Lawyer who aided Trump subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and aided the Republican president’s efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
Scalia 'heir' Barrett may be open to reversing Roe v. Wade
She has never said publicly she would overturn Roe, or other precedents expanding abortion rights. To buttress her legal analyses, she nearly always brought up Scalia, for whom she clerked in the late 1990s. Scalia, who like Barrett was a Catholic, said the Constitution leaves the question up to the states. “What Roe v. Wade said was that no state can prohibit it,” he said. Jamal Greene, a professor at New York’s Columbia Law School, said Barrett could stop short of shooting down Roe v. Wade and other abortion-rights precedents — and still end up gutting them.
Obama paintings from National Portrait Gallery will go on a five-city tour
L.A.-born, New York-based Wiley and New York-based Sherald were the first African American artists to be chosen by the National Portrait Gallery for such commissions. (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution )The Michelle Obama portrait, an oil on linen, is elegant and direct, conveying confidence and self possession. (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is free to the public, but all the museums on the tour will charge admission to see the paintings. A representative from the National Portrait Gallery said it chose museums offering some periods of free admission each month.latimes.com
The Twittersphere may be shaping the Federal Reserve's thinking more than we know
Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, left, hands his mobile phone to Michelle Smith, assistant to the board and director at the Federal Reserve, before a House Budget Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Could the Twittersphere be influencing the Federal Reserve on interest rate policy? Or is he watching how Fed policy is trending in #repo, #QE [quantitative easing], or even #Powell. Perhaps he follows the regional Federal Reserve banks, like the New York Fed, the Cleveland Fed, or San Francisco Fed, or individual officials, like Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan and Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari. "Twitter is good to know what's going on inside the echo chamber...That does not mean what Twitter says is correct."cnbc.com