Trump misstates Michigan mail-in ballot policy, threatens federal funding

He then followed up with another message mentioning the official Twitter accounts for acting White House budget director Russ Vought, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and the Treasury Department. Hours later, the president deleted his original tweet and re-sent a similar tweet that said "absentee ballot applications" without noting his original mistake. The president’s tweets...

The Time a New York Governor Disobeyed the Federal Government

Of course, selective enforcement of the Constitution was not exactly new in the 1920s. The 11 states in the old Confederacy had essentially voided the 14th and 15th amendments through Jim Crow laws and state-sanctioned terrorism by white supremacists. The 14th Amendment’s right to equal protection under the law and the 15th Amendment’s abolition of whites-only voting laws were little more...

Coronavirus: WestJet to rehire nearly 6,400 workers through federal wage subsidy

WestJet plans to put nearly 6,400 employees who were laid off due to the novel coronavirus pandemic back on the payroll, the airline’s president and CEO announced Wednesday.In a video message posted to social media, Ed Sims credited the federal government’s emergency wage subsidy program, which he said WestJet will apply for after the airline had “substantial” conversations with Ottawa....

Supreme Court Lets Block On Federal Executions Remain

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday against the Trump administration and upheld a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking the Justice Department from carrying out federal executions.The decision halts the pending executions of four men, which the Justice Department had scheduled for December and January.  It’s been more than 16 years since the death penalty was last used at the...

Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud : NPR

The U.S. Treasury Department building is seen in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2019. The Treasury and Justice departments announced Thursday action against a Russian hacking group known as Evil Corp. Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images The U.S. Treasury Department building is seen in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2019. The Treasury and...