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House Speaker Pelosi, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Reach Informal Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reached an informal agreement to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month. Both parties committed to a continuing resolution that would work to avoid a shutdown and be free of certain policy riders that have halted progress on other bills while the two sides also negotiate another round of stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.... [Read Full Story]

Trump Campaign Sues Montana Governor Asking To Halt Mail-In Ballots

The Trump reelection campaign and the Republican Party sued Montana on Wednesday, after Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock gave counties the choice to conduct the November election entirely by mail-in votes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit alleges Bullock’s directive would negatively affect Montana’s election system. The lawsuit in Montana names Bullock and Republican Secretary of State Corey Stapleton as defendants.... [Read Full Story]

CDC Tells States “To Be Ready” For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution By November

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has notified public health officials in all 50 states and five large cities to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to health care workers and other high-risk groups as soon as late October or early November. President Donald Trump told the nation in his speech to the Republican National Convention that a vaccine might arrive before the end of the year.... [Read Full Story]

Appeals Court Rejects Request By DOJ To Force Dismissal Of Case Against Former Trump Security Advisor Michael Flynn

On Monday, a federal appeals court rejected an effort by Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, and the Justice Department to force a lower district judge to throw out Flynn’s criminal case. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 8-2 that D.C. District Judge Emmet Sullivan did not act improperly by not immediately accepting the Justice Department’s push to dismiss Flynn’s case. The court also said that Sullivan’s appointment of an outside former judge to argue against the department was not improper, reversing the judgment of previous three-judge panel from the court which had argued Sullivan was overstepping his authorities.... [Read Full Story]

Portland Mayor Urges Restraint After Fatal Shooting During Protests

During a press conference on Sunday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler urged individuals of all political persuasions to join in renouncing violence, after an escalation of protest-related violence caused one fatality. Officials are pointing to social media posts vowing revenge for a fatal shooting amid weekend street clashes between supporters of President Donald Trump and counter-demonstrators.... [Read Full Story]

Hurricane Laura Kills 6, Leaving Widespread Damage Along Louisiana Coastline

Hurricane Laura’s winds produced more damage than its storm surge as it hammered portions of Louisiana, killing at least six people. Laura came ashore as a Category 4 storm early Thursday near the Texas border, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands. Laura made landfall with sustained winds of 150 mph, devastating southern Louisiana communities for miles.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Formally Accepts Republican Nomination For President on Night 4 Of RNC

The Republican National Convention concluded on Thursday with President Donald Trump formally accepting the GOP nomination for a second term as president in a speech delivered from the White House South Lawn.  Chants of “four more years!” broke out at White House, after Pres. Trump called the upcoming presidential contest “the most important election in the history of our country.”  In stark contrast, however, as the president delivers his acceptance speech, protesters gathered at Black Lives Matter plaza near the White House chanting “vote him out.”  ... [Read Full Story]

New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit Protecting U.S. Postal Service

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Trump administration aimed at stopping the disruption of operations at the U.S. Postal Service.  The lawsuit names President Donald Trump, the postal service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and asks to vacate recent changes made to the U.S. Postal Service and to stop it from implementing additional service reductions. A planned overhaul of the post office has worried Democrats concerned that voters will be prevented from casting ballots by mail because of potential delays in receiving voting materials or returning them.... [Read Full Story]

Night Two Of Republican National Convention Features First Lady Melania Trump

The second day of the Republican National Convention featured Melania Trump, who delivered the final speech of the night from the historic and freshly-renovated White House Rose Garden. Tuesday’s theme was “Land of Opportunity,” and in addition to Melania Trump, his children, Tiffany Trump and Eric Trump, as well as daughter-in-law Lara Trump, all spoke.... [Read Full Story]

California Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence Of Scott Peterson

On Monday, the California Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of Scott Peterson, who was convicted in 2004 of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son on Christmas Eve 2002. Peterson, now 47, has been held on Death Row in San Quentin prison since his sentencing in 2005.  A California jury convicted Peterson of killing Laci, a 27-year-old substitute teacher, and the fetus of their son Connor in December 2002, at their Modesto home and dumping their bodies from a boat in San Francisco Bay, where they washed ashore months later.... [Read Full Story]

Trump Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway To Depart White House At End Of Month

Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump and one of his longest-serving aides, is leaving the White House at the end of the month. Conway, whose title is counselor to the president, was the first woman to manage a presidential campaign to victory. Conway informed the President of her decision Sunday night in the Oval Office. In a statement, Conway said she and her husband, George Conway, were making the decision based on what they think is best for their four children.... [Read Full Story]

Sen. Joe Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination For President On Final Night of DNC

On the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president. “It is with great honor and humility that I accept this nomination for president of the United States of America,” said the 77-year-old former vice president. Biden delivered his address from Wilmington, Delaware, in a venue that was largely empty because of coronavirus concerns.... [Read Full Story]

Sen. Kamala Harris Accepts Democratic Nomination For Vice President At 2020 Democratic National Convention

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday, becoming the first Black woman and Asian-American on a major U.S. presidential ticket.  Harris summarized her life story on the third day of the Democratic National Convention, on an evening that featured women headliners, moderators and speakers.  Harris spoke directly to millions of women, young Americans and voters of color, constituencies Democrats need for Biden to defeat President Trump.... [Read Full Story]

Democratic National Convention Virtually Kicks Off Day One

Bernie Sanders, Republican John Kasich and former first lady Michelle Obama were among the famous speakers showing support for Joe Biden on the first day of a virtual convention to formally nominate him as the Democratic nominee in the November presidential election. The first night of speakers consisted of some in real time, as well as pre-recorded remarks and montages featuring front line workers, small business owners and an array of voters.... [Read Full Story]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls Back Chamber To Vote On USPS Bill

Amid growing fears over delayed ballots, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she is calling lawmakers back to session this week to vote on a bill that would bar changes to the U.S. Postal Service. Pelosi said she is calling on House members to return from their August recess this week and vote on the bill, called the Delivering for America Act. The bill would prohibit officials from implementing changes at the Postal Service until next year.... [Read Full Story]