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Georgia counties seek legal fees for ‘frivolous’ Trump voter-fraud lawsuit

Two counties in Georgia are seeking to recoup attorneys’ fees from former President Donald Trump and Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer stemming from their lawsuit that made “frivolous” and “baseless” claims of voter fraud in Georgia’s count during the presidential election, according to court filings. DeKalb County said its legal costs to fight the…MORE

Donald Trump Jr. deposed by DC attorney general as part of inaugural funds lawsuit

Donald Trump Jr. deposed by DC attorney general as part of inaugural funds lawsuit

Donald Trump Jr. was deposed as part of the Washington, DC, attorney general’s lawsuit alleging the misuse of Trump inaugural funds, according to a new court filing. In a court document dated Tuesday, DC Attorney General Karl Racine’s office revealed the former President’s son was deposed on February 11. The filing states that Trump’s deposition…MORE

Steve Bannon investigation gains steam as Manhattan prosecutors subpoena financial records

Steve Bannon investigation gains steam as Manhattan prosecutors subpoena financial records

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has subpoenaed financial records related to Steve Bannon’s crowd-funding border-wall effort, signaling that its criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s chief strategist is advancing, according to people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors sent the subpoenas after Trump pardoned Bannon in late January for federal conspiracy crimes tied to the…MORE

PA GOP expected to consider censure of Sen. Pat Toomey over vote to convict Trump

PA GOP expected to consider censure of Sen. Pat Toomey over vote to convict Trump

The Pennsylvania Republican state committee is holding a meeting Wednesday night with the expectations that the issue of censuring Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Pat Toomey over his impeachment vote will be discussed. Several Republican county committees across the commonwealth have issued censure resolutions against Toomey for his vote to convict former President Donald Trump at the…MORE

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy apologizes again for slow mail

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy apologizes again for slow mail

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy apologized on Wednesday for slow mail during the peak holiday season, deeming it “unacceptable.” “I apologize to those customers who felt the impact of our delays,” DeJoy said at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. “All of us at the Postal Service, from our Board, to our leadership team, to…MORE

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Labor Day – Expanding voting rights for all

By Mike Matejka Because of COVID, there is no Labor Day Parade this year.  It’s always a great event for our everyday workers to march proudly down the street and enjoys the festive crowd. If there had been a parade, this year’s Labor Day theme was to be “150 years of struggle: your right to vote.” …

Is federal mobilization the answer?

By Mike Matejka As President Donald Trump threatens to send federal marshals into Chicago, over the objections of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, recall another Illinois Governor who protested the incursion of armed federal personnel into the city.   Those federal troops, rather than calming, escalated the situation, leading to deaths and violence. Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay…

In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

By Mike Matejka Our nation is at a unique watershed in human relations. African-Americans have been killed too many times in the past before George Floyd, but the response to this man’s death is international and all-encompassing. I was a grade-schooler during the Civil Rights 1960s. I watched Birmingham demonstrators hosed and the Selma – Montgomery…

Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…