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USPS Watchdog Probing Changes At Postal Service, Postmaster’s Ethics

The United States Postal Service’s internal investigator will review controversial new policy changes at USPS, as well as whether the GOP donor-turned-Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has complied with ethics rules.  CNN first reported the investigation Friday as alarm bells rang across the country over whether USPS would be able to handle the influx of mailed ballots this November.  “We have initiated a body of work to address the concerns raised, but cannot comment on the details,” a spok...
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Biden Taps Kamala Harris, And Trump Revives Birther Conspiracy The 2020 presidential campaign entered a new phase on Tuesday, with former Vice President Joe Biden choosing his own veep, California Sen. Kamala Harris. Harris, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, is the first Black woman to appear on a major presidential ticket. The Trump campaign issued a predictably unhinged statement after Biden announced Harris as his running mate. During a press conference Tuesday evening, Preside...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, California, Georgia, Joe Biden, Usps, Postal Service, Biden, Fox Business Network, Kamala Harris, Trump, HARRIS, Oakland California, Roger Stone, U S Postal Service


Obama condemns Trump attempt to 'kneecap' USPS to discourage voting – live

Ex-president attacks Trump’s ‘explicit’ effort to deter votersPresident gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.28pm BST Meghan Markle highlighted voting rights as an issue she is particularly passionate about during a conversation Friday at the 19th Represents, a summit to commemorate the 100th annivers...
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Postal service inspector general reviewing DeJoy's policy changes and potential ethics conflicts

The internal watchdog at the United States Postal Service is reviewing controversial policy changes recently imposed under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and is also examining DeJoy's compliance with federal ethics rules, according to a spokeswoman for the USPS inspector general and an aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who requested the review.
Tags: News, Usps, Stories, United States Postal Service, Sen Elizabeth Warren, DeJoy, Louis DeJoy


Exclusive: Postal service inspector general reviewing DeJoy's policy changes and potential ethics conflicts

The internal watchdog at the United States Postal Service is reviewing controversial policy changes recently imposed under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and is also examining DeJoy's compliance with federal ethics rules, according to a spokeswoman for the USPS inspector general and an aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who requested the review.
Tags: Cnn, Usps, United States Postal Service, Sen Elizabeth Warren, DeJoy, Louis DeJoy


Work for USPS? Fed Up? Become an Anonymous Source

The U.S. Postal Service is being destroyed from within.Read more...
Tags: Science, US Postal Service, Usps, U S Postal Service, 2020 Election, Louis DeJoy, Leak All The Things


Postal Service Warning Some States, Including California, It May Not Deliver Ballots In Time

(CNN) — The US Postal Service is warning states that voters risk not getting their ballots back to election offices in time because of lags in mail delivery, according to letters reviewed by CNN, adding a new level of uncertainty to the coming presidential election and leaving states to ascertain how to adjust. Multiple states received communications from the USPS general counsel outlining standard mail delivery times and prices leading up to the November election and warning secretaries of stat...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, California, Washington Post, California News, Cnn, Pennsylvania, US Postal Service, Washington Dc, Usps, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Consumer, Alex Padilla, 2020 Election


Jared Kushner responds to Obama's USPS criticism

CNN's Christiane Amanpour asks Jared Kushner about President Obama's recent criticism of President Trump's handling of the US Postal Service and mail-in voting plans.
Tags: News, Obama, Cnn, US Postal Service, Usps, Stories, Trump, Christiane Amanpour, Jared Kushner


Obama condemns Trump for trying to 'actively kneecap' the US Postal Service – live

Ex-president attacks Trump’s ‘explicit’ bid to discourage votingPresident gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 8.17pm BST According to the Washington Post, the USPS had warns 46 states, and Washington DC that some mailed ballots may not arrive in time to be counted for November election.From the Post:So...
Tags: Business, Florida, Obama, Washington Post, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US Postal Service, US politics, Washington Dc, Usps, Edward Snowden, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


Obama takes on Trump administration in direct terms over USPS

Former President Barack Obama took on President Donald Trump's attempts to stall funding for the United States Postal Service in a podcast published Friday, slamming his predecessor's opposition to the much-needed funds as a craven attempt to boost his chances of winning in November.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Usps, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, United States Postal Service


Help Save the USPS With One Call

In one of 2020's more bizarre plot twists, the US Postal Service is possibly being sabotaged for political gain. The full story is complex, confusing and almost certainly incomplete, but USA Today offers a pretty good rundown here. Read more...
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PA Asks For Extra Time To Count Mail Ballots After USPS Issues Warning

The United States Postal Service warned election officials in Pennsylvania, a crucial swing state in the 2020 election, that ballots cast according to state deadlines may still “not be returned by mail in time to be counted.”  The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported the letter , dated July 29, on Thursday. In response to the USPS warning, state election officials have asked the state’s supreme court to allow them to count ballots received up to three days after Election Day — as long as t...
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Postal Workers Union President Accuses Trump Of Holding USPS ‘Hostage’ To Suppress Votes

President of the American Postal Workers Union Mark Dimondstein on Thursday called it “truly shameful” that President Donald Trump would “hold the post office hostage,” amid the coronavirus pandemic in an attempt to suppress and discourage Americans from voting.  “The cat’s out of the bag,” Dimondstein told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, referring to revelations earlier this week that — by his own admission — Trump said blocking a Democratic proposal for $25 billion of much-needed additional fun...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Usps, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Fox Business, Trump, Democratic, U S Postal Service, American Postal Workers Union, Postal Workers Union, President Trump, Lawrence O'Donnell, Mark Dimondstein, Zoë Richards


Trump faces surprise call from Republican congressman to pardon Edward Snowden – live

Kentucky’s Rep. Thomas Massie calls for Edward Snowden pardonBiden campaign releasing Spanish-language ad in Arizona and Florida battlegroundsTrump admits he is undermining USPS to make it harder to vote by mailBiden raises $26m in 24 hours after announcing Harris1,187 coronavirus deaths and 53,213 new cases reported yesterdaySign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.11pm BST Donald Trump did an interview with the New York Post that was published yesterday, in which he said he thinks a “lot of...
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GOP Sen. Susan Collins urges U.S. Postal Service to 'promptly address' delivery delays

Sen. Collins said the USPS was a "lifeline" for people in rural areas and urged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to reverse cuts that have hurt service.
Tags: News, Usps, Sen Collins, Louis DeJoy, GOP Sen Susan Collins urges U S Postal Service


Trump Requests Mail-In Ballot While Undermining Mail-In Voting

The president all but admitted he is blocking funding to the cash-strapped USPS in order to hamper voting by mail.
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In new letter, USPS chief acknowledges 'unintended consequences' of recent policy changes

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy acknowledged to United States Postal Service employees this week that recent procedural changes have had "unintended consequences," but described them as necessary.
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USPS chief acknowledges 'unintended consequences' of recent policy changes

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy acknowledged to United States Postal Service employees this week that recent procedural changes have had "unintended consequences," but described them as necessary.
Tags: News, Usps, Stories, United States Postal Service, Louis DeJoy


US politics live: state troopers pulled from Portland after 78th night of BLM protests – news updates

Oregon State Police had arrived to augment federal officers sent by TrumpTrump admits he is undermining USPS to make it harder to vote by mailBiden raises $26m in 24 hours after announcing Harris1,187 coronavirus deaths and 53,213 new cases reported yesterdaySign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.16pm BST The Washington Post editorial board came out with some extremely strong words last night about the conduct of the president running up to November’s election. In a piece titled “Trump’s c...
Tags: Washington Post, Senate, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Usps, Portland, Donald Trump, BLM, Kamala Harris, Trump, Oregon State Police, TrumpTrump, Coronavirus outbreak, Capitol Hill Millions of Americans


First Thing: blocked mail and birtherism – Trump's plan to win in 2020

The president says he opposed additional funds for the USPS to hamstring plans for more voting by mail. Plus, Katy Perry on her comeback from depressionGood morning,Lying, propaganda and undermining the postal service to improve his electoral chances: just a day in the life of the Trump campaign. On Thursday, the president appeared to admit in an interview with Fox Business that he was blocking additional funding for the USPS specifically so as to make it harder to vote by mail – in a year when ...
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Pennsylvania — an important swing state — is pleading with the state's Supreme Court after the USPS said it couldn't guarantee on-time delivery of mail-in-ballots

In Pennsylvania, a little over 1% of the 1,460,700 primary mail-in ballots were rejected for being late.
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USPS: At Least 2 States With Mail-In Ballots May Not Be Delivered On Time

The U.S. Postal Service said some ballots may not be delivered on time to be counted in the Nov. 3 election.
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USPS Warns: Mail-In Ballots May Not Be Delivered On Time In At Least Two States

The U.S. Postal Service said some ballots may not be delivered on time to be counted in the Nov. 3 election.
Tags: News, Usps, U S Postal Service, Least Two States


Trump's outrageous falsehoods are threatening US democracy

• Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks • Collins pushes Trump on USPS money and mail-in ballots • Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election
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Trump Makes Clear His Opposition to More Money for USPS to Support Mail Voting

The president’s remarks fueled alarm among Democrats that he is seeking to undercut the election and sow confusion about the outcome.
Tags: News, Usps, Relief, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Presidential Election of 2020, Postal Service and Post Offices, Absentee Voting, Stimulus (Economic, Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security Act (2020


Collins pushes Trump on USPS money and mail-in ballots

CNN's Kaitlan Collins pushes President Donald Trump on comments he made to Fox Business about withholding money from USPS over mail-in ballots.
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Kaitlan Collins pushes Donald Trump on USPS money and mail-in ballots

CNN's Kaitlan Collins pushes President Donald Trump on comments he made to Fox Business about withholding money from USPS over mail-in ballots.
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Democrats Rush to Halt USPS Sabotage as McConnell Announces Senate Vacation

Two Senate Democrats late Thursday announced plans to introduce a bill they say would halt any “abrupt operational changes” at the U.S. Postal Service amid rising concerns the Trump administration is trying to interfere with the delivery of mail-in ballots.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Usps, US Senate, Trump, Gary Peters, U S Postal Service, McConnell, Tom Carper, 2020 Election, USPS Sabotage


Trump Brags That He's Trying to Sabotage the Postal Service to Rig the Election

Is Donald Trump deliberately undermining the U.S. Postal Service to sabotage the transit of mail-in ballots on Election Day? Abso-fucking-lutely, Trump said in an interview with Fox Business News on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Voting, Post Office, Usps, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Trump, Fox Business News, Sabotage, U S Postal Service, 2020 Elections, Vote By Mail, Sabotage the Postal Service


What's Really Going On At the Postal Service

USPS does not need emergency funding for the election specifically, but acknowledges recent reforms have reduced service levels.
Tags: Management, Usps, Postal Service