Steve August 13, 2020

Speaking during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network, President Tweety McTreason explained he opposes Democrats’ calls to fund the United States Postal Service (USPS) to slow down mail-in voting in this year’s election. “Now they need that money in order to make the post office work, so it can take all of […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attendances at A&E in England were 30% lower last month than in July 2019 The number of patients admitted for routine treatment in hospitals in England was down 67% in June compared with the same time last year, NHS figures show. The number of people going to accident and […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Sen. Kamala Harris Reprinted with permission from Alternet In their first event together as running mates, Sen. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden delivered speeches in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday evening to introduce their joint campaign. Biden spoke first, lauding Harris and emphasizing their personal connection. He noted that Harris and his late son, Beau Biden, […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Home » Fact Check » The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/13/2020 The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact-checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Disclaimer: We […]

Steve August 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday criticized President Tweety McTreason’s opposition to voting by mail, calling it a “contradiction” and saying his position on U.S. Postal Service funding is harmful to Americans who rely on the agency for services beyond voting. “The president’s family was all out in California urging absentee ballot during […]

Steve August 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — While many Democrats have been jubilant that Kamala Harris could be the first-ever Black and Asian-American vice president, progressive activists have been more wary of her, expressing mixed feelings about the woman selected by Joe Biden. Reaction from foot soldiers of the progressive movement ranged from outright disenchantment that Biden didn’t pick one […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages — labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election. It’s the social network’s latest step to to combat election-related misinformation on its platform as the Nov. 3 election nears — one in which many voters […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear pleaded with schools on Wednesday not to defy his order to delay in-person instruction until Sept. 28 as coronavirus cases in the state continue to climb. While announcing the state’s highest single-day total of new COVID-19 cases in a press conference, Beshear said he doesn’t “believe that we gamble or experiment […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Over 20 million Americans could be evicted by the end of September due to the current economic crisis, with 30 to 40 million facing eviction by December. Somewhere in the middle, one of the most highly anticipated presidential elections in recent history will take place.  That eviction crisis could make it harder for people to […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Even before the coronavirus crisis, parents struggled to find quality care for their youngest children. A recent CAP report estimated that roughly one licensed child care slot exists for every four children under the age of 3. Several states have responded to this shortage with efforts to increase access to affordable, quality child care for […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day marks the day in the current year when Black women finally catch up to the earnings that white men received over the course of the prior year. In 2020, Black women had to work seven-and-a-half months beyond 2019—until August 13—to earn what their white male counterparts earned in 2019. The […]

Steve August 13, 2020

An election year in the FiveThirtyEight newsroom is unlike any other year. We started off by launching our Democratic primary forecast in January, and once Joe Biden had effectively clinched the nomination in April, we were ready to hit the gas on our general election forecast. But 2020 has its own agenda: a global pandemic, […]

Steve August 13, 2020

Arsenal beat Chelsea in the final to win the 2019-20 FA Cup There will be no FA Cup replays during the 2020-21 season to “ease pressure” on the football calendar. The competition will start with the extra preliminary around on 1 September and the final is due to be played at Wembley Stadium on 15 […]

Steve August 13, 2020

A trial of the English coronavirus app is getting under way. It will be limited to residents in the Isle of Wight, the London Borough of Newham and NHS volunteer responders to begin with. The app will be available in Apple and Google’s online stores, but users will need to enter a code to activate […]