Montana Plans Mail-In Voting for November Elections

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a directive Thursday allowing counties to expand voting by mail and early voting for the November general election. “The directive permits counties, at their discretion, to expand access to voting by mail and early voting. Counties that opt to vote by mail will still require counties to allow in person … Read more Montana Plans Mail-In Voting for November Elections

Why Kentucky might be the key to the Senate majority

Description: Amy McGrath is keeping Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell on his toes, after she won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky Senate earlier this summer. Now, the Republican establishment is having to spend time and money to ensure one of their party’s top leaders stays in office. Chris Cillizza explains why this is so important. … Read more Why Kentucky might be the key to the Senate majority

Could the US presidential election be delayed? | Inside Story

The US presidential election is planned to happen just over three months from now. With the number of coronavirus infections still rising in the world’s worst-affected country, many states are making postal voting easier so Americans won’t need to queue at polling stations. But Donald Trump says mail-in ballots will lead to fraud, without providing … Read more Could the US presidential election be delayed? | Inside Story

Obama, Bush and Clinton speak at funeral for congressman John Lewis

Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton and current House speaker Nancy Pelosi have delivered eulogies for congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis. Hailing him as a founding father for “a fuller, better” America, Obama also praised Lewis’s influence on his own path to the presidency. Democrat colleague Clinton said Lewis … Read more Obama, Bush and Clinton speak at funeral for congressman John Lewis

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Spike

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued a statewide mask mandate amid a spike in coronavirus cases. Evers’ order set up a conflict with Republican legislative leaders and some conservatives who oppose such a requirement and successfully sued to kill the governor’s “safer at home” order. Evers, a Democrat, declared a new public health emergency … Read more Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Spike

Pompeo Says He’s Talked to Russia About Threats to U.S. Troops

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that he and his team have warned Russian officials about all threats that Russia poses to Americans and U.S. interests in various parts of the world. Pompeo would not say whether he had specifically raised allegations that Russia was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill American troops … Read more Pompeo Says He’s Talked to Russia About Threats to U.S. Troops

Feds Will Withdraw From Downtown Portland Following Agreement, Says Oregon Governor Kate Brown

The Trump administration has struck a deal with Oregon to end weeks of clashes between federal officers and protesters in downtown Portland that President Donald Trump has made a focus of his re-election campaign. But Federal and state officials gave seemingly conflicting accounts of the agreement amid continuing protests in the city over police brutality … Read more Feds Will Withdraw From Downtown Portland Following Agreement, Says Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Congress Grills Big Tech CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook Over Competition

(July 29) Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are set to answer for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. The four command corporations with gold-plated brands, millions … Read more Congress Grills Big Tech CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook Over Competition

Congresswoman plays emotional account of small business owner to Jeff Bezos

In a historic congressional antitrust hearing Democrat Lucy McBath played a recording to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos from a bookseller who sold books via Amazon. The businesswoman had felt her sales were throttled by the tech giant.  In the recording, the seller pleads with Bezos to help her company, which supports 14 people. Bezos responded … Read more Congresswoman plays emotional account of small business owner to Jeff Bezos

Zuckerberg to Congress: Facebook Doesn’t Want to Be the ‘Arbiter of Truth’

Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are set to answer for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. The four command corporations with gold-plated brands, millions or even … Read more Zuckerberg to Congress: Facebook Doesn’t Want to Be the ‘Arbiter of Truth’

Big Tech Value: Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google Worth a Total of $4.8 Trillion

The combined value of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google is $4.8 trillion — more than the GDP of Germany and India, respectively. Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are set to answer for their companies’ practices before Congress as a … Read more Big Tech Value: Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google Worth a Total of $4.8 Trillion

US Attorney General defends deploying federal agents to Portland – BBC News

US Attorney General William Barr has defended the deployment of federal agents to cities, saying they are needed to counter violent rioters. In heated testimony to Congress, Mr Barr said protesters in Portland, Oregon, are committing “an assault on the government of the United States”. The Democrat-led hearing covered a wide range of controversial actions … Read more US Attorney General defends deploying federal agents to Portland – BBC News

Campaign co-chair reacts to Joe Biden’s handwritten note

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden was photographed holding handwritten notes with Sen. Kamala Harris’ name at the top along with a set of talking points about her, fueling fresh speculation about the California Democrat’s standing as a vice presidential running mate. Biden campaign co-chair Cedric Richmond reacts to the buzz. #CNN #News