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House Democrats to probe Louis DeJoy for fundraising violations

September 8, 2020
House Democrats will probe Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for allegedly encouraging former employees to contribute to his preferred political candidates and then later reimbursing them, according to a new report. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) said late Monday that the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will investigate the charges against DeJoy and said that

Trump defends USPS boss Louis DeJoy amid protests

August 16, 2020
President Trump on Saturday doubled down in support of US Postal Service honcho Louis DeJoy, calling him a “fantastic man” amid protests outside of the official’s home over mail-in-ballot concerns and service cuts. “He’s a fantastic man; he wants to make the Post Office great again,” Trump said during an evening news conference at Trump

‘We Wouldn’t Be Having This Conversation.’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. on America’s Missed Opportunities for Racial Equality

February 20, 2020
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Emmy-winning historian and head of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, tells TIME about the origins of modern inequality, America’s missed opportunities and where the fight goes next. How do you see the state of equality today fitting into the history of equality? One of…

St. Louis Prosecutor Sues City, Claiming Racist Interests Tried to Forced Her Out

January 31, 2020
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. Gardner, the city’s elected prosecutor, also accused “entrenched interests” of intentionally impeding…