Trump Lashes Out at GOP Massachusetts Governor for Defending Mail-In Ballots

Donald Trump has slammed the Republican governor of Massachusetts after he defended mail-in voting and criticized the President for refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power.

Governor Charlie Baker said he was appalled by Trump’s suggestion he might not leave office if he loses in November. Baker made the comments on Thursday, having previously criticized the President on Wednesday. read more

First Popularly Elected Black Senator Edward Brooke Dies

The first African American to be elected by popular vote to serve in the U.S. Senate has passed away at the age of 95. Edward Brooke (R-MA) was the first black Senator to win an election after the 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913, allowing for the direct election of U.S. Senators. His victory came over a half century after the 17th amendment passed. Two previous black Senators were chosen by the Mississippi state legislature during reconstruction in the 1870s. read more