President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday. Trump’s positive test comes just hours...
What Caused The California Wildfires? The Recurring Crisis, Explained - Vox
The state’s weather is becoming warmer and more volatile due to climate change. And there are more people and buildings.
Republican National Convention (Day 4) - YouTube
President Trump delivers his nomination acceptance speech on the final day of the Republican National Convention. https://www.c-span.org/video/?475004-1/repu...
Election Mail - About.usps.com
Learn about election mail and the process of voting by mail with USPS.
Attorney General James Files Lawsuit To Dissolve NRA | New York State Attorney General
New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA)
DHS Official Whose Office Compiled ‘intelligence Reports’ On Journalists And Protesters Has Been Removed From His Job - The Washington Post
Brian Murphy, the acting undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, has been reassigned, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Police: 'Umbrella Man' Was A White Supremacist Trying To Incite Floyd Rioting - StarTribune.com
Police say the suspect has been identified, but no charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.
Anti-feminist Lawyer Killed Federal Judge's Son, Source Say - New Jersey Globe
The lawyer who is suspected of murdering the 20-year-old son of a federal judge has a practice specializing in anti-feminist litigation. Roy Den Hollander
Esther Salas: Suspect In Shooting Of Federal Judge's Son And Husband At Her New Jersey Home Has Died, Sources Say - CNN
A gunman opened fire at the home of US District Court of New Jersey Esther Salas on Sunday in North Brunswick, killing her son and injuring her husband, according to the federal courthouse's top judge.
Court rulings keep Trump's financial records private for now
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump's financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the...
READ: Trump v. Mazars Supreme Court ruling | TheHill
The Supreme Court on Thursday shielded a trove of President Trum
READ: Trump v. Vance Supreme Court ruling | TheHill
The Supreme Court on Thursday granted New York state prosecutors access to
Former Georgia Police Officer And His Son Arrested In The Death Of Ahmaud Arbery : NPR
Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, have been charged with murder and aggravated assault and are being held at the Glynn County Jail.
When Is The New Hampshire Primary? What You Need To Know : NPR
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the favorite, as progressives seem to be coalescing around him and moderates are split among several candidates.
Now We Know Facebook Made Changes to Show You Less News From Mother Jones – Mother Jones
We knew, but now we know.
Commission approves rules to mute mics at final Trump-Biden debate | TheHill
The Commission on Presidential Debates has adopted new rules muting the microphones of President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden to give them two minutes of uninterrupted time at the beginning of each debate segment.
PolitiFact | Fact-checking claims about Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and China
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.
Opening day of early voting in Florida draws thousands of voters - The Washington Post
In Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and many other Florida communities, voters lined up before the polls opened Monday.
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk lead billionaire bonanza amid COVID crisis - New York Daily News
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk lead billionaire bonanza amid pandemic
Texas and the Long Tail of Voter Suppression | The Nation
As the growing number of Black and Latinx voters threaten the GOP’s stranglehold on power, attempts to limit safe voting options during the pandemic reveal a deeper sickness in Texas politics.
Pandemic-Related Emergency Powers Are Chipping Away at Democracy Around the World—Sometimes with Public Support
Around the world, emergency powers are chipping away at democracy—sometimes with public support.
‘Avengers’ Cast Assembles for Joe Biden Fundraiser – Variety
The Avengers are the latest group in Hollywood to support democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by hosting a virtual fundraiser. “Voters Assemble!” will feature “Avengers…
Democratic Senate candidates have an unprecedented financial advantage • OpenSecrets
In the battle for the Senate, Democratic Senate candidates raised over $300 million more than Republicans, an unprecedented cash advantage.
How Biden destroyed Trump’s TV ad ‘death star’ - POLITICO
The Democrat’s fundraising gusher has enabled a national ad strategy that’s helped put reach states in play.
Biden Campaign Warns Supporters: 'Donald Trump Can Still Win This Race' : NPR
In a memo, Joe Biden's campaign manager cautioned supporters not to get complacent, despite his polling lead over President Trump.
Why Republicans keep talking about Amy Coney Barrett’s 7 kids - Vox
It’s a way to go after her liberal critics.
Organized Labor Fights Uber and Lyft’s Prop. 22 - SF Weekly
Organized labor sees Prop 22 as a serious threat to workers’ rights everywhere. And they are turning out in the streets to make their voices heard.
Early Voting Analysis: Huge Turnout By Democrats : NPR
Early voting numbers continue to shatter records, and experts predict long lines will become less of a problem over the coming weeks.
Study Finds ‘Single Largest Driver’ of Coronavirus Misinformation: Trump - The New York Times
Cornell University researchers analyzing 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump was the largest driver of the “infodemic.”
Coronavirus stimulus: Nancy Pelosi sets a 48-hour deadline for getting a deal - Vox
Pelosi is still negotiating with the White House while Senate Republicans push their own stimulus bill.
Greenfield outraises Ernst 4-1 in key Senate race • OpenSecrets
Between July and September, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) raised $21.5 million less than her opponent, Theresa Greenfield.
Oracle founder donated $250,000 to Graham PAC in final days of TikTok deal - The Verge
"If TikTok is saved, you can thank me"
The Herald-Leader endorses Amy McGrath in U.S. Senate race | Lexington Herald Leader
The eyes of America are on Kentucky’s race for the U.S. Senate because many rightly feel that next to the presidential election, it’s the most important contest in the country, with the future health of our democracy riding on the right choice.
Trump’s White House Covid Outbreak Shows America’s Pandemic in a Nutshell - Bloomberg
President Trump’s reckless abandon made a superspreader event all but inevitable, and it jeopardizes more lives just as a second virus surge begins.
10 Years of Privacy Violations, Disinformation, and Friend Requests From Facebook – Mother Jones
Explore the social-media giant’s troubling track record.
How Facebook Screwed Us All – Mother Jones
It’s not just spreading phony stories everywhere—it’s killing real news.
N.Y. Post's Questionable Scoop Driven by Ex-Hannity Producer And Rudy Giuliani : NPR
Red flags abound in a story about Hunter Biden that provides fodder for President Trump and his allies. The allegations rest on speculation and assumptions rather than journalistically sound facts.
Why Do Nonwhite Georgia Voters Have to Wait in Line for Hours? Their Numbers Have Soared, and Their Polling Places Have Dwindled. — ProPublica
The state’s voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have been cut by almost 10%, with Metro Atlanta hit particularly hard.
Trump apparently paid 200 times more in taxes to India and the Philippines than U.S. income tax in 2017
President Trump paid no income tax in 11 of the 18 years from 2000 to 1018, The New York Times reported late Sunday, citing copies of tax records it had legally obtained from unidentified sources, but he did pay $750 in both 2016 and 2017. But he did report paying taxes on a number of his overseas ventures, which brought in $73 million in revenue (not profit) in his first two years in the White House, the Times reports. But 'in 2017, the president's $750 contribution to the operations of the U.S. government was dwarfed by the $15,598 he or his companies paid in Panama, the $145,400 in India and the $156,824 in the Philippines.' A Trump organization lawyer pointed out to the Times that Trump did pay more in federal taxes — likely meaning Social Security and Medicare contributions and taxes for his household employees. And the Times notes that Trump 'paid substantial federal income taxes for the first time in his life,' $70.1 million, from 2005 to 2007, when the tax-reducing power of nearly a billion in 1995 losses dried up and he started earning serious money from The Apprentice and related licensing deals — but he recouped most of that money, plus interest, starting in 2010 by taking advantage of an obscure provision of a bill passed after the 2008 financial meltdown. The $72.9 million tax refund Trump eventually secured has been under scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service and the bipartisan Joint Committee on Taxation since 2011, and if the audit finds he cheated — the Times suggests that's at least possible — he could owe the U.S. government more than $100 million. Trump's foreign business entanglements also pose a long list of potential conflicts of interest, both foreign and domestic, and Turkey has been particularly aggressive in wielding its leverage, the Times reports. The good news for Trump is that the records the Times obtained don't 'reveal any previously unreported connections to Russia.' Read more (in depth or in brief) at The New York Times. Peter Weber
Amazon Ring call center workers in Philippines 'scared' to go to work during pandemic
Workers at the call center say that six months after they first complained, things have only gotten worse.
Amy Coney Barrett accused of ‘unconscionable cruelty’ in teen rape case – Raw Story
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been accused of “unconscionable cruelty” by a watchdog group over her role in an appellate court decision overturning a district court which found a Wisconsin county liable for millions in damages to a woman who alleged she had been repeatedly raped by a jail guard. This article first appeared in Salon. […]