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What does social media activism accomplish?

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:42:26 -0400

As Americans protest the killing of George Floyd, activists brought demonstrations online. However, the execution and effectiveness of these campaigns have drawn scrutiny.....
Former Mattis speechwriter says he was surprised by the retired general's attack on Trump

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:40:45 -0400

Guy Snodgrass, who worked as a top aide to former Defense Secretary James Mattis, says that while he was surprised that Mattis recently issued a rare public criticism of President Trump, he also belie....
Biden pins pandemic job losses on 'failure in leadership' by Trump

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:02:56 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden skewered President Trump on Friday, saying recent job losses and higher rates of unemployment in black and brown communities are attributable to the White House’s misma....
Trump says the economy will cure the 'very sad problem' of police killing blacks

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:07:35 -0400

Over the past two days, President Trump has twice been asked how he plans to try to fix the daunting problem of systemic racism in police departments across America and both times he has made clear th....
Trump praises success against coronavirus in states that are seeing cases spike

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:02:41 -0400

“Look at what’s going in Florida, it’s incredible,” Trump said at one point. “The job the governor of Florida’s done, it’s incredible. The numbers they’re doing ... you gotta open it up.” Much like Fl....
Tired of troops on the streets, Washington, D.C., names 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' outside the White House

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:27:01 -0400

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the change Friday morning, but a local Black Lives Matter group called it "a performative distraction."....
Trump says he hopes George Floyd 'is looking down' and celebrating jobs report: 'This is a great day for him'

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:23:49 -0400

In a stream-of-consciousness speech in the Rose Garden, the president touted news that the unemployment rate fell last month as nearly 3 million people who had been furloughed due to the coronavirus r....
Exclusive: Leaked document reveals details of federal law enforcement patrolling Washington amid protests

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:41:38 -0400

The growing military and law enforcement presence in Washington, D.C., has sparked concern from lawmakers, protesters and the press. And the White House has provided scant information about it.....
'Boogaloo' arrests in Nevada portray extremists using protests to incite civil war 

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:11:25 -0400

Two men charged with conspiring to incite violence and civil unrest at protests over the killing of George Floyd previously sought to do the same thing at protests against coronavirus lockdowns, feder....
Trump vows to help oust GOP senator after criticism: 'Get any candidate ready'

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:31:52 -0400

Donald Trump wrote Thursday that he would campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski over her praise of comments made by Gen. James Mattis.....
Sharpton mocks Trump's Bible photo op at George Floyd memorial

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:46:25 -0400

The Rev. Al Sharpton, the longtime activist and political commentator, took his turn mocking President Trump's widely criticized photo op in front of St. John's Church earlier this week.....
Barr defends use of non-identified officers in D.C. as Democrats demand answers

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:17:23 -0400

Democrats have called for a special prosecutor to look into Attorney General William Barr’s handling of law enforcement’s attack on protesters.....
Under questioning, Barr says Trump's Bible photo op was 'entirely appropriate'

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:16:49 -0400

Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that it was “entirely appropriate” to forcibly remove protesters from the area surrounding the White House ahead of President Trump’s seemingly impromptu ph....
Pentagon intelligence employees raise concerns about supporting domestic surveillance amid protests

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:49:06 -0400

The government’s increasingly militarized response to nationwide protests has sparked concern among employees of a Pentagon intelligence agency, who fear they might be compelled to help conduct survei....
Does violence undermine the message of protests?

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:04:49 -0400

Protests in response to the killing of George Floyd have reignited a longstanding debate over whether nonviolent resistance is the only path to creating change.....
Nation 'not prepared' for next pandemic

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:45:38 -0400

At a congressional hearing, Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the CDC, issued stark warnings about the potential for future pandemics.....
Trump was once a huge fan of Gen. Mattis — and here's the video to prove it

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:14:12 -0400

The president responded to stinging criticism by his former defense secretary by calling him "the world’s most overrated General." But a review of Trump’s comments over the years show the pr....
Activist DeRay Mckesson on the protests, the election and what young people can do to spur change

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:37:08 -0400

In spite of the ongoing protests against police brutality, the COVID-19 pandemic and an upcoming presidential election, DeRay Mckesson – one of the nation’s most prominent and recognizable civil-right....
Amazon whistleblowers say company-produced news segment is 'brainwashing in plain sight'

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:23:32 -0400

An Amazon ad packaged as a news segment touting the company’s safety practices has the company under fire for manipulating the news.....
Retired top general joins Mattis dissent from Trump, warns of 'beginning of the end' for democracy if troops are used against protests

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:21:43 -0400

“The slide of the United States into illiberalism may well have begun on June 1, 2020,” retired Marine Gen. John Allen wrote in a scathing op-ed. “Remember the date.”....
Rep. Raskin: AG Barr should be disbarred for helping Trump crack down on Floyd protests

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:56:32 -0400

Rep. Jamie Raskin told Yahoo News' "Skullduggery" podcast that he believes Attorney General William Barr should be disbarred for the role he has played in helping the president crack dow....
Coronavirus cases are climbing again in the South and the West. Will crowded protests spark bigger outbreaks?

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:54:03 -0400

As people across all 50 states continue to gather to protest police brutality and systemic racism, the question is whether this will spark a COVID-19 resurgence right when the U.S. seemed to be gettin....
Floyd case sheds light on the power of police unions to thwart justice

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 05:00:24 -0400

Time and again, victims’ families and the many others who’ve come out to mourn and protest their deaths, have watched as officers involved in such incidents remain on the job and escape criminal prose....
Site of mass arrests, Washington street epitomizes the complexities of George Floyd protests

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:21:09 -0400

Swann Street was the site of dialogue between police and demonstrators that touched on the complex and emotional issues at the core of the intense protests.....
Sen. Tim Scott says an 'unjust system' leads to a 'society of chaos'

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:02:57 -0400

Sen. Tim Scott said that he sees a change in the way that white Americans are discussing race and racism, and believes there will be lasting change resulting from the outcry over the killing of George....
Homeland Security claims 'drug trafficking' groups are using George Floyd protests as cover

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:22:48 -0400

Homeland Security is claiming “drug trafficking organizations” are using the George Floyd protests as a facade for criminal activity, prompting law enforcement to respond with nonlethal weapons, accor....
Obama praises George Floyd protests and sees hope for police reform, racial progress

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:58:40 -0400

Former President Barack Obama said he feels hopeful that the protests over the killing of George Floyd can "bring about real change."....
Gen. Mattis says he’s 'angry and appalled' at Trump's response to protests

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:33:32 -0400

President Trump’s first Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, who resigned last year, spoke out against his former boss for the first time Wednesday, saying he is “angry and appalled” at the White House....
As protests rock cities, Rand Paul holds up passage of anti-lynching bill

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:31:15 -0400

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is holding up passage of an anti-lynching bill with broad bipartisan support — the latest delay in an effort to pass a federal law against lynching that goes back over a century....
After breaking with Trump, Esper is still secretary of defense 'as of right now'

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:14:41 -0400

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany did not go out of her way Wednesday to assure reporters that Donald Trump still had confidence in his defense secretary, who earlier in the day broke with ....
Cities remove racist monuments before protesters can topple them

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:11:54 -0400

As the protests following the death of George Floyd in some cities have turned to targeting racist iconography, officials are trying to preempt them.....
Live: Obama hosts 'reimagining policing' town hall in wake of George Floyd's death

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:51:09 -0400

Former President Barack Obama will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET to address police violence amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd.....
A group of D.C. protesters now has a list of demands

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:49:27 -0400

As protests continue to erupt around the country, a group of three young African-American activists is attempting to link the demonstrations to a list of demands.....
As tensions rise, police push back, sometimes literally, on protests

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:30:01 -0400

Multiple officers across the country have been disciplined for misconduct in responding to the George Floyd protests, with many more investigations pending after viral videos and complaints.....
Counties in Florida, Iowa worry CDC as emerging coronavirus 'areas of concern'

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:54:08 -0400

A document created by the CDC and reviewed by Yahoo News lists nine counties and one city with rising infection levels, many in states that have eased lockdown restrictions.....
Atlanta mayor: Trump needs a Dr. Fauci figure to speak for him on race

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:42:42 -0400

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told Yahoo News on Wednesday that President Trump lacks the credibility on race relations needed to unite the country following George Floyd’s death.....
Live event: The Media’s Role in Engendering Trust and Giving Voice to Underrepresented Communities

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:51:27 -0400

Tune in tonight at 6 p.m. EST for an hour-long panel discussion on the Media’s Role in Engendering Trust and Giving Voice to Underrepresented Communities. The event is organized by the Multicultural M....
Trump claims 'most religious leaders loved' his church photo op 

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:41:32 -0400

President Trump on Wednesday dismissed criticism from religious leaders who condemned the use of tear gas on peaceful protesters outside the White House Monday evening to clear the way for him to walk....
A 'Me Too' moment in the struggle for racial justice

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:00:57 -0400

On Memorial Day, as America began to lift more restrictions, COVID-19’s foot remained disproportionately on the chest of blacks and law enforcement had its knee on George Floyd’s neck.....
Iowa congressman Steve King loses Republican primary

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:15:28 -0400

King, whose long history of racist comments had alienated GOP allies and nearly cost him the seat in 2018, lost to state Sen. Randy Feenstra in a five-way race.....
Trump plan to deploy troops in cities shocks generals and alarms Democrats in Congress

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:56:23 -0400

Retired top generals reacted with alarm Tuesday to President Trump’s plan to use active-duty military to patrol cities where police have failed to contain violence, while Democrats in Congress said th....
On coronavirus vaccine, don't hold your breath, experts say

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:29:36 -0400

Infectious disease specialists and vaccine developers interviewed by Yahoo News said that even accepting some encouraging research at face value, it is unclear if or when an effective vaccine will be ....
ICE lacks coronavirus tests for immigrant detainees

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:45:25 -0400

A top immigration official for the Trump administration admitted on Tuesday that immigrants are not systematically tested for the coronavirus when they are apprehended.....
Religious leaders condemn teargassing protesters to clear street for Trump

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:28:00 -0400

GOP lawmakers have been mostly silent on the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to make way for the president’s church photo op.....
In wake of Floyd killing, black lives matter to us too, police around the country are saying

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:00:27 -0400

Tuesday marks one week since the harrowing video of George Floyd pinned to the ground beneath a Minneapolis police officer’s knee went viral on social media. As activists call for the arrest of the ot....
Trump tells NYC to activate National Guard: 'The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart!'

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:44:40 -0400

After vowing Monday to deploy military force to restore order in states that fail to “dominate” unlawful demonstrations, President Trump on Tuesday all but ordered New York City to request help from t....
Biden: George Floyd's killing is 'a wake-up call for our nation'

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:27:48 -0400

"It's a wake-up call for our nation, in my view." The protesters were cleared so Trump could have his photo taken in front of nearby St. John’s church with a Bible in hand. "The pre....
Historian Rick Perlstein says that violent protests could hurt Trump in November

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 10:09:52 -0400

The Pulitzer Prize winner says that violent demonstrations tend to hurt incumbents, as evidenced by GOP losses in the 1970 midterms.....
Trump says he will use military to put down riots

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 19:57:49 -0400

President Trump vowed to put an end to the violent protests over the killing of George Floyd as Washington law enforcement officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets into crowds of protester a block a....
Violent protests shine spotlight on extremists, from antifa to 'Boogaloo'

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:13:20 -0400

The far-left antifa and far-right 'Boogaloo' movements have both made headlines as protests continue nationwide, but neither is an organized group in the traditional sense.....