Rand Paul owns self once again over election security

first_imgIn June, 2019, they blocked legislation requiring presidential campaigns to report offers from foreign government for election assistance to the FBI. Nope. Trump might have needed Putin, so no go there. They did it again a few months later, blocking three different bills that would have helped states beef up their security and try to limit foreign interference.They even blocked a bill sponsored by one of their own members, Sen. Marco Rubio, to deter foreign interference with the promise of harsh sanctions, and two more to boot.So spare us the scaremongering now, Rand and every other Republican. We dodged a bullet this time. States were able to mostly scrabble together their elections, and the fact that it was so hugely mail-in, the possibilities for Russian hacking were minimal. That’s no thanks at all to any Republican.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – After the pandemic hit, Democrats in the House and Senate tried to pass legislation to help states deal with what Paul and Republicans are screaming fraud over now—a massive wave of mail-in ballots spurred by voter safety concerns over COVID-19. That included funding specifically for risk-limiting audits, $20 million for it, in fact. Mitch McConnell wouldn’t even think about bringing that to the floor. Republicans called it part of her “liberal wish list.” Securing elections from the supposed “fraud” they’re now trying to hype.Before the pandemic, the issue that was topmost in was foreign election meddling. Special counsel Robert Mueller warned about it in the summer of 2019. FBI Director Christopher Wray warned about it earlier this year. But for a solid who years, McConnell and team had been fighting even modest efforts to prevent it.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Club Crusoe secures UWI-UNICOM T20 semis spot

first_img… will clash with either DCC or Police quarter-finalistsBy Brij ParasnathDEFENDING champions Club Crusoe kept alive their chances of successfully defending their UWI-UNICOM T20 crown by securing the first semi-final berth of the 2017 competition.The Tobago-based team fought bravely to overpower Central Sports by four runs in a closely contested quarter-final encounter at the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial ground, St Augustine campus on Tuesday.Having batted first, Tobago’s champion team chalked up 161 all out in 19.2 overs. Their bowlers applied tremendous pressure and were backed up by very good fielding as they restricted Central Sports to 157 for 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.In the semi-final carded for tomorrow evening from 18:00hrs, Club Crusoe will clash with the winner of the fourth quarter-final match between Demerara Cricket Club (Group C winner) and Police Sports Club (Group B runner-up) which was contested last night under floodlights at the same venue.The DCC team, playing in the tournament for the first time; have shown tremendous fighting spirit and is highly favoured to topple the Police outfit and clinch the other semi-final berth.The winner of the tournament will collect TT$35 000.Club Crusoe’s Rachad Forde emerged as the overall hero and was voted Man-of-the-Match for his brilliant all-round performance. He struck three sixes and three fours in his 42 runs (22 balls) and then displayed his genuine all-round ability by claiming two wickets for 26 runs from his four overs.In addition to his heroics with both bat and ball, Forde showed his prowess in the outfield and held on to five catches and was involved in a run-out, a direct hit that prevented Central Sports from creating a major upset.Christopher Vincent topscored for Club Crusoe with 62 that included five sixes and four fours off 37 deliveries while Vikash Rampersad smashed three sixes in his 20 runs.Jahron Alfred claimed three wickets for 15 runs off 3.2 overs and was supported by Rakesh Maharaj (2 for 15, 2 overs) and Varoon Samaroo (2 for 26, 4 overs).In reply, Central Sports made a valiant effort to overhaul the Tobagonians’ score but fell short and were eliminated. Kjorn Ottley got 39 that contained six fours off 29 deliveries while Alex Antoine hammered three sixes and a four off 13 balls. Alfred made 28 off 27 balls.Former Trinidad and Tobago’s senior pacer Navin Stewart supported Forde and scalped two wickets for 31 from four overs while Zard Clarke took two for 22 from 3.3 overs.Summarised scores: CLUB CRUSOE 161 all out in 19.2 overs (Christopher Vincent 62, Rachad Forde 42, Vikash Rampersad 20; Jahron Alfred 3 for 15, Rakesh Maharaj 2 for 15, Varoon Samaroo 2 fie 26) versus CENTRAL SPORTS 157 for 9 off 20 overs (Kjorn Ottley 39, Alex Antoine 28, Jahron Alfred 28; Rachad Forde 2 for 26, Navin Stewart 2 for 31 and Zard Clarke 2 for 22).last_img read more

Wellington Swim Team will be holding annual parents meeting on Sunday, May 4 at 4 p.m.

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Morty2768 · 328 weeks ago Go Sailfish!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Swim Team in 2013.Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Swim Team will be holding its annual parent’s informational meeting on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held on the first floor of the Wellington Recreation Center.  The swim team is for ages 5 to 18 but we do ask that a swimmer be able to swim 25 meters unassisted before joining the team.There will be Recreation and Swim Team staff available to complete registration during the meeting.  (If your children qualify for a  Rec Center scholarship please bring documentation to the meeting) The Swim Team will also have team suits and goggles available for purchase. The Wellington Swim Team is a great way to swim for fun, swim for fitness and swim for life.  Swimming is an outstanding activity for individuals of all ages.  It promotes fitness and teaches a child to strive for physical achievement.  The Swim team is an exciting individual and team sport.  It helps motivate participants to strive for self-improvement and teaches goal orientation.  The swim team focuses on cultivating a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem in the swimmers.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more