The 2020 United States presidential election
npr.org Feb 29, 2020
Joe Biden Wins South Carolina Democratic Primary, AP Projects : NPR
The crucial win has the potential to resurrect Joe Biden's campaign after a series of poor finishes in other early voting states. The Associated Press projected the former vice president's victory.
The Trump Impeachment
reuters.com Feb 28, 2020
Trump wins bid to block McGahn testimony sought by House Democrats - Reuters
A divided U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a major legal victory on Friday by dismissing a Democratic-led congressional panel's lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former White House Counsel Donald McGahn.
Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
politico.com Feb 13, 2020
House passes bill to revive Equal Rights Amendment - POLITICO
The ERA, first proposed in the 1920s, was adopted by Congress in the 1970s, but not enough states ratified it before a 1982 deadline.
2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky
cincinnati.com Feb 25, 2020
Democrat Rachel Roberts wins Northern Kentucky special election
The Newport resident secured her seat in the statehouse with 64% of the vote just a few days after Gov. Andy Beshear campaigned for her at a Newport rally.
Supreme Court bars lawsuit over cross-border shooting of Mexican teen
reuters.com Feb 25, 2020
Supreme Court bars lawsuit over cross-border shooting of Mexican teen - Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday barred a lawsuit against a Border Patrol agent for fatally shooting a 15-year-old Mexican boy on Mexican soil from across the border in Texas, refusing to open the door for foreign nationals to pursue civil rights cases in American courts in such incidents.
Housing Crisis in California
motherjones.com Feb 21, 2020
In the UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike, Class War Meets the California Housing Crisis – Mother Jones
"Everyone is so damn desperate. A lot of us are one paycheck away from homelessness."
Russia aiding President Trump in the 2020 election
nytimes.com Feb 20, 2020
Russia Backs Trump’s Re-election, and He Fears Democrats Will Exploit Its Support - The New York Times
A classified briefing to lawmakers angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.
Data breach hits DISA overseeing White House communications
bbc.com Feb 20, 2020
Data breach hits agency overseeing White House communications - BBC News
The personal data of about 200,000 people is exposed in a cyber-attack.
Andrew Yang: 2020 Presidential Campaign
cnn.com Feb 19, 2020
Andrew Yang joins CNN as a political commentator - CNNPolitics
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday.
Controversial Use Of Force Inside ICE Detention Center
nytimes.com Feb 20, 2020
An ICE Detention Center? You Picked the Wrong Town, Residents Say - The New York Times
A private prison company wants to operate an immigration detention center in McFarland, Calif., a town that is home to thousands of undocumented farm workers.
Trump's Deep Swamp
National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President
twitter.com Feb 01, 2020
Peter Morley on Twitter
“BREAKING: Capitol Police are arresting this woman for wearing a "Trump Is Guilty" sticker over her mouth #WeWantWitnesses #GOPCowards #RemoveTrump #SwarmTheSenate https://t.co/yVbYiWuYsQ”
On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test
twitter.com Jan 27, 2020
Greg Stohr on Twitter
“BREAKING: On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test, designed to screen out green card applicants seen as being at risk of becoming "public charges".”
Democracy has eroded since Citizens United
thehill.com Craig Holman Jan 21, 2020
Democracy has eroded in the decade since Citizens United | TheHill
Many government officials must count on wealthy individuals and special interests for their political survival.
Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency
npr.org Jan 20, 2020
Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day : NPR
"This is about losing one of the base freedoms that we have," a gun rights backer says in Richmond. The city is under a state of emergency, and some streets have been barricaded to prevent violence.
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target
axios.com Stef W. Kight, Jonathan Swan Jan 19, 2020
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target - Axios
It's one step in Trump's plans to make it harder for immigrants to benefit from birthright citizenship.