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Steve King faces toughest primary yet

Rep. Steve King of Iowa faces his toughest Republican primary yet on Tuesday, following racist comments that led to his ostracization in Washington and conservative challengers launching campaigns arguing he is no longer effective. King, an anti-immigration hardliner, has a well-documented history of controversial statements during his nine terms in office. But only after a…MORE

Governors in several states turned down Pentagon request for National Guard troops

Governors in several states turned down Pentagon request for National Guard troops

Democratic governors in Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware turned down requests from Defense Secretary Mark Esper to offer National Guard troops to help with security in Washington, DC. In some instances, the Defense Department was counting on troop support from those states before the governors intervened. “I can confirm that personnel from the NY…MORE

Cuomo calls New York City’s response to looting and damage ‘inexcusable’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called recent looting and unrest in New York City “inexcusable,” publicly blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department and suggesting that he could override de Blasio to send the National Guard into the city. Cuomo, who has frequently feuded with his fellow Democrat…MORE

How past US presidents engaged with activists and mass protests

How past US presidents engaged with activists and mass protests

As Americans engage in demonstrations around the country calling for an end to police brutality, President Donald Trump has opted to return to his call for “law and order.” And though he’s said he’s sympathetic to peaceful protesters, ​he’s threatened military force and urged states to empower police to arrest more demonstrators. He’s singled out…MORE

Surgeon General warns of coronavirus outbreaks from Floyd protests

Surgeon General warns of coronavirus outbreaks from Floyd protests

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said to expect new outbreaks of the coronavirus resulting from the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd that have seen thousands of people gather in close proximity. While a majority of protesters nationwide have worn masks and face coverings as they demand justice for Floyd, an African-American…MORE