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Senate Democrats, some kneeling, honor George Floyd with moment of silence at Capitol
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:48:31 +0000
Senate Democrats stood in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds at the Capitol to honor the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
       
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Barack Obama talks reimagining policing in the wake of police violence
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:52:03 +0000
Former President Barack Obama talked with local and national leaders in the police reform movement to discuss the tragic events of recent weeks.
       
GOP, Democratic conventions face uncertainties around coronavirus, but delegates are still eager
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:00:20 +0000
Both Republicans and Democrats say they are undaunted about attending in person, as organizers adapt their plans to allow more space between visitors.
       
'Abhorrent' and 'dangerous': Sen. Cotton's call for military response to protests receives criticism
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:53:50 +0000
The editorial, titled "Send In the Troops" went viral and drew sharp criticism following high tensions surrounding the protests.
       
Pompeo aide tried to 'bully' ex-State Department watchdog and stop probe in Saudi arms deal, Dems say
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 01:58:32 +0000
The State Department's inspector general is probing two highly contentious allegations that touch on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's actions.
       
'We can do better:' Obama urges mayors to take lead on reforms after George Floyd's death
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:20:31 +0000
Obama said the country can't "eradicate 400 years of racism in one fell swoop" but said he saw signs of a "change in mindset" after Floyd's death.
       
'I can't breathe': Protesters lie down on DC street, repeat Floyd's words
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:53:45 +0000
Wednesday got started with law enforcement officers cutting off the main protest area, near Lafayette Park and the White House.
       
Senate passes fixes to Paycheck Protection Program designed to keep small business afloat during coronavirus
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:53:46 +0000
Restaurants in particular had asked for changes that allow a larger portion of the forgivable loans to be spent on non-payroll expenses such as rent.
       
Trump's former defense secretary Mattis blasts president as a threat to American democracy
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 01:11:27 +0000
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis blasted Trump as failing to unite the country and militarizing the response to protests of George Floyd's death.
       
Voter guide: FAQs on the issues and compare the candidates
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 19:40:52 +0000
You have questions. We have answers. Cut through the noise and conjecture to dig deep on the candidates for president, where they stand on the issues and how to make sure you're ready to vote.
      
'Too tight to tell in Texas': New state poll shows Trump ahead by 1 point over Biden
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:06:20 +0000
The poll of 1,166 registered voters shows the nation's most reliably Republican large state could be in danger of falling to the Democrats in November.
       
Tear gas vs. pepper spray. Debate over methods used to clear Lafayette Square turns political
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:47:34 +0000
A debate over use of force in Lafayette Square includes whether police deployed tear gas to remove peaceful protesters for Trump's walk to a church.
       
DC protesters see calmer night as demonstrators stay past curfew
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 21:07:25 +0000
Tuesday's protest comes after an eventful Monday night, where local police in the nation's capital arrested more than 300 people.
       
Trump won't accept Republican nomination in Charlotte, RNC announces
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:22:44 +0000
North Carolina could not guarantee the Republicans full use of convention facilities in Charlotte because of the spread of coronavirus.
       
A pound heavier but with lower cholesterol, Trump 'remains healthy,' annual physical shows
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:11:19 +0000
Trump's latest check up comes after he abruptly announced he was taking a daily dose of hydroxychloroquine amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
       
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'I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act': Defense Secretary Esper breaks with Trump on use of troops
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:52:46 +0000
Two administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump was angry with Esper's comments.
       
DC Mayor Bowser vows to 'push back' on increasing federal presence in George Floyd protests
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:52:41 +0000
"The Metropolitan Police Department reports to the mayor," Bowser said. "The president has not attempted to make that (takeover) a reality."
       
'I'm accountable': Ex-deputy AG Rod Rosenstein defends oversight of Russia probe but accepts flaws in FBI surveillance
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:18:29 +0000
Former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein defended his oversight of the Russia probe, but acknowledged flaws in the FBI's surveillance process.
       
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Analysis: Military leaders condemn Trump over protest response
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:28:02 GMT
President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented revolt from the elite corps of ex-military leaders and presidents over his brazen response to mass protests and inflaming of racial divides.
Mattis tears into Trump: 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership'
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:23:17 GMT
Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis castigated his former boss President Donald Trump in a searing statement released Wednesday evening.
Republican senators shrug off Mattis' criticism of Trump: 'It's his opinion'
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:40:11 GMT
Republican senators are dismissing the scathing criticism leveled against President Donald Trump by his former defense secretary, James Mattis, the latest sign that Republicans by and large are showing unwavering support for the leader of their party during this high-stakes election year.
Fact check: five false or misleading claims Trump and his allies make about the response to the protests
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:34:53 GMT
President Donald Trump and others in his administration have made multiple false, misleading or unsupported claims related to how they have responded to the recent wave of protests.
Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: Trump's threats of military force may be 'the beginning of the end of the American experiment'
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:31:25 GMT
A retired four-star Marine general on Wednesday excoriated President Donald Trump's threats to use the military on protesters and his controversial church photo op on Monday, writing that his actions "may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment."
The George Floyd protests are sparking a surprising debate in black America
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:14:43 GMT
Omar Wasow is a researcher who works in a world of charts and data. But his analytical reserve cracked after watching a video of George Floyd dying while being arrested by police.
Analysis: One small reason to be optimistic after a week of protests
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:11:13 GMT
After a week of demonstrations and public outcry over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, President Donald Trump is increasingly isolated in his efforts to villainize those marching against racial injustice.
US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released, source says
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:16:23 GMT
Michael White, an American detained in Iran, was released on Thursday after more than a year in custody, according to a person familiar with negotiations.
John Lewis says his health is improving
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:22:39 GMT
Civil rights activist and longtime Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia said his health is improving in an interview on Thursday.
The history of the secret presidential bunker
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:18:15 GMT
President Donald Trump was briefly taken to a White House bunker on Friday night as protesters demonstrated across the street, and while the annex of bunkers and tunnels under the White House are nothing new, they're rarely used by American presidents.
Congress has already approved more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief. Here's what's happened to it.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:28:15 GMT
In March, Congress authorized trillions of dollars in spending to help address the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic -- much of it aimed at getting cash into people's hands immediately to help them pay their bills and buy groceries.
The Point: Reminder: We *still* know very, very little about Donald Trump's medical history
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:13:55 GMT
The White House released the results of President Donald Trump's annual physical on Wednesday, largely to a ho-hum reception.
New York borrows more than $1.1 billion to pay unemployment benefits
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:06:50 GMT
New York has borrowed more than $1.1 billion from the federal government in recent weeks to pay the surge of unemployment claims triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Why Trump has the FBI, ICE and TSA patrolling Washington streets
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:29:18 GMT
President Donald Trump's message of law and order has manifested itself in Washington, DC, in a way he's threatened to do in states but has not been able to achieve.
'It feels like a betrayal.' US diplomats worry that crackdowns at home will undermine their mission abroad
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 04:07:55 GMT
Less than 24 hours after law enforcement officials violently dispersed peaceful protesters outside the White House with pepper balls and rubber bullets, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with survivors of China's brutal 1989 crackdown on the pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
McEnany pressed over tactics used on protesters
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:56:46 GMT
CNN's Jim Acosta presses White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany after she said that "no tear gas was used and no rubber bullets were used" during protests in Washington.
Democratic lawmakers: Fired State Department watchdog testifies he told top officials about investigation into Pompeo
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:05:11 GMT
Ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick told lawmakers Wednesday that there was an ongoing investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's potential misuse of taxpayer resources when he was fired, and that he had told top State Department officials about the probe, Democratic lawmakers said.
Virginia governor announces removal of Robert E. Lee statue from Richmond as city reckons with Confederate monuments
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:40:23 GMT
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will announce on Thursday plans to remove a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's historic Monument Avenue, a move that comes amid a national reckoning with America's complicated racial history.
White House deletes tweet that falsely identified synagogue anti-terrorism barrier as tool of terrorists
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:01:46 GMT
The White House posted and then deleted a tweet on Wednesday that falsely suggested a synagogue's rock-filled anti-terrorism barrier had been placed on the street by domestic terrorists.
White House releases results of Trump's annual physical
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:50:33 GMT
President Donald Trump weighs 244 pounds, stands 6 feet 3 inches, has a blood pressure of 121/79 mmHG and a resting heart rate 63 beats per minute, the White House said on Wednesday in a summary of his annual physical.
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Amazon whistleblowers say company-produced news segment is 'brainwashing in plain sight'
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:23:32 -0400
Amazon whistleblowers say company-produced news segment is 'brainwashing in plain sight'An Amazon ad packaged as a news segment touting the company’s safety practices has the company under fire for manipulating the news.
Retired top general joins Mattis dissent from Trump, warns of 'beginning of the end' for democracy if troops are used against protests
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:21:43 -0400
Retired top general joins Mattis dissent from Trump, warns of 'beginning of the end' for democracy if troops are used against protests“The slide of the United States into illiberalism may well have begun on June 1, 2020,” retired Marine Gen. John Allen wrote in a scathing op-ed. “Remember the date.”
Rep. Raskin: AG Barr should be disbarred for helping Trump crack down on Floyd protests
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:56:32 -0400
Rep. Raskin: AG Barr should be disbarred for helping Trump crack down on Floyd protestsRep. Jamie Raskin told Yahoo News' "Skullduggery" podcast that he believes Attorney General William Barr should be disbarred for the role he has played in helping the president crack down on protesters outraged by the police killing of George Floyd.
Coronavirus cases are climbing again in the South and the West. Will crowded protests spark bigger outbreaks?
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:54:03 -0400
Coronavirus cases are climbing again in the South and the West. Will crowded protests spark bigger outbreaks?As people across all 50 states continue to gather to protest police brutality and systemic racism, the question is whether this will spark a COVID-19 resurgence right when the U.S. seemed to be getting its epidemic under control.
Floyd case sheds light on the power of police unions to thwart justice
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 05:00:24 -0400
Floyd case sheds light on the power of police unions to thwart justiceTime and again, victims’ families and the many others who’ve come out to mourn and protest their deaths, have watched as officers involved in such incidents remain on the job and escape criminal prosecution for months or years.
Site of mass arrests, Washington street epitomizes the complexities of George Floyd protests
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:21:09 -0400
Site of mass arrests, Washington street epitomizes the complexities of George Floyd protestsSwann Street was the site of dialogue between police and demonstrators that touched on the complex and emotional issues at the core of the intense protests.
Sen. Tim Scott says an 'unjust system' leads to a 'society of chaos'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:02:57 -0400
Sen. Tim Scott says an 'unjust system' leads to a 'society of chaos'Sen. Tim Scott said that he sees a change in the way that white Americans are discussing race and racism, and believes there will be lasting change resulting from the outcry over the killing of George Floyd.
Homeland Security claims 'drug trafficking' groups are using George Floyd protests as cover
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:22:48 -0400
Homeland Security claims 'drug trafficking' groups are using George Floyd protests as coverHomeland Security is claiming “drug trafficking organizations” are using the George Floyd protests as a facade for criminal activity, prompting law enforcement to respond with nonlethal weapons, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.
Obama praises George Floyd protests and sees hope for police reform, racial progress
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:58:40 -0400
Obama praises George Floyd protests and sees hope for police reform, racial progressFormer President Barack Obama said he feels hopeful that the protests over the killing of George Floyd can "bring about real change."
Gen. Mattis says he’s 'angry and appalled' at Trump's response to protests
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:33:32 -0400
Gen. Mattis says he’s 'angry and appalled' at Trump's response to protestsPresident Trump’s first Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, who resigned last year, spoke out against his former boss for the first time Wednesday, saying he is “angry and appalled” at the White House’s response to the protests over the death of George Floyd.
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