UK Politics

Be updated with latest UK news, politics, media, views and much more.

UK Politics

Biden Owes Fundraising Lead Mostly to Bigger Donors, Watchdog Data Shows

Mostly because of large contributors, former Vice President Joe Biden has been able to raise significantly more money for his campaign than President Donald Trump in the race for the highest office of the land. Large donors gave Biden over $390 million and Trump less than $280 million, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP). The difference is particularly striking among those giving over $2,800. Biden raised more than $170 million from such donors, while Trump received less than $120 million. And the difference would likely be even larger if campaign money from Biden's joint fundraising committees was included. Biden raised some $170 millionRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

North Carolina Mail-In Ballot Receipt Extension Upheld by Federal Court

A federal appeals court ruled on Oct. 20 to uphold a deadline extension in North Carolina for the receipt and counting of absentee ballots to nine days from three. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals denied injunctive relief, pending appeal, in a lawsuit that was brought by Republican legislative leaders seeking to reimpose a three-day window after Election Day for receiving and counting mail-in ballots, which the State Board of Elections last month agreed to expand to nine days. “The deadline extension only changes two things: more votes cast by mail will be counted rather than discarded because of mail delays, and fewer voters wiRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

White House, Pelosi ‘Optimistic’ in Developing Deal With Democrats on Stimulus Bill

The White House is now optimistic in developing a CCP virus relief deal after negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said chief of staff Mark Meadows. "I am optimistic," Meadows said. "We do share one goal, and that is hopefully to get some kind of deal in the next 48 hours or so." Over the past 24 hours, negotiations between Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been positive, he said. “The last 24 hours have moved the ball down the field,” Meadows said on Fox News on Wednesday morning, following talks between the Treasury secretary and speaker. The goal is “some kRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Schumer Says He Had ‘Serious Talk’ With Feinstein Following Progressive Backlash Around Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he had a "long and serious" conversation with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) following backlash from progressives over her handling of last week's Judiciary Committee hearings with Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, with some calling for the California senator to cede her role as the top Democrat on the committee. “I’ve had a long and serious talk with Senator Feinstein. That’s all I’m going to say about it right now,” Schumer told reporters at a news conference on Oct. 20. Feinstein sparked a strong reaction from some liberal groups after she praised Republicans for their orgRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

GOP Senators Propose Bill to Prevent Court Packing

The senators also proposed a bill that would stop Democrats from passing any new court-packing laws in the Senate. This comes after Democrats threatened to expand the Supreme Court if Senate Republicans fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seaRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Record Voter Registration in Pennsylvania

Thanks to a split Supreme Court ruling, Pennsylvania will count its mail-in ballots up until November 6th—three days after the election, even if they don’t have a postmark. The Supreme Court Justices were divided 4 to 4 over a bid to overturn a ruling by the lower court to allow the extension. Because of the equal division caused bRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Chinese Regime Hackers Are Targeting US Defense and Security Networks: NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) on Tuesday warned that hackers linked to the Chinese regime were targeting America's national defense and security networks, and urged preventive measures. The NSA said in an advisory (pdf) that "Chinese state-sponsored malicious cyber activity" is one of the biggest threats to Pentagon information networks, national security systems, and the defense industrial base. "These networks often undergo a full array of tactics and techniques used by Chinese state-sponsored cyber actors to exploit computer networks of interest that hold sensitive intellectual property, economic, political, and military information," the NSA said and urged patching and other mitigation efforts—like changing passworRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Senate Democrats Block Republican Stimulus Bill as Negotiations Continue

Senate Democrats blocked a Republican-backed $500 billion CCP virus stimulus bill on Wednesday from advancing in the midst of talks between the White House and House Democrats on a larger relief package. The GOP, led by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), tried to hold a debate on the measure. It was blocked after Republicans failed to obtain 60 votes needed to overcome a procedural hurdle. The Republicans' bill included a boost to federal unemployment benefits, more Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses, and funding for schools and testing. "Democrats have said we shouldn’t pass any more relief at all unless Speaker Pelosi gets her whole far-left wish list,Read More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Pelosi Says Pandemic Deal on Horizon, but Timing Still Not Clear

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said a CCP virus relief deal is nearing and could be finished by the end of this week, although the timing is still not clear. “I’m pretty happy,” Pelosi said of her ongoing discussions with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a televised interview on Wednesday, adding that she believes there is "a prospect for an agreement.” The House speaker didn't elaborate on the nature of the agreement or what provisions would be contained. Pelosi, who added she was scheduled to continue talks with Mnuchin at 2:30 p.m. local time, said that she wanted the bill to be passed by Nov. 1. Read More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Sen. Lee: Internet Companies That Don’t Act as Open Platforms Might Lose Section 230 Immunity

Internet companies might start seeing their liability protections under federal law rolled back if they behave as publishers or editors, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said in a recent interview. Lee made the remark during an interview with Fox News @ Night on Oct. 20, when commenting about Twitter's suppression and censorship of two exposés by The New York Post that contain allegations about Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The articles alleged that emails from an abandoned laptop reportedly dropped off by Hunter Biden at a repair shop reveal he profited from work in China and Ukraine while his father was vice president. Over the weekend, the elRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

1 2 3 697
Page 2 of 697