Author: DCReport Staff

The Constitution Doesn’t Prohibit Anyone from Serving as President From Behind Bars. Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign may be far more unusual than his unconventional campaigns in 2000, 2016 and 2020. This time Trump may campaign nights and weekends while during business hours he sits at a criminal defense table in a courtroom, DCReport cofounder David Cay Johnston writes. The reason is an 1892 Supreme Court decision known as Lewis and court rules that require defendants in criminal trials to be present during every moment of the proceedings. Neither defendants nor their lawyers can waive the requirement to appear in person. Trump…

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“I simply refused to accept what I was told about who I could be. And I was willing to make a fuss about it.” The following is the official press release from the family of Judy Heumann: Judith “Judy” Heumann—widely regarded as “the mother” of the disability rights movement—passed away in Washington, D.C. on the afternoon of March 4, 2023. Judy was at the forefront of major disability rights demonstrations, helped spearhead the passage of disability rights legislation, founded national and international disability advocacy organizations, held senior federal government positions, co-authored her memoir, Being Heumann, and its Young Adult version, Rolling…

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A Speech Full of Hits, Misses and Bizarre Moments With President Biden’s State of the Union address now history, we decided to have a look at what talking heads are saying about it. The speech certainly had its ups and downs for Biden, and plenty of interesting moments Nayyera Haq (talk radio host for SiriusXM), speaking to CNN “President Joe Biden delivered a speech combining elements from across the political spectrum to paint a picture of an America the majority of voters can actually recognize. It wasn’t “carnage” and it wasn’t unbridled hope, but it was real talk about what…

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Buttigieg Most Popular. Harris Appears to be Undesirable. Porter Strongest Write-In Option. In our most recent straw poll, conducted primarily on Twitter, Pete Buttigieg came out on top when we asked this question: “As of today, if Biden didn’t run, who’d be your Democrat of choice in 2024?” We offered four options: Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and Gretchen Whitmer. Twitter limits polls to four options, so we also asked respondents to reply with their choice if it was not on the list. In addition to Twitter, we also offered Facebook and email as options for responding to the…

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Sentiment Appears To Be High for Biden Not To Run For Re-election After nearly 1,300 responses to our poll conducted via Twitter, it’s clear that our readers and followers are not concerned about the classified documents found at locations associated to President Joe Biden. However, what is clear is that there is one major concern. His age. In response to one simple question – “Do the classified docs mean enough to say no Biden in ‘24?” – 91% indicated no, while 9% said yes. This wasn’t a major surprise, but the real learnings came through the comments, which appear to…

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A New Vision, Building on a Strong Foundation As most of you know by now, DCReport has embarked on a new chapter in our evolution. We are now part of the Next Echo Foundation, which is a nonprofit media organization that has published the highly respected online arts magazine, Cultural Daily, for over a decade. Today, we write to you with gratitude for your ongoing support and readership, and to let you know that we are dedicated to continuing the great tradition of fact-based news gathering that our founders, David Cay Johnston and David Crook, began over six years ago. Although we operated behind the scenes,…

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“Donald Trump has been a criminal his whole life” DCReport Co-founder, David Cay Johnston, joined Democracy Now!’s The War and Peace Report for an interview about Donald Trump’s ” absolutely brazen” tax fraud. This comes following last week’s release of six years of Trump’s tax returns after a years-long legal battle by him to keep them sealed. In the interview with hosts Amy Goodman and Juan González, Johnston offered observations as one of the foremost experts on Trump, including this: “I’ve known Donald now for almost 35 years, and he’s always thumbing his nose at the law when he gets caught,…

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Despite a Major Expansion of Early Voting in Vermont, Kentucky and Nevada, Neither Party Gained an Edge New data from the 2022 midterm election clearly shows that Donald Trump’s attempt to disparage early voting opportunities has zero merit. As reported by journalist Jessica Piper, and published by Politico, election data on early voting from a trio of states that expanded the ability to cast ballots before Election Day, shows that voting early – in person or by mail – does not clearly help either party. The data was analyzed from elections in Kentucky, Nevada and Vermont, producing diverse results but…

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