Campaigns ready for debates one week out
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One week until the first debate of the 2024 presidential election, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are offering contrasting approaches to the debate stage. While President Biden will be surrounded by senior advisers ahead of the debate, Trumps campaign has appeared to downplay preparation for the meeting between the candidates in Atlanta. In the days ahead of the debate, President Biden heads to Camp David. The presidential retreat has served President Biden as a site for holidays, notable meetings with foreign heads of state and preparation for the State of the Union Add ..read more
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State Senate ethics committee finds probable cause to sustain complaint against Faith Winter
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DENVER A state Senate ethics committee on Thursday determined there was enough probable cause to sustain an ethics complaint against state Senator Faith Winter. The complaint was filed by the Northglenn City Council after Winter appeared intoxicated at a Northglenn community meeting. "I'd like to entertain discussion from members of the committee about whether we feel prepared at this time to make a determination regarding probable cause," said Senator Julie Gonzales, chair of the state Senate ethics committee. Our partners at The Denver Post reported that Winter appeared to slur her words whe ..read more
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The Supreme Court could rule on social media, abortion, Trump and more on Thursday
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Covering opinions from the Supreme Court, this time of year can sometimes be a challenge. You either have to be inside the court when the rulings come down or you have to be proficient with the Supreme Court's website on opinion days at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Reporters from around the globe are constantly hitting refresh to see what big case has just received a ruling. Right now, there are over 20 cases still in need of an opinion, and while it's always possible for the court to issue opinions in July, traditionally, the justices wrap up by the end of June. More decisions are set to be released ..read more
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Here's what's at stake as Supreme Court is set to rule on Idaho's abortion law
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After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Idaho instituted one of the country's most restrictive abortion bans. The state now only allows the procedure if it is "necessary to prevent the death of the pregnant woman." There is an exception for victims of rape and incest, but only in the first trimester. The penalty for performing what Idaho calls a "criminal abortion" is 2 to 5 years in prison. Opponents believe it forces emergency room doctors to make an unfair choice. The Biden administration is challenging the law, saying it conflicts with federal regulations specifically the Emergency ..read more
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RFK Jr. excluded from upcoming debate; Biden, Trump only candidates invited
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Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will not be invited to next week's presidential debate hosted by CNN, the network announced early Thursday. The network said that only President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump met the criteria for the debate. The network stipulated that a candidate must appear on a sufficient number of state ballots to reach the 270 electoral vote threshold to win the presidency and receive at least 15% in four separate national polls of registered or likely voters. CNN previously said that Kennedy had reached 15% in three recognized polls ..read more
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Man vying for Cheyenne mayoral seat wants to be 'humble meat avatar' for ChatGPT model
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1d ago
Victor Miller wants to become the next mayor of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He promises that his customized ChatGPT model, VIC, would make all decisions. Miller grew up in Cheyenne and currently works at the local library. He grew increasingly interested in artificial intelligence (AI) when he began using ChatGPT in his personal life and believes it can help improve the city. His campaign slogan is, "AI for mayor." I'm not running as Victor Miller, who thinks he's going to be a better mayor because of who I am. You know, I'm offering a new intelligence brought to us from this awesome technology, and th ..read more
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Jill Stein tells Scripps News she's filed an FEC complaint over exclusion from presidential debate
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2d ago
Presumptive Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein told Scripps News on Wednesday she's filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission over being excluded from CNN's June debate. "We think that the American people are really hungry for a real debate, not just the two zombie candidates that are being rammed down our throats again," Stein told Scripps News in a one-on-one interview Wednesday. "I think they are owed that and we need to have that. I think candidates who are actually ballot-qualified for most voters who could potentially win the race voters have a right to ..read more
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On climate policy, Biden and Trump couldn’t be more different
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2d ago
The White House may be the most recognized home in America and just like every other home, it takes energy to fuel it over 850,000 kilowatt-hours per year, according to some estimates. But in the race for its next occupant, how the U.S. should generate that energy is polarizing the candidates more than almost any other issue, with both sides arguing the future of Americans pocketbooks and the planet is on the line. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2023 marked the hottest year in human history with intense drought, extreme weather events and excessive heat leadi ..read more
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Will climate change concerns impact young voters in November?
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2d ago
Poll after poll shows the country is on track for a very close election this November, and mobilizing support from young voters will be key for whoever wins the White House. So what issues are motivating young voters in 2024? Multiple polls show the economy is the most important issue for young voters, but other key priorities, like reproductive health, gun violence and climate change, are often among the top concerns. Matthew Ballew is a research specialist for the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. He said younger adults are becoming more concerned about climate change, and he thi ..read more
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Boeing CEO grilled by lawmakers amid multiple incidents
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3d ago
In a room crowded with crash victims' families, Boeing's chief executive faced a grilling by senators. Dave Calhoun appeared before Congress for the first time since a door plug blew off a 737 Max 9 in January. Turning and facing relatives of two crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8's in 2018 and 2019, Calhoun apologized. "I apologize for the grief that we have caused," he said. In the hearing, Calhoun took blame for the two crashes, saying that the design failures in the MCAS system and Boeing were at fault for the deadly crashes that killed 346 people. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut began the ..read more
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