation for the
hard work and rapid support from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
President confirmed that the Federal Government has been actively
preparing its response to Hurricane Maria even as it continues to
support the States of Texas, Louisiana,
Florida, Georgia, and all the communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey
Source: The White House, Office of the Press Secretary
This report was originally published on September 18, 2017.
The SPLC joined other civil rights organizations and members of the
clergy today in telling the U.S. Supreme Court that President Donald
Trump’s Muslim ban is an unconstitutional violation of religious
“Long before Donald Trump became president, he made his hostility toward
immigrants, refugees and Muslims abundantly clear,” said SPLC Deputy
Legal Director Naomi Tsu. “As president, his Muslim ban blatantly
discriminates against travelers to the United States on the basis of
religion—a violation of the First Amendment. It also encourages a
climate of harassment that allows people to be singled out for their
religion, language, skin color or dress. A policy that so brazenly
violates our nation’s fundamental principles cannot stand.”
one of New York City’s most powerful police divisions, there was an
obscure unit filled almost exclusively by black detectives.
“rap unit,” as it was referred to internally, had a peripheral role in a
division otherwise focused on recruiting Muslim informants and building
terrorism cases. Detectives went undercover at hip-hop concerts,
protected artists from scammers and stickup men and warned venues of
the Intelligence Division, which was largely led by white commanders,
the “rap unit” was known to stall careers: Black detectives there did
not get promoted for years, no matter how sterling their
recommendations, according to a complaint filed by three black detectives with a federal labor agency.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- A Cornell University student, accused in a racist attack on a black student, has apologized for his role.
John Greenwood, 19, said he regretted using "completely unacceptable
language" in a verbal argument Friday. Greenwood's lawyer denies he was
involved in any physical fight.
Greenwood was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree
aggravated harassment, both misdemeanors. Police said he is responsible
for a possibly racially-motivated assault in the Collegetown
neighborhood of Ithaca early Friday morning.
Saturday was filled with tension for members of New York's Light Foot Militia.
two dozen men and women in the militia were up at the break of dawn
that day, decked out in fatigues and sipping on coffee before taking
orders from commander George Curbelo and mobilizing with military
precision in the National Mall in Washington D.C.
"Staggered columns please," Curbelo barked as they headed into the giant green space.
didn't have weapons, but the Light Foot Militia was on hand to keep the
peace and defend free speech along with the nearly 200 other militia
members from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania that converged on the
nation's capitol at a pro-Trump demonstration billed as the Mother of
All Rallies. And they allowed the I-Team’s Sarah Wallace to be the only
reporter embedded with their teams.
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY — Two students who identify as male were kicked
off a South Glens Falls school bus Wednesday because they refused to
sit with girls, school officials said Thursday.
The incident, captured
on video and shared on social media, took place on the afterschool
activity bus around 3:40 p.m. when the bus driver asked boys to sit on
one side and girls to sit on the other. After students had taken their
seats, the driver asked two transgender students to sit with the girls.