eu.usatoday Laid off service industry workers in New Orleans are launching new careers in disaster relief and community health. (Oct. 6) AP Domestic In late February, when Allen Kantorowitz was furloughed from his job as sales and marketing director for a hotel group in Manhattan because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he figured he’d be sidelined two or three months. After all, Kantorowitz, 59, has decades of experience in hospitality and tourism, including high-level positions at hotels and convention bureaus in New York City and its suburbs. Even if the lodging industry were decimated, Kantorowitz surely would find a sales managing job in another sector. AOC pushes back on blaming progressives for Democratic House losses Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, pushed back against fellow Democrats blaming their losses in the House of Representatives on left-wing politicians and policies like the Green New Deal, saying that there was no “compelling evidence” for that line of attack. “There are folks running around on TV blaming progressivism for Dem underperformance,” she tweeted. She said that she looked at those candidates who are blaming progressives and found that “almost all had awful execution on digital. DURING A PANDEMIC.”
They have not earned your vote': Trump allies urge Georgia Republicans to sit out Senate runoffs A Georgia election official called on President Trump to condemn and "stop inspiring" recent threats of violence over the election. USA TODAY Allies of President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the election urged Republicans in Georgia on Wednesday to stay at home for the Jan. 5 Senate runoff elections, arguing Trump supporters shouldn't take part in another "rigged election."
Police make contact with missing Iowa man who saved US flag during protests, then vanished Iowa police say they’ve found a man who saved an American flag during a protest after the death of George Floyd -- then vanished for three months. Jerrell Banks, 32, was at a June 1 rally outside the Law Enforcement Center of Sioux City to protest police brutality and racial injustice when another protester snatched a flag from a lamppost, according to KMEG-TV. Livestreamed video of the protest shows Banks chase down the person carrying the flag, take it back and return it to its place on a street-side light pole.
For Trump supporters primed to disbelieve defeat, challenging the election was a civic duty Alexandra Seely, a 27-year-old dental hygienist, had never been in court except to deal with a traffic ticket. Yet days after the presidential election, her name was near the top of a lawsuit alleging widespread vote fraud in Michigan — a lawsuit designed to alter the result of a presidential election. In a handwritten affidavit, and during a subsequent interview with USA TODAY, Seely described what she saw the day after the election as she monitored vote counting in Detroit as a Republican challenger. Seely said she’s convinced not just that there was vote fraud in Wayne County, but that an entire election was stolen — despite conclusions to the contrary by judges across the country, intelligence officials, Trump's attorney general, independent observers and election supervisors in states red and blue. Barr contradicts Trump: Attorney General Barr says DOJ has found no evidence of fraud to alter election outcome Kimberly P.
Rep. Nadler slams AG Barr's election fraud investigation House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler slammed Attorney General William Barr for pursuing an investigation into alleged election fraud "without a proper basis in evidence." Barr on Monday gave federal prosecutors the green light to pursue "substantial allegations" of voting irregularities before the results of the 2020 presidential election, which Fox News has projected Democrat Joe Biden has won, are certified next month, even though little evidence of fraud has been put forth. "Attorney General Barr’s memo is both flawed and deeply disturbing," Nadler, D -N.Y., said in a statement on Tuesday. "It is unlikely to open new legal avenues for the Trump campaign, but speaks to Barr’s dangerous and irresponsible impulse to pander to the President’s worst instincts."
Can Trump pardon himself? What's a preemptive pardon? Experts explain the sweeping power Michael Flynn pleaded guilty three years ago to lying about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's unrestrained use of his pardon powers, which he has used to help allies, has raised a question debated among legal experts: Can a president pardon himself? Judge mandates USPS take 'extraordinary measures' as on-time movement of mail ballots drops The order from federal Judge Emmet Sullivan, which comes just two days before Election Day, requires USPS to utilize the Express Mail network -- which guarantees delivery in one to two days -- for all ballots that are traveling longer distances, even after Election Day. And ballots that stay local are required to be processed and delivered to local post offices on the same day they arrive, or the next morning at the latest. The order comes as the Postal Service's delivery performance in the days before the presidential election has become a major point of contention -- especially in the battleground states where thousands of voters are mailing ballots instead of visiting polling places in person because of the coronavirus pandemic -- and Democratic state leaders and other voting access groups have pushed for judicial oversight of the agency's work.
UK authorizes emergency use of Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities should receive the vaccine first. USA TODAY LONDON – The United Kingdom became the first western country to approve widespread use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech, the British government said Wednesday. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said the first shots will be given next week.