Democratic hopeful Warren outlines $85 billion rural broadband plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren outlined on Wednesday her plan to bring high-speed internet to rural and Native American communities through an $85 billion federal grant program. In the United States, 30 percent of rural populations and 35 percent of people on tribal lands lack access to broadband, compared to 2 percent in urban areas, according to […]

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Group sues to block California law aimed at forcing Trump to release tax returns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – A conservative legal group has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a new California law aimed at forcing Republican U.S. President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, the latest volley over Democrats’ efforts to see the former businessman’s financial records. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Sacramento on Aug. 1 by the group Judicial […]

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Senior Democrat Nadler: No deadline for Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday rejected the notion that Democrats must decide whether to pursue the impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump before the 2020 election season shifts into high gear. With some Democrats warning that the window for impeachment was closing with the approach of elections, House Judiciary Committee Chairman […]

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TABLE-Conservatives win Greek election, official results

(Updates with latest results) ATHENS, July 8 (Reuters) – Greece’s conservative New Democracy pary won Sunday’s snap national election, defeating the ruling Syriza party of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The following are official results released by the Interior Ministry with nearly 99.8% of the votes counted and the projected seats in the 300-seat parliament. votes % parliament seats New Democracy […]

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Greece's conservative party just won its national election, unseating the country's left-wing prime minister

Greece’s conservative party claimed victory in a national election on Sunday, ousting left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Official results revealed Kyriakos Mitsotakis of the New Democracy party led with more than than a third of the vote, with nearly 70% of votes counted. The prime minister-elect has vowed to implement lower taxes and create more jobs and investments. Visit Business […]

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U.S. Senator Warren proposes executive action on women of color pay gap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Friday proposed a plan to help women of color get better wages and a path to the leadership positions they have been denied. Warren announced executive actions she would take on Day One of her presidency if she were elected, the latest plan in the progressive candidate’s […]

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Joe Biden raises $21.5 million in second quarter, keeps pace with Buttigieg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden took in $21.5 million in the second fundraising quarter of the year, his campaign said on Wednesday, placing him behind only Pete Buttigieg among 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who have reported campaign donations for the period. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, raised $24.8 million in the second quarter, his campaign […]

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Harris confronts Biden on race during Democratic debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris confronted former Vice President Joe Biden over comments he made about working with pro-segregationists when he was in the U.S. Senate, telling him his comments were personal and hurtful. “I do not believe you are a racist. And I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common […]

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House passes bill to thwart 2020 ballot box hacking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. states would get $600 million in federal grants to secure voting machines from cyber attacks under legislation passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, with the money to be spent quickly so that upgraded equipment is in place by the Nov. 3, 2020 national elections. The Democratic-controlled House approved the legislation in a mostly partisan […]

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