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READ: Former President Jimmy Carter’s statement on the death of George Floyd

Former President Jimmy Carter became the latest — and final — living former president to weigh in on the death of George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody last week. Read the statement: Rosalynn and I are pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks. Our…MORE

Tech group files first lawsuit challenging Trump’s social media executive order

Tech group files first lawsuit challenging Trump’s social media executive order

A nonprofit advocacy group partially funded by Big Tech has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order on social media, marking Silicon Valley’s first major legal effort to resist the plan. The Center for Democracy and Technology’s lawsuit accuses the Trump administration of singling out Twitter for punishment and seeking to “chill the…MORE

White House releases results of Trump’s annual physical

White House releases results of Trump’s annual physical

President Donald Trump weighs 244 pounds, stands 6 feet 3 inches, has a blood pressure of 121/79 mmHG and a resting heart rate 63 beats per minute, the White House said on Wednesday in a summary of his annual physical. The results came after Trump revealed he’d taken a round of a controversial drug to…MORE

Trump’s religious photo-ops aren’t about piety. They’re about power

For nearly 200 years, St. John’s Episcopal Church has welcomed presidents from the White House across the street. But where other presidents came to pray, Donald Trump came to pose. Protected by a phalanx of heavily armed officers, Trump walked across Lafayette Square to the church after nearby protesters were gassed and forcibly moved. For…MORE

Biden campaign turns speech on nation’s unrest into battleground digital ad

Biden campaign turns speech on nation’s unrest into battleground digital ad

Joe Biden’s campaign has turned the former vice president’s speech on civil unrest across the nation into a digital ad released Wednesday in battleground states. The ad, “Build the Future,” plays footage of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s speech and overlays it with images and video of the chaotic clash between protesters and federal law enforcement…MORE

The question before the Supreme Court is who polices the police

The question before the Supreme Court is who polices the police

The protests and clashes unfolding across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd have upheld a resonant message for courts to consider: Law enforcement accountability is missing in the justice system. The Supreme Court could decide soon whether it will take a closer look at a legal doctrine it created nearly 40…MORE