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News : Politics

Lawsuits Challenge Ohio's Mail Voting Security Policy, Access

Friday  14:50,   07 august 2020

Two recent lawsuits in Ohio highlight the growing difficulties of balancing election security and equal access to voting with the pandemic-fueled effort to rapidly expand mail-in voting this November. Both lawsuits were filed on July 31, one by the... >>>

As Trump attacks mail ballots, Republicans see their own prospects damaged

Friday  14:50,   07 august 2020

As Trump attacks mail ballots, Republicans see their own prospects damagedNEW YORK (Reuters) - With less than 90 days until Election Day, Republicans are scrambling to counter the effects of Donald Trump's verbal war on mail ballots amid growing... >>>

The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline

Friday  14:26,   07 august 2020

Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association Welcome to The Hill's Morning Report. It is Friday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the... >>>

Democrats turn up the heat on Wray over foreign campaign interference

Friday  14:05,   07 august 2020

In a letter, three top senators urged the FBI director to be transparent about threats targeting Congress and the 2020 presidential election.In a letter sent to Wray on Friday and obtained by POLITICO, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the ranking... >>>

Trump downplays COVID-19's mortality rate in US

Friday  14:05,   07 august 2020

President Trump has repeatedly claimed that the U.S. has one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality rates anywhere in the world, even though the nation has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other country.The U.S. also has a mortality rate >>>

Democrats try to force Trump to boost medical supplies production

Friday  14:05,   07 august 2020

A group of Democrats is pushing to include provisions in a coronavirus relief package that would force President Trump to hit the gas on the Defense Production Act (DPA) and ramp up production of key medical supplies.The measure from Sens. Chris... >>>

Wary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker

Friday  14:05,   07 august 2020

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who as a conservative lawmaker in the House lambasted congressional dealmakers from the outside, is now the guy in the room where it happens that Republicans are depending on to craft a coronavirus relief... >>>

Nunes opponent pins hopes on shifting demographics in uphill battle

Friday  14:05,   07 august 2020

Local Fresno, Calif., businessman Phil Arballo is taking on one of the most powerful and well-funded House Republicans, Rep. Devin Nunes, in November.Nunes has more than $10 million cash on hand -- a figure that would be competitive in even the most >>>

The Note: Biden’s problems talking about race surface again

Friday  14:05,   07 august 2020

Joe Biden's most formidable opponent -- when it comes to matters of race -- may be himself. The RUNDOWN with MaryAlice Parks It could be the last major piece of legislation Congress gets done before Election Day, and in their negotiating tactics >>>

Big Tech Isn't Censoring Donald Trump

Friday  13:41,   07 august 2020

President Donald Trump would like you to believe that the world’s biggest tech platforms are conspiring against him in a bid to silence his campaign ahead of November’s election. After Facebook and Twitter removed posts by Trump and his team this... >>>

Stimulus Talks Near Brink of Collapse After Rancorous Meeting

Friday  12:50,   07 august 2020

Negotiations on a new coronavirus relief bill edged toward the brink of collapse after a meeting Thursday between White House officials and top congressional Democrats ended with each side accusing the other of being unwilling to compromise and the... >>>

Rural tenants, already delaying rent, face pinch without relief

Friday  12:50,   07 august 2020

The impasse between the Trump administration and congressional Democratic leaders in negotiations over a COVID-19 relief package worries both advocates for rural low-income housing and owners of Department of Agriculture-financed rental properties.... >>>

Safety Agency Trump Wants Shut Moves Ahead with ‘Quorum of One’

Friday  12:27,   07 august 2020

The new chairwoman of a federal agency that investigates major industrial accidents has an unusual problem: she’s the only person on its five-member board, and President Donald Trump wants it shut down. © Photographer: Zach Gibson/Getty Images... >>>

Progressives alarmed by Rice's vast financial investments

Friday  12:27,   07 august 2020

The multimillionaire VP finalist bought into the company that owns the Keystone XL pipeline project — and many other Democratic Party villains.Now, with the multimillionaire Rice in contention to be Joe Biden’s running mate, that investment is again >>>

As Stimulus Talks Fail, Trump Plots to Sideline Congress and Lead by Executive Order

Friday  12:26,   07 august 2020

Negotiations on a bipartisan have faltered, with both sides indicating there has been a struggle to reach a compromise.Friday has been set as a self-imposed deadline for talks, with both sides suggesting it may be difficult to bridge the distance... >>>