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Perdue and Ossoff trade personal attacks in heated Georgia Senate debate

Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue and his Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff traded barbs in unusually personal terms during their debate Wednesday night, with Ossoff labeling Perdue a “crook” and Perdue accusing Ossoff of profiting off China. The stakes in the close race are high. Georgia has not one but two US Senate seats up for…

It’s now too late to mail your 2020 ballot. Here’s what to do instead

It’s now too late to mail your 2020 ballot. Here’s what to do instead

Do this math: USPS says it needs seven days to safely deliver ballots. We’re five days out from November 3. Bottom line: If you’ve got a mail-in ballot, you probably shouldn’t mail it. Some states will still let voters request absentee ballots. And some states will accept absentee ballots from voters days or even weeks…

These are the big words associated with Trump and Biden as the 2020 campaign closes

These are the big words associated with Trump and Biden as the 2020 campaign closes

In the final days of the presidential campaign, Americans have the coronavirus and the final presidential debate on their minds when asked what they have seen, read or heard about President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden’s top word in the week ending on October 25 was “debate,” referencing the second and…

Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler says she is ‘not familiar’ with Access Hollywood tape

Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler says she is ‘not familiar’ with Access Hollywood tape

Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia said Wednesday she is “not familiar” with President Donald Trump’s widely reported comments boasting about sexually assaulting women that came to light during the 2016 campaign. Loeffler, who is in a tight Senate race, has campaigned on her alliance with Trump, touting that she has voted with the President…

Atlas push to ‘slow the testing down’ tracks with dramatic decline in one key state

Atlas push to ‘slow the testing down’ tracks with dramatic decline in one key state

Shortly after joining the White House as President Donald Trump’s pandemic adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas launched a quiet effort that seemed counterintuitive to some of his colleagues — encouraging officials to limit Covid-19 testing mainly to people experiencing symptoms. Atlas, a neuroradiologist, not an infectious disease expert, strongly supported a decision in August to revise…

Biden and Trump head to Florida for dueling rallies as election and pandemic converge

Biden and Trump head to Florida for dueling rallies as election and pandemic converge

The battle for Florida and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are at the forefront of the presidential race Thursday, with President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden holding dueling rallies in the marquee swing state that has seen a significant increase in cases since it re-opened one month ago. The stakes in Florida are highest…

Texas landowners facing coronavirus pandemic and land seizures for border wall

Texas landowners facing coronavirus pandemic and land seizures for border wall

Within the last six months, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the US, the Trump administration filed 75 lawsuits to seize private land along the US-Mexico border for the border wall, according to data reviewed by CNN from the Texas Civil Rights Project. In the final days of the presidential election, President Donald Trump, along with…

Second highest ranking officer in US Space Force tests positive for Covid-19

Second highest ranking officer in US Space Force tests positive for Covid-19

The second highest ranking officer in the US Space Force has tested positive for coronavirus, the US Air Force said in a statement Wednesday. “General David D. Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations, tested positive today for COVID-19. He took the test today after learning that a close family member, with whom he had contact,…

Trump pitches economic plan for Hispanic Americans — 6 days before the election

Trump pitches economic plan for Hispanic Americans — 6 days before the election

President Donald Trump announced a two-page second-term vision for the Hispanic American community — the “American Dream Plan” — to rallygoers in Arizona on Wednesday, six days before Election Day. “Over the next four years, the American Dream Plan will bring more than 2 million new jobs to Hispanic communities, create over a half a…

READ: Supreme Court orders in North Carolina and Pennsylvania voting cases

The Supreme Court issued two critical orders regarding how long states can count mail-in ballots received after Election Day, refusing to expedite a case to examine Pennsylvania’s three-day deadline and allowing a nine day deadline in North Carolina. Read the North Carolina order: Read the Pennsylvania order:

Several hospitals targeted in new wave of ransomware attacks

Several hospitals targeted in new wave of ransomware attacks

Several hospitals across the United States have been targeted in ransomware attacks in what appears to be an escalation and expansion of similar attacks previously launched on other hospitals and medical facilities. A Trump administration official told CNN that several hospitals have been targeted in the attacks over the past two days, and while it’s…

US fighter jet intercepts aircraft near Trump rally, deploying signal flares

US fighter jet intercepts aircraft near Trump rally, deploying signal flares

An aircraft entered restricted air space over President Donald Trump’s rally in Bullhead City, Arizona on Wednesday, leading to a fighter jet being scrambled to intercept it. “On October 28 at approximately 1400 MDT, North American Aerospace Defense Command directed F-16 aircraft to investigate a general aviation aircraft that was not in communication with air…

Virginia governor praises judge’s ruling on removing Robert E. Lee statue

Virginia governor praises judge’s ruling on removing Robert E. Lee statue

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday praised a ruling this week that affirmed his power to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Richmond’s Monument Avenue, saying the decision brings the city “into the 21st century.” “Richmond took an important step into the 21st century when a judge ruled in favor of…

More than a third of registered voters have already voted

More than a third of registered voters have already voted

More than a third of registered voters — 74 million Americans — have already voted with six days left until Election Day, an unprecedented shift driven by the coronavirus pandemic and interest in the presidential race. As of Wednesday afternoon, about 35% of registered voters have already cast ballots ahead of November 3, according to…

Kavanaugh tweaks voting opinion after Vermont official asks for correction

Kavanaugh tweaks voting opinion after Vermont official asks for correction

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday night tweaked a line in his controversial opinion on Wisconsin mail-in voting this week, after he received criticism for incorrectly saying Vermont had not changed its election rules due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s a rare public correction by a justice that comes as the court is facing…