Trump admin reportedly still trying to get Chad Wolf confirmed in effort to save policies

first_imgAfter finally submitting his official nomination in August, passing that nomination through committee by a strict party line vote in September (where he again lied to senators), and then basically forgetting about it, CNN reports Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been approached about continuing to advance Unlawful Chad’s nomination to a full vote, “a move seemingly acknowledging both a forthcoming change in administrations and criticism that Wolf’s appointment was invalid,” the report said.The Trump administration officially submitted Unlawful Chad’s nomination only because his unlawful appointment risks any policy he’s signed his name to. And there have been quite a few consequential items. Just days ago, a coalition of states in fact sued Unlawful Chad over changes further decimating the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying he “lacked the legal authority to issue the memo … because he was never validly appointed to his position.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – It’s going to be work for the incoming Biden administration to reverse many of the outgoing administration’s immigration policies, but experts have noted that some of that could be eased because many of the policies have been found unlawful in court. In the case of the policy making it harder for working immigrant families to access green cards, “Biden’s attorney general could drop the appeal, letting stand the federal judge’s ruling that the Trump administration unlawfully created the public charge rule,” the American Immigration Lawyers Association said according to USA Today.“To make a long story short,” University of Texas law school professor Steve Vladeck said according to CNN, “I think the effort to have him confirmed is principally with an eye toward attempting to ratify all of the programs and policies that could be struck down by courts holding his acting appointment was unlawful.”Unlawful Chad didn’t deserve to be officially confirmed a year ago and he certainly doesn’t deserve to be confirmed now. The only reason why his name should come up in Congress is relating to investigations into his criminal behavior. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Tuesday May 5th “The Midday Report”

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Leipzig out to stretch Dortmund as Bundesliga resumes

first_imgPulisic will still feature for Dortmund until the end of the season (Photo by Agency)Red Bull Leipzig versus Borussia Dortmund is the stand out fixture when Bundesliga action resumes after a three week winter break.Ralf Ragnick’s fast and furious side from the former East Germany navigated through the first half of the season unbeaten in front of their fans.Visitors Dortmund are aware they need to play their A game if they are to maintain a six point advantage atop the league standings.Lucien Favre’s Black and Yellows sold US international Christian Pulisic to London club Chelsea but kept him for the remainder of the season. Pulisic has fully recuperated from the injury which limited his action earlier this campaign but it is difficult to see Favre fielding the American ahead of the highly successful attacking trident of Marco Reus, Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho. Germany star Timo Werner is the lead Leipzig’s hunt for goals.Action in Germany’s top flight begins on Friday night with Julian Nagelsman’s exciting Hoffenheim outfit testing defending champions Bayern Munich.Robert Kovac’s Bavarian giants topped the reverse fixture 2-1 on the opening day of this season. However, they will be wary of a Hoffenheim side that has taken points off them in each of the last two seasons.As they prepare for life after Arjen Robben, Bayern Munich have had a £35m bid for England under 21 winger Callum Hudson-Odoi rejected Chelsea.Kovac can nevertheless count on a full cast as youthful wide man Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso and creative dynamo Thiago Alcantara are available following a spell on the sidelines.Another fascinating duel to look forward to takes place at the Bay Arena where Heikko Herrlich’s rejuvenated Bayer Leverkusen confront Klaus Dieter Herking’s high flying Borussia Moenchengladbach.Goals galore are expected in this tie as in Thorgan Hazard, Alassane Plea,  Kevin Volland and Leon Bailey the two sides boast some of the division’s leading lights.Friday: -Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich @10:30pmSaturday:-Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Moenchengladbach @5pm-Stuttgart v Mainz @5pm-Augsburg v Fortuna Dusseldorf @5pm-Eintracht Frankfurt v Freiburg @5pm-Hannover v Werder Bremen @5pm-RB Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund @8:30pmSunday:-Nuremberg v Hertha Berlin @5:30pm-Schalke v Wolfsburg @8pmComments Tags: German Bundesligatoplast_img read more

SmartBear is making its UI functional web testing

first_imgSmartBear is making its UI functional web testing tool available for free for open-source projects. CrossBrowserTesting enables teams to automate Selenium scripts, manually debug web apps and compare solutions on more than 1,500 desktop and mobile browsers in the cloud. According to the company, the full access to its device lab will maximize test coverage and ensure a quality user experience.“The Swagger development team has used CrossBrowserTesting for a few years now, and it has become a critical part of how we ensure that the SwaggerHub SaaS product and Swagger.io website function perfectly for any user who visits those sites,” said Ron Ratovsky, Swagger developer evangelist.Drone.io brings CI/CD to Windows ServerCloud-native CI/CD platform provider Drone.io announced it is bringing its tools and capabilities to Microsoft’s Windows developers. Windows developers will now be able to run CI/CD pipelines on Windows and inside Windows containers to build and test code in a cloud native way, the company explained.“Our enterprise customers have been asking for Windows containers support to accelerate development and ship code faster,” said Brad Rydzewski, founder of Drone.io. “As the Windows developer community embraces containers and open source, Drone.io provides the CI/CD platform to push forward enterprise’s delivery of code.”Informatica announces Big Data management solution for Apache Spark-based cloudsInformatica has announced new AI-driven data lake management capabilities for data engineers, data science teams and data operations. The company announced the next-generation data management solution for Apache Spark-based Big Data cloud environments. The latest release will focus on helping organizations stream, ingest, process, cleanse, protect and govern more Big Data with less effort. According to the company, updates include increased data engineering productivity with advanced Spark serverless based integrations, broader support for Big Data clouds, advanced self-service data discovery, data preparation, and improved monitoring.“Big data management is going through a wave of innovation that empowers data operations teams to efficiently and effectively collaborate and interact with large volumes of company data for crucial analytics projects,” said Ronen Schwartz, senior vice president and general manager of cloud, Big Data and data integration at Informatica. “The new Informatica innovations empower all levels of data users to interact with huge data sets to glean insights.”CA Technologies joins ALOHA AI researchCA is joining a three-year research project to discover how IoT apps can use AI to imitate human decisions. The project, ALOHA or adaptive and secure deep learning on heterogeneous architectures, will also look at how to prevent AI from making biased decisions.“ALOHA aims to better understand how applications running on IoT devices with growing computational power can learn from experience and react autonomously to what happens in a surrounding environment,” said Victor Muntés, vice president of strategic research at CA Technologies. “We will bring our security expertise to avoid data poisoning risks that could lead to bias in AI-based decisions, while our agile expertise will help to efficiently embed the use of deep learning in the software development process.”last_img read more