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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.

Spin Control: Wrapping up loose ends from Tuesday’s primary

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Candidates have to believe they can win and shouldn’t discard that faith until absolutely necessary. But neither should they tempt fate the way initiative entrepreneur turned would-be governor Tim Eyman did Tuesday night.

No hoopla: Virus upends Trump and Biden convention plans

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

At the last minute, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their parties' presidential nominations as the spread of the coronavirus adds fresh uncertainty to the campaign for the White House.

Trump considering giving convention speech from White House

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll probably deliver his Republican convention acceptance speech from the White House now that plans to hold the event in two battleground states have been foiled by coronavirus concerns and restrictions.

Biden won’t go to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual.