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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket. This is a breaking news story and will be updated. ORIGINAL STORY: Joe Biden has selected his running mate, revealing to top advisers on…MORE

With Congress stalled, a second round of stimulus checks won’t be coming anytime soon

Don’t expect a another stimulus check anytime soon. While there’s bipartisan support for a second round of direct payments, negotiators have walked away from talks without a deal, and most lawmakers have now returned to their home states. Congress let three key coronavirus relief programs created in March — enhanced unemployment benefits, eviction protection and…MORE

Watchdog finds documents withheld during interior secretary confirmation process

An Interior Department official ordered documents about David Bernhardt withheld from the public while the Senate considered his nomination to lead the department, the department’s inspector general concluded Tuesday. The documents were due under the Freedom of Information Act to watchdog groups that questioned whether Bernhardt complied with ethics and recusal requirements as deputy secretary,…MORE

New polls suggest slim Biden lead in crucial battleground of Wisconsin

Three new polls out this week find former Vice President Joe Biden leading or in a tight race with President Donald Trump in the crucial battleground state of Wisconsin. Trump won Wisconsin in 2016 by a very narrow margin — 0.77% — and that gave him the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College required…MORE

Lifelike robotic pets are helping isolated seniors avoid loneliness

Lifelike robotic pets are helping isolated seniors avoid loneliness

For some, limiting the spread of coronavirus has meant long periods of isolation. And for older adults — who are among the most vulnerable to the illness — that social distancing has come at a particular cost. The US is now in its eighth month of the fight against coronavirus, with over 5 million cases…MORE

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