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7/26: Red and Blue – CBS News
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7/26: Red and Blue – CBS News

7/26: Red and Blue - CBS News Watch CBS News Trump and Pence both speak in D.C.; Russia plans to depart International Space Station Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
How Florida politics can jeopardize the tax-exempt status of churches and nonprofits
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How Florida politics can jeopardize the tax-exempt status of churches and nonprofits

Our many faiths have played roles in campaigns since our nation was founded. Politics can jeopardize the tax-exempt status churches and nonprofits enjoy.“I am running for governor to defeat Ron DeSantis and help you!” Democratic Party candidate for governor Charlie Crist said.Crist had a welcoming audience at the Florida General Baptist Convention conference in Orlando. “God is good, all the time, and (so is) making sure people know what's at stake in this election … that democracy is on the ballot … A woman's right to choose is on the ballot …Public education is on the ballot,” Crist said.Crist's primary opponent, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, was not invited. Her campaign emailed WESH 2 News a statement saying, "Nikki understands that engaging with our religiou...
Justice Dept investigation into Jan. 6 now encompasses communications of allies of Trump
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Justice Dept investigation into Jan. 6 now encompasses communications of allies of Trump

The Justice Department's criminal investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, rioting at the U.S. Capitol, now includes questions for witnesses about the communications of people close to then-President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign, CBS News has confirmed. That news, first reported by The Washington Post, was confirmed to CBS News by a U.S. government official familiar with the investigation and a source with knowledge of what's been presented by the Justice Department to a grand jury. It is not evident that Trump himself is a target of the investigation, only that that prosecutors are asking questions related to him and his aides One part of the investigation concerns the efforts to swap out electors won by Joe Biden in several battlegr...
CNN Poll: 75% of Democratic voters want someone other than Biden in 2024
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CNN Poll: 75% of Democratic voters want someone other than Biden in 2024

The poll comes as Biden's approval ratings remain low and most Americans are discontented with the state of the country and the economy. Inflation remains high and a new report released Tuesday showed consumer confidence slipped for the third straight month. Twenty-four percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters said they want someone else because they don't think Biden can win in 2024, up from 18% in a poll conducted in January and February. Thirty-two percent feel that way because they don't want Biden to be reelected, up from 16% earlier this year. Twenty-five percent said they prefer Biden as the nominee, which is a steep drop from 45% in January/February. The poll shows a sharp downturn in enthusiasm for a 2024 reelection bid by the President. In January/February, 51% of D...
DHS lawyers evaluate whether to allow Secret Service to cooperate with Jan. 6 committee
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DHS lawyers evaluate whether to allow Secret Service to cooperate with Jan. 6 committee

Lawyers for the Department of Homeland Security are evaluating whether or not U.S. Secret Service officials may continue to cooperate with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol after the department's top watchdog directed the agency to cease looking into what happened to apparently deleted text messages from that day, three U.S. officials tell CBS News.In a July 20 letter addressed to U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray and reviewed by CBS News, DHS Deputy Inspector General Gladys Ayala instructed the agency to "not engage in any further investigative activities," adding that the agency's efforts to interview potential witnesses or take further action "would interfere with an ongoing criminal investigation."The letter has pr...
Greitens hopes outsider politics will win another statewide race
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Greitens hopes outsider politics will win another statewide race

This is one in a series of stories looking at Missouri candidates for U.S. Senate. COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Missouri's former governor hopes that he can wage another successful statewide campaign by running as a political outsider with a platform of support for former president Donald Trump's policies. Eric Greitens is one of more than 20 Republican candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senate in the Aug. 2 primary. They're seeking to represent the GOP in the November race for the seat being vacated by Sen. Roy Blunt. Greitens touts endorsements that include Rudy Guiliani, Veterans for Trump and other organizations that support Trump. Trump has praised Greitens but is yet to endorse anyone in the Republican primary for Senate. Greitens served as governor of Missouri b...
Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C.
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Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C.

Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C. - CBS News Watch CBS News It's a battle for control of the Republican Party as former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence gave dueling speeches in Washington, D.C. Major Garrett has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Elizabeth Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10
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Elizabeth Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10

  Elizabeth Holtzman (photo: Holtzman campaign) July 20, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Liz Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10 Elizabeth Holtzman -- former member of Congress, Brooklyn District Attorney, and NYC Comptroller -- joined the show to discuss her campaign for Congress in the new 10th District of New York, which includes much of Lower Manhattan and a large stretch of Brooklyn. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.p...
Interest rate hike expected as Federal Reserve officials gather in Washington this week
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Interest rate hike expected as Federal Reserve officials gather in Washington this week

Investors and economists are bracing for another interest rate hike this week as central bank officials gather in Washington for their July meeting. Their two-day gathering July 26 and 27 comes as the Federal Reserve works to combat soaring inflation that has left families across the country struggling to make ends meet. Economists expect Fed officials will raise the federal funds rate by 75 basis points – bringing the rate to between 2.25% and 2.50%, which is where it was at its most recent high in summer 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic. This will mark the fourth interest rate hike of the year as consumer prices have risen at the fastest pace in more than 40 years. Five months ago, the federal funds rate was near zero percent. At its June meeting, the Federal Open Market C...
Alex Jones damages trial begins over his false claims Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax
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Alex Jones damages trial begins over his false claims Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones repeatedly "lied and attacked the parents of murdered children" when he told his Infowars audience that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, an attorney for one of the victims' parents told a Texas jury on Tuesday at the outset of a trial to determine how much Jones must pay for defaming them. Jones created a "massive campaign of lies" and recruited "wild extremists from the fringes of the internet ... who were as cruel as Mr. Jones wanted them to be" to the families of the 20 first-graders and six educators who were killed in the 2012 attack on the school in Newtown, Connecticut, attorney Mark Bankston said during his opening statement as Jones looked on and occasionally shook his head. Jones tapped into the explosive popularity o...