Ken Buck pressured local official to submit incorrect election results

Colorado Republican Party Chair Ken Buck, a U.S. representative from Windsor, pressured a local party official to submit incorrect election results to set the primary ballot for a state Senate seat, according to an audio recording of a conference call obtained by The Denver Post. “You’ve got a sitting congressman, a sitting state party chair, who is trying to bully […]

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Premier Brian Pallister to update Manitoba on latest coronavirus measures Wednesday

Manitoba premier Brian Pallister will update Manitobans on the latest COVID-19 measures at a press conference at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Global News will livestream the press conference here. On Tuesday, Pallister announced a one-time $200 cheque for all Manitoba seniors aged 65 and older, to be mailed by the end of May. Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you […]

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Trump flies to Arizona to visit mask factory on trip with political overtones

PHOENIX (Reuters) – President Donald Trump took a rare trip out of Washington on Tuesday to tour a mask production plant in Arizona, visiting a state he hopes to win in the November election even as Americans avoid travel to fight the coronavirus. Trump, a Republican who is running for re-election, has been holed up at the White House for […]

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U.S. Senate Republicans crafting 'narrow' business liability protections: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said that legislation to protect businesses from litigation related to the coronavirus outbreak will be narrowly-crafted by Republicans and would have to be included in any upcoming bill in response to the pandemic. Saying that a flood of litigation had already begun in the United States, McConnell told reporters, […]

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Parliament: Social, economic costs carefully weighed before extending Covid-19 circuit breaker, says Lawrence Wong

SINGAPORE – Keeping everyone at home to stem the transmission of Covid-19 has substantial social and economic costs, and is likely to disproportionately impact lower-income and vulnerable groups, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong. “They are also less likely to be able to telecommute for work, and so staying home for this group will clearly affect their incomes and livelihoods. […]

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