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‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib defeats primary challenger Brenda Jones, CNN projects

‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib defeats primary challenger Brenda Jones, CNN projects

Freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan has prevailed against a Democratic primary challenge from Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, CNN projected Wednesday morning. In Michigan’s 13th Congressional District, Tlaib faced a rematch in Tuesday night’s Democratic primary against Jones, who beat her once before to serve out the remainder of former Rep. John…MORE

Sally Yates, who raised alarm about Flynn’s calls, testifies in GOP-led probe

Sally Yates, who raised alarm about Flynn’s calls, testifies in GOP-led probe

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is appearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the latest high-profile former Justice Department official to testify as part of the Republican-led committee probe into the FBI’s 2016 investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. Yates is testifying for the first time since Attorney General William Barr moved…MORE

Joe Biden will no longer travel to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

Joe Biden will longer accept the Democratic presidential nomination in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the Democratic National Convention, officials said Wednesday. Biden will instead accept the Democratic nomination for president from his home state of Delaware, according to the Democratic National Convention Committee. “From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety…MORE

Google Doodle promotes mask wearing and social distancing practices

Google Doodle promotes mask wearing and social distancing practices

Google is chiming into the Covid-19 discourse using a “Google Doodle” to emphasize the importance of wearing a mask. Their homepage is featuring a Google logo that shows each letter doing its part and following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. In the short doodle scene, the letters are brandishing colorful masks. They…MORE

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third-largest school system, will start the coming school year with fully remote learning for all students due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district announced Wednesday. The decision could avoid a possible strike from the Chicago Teachers Union. The district will implement remote learning through the first quarter, which ends November…MORE