The FEC is back, but challenges await the divided commission

(Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) The U.S. Senate confirmed Republican lawyer Trey Trainor to the Federal Election Commission over the objections

‘Dark money’ overshadows 2020 election political ad spending

Screengrab from an ad by the group One Nation – captured via YouTube More than half of all TV ads

The End of Plastic Bottles? New Plant-Based Ones Will Degrade in a Year

Reading Time: < 1 minute In California’s Crowded Prison System, COVID-19 Takes the Vulnerable (Reader Steve) The author writes, “California

Zuckerberg Calls for ‘Clear Regulatory Framework’ to Counter Chinese Internet Censorship

The Facebook founder said he was worried about China’s model “spreading to other countries.”

Trump Threatens to Make World Health Organization Funding Cut Permanent

The WHO must “actually demonstrate independence from China” and “commit to major substantive improvements,” the president said.

From the Front Lines of the Fight for Fair Elections

Reading Time: 19 minutes The COVID-19 pandemic has already affected the 2020 election, as demonstrated by April’s chaotic Wisconsin primary,

Armor Express Remains Open for Business to Support Law Enforcement Agencies

Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance protective solutions for law enforcement, the Department of Defense, and first

Indianapolis Officers Receiving Threats Over Officer-Involved Shooting

“Its very concerning, I mean its not just open, blatant threats of murder toward our officers, but also toward families

NYPD Officer Deftly Captures 8-Foot-Long Boa Constrictor

An officer with the New York Police Department who keeps snakes as pets used his experience to capture an eight-foot

What Is Facebook Going to Do With 700 Million Giphy Users’ Data?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s Emergency Powers Worry Some Senators, Legal Experts (Reader Steve) The author writes, “[Ten senators] have

‘Grossly Incompetent’: Trump Attacks Obama in Response to Criticism of His Handling of Pandemic

In a speech to graduates on Saturday, the former president leveled thinly-veiled criticism at his successor.

Pandemic: How Big Banks and Big Ag Share Blame

Reading Time: 5 minutes President Donald Trump’s comments blaming China for the catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are misleading

The American Way: Call Them ‘Hero,’ Pay Them Zero

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Russian Roulette: Orthodox Church Gambles With Worshippers’ Health

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the US, some Catholic and evangelical groups are pushing back against state and local public

Unmasking? The Real Story Is When Flynn Was Not Masked in the First Place

Where is the record showing who unmasked Flynn in connection with his fateful conversation with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak?

Senate Passes Bill to Pay LODD Benefits to Officers who Die of COVID-19

The measure removes the requirement that families of officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians do not have to prove that

New Jersey Officer Wins $2 Million on “Survivor”

An officer with the Jersey City Police Department has emerged as the winner of the “Survivor,” television show, winning a

Washington Metro Police Officer Struck by Passenger Bus

An officer with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department officer was injured after being hit by a passenger bus Wednesday

Jerry Nadler Says House Judiciary Will Hold Hearings on DOJ Decision to Drop Flynn Case

Last week, the DOJ moved to withdraw its case against Flynn, after an outside examination of the case yielded previously-undisclosed

The Food to Avoid if You Care About Climate Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes Has COVID-19 Killed Globalization? (Dana) From the Economist: “Trade will suffer as countries abandon the idea

McConnell Says He Was ‘Wrong’ to Claim That Obama Administration Left No Pandemic Plan

“They did leave behind a plan. So I clearly made a mistake in that regard,” the majority leader said.

Biden Says if Voters Believe Tara Reade, ‘They Probably Shouldn’t Vote for Me’

The former vice president said, “I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade.”

City Health Official Reportedly Refused NYPD Request for Surgical Masks Saying, “I Don’t Give Two Rats’ Asses About Your Cops”

Dr. Oxiris Barbot made the remark during a brief phone conversation in late March with NYPD Chief of Department Terence

FL Sergeant Fired Over Actions at Parkland Shooting Reinstated with Back Pay

An arbitrator has dismissed the case against Brian Miller. According to a statement from the union that represents deputies and