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Trump Fends Off Biden in Texas, But Too Many States Are Still Up for Grabs for a Verdict
2020 Elections
Trump Fends Off Biden in Texas, But Too Many States Are Still Up for Grabs for a Verdict

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump survived a scare in Texas, though Election Day ended without a verdict on whether his tumultuous presidency will continue for another term — or the huge blue wave that Joe Biden's supporters had hoped for. The former vice president held a substantial lead in... Read More

How Long It May Take: Where the Election Stands in Key States
2020 Elections
How Long It May Take: Where the Election Stands in Key States

The U.S. election remains up in the air with the futures of Donald Trump and Joe Biden hinging on key battleground states that were too close to call and which may take until at least midday Wednesday to resolve. With... Read More

Police Prepare for Violence in Downtown Washington, D.C.
2020 Elections
Police Prepare for Violence in Downtown Washington, D.C.
2020-11-04 00:25:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters, onlookers and well-wishers wandered among television cameras and police outside fences placed around the White House Tuesday evening. Around them boarded up buildings stretched for blocks in anticipation of violence when the election results are... Read More

New Survey Suggests Americans are Sleeping Less and Drinking More
Opinion Polls
New Survey Suggests Americans are Sleeping Less and Drinking More
2020-11-03 18:59:21
by Sara Wilkerson

A new survey conducted by ValuePenguin, a data-based personal finance research company, shows that more than a quarter of Americans are getting less sleep and that 1 in 5 are drinking more alcohol as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

Federal Officials Say No Major Problems Reported In Early Voting
2020 Elections
Federal Officials Say No Major Problems Reported In Early Voting
2020-11-03 16:36:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Federal officials monitoring voting and threats to the 2020 election said they've seen no major problems, but they continue to urge the public to be both watchful and patient as they head to the polls. All told, the... Read More

Huge Voter Turnout Expected Despite Virus, Political Rancor
Voting
Huge Voter Turnout Expected Despite Virus, Political Rancor

The scourge of a global pandemic produced an election season like no other in the U.S., persuading record numbers of Americans to cast their ballots early, forcing states to make changes to long-established election procedures and leading to hundreds of... Read More

Nation by Nation, the World Watches Election Day in the US
Foreign Affairs
Nation by Nation, the World Watches Election Day in the US

For four years, the world’s nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn’t. Longtime alliances have been strained, agreements wiped away, tariffs erected, funding withdrawn. Some nations have been the objects... Read More

Tradition: 2 New Hampshire Towns Cast Votes After Midnight
State News
Tradition: 2 New Hampshire Towns Cast Votes After Midnight

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Two tiny New Hampshire communities that vote for president just after the stroke of midnight on Election Day have cast their ballots, with one of them marking 60 years since the tradition began. The results... Read More

In a Frenzy of Final Campaigning, Trump Aairs Grievances While Biden Says Trump is a Disgrace
Political News
In a Frenzy of Final Campaigning, Trump Aairs Grievances While Biden Says Trump is a Disgrace

PITTSBURGH — President Donald Trump unleashed a litany of bitter grievances — including complaints about polls that suggest he may lose Tuesday's election — while Joe Biden vowed "an end to a presidency that's divided this nation," as the two rivals made impassioned pleas to... Read More

Joe Biden Leads President Trump by Double Digits Nationally, USC Poll Suggests
Opinion Polls
Joe Biden Leads President Trump by Double Digits Nationally, USC Poll Suggests

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump heads into the final, frenetic 48 hours of campaign 2020 having lost ground among key groups that powered his drive to the presidency four years ago, the final USC Dornsife poll of the election shows. Former Vice President Joe... Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Injured Officer's Suit Against Leader of Black Lives Matter Rally
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Blocks Injured Officer's Suit Against Leader of Black Lives Matter Rally

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday set aside an appeals court ruling by a panel of conservative judges that held an injured police officer could sue and win damages from the leader of a Black Lives Matter protest rally. The case had raised alarms... Read More

A Viewer's Guide to Election Night: Patience is Key
Media
A Viewer's Guide to Election Night: Patience is Key

While we're all beyond ready to see this election — and this year — come to an end, don't be so sure we'll get that closure on Nov. 3. Millions of Americans may have already voted, but there's an unprecedented amount... Read More

Sweeping Change or Move to the Middle? Biden's Coalition Has Wide Range of Goals If He Wins
Political News
Sweeping Change or Move to the Middle? Biden's Coalition Has Wide Range of Goals If He Wins

WASHINGTON — Jane Palmer's political history stretches from protesting the Vietnam War as a teenager to backing Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic primary. Now the 70-year-old is a loyal supporter of Joe Biden, even regularly calling voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on his behalf. But... Read More

Voter Intimidation Complaints Grow on Eve of Election Day
2020 Elections
Voter Intimidation Complaints Grow on Eve of Election Day

WASHINGTON — Election advocacy groups are preparing for the possibility of voter intimidation at the polls Tuesday, although weeks of early voting remained mostly peaceful despite the country's unsettled mood in a year with simmering partisan and sometimes violent conflicts on... Read More

10 Most Vulnerable Senators: Outspent Republicans Overrun Final List Before Election
2020 Elections
10 Most Vulnerable Senators: Outspent Republicans Overrun Final List Before Election

WASHINGTON — With Republicans making up the majority of vulnerable senators, Democrats hold promising prospects of winning control of the chamber. If they fail, it won't be for a lack of cash. Almost all the most vulnerable GOP senators on this final list financed their... Read More

As Campaign Ends, GOP Dominates List of 10 Most Vulnerable in the House
2020 Elections
As Campaign Ends, GOP Dominates List of 10 Most Vulnerable in the House

WASHINGTON — How much has the political environment moved away from Republicans? Look no further than the 10 most vulnerable House members. One year ago, this list included eight Democrats and two Republicans. On the eve of the 2020 elections, the list includes seven Republicans and just... Read More

Trump, Biden Cede Stage to Voters for Election Day Verdict
2020 Elections
Trump, Biden Cede Stage to Voters for Election Day Verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a campaign marked by rancor and fear, Americans on Tuesday decide between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, selecting a leader to steer a nation battered by a surging pandemic that has killed more than 231,000 people, cost... Read More

Trump Suggests to Supporters Dr. Fauci Will Be Fired After Election
Political News
Trump Suggests to Supporters Dr. Fauci Will Be Fired After Election
2020-11-02 21:27:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Though President Donald Trump doesn't technically have the power to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, he suggested during one his final campaign appearances Monday that supporters won't have long to wait for the ouster of the nation's top infectious... Read More

Justice Barrett Participates in Her First Supreme Court Arguments
Supreme Court
Justice Barrett Participates in Her First Supreme Court Arguments
2020-11-02 21:24:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined her new colleagues on the Supreme Court Monday, participating in oral arguments for the first time. The cases on the docket Monday were no head-turners. The first, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v.... Read More

Texas Court Rejects Bid to Toss 127,000 Harris County Votes, But Fight Isn't Over
State News
Texas Court Rejects Bid to Toss 127,000 Harris County Votes, But Fight Isn't Over

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court on Sunday rejected, without comment, a bid by three Republican candidates and a GOP activist to toss out almost 127,000 votes cast from drive-thru lanes in the emerging Democratic stronghold of Harris County. The votes, however, are... Read More

Analysis: The 10 Most Important Ballot Proposals for Bettering Democracy
State News
Analysis: The 10 Most Important Ballot Proposals for Bettering Democracy

It's often hard to see, but much more is at stake Tuesday than the presidency and control of Congress. Voters get to shape public policy by approving or rejecting more than 100 statewide ballot measures and dozens more local proposals —... Read More

When Will You Know if Biden or Trump Wins? Look to These Battleground States
State News
When Will You Know if Biden or Trump Wins? Look to These Battleground States

A record number of Americans — more than 59 million — have returned absentee ballots for the general election, after states expanded mail voting in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Now, election officials just have to... Read More

Is The Election Over When It's Over? Fears Trump vs. Biden Could Go Into Overtime
2020 Elections
Is The Election Over When It's Over? Fears Trump vs. Biden Could Go Into Overtime

The most costly and contentious presidential campaign in modern history is winding to an ominous close, with no certainty its hostilities will end on Election Day. Democrat Joe Biden, making his third try for president, holds a steady lead in polls, both... Read More

As His Reelection Path Narrows, Trump Seeks to Undermine Vote
2020 Elections
As His Reelection Path Narrows, Trump Seeks to Undermine Vote

WASHINGTON — With time running out and his prospects dwindling, President Donald Trump stepped up efforts Sunday to undermine an election he stands in grave peril of losing. Speaking to supporters in Dubuque, Iowa — part of a five-state tour of campaign battlegrounds — Trump... Read More

Trump Adviser Stands by President's Claim Doctors Boosting COVID Death Toll to Make Money
Health
Trump Adviser Stands by President's Claim Doctors Boosting COVID Death Toll to Make Money

A top Trump campaign adviser stood by the president's accusations that doctors are inflating coronavirus deaths in order to make money. "There have been a number of reports that have raised issues out there regarding billing and things like that,"... Read More

Cunningham, Reed, Call for COVID-19 Relief, Civility During Bipartisan Town Hall
Congress
Cunningham, Reed, Call for COVID-19 Relief, Civility During Bipartisan Town Hall
2020-11-02 14:02:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It came as no surprise last week when the majority of questions posed to two members of Congress during a virtual town hall Friday focused on currently stalled negotiations over the next COVID-19 relief package. Despite being on... Read More

NewDem Action Fund Makes Last Push Contributions In Name of Party Unity
2020 Elections
NewDem Action Fund Makes Last Push Contributions In Name of Party Unity
2020-10-31 14:15:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Over the course of the 2020 election cycle, the NewDem Action Fund has backed 31 congressional candidates by either adding them to its "watch list" or fully endorsing them. But on Friday night came word the fund, the... Read More

Supreme Court Won't Delay Vote in Minnesota Congressional Contest
2020 Elections
Supreme Court Won't Delay Vote in Minnesota Congressional Contest
2020-10-30 17:44:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected a Republican candidate's attempt to delay the vote in a high-profile congressional race in Minnesota following the unexpected death of a third-party candidate. The date of the vote in Minnesota's Second Congressional District... Read More

Gottheimer and Philips Urge Congressional PPP Renewal
Congress
Gottheimer and Philips Urge Congressional PPP Renewal
2020-10-30 16:01:29
by Sara Wilkerson

Earlier this week, Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J. and Dean Phillips, D-Minn., discussed the continuously growing need to renew the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program for a second round and urged both Congress and the administration to continue bipartisan negotiations... Read More

Michigan Court of Appeals Denies Appeal, Says Open Carry at Polls Is Legal
State News
Michigan Court of Appeals Denies Appeal, Says Open Carry at Polls Is Legal

LANSING, Mich. — The open carry of firearms will be permitted at the polls on Election Day, under an order issued Thursday by the Michigan Court of Appeals. A three-member panel of the court rejected Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's appeal of a ruling that... Read More

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