Early voting begins in some Georgia counties as Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker sprint to December 6 runoff

CNN — A week-long early voting period begins Saturday in select Georgia counties as Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker enter a week-and-a-half post-Thanksgiving sprint for their Dec. 6 election. Unlike the 2021 runoff, Senate control is not at stake, with Democrats having already won 50 seats and Vice President Kamala Harris … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest face rain and inclement weather

CNN — As well-fed holidaymakers pack their bags, hit the roads and squeeze onto planes this weekend, widespread rain and snow could delay the return journey. Several weather systems are expected to trouble parts of the United States on Saturday and Sunday, with two in the Northeast and another pair dumping snow over parts of … Read more

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

CNN — President Joe Biden said on Thursday he would work with Congress to “try to get rid of assault weapons” after a recent spate of shootings in the United States. “The idea (that) we still allow the purchase of semi-automatic weapons is sick, it’s just sick. It has no redeeming social value, zero, none. … Read more

US blocks sugar imports from top Dominican producer over forced labor concerns

CNN — US authorities will block imports of sugar produced in the Dominican Republic by the company Central Romana, suspected of forced labor in its facilities. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will detain the company’s raw sugar and sugar products at all U.S. ports of entry beginning Wednesday, the agency said in a statement … Read more

Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

CNN — Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola, the Democrat who won a special election that sent her to Congress this summer, will once again thwart former Gov. Sarah Palin’s bid for a political comeback. CNN forecast on Wednesday that Peltola would win the race for the Alaska seat overall after the state’s vote tally, beating Palin … Read more

Chesapeake Walmart shooting: At least 6 people were killed, officials say. The shooter is also dead

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 8:21 a.m. ET] The shooter who killed six people at a Walmart in Virginia on Tuesday night was a store employee, Chesapeake Police Chief Mark Solesky said Wednesday. Solesky said the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but his identity was not released because his next of … Read more

McCarthy demands DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ resignation over border issues and warns of potential impeachment inquiry

CNN — Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and warned of possible impeachment proceedings if he does not step down, marking the House Republican leader’s strongest comments on the issue to date as he works to lock in votes for his position as president. . McCarthy, speaking at … Read more

Republicans ask Georgia high court to halt Saturday voting in US Senate runoff

CNN — Three Republican Party committees on Tuesday asked the Georgia Supreme Court to halt Saturday’s early voting in the U.S. Senate runoff. The petition – filed by the Republican National Committee, the Republican Party of Georgia and the campaign arm of the Republican Senate – asks the state High Court to issue an emergency … Read more

Two pro wrestlers developed ‘The Progressive Liberal’ to be the bad guy at matches. Then the atmosphere turned far darker

Stickleyville, Virginia CNN — In the late 1980s when Beau James started professional wrestling, crowds came for a show between good and evil, to see a story about heroes and villains, to enjoy the fights and then go home. . James loved being the hero but that was nothing compared to playing the villain. “They … Read more

Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

CNN — A Washington, DC jury will begin deliberations on Tuesday in the criminal trial of five alleged leaders of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department alleges the five defendants conspired to forcibly stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from President Donald Trump to Joe Biden. The jury, … Read more