Top Republican lawmakers have dismissed the president's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power while Democrats have described the comments as chilling.The president reiterates stance »
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that Florida, hard hit by coronavirus pandemic this summer, was moving into Phase 3 of reopening, lifting all restrictions on restaurants and businesses. DeSantis, a Republican, said restaurants, hotels and bars across the state can immediately reopen at full capacity. A staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, DeSantis has been widely criticized in the past for reopening Florida early in the pandemic — a move that came after the governor met with the president.
Buffalo Police officers will no longer have to wear badges that display their names. The policy change, which went into effect last week, was made to protect officer safety after threats were made against some. Police officers in Buffalo, New York, are no longer required to display their names on their uniforms after a policy change designed to protect cops was put into effect, according to WKBW and other local 新世紀集運 outlets.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is openly hoping that a big fight over a Supreme Court nominee could distract voters from the 200,000-plus Americans who have died from the novel coronavirus on President Donald Trump's watch. In an interview with The New York Times, Alexander said that the Supreme Court battle is the party's best chance to make the 2020 election about something other than Trump and the coronavirus pandemic. "Either the election can be about Trump, or about COVID or about the Supreme Court," Alexander explained.
“Enfranchising 16-year-olds would be good for them and good for our democracy.”
“At 16, most kids have little awareness of politics, civics, or American history.”
“Voting is habit forming...which underscores the importance of having as stable an environment as possible for the youngest voters.”
“Keeping the voting age at 18 is not a slap at 16-year-olds. It is recognition that an informed electorate is the best kind.”
“When young people’s participation lags badly, issues important to them receive short shrift in the public discourse.”