Virginia police are investigating white supremacist flyers that are appearing in local resident mailboxes across the state.
Virginia police are investigating white supremacist flyers that are appearing in local resident mailboxes across the state.
Joe Biden has opened up his biggest poll lead over Donald Trump since securing the nomination, with a new nationwide survey showing him with a 15-point advantage in the race for the White House.Registered voters back the former vice president over the incumbent 52 - 37 per cent, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released on Wednesday. The same poll one month ago gave Mr Biden a lead of eight points, 49 - 41 per cent.
Several New York City police officers were attacked and injured Wednesday as pro-police and anti-police protesters clashed on the Brooklyn Bridge, police said. The confrontation happened hours before Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a series of police accountability measures inspired by the killings of George Floyd, Eric Garner and other Black people. At least four officers were hurt, including Chief of Department Terence Monahan, and 37 people were arrested, police said.
Police said earlier this week that the death of Fahim Saleh, 33, was a homicide but have given few other details. Security camera video showed Saleh in the apartment building’s elevator with a man in a dark suit, mask and gloves, the media reports said. Video showed the masked man following Saleh into the apartment, where a struggle began.
By the end of September, more than 577,000 renters could be at risk of eviction in Arizona, the Aspen Institute found.
Three Philadelphia women who were mad about a flight delay were arrested at Fort Lauderdale Airport after kicking and throwing items at Spirit staff.
People raised more than $100,000 for Lenin Gutierrez, a Starbucks barista who was shamed by Amber Gilles for trying to enforce a face-mask rule.
The fresh push comes despite increasing warnings from Republican strategists that the message stands to backfire in several ways.
A U.S. judge sentenced a former Honolulu police officer Wednesday to four years in prison for forcing a homeless man to lick a public urinal, telling him to imagine someone doing that to his two young daughters. The homeless man was just as defenseless and powerless as the children of defendant John Rabago, U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi said. “You took from him his only possession: his dignity as a human being,” Kobayashi said.
With fewer than four months to Election Day, Democrats in the nation’s most competitive Senate contests are crushing their Republican opposition in the money race.Quarterly financial reports filed on Wednesday show that in the most competitive Senate contests in the country, Democratic candidates outraised Republicans in all but two. Two candidates, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Texas Democrat MJ Hegar, had not filed their reports shortly before midnight on Thursday.In the 13 races where The Daily Beast was able to examine finances for both parties’ candidates—contests in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Iowa, Montana, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Alaska, and two in Georgia—the Democratic candidates raised a combined $83.6 million to Republicans’ $64.8 million.In 11 of those 13 Senate races, the Democratic candidate outraised the Republican in the second quarter.Republicans still collectively enjoy a not insignificant cash advantage in those races—$114 million to Democrats’ $87 million—but the second-quarter fundraising numbers suggest momentum, at least on the fundraising front, is fully on Democrats’ side at the moment.Money alone doesn’t win elections, and some of the Democrats in those races face stiff opposition in a number of states generally considered GOP strongholds. But with polling data trending in Democrats’ direction—from the top of the 2020 ticket on down—the financial figures released this week represent a major red flag for Republicans hoping to maintain their hold on Congress’ upper chamber.The senators who were handily outraised by their Democratic challengers include some of the GOP’s most vulnerable incumbents in must-win states for Democrats, such as Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado. But some of Democrats’ top fundraisers in the second quarter came in states that, if they flipped from Republican control, would portend a wave election. In Kentucky, former Marine pilot Amy McGrath raised a staggering $17.4 million in the second quarter for her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The state is considered a likely Republican hold, and McConnell posted huge numbers of his own, with $12.2 million raised. But going into the final stretch, McGrath has virtually eliminated McConnell’s cash advantage; she’s now sitting on $16.2 million to his $16.6 million.In South Carolina, Democrat Jaime Harrison also reported eyebrow-raising numbers in his bid to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham, long considered a total long shot in the deep red state. Harrison brought in $14 million to Graham’s $8.3 million, closing the gap considerably with the latter’s previously sizable cash advantage.Even in Alaska—a traditional GOP stronghold only marginally on Democrats’ map—incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan was bested in the fundraising race by first time candidate Al Gross. Michigan provided perhaps the only bright spot for Republicans in second-quarter fundraising numbers. Democratic Sen. Gary Peters reported raising a respectable $5.2 million, but Republican challenger John James bested him with a haul of nearly $6.5 million. Peters still enjoys a slight advantage in cash on hand, but James’ fundraising may suggest momentum in that contest.The Michigan race was one of just two among the dozen The Daily Beast examined in which the Republican candidate is outraising the Democrat. The other was one of Georgia’s two Senate contests this cycle, where incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler reported bringing in about $5.9 million to Democrat Raphael Warnock’s $2.9 million. But $5 million of Loeffler’s haul was provided by the candidate herself in the form of a loan to the campaign. Excluding that loan, Loeffler was one of just two candidates examined who raised less than $1 million in the second quarter.Other GOP stalwarts, Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and David Perdue of Georgia, were unable to clear $3 million while their opponents outraised them—in Tillis’ case, by nearly $5 million. Bloomberg Pledged Hundreds of Millions to Defeat Trump. Where Is It?Taken together, the second-quarter numbers provide a fitting punctuation mark to a spring 2020 during which there were few bright spots for Senate Republicans. In the last three months, the country has been roiled by the coronavirus pandemic and widespread protests over racial justice, both of which have dragged approval ratings for President Trump into some of the lowest points of his presidency. On Capitol Hill, GOP lawmakers frequently found themselves answering for Trump’s incendiary tweets and combative moves, like his order to tear gas protesters outside the White House and his insistence on overturning the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court, both politically unpopular moves. Privately, some Republicans concede that there’s little daylight between Trump’s political ceiling and theirs in November—giving them anxiety about their chances as he barrels into the general election. Meanwhile, in the last quarter, Joe Biden clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, giving what many in the party see as a boost to congressional candidates, especially in battlegrounds like North Carolina and Michigan. With some exceptions, Democratic Senate primaries that appeared to be competitive largely didn’t bear out that way, with establishment picks moving onto the general election—consolidating enthusiasm and fundraising dollars.A Senate map that, at the beginning of the year, gave the GOP an edge to retain their majority now looks to be evenly matched. Given Republicans’ six-seat advantage in the chamber, Democrats need to flip four seats to win the majority, if Sens. Peters and Doug Jones (D-AL) prevail in their races, which are the GOP’s top offensive targets. Republicans have sounded the alarm that their fundraising must improve if their most endangered incumbents are to survive November 2020 with their jobs intact. Though the party has built up WinRed, a challenger to Democrats’ online fundraising juggernaut ActBlue, Senate Democrats continue to benefit enormously from the kinds of small-dollar contributions those platforms typically raise. In the second quarter, Harrison and McGrath, Democrats’ top two Senate fundraising performers, drew 57 percent and 60 percent of their fundraising hauls, respectively, from donations of under $200.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The judge's ruling came despite an executive order issued in March from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States will support countries that believe China has violated their maritime claims in the South China Sea but suggested it would do so through diplomatic rather than military means. "We will support countries all across the world who recognize that China has violated their legal territorial claims as well – or maritime claims as well," Pompeo told reporters. "We will go provide them the assistance we can, whether that's in multilateral bodies, whether that's in ASEAN, whether that's through legal responses, we will use all the tools we can," he said at a news conference, referring to the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
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Johnny Perri buried his entire jewelry store — and "thousands upon thousands" of precious metals and antiques — throughout the state.
ICE rescinded its position that international students who were taking courses entirely online couldn't stay in the US after colleges and states sued.
It's different from four years ago, when the president was "helped by the fact that Hillary had 20 years of built-in negatives," one Republican said.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture has published a graphic on its website that suggests concepts such as "rational linear thinking," the "nuclear family," and an emphasis on "hard work" are specific to "white culture."The article, titled "Talking About Race," delves into white privilege and "the way that white people, their customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups" are "compared.""Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America's history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal," the article reads.The accompanying graphic describes "white culture" as adopting certain aspects and assumptions, such a "work before play" attitude and the belief that "hard work is the key to success." The "nuclear family," described as a mother, father, and 2.3 children, is the "ideal social unit" embraced by white culture, the graphic says.White culture also emphasizes respect for authority, delayed gratification, self-reliance, independence and autonomy, the value of property rights and ownership, progress, planning for the future, politeness, and decision-making, according to the graphic.> The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of whiteness: Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, more. (via @RpwWilliams)https://t.co/k9X3u4Suas pic.twitter.com/gWYOeEh4vu> > -- Byron York (@ByronYork) July 15, 2020 The graphic cites data from a 1990 paper by Judith H. Katz titled, “Some Aspects and Assumptions of White Culture in the United States.”Since 2007, Katz has worked as an advisor for a nonprofit organization called Net Impact, which says it partners with some of the country's most powerful companies, including ExxonMobil, 3M, McDonalds, the Coca-Cola Company, Starbucks, Microsoft, the Walt Disney Company, Bank of America, Monsanto, and Nestlé Waters North America.The company also partners with the U.S. National Park Service, which the group listed as having contributed more than $100,000 to the organization during fiscal year 2013.Net Impact focuses on promoting "equity and inclusion" and "working across sectors for a more just and sustainable world," and runs chapters across the globe on university campuses, in cities, and in companies."We believe in the power of the business sector to drive social and environmental change, and we welcome a variety of companies to partner with us," Net Impact says on its website.The National Museum of African American History & Culture did not respond immediately to a request for comment on whether it stands by the assertions made in the graphic.