On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders sent Joe Biden and the DNC a 110 page documentary policy document. The document includes 14 pages of climate proposals. The recommendations still leave Biden and national Democrats with no plan to phase out U.S. fossil fuel production. Sanders attempt to "address fossil energy production were ... woefully insufficient.” Collin Rees, a campaigner with Oil Change International, told Earther.
On Wednesday, Democrats said they will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee. Joe Biden plans to accept the presidential nomination in person. According to Business Insider it remains to be seen whether there will be a significant in-person audience there to see him accept the nomination. The Democratic National Committee said in a statement that official business will take place virtually. Delegates are being asked not to travel to Milwaukee.
The New York Times reports that Democrat Joe Biden is lagging behind Donald Trump in fundraising. How bad is it for Biden and the DNC? According to the Times they could raise almost $1 million every single day between now and November, and he would still barely catch up to what President Trump. Trump and the GOP are almost $200-million ahead of Biden. The magnitude of Trump’s financial lead outs a lot of pressure on Biden.
If you like to summer in Death Valley, California, you're tougher and braver than most. And according to Gizmodo, things are downright ridiculous right now. On Sunday, Furnace Creek's weather station registered a high of 128 degrees Fahrenheit, or 52.8 degrees Celsius. That’s a degree shy of the all-time hottest reliable temperature ever recorded on Earth. Which, incidentally, was recorded in Death Valley in 2013. The record heat isn't just in Death Valley. Closer to the U.S.
A Florida father and his three sons have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the US and distributing mislabeled drugs. According to Gizmodo, Mark Grenon, and his sons, Jonathan, Jordon, and Joseph, billed bleach as a cure for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Operating under the name Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, they allegedly billed their bleach product “Miracle Mineral Solution.
For more than a year, people opposed to giving police access to face recognition technology. New cases of erroneous facial recognition matches are cropping up in Michigan says Gizmodo. Police arrested Robert Williams in January after he was falsely identified by face recognition software. He was arrested for shoplifting in front of his children and detained overnight in a city jail. The charges still weren't dismissed even after police noted a computer error was at fault.
Thousands of inmates in California state prisons could be released as early as August. This is in an attempt to curb the spread of covid-19, a frequently deadly disease. The disease itself is caused by the novel coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2 reports Gizmodo. An estimated 8,000 incarcerated individuals could be released by the end of next month. This measure is meant to create space to allow prisons to better implement safety protocols.
Gizmodo reports that the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, endorsed President Donald Trump on Twitter. On Thursday, Duke tweeted, "President Trump! You have one last chance to turn the tables, win this election and save America—and yourself!” In his tweet, the KKK leader encouraged Trump to replace VP, Mike Pence with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who Gizmodo says is "notoriously racist." Duke continued, "Nominate Tucker Carlson for Vice President.
There are Democratic presidential candidates who could be prevented from taking the stage for the September debates. However, new rules could see those same candidates back in October. The deadline to..