Trump’s sabotage of Postal Service threatens elections in November and leads to mail delays now

There’s a race on now: Does the time between now and November give DeJoy more time to do ever more damage to the Postal Service and undermine the elections? Or does it give the public and congressional Democrats time to push back and make Trump and DeJoy rethink the wisdom of destroying the most popular part of the federal government just before an election?

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Trump proposes to delay federal elections until it’s ‘safe’

Trump cannot actually change the date of the federal elections. Though Trump may believe that Article II provides godlike powers, picking the date for federal elections is actually the role of Congress. And that date is already set. Congress doesn’t have to vote to have the election on Nov. 3; it would have to vote to change it to any other date.

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Top State Dept. Officials Enabled Misconduct by Pompeo, Whistle-Blower Said

WASHINGTON — A State Department employee who reported witnessing misconduct by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as well as hearing “numerous firsthand accounts” of such behavior was blocked from further addressing the issue by top department officials who were protecting Mr. Pompeo, according to a newly public copy of the employee’s whistle-blower complaint.

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Trump’s attempt to play off Russian bounties as a ‘hoax’ is crumbling in the face of more details

Trump continues to proclaim it “a hoax” that “didn’t rise to the occasion.” But at this point, there are briefings that go back over a year, detective work that put together the way money was making it from Russia to the Taliban, raids and arrests that happened six months ago, and tactical changes to Afghan operations made in the knowledge of Russian actions.

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Trump praises, retweets video of supporter shouting ‘white power!’ at anti-Trump demonstrators

The “white power!” cry and hand sign is impossible to miss, happening in the first 15 seconds of the video. The video itself focuses on angry confrontations between pro- and anti-Trump seniors in the retirement community, and can hardly be seen as flattering for the racist idiot-manchild.

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House Judiciary committee hearing confronts Barr’s politicization of the DOJ

Barr’s handling of the Justice Department may be unprecedented, but so is the Republican reaction. Republicans in both the House and Senate have been protective of Barr and Trump’s ability to turn the DOJ into an extension of Trump’s personal legal team and to overlook its use as a political tool—just as they’ve defended Trump’s right to use pardons to reward friends with protection from absolutely justified convictions. 

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Pop Cramps: Voice of America Becomes Voice of Trump

Pop Cramps: I first heard the VOA– Voice of America– when I was about ten years old. My grand aunt’s classic 1940’s Philco console radio, a beautiful 4-foot tall piece, featured an am radio band and shortwave radio band. The Voice of America was the sole beacon of freedom that could be heard around the globe by those suffering under the foot of oppression. Shortwave radio allowed this.

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