Below the fold – April 10, 2021

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Below The Fold: The news that do not make the headlines but is important. By PL Hade

  1. President Biden will sign an executive order establishing a commission to study overhauling the Supreme Court, following through on a campaign promise, the White House announces. https://www.nbcnews.com/…/biden-announces-commission…
  2. Biden calls gun violence in the U.S. an ‘epidemic’ and ‘embarrassment’ as he announces executive orders to tighten restrictions https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/6a4cb1d0-9869-11eb…
    • FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Initial Actions to Address the Gun Violence Public Health Epidemic
    • The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.”
    • The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act.
    • The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states.The Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions
    • The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking.The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and it needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability. But ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/fact-sheet-biden-harris…/
  3. The corporate tax cut didn’t improve business investments, didn’t fuel private-sector hiring, didn’t improve wages, and didn’t pay for itself.” https://www.msnbc.com/…/key-detail-corporate-tax-debate…
  4. Feds charge Chris Quaglin of (North Brunswick) New Jersey in US Capitol Insurrection. Justice Dept says Quaglin was on “forefront” of attack, physical attack against police, use of chemical spray against DC Police & US Capitol Police. Scott MacFarlane. NBC https://www.nbcnewyork.com/…/unemployed-nj…/2986692/
  5. Lawyers find the parents of 61 more separated migrant children — and believe that the parents of 302 other children who have not yet been reached were deported to Central America https://www.nbcnews.com/…/lawyers-find-parents-61-more…
  6. ‘It’s deception’: Monmouth County commissioners secretly gave themselves raises – Asbury Park Press
  7. Covid19
    • 564,191 Americans have died of Covid19
    • Remember when we looked at the Spanish Flu deaths of 675,000 and thought, “well that was at the beginning of the 20th Century, that could never happen today?”
    • NJ: New confirmed positives 3523
      • New probable positives 952
      • Rate of Transmission 1.01
      • Counties with the highest positives: Middlesex 408, Essex 365, Bergen 350, Monmouth 310, Hudson 207
      • Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Friday they have requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use of their Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 15 https://www.cnbc.com/…/pfizer-biontech-request-expanded….
      • Vaccines for 16 – 18 year olds (Pfizer) should be available at any of the megasites. CVS has Pfizer available at some locations. Look for a vaccine special post on Tuesday.
  8. What happens when you neglect to reserve website domains…https://www.thelaurenboebert.com/about
Below the fold – April 10, 2021

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