What The Constitution Says About A President's Illness | NBC Nightly News – NBC News

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Michigan Supreme Court Rules Comrade Governor Gretchen Whitmer Exceeded Her Powers in COVID Compliance Lockdown…

The supreme court in Michigan has ruled that Governor Gretchen Whitmer exceeded her constitutional authority under state law in the arbitrary enforcement of her unilateral decrees to mitigate the COVID-19 virus. [pdf here] As the court wrote in the opinion … Continue reading

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Smoke choking California again as dangerous fire conditions continue

Smoke choking California again as dangerous fire conditions continueExcessive heat warnings will remain in effect on the coast as the state closes in on a new record of 4m acres burnedSmoke from nearly two dozen wildfires burning across California will continue to darken skies across the west this weekend, as residents prepare for more heat, toxic air and conditions that are expected to keep fueling the flames.The National Weather Service reports that both excessive heat warnings and heat advisories will remain in effect along California’s coast, while the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended its Spare the Air Alert through Tuesday, with air quality deemed “unhealthy”. Meanwhile the state is closing in on a devastating new record, with close to 4m acres now consumed by wildfires this season.“It’s likely that over the next day or two we will crest the 4m-acre mark. The biggest year before this year was 1.54m,” said Thom Porter, a chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. “We are dwarfing that previous record and we have a lot of season left to go.”> Seeing some hazy/smoky skies out there today? > > Smoke aloft (higher up in the atmosphere) is making its way to SoCal from fires in northern and central California. > > Below is the current satellite image, where you can faintly see the smoke moving into SoCal. cawx pic.twitter.com/mTJJTfIBWA> > — NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) October 1, 2020The grey smoky haze coating much of the west – from Portland, Oregon, to Santa Barbara, California, has created hazardous conditions that public health officials are concerned will have an impact even after the smoke clears. Researchers at Stanford University attributed roughly up to 3,000 additional deaths in California to just one month of the wildfire smoke, especially for at-risk or elderly people.Dr Gina Solomon, a principle investigator for the Public Health Institute in San Francisco, says chronic exposure to the unsafe conditions takes a toll on lung capacity – and can have long term consequences.“Not only is this happening year after year, but it is happening week after week and month after month, for a significant portion of the year. What this means is it is more likely there will be long-term effects on people’s health,” she says. For children, that means their lung function may fail to increase each year, as it should, and adults will see declining lung capacity at a steeper slope.“We might have made it to age 80 feeling good and not getting short of breath when climbing a hill – now we may only make it to age 75,” she says. “It is insidious, it is subtle – but it is very worrisome.”There have already been roughly 8,200 wildfires this year, according to state officials, and they left devastation in their wake. Since August, 31 people have been killed in the fires and nearly 8,000 structures have been destroyed. Roughly 53,000 people across California are currently evacuated.Officials were prepared for dangerous conditions last weekend but couldn’t stop the spread of two new big blazes: the Glass fire in Sonoma and Napa counties and the Zogg fire in Shasta county, which both erupted Sunday. Collectively, they have consumed more than 116,100 acres, and by Friday were 6% and 46% contained, respectively.Crews battling the Glass fire, burning through the wine country north of San Francisco, are on high alert as forecasters warn of red flag conditions of extreme fire danger into Saturday morning. Winds up to 30 mph (48 kph) were forecast to push through the hills of Napa and Sonoma counties as the fire threatens more than 28,000 homes and other buildings.“It’s going to be a big firefight for us over the next 36 hours,” said Billy See, an assistant chief with Cal Fire.California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, toured fire-ravaged Napa county on Thursday and said the state was putting “all we have in terms of resources” into firefighting, particularly over the 36 hours of the windy period.> On Sunday, @NOAA’s GOESWest watched as California continued to burn. The AugustComplexFire and GlassFire have generated widespread smoke, prompting Air Quality Alerts in the region. > > More details on our ImageoftheDay: https://t.co/EEu7d9oiBQ pic.twitter.com/xi0mYr1Oqb> > — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) October 1, 2020The Glass fire is the fourth major blaze in the region in three years and comes ahead of the third anniversary of 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people.Newsom said people there have been “torn asunder by wildfires seemingly every single year, this drumbeat, where people are exhausted, concerned, anxious about their fate and their future.”Numerous studies have linked bigger wildfires in America to the climate crisis. Rising temperatures in the west have created drier conditions that, combined with poor vegetation-management policies and human encroachment into fire-prone areas, driven by the state’s housing crisis, have led to the annual disasters. Scientists predict the worst of this record-breaking season may still be yet to come.“Our fire season is by no means over,” Alex Hall, the director of the Center for Climate Science at UCLA, told the Guardian, explaining that California is only now entering the part of the season where the dry winds pick up.Hall is hopeful that the attention on California’s disasters will galvanize a stronger response to the climate crisis.“Climate change is happening now”, he says. “We have to fix our relationship with our forests. We have to fix our relationship with our natural landscapes. The urgency of that is underscored by this human catastrophe – and it is obvious that time is up.”

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President Trump cancels trip to Sanford after testing positive for coronavirus – WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

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Trump support gets big surge among Latinos, nearly doubles since 2016

President Donald Trump’s significantly higher level of support among Latino voters than in 2016 could make the difference in him securing a second term in November.

A newly released survey of Christian Latino registered voters by Claremont McKenna College found Trump with a 32 percent favorability rating.

The president’s level of support among Latinos overall in July 2016, just months before the election, stood at 14 percent, with 82 percent of registered voters viewing him unfavorably, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

A Wall Street Journal/NBC/Telemundo poll released in the middle of last month revealed Trump had 26 percent support among registered Latino voters, which is nearly double his 2016 support. The telephone poll was conducted between Sept. 13 and Sept. 16 among 300 Hispanic registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 5.7 percentage points.

Gaston Espinosa — chair of religious studies at Claremont McKenna College and author of the college’s survey — told The Western Journal during a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday that the level of Christian Latino support for Trump closely tracks the overall tally, which he thinks will be higher than 26 percent.

“The percentages are not going to change that much in the general population of Latinos because they tend to more or less mirror the findings among Latino Christians,” he said.

Christian Latinos — Catholic, Protestant/other Christian — make up 85 percent of the population’s voting electorate, Espinosa added.

Espinosa estimated Trump’s support among Latinos as a whole to be over 30 percent.

“Based on Trumps favorability rating, the fact that conservatives underreport, and that a high percentage of independent and undecided voters nationwide are born-again Christians, Trump may end up taking 31-34 percent of the U.S. Latino vote — though probably around 32-33 percent,” he said in a news release.

The Claremont McKenna survey consisted of 1,292 Christian Latino registered voters, conducted from Sept. 8 to Sept. 22, with a margin of error of +/- 2.73 percent.

An Investors Business Daily/TIPP poll released Friday backed up Espinosa’s assessment, finding Trump’s support among Latinos at 36 percent.

CNN exit polling from the 2016 election showed Trump taking 28 percent of the Latino vote in his race against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

If Trump were to garner 32 percent or more of the Latino vote, that would put him above the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who took an estimated 31 percent in his 2008 presidential race against Barack Obama.

McCain co-sponsored immigration reform legislation and was seen as supportive of the Latino community, which makes up approximately 32 percent of Arizona’s population.

Texas resident George W. Bush did the best with Latinos among recent GOP presidential candidates, taking roughly 44 percent in 2004 in his re-election race against then Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.

Like Arizona, Latinos make up the largest minority group in Texas, at nearly 40 percent.

The Claremont McKenna survey found that Trump is performing particularly well with Latinos in key swing states.

“Although [Joe] Biden is outperforming Trump among Latinos in every swing state, surprisingly, Trump is doing better than expected in five electoral-rich swing states, including Florida (41%), Nevada (38%), Texas (35%), Georgia (35%), and North Carolina (28%),” according to a Claremont McKenna news release.

“In Florida, another poll found Trump is taking 38% of Latino voters in Miami-Dade county, a key metropolitan for Biden.”

Miami-Dade includes a large Cuban-American population. A Florida International University poll released Friday found 59 percent of South Florida Cuban Americans say they will vote for Trump, NBC News reported.

The president’s particularly strong support among the Cuban and Venezuelan Americans is linked to his strong stand against socialism, according to the news outlet.

An NBC News/Marist poll published early last month showed Trump beating Biden 50 to 46 percent among Florida’s Latinos overall.

An unscientific flash poll among Telemundo viewers conducted via Twitter following Tuesday night’s presidential debate showed 66 percent believing that Trump won, versus 34 percent for Biden.

The president has held multiple events with Latinos recently in swing states, including Arizona and Florida.

Asked at a news briefing on Thursday how Trump is reaching Latinos, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said, “The president believes he has a lot of accomplishments for the Latino community.

“In particular, historic low unemployment, a thriving economy, historic high home ownership for Latino men and women in this country.”

McEnany was also asked if she thought Trump’s views on immigration hurt him with Latinos.

“The president believes that the Latino population very much wants a lawful immigration system,” she replied, “and also, we believe, his law-and-order message is resonating and very important as voters want to be secure in their homes and secure in their streets.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Scientists begin to unravel why some react severely, mildly to coronavirus – KTVU San Francisco

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Police find ‘no evidence’ of brutal racist attack on Wisconsin woman during summer riots, but won’t press charges for false report

Madison police found no evidence to corroborate Althea Bernstein’s claim four white men tried to set her on fire during a night of riots in the Wisconsin capital in June, but will not charge her with filing a false report.

Bernstein, 18, had claimed that four white men sprayed her with lighter fluid through the open window of her car as she sat at a red light in downtown Madison, then threw a flaming lighter at her while yelling racial slurs. She suffered burns on her neck and face and had them treated at a local hospital. 

Her case had attracted national attention, with federal and state investigators joining local police in probing it as a hate crime. Bernstein called for Americans to “support black lives” in response.

On Friday, however, the US attorney’s office in Madison announced the investigation was closing without any charges being filed, after investigators found no evidence that the attack actually took place. 

Madison Police Department detectives were unable to “locate evidence consistent with what was reported,” acting chief Vic Wahl said in a statement. The department released a 150-page report into the investigation, showing that Bernstein’s car had indeed stopped at a red light, but there was no one else near it. She was in the right lane of the street, not the left as she told investigators, and her window had been closed.

Nor was she in downtown Madison, but Middleton – a suburb about 15 minutes away, according to both traffic cameras and GPS data from her cell phone.

An arson dog found no traces of a lighter or other incendiary device in her car, which was not damaged. Bernstein’s clothes did have traces of lighter fluid, and her medical records did show she was treated for burns that night. Absent any alternative explanation from Bernstein, the authorities decided to close the case without charging anyone.

“Althea Bernstein and her family appreciate the detailed investigative efforts by all involved in this case,” said a statement released through the Madison police. “Althea’s injuries are healing and the support of our community has been invaluable in that regard. We continue to maintain our family privacy and will not be granting interviews at this time.”

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Anti-racism protesters in Wisconsin tear down statue of… anti-slavery hero (VIDEOS)

During the night Bernstein alleged she had been attacked, rioters protesting the arrest of an African-American man toppled several statues in downtown Madison – including the one of a Norwegian immigrant who died fighting against the Confederacy during the Civil war.

State Senator Tim Carpenter, a Democrat, was punched and kicked when he tried to take a photo of the protest. Rioters also vandalized cars, smashed storefronts, and set fire to several buildings.

On the same day Bernstein made her allegation, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace insisted to CNN that a pull rope on the door of his garage was indeed a noose. A team of 15 FBI agents sent to Talladega Raceway in Alabama had concluded that the garage-door opening mechanism was not in fact a hate crime, after someone from the African-American driver’s entourage made the allegation. 

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‘It was a noose!’: Bubba Wallace doubles down after FBI concludes NASCAR ‘hate crime’ was pull rope for garage door

While neither Bernstein nor Wallace faced legal repercussions for their claims, actor Jussie Smollett has not been so lucky. He has been charged by special prosecutors with six counts of making a false police report, over the February 2019 claim that he was a victim of a racist attack in Chicago. Two ethnic Nigerians later told the police they were paid to stage the incident, involving bleach, a rope, and hats with ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan used by President Donald Trump.

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