U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., a libertarian-minded maverick who often clashes with GOP leaders, was renominated for a sixth House term. Trump savaged Massie in March as a “disaster for America” who should be ejected from the party after he forced lawmakers to return to Washington during a pandemic to vote on a huge economic relief package. … [Read more...] about Engel falls behind insurgent left-wing challenger in preliminary results, as Ocasio-Cortez wins primary
61 to 38 in 2016s caucuses
8:28 a.m. San Mateo County moves location of jury selection: San Mateo County Superior Court, facing a backlog of trials, is moving its jury selection location to “a large well-ventilated space” for safe social distancing. For trials at the Redwood City courthouse — and perhaps later for South San Francisco courthouse trials — jury selection will move to a large building at the San Mateo Event Center, site of the county fair. “The Court hopes to address the large backlog of jury trials that has accumulated as a result of the pandemic and the associated social distancing and shelter-in-place orders,” Neal Taniguchi, court executive officer, said in a release. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: UCSF creates molecules for nose spray to kill coronavirus
Conway noted that four years ago, Trump asked her to be his 2016 campaign manager and she was part of conversations around picking Mike Pence to serve as his vice president, noting his geographic value in the Midwest and different political experience, which Harris doesn't provide for Biden. … [Read more...] about Conway on Joe Biden’s ‘safe’ VP pick Kamala Harris: Democrat voters already ‘rejected her’
But those who have seen him up close also describe a polarizing figure. During the weeks of closed-door negotiations, he would often declare even the more simple proposals a “nonstarter,” according to an aide. Another aide disputed that, saying both Meadows and Mnuchin called several Democratic top-line numbers “nonstarters.” The aides were not authorized to publicly discuss the private talks and spoke on condition of anonymity … [Read more...] about Can Trump aide Meadows move from deal breaker to deal-maker?
Viacom Chief Executive Bob Bakish will be the President and CEO of the combined company. Joe Ianniello, interim CEO of CBS, will be named Chairman and CEO of CBS, which will exclude the Showtime cable network and book publisher Simon & Schuster. … [Read more...] about CBS, Viacom Reach Deal to Reunite Sumner Redstone’s Media Empire