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Rep. Carolyn Maloney fends off Democratic primary challenge

The New York City Board of Elections certified Rep. Carolyn Maloney as the winner of the 12th Congressional District’s Democratic primary Tuesday, defeating progressive challenger Suraj Patel. The decision comes six weeks after the primary and the day after a federal judge in Manhattan ruled that some absentee ballots, which had been invalidated, be counted.…MORE

Gallup poll: Supreme Court approval rating highest in over a decade

After a contentious extended Supreme Court term, a majority of Americans approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing, earning the court its highest rating in over a decade, according to a Gallup Poll released Wednesday. Fifty-eight percent of Americans approve of the job the court is doing, up from 54% last year, according…MORE

US satisfaction falls to lowest point in 9 years, poll finds

US satisfaction falls to lowest point in 9 years, poll finds

US satisfaction in the state of national affairs is at 13% — falling from a 15-year high just before the coronavirus pandemic hit to the lowest it has been in nine years, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted from July 1 to 23, found that 13% of Americans said they were…MORE

US defense officials contradict Trump: No indication yet of attack in Beirut

US defense officials contradict Trump: No indication yet of attack in Beirut

Three US Defense Department officials told CNN that as of Tuesday night there was no indication that the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday were an “attack,” contradicting an earlier claim from President Donald Trump. While speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday, Trump offered sympathy and assistance to the people of…MORE

DHS to replace military-style uniforms for federal police officers

DHS to replace military-style uniforms for federal police officers

The Department of Homeland Security is moving “rapidly to replace” uniforms used by some of its federal law enforcement personnel after criticism over the military-style gear used by officers in Portland, Oregon, a senior department official said Tuesday. Some Customs and Border Protection personnel, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, have worn camouflage…MORE

Fact check: Trump litters briefing with false, unsubstantiated claims on voter fraud, Covid response and Beirut explosion

President Donald Trump’s Tuesday coronavirus briefing featured more Trump dishonesty about the pandemic, another repeated false claim about voter fraud and a sensational but uncorroborated claim about the deadly explosion in Beirut. The explosion in Beirut Trump began the briefing by offering sympathies to Lebanon for the massive explosion in Beirut that has killed at…MORE

Lacy Clay defeated by progressive primary challenger Cori Bush, CNN projects

Cori Bush, a progressive activist and veteran of the racial justice protest movement, defeated 20-year incumbent Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary on Tuesday, a stunning victory for the party’s insurgent left. The US House seat, based in St. Louis, has been held by Clay and his father, former Rep. William Clay…MORE