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Biden says he hopes to name vice presidential pick around August 1

Biden says he hopes to name vice presidential pick around August 1

Joe Biden announced at a fundraiser Wednesday evening that he hopes to name his running mate around August 1. Previously, the presumptive nominee had said only that he hopes the vetting process for his vice presidential pick will be done by July. On Tuesday, Biden had told CNN’s Dana Bash in an exclusive in-person interview…MORE

Trump could have voted in person in Florida this year but chose not to

Trump could have voted in person in Florida this year but chose not to

As President Donald Trump rolled to his West Palm Beach, Florida, golf course on the morning of March 7, his motorcade filed past a library where local officials were preparing for the first day of in-person early voting in Florida’s presidential primary contest. Trump didn’t stop at that site or any of the 15 other…MORE

Trump administration considering new weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, top Democrat says

Trump administration considering new weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, top Democrat says

The Trump administration is considering yet another weapons sale to Saudi Arabia despite the fact that it is facing scrutiny from congressional Democrats who believe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may have recommended the firing of an independent watchdog because he was investigating the top US diplomat’s controversial decision to fast-track a previous arms deal…MORE

Why do Republicans in Congress oppose vote-by-proxy?

Like other workplaces around the world, Congress is trying to adapt amid the pandemic. House Democrats have proposed what is a major — temporary — change to Congress’ rarely changed rules: Vote-by-proxy. The change allows one member in Washington to vote on behalf of up to 10 other lawmakers who are not, allowing them to…MORE

House sends Uyghur human rights bill to Trump’s desk

House sends Uyghur human rights bill to Trump’s desk

Lawmakers in the House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to sanction Chinese government officials responsible for internment camps in the region of Xinjiang, where up to 2 million ethnic Muslims have been forcibly detained. The legislation, titled the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, condemns the Chinese Communist Party for the detention centers and recommends…MORE

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