Politics

Steve August 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s majority. […]

Steve August 14, 2020

The National Association of Letter Carriers, a 300,000-strong union of active and retired postal carriers, on Friday threw its support behind presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris in the November election. The group’s endorsement comes at a critical juncture for the U.S. Postal Service. The agency has been begging for […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Animation by Luis Yordan FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver walks us through the 2020 Presidential Election Forecast. Learn how to navigate the new model — and find out what to keep an eye on as Election Day approaches. Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight. @natesilver538 Tony Chow is a video producer […]

Steve August 14, 2020

The Democratic National Convention is going fully virtual this year. Rather than days of full programming, the convention will be condensed into two hours of televised speeches spread out from Monday, August 17, to Thursday, August 20. Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to accept his party’s nomination on Thursday night from his home […]

Steve August 14, 2020

On May 1, 2020, the Virginia Office of the State Inspector General formally notified the Secretary of Commerce and Trade of improper financial dealings between the Virginia Israel Advisory Board’s vice chairman and the executive director of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. According to the notification, the action was initiated following a whistleblower complaint to […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Seventy-five years ago, on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on a second Japanese city, Nagasaki. Experts estimate that more than 200,000 people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands were injured or exposed and survived. Generations later, […]

Steve August 14, 2020

“HUGE breakthrough today,” crowed Tweety McTreason on twitter as he announced the new peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deal makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state and the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan, to have diplomatic ties with Israel. But the new Israel-UAE partnership should fool […]

Steve August 14, 2020

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Steve August 14, 2020

Doug Mainwaring declares that “both COVID-19 and homosexuality have been oversold to the American public. The consequences have proven to be staggering.” Rick Wiles is now convinced that the explosion that rocked Beirut, Lebanon, earlier this month was a nuclear bomb. It wasn’t. Ann Vandersteel did an emergency breaking news report last night claiming that […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Now we know why Tweety McTreason said that Florida’s mail-in voting is ‘beautiful’ while continually attacking the entire concept of absentee voting for the rest of us. Tweety McTreason, whose campaign has tried to thwart mail-in voting, has requested an absentee ballot that will allow him to cast a Florida primary ballot via the U.S. […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the U.S. Senate for the rest of August on Thursday after failing to come anywhere close to approving another Covid-19 relief package, leaving tens of millions of out-of-work, hungry, and eviction-prone Americans without additional financial aid as the pandemic and economic crisis continue with no end in sight. “During […]