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Stimulus negotiations: Self-imposed deadline arrives with no sign of a deal

Stimulus negotiations: Self-imposed deadline arrives with no sign of a deal

This was deadline day, the day that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer were aiming to have a topline agreement. Yet, despite the fact that more than 30 million Americans are collecting jobless benefits, businesses are being forced to close…MORE

Congress spars over Russia’s intentions in spreading disinformation about Biden

Congress spars over Russia’s intentions in spreading disinformation about Biden

US intelligence officials have presented information to lawmakers and presidential campaigns indicating Russia is behind an ongoing disinformation push targeting former Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, according to sources familiar with the matter. But while Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly agree that Russia is once again attempting to interfere the US presidential election,…MORE

Fact Check: Will there be a coronavirus vaccine by November?

Fact Check: Will there be a coronavirus vaccine by November?

In a radio interview Thursday morning with Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera, President Donald Trump suggested that a vaccine for the coronavirus could be ready before Election Day. When asked by Rivera when a vaccine would be ready, Trump replied it “could be much sooner” than the end of the year. “Sooner than November 3?”…MORE

US sanctions Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam over democratic crackdowns

US sanctions Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam over democratic crackdowns

The US sanctioned Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Friday for her role in crackdowns on political freedom in the region. Friday’s action is likely to further inflame tensions between Washington and Beijing. It is the latest move in response to China’s imposition of a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong that criminalizes secession,…MORE

US Postmaster DeJoy says election mail will not be slowed down

US Postmaster DeJoy says election mail will not be slowed down

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said that the US Postal Service is not “slowing down” election-related or other mail and will undergo an “organizational realignment” after the agency often criticized by President Donald Trump as a money-losing venture has faced doubts over its capacity to handle anticipated high numbers of mail-in ballots. “We will do everything…MORE

READ: Appeals court ruling on Don McGahn subpoena

READ: Appeals court ruling on Don McGahn subpoena

The House of Representatives can sue to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Read the ruling here: cnn.com/2020/08/07/politics/read-appeals-court-mcgahn-ruling/index.htmlMORE