Coles boost for All Blacks

first_imgColes missed four months of action with a head injury, sitting out the British and Irish Lions series before returning for Hurricanes’ Super Rugby quarter-final win over Brumbies last month.The 30-year-old was due to return to the international fold for New Zealand’s opening Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies last week, which they won 54-34, but suffered a fresh head knock in the ‘game of three halves’ against Taranaki and Counties Manukau and was ruled out of the Bledisloe Cup contest.However, assistant coach Ian Foster said Coles – who last represented his country against France last November – is in line to face Australia in Dunedin after coming through training unscathed.”He trained really well,” Foster said. “He had a good week last week actually.”He’s come through [training] really well.”Sonny Bill Williams is also in contention to be selected after sustaining a head injury in the first match, an incident SANZAAR is reportedly looking into to see if medical officials should have carried out concussion tests.Foster added: “Sonny took a knock in the weekend but he was symptom-free.”The doctor has done what he always does when there is a suspicion of something. “He was held back a little bit today so we could make sure he was absolutely clear but the signs are really positive.”last_img read more

House approves 45bn border crisis spending bill – as it happened

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Make a contribution – The Guardian “The photograph that all of us saw this week should tear all of us up,” said the congresswoman form Texas’ 16th Congressional District, which includes El Paso.”For those of us who are parents, to see a toddler with her little arms wrapped around the neck of her father,” Escobar said, adding “there is nothing that we wouldn’t do for our children, nothing, to give them a better life.“Oscar and Valeria represent tens of thousands of migrants who have died as they have tried to build a better life for themselves, only to find that they are demonized and locked out of the promise that those of us who are natural born citizens are so fortunate to enjoy,” Escobar said.”In their name, let us never forget their sacrifice and the sacrifice that so many parents make for the most vulnerable among us.” Awks. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images 28 Jun 201915:23 Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck)“The lawyers” repeatedly told #SCOTUS that June 30 was a hard-and-fast deadline for finalizing the Census—in response to requests from the _challengers_ for more time. It won’t exactly help the government’s credibility if, all of a sudden, that turns out to not have been true. 27, 2019 You can read the full dissent here. Twitter Twitter Topics 28 Jun 201914:52 Ocasio-Cortez on Pelosi move to pass border aid bill: ‘hell no’Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighs in on the speaker’s announcement that the House will pass the senate bill: Facebook 28 Jun 201915:46Read Kagan dissent in gerrymandering case University of Texas law professor Steve Vladeck points out that during arguments in the citizenship/Census case, the government repeatedly rebutted requests for more time from the challengers by insisting that a deadline to finalize the Census was nigh: US politics live liz roldan (@lizroldancbs4)“Hasta la victoria siempre…”Says Bill De Blasio in *Miami* 27, 2019 House Democrats give up opposition to border aid packageHouse speaker Nancy Pelosi has said Democrats will “reluctantly” pass a bipartisan Senate bill funding emergency aid at the southern border. The House leadership had argued that the Senate package did not go far enough to care for thousands of migrant families and children. Twitter 28 Jun 201914:13 Facebook Donald Trump House approves $4.5bn border crisis spending bill – as it happened,Democratic-controlled chamber passes Senate-drafted measure despite opposition from progressives – follow the latest live Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective Show 28 Jun 201919:05 Share on Facebook Facebook Thanks for joining us so far today – here’s a summary of where things stand:The Supreme Court walled itself off from partisan gerrymandering cases, ruing that “partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.”In a blistering dissent, justice Elena Kagan said, “For the first time ever, this court refuses to remedy a constitutional violation because it thinks the task beyond judicial capabilities.”Pro-democracy advocates said the ruling would be a “green light” for party insiders to engage in partisan gerrymandering, with disastrous results for voters.In a separate ruling, the court rejected a Trump administration attempt to insert a citizenship question on the US Census, saying the administration’s stated rationale for the move didn’t make sense.In reply, Donald Trump said he was looking into delaying the Census so his team could have another crack at a move which critics say would disenfranchise Democratic-leaning voters.In non-Supreme-Court-news, the House Democratic leadership dropped its opposition to a Senate bill to fund aid on the southern border, which Democrats previously said did not do enough to help kids and families.But the left wing of the party criticized the move which they saw as a cave. “Hell no,” tweeted Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to state-level mortgage fraud charges. He’s in prison after convictions on different fraud charges he previously pleaded not guilty to.Anticipation was building for tonight’s Democratic presidential debate, the second in a series featuring a fresh crop of candidates. Twitter Share on WhatsApp Read more 28 Jun 201918:55 28 Jun 201917:35 Twitter 28 Jun 201914:52Tillerson: Kushner bypassed me in talks with foreign leaders Newer Shares583583 US politics Manafort pleads not guilty in New York state casePresident Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman has pleaded not guilty to state mortgage fraud charges in New York City, the AP reports. In a previous case, Manafort pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges, but he was convicted by a jury. Here’s AP with more: Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar called for a moment of silence on the House floor Thursday for migrants who have died trying to reach the United States. She referenced the shocking photo circulating this week of Salvadoran migrants Oscar Alberto Martinez and his daughter Angie Valera, who died while crossing the Rio Grande. From CNN: Share on Facebook Live feed 28 Jun 201918:06 De Blasio has since apologized. “I did not know the phrase I used in Miami today was associated with Che Guevara & I did not mean to offend anyone who heard it that way. I certainly apologize for not understanding that history,” de Blasio wrote on Twitter.Updatedat 6.39pm EDT Share on Twitter Kari Paul in San Francisco (now) and Tom McCarthy in New York (earlier) 28 Jun 201917:35House approves $4.5bn border crisis spending bill Facebook 28 Jun 201915:46 Facebook Democrats on the left in the House – more than 70 of them (the Democrats currently hold a 235-198 majority) – are not pleased with the leadership’s decision to abandon opposition to the bipartisan Senate border funding bill. 1 of 4 Hello readers, Kari Paul in San Francisco hopping on the blog for a bit. More news to come. Updated 28 Jun 2019,Pelosi said: ‘We will reluctantly pass the Senate bill.’Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Manafort arrives for his hearing. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA Twitter 28 Jun 201916:28 CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics)Rep. Ilhan Omar reacts to the House passing the controversial border spending bill: “We had an opportunity to put forth a humanitarian policy and we wasted that opportunity, and it’s quite sad. And I hope that Americans are as appalled as I am” 27, 2019 Twitter 28 Jun 201918:29 Share via Email 28 Jun 201915:30Ocasio-Cortez on Pelosi move to pass border aid bill: ‘hell no’ US elections 2020 Facebook Facebook Rep. Ilhan Omar condemned the House’s passage of the border spending bill: “We had an opportunity to put forth a humanitarian policy and we wasted that opportunity, and it’s quite sad. And I hope that Americans are as appalled as I am,” she said. Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller)As we predicted yesterday, Nancy Pelosi lost this fight.And she lost this once the Senate voted 84-8 to pass their bill. Senate Democrats killed her hand. 27, 2019center_img Read Kagan dissent in gerrymandering caseHere is an edited extract from Justice Elena Kagan’s searing dissent in the partisan gerrymandering case (you can read the full dissent here):‘Partisan gerrymanders have debased and dishonored our democracy’For the first time ever, this court refuses to remedy a constitutional violation because it thinks the task beyond judicial capabilities. And not just any constitutional violation. The partisan gerrymanders in these cases deprived citizens of the most fundamental of their constitutional rights: the rights to participate equally in the political process, to join with others to advance political beliefs, and to choose their political representatives.In so doing, the partisan gerrymanders here debased and dishonored our democracy, turning upside-down the core American idea that all governmental power derives from the people.These gerrymanders enabled politicians to entrench themselves in office as against voters’ preferences. They promoted partisanship above respect for the popular will. They encouraged a politics of polarization and dysfunction. If left unchecked, gerrymanders like the ones here may irreparably damage our system of government.And checking them is not beyond the courts. The majority’s abdication comes just when courts across the country have coalesced around manageable judicial standards to resolve partisan gerrymandering claims.Those standards satisfy the majority’s own benchmarks. They do not require – indeed, they do not permit – courts to rely on their own ideas of electoral fairness, whether proportional representation or any other. And they limit courts to correcting only egregious gerrymanders, so judges do not become omnipresent players in the political process. But yes, the standards do allow – as well they should – judicial intervention in the worst-of-the-worst cases of democratic subversion, causing blatant constitutional harms.In other words, they allow courts to undo partisan gerrymanders of the kind we face today from North Carolina and Maryland. In giving such gerrymanders a pass from judicial review, the majority goes tragically wrong.Read further: Twitter The Congressional Hispanic Caucus condemned the vote to pass the border aid bill in a statement on Thursday saying, “we will not forget this betrayal.” “It will not stop the Trump Administration’s chaos and cruelty. It will not stop the abuse and detention of children.” Republicans Facebook Newest First published on Thu 27 Jun 2019 08.52 EDT Twitter 28 Jun 201919:06 House approves $4.5bn border crisis spending billFrom the Associated Press:The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border, capping a Washington skirmish in which die-hard liberals came out on the losing end in a battle with the White House, the GOP-held Senate and Democratic moderates.The emergency legislation, required to ease overcrowded, often harsh conditions at U.S. holding facilities for migrants seeking asylum, mostly from Central American nations like Honduras and El Salvador, passed by a bipartisan 305-102 vote. Trump has indicated he’ll sign it into law.Dozens of liberal Democrats opposed the bill, reluctantly brought to a vote by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after her plan to further strengthen rules for treatment of migrant refugees ran into intractable opposition from Republicans and Vice President Mike Pence. Many moderate Democrats split with Pelosi as well, undercutting her efforts, which faded shortly after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he would swiftly reject them.The legislation contains more than $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants detained by the border patrol and almost $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children who are turned over the Department of Health and Human Services. It rejects an administration request for additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds, however, and contains provisions designed to prevent federal immigration agents from going after immigrants living in the country illegally who seek to care for unaccompanied children.Updatedat 6.06pm EDT Facebook US politics 28 Jun 201915:30 Facebook Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)Under no circumstances should the House vote for a McConnell-only bill w/ no negotiation with Democrats. Hell no.That’s an abdication of power we should refuse to accept. They will keep hurting kids if we do.June 27, 2019 Trump fired Tillerson in March 2018 after months of friction and on Twitter called him lazy and “dumb as a rock.”Tillerson’s testimony, a transcript of which was seen by Reuters House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee, shows how Tillerson’s 13-month tenure as secretary of state, one of the shortest ever, was undermined by public disagreements with Trump and a sense that the former ExxonMobil chief executive was being excluded from key discussions.Read further. Facebook US politics live 28 Jun 2019 19:05 Facebook Paul Manafort entered the plea at an arraignment Thursday in Manhattan.Manafort walked with a limp as court officers led him down a public hallway to the courtroom. He wore a blue jail uniform.The state case could keep Manafort locked up in the event Trump pardons his federal convictions stemming from the Russian probe.Manafort’s lawyers are expected to challenge the state case on double jeopardy grounds. Prosecutors say their case is solid because it involves state, not federal crimes. Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree)Short on votes, House Democratic leaders forced to give in and accept the bipartisan Senate bill on humanitarian border funding 27, 2019 Democrats 28 Jun 201916:15 28 Jun 201917:15 Senator Cory Booker is getting razzed, deservedly, for the typographic layout of quotes he’s tweeting of things he said last night: Tom Gara (@tomgara)Booker has taken a huge risk with this, directly challenging one of America’s most engaged and passionate constituencies: typography nerds 27, 2019 Facebook Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Key events Twitter Share on Twitter Justice Elena Kagan The troops did not rally: Facebook Manafort, 69, is currently serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence on federal charges of tax and computer fraud and money laundering. Updatedat 3.26pm EDT Manu Raju (@mkraju)A sign of the dissatisfaction on the left: More than 70 House Democrats voting against the rule governing floor debate on the Senate-passed border spending bill. Majority party typically votes in unison for a ruleJune 27, 2019 Thu 27 Jun 2019 19.06 EDT Burgess Everett (@burgessev)Pelosi: “We are gravely disappointed in the actions taken by the Senate in opposing regular order of Congress … we will not engage in the same disrespectful behavior that the Senate did in ignoring our priorities … we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill”June 27, 2019 28 Jun 201915:23House Democrats give up opposition to border aid package Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD)PEOPLETHIS COUNTRYDO NOT LEAVEHUMAN RIGHTSBORDERwhen come totheytheirat the 27, 2019 Facebook Twitter Twitter Tillerson: Kushner bypassed me in talks with foreign leaders“In one of the most awkward moments of his time as U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson realized his Mexican counterpart was in Washington only when he walked into a restaurant and found him dining with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner,” Reuters reports: New York mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio is facing backlash for quoting the late Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara at a rally in Miami on Thursday. De Blasio encouraged workers on strike at the airport there and then shouted, “Hasta la victoria, siempre,” a phrase popularized by Guevara and popularized during the Cuban revolution that roughly translates to “until victory, always!” De Blasio was criticized for invoking such a controversial historical figurehead who is “considered a murderous sociopath by Miami’s Cuban exile community,” according to the Miami Herald. 28 Jun 201914:34 Twitter 28 Jun 201914:01Trump floats Census ‘delay’ Twitter Show Rebecca Kaplan (@RebeccaRKaplan)Blistering statement from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on the border aid vote: “We will not forget this betrayal.” —> 27, 2019 Updatedat 3.48pm EDT Twitter Twitter 28 Jun 201914:34Manafort pleads not guilty in New York state case US Congress 28 Jun 201917:00 Oldest On another occasion, neither Tillerson nor Jim Mattis, who was then secretary of defense, knew Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates planned to blockade their regional rival Qatar even though Kushner and another Trump adviser, Steve Bannon, had been told about it at a secret dinner with their governments.Tillerson recounted the embarrassing incidents in a seven-hour closed-door interview with leaders of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee last month. Share on Pinterest US supreme court Kari Paul signing off for the day. Stay with us as we cover the Democratic debates tonight here. Is this how American democracy is supposed to work? No it’s not Share via Emaillast_img read more