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Gov. Cuomo orders voting rights restored for parolees

ALBANY — New York state will restore the voting rights of parolees under an executive order issued Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that will impact as many as 35,000 New Yorkers who have served time for felonies.

The move adds New York to a list of more than a dozen states and the District of Columbia that give convicted felons the right to vote once they have completed their prison sentences. Republicans immediately slammed the move as bad public policy and potentially illegal, since Cuomo chose to circumvent the Legislature.

Cuomo said the voting prohibition disproportionately impacts minorities, noting that nearly three-fourths of those currently on parole in New York are black or Latino. He said giving people back the right to vote can be one way of helping them re-establish ties to their communities as law-abiding citizens.

“It is unconscionable to deny voting rights to New Yorkers who have paid their debt and have re-entered society,” Cuomo said. “This reform will reduce disenfranchisement and will help restore justice and fairness to our democratic process. Withholding or delaying voting rights diminishes our democracy.”

More: http://poststar.com/news/state-and-regional/gov-cuomo-orders-voting-rights-restored-for-parolees/article_f53a7a0b-6ee1-5a10-adb5-d236b3a635b6.html
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 19, 2018, 11:27 PM (16 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 4/18/18

Not-Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Went To North Korea

The not-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a secret North Korea trip to meet Kim Jong-un.

Nikki Haley Is Standing Up To Trump And Russia

The White House has made a habit out of contradicting statements from women. But it's usually not ones appointed by Trump to be Ambassador to the United Nations.

Covetton House And Goop Collaborate (For The Schools!)

Her royal goopness Gwyneth Paltrow returns with to announce an important new product line with proceeds going to DonorsChoose.org.

Comey Goes 'Hollywood' (According To Hannity)

Sean Hannity compared James Comey's Late Show appearance to an audition for 'Hollywood's inner elite circle.' Little does he know, that audition already happened.

Donald Trump Is Obsessed With The Dossier

If you were surprised to hear about Trump's fixation with the "golden showers" section of the Steele dossier, then you aren't the Steele dossier.

Kim Jong-Un's First Impression Of Mike Pompeo

Kim Jong-un settled the terms for his meeting with Trump during aspiring Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to North Korea.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 19, 2018, 03:54 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump Blabs About Mike Pompeo's Secret Meeting with North Korea

CIA Chief Mike Pompeo secretly meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and President Trump can't resist letting the world know about it.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Apr 18, 2018, 11:57 PM (6 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 4/17/18

The Sketch Of Stormy Daniels' Perpetrator Looks Very Familiar

Stephen vaguely recognizes the facial composite based on Stormy Daniels' description of the Trump henchman who allegedly threatened her and her child.

Wu-Tang Wants Their Album Back, Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions finds out (the hard way) that Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to fudge with.

Comey/Colbert: An Extraordinary News Event

It's the event everyone has been waiting for. And waiting for. And, wow, still waiting for.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Apr 18, 2018, 03:59 AM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: Sean Hannity Had "Exclusively Almost" Nothing to Do with Michael Cohen

After it's revealed that Fox News host Sean Hannity is Michael Cohen's anonymous third client, he tries to downplay the relationship and defend himself on-air.

Between the Scenes - Trump Sends a $250 Million Message to Syria

Could the $250 million Trump spent on missile strikes in Syria have been put to better use?
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Apr 18, 2018, 01:01 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest James Comey - Full Uncut Interview

Watch Stephen Colbert's full unedited interview with former FBI Director and 'A Higher Loyalty' author James Comey.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Apr 17, 2018, 11:43 PM (20 replies)

Make way for more ducklings! First jump... :)

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Apr 17, 2018, 05:32 AM (15 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest John Dickerson Outlines How Hannity Can Keep His Job

'CBS This Morning' co-host John Dickerson looks into the crystal ball of journalism to predict how Sean Hannity's newly surfaced relationship with Michael Cohen will affect his future at Fox News.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:05 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 4/16/18

Sean Hannity Forgot To Mention Something...

Late breaking news revealing Sean Hannity as Michael Cohen's secret client literally knocks Stephen off his feet.

Comey Compared Donald Trump To A Mafia Boss

Ahead of his highly anticipated Late Show appearance on Tuesday, James Comey apparently had a practice interview conducted by George Stephanopoulos.

Late Show's James Comey Hype Video

Stephen one-ups ABC's melodramatic tease of their Comey interview with some unnecessary theatrics ahead of his own conversation with the ex-FBI director.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:00 AM (5 replies)

Line 5 flow resumes as Enbridge prepares to inspect damaged oil pipeline

ST. IGNACE, MI -- Enbridge Energy's Line 5 oil and gas pipeline is once again operating after bad weather in the Straits of Mackinac caused a daylong shutdown.

The company restarted the flow of oil and natural gas liquids at 3:15 p.m. Monday, April 16, Enbridge spokesperson Ryan Duffy said in a statement.

"We continue to monitor the weather conditions in the Straits and provide updates to the state, Coast Guard and PHMSA," Duffy said. "Enbridge is committed to protecting the waters of the Great Lakes while ensuring families, manufacturers and other businesses safely receive the energy transported through Line 5."

The twin pipelines were shut down Sunday in the wake of calls from U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, for state and federal authorities to suspend operations until a visual inspection of recent damage to the pipes can be completed. Peters also cited the weather, including forecasts calling for waves as high as 12 feet.

Enbridge is required to suspend operation of Line 5 whenever waves exceed 8 feet as part of a temporary agreement the company signed with the state late last year.

More (Includes photo gallery): http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2018/04/line_5_flow_resumes_as_enbridg.html

Straits of Mackinac during a Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 overflight on April 4, 2018. The Coast Guard conducted overflights of areas of interest for a mineral oil spill from a submerged utility line to monitor the extent of the spill and identify any product on the surface. U.S. Coast Guard photo
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Apr 17, 2018, 02:24 AM (0 replies)
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