The new policies from Twitter could put the company on a collision course with Trump, who often lashes out against tech companies whenever they sanction his tweets. Earlier this year, after Twitter fact-checked Trump for the first time, he signed a largely symbolic executive order that targeted social media companies, and he urged lawmakers to pass stricter Internet laws. … [Read more...] about Twitter expands rules against election-related misinformation, setting up showdown with Trump
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Or not. Advances toward multiracial democracy were swiftly met with armed resistance by roving bands of murderers and marauders like the Ku Klux Klan, who preyed on Black politicians, voters or any formerly enslaved person who acted, as one woman put it, "like they thought anything of themselves." Ulysses S. Grant, Johnson's Republican successor, prosecuted some of the terror groups and drove them underground. But after a series of political scandals and a financial panic in 1873, Republicans lost their majority in the House of Representatives. Many White Northerners began to lose interest in Reconstruction, while White Southerners, back in control of the Democratic Party, redoubled their efforts to reclaim political power and racial dominance, including through increasingly vicious campaigns of anti-Black violence. … [Read more...] about The election from our past that blares a warning for 2020
Biden's national lead may be as stable, but U.S. elections aren't decided by the national popular vote. Looking at the few recent battleground state polls that meet our standards, Biden has been statistically tied with Trump in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He has an advantage in Wisconsin, but in Michigan, where much of the political world has written off Trump, there hasn't been a public poll that's met our standards in a month. … [Read more...] about 2020 Watch: How long can Trump ride ‘law and order’?
-- Woodward obtained the 27 "love letters" Trump exchanged with Kim Jong Un, 25 of which have not been reported publicly. The letters, filled with flowery language, provide a fascinating window into their relationship. Kim flatters Trump by repeatedly calling him "Your Excellency," and writes in one letter that meeting again would be "reminiscent of a scene from a fantasy film." In another, Kim writes that the "deep and special friendship between us will work as a magical force." CNN has obtained the transcripts of two of the letters. … [Read more...] about ‘Play it down’: Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in new Woodward book
The state Supreme Court has upheld those measures but gave a strict interpretation of Prop. 218 in a 2017 ruling that the San Francisco court invoked in the Prop. C case. In deciding that a Southern California city’s tax initiative was not covered by another provision of Prop. 218 that required special elections for local tax measures, the high court said neither the text nor the context of Prop. 218 “supports the conclusion that the term ‘local government’ was meant to encompass the electorate.” … [Read more...] about Calif. Supreme Court lets 2018’s Prop. C stand, frees up $300 million in homeless funds for SF