Condo collapse toll rises to 9, search continues
More than 150 people remained missing four days on from the collapse of a beachfront condo in Surfside, Florida, with fears the death toll of nine will rise even higher. Rescue efforts continued Sunday as authorities confirmed one person died in the hospital and workers had pulled four more bodies from the wreckage. (June 27)news.yahoo.com
US lets Venezuelans stay temporarily, will review sanctions
AdA senior Biden administration official portrayed that as a failed strategy. “The United States is in no rush to lift sanctions," the official said, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity to discuss the policy. Any easing of sanctions would likely face opposition in Congress, but the granting of temporary protected status for Venezuelans has bipartisan support. Temporary protected status is a more formal status that cannot be as easily reversed. Citizens of 10 countries, totaling about 400,000 people, are in the United States now with temporary protected status.
EXPLAINER: After acquittal, Trump 2024? Maybe not so fast
Together the two impeachment trials Trump faced illustrated his ability to escape consequences for actions that even many Republicans denounced. If Trump chooses to run for the White House in 2024, opponents are likely to call on a constitutional provision adopted after the Civil War to try to stop him. Ratified in 1868, the language in Section 3 of the amendment was aimed at former Confederate civilian and military leaders. The section doesn't explicitly mention the presidency, but Magliocca is among legal scholars who believe Trump could be barred. It was updated on Feb. 19, 2021, to correct the name of the law professor to Gerard Magliocca, not Gerald Magliocca.
Congresswoman: ‘Florida is ground zero for UK variant’
variant,” could lead to a “rapid rise” in COVID-19 cases and become the dominant strain in the United States by March. On Wednesday, health officials with the University of Florida spoke about the variant cases in Florida. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she wants Gov. “So far one in nine Americans have been vaccinated and we’re on track to have half the nation vaccinated by the end of this spring,” Wasserman Schultz said. AdWasserman Schultz said Florida is ground zero for the U.K. variant and said there has been a lack of transparency by DeSantis.
McConnell says Marjorie Taylor Greene is a "cancer for the Republican Party"
Washington — Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced newly elected Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling the far-right Georgia Republican's embrace of conspiracy theories and "loony lies" a "cancer for the Republican Party." 3 House Republican who has come under fire from members of her own party for her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. Greene responded to McConnell late Monday with a broadside on Twitter, suggesting that "the real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully." The real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully. Although it's not certain he will take action against Greene, McCarthy has punished members of the House Republican caucus before.cbsnews.com
McConnell rips into Marjorie Taylor Greene
Washington — Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced newly elected Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling the far-right Georgia Republican's embrace of conspiracy theories and "loony lies" a "cancer for the Republican Party." It comes as House Democrats moved Monday to strip Greene of her committee assignments if Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., refuses to do so himself. Greene responded to McConnell late Monday with a broadside on Twitter, suggesting that "the real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully." — Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 2, 2021McConnell's statement criticizing Greene was first reported by The Hill newspaper. Although it's not certain he will take action against Greene, McCarthy has punished members of the House Republican caucus before.cbsnews.com
GOP's McConnell blasts 'loony lies' by Ga. Rep. Greene
It comes as House Democrats moved Monday to strip Greene of her committee assignments if Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., refuses to do so himself. One suggested shooting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the head. Last week, Pelosi pressed House Republicans to take action. A spokesperson for the Republican leader declined to comment Monday. AdAlthough it’s not certain he will take action against Greene, McCarthy has punished members of the House Republican caucus before.
Trump wins Florida; voters raise minimum wage to $15
— District 3: Republican Kat Cammack has won Florida’s U.S. House seat held by her former boss, retiring Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho. He defeated Democrat Donna Deegan, a former television news anchor who has worked to raise money for breast cancer research and to help patients. — District 15: Republican Scott Franklin has won Florida Rep. Ross Spano’s seat in the U.S. House. Deutch was first elected in 2010 and represents a firmly Democratic district that includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties. A supermajority of Florida voters approved the amendment to the Florida Constitution that will raise Florida’s minimum wage from the current $8.56 an hour to $15 an hour by 2026.
Fighting in swing states, Trump also forced to play defense
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Des Moines International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)If you need help with WJXT’s or WCWJ's FCC public inspection file, call (904) 393-9801.
'A little bit concerned': Trump looks to boost Iowa support
“For me to only be up six, I'm a little bit concerned,” he asserted. Trump backed out of plans for the originally scheduled presidential faceoff after debate organizers shifted the format to a virtual event following Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis. After being sidelined by the coronavirus, Trump resumed a breakneck schedule this week, with aides saying he is expected to travel and host campaign rallies every day through Nov. 3. His trip to Iowa comes as the state this week surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases and has seen a recent surge in hospitalizations. Officials at the Des Moines airport were told to plan for up to 10,000 people, and such Trump campaign events typically feature little to no social distancing and only spot mask wearing.
Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash
FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference in Doral, Fla. DeSantis is extending the states voter registration deadline that expired Monday, Oct. 5 until 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 6 after heavy traffic crashed the states online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next months presidential election. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash
Ron DeSantis extended the state’s voter registration deadline Tuesday after he said heavy traffic crashed the state’s online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next month’s presidential election. In addition to online registration, DeSantis ordered elections, motor vehicle and tax collectors offices to stay open until that hour for anyone who wanted to register in person. The volume of requests that overwhelmed the Florida registration site Monday was not consistent with denial-of-service attacks, which typically render websites unavailable with barrages of several hundred million requests per second. Sarah Dinkins, a Florida State University student, tried to help her younger sister register Monday night. Ron DeSantis in allowing the state’s voter registration website to crash on the very last day to register for the upcoming November election is, sadly, completely believable,” U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said.
Congresswoman denied access to Florida postal facilities
MIAMI U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she was denied access to two U.S. Postal Service facilities in South Florida on Friday morning following evidence of delivery delays and other problems. "Denying Congress access to the facilities is denying the vital public oversight of our mail system," Wasserman Schultz said. Postal Service spokeswoman Kimberly Frum said they didn't receive notification from Wasserman Schultz about the tours until Thursday afternoon. My job is to oversee the Postal Service, Wasserman Schultz said.
High court declines to take up Sanders supporters' lawsuit
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court is declining to revive a lawsuit by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders who sued the Democratic National Committee in 2016 over claims officials improperly tipped the scales for Hillary Clinton during the nominating process. The justices said Monday they would not take up the lawsuit. As is usual the court did not comment in turning away the case. The lawsuit was filed after leaked DNC emails suggested Democratic party officials had favored Clinton over the Vermont senator during the primaries. The lawsuit by Sanders supporters was dismissed at an early stage and an appeals court had upheld the dismissal.
How Florida is preparing for threat of Russian hacking in 2020 election
However, the state of Florida is taking action to prevent attacks on its own. Two Florida counties were hacked during the 2016 election, although no votes were changed. Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee introduced a group of Department of State employees to a training seminar on cybersecurity Thursday. The secretary said the training is part of the comprehensive approach the state is taking to prevent any breaches in the 2020 election. A total of $5.1 million has so far been made available for the 2020 election.
Rep. Eric Swalwell reacts to DNC controversy
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz backed out of the the Democratic convention's opening night, shortly after her resignation as DNC chairwoman. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris and Congressman Eric Swalwell join CBSN with reaction to the DNC drama.cbsnews.com
Debbie Wasserman Schultz drops plans for convention appearance
Just a day after announcing her resignation as DNC chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has bowed out of her role gaveling in the convention. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris and Marcy Stech, VP of Emily's List, join CBSN with more.cbsnews.com
Controversy overshadows start of Democratic National Convention
The Democratic party is facing controversy amid an email leak and the resignation of party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. CBSN political contributors Leslie Sanchez, Lis Smith and Lynda Tran discuss what we can expect from day one of the DNC.cbsnews.com
Democrats' attempt at unity undermined by leaked emails, protests
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who announced her resignation Sunday as DNC chair, was booed by protesters Monday as the fallout continues from leaked party emails. CBSN contributors Lynda Tran, Leslie Sanchez, and Lis Smith break down the Democratic divide.cbsnews.com
DNC chair Wasserman Schultz booed, heckled by protesters
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the outgoing chair of the Democratic National Committee, was booed by protesters while speaking to the Florida delegation. She agreed to step down from the DNC after hacked emails were leaked, showing party officials appearing to oppose Bernie Sanders' candidacy in the primaries.cbsnews.com
Sen. Cory Booker on DNC email hack, convention speech
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is speaking Monday night at the Democratic National Convention. He was reportedly a candidate to be Hillary Clinton's running mate. Booker joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the Democratic National Committee email hacking that resulted in the resignation of chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine.cbsnews.com
Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will resign after the DNC amid a leaked email scandal. CBS News political director and host of "Face The Nation" John Dickerson, CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris, and founding partner at 270 Strategies Lynda Tran join CBSN with the latest details.cbsnews.com
Clinton campaign chair speaks out on DNC email leak
John Podesta, chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign, says leaked emails ahead of the Democratic National Convention have "created a great controversy." He spoke with Scott Pelley about the resignation of party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and how they will move forward to have a successful convention.cbsnews.com
7/24: Democratic convention begins with resignation of party chair; IOC stops short of banning all Russian athletes from Rio
The day before the Democratic National Convention, chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced that she is stepping down at the end of the week; Russians will be competing at the Rio Olympics, despite a major doping scandalcbsnews.com
DNC chair on sit-in: "Cowardly act" for GOP to not allow gun control vote
During the sit-in staged by House Democrats, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz read a message from a former colleague, Gabrielle Giffords who left Congress in 2012 after a gunman nearly took her life. Wasserman Schultz, who is also chair of the Democratic National Committee, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the party's strategy for the sit-in.cbsnews.com