The cuts at the Pulitzer Prize-winning daily paper, known for eye-catching front-page headlines and taking on the city's power players including real estate developer Donald Trump long before he was elected president, drew criticism from both average readers online and politicians who have bristled at how the paper covered them. … [Read more...] about N.Y. Daily News to slash half of its newsroom staff
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Facebook said the company was in touch with a variety of stakeholders, academics and electoral organisations to collect their feedback, viewpoints and ideas on how to protect the integrity of the election experience and to encourage civic participation in local elections. … [Read more...] about Online content under close scrutiny for poll-related ‘fake news’
ICYMI: This week's overlooked stories Purge at DHS! Barr on Capitol Hill! Bernie Sanders reintroduces his Medicare for All bill (and is a millionaire)! Those are the stories that dominated this week. … [Read more...] about Are political handicappers giving Bernie a break?
Today, ECA stated informally that there will be no “J-1 cap” on intern and trainee visas. This is also a wonderful development. But the State Department should now put this policy into writing, resolving any questions about the agency making sub-regulatory moves to place numerical limitations on J-1 trainees and interns next year. Private sector exchange sponsors, host employers, interns and trainees should have predictability about the ongoing and continuous availability of J-1 visas. No informal caps should be imposed without open public discussion with all stakeholders in the J-1 process, including a notice and comment period that is part of a normative rulemaking process. … [Read more...] about Late-Breaking News on Shortage of Forms DS-2019 for J-1 Interns and Trainees
The recess appointments were made in 2012 while the U.S. Senate was ostensibly in recess. However, in an effort to block the President’s authority to make recess appointments, Republicans in the Senate instituted “pro forma” sessions, in which the body was gaveled to order and then immediately adjourned for another few days. Opponents of the President’s recess appointments argued that because the Senate was still technically in session (and thus not in recess), the President lacked the authority to make the recess appointments. … [Read more...] about Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court to Review President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Recess Appointments