Government & Policy

Lame Duck Session: A closer look at what to expect from incumbent President Trump during his last days in office

While president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president elect Kamala Harris await taking their positions on January 20, 2021, the time between now and then has left many Americans anxious about what to expect from incumbent President Trump as his time winds down after a long four years.

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Incumbent president Donald Trump requests a recount as Joe Biden is declared the winner of the 2020 election

The handwriting is on the wall but the sitting President just can’t seem to face the music. President Trump who has yet to concede, has requested a recount in Georgia and it looks like other key swing states are next in line. 

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Trump Administration persists in chipping away at SNAP benefits

Litigations continue as the Trump Administration’s Department of Agriculture slashes SNAP benefits due to misinterpretation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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Biden takes Michigan and Wisconsin, inches to 270 votes for presidential win

In a nail biting election, Biden takes key states as votes are still being counted.

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Stay safe: 20 Tips to ensure your safety on election day

US intelligence agencies warn of threats of possible violence by right wing extremists on election day. Here’s some safety measures to consider.

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Birmingham makes election day a holiday. Will that help show the power of the Black vote?

Birmingham is one of the cities activating the Black vote in close elections.

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Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

On Monday, US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas facilitated the swearing in of Amy Coney Barret as the latest member of the highest court in the US. Her addition replaces the recently deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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New Yorkers rather wait in long lines for early voting than trust Postmaster General DeJoy’s mail-in ballot option

Queens, New York residents avoided the conundrum of US Post Office operation changes by showing up in person to vote. While some were motivated by the voter turnout, others felt that the long lines screamed voter suppression.

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Lawsuits loom over USPS, Postmaster General DeJoy and President Trump accused of voter suppression

Less than two weeks away from major elections, and the woes of USPS continue with disruptions in service. Lawsuits to protect mail-in ballots and other services.

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California’s Gov. Gavin Newsome signs ‘groundbreaking’ legislation exploring state’s role in slavery and institutionalized racism

State bill addressing racial disparities stemming from slavery on, is the first passed addressing reparations for California’s African Americans.

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