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Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Jen Psaki over comments on Virginia governor’s race

Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Jen Psaki over comments on Virginia governor’s race

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a Hatch Act complaint against White House press secretary Jen Psaki, alleging that she appeared to have endorsed Terry McAuliffe during a White House press briefing on Thursday. According to the US Office of Special Counsel, the agency charged with investigating Hatch Act violations, the law…MORE

California man pleads guilty to making threats to journalist’s family over 2020 election
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California man pleads guilty to making threats to journalist’s family over 2020 election

A California man who was accused of sending threats to a congressman and multiple journalists has pleaded guilty to one count of making threatening interstate communications. At his change of plea hearing Friday, Robert Lemke pleaded guilty to the count related to a threat he made to a family member of a New York City-based…MORE

Man injured in Kenosha protests shooting sues city, county and law enforcement officers

Man injured in Kenosha protests shooting sues city, county and law enforcement officers

Gaige Grosskreutz, the sole survivor of the Kenosha protests shootings, is suing the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County and many of its officers, alleging “Kenosha law enforcement officers and white nationalist militia persons discussed and coordinated strategy” that led to the shooting that injured him and killed two others. “It was not a mistake that…MORE

Alex Murdaugh waives his extradition hearing in Florida, will return to South Carolina to face charges
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Alex Murdaugh waives his extradition hearing in Florida, will return to South Carolina to face charges

Alex Murdaugh waived an extradition hearing in Florida on Friday, according to the Orange County Corrections office, and is expected to return to South Carolina to face charges related to the misappropriation of settlement funds in connection with the 2018 death of his family’s longtime housekeeper. The waiver of extradition, provided by Orange County Corrections,…MORE

Democratic Senate candidates display fundraising might in third quarter
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Democratic Senate candidates display fundraising might in third quarter

Democratic Senate contenders in some of the most competitive races announced big fundraising hauls this week — as they prepare for a costly battle to preserve their party’s razor-thin majority in next year’s midterm elections. Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, considered one of the Democrats’ most vulnerable incumbents, raised more than $9.5 million during the third…MORE

Adele’s best songs for every mood
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Adele’s best songs for every mood

We know it seems like most of Adele’s music is about heartbreak, but that’s just because she does it so well. The release of her new single “Easy On Me” has us back in our feelings (thank you, Adele). With lyrics like “I was still a child / Didn’t get the chance to feel the…MORE

Biden gives some clues on potential compromises to his social safety net plan
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Biden gives some clues on potential compromises to his social safety net plan

President Joe Biden laid out areas of potential compromise to his massive 10-year spending plan during a speech on Friday at a childcare center in Connecticut. “I’m convinced we’re going to get this done,” Biden said of the ongoing negotiations during the first stop of his trip in Hartford. “We’re not going to get $3.5…MORE

Jill Biden makes high-stakes campaign appearances for the first time as first lady
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Jill Biden makes high-stakes campaign appearances for the first time as first lady

Jill Biden on Friday afternoon will flex her considerable campaigning muscle for the first time as first lady of the United States when she travels to New Jersey and Virginia. The first lady will be appearing alongside two Democratic gubernatorial candidates who are both locked in contentious battles with their Republican opponents. For Biden —…MORE

New CDC data shows the risk of dying from Covid-19 is 11 times higher for unvaccinated adults than for fully vaccinated adults
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New CDC data shows the risk of dying from Covid-19 is 11 times higher for unvaccinated adults than for fully vaccinated adults

Throughout August, the risk of dying from Covid-19 was 11 times higher for unvaccinated adults than for fully vaccinated adults in the United States, according to new data published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unvaccinated adults faced a six times higher risk of testing positive for Covid-19 throughout the month, and…MORE