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Sep 19, 2020

Everything at stake in the upcoming Supreme Court battle
Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a new conservative Supreme Court justice could could change the course of the U.S. judicial branch for decades to come.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 19, 2020

A Ginsburg replacement is 'worth the White House and Senate': Why, and how, Republicans will push through Trump's Supreme Court nominee
Now in control of both the White House and Senate, Republicans want badly to nominate and confirm a justice within a matter of weeks. And they are determined to do so.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 19, 2020

'RBG' director on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, legacy and 'Notorious' stardom
Julie Cohen, the director of the 2018 Oscar-nominated documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, says the late justice's legacy will carry far beyond the steps of the Supreme Court.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 19, 2020

The CIA sent a team of 4 operators on a spy mission targeting China. None came back.
In 2008, CIA operative Stephen Stanek faced a decision: cancel the operation he was running or go forward with it — as a hurricane barreled through the Philippines with a projection to veer north and miss his team's area of operation.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Who will Trump nominate to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Some possible contenders.
Hours after the announcement that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died Friday evening, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that if President Trump made a nomination, as he is expected to, McConnell would bring it up in the Senate, where Republicans have a 53-47 majority.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87: Obama, Bush, Clinton and others pay tribute to Supreme Court justice
Tributes and remembrances poured in across Washington on Friday night for the iconic liberal justice and champion for women's rights who died of complications from pancreatic cancer at 87.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

McConnell vows to move forward with replacing Ginsburg, but does he have the votes?
Mitch McConnell vowed to hold a vote on a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but the most important question is whether he has the votes to confirm a Supreme Court Justice only six weeks before the presidential election. 

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Trump says he was 'saddened' to hear news of Ginsburg's death
In an extraordinary moment following his rally in Minnesota on Friday night, the president appeared to be caught off guard when a reporter informed him of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Trump, caught off guard by news of Ginsburg's death, says he was 'saddened'
In an extraordinary moment following his rally in Minnesota on Friday night, the president appeared to be caught off guard when a reporter informed him of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

PHOTOS: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — A look back
Appointed to the high court in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg quickly became one of the most respected justices in history, one whose intelligence, incisive opinions and dissents on an increasingly conservative court made her a liberal and feminist icon.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal justice who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999, died Friday, the court announced in a statement.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

As Trump courts Black voters, critics see a 'depression campaign'
While the president's team touts its efforts to court a community that Republicans have long ignored, critics describe them as part of a cynical "depression campaign" designed to minimize Black American turnout.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

As Trump courts Black voters, critics see a 'depression strategy'
While the president's team touts its efforts to court a community that Republicans have long ignored, critics describe them as part of a cynical "depression strategy" designed to minimize Black American turnout.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

How Latino voters could swing the presidential election
Joe Biden's support among Latinos is lagging in a few crucial swing states, potentially opening a path for President Trump to pull off another electoral college win.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Court rulings in critical swing states make it easier to vote this November — but may delay results
A Michigan judge ruled Friday that if a mail-in ballot is postmarked by Nov. 2, the day before the election, election officials must count it if it arrives by the end of the day on Nov. 16.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Sources: Russian aggression against U.S. intelligence satellites sparks congressional briefing
Over recent days, officials from the U.S. Space Force and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence briefed congressional committees on an "uptick" in Russian military activity in space targeting U.S. defense and intelligence satellites.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Only 22% of Americans think the 2020 presidential election will be 'free and fair'
Both Republicans and Democrats harbor grave and growing doubts about whether the upcoming election will accurately reflect the will of the people. 

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

How to vote safely in a pandemic
Voting by mail This year, election and public health experts highly recommend voting by mail.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

The man behind Trump's campaign against 'critical race theory'
The programs Rufo targeted are intended to improve communication, defuse tensions and promote equal opportunities among co-workers of different races and ethnicities, and are analogous, or identical to, similar programs that have been a staple of corporate human relations departments for decades.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 18, 2020

Whose voters are 'hidden' in polling data? 'Shy' Biden voters may actually outnumber Trump's
Just 20 percent of Trump voters with mostly Biden-backing neighbors say those neighbors would be surprised by their support for Trump. Among Biden voters in Trump country, however, that number is 10 points higher (30 percent).

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

More women allege coerced hysterectomies at ICE center
The ICE detention center where alleged forced hysterectomies took place has a checkered history of inmate abuse claims. New victims of the prison gynecologist have come forward.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Inspired by LeBron James, Biden looks to engage Black men on issues — and rapper Jeezy approves
Former Vice President Joe Biden is hoping that barbershop conversations will equate to an increase in voter turnout for the Democratic presidential nominee among Black men in November.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Biden looks to engage Black men on issues — and rapper Jeezy approves
Former Vice President Joe Biden is hoping that barbershop conversations will equate to an increase in voter turnout for the Democratic presidential nominee among Black men in November.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Will Trump refuse to leave office? Woodward says 'anything is possible in Trumpworld'
In a wide-ranging interview on the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast Thursday, Woodward said the president's efforts to undermine the public's confidence in the election could result in his refusal to leave office.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Texas police officer charged in death of Pamela Turner, a Black woman whose killing was captured on video
A Texas police officer was indicted this week in the death of Pamela Turner, a Black woman who was killed outside her apartment more than a year ago.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Russia working to help reelect President Trump, FBI chief says
Russia is mounting "very active efforts" to interfere with the U.S. election to benefit President Trump, FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress Thursday.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

The secret, troubled history of the military's 'pain ray' weapon
NPR reported Wednesday that a senior military police officer had asked about the possibility of obtaining the nonlethal weapons to use against protesters near the White House in early June.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

As smoke lifts on California's coast, it lingers in Central Valley, where farmworkers have no refuge
Hazardous smoke from wildfires across the West is presenting the latest danger for the men and women who pick America's fruit and vegetable crops.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Woodward says Trump has 'lost his way, not just as a president but as a human being'
In a wide-ranging live interview on the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast Thursday, the "Rage" author said the president does not have the capacity "to assess what's real and what's unreal."

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows.' Scientists want to keep it that way.
Lockdowns and protective measures like the widespread wearing of face masks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have driven influenza infections to record lows, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

AP FACT CHECK: Biden distorts Trump's words on virus 'hoax'
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is presenting a distorted account of President Donald Trump's words on the coronavirus, wrongly suggesting Trump branded the virus a hoax. In fact, Trump pronounced Democratic criticism of his pandemic response a hoax. Biden tweeted a video mashup of Trump's rhetoric on the crisis, sampling the many times the president has underplayed the severity of the pandemic.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 17, 2020

Trump's belief that colleges are 'low risk' may overlook long-term COVID-19 complications
As President Trump continues to insist that college campuses are "low risk" environments for students, doctors and public health experts caution that coronavirus infection may carry long-term effects even for otherwise healthy young adults.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Trump on COVID vaccine: I know better than the head of CDC
President Trump said CDC Director Robert Redfield "made a mistake" about when a COVID-19 vaccine would be ready.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

How a Pennsylvania law could delay presidential election results for days or even weeks
If Pennsylvania has a repeat performance of its primary, America is in trouble. Election results in Pennsylvania's June 2 primary took weeks to be announced. But state officials told Yahoo News they're confident that results won't take as long to be announced in the fall election.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
San Francisco may soon become the first major American city to lower its voting age to 16. Should the rest of the country follow suit?

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Scientists protest as Trump picks climate change skeptic for key NOAA post
President Trump has tapped a climate skeptic to help run the federal agency charged with overseeing the government's research on climate change.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Trump appointees not influencing coronavirus science, CDC chief promises
Testifying before Congress on Wednesday, Dr. Robert Redfield strongly disputed that the CDC's scientific research has been influenced by political appointees attempting to bring those findings in line with President Trump's views.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

CDC chief says masks better at stopping coronavirus than a vaccine
"This face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine," Redfield said, referring to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. "if I don't get an immune response, the vaccine's not going to protect me. This face mask will."

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

LIVE: Bob Woodward join Yahoo News' 'Skullduggery' podcast for an in-depth interview about his new Trump book
Tune in here on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Woodward to join Yahoo News' 'Skullduggery' podcast for an in-depth interview about his new Trump book
Tune in here on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Woodward to join Yahoo News' Skullduggery podcast for an in-depth interview about his new Trump book
Tune in here on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 16, 2020

Woodward joins Yahoo News' 'Skullduggery' podcast for an in-depth interview about his new Trump book
The author and investigative journalist sat down with the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast for a wide-ranging discussion conversation about "Rage," his new book on the Trump presidency.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Can coronavirus vaccine mistrust be overcome?
A large number of Americans say they won't feel safe taking a vaccine for coronavirus once one is available. Can their lack of trust be fixed or will vaccine skepticism make herd immunity impossible?

Yahoo Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Breonna Taylor's mother reaches $12M settlement, police reform agreement with Louisville
The family of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot and killed by police in her Louisville, Ky., apartment earlier this year, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the city for $12 million that includes an agreement to implement a number of police reforms.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Wildfire smoke reaches the East Coast — while still smothering the Northwest
For weeks, residents up and down the West Coast have been checking forecasts to find out when the suffocating, hazardous wildfire smoke will shift and allow them to once again open their doors and windows.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Police called to home of boy with toy gun in virtual class: 'I could have been burying my son today,' mom says
A Black seventh grader from Colorado had the police called to his house for playing with a toy gun during virtual art class. His mom, Dani Elliott, believes that if anyone did anything wrong, it was the school.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Michael Caputo was brought in to streamline coronavirus messaging. He has fostered chaos instead.
A disciple of Nixonian "dirty trickster" Roger Stone, Caputo has worked for Oliver North, Russian energy giant Gazprom and, most recently, Trump, joining his presidential campaign back when few were taking that campaign seriously. 

Yahoo Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Scientific American backs Biden in its 1st presidential endorsement
The magazine on Tuesday announced the first presidential endorsement in its 175-year history. Its editors said they felt "compelled" to do so because President Trump's rejection of science has cost tens of thousands of American lives.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Joe Biden's Latino problem goes beyond Florida
Joe Biden is heading to Florida on Tuesday amid worries about his campaign's Latino outreach operation. Recent polls there have seen Biden's lead dwindle to just about 1 percent, in large part due to soft support among Latinos.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Biden foreign policy adviser hails Trump for forging Israel-UAE deal
A top adviser to Joe Biden applauded the Trump administration's role in helping to broker the new peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Scrutiny of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy intensifies
Scrutiny of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy intensified on Monday amid new reports alleging improper business dealings and persistent charges that the longtime Republican donor is subverting postal operations in order to make mail-in voting difficult in November's presidential election. 

Yahoo Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Poll: Number of Americans willing to get a vaccination falls as fears mount that Trump is putting politics before safety
The latest Yahoo News/YouGov poll reveals that less than a third of Americans (32 percent) say they plan to get vaccinated, a stunning 23-point decline that reflects rising concern about the politicization of the vaccine process.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Poll: Number of Americans willing to get COVID-19 vaccine falls to new low amid fears Trump is putting politics before safety
The latest Yahoo News/YouGov poll reveals that less than a third of Americans (32 percent) say they plan to get vaccinated, a stunning 23-point decline that reflects rising concern about the politicization of the vaccine process.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 14, 2020

As fires ravage California, Trump gives his climate-change solution: 'It'll start getting cooler'
California Gov. Gavin Newsom unsuccessfully pressed President Donald Trump on Monday to acknowledge that climate change is making wildfires worse across much of the West Coast.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 14, 2020

In U.S. elections, it's winner take all — and Blacks are the losers
Why not just let the American people choose our president directly, instead of relying on some clumsy work-around to the Constitution known as the Electoral College?  

Yahoo Politics
Sep 14, 2020

Live event: 'Count us in: The census, the election and the Latinx community'
Tune in here on Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. ET for "Count us in," a lively 40-minute discussion aimed at inspiring and informing the Latinx community to stand up and be counted — in the U.S. census and in the presidential election.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 13, 2020

Secretive Pentagon research program looks to replace human hackers with AI
The Joint Operations Center inside Fort Meade in Maryland is the nerve center for both the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency as they do cyber battle.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 12, 2020

Fallout from Trump's coronavirus admissions
President Trump told journalist Bob Woodward that he was deliberately downplaying the risks of the coronavirus in the early months of the pandemic. What impact will these statements have?

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Trump falls 10 points behind Biden amid reports he misled Americans about COVID-19 and disparaged U.S. soldiers
Donald Trump has fallen further behind Joe Biden following bombshell reports that the president knowingly misled Americans about the dangers of COVID-19 and privately disparaged dead U.S. soldiers as "suckers" and "losers," according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. 

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Bin Laden raid commander, ex-top CIA official warn U.S. pullout would allow Taliban to retake Afghanistan
Two of the most senior officials involved in planning the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden warned Thursday that a U.S. pullout from Afghanistan would result in a Taliban takeover within a year.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Attorneys for George Floyd's family refute claims he died from drug overdose: 'America saw what happened'
Attorneys for George Floyd's family on Friday refuted defense claims that Floyd died of complications stemming from a drug overdose while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers in May.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Children transmit the coronavirus, Utah study suggests, but don't get sick themselves
The new findings could help shape the debate about how to reopen schools safely as the coronavirus continues to sicken thousands and kill hundreds daily.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

On 9/11, the Trump and Biden campaigns pause to remember terror victims
For at least a few hours Friday, the 2020 presidential race was put on pause to honor 9/11 victims on the 19th anniversary of the terror attacks.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Whistleblower's lawyer says his client was demoted at Homeland Security Dept. for political reasons
Mark Zaid said Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Brian Murphy was told he was being demoted because it would help acting Secretary Chad Wolf politically.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Biden campaign jumps on Woodward interview to pin COVID deaths on Trump's 'playing it down'
As the revelations by journalist Bob Woodward of how President Trump misled the American people about the severity of the coronavirus reverberated this week, the Biden campaign did its best to keep the story alive with scathing digital advertising.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Wildfires closing in on Portland suburbs force massive evacuations
Dozens of wildfires in Oregon have forced the evacuation of 500,000-plus residents, prompting Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to declare a state of emergency.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

The killing of Elijah McClain and the silent crisis of racism in suburban policing
Suburban policing accounts for a disproportionate amount of violence against people of color, with officers rarely punished.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

New York speeds to open restaurants for indoor dining despite scientists' concerns over COVID-19 spread
"I am concerned about indoor dining, even at 25% capacity," says Linsey Marr, a leading aerosol scientist at Virginia Tech who was not involved in the new CDC study. "Restaurants are the worst of all situations," she says, because people don't wear face masks while eating and drinking. They also tend to talk loudly, which is associated with increased pathogenic spread. 

Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Red lights flash as New York speeds to open restaurants for indoor dining


Yahoo Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Katie Porter, AOC among House freshmen making their mark by grilling witnesses
Those tuning in to high-profile House hearings often find them most interesting toward the end, when junior representatives start asking questions.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

Judge orders testimony from Saudi officials in suit over involvement in 9/11 attacks
On the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a federal judge directed the Saudi Arabian government to make as many as 24 current and former officials available for depositions about their possible knowledge of events leading up to the airplane attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

Californians hold their breath, waiting for relief from worst-ever fire season
For the fourth straight year, fire season, as it is called in California, has millions of residents in the nation's most populous state on edge.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

Trump claims military leaders fight wars to help companies, but his administration has promoted industry interests
President Trump's swipe at military leaders for being beholden to the defense industry came from a commander in chief who has demonstrated a marked preference for appointing defense industry executives to senior Pentagon positions.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

Historian Eddie Glaude's new book on James Baldwin and racism calls on America to 'Begin Again'
"Part of the reason why I wrote the book is that I was grappling with my own despair and disillusionment" after the election of Donald Trump, Eddie Glaude said in an interview on "The Long Game," a Yahoo News podcast.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

2 Black Senate hopefuls look to make history in the South — and fix health care while they're at it
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins from Louisiana and Jaime Harrison from South Carolina envision a "new South" to address issues they say have been largely ignored by their longtime incumbent opponents.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

2 Black Senate hopefuls look to make history in the South — and fix healthcare while they're at it
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins from Louisiana and Jaime Harrison from South Carolina envision a "new South" to address issues they say have been largely ignored by their longtime incumbent opponents.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

Trump says he sought to avoid 'panic' over COVID-19, but fearmongering is central to his campaign
The president said he downplayed the threat of the coronavirus because he never wants to "create panic." But his administration, campaign and Twitter feed stir it at seemingly every turn.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

Post-COVID heart damage alarms researchers: 'There was a black hole' in infected cells
While more studies are needed, researchers and doctors throughout the country are warning of a likely connection between COVID-19 and a serious heart condition.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

FBI warns of increasing extremist threats to the 2020 elections
The FBI is warning police nationwide to expect an increase in election-related threats — and, potentially, violent attacks — from domestic extremists, according to a recent bulletin reviewed by Yahoo News.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 10, 2020

The letter that shook Twitter's world
What would President Trump have to do to get banned from Twitter? This episode of Yahoo News' "Conspiracyland" examines that question in the context of Trump pushing painful conspiracies about a former aide to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

Bolton responds to Woodward book, says Trump's decision to downplay virus 'almost certainly' cost lives
Former Trump national security adviser John Bolton believes that the president's failure to level with Americans about the gravity of the coronavirus is emblematic of his tendency to make decisions solely on what "will affect him politically.".

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

A new COVID-19 forecast predicts more than 400,000 deaths by the end of 2020. Will the fall wave really be that big?
Experts have long feared that colder weather and other factors could create a fall wave of the coronavirus with the potential to dwarf previous peaks — and America's most prominent COVID-19 modelers are projecting just that. So is it time to freak out about the fall? Maybe not just yet.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

DHS whistleblower: Intelligence on Russian election interference withheld because it made Trump 'look bad'
A whistleblower has alleged that President Trump's acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary ordered him to hold back intelligence on Russian election interference because it "made the President look bad."

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

Touting Operation Legend, Barr says 'crime is down' in Chicago. But murders are up.
Attorney General William Barr says crime is down in Chicago and Operation Legend is restoring order to the city. The data, however, shows there may not be much to celebrate.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

Trump explains why he downplayed coronavirus risks to the American public
President Trump on Wednesday acknowledged that he misled the American public about the threat of COVID-19 earlier this year in order to "reduce panic" about a virus that has so far killed nearly 200,000 people in the U.S.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

Biden slams Trump over Woodward book revelations, says president 'failed to do his job on purpose'
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden responded to a series of bombshell revelations about President Trump on Wednesday, saying that audiotapes recorded by veteran journalist Bob Woodward showed Trump "failed to do his job on purpose."

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

Exclusive: White House orders end to COVID-19 airport screenings for international travelers
The screening operations have been held at select airports since January.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

Battleground states not ready for presidential election, House Democrats warn
WASHINGTON--Key battleground states "face the risk of serious problems" in the Nov. 3 presidential election, House Democrats warned on Wednesday. The warning comes ahead of a House hearing on electoral integrity, and amid worries of how millions will vote across the nation in the midst of the pandemic. The new report, from the coronavirus subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee, examined election preparedness in Texas, Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

Former Republican Gov. Tom Ridge urges Pennsylvania to speed up mail vote counting
The former Republican governor of Pennsylvania on Wednesday called on that state's legislature to make a small change to how mail-in ballots are counted that could make a huge difference in how quickly election results are reported in November. Ridge, along with former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, sent an open letter to the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania legislature asking them to allow election clerks to prepare mail ballots for counting before Election Day.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 09, 2020

How Trump's feud with Scarborough led the president to push unfounded claims of murder
President Trump and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough have had a tumultuous relationship that ultimately became one of the bitterest feuds of the Trump presidency — a clash that is examined in detail in this episode of Yahoo News' "Conspiracyland."

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

Trump: Kamala Harris 'could never be your first woman president'
Entering the home stretch of his reelection campaign, President Trump told supporters in North Carolina Tuesday that Democrat Kamala Harris "could never be your first woman president."

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

What Portland and Kenosha say about the return of political violence in America
As recent authoritarian transformations in other countries have shown, there is a route to power through encouraging politicized violence.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

Army chief disputes Trump claim that military leaders want to fight wars
Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville pushed back on President Trump's assertion that senior military leaders are eager to fight wars to benefit defense contractors.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

Trump, cheerleader in chief for drilling and fracking, proclaims himself 'the great environmentalist'
President Trump traveled to Florida on Tuesday and pitched himself as a strong defender of the environment.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

Rochester police chief and deputies retire over handling of Daniel Prude death
Chief La'Ron Singletary announced his retirement Tuesday after scrutiny over the death of a Black man in police custody.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

Republican-controlled Senate committee may still get election security briefing
While the White House recently said Congress's intelligence oversight committees would no longer be personally briefed on foreign threats to elections, it seems the Senate may still get direct access to intelligence officials.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

Sturgis motorcycle rally spread coronavirus across the nation, leading to $12 billion in health care costs
A month after 460,000 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on Sturgis, S.D., researchers have found that thousands have been sickened across the nation, leading them to brand the rally a "superspreader" event that will involve more than $12 billion in health care costs.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

Sturgis motorcycle rally was a 'superspreader event'
A month after 460,000 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on Sturgis, S.D., researchers have found that thousands have been sickened across the nation, leading them to brand the rally a "superspreader" event that will involve more than $12 billion in health care costs.

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

Trump and the military: Will the allegations hurt him?
An explosive report accused President Trump of making repeated disparaging remarks about members of the U.S. military. Will the allegations hurt his reelection chances?

Yahoo Politics
Sep 08, 2020

Husband of Scarborough aide who died in 2001 speaks out about Trump's conspiracy tweets: 'It's just inhuman'
The widower of a former aide to Joe Scarborough said the conspiracy theories about the death of his wife have caused the family pain and anguish.

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