CNN says the US intelligence community's top election security official has made an interesting remark... ...That China "prefers" an outcome where President Donald Trump is not reelected in November. He also said Russia is working to denigrate former Vice President Joe Biden's White House bid.
Business Insider reports that Sen. Amy Klobuchar has withdrawn from the running to be former Vice President Joe Biden's vice president. On Thursday, she spoke to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell. She said Biden should choose a woman of color as his running mate instead. "This is a historic moment.I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket." Klobuchar's decision comes after weeks of protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Here are some of the nearly dozen candidates who are likely under consideration, as former Vice President Joe Biden faces fresh calls to choose a black woman as his running mate. Lisa Bernhard reports.
[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told his supporters in Texas that his administration "ended" an Obama-era rule intended to combat discriminatory housing practices and segregation in suburbs. Gavino Garay has more.
[NFA] Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is facing pressure from contending groups inside his party as he prepares to interview a shortlist of women for the most important hire of his political career: his running mate. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Joe Biden has not selected a vice president for his 2020 campaign. He pledged to chose a woman for his ticket. Elizabeth Warren is campaigning hard to be Biden's running mate. But, a new poll of Democratic voters could be bad news for the senator. According to Fox News 19% found her to be a “not acceptable” choice, the highest negative rating of any of the 11 candidates listed. Her negative views rose among white voters.
Elizabeth Warren wants to be Joe Biden Vice President pick. She's shamelessly campaigning for the spot while the country is struggling with a race war, record unemployment, and a global health crisis. More than 100 liberal activists and celebrities sent a letter to Joe Biden, urging him to choose Warren as his VP. They argued that she would be the best running mate pick to unite the party.
Reuters US stocks closed down on Tuesday as investors mulled Senate Republicans' coronavirus stimulus package and a slew of earnings reports. The GOP continued negotiations on its initial fiscal relief plan throughout the day. The $1 trillion package includes another round of $1,200 payments and additional funds for small-business loans. Experts expect a long negotiation period as Republicans and Democrats spar over their respective proposals.
Congressional Democrats offered to reduce a proposed coronavirus aid package by $1 trillion if Republicans would add a trillion to their counter-offer, but President Donald Trump's negotiators turned them down on Friday as more talks ended without a deal.
Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams in a Reuters interview Tuesday warned the announced winner of the November 3 U.S. presidential election could be delayed as the pandemic forces many to vote-by-mail instead of traditional in-person voting.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of professional poker player Susie Zhao. Newser reports Zhao's body was found badly burned on July 13th, near the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area outside Detroit. She had raked in more than $152,000 as a professional player and was said to be good at paying her debts. Police in White Lake Township, Michigan, took a 60-year-old Pontiac man into custody after pulling him over near the I-275 and Michigan Avenue.
The great state of Michigan has been notorious for its eye-wateringly high car insurance rates. But that's about to change in July, when a new law will drop the requirement for expensive unlimited personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Shopping around for car insurance or dropping the coverage could help Michigan drivers save at least $120 per year, per car. But according to Business Insider, you don't have to live in Michigan to get a break on your car insurance rate.
Rashida Tlaib is on the verge of losing her seat in the House of Representatives. Tlaib represents Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. She won it in 2018 after Rep. John Conyers retired. In 2018 Tlaib defeated Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones by 1 point. Now the two are facing off in the August 4th primary. Slate reports that Jones is set to annihilate Tlaib tat the ballot box. Last cycle, Tlaib and Jones were on the ballot with four other candidates.
Reopened schools in Georgia’s Paulding and Cherokee counties drew negative attention this week. Viral photos showed students packing hallways with little regard for social distancing or mask-wearing. The most prominent images were taken on Tuesday by a 10th grade student, reports HuffPost. The student posted them on social media and described the hallway situation as severely jammed. Other viral images showed students standing in close proximity for senior photos with no masks.
[NFA] Teachers from dozens of school districts nationwide protested plans by some governors to resume in-class instruction, saying it threatens the safety of students, their families and educators. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.