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DeJoy says Trump attacks on mail-in ballots ‘not helpful’

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Monday that he has warned allies of President Donald Trump that the president’s repeated attacks on mail-in ballots are “not helpful,” but denied that recent changes at the Postal Service are linked to the November elections.

Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway to leave White House

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month.

Stevens County commissioner candidates wonder how lawsuit might influence November election

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

Two candidates expressed uncertainty about the path to the November general election, only 10 weeks away. While the county prosecutor asserts that all three commissioners have been legally ejected from office after a judge's ruling, county and state officials are mulling whether the local Republican Party and the governor must start a process to appoint short-term replacements.

In Obama, Dems see a bridge between Biden and young voters

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Since leaving the White House nearly four years ago, former President Barack Obama has repeatedly called for a new generation of political leaders to step up. On Wednesday, he’ll implore Americans to vote for Joe Biden, a 77-year-old who has been on the national political stage for more than four decades.

Trump, Pence campaign events signal lax approach to virus

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Sitting and standing shoulder to shoulder, some without face masks, hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump jammed into an airplane hangar for an Arizona campaign event this week, ignoring the advice of Trump's own health experts.

Democrats make it official, nominate Biden to take on Trump

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020

Michelle Obama delivered a passionate condemnation of President Donald Trump during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, declaring him “in over his head” and warning that the nation's mounting crises would only get worse if he's reelected over Joe Biden.

Cindy McCain video on Joe Biden to air at DNC

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020

Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close friendship with her late husband, Republican Sen. John McCain.

Amid outcry, postmaster general to testify before House

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Facing a public backlash over mail delays, the Trump administration scrambled to respond Monday as the House prepared an emergency vote to halt delivery interruptions and service changes that Democrats warned could imperil the November election.

Major U.S. postal workers union endorses Biden for president

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 14, 2020

A major union representing U.S. postal workers has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president, a move that comes as President Donald Trump has acknowledged starving the postal service of money in order to make it more difficult to vote by mail in November's election.

Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

Senators seek clarity on Postal Service’s treatment of election mail

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Amid growing concern about the impact of changes at the U.S. Postal Service on Americans’ ability to vote by mail, Democratic senators on Wednesday called on the agency’s chief to clarify how it will handle ballots and other election-related mail.

QAnon-supporting candidate unrepentant despite GOP criticism

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2020

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted support for congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory who’s been criticized for racist comments, following her Republican primary victory in Georgia.

Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 10, 2020

The future of Puerto Rico's botched primaries rested in the hands of the island's Supreme Court as answers trickled out Monday on why voting centers lacked ballots and forced officials to reschedule part of the primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy.