Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday proposed boosting manufacturing and innovation by spending $700 billion in his first four-year term to procure more American-made goods, and invest in research and development.
On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders sent Joe Biden and the DNC a 110 page documentary policy document. The document includes 14 pages of climate proposals. The recommendations still leave Biden and national Democrats with no plan to phase out U.S. fossil fuel production. Sanders attempt to "address fossil energy production were ... woefully insufficient.” Collin Rees, a campaigner with Oil Change International, told Earther.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a New York prosecutor can obtain President Donald Trump's financial records but prevented - at least for now - Democratic-led House of Representatives committees from getting similar documents. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Rapper and business mogul Kanye West has provided more details about his surprise bid for the presidency. In an interview with Forbes West said that he was OK taking Black voters from Democratic candidate Joe Biden. "To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy," West told Forbes. He said that though he no longer supports President Donald Trump, he would not run against him as a Republican.
[NFA] Data on the small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) seemed to confirm worries among Democrats and watchdog groups that in addition to mom-and-pop shops, the funds went to well-heeled and politically-connected companies. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Provincetown, Massachusetts, makes its living as a delightful summer tourist destination that attracts thousands. But now, HuffPost reports the city is struggling to balance its need to protect itself from becoming a novel coronavirus COVID-19 hotspot. On the one hand, business owners need to survive. Missing out on the summer season could mean bankruptcy. On the other hand, the LGBTQ-friendly town is known for its drag shows, beach party, and generally intimate atmosphere.
[NFA] Six former eBay Inc employees have been criminally charged with cyberstalking a Massachusetts couple who published an online newsletter viewed as critical of the e-commerce company, federal prosecutors in Boston said on Monday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a series of cases seeking to expand gun rights. According to Reuters, it rejected 10 different appeals challenging firearms restrictions violating the Second Amendment. One of those cases challenged assault weapons bans in Massachusetts and Cook County, Ill. Another challenged New Jersey law mandating people carrying handguns in public to show a special reason for doing so.
Rashida Tlaib is facing the fight for her political life. She is being challenged by Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the August 4th Primary for her House seat. Jones challenged Tlaib in 2018, losing to her by only 900 votes. In a survey of voting intentions, Jones received 34 percent and Tlaib 43 percent, with 23 percent undecided. Tlaib’s popularity in the district has dropped 28 percent in the 16 months since she took office.