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Rep. Clyburn Asks Kemp for Documents Detailing Georgia’s Handling of COVID-19
State News
Rep. Clyburn Asks Kemp for Documents Detailing Georgia’s Handling of COVID-19

ATLANTA — The chairman of a U.S. House coronavirus subcommittee sent Gov. Brian Kemp a letter Wednesday saying Georgia is not in compliance with White House COVID-19 task force recommendations and requesting detailed plans for dealing with the pandemic. U.S.... Read More

RNC Intervenes In Iowa Dispute Over Absentee Voting
State News
RNC Intervenes In Iowa Dispute Over Absentee Voting
2020-07-29 20:24:39
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee on Monday urged Iowa election officials to block counties from sending out absentee ballot request forms with pre-filled voter information. In a letter, the RNC’s chief counsel asked Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate... Read More

Congress Reviews Police Actions Against Portland and D.C. Protesters
Political News
Congress Reviews Police Actions Against Portland and D.C. Protesters
2020-07-29 14:30:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Recent police action against protesters fell under criticism during two congressional hearings Tuesday. Some accusations of wrongdoing were directed at U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who Democratic lawmakers accused of abusing his authority by authorizing excessive force against... Read More

Extreme Voting Lines Expose Where Georgia Primary Failed
2020 Elections
Extreme Voting Lines Expose Where Georgia Primary Failed

ATLANTA — The last polling place in Georgia closed well after midnight. Voters had waited over five hours at Christian City, an assisted living community south of Atlanta. The line twisted far down the street, the most egregious example of... Read More

Democrats Score Court Wins to Make Voting by Mail Easier
State News
Democrats Score Court Wins to Make Voting by Mail Easier

Democrats on Tuesday notched two victories in lawsuits aimed at making it easier to vote by mail during the pandemic. The state of Rhode Island agreed to eliminate witness or notary requirements for people voting by mail throughout the 2020... Read More

Trump Will Accept Republican Nomination in North Carolina
2020 Elections
Trump Will Accept Republican Nomination in North Carolina
2020-07-28 20:57:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Monday night that he will accept the Republican presidential nomination in Charlotte, N.C., two months after throwing the convention process into chaos over a spat with North Carolina's Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Trump, who... Read More

First Presidential Debate Moved to Cleveland Amid Pandemic Concerns
Debates
First Presidential Debate Moved to Cleveland Amid Pandemic Concerns
2020-07-28 16:22:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former VIce President Joe Biden, has been moved to the Health Education Campus Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, the organizers announced. The Commission on... Read More

Texas Governor Extends Early Voting Period for November Election
2020 Elections
Texas Governor Extends Early Voting Period for November Election

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election by nearly a week in an effort to spread out voting at polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic. Early voting for... Read More

Coronavirus and Mail-In Voting Will Mean an Accelerated 2020 Election
2020 Elections
Coronavirus and Mail-In Voting Will Mean an Accelerated 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — The political calendar says Joe Biden and Donald Trump have, as of Sunday, exactly 100 days left to convince Americans they’re the right man to be president. In reality, both have far less time before many voters make... Read More

Trump Repeals Rule Meant to Integrate Neighborhoods
Civil Rights
Trump Repeals Rule Meant to Integrate Neighborhoods

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump facing sagging support in the suburbs, his administration on Thursday targeted an Obama-era affordable housing regulation, the latest in a series of appeals to white voters’ fears of crime and declining property values. The... Read More

Trump Calls Off Florida Segment of GOP National Convention
2020 Elections
Trump Calls Off Florida Segment of GOP National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's hopes to salvage a four-night celebration for his reelection campaign have been thwarted by spiking coronavirus cases across the Sun Belt, with the president announcing Thursday that he was calling off the public events... Read More

Massachusetts Designating Millions to Combat Pandemic Induced Food Insecurity
State News
Massachusetts Designating Millions to Combat Pandemic Induced Food Insecurity
2020-07-23 20:30:45
by Reece Nations

As part of a $36 million food security program, Massachusetts’ executive administration unveiled $3 million in grants for residents suffering from urgent food instability due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced Wednesday the... Read More

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