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Faulty election mailers create confusion

Faulty election mailers create confusion

Mailers meant to help voters with the absentee voting process amid the ongoing pandemic are instead sowing confusion for voters and leading some officials to levy allegations of attempted voter suppression ahead of the November election. In New Hampshire, Democrats have called for a full investigation into the state’s Republican party mailing of absentee registration…MORE

Massachusetts’ Ed Markey tries to defend his seat from a Kennedy

Massachusetts’ Ed Markey tries to defend his seat from a Kennedy

Rep. Joe Kennedy rejected the initial calls for him to run for Senate more than a year ago, saying in an interview that the “thought literally never crossed my mind to jump into a Democratic primary” against his friend, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, who has served in Congress since before he was born and has…MORE

Trump campaign’s poll-watching plans spark fears of voter suppression

Trump campaign’s poll-watching plans spark fears of voter suppression

The Trump campaign is working to dispatch tens of thousands of election monitors to battleground states in what is shaping up as the Republican Party’s largest-ever poll-watching operation. The party’s aggressive plans for poll-monitoring have sparked charges from Democrats and voting-rights groups that Republicans are gearing up to suppress voting in key states as President…MORE

Mitt Romney says he sees no evidence mail-in voting would increase voter fraud

Mitt Romney says he sees no evidence mail-in voting would increase voter fraud

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Friday cast doubt on President Donald Trump’s baseless claim that universal vote by mail would lead to widespread voter fraud. “I don’t know of any evidence that voting by mail would increase voter fraud,” the Utah Republican said during an online interview with the conservative think tank Sutherland Institute. Romney’s…MORE

Former Illinois Gov. James Thompson dead at 84

Former Illinois Gov. James Thompson dead at 84

Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson died Friday night at the age of 84, CNN affiliate WLS reported. Citing the family, WLS reported that Thompson was receiving treatment and recovering at a rehabilitation center in downtown Chicago when “he suddenly was stricken and passed Friday evening.” The Republican governor was the longest-serving governor in the…MORE

CDC’s chief of staff, deputy chief of staff depart from agency

CDC’s chief of staff, deputy chief of staff depart from agency

Two senior Trump political appointees departed the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a senior official at the agency confirmed to CNN. Kyle McGowan, the chief of staff, and Amanda Campbell, the deputy chief of staff, resigned effective Friday, leaving to start a consulting firm, the official said. Both left voluntarily, the official added.…MORE

Douglas Emhoff could become ‘America’s first second gentleman’

Douglas Emhoff could become ‘America’s first second gentleman’

After Sen. Kamala Harris made her campaign debut as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick on Wednesday, she posed for pictures with her husband, Douglas Emhoff, who would also make history if the ticket is elected in November. While Harris has shattered political barriers by becoming the first Black and Indian American woman joining a major…MORE

MLB postpones this weekend’s Reds-Pirates games after positive Covid-19 test

MLB postpones this weekend’s Reds-Pirates games after positive Covid-19 test

A pair of weekend games between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates have been postponed after a Reds player tested positive for the coronavirus, Major League Baseball said Saturday. Reports about the positive test surfaced after the Reds beat the Pirates 8-1 Friday night at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. MLB postponed the…MORE