House Approves Pro-Union Bill Despite Dim Senate Odds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House approved legislation that would invigorate workers’ unions, following decades of court defeats and legislative setbacks that have kneecapped the labor movement’s once formidable ability to organize. The measure, which union leaders and labor allies have presented as a cure for decades of working-class wage stagnation, was approved Tuesday on […]

George P. Shultz, Reagan’s Longtime Secretary Of State, Dies At 100

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a titan of American academia, business and diplomacy who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, has died. He was 100. Schultz died Saturday at his home […]

Ohio Legislator Who Questioned Black Hygiene To Lead Health Panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican lawmaker and doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting the coronavirus because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism from Black lawmakers after his appointment to lead the state Senate Health Committee. “Could it just be that African Americans – or the colored population […]

Angry Gov. Cuomo Calls For Ban On U.K. Flights As Dangerous COVID-19 Variant Surges

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Trump administration Sunday to enact a ban on travel from the U.K. or require mandatory testing as a new, significantly more dangerous strain of the coronavirus emerges there. The new variant in the U.K. could be “up to 70% more transmissible” than the current version, Britain’s Prime […]

Bernie Sanders And Josh Hawley Join Forces To Push For More Stimulus Checks

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) teamed up on Thursday to introduce an amendment that would provide another round of direct payments to Americans as lawmakers struggle to reach a deal on another coronavirus relief package.   The political odd couple ― one a leader of the progressive movement and the other a staunch […]

Biden Filling Top White House Team With Campaign Veterans

ATLANTA (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced a raft of top White House staff positions on Tuesday, drawing from the senior ranks of his campaign and some of his closest confidants to fill out an increasingly diverse White House leadership team. Biden confirmed that former campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon will serve as a deputy […]

GA Poll Worker In Hiding After False Fraud Claims Surface Online

ATLANTA (AP) — With all eyes on Georgia’s razor-thin presidential vote margin, falsehoods are swirling on social media about supposed ballot counting irregularities there. Among the most widely shared examples is a video that has racked up millions of views on Twitter. It claims to show a poll worker crumpling up an absentee ballot. As […]

Election Officials Look To Bypass Postal Service With Ballot Drop Boxes

PHOENIX (AP) — With the Trump administration openly trying to undermine mail-in voting this fall, some election officials around the country are hoping to bypass the Postal Service by installing lots of ballot drop boxes in libraries, community centers and other public places. Such boxes have been used with success for several years in states […]