In Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee, the Court will rule whether two Arizona voting restrictions violate Section 2 of the VRA.
The former head of the Democratic National Committee said, when it comes to how his party chooses a nominee, "the status quo is clearly unacceptable."
Investigators are looking into the possibility that the bombs were meant to be a distraction to get law enforcement away from the Capitol
The bureau is seeking the public's help in identifying people involved in the Washington, DC, incident. Meanwhile, the DC police say over 17,000 tips have come in.
The newly reported deaths are in addition to one women who was fatally shot by law enforcement on Wednesday.
Amid DC rioting, a pipe bomb was found at the RNC headquarters, while the DNC was evacuated over a suspicious package, The New York Times reported.
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear targeted the emails of Democratic state parties in Indiana and California earlier this year as well as progressive think tanks, Reuters reported. The attempts were apparently not successful and were flagged by Microsoft, according to Reuters, with targets that included the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Center for American Progress. The Russian embassy denied the allegations to Reuters, calling it “fake news.” Fancy Bear has been connected to GRU, a Russian military intelligence agency, and in 2018, the Department of Justice indicted 12 members of GRU for hacking the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Fancy Bear was previously linked to the... Continue reading…
A primer on how hackers are targeting the election and what officials are doing to protect it.
Since his death in 2016, Seth Rich has been the subject of a conspiracy that claims, without evidence, that he was killed as part of a cover up.
US detects more than 16,000 alerts since July for nasty trojan that's hard to spot.
The report measured Microsoft accounts that were "targeted or compromised by nation-state activities."
Russia's most notorious hacking group is using new techniques to breach accounts.
Microsoft says the GRU hacking group has attacked hundreds of organizations over the past year, many of them tied to the upcoming election.
A Democratic official told Business Insider that the warning is "nothing new" and that campaign staff are frequently reminded to be vigilant online.
The coronavirus pandemic forces both parties to rethink their national conventions.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced both parties to rethink their national conventions.
The GOP plans to rely more on live events than the Democrats did.
Senator Kamala Harris painted a vision of America that celebrated diversity in her historic Democratic National Convention speech. The senator from California, who made history when selected as Biden’s running mate last week, spoke live from Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday. (The major political event was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.) Harris said she was “committed to the values” that her mother, an immigrant from India, had taught her. “She raised us to be proud, strong Black women,” Harris said of her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who died of cancer in 2009. “And she raised us to know and be proud of our Indian heritage.” Harris then spoke of a “vision passed on through generations of Americans — one that Joe Biden shares. ... A vision of our nation as a beloved community, where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from or who we love.”Harris also criticised President Donald Trump — who has a long, ongoing history of racism — saying that Americans “must elect a president who will bring something different, something better... A president who will bring all of us together — Black, white, Latino, Asian, Indigenous — to achieve the future we collectively want.”Harris, 55, is the second Black woman ever to serve in the U.S. Senate and is the first Black and first Asian American nominee for vice president by a major political party. If elected, she will also become the first female vice president in U.S. history.A short video that played before Harris’ remarks Wednesday featured several Black women speaking about the senator, one of them describing Harris as “someone who can fight for Black people, brown people, undocumented people, LGBT people, disabled people.” It included a clip from an interview in which Harris said, “The litmus test for America is how we are treating Black women.”Kamala Harris pays tribute to the trailblazers who came before her in her DNC address— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 20, 2020Before Biden tapped her for the ticket, Harris was one of his rivals in the Democratic primary race last year. In one of the most powerful moments in the Democratic debates, Harris called out Biden for his collaboration with segregationist lawmakers early in his Senate career and for his opposition to busing to integrate schools. Harris said she herself was bused to school as a young student in Oakland, California. But a few months after dropping out of the presidential race in December, Harris endorsed Biden and has since staunchly supported his candidacy. Harris first appeared with Biden last week after she was added to the presidential ticket. Both she and Biden took aim at Trump, and Harris criticised the president’s “mismanagement of the pandemic.” “America is crying out for leadership, yet we have a president who cares more about himself than the people who elected him,” she said.Again on Wednesday, Harris called out how “Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.” The U.S. continues to lead the world in coronavirus cases and deaths, with over 5.5 million confirmed cases and more than 172,000 dead so far. Harris noted that Black, Latino and Indigenous people are “suffering and dying disproportionately” from COVID-19.“This is not a coincidence. It is the effect of structural racism,” Harris said.Harris opened Wednesday’s event with brief remarks calling out voter suppression efforts, including “obstacles, misinformation and folks making it harder for us to cast our ballot.” The senator’s statements come as Trump has been spreading lies about mail-in voting being “fraudulent” and undermining the U.S. Postal Service. Democratic lawmakers have called the U.S. postmaster general, a Trump donor, to testify about recent changes in operations that have led to mail delays. These changes have since been suspended until after the election, as outrage grew around mailed ballots possibly not arriving on time to be counted in November.“We need to ask ourselves, why don’t they want us to vote? Why is there so much effort to silence our voices?” Harris said Wednesday, urging all Americans to create a “voting plan.” “The answer is because when we vote, things change … When we vote, we address the need for all people to be treated with dignity and respect in our country.” Harris explicitly spelled out where she was born: at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. It appeared to be a subtle response to racist birther conspiracies spread by right-wing pundits and echoed by Trump, suggesting she may not be eligible for the office of vice president because of her parents’ immigration status when she was born. There is no question of Harris’s eligibility. This is notably a continuation of Trump’s history of perpetuating birther conspiracy theories about former President Barack Obama.  In Obama’s speech Wednesday night, the former president described Harris as his friend and as “someone who knows what it’s like to overcome barriers and who’s made a career fighting to help others live out their own American dream.”Harris’s sister Maya Harris, who was chairwoman of Harris’s presidential campaign, introduced the vice presidential nominee, along with Harris’s niece Meena Harris and her stepdaughter Ella Emhoff, who called the candidate “Momala.” “You’re showing my daughters, and so many girls around the world who look like them, what’s possible,” Meena Harris said. Related... Barack Obama Gives Blistering Critique Of Trump’s Presidency In DNC Speech Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams NBC’s ‘Unacceptable, Disappointing' Tweet About Her Trump 'Appreciates' QAnon Supporters 'Like Me Very Much'
Former President Barack Obama, on the third and penultimate night of the Democratic National Convention, delivered a speech skewering the job Donald Trump has done as president ― and lauding his “brother” Joe Biden for his character and political experience.Trump has “shown no interest in putting in the work, no interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends, no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves,” Obama said Wednesday night from Philadelphia. Obama has, over the past four years, largely refrained from criticising his successor, but he minced no words in his lambaste of the president during his DNC address.  “Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t,” the former president said. “And the consequences of that failure are severe: 170,000 Americans dead, millions of jobs gone, our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.”Barack Obama: “Donald Trump hasn’t grown into this job because he can’t and the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead, millions of jobs gone … our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished.”— ABC News (@ABC) August 20, 2020Obama urged Americans to consider voting for Biden, his former vice president, who he said “made me a better president” and who has “got the character and the experience to make us a better country.”“Twelve years ago, when I began my search for a vice president, I didn’t know I’d end up finding a brother,” Obama said. “Joe and I came from different places and different generations. But what I quickly came to admire about him is his resilience, born of too much struggle; his empathy, born of too much grief. Joe’s a man who learned early on to treat every person he meets with respect and dignity, living by the words his parents taught him: ‘No one’s better than you, but you’re better than nobody.’” “This President and those in power, those who benefit from keeping things the way they are, they are counting on your cynicism,” former President Obama says.“Do not let them take away your power. Do not let them take away your democracy.”— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 20, 2020Obama ― who officially endorsed Biden back in April ― also praised his running mate, senator Kamala Harris, for being “an ideal partner who’s more than prepared for the job, someone who knows what it’s like to overcome barriers and who’s made a career fighting to help others live out their own American dream.” “Tonight, I am asking you to believe in Joe and Kamala’s ability to lead this country out of these dark times and build it back better,” Obama said, adding that democracy was “at stake” in November. “This president and those in power, those who benefit from keeping things the way they are, they are counting on your cynicism,” he said. “Do not let them take away your power. Don’t let them take away your democracy.” Other than Obama, Harris, as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were among the other notable speakers Wednesday at the convention, which is being held virtually this week due to the coronavirus pandemic. Biden is expected to accept the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday at the Chase Center in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, as well as former presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), are among the luminaries slated to speak before Biden.Related... Trump 'Appreciates' QAnon Supporters 'Like Me Very Much' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams NBC’s ‘Unacceptable, Disappointing' Tweet About Her She Called Muslims ‘Savages’ And Islam A ‘Cancer.’ Now She’s A Republican Nominee.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the parties to rethink their national conventions.