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Sidestepping Congress, Trump Signs Executive Measures for Pandemic New! 2020-08-08 21:59:12President Trump signed the directives after two weeks of stalemate with Democrats over a recovery package, using legally dubious measures to try to re

Pelosi Is Playing Hardball on Coronavirus Relief. She New! 2020-08-08 19:54:07Emboldened by Republican divisions and a favorable political landscape, the speaker is refusing to agree to a narrow relief measure, unbothered by cha

Without $600 Weekly Benefit, Unemployed Face Bleak Choices New! 2020-08-08 18:20:43A federal supplement to jobless pay was a lifeline for millions and for the economy. Its cutoff, even if temporary, may have lasting consequences.

Rick Gates, Ex-Trump Aide and Mueller Witness, Is New! 2020-08-08 15:45:50“Wicked Game” is slated for release in October, at the height of the presidential campaign, but Mr. Gates says, “It’s not a sa

The Voting Will End Nov. 3. The Legal New! 2020-08-08 13:18:42As the two parties clash over how to conduct an election in a pandemic, President Trump’s litigiousness and unfounded claims of fraud have incre

How Kristi Noem, Mt. Rushmore and Trump Fueled New! 2020-08-08 12:22:29After Ms. Noem, the South Dakota governor, flew to Washington on Air Force One, rumors about her ambitions ensued. She made a second trip to smooth th

Biden's V.P. Search: Chris Dodd, a D.C. Insider New! 2020-08-08 12:03:32As Biden works to win over progressive voters, he has empowered a Washington uber-veteran long trailed by allegations of personal and financial indisc

Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on New! 2020-08-08 11:25:05The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and his audience seemed

Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence New! 2020-08-08 11:05:22Last year, intelligence officials gathered to write a classified report on Russia’s interest in the 2020 election. An investigation from the mag

Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Try to New! 2020-08-08 11:05:21But a new assessment says China would prefer to see the president defeated, though it is not clear Beijing is doing much to meddle in the 2020 campaig

Katie Hill is Trying to Move Forward New! 2020-08-08 10:21:05Nine months after stepping down from Congress, she is trying to move forward.

Trump Wants U.S. to Get Cut of Any New! 2020-08-08 09:52:26The president has repeatedly called for a big payment to the Treasury Department if a Chinese company sells the app to Microsoft, but there is no prov

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'We seek to dissolve the NRA': NY attorney 2020-08-07 11:48:34The lawsuit against the NRA accuses the organization, as well as Wayne LaPierre, and three other current and former executives, of misspending and vio

Black women run for office in historic numbers 2020-08-06 13:11:06Black women have long been a loyal voting bloc for Democrats, but haven't been well-represented in political positions. But in recent years, includin

Senate inches toward approving coronavirus relief 2020-08-05 11:35:40The Senate is moving closer to a new coronavirus relief package, with both parties and the White House making concessions to move toward an agreement.

How Trump is moving heaven and earth to 2020-08-05 11:30:00God is “on our side,” President Trump told Evangelicals. Their support is steadfast, but their numbers are shrinking as a share of the ele

White House struggles with mixed messages on COVID-19 2020-08-05 10:50:24As the virus cases grow, so has a chasm between the president and his public health experts, exposing the administration's challenge to find the bala

Will Obama endorsements matter in November? 2020-08-05 09:06:56Former President Obama is ramping up his 2020 engagement with down-ballot endorsements and more overtly political rhetoric in public. The Democrats ar

Rep. Karen Bass on women, politics, and this 2020-08-04 14:32:00The head of the Congressional Black Caucus says she’s encouraged by the growing ranks of women in Congress. But the U.S. still has a way to go.

Senate's new virus relief bill: Here's what they're 2020-08-04 13:17:39The Senate is slowly hammering out a new coronavirus relief package, and has agreed on loans for hard-hit businesses and $1,200 individual relief chec

Distrust haunts Black US voters: Go vote or 2020-08-03 12:24:40Many Black voters are concerned their mail-in ballots won't be counted, and plan to vote in-person on Election Day. Their fears are compounded by a h

19th Amendment: The six-week 'brawl' that won women 2020-08-03 11:44:48The final ratification battle over women’s right to vote, in Tennessee, was deeply fraught – and it holds lessons for today.

The election is in 94 days. Will the 2020-07-31 16:22:00A surge in mail-in voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic means results may not be known right away. Potential irregularities could further erode trust.

Presidential election results could be delayed, but not 2020-07-31 11:47:30There is no evidence to support mail-in voting as fraudulent, but Election Day results will likely be delayed because of the time required to count th

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Imperialist Iran becomes anti-imperialist, by Thierry Meyssan 2020-08-04 09:14:49The history of Iran in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries corresponds neither to the image that Westerners have of it, nor to the image that the

CIA to illegally exploit oil in Northeastern Syria 2020-08-04 09:14:49At a Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on 30 July 2020, Senator Lindsey Graham questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about a US company tha

Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity and Officials 2020-08-04 09:14:49Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned one Chinese government entity and two current or form

Russian commentary on an article about missile defence 2020-08-04 09:14:49We have taken note of an article posted on the US Department of Defence website saying that missile defence is allegedly becoming an element of rivalr

Treasury Continues to Pressure Investors and Companies Supporting 2020-08-04 09:14:49Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned one individual and nine entities for enriching the Sy

Jean Castex's first three errors, by Thierry Meyssan 2020-08-04 09:14:49Without a doubt, Jean Castex is a brilliant senior civil servant. But that does not make him the right man to become Prime Minister of France. He has

Iraq's particular global warming phenomenon 2020-08-04 09:14:49The temperature in some Iraqi cities, usually around 45° C in the shade during the summer, has hit a dramatic new high this year. Several cities h

Erdogan, the new Mehmed II 2020-08-04 09:14:49The Treaty of Lausanne, signed on 24 July 1923, annulled the Treaty of Sèvres and created modern Turkey while respecting the demands of Mustafa

Russian comment regarding statements by US and British 2020-08-04 09:14:49We have taken note of statement made by US and British officials, including US Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea, head

Slavery and the US Democratic Party 2020-08-04 09:14:49House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) requested that various statues displayed in the halls of Congress be removed on the grounds t

Lebanon faced with its responsibilities, by Thierry Meyssan 2020-07-22 09:14:09The Lebanese economy has collapsed in seven months. People are starting to go hungry. A solution is possible if the causes of the problem are properly

Statues of "white Virgin Mary" vandalized in US 2020-07-22 09:14:09Following a call from anti-racist activist Shaun King, several statues of the Virgin Mary have been vandalized in the United States, particularly in B

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Vaccine Expert Has A Grim Prediction Of What 2020-08-08 07:01:42"Put your tray-table up in the upright and locked position. It’s going to be a very tough fall," Dr. Peter Hotez told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace

RNC Gets Reality Check Over ‘Expectations Exceeded’ Praise 2020-08-08 04:58:02"Technically, you're correct. 160,000 dead from COVID-19 is far higher than expectations," one person fired back on Twitter.

Donald Trump's Long History Of Racism Laid Bare 2020-08-08 03:45:57From the racist "Birther" conspiracy theory about Barack Obama to his attacks on the Central Park Five.

NRA's 'From Our Cold, Dead Hands' Attack On 2020-08-08 02:59:31"How about the cold, dead hands of the children who have died in school shootings?" one person responded on Twitter.

TikTok Threatens Suit Over Trump's 'Dangerous' Order To 2020-08-08 01:53:02The company behind the popular video-sharing app blasted the president's disdain for the "rule of law."

'I Don't Care': Trump Responds To Intel That 2020-08-08 00:11:59Trump insists he's the last person Russia would want to see in the White House.

Larry Kudlow Again Discredits Jobless Workers, Gets Slammed 2020-08-07 23:26:15He also told Poppy Harlow she was "nitpicking" when she read off a list of times he's been wrong about COVID-19, jobs and the integrity of U.S. wor

Trump Calls Maskless Country Club Audience At Press 2020-08-07 21:33:10Dozens of guests at Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club joined his news conference, booing reporters and appearing to flout state limits o

Joe Arpaio Loses Primary For His Old Job 2020-08-07 20:39:52Arpaio, the infamous anti-immigrant former sheriff who received a Trump pardon after being criminally convicted, won't be getting his old job back.

Trump Is Ramping Up His Absurd Claims That 2020-08-07 19:31:05The president who dropped the world's largest non-nuclear bomb is using surreal '60s-style imagery and the message "Make Peace Not War" in new ads

About A Fourth Of Americans Think Trump Has 2020-08-07 19:15:36Few believe that the president has managed to drain the swamp, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Family Of Sean Monterrosa, Man Fatally Shot By 2020-08-07 19:10:01The 22-year-old is one of several young Latino men killed by police in California in recent months.