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Thursday April 16th, 2020 evening edition

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Time and again, the Republican justices on the Supreme Court have told him he's right—enabling his worst impulses.".

"If the House will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress," Trump declared.

The Constitution does give the president the authority to unilaterally adjourn both chambers of Congress, but only "in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment."

Trump threatens to adjourn both chambers of Congress so he can make appointments to fill vacant positions and judicial slots.

Earlier this month, Trump announced the nomination of U.S. District Judge Justin Walker to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.

Trump said that if Congress doesn't agree to voluntarily end the current session, he plans to attempt to unilaterally adjourn both chambers and fight it out in the courts.

Advocacy group Demand Justice tweeted in response to the president's remarks that "Donald Trump thinks he's above the law.". »

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'The Public Deserves to Know': Lone Watchdog Demands Federal Reserve Release Names of Corporations Receiving Taxpayer Bailouts

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The lone watchdog on a congressional committee formed to oversee the Trump administration's handling of a multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus bailout package demanded Wednesday that the Federal Reserve release to the public both the names of corporations receiving taxpayer bailout money and details on how the funds are being used.

"I don't think we're in a position where we can just trust corporations to do the right thing with this money.".

), expressed concern that the Fed has not committed to releasing key details about transactions involving such an enormous pot of taxpayer money. »

South Korea to implement Green New Deal after ruling party election win

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Seoul is to set a 2050 net zero emissions goal and end coal financing, after the Democratic Party’s landslide victory in one of the world’s first Covid-19 elections.

South Korea is on track to set a 2050 carbon neutrality goal and end coal financing after its ruling Democratic Party won an absolute majority in the country’s parliamentary elections on Wednesday.

Under the plan, South Korea has become the first country in East Asia to pledge to reach net zero emissions by 2050. »