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    It appears from his recent actions that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is dead set on preventing our votes from being counted. Appointed in June by President Trump, DeJoy has provided yet another platform for the president to win in November at any and all costs. Rather than serve the American people, as is his duty and responsibility, DeJoy — one of the few leaders of...
    Robyn Beck/Getty Images) Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the more politically-active movie stars working today, with his focus typically aimed at preventing global warming. DiCaprio even refers to himself as an “actor and environmentalist” in his own Twitter bio. But with the November election coming up, the star has taken up a new cause: fighting voter suppression. Over the past...
    Black power has arrived. For the first time in modern memory, both of America’s major political parties are making an all-out push for the votes of African Americans. Good for them, and good for our country. The hunt for Black votes is a given with Democrats, but the first night of the Republican Convention showed that two teams are chasing...
    Black power has arrived. For the first time in modern memory, both of America’s major political parties are making an all-out push for the votes of African-Americans. Good for them, and good for our country. The hunt for black votes is a given with Democrats, but the first night of the Republican convention showed that two teams are chasing the...
    NEARLY 30 former Republican senators, congressmen and women joined together in a "Republicans for Biden" effort on Monday. The list of supporters was released by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign on the first day of the Republican National Convention. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 5Nearly 30 former...
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, the former vice president’s campaign said Monday. Flake (R-Ariz.), who retired from the Senate early last year, will deliver remarks later on Monday as part of the launch of the “Republicans for Biden” effort featuring two-dozen GOP former members of Congress. The former senator was an early and frequent...
    Declassified documents obtained by the Senate Judiciary Committee show FBI leadership exhibited a "double standard" for President Trump's and Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaigns, according to Chairman Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina Republican said FBI materials show the bureau's "Seventh Floor" in 2015 sought to give the Clinton team a defensive briefing before an FBI field office could pursue a Foreign...
    HILLARY Clinton said Donald Trump might try to rig the 2020 presidential election by interfering with the Postal Service. The former Secretary of State – and the previous Democratic nominee to tangle with Trump in a general election – appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday and speculated that the president may be trying to meddle with the vote by...
    Green Party candidates will not appear on the November ballot in Montana, the state’s Supreme Court and a federal court ruled Wednesday. The state court upheld a decision District Judge James Reynolds made earlier this month that granted the requests of about 560 people to remove their names from the Green Party petitions after they learned the Montana Republican Party...
    A progressive group aimed at boosting youth voter turnout is launching a virtual back-to-school season, shifting its organizing efforts to a digital focus amid the coronavirus pandemic. NextGen America said Thursday it will push a message that focuses on the Trump administration's “epic mishandling” of the outbreak and its impact on students and members of campus communities. “Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo:...
    A federal judge in New York on Thursday dismissed President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Obama enters battle, enraging Trump Harris pledges to fight for country's ideals in accepting VP nomination Pelosi paints Trump and McConnell as twin impediments to progress MORE’s latest effort to stymie a New York grand jury subpoena for his tax returns and a trove of other...
    President Donald Trump has repeatedly struggled to outline what his second-term policy agenda might look like. But last week he finally offered one specific policy he hopes to put in place if he’s re-elected: a cut to the capital gains tax rate. It was the only specific second-term policy goal the president mentioned during an interview with Fox’s Maria Bartiromo....
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden's lead over Trump narrows in new national poll Biden faces hurdles in bid to mend ties with US allies Cheney calls pardoning Snowden 'unconscionable' after Trump says he's considering it MORE kicked off a campaign Monday to counter-message the Democratic convention with dual trips to swing states Minnesota and Wisconsin, highlighting his economic agenda as he...
    President Trump’s administration unveiled new regulations to limit Huawei’s ability to purchase critical technology from foreign companies. “The Trump Administration sees Huawei for what it is — an arm of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) surveillance state — and we have taken action accordingly,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. “The United States has provided ample time for...
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tore into President Donald Trump for signaling he’ll try to defund the post office in order to undermine mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 election. In an interview with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Sunday, Sanders was asked about reports that the Postal Service is removing mail-sorting machines, which also accompanies the postal services’...
    Roger Sollenberger August 15, 2020 2:29AM (UTC) Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said he is "worried" about a "coordinated effort at the federal level" to scare voters from using mail-in ballots after the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) warned his state that its vote-by-mail deadline might be too tight for the agency's "delivery standards."  Forty-five more states have reportedly been warned of potential voter disenfranchisement resulting...
    Amid Donald Trump’s continued opposition to funding sought by the Democratic Party to help the United States Postal Service as part of the next coronavirus relief package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have offered harsh words for the president. In a joint statement released on Friday, the Democratic congressional leaders accused Trump of waging an...
    Russia’s declaration that it has a coronavirus vaccine pales in comparison to the strict bar set by the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed effort to produce a safe and effective vaccine by January 2021, administration officials said Thursday. Officials also disclosed that the list of who will be first in line for the vaccine will be announced by the end...
    CNN’s Erica Hill on Tuesday weighed in on President Donald Trump potentially delivering his Republican National Convention nomination acceptance speech at the historic Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, PA. Hill said Trump wants to speak at Gettysburg because he wants “to do his best to shore up the Confederacy” and preserve the Confederate flag and memorials. “I have to say, it’s...
    Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin at the 2016 Republican National Convention. As Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin uses his committee to burrow into a hole of Russian disinformation to the political benefit of Donald Trump, he's simultaneously accusing Democrats of doing the Kremlin's dirty work. Johnson has now subpoenaed the FBI in a probe of Joe Biden's diplomacy in...
    The number of people arrested at the southern border for illegally entering the United States from Mexico has soared since April despite the Trump administration‘s attempt to curtail illegal migration amid the coronavirus pandemic. In July, Border Patrol agents working in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California arrested 38,347 people for unlawfully crossing the border, according to Customs and Border...
    WACO — On the door for the McLennan County Republican Party headquarters on a February night, a flyer read, “Black Voices for Trump.” Inside, 50 or so faces — virtually all of them white — looked up at the speaker before them. “How many of you are tired of being called a racist?” asked the speaker, KCarl Smith, who is...
    MSNBC primetime host Chris Hayes railed against “Republican hacks” who are pushing to get Kanye West on ballots around the United States for the 2020 election because they’re “obviously pinning their hopes on [West] to siphon off enough votes to squeeze Donald Trump through.” Hayes first showed a clip of a Republican elections lawyer handing in petition signatures to...
    House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNegotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as frustration mounts Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package MORE (D-Calif.) said that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches...
    A handful of people once active in Republican circles are involved in efforts to get rapper Kanye West on the 2020 presidential ballot. A company called Let the Voters Decide has been collecting signatures for West's campaign in three states, the New York Times reported Tuesday, identifying GOP operative Mark Jacoby as an executive at the company. Jacoby...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government dropped its effort to silence President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying it will no longer demand that Michael Cohen not speak with the media in the weeks before his book critical of his former boss is released. An agreement between lawyers for the government and Cohen attorney Danya Perry lifting...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government dropped its effort to silence President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying it will no longer demand that Michael Cohen not speak with the media in the weeks before his book critical of his former boss is released. An agreement between lawyers for the government and Cohen attorney Danya Perry lifting...
    Attorney General William Barr accused Rep. Jerry Nadler of conflating the Justice Department's response to a recent uptick in violent crime in major cities with efforts by the department to assist local law enforcement with civil unrest in the same places. "You really can’t hide behind legal fictions this time, Mr. Barr. It’s all out in the open," Nadler...
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about today's Supreme Court rulings, calling them "part of a political witch hunt and a hoax,” during a roundtable discussion with members of the Hispanic community in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, July 9, 2020.Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Lawyers for President Donald Trump on Monday doubled-down on their efforts to block...
    Donald Trump didn't even have to be good at containing the coronavirus. All he really had to do was try, just a little, and he'd likely still be competitive in the presidential race. “The irony is that if he’d just performed with minimal competence and just mouthed words about national unity, he actually could be in a pretty strong position...
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday accused Democrats of deliberately seeking to extend coronavirus lockdowns of businesses and schools so that President Trump suffers politically ahead of the presidential election. Democratic-aligned teachers' unions have remained opposed to opening schools. In Los Angeles, the teachers' union has made overtly political demands before it will consider reopening, including defunding the police, taxing...
    A U.S. judge has ruled against Oregon, which sought to restrain federal officers’ actions during daily protests in Portland that have often spiraled into violence. The presence and actions of federal officers in Portland have raised concerns of a possible constitutional crisis on the ground that the agents have been deployed without local consent. U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman ruled...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- George Floyd's brother and a former NBA player joined Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to unveil a Cook County violence prevention funding effort Friday afternoon.Former NBA player and activist Stephen Jackson to joined Preckwinkle at the Austin Peoples Action Center on Chicago West Side.George Floyd's brother also spoke at the event, according to organizers.He saidThe effort...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is expected to unveil a Cook County violence prevention funding effort Friday afternoon.Former NBA player and activist Stephen Jackson is scheduled to join Preckwinkle at the Austin Peoples Action Center on Chicago West Side.The effort comes as President Donald Trump announced a new federal anti-crime initiative Wednesday afternoon. The initiative is...
    Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez says he’d like for President Donald Trump’s strategy on sending federal agents into U.S. cities to be “clearly articulated,” but understands why Cleveland is on the list. “I think it’s important for the strategy to be clearly articulated but also to make a distinction between what I see is going on in Portland versus what I...
    Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The United States Senate has passed its annual defense bill with $740 billion in funding for the 2021 fiscal year, including a provision to remove the names of confederate soldiers from military bases — a stipulation President Donald Trump has said he opposes. The bill passed with bipartisan support. Its 86-14 vote is high enough to override...
    President Trump announced Wednesday afternoon a “surge” in the federal effort to quell the violent crime that is spiking in major American cities. The effort is along the lines of what Rich Lowry and I discussed on The McCarthy Report podcast last week, and in a column I wrote earlier this month about potential federal approaches to violent crime. As we’ve noted, there was no need to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- President Donald Trump announced a new federal anti-crime initiative Wednesday afternoon. The initiative is aimed at combating violence in American cities, including expanding a federal law enforcement presence in Chicago.There will be hundreds of federal agents sent to Chicago to fight crime, a day after 15 were shot outside a funeral home.Trump spent much of his "help...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- President Donald Trump announced a new federal anti-crime initiative Wednesday afternoon. The initiative is aimed at combating violence in American cities, including expanding a federal law enforcement presence in Chicago.There will be 150 federal agents sent to Chicago to fight crime, a day after 15 were shot outside a funeral home.Trump spent much of his "help is...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump is set to expand a federal law enforcement operation to two American cities on Wednesday, a person familiar with the plans said, even as local leaders voice resistance to the move.The steps come as Trump seeks to bolster his "law and order" image ahead of November's election. In television and online ads, Trump has increasingly turned to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The ABC7 I-Team has learned that President Trump will announce a new federal anti-crime initiative Wednesday afternoon. The initiative aimed at combatting violence in American cities, including expanding a federal law enforcement presence in Chicago.Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she got assurances from the federal government that agents would be focused on efforts to help the city with...
    By KEVIN FREKING and MIKE SCHNEIDER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being included in the headcount as congressional districts are redrawn, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges on constitutional grounds. Trump said including them in the count “would create perverse...
    By KEVIN FREKING and MIKE SCHNEIDER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges on constitutional grounds. Trump said that including people who are in the country illegally in the apportionment process...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- President Donald Trump is planning to send federal agents to Chicago and Mayor Lori Lightfoot has pushed back against the plan in a letter to the president.The Trump administration says this move is about controlling the city's violence. But in Portland-Oregon federal agents are behind a crack-down on protesters.Officials with The Department of Justice tell the ABC7...
    The White House is framing President Donald Trump’s deregulatory initiative as a critical part of the post-coronavirus economic recovery, and Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday those policies will benefit black America and other minority communities in particular. “President Trump has taken the necessary actions to eliminate regulatory barriers and provide opportunities for minority communities...