Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have “an informal agreement” to keep a stopgap government-wide funding bill at the end of September free of controversy or conflict.
Source: Fox News, Mnuchin, Pelosi have ‘informal agreement’ to go forward with government funding package, source says
The U.S. Army will initiate on Friday the deployment of about 500 troops to Lithuania as part of a military operation, though government officials have said the strategy has nothing to do with recent political tensions in the region.
Source: Fox News, US troops deploy to Lithuania during heightened tensions in Eastern Europe
A police officer in Delafield, Wisconsin, offered a teenager a helping hand when he found himself in an unfortunate situation last week.
Source: Breitbart, Officer Helps Raise over K for Student Whose Car Caught Fire After Buying It
The Trump DOJ is working with Oregon law enforcement officials to arrest and prosecute violent rioters in Portland.
Source: Breitbart, Federal and Portland Authorities Join Forces to Crack Down on Rioters, Three Arrests Made
Two cities, two police shootings, two very different presidents. We take a look at their responses.
Source: Yahoo News, Ferguson and Kenosha: How two presidents responded to civil unrest
A business owner in Fort Myers, Fla., was charged with fraudulently acquiring $2 million in COVID-19 relief funds through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and using nearly $700,000 of it to buy a 4…
Source: The Hill, Florida man accused of misusing M coronavirus small business loan to buy boat
Harley, a 1-year-old companion dog to Staff Sergeant A.J. Kirrish, was almost deported to Jordan after the CDC found a mistake in her paperwork.
Source: Fox News, Military veteran’s companion dog allowed into US after it was almost deported
New Yorkers are highly divided regarding the city’s overall direction
Source: The Daily Caller, New Yorkers Want A Tax Cut, New Survey Says
Nicolle Wallace slams Trump’s cozy connection with Russia, highlighting that many of Trump’s political interests also benefit Vladimir Putin
Source: MSDNC, Nicolle Wallace hopes Trump’s voters know it’s really ‘MGPA – Making Putin Great Again’
The heat wave comes as firefighters are yet to complete quell California’s many wildfires — and raises fears they could flare anew
Source: USA Today, West will swelter as holiday heat wave and pandemic combine to make relief harder to find
Apple is delaying a new privacy feature in the next version of its iPhone operating system that will make it more difficult for app developers to track people online to help sell ads
Source: ABC, Apple delays debut of anti-tracking tool in iPhone software
This week marks the one year anniversary of the Conception boat fire, which killed 34 people. Plus, cities are converting motels into permanent housing and another heat wave is coming this weekend.
Source: USA Today, In CA: One year anniversary of Conception boat fire that killed 34 people
A judge has ordered rapper Kanye West’s name to be removed from presidential ballots in Virginia
Source: ABC, Judge kicks Kanye West off Virginia ballot for November
September 3, 2020
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s coronavirus hotspot Victoria state said on Friday its death toll from the virus rose by 59 and there were 81 new cases.
The death tally includes 50 people in aged-care facilities who died in July and August, the state health department said in a tweet. Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, reported 15 deaths and 113 cases a day earlier.
The state capital, Melbourne, is nearing the end of a six-week lockdown put in place to slow the spread of the virus but authorities said restrictions may continue beyond the planned end date after daily cases rose on Thursday.
(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)
Source: OANN, Australia’s Victoria state reports 81 new coronavirus cases
On President Trump continuing to skirt the law and asking his voters to vote twice, Lawrence Tribe says, “For a law and order president, there isn’t a lot of order and certainly no law.”
Source: MSDNC, Tribe on Trump: ‘For a law and order president, there isn’t a lot of order and certainly no law’
Lafayette Consolidated Government has filed a lawsuit against John Merrifield, who created a fake Antifa event on social media.
Source: USA Today, The mayor of a Louisiana city is suing the creator of fake Antifa events on Facebook
Donald Trump has chided his Democratic opponent Joe Biden for visiting Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday, where the former vice president met with the family of Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old man who was shot in the back seven times by local police.The president also doubled down on his suggestion that Americans try to vote twice, which is illegal, if they are worried their mail-in ballots will not be counted.
Source: Yahoo News, ‘We ended that problem’: Trump mocks Biden at rally for going to Kenosha to meet Jacob Blake family