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StoryGraph Biggest Story 2020-08-17 -- the postal service (16), postmaster general louis dejoy (15), the post office (11), mail-in voting (10), house speaker nancy pelosi (10)

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the postal service (16), postmaster general louis dejoy (15), the post office (11), mail-in voting (10), house speaker nancy pelosi (10)

Trump Held A Training Session For Pennsylvania Campaign Volunteers And Nobody Showed Up

The Trump campaign held a training session for campaign volunteers in Pennsylvania that only had two people sign up, and they both canceled.

Trump Wants An In-Person Meeting With Putin Before The Election

Trump has told aides that he wants to set up an in-person meeting with Putin before the presidential election in November.

Calls Grow For Postmaster General DeJoy To Be Subpoenaed To Testify

Former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro is calling on the House to subpoena Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to testify.

Postmaster General Called To Testify At Urgent Hearing On Trump Mail Sabotage

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) called on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to testify at an urgent hearing in the post office.

Pelosi summons House back to try to block US Postal Service changes

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s calling the lawmakers back to the Capitol to vote on a bill that would block the Trump administration from administering changes to the U.S. Postal Service.

Sen. Jones: ‘Kentucky crickets’ from McConnell amid calls for Congress to return

As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls on the House to return for a vote on legislation surrounding the Postal Service, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calls on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to do the same, Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) says he doesn’t know what’s in McConnell’s mind at the moment but that “it’s certainly not leadership.”

Pelosi Calls House Back Into Session Amid USPS Concerns

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling Congress back into session to vote on a proposal that would block the USPS from making any changes to operations.

Pelosi calls House lawmakers back to vote on post office legislation

The House previously wasn’t scheduled to return until September.Democrats also warn that slowed postal delivery is delaying prescription medicines mailed to veterans and Social Security checks for ...

Democrats Schedule 'Urgent Hearing' on 'Postal Service Sabotage'

Democrats are demanding that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testify at a hearing about mail-in voting and the November election on August 24.

Several states considering legal action against Trump administration over USPS and mail-in voting

Several states say they are considering legal action against the Trump administration and the United States Postal Service to stop them from using new operational changes that could slow mail service leading up to the presidential election, which will rely heavily on mail-in voting.

Pelosi Calling House Back in Session Later This Week Over Postal Service; Urges "Day of Action" at Post Offices Tuesday

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is calling the House of Representatives back from summer vacation this week to vote on a bill to prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. Democrats have become panicked as the new…

Voters in North Carolina have received absentee ballot request forms in the mail with Trump's face on them

Given the crisis facing the United States Postal Service before a presidential election, the last thing John Herter expected to receive in the mail Saturday was an absentee ballot request form with President Donald Trump's face on it.

With slower mail and election concerns, Trump's postmaster general is in the hot seat

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is emerging from obscurity and into a glaring hot spotlight lately, raising alarms with aggressive new strategies that have upended the United States Postal Service just as it heads into possibly the most consequential moment of its history -- the great vote-by-mail election of 2020.

Public Pressure Works As Postmaster General To Stop Removing Mailboxes

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy confirmed that he will stop having mailboxes removed until after the presidential election.

Lawmaker: USPS issues more serious than Russian interference - CNN Video

Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna says Postmaster General Louis DeJoy should resign over changes he implemented at the US Postal Service ahead of the 2020 election.

State officials rush to shore up confidence in Nov. 3 election as voters express new fears about mail voting

Attorneys general from at least six states are huddling to discuss possible lawsuits against the Trump administration to block it from reducing mail service, several told The Washington Post.

Analysis: Democrats fight back in US Postal Service showdown with Trump

Democrats are launching an emergency effort to thwart what they warn is President Donald Trump's attempt to squeeze the US Postal Service -- one of the country's most beloved institutions -- to suppress the vote in November's election.

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