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Democrats are ignoring a big opportunity to increase citizen turnout and take on the Trump machine

The anxiety over changes and irregularities with the United States Postal Service (USPS) in August finally spilled over. A functioning postal service undergirds many of our society's most basic functions, so there was no shortage of reasons to be alarmed. However, one concern—the threat to November's election—overwhelmingly rose to the top. And the public outcry…

Why Our Projection States Democrats Are A Little Preferred To Win The Senate

In this episode of Model Talk, Nate Silver and Galen Druke introduce our 2020 Senate forecast — and answer some listener questions. Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter. @galendruke Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight. @natesilver538

Democrats Are Small Favorites To Take Back The Senate

Democrats are slight favorites to regain control of the Senate, according to the FiveThirtyEight Senate forecast, which launched today. But the map is wide open, with at least a dozen competitive races — none of which are certain pickups for Democrats — including some states where Democrats are playing defense. In fact, while it’s possible…

Democrats Are Taking Their Case Versus Donald Trump To Black Newspapers In Battlefield States

The Democratic National Committee is launching a new advertising push against President Donald Trump in five newspapers that serve Black communities in battleground states, part of a concerted effort to ensure Black voters turn out in large numbers in states that could sway the presidential race.“What do we have to lose?” reads the ad’s white…

Republicans, Democrats scramble to make last-minute arrangements for conventions

Joe Biden will no longer travel to Milwaukee later this month to accept the Democratic nomination for president due to coronavirus concerns, and President Trump announced he may deliver his speech accepting the GOP nomination from the White House.Aug. 5, 2020

Home Democrats demand IG probe of Pompeo’s widely denounced RNC speech from Jerusalem

A pair of top Democrats in the U.S. House on Friday called for the U.S. State Department's Office of Inspector General to immediately launch an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision to deliver a speech to the Republican National Convention last week from a rooftop in Jerusalem while he was there on official…

Democrats in Congress today present PROSPER agenda

Democrats on Capitol Hill this week introduced the new THRIVE agenda in hopes of laying the groundwork to battle issues like climate change, COVID-19 and racial injustice. Lana Zak spoke with Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas about the new plan.

Brooks: Democrats Have Tried to ‘Get the Concern’ on COVID Relief Rather Than Solve Problem

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that Republicans have incorrectly treated coronavirus relief “as a normal fiscal circumstance, where it’s important to save money and be fiscally responsible” and Democrats “have played this more politically, compromised less, tried to get the issue more than solve the problem.” Brooks said, “I think, on…

Democrats call on telcos to lift overage costs for trainees

A group of Democratic senators is calling on the telecom industry to lift their limits and fees associated with heightened broadband use for students in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a letter addressed to the CEOs of telecom companies including AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and T-Mobile Friday, senators like Mark Warner (D-VA), Elizabeth Warren…

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ “skinny” stimulus bill

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked Republicans' efforts to pass a slimmed down $500 billion coronavirus relief bill. Why it matters: The bill was always going to be dead on arrival. Instead, the legislation was seen widely as a political maneuver to put Democrats, who passed their $3 trillion HEROES Act in May, on defense. Republicans…

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Where Trump and Biden Base On Diplomacy

This article is part of a Wall Street Journal guide comparing President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on issues from climate change to health care and jobs. WASHINGTON—President Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden have profound differences in key areas of U.S. foreign policy, but hold similar views about some major goals,…

Shinzo Abe Checks Out Tokyo War Shrine Linked to Militarist Past

TOKYO—Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday visited a Tokyo shrine linked to Japan’s militarist past, waiting only three days after his departure from office to resume a longstanding practice that had angered Asian neighbors. Mr. Abe visited the Yasukuni Shrine on Dec. 26, 2013, a year after taking office, prompting a rare rift…

Trump States Kuwait, Other Countries Ready to Join Middle East Offer

WASHINGTON—President Trump met briefly on Friday with the Kuwaiti ruler’s son and afterward said the small Gulf Arab state would soon become the next country to normalize relations with Israel. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti emir’s eldest son, didn’t speak to reporters, and the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington didn’t immediately respond to a request…

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¿Regalo para Florida? Trump aprobaría pronto importación de medicamentos de Canadá

A pesar de las objeciones de las farmacéuticas, se espera que la administración Trump finalice, en pocas semanas, el plan que permitiría a los estados importar de Canadá algunos medicamentos de venta bajo receta. Seis estados —Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New México y Vermont— tienen leyes que les permiten solicitar la aprobación federal para…

Cory Gardner’s Costs Has as Much to Do With Politics as Preexisting Conditions

Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican running in a tight race for reelection in Colorado, says he wants to protect people with medical conditions. In a mid-September tweet released by his campaign, he promoted legislation he introduced in August that he says will do just that. “People like my mother who battle chronic diseases are heroes,”…

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: It’s Scandal Week

September 17, 2020 We encourage organizations to republish our content, free of charge. Here’s what we ask: You must credit us as the original publisher, with a hyperlink to our khn.org site. If possible, please include the original author(s) and “Kaiser Health News” in the byline. Please preserve the hyperlinks in the story. It’s important…