Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP nominee

Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris to be his running mate, elevating a charismatic blue-state senator, former prosecutor and onetime 2020 primary rival who has built a reputation as an unyielding antagonist of the Trump administration. Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, was the wire-to-wire frontrunner for Biden’s No. 2 job. Her […]

Trump weighing temporary ban on reentry for US citizens who may have coronavirus: Report

President Trump is reportedly considering changes to immigration rules that would allow officials to deny entry to U.S. citizens returning from abroad if they are suspected of having COVID-19. While the administration has taken other measures related to travel during the coronavirus pandemic, including banning foreign nationals from certain countries, the draft regulation would go […]

Biden to stay in hiding as long as possible

Joe Biden isn’t leaving his Delaware home for the campaign trail anytime soon. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is gearing up to step into the spotlight when he announces his vice presidential pick and accepts the party’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention this month. But don’t expect a dramatic shift from Biden away from […]

McConnell goes hands-off on coronavirus relief bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been careful to maintain his distance from the negotiations between White House officials and Democratic leaders on coronavirus relief legislation. McConnell’s decision not to participate directly in talks between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Democratic leaders has struck some colleagues as […]

RISE UP  Featured Articles

Here’s who could fill Kamala Harris’s Senate seat if she becomes VP

A Biden-Harris victory in November would shake up California politics, starting with a race to fill a vacant Senate seat. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala… READ MORE

US Postal Service officials push proposal to nearly triple cost of sending mail-in ballots: report

by IGOR DERYSH, Salon
August 11, 2020
AU.S. Postal Service (USPS) panel advanced a proposal that would increase states’ postage cost for… READ MORE

‘It’s going to be a rigged election’: Trump warns China and Russia will be ‘grabbing plenty’ of mail-in ballots

President Trump once again made his opposition to mass mail-in voting clear, saying involuntary absentee… READ MORE

OTHER NEWS  From Around The Country

Rep. Ilhan Omar Wins Congressional Primary

by Elena Moore, NPR
August 12, 2020
Ilhan Omar has won her primary, informally securing a hold on Minnesota’s historically Democratic-run 5th district, the Associated Press projects. After a high-profile first term in Congress, the freshman representative… READ MORE

Greene wants to be ‘worst nightmare’ of Democrats. She could also haunt Georgia GOP

ROME – Many top Georgia Republicans have watched with dread – but took little action… READ MORE

Black Lives Matter holds rally in Chicago to support those arrested after looting, unrest

by David Aaro | Fox News
August 11, 2020
Black Lives Matter members in Chicago held a rally on Monday to support the more… READ MORE

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says she will retire amid protests, City Council cuts

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best will step down, she has announced, in the wake of protests against police brutality, criticism… READ MORE

Three Battleground States Wouldn’t Say When We Can Expect Election Results. A Fourth Isn’t Sure.

Election officials in three battleground states wouldn’t say when the U.S. can expect the results from November’s presidential race, and… READ MORE

New York background checks for gun purchases spiked 121% in June: Report

FBI background checks for gun purchases in New York in June more than doubled from a year ago, according to… READ MORE

Tennessee Republicans battle to fill Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Election Day in pandemic times has arrived in Tennessee, where voters on Thursday will decide a heated… READ MORE

NEWS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

Mexico: Ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto accused of corruption and bribery

Prosecutors in Mexico have opened a corruption investigation against former President Enrique Peña Nieto. It comes after Emilio Lozoya, the… READ MORE

Putin says Russia has registered first coronavirus vaccine and daughter has taken it

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed his country has registered a coronavirus vaccine and noted that one of his daughters has… READ MORE

At Virtual Summit, World Leaders Pledge $298 Million In Aid To Lebanon

International leaders at a virtual summit Sunday pledged $298 million in aid to help Lebanon in the aftermath of the… READ MORE

Lebanese vent fury at leaders over blast as Macron visits

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanon’s leaders Thursday during a visit by French President Emmanuel… READ MORE

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