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Kanye West submits paperwork to make the Ohio ballot in U.S. president race (Jessie Balmert/Associated Press)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 22:10

Jessie Balmert / Associated Press:
Kanye West submits paperwork to make the Ohio ballot in U.S. president race  —  COLUMBUS - Rapper Kanye West filed an independent bid for U.S. president in Ohio on Wednesday, aided by GOP operatives in the state.  —  To qualify as an independent candidate for president, West will need 5,000 valid signatures of registered Ohio voters.

Rand Paul: Republicans should apologize to Obama for complaining about spending (Rashaan Ayesh/Axios)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:45

Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Rand Paul: Republicans should apologize to Obama for complaining about spending  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tore into his fellow Republicans on Fox News Wednesday for considering a coronavirus relief package that could cost more than $1 trillion, calling on them to apologize to President Obama …

Trump administration's probe of the Russia investigation may be nearing conclusion (Ken Dilanian/NBC News)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:35

Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Trump administration's probe of the Russia investigation may be nearing conclusion  —  WASHINGTON — The investigation ordered by Attorney General William Barr into how the CIA and the FBI looked into the Trump campaign's connections to Russia's 2016 election interference operation may be nearing …

CIA steers clear of Senate Republican probe into Bidens (Politico)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:25

Politico:
CIA steers clear of Senate Republican probe into Bidens  —  The Central Intelligence Agency has ignored requests to brief senators as part of a Republican-led investigation that targets presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter, according to sources familiar …

Top GOP super PAC launching $21M Senate ad blitz this month (James Arkin/Politico)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:10

James Arkin / Politico:
Top GOP super PAC launching $21M Senate ad blitz this month  —  The ads in five states with GOP incumbents represent an earlier starting point for Senate Leadership Fund, as Republicans defend their endangered majority.  —  Senate Leadership Fund, the outside group with ties …

Cuomo begs wealthy New Yorkers to come back to save the city and pleads 'I'll buy you a drink!' as he fights off calls to raise their taxes - which he fears may scare them away forever (Jennifer Smith/Daily Mail)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:10

Jennifer Smith / Daily Mail:
Cuomo begs wealthy New Yorkers to come back to save the city and pleads 'I'll buy you a drink!' as he fights off calls to raise their taxes - which he fears may scare them away forever  — Cuomo said on Tuesday that he speaks to the city's wealthiest residents ‘every day’, begging them to come back

Pompeo: US to call UN vote on Iran arms embargo extension (Matthew Lee/Associated Press)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:10

Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Pompeo: US to call UN vote on Iran arms embargo extension  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during …

Apparent firearms seized after FBI serves search warrant at Calabasas home of YouTube star Jake Paul (ABC7)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:10

ABC7:
Apparent firearms seized after FBI serves search warrant at Calabasas home of YouTube star Jake Paul  —  The nature of the case that prompted the raid was not immediately disclosed.  —  KABC  —  CALABASAS, Calif. (KABC) — FBI agents on Wednesday morning were serving a federal search warrant …

Pelosi blasts Trump for saying he may deliver convention speech from White House: 'He can't do that' (Megan Henney/Fox News)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:05

Megan Henney / Fox News:
Pelosi blasts Trump for saying he may deliver convention speech from White House: 'He can't do that'  —  She questioned whether the move was ‘legally wrong’ or ‘ethically out of the question’  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed President Trump for suggesting that he would deliver …

Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount (Associated Press)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:05

Associated Press:
Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount  —  U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours …

Instagram's Hashtag Blocking Favors Trump, Hurts Biden (Tech Transparency Project)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 20:35

Tech Transparency Project:
Instagram's Hashtag Blocking Favors Trump, Hurts Biden  —  Facebook-owned Instagram disabled ‘related hashtags’ for key Trump content, blocking potentially negative messages.  Biden didn't get the same treatment.  —  Instagram has shielded President Donald Trump from potentially negative hashtags …

America's Prosecutors Know What Bill Barr Did Was Wrong (Andrew Weissmann/The Atlantic)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 20:30

Andrew Weissmann / The Atlantic:
America's Prosecutors Know What Bill Barr Did Was Wrong  —  What is the American public to make of Attorney General Bill Barr's congressional testimony defending his actions in the Trump ally Roger Stone's case?  During Barr's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee last week …

Progressive woman wins primary, ousting Democratic family that held seat for 50 years in St. Louis (Meg Cunningham/ABC News)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 20:15

Meg Cunningham / ABC News:
Progressive woman wins primary, ousting Democratic family that held seat for 50 years in St. Louis  —  Missouri also becomes the 38th state to pass Medicaid expansion.  —  On Tuesday night, voters in Missouri opted to end the political legacy of the Lacy Clay family, which has represented …

If you're in love with Trader Joe's, its stances can also break your heart (Samantha Masunaga/Los Angeles Times)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 20:10

Samantha Masunaga / Los Angeles Times:
If you're in love with Trader Joe's, its stances can also break your heart  —  Grocery chain Trader Joe's has built a devoted following that other brands might only dream of.  —  It has a podcast.  It prints an old-timey newsletter called the Fearless Flyer that makes readers laugh out loud.

Trump said he may deliver convention speech from White House (CNN)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 20:05

CNN:
Trump said he may deliver convention speech from White House  —  Keilar pushes back on Trump campaign claims of voter fraud  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is considering delivering his Republican National Convention speech from the White House after scrapping his plans …

Exclusive: Trump declines to praise John Lewis, citing inauguration snub (David Nather/Axios)

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 06:25

David Nather / Axios:
Exclusive: Trump declines to praise John Lewis, citing inauguration snub  —  President Trump dismissed the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in an interview with “Axios on HBO,” saying only that Lewis made a “big mistake” by not coming to his inauguration.  —  The big picture …

Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump (David Nather/Axios)

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:30

David Nather / Axios:
Watch the full “Axios on HBO” interview with President Trump  —  In this episode of “Axios on HBO”, President Trump discusses his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming election and much more with National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan.  The interview was filmed on Tuesday, July 28 and aired Monday, Aug. 3 on HBO.

Have we passed peak Biden? (Freddy Gray/Spectator USA)

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:05

Freddy Gray / Spectator USA:
Have we passed peak Biden? … A consensus has formed about this presidential election: it is Joe Biden's to lose.  As long as his vice-presidential nomination doesn't backfire, or he does not spectacularly bungle the debates, the soon-to-be-confirmed Democratic nominee will be in the White House by the end of January.

Statement from U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham: Delivering a Complete and Accurate 2020 Census Count (US Census/News Releases ...)

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 04:25

US Census / News Releases, Press Releases, Tip Sheet Statements:
Statement from U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham: Delivering a Complete and Accurate 2020 Census Count  —  AUGUST 3, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau continues to evaluate its operational plans to collect and process 2020 Census data.  Today, we are announcing updates to our plan …

New Emails Detail The Behind-The-Scenes Drama After The Justice Department Recommended A Lesser Sentence For Roger Stone (BuzzFeed News)

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 04:20

BuzzFeed News:
New Emails Detail The Behind-The-Scenes Drama After The Justice Department Recommended A Lesser Sentence For Roger Stone  —  WASHINGTON — At 2:59 p.m. on Feb. 11, Aaron Zelinsky, one of the lead prosecutors in the criminal case against Trump ally Roger Stone, sent an email notifying …

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