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U.S. high court refuses to reinstate North Carolina voter ID requirement

NC Voter ID overturnedThe U.S. Supreme Court refused Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification requirement and keep just 10 days of early in-person voting. The court rejected a request by Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials to delay a lower court ruling that found the state law was tainted by racial discrimination.

The decision — a victory for voting rights groups and President Barack Obama's Justice Department — means voters won't have to show one of several qualifying photo IDs when casting ballots in the presidential battleground state. Early voting also reverts to 17 days, to begin Oct. 20.


Ivanka Trump’s Jewelry Business Sought Visas To Hire Foreign Workers

Ivanka used foreign workers

Donald Trump has based his campaign on strident anti-immigration antagonism, promising to bring millions of jobs back to America, build a “great wall” to protect the southern border and save Americans from dangerous criminals here to take their jobs.

His daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, has offered a gentler, more polished version of his message, in an attempt to make the candidate sound less xenophobic.


Models for Donald Trump's agency say they worked in U.S. illegally

Models at Trump agencyDonald Trump's modeling company was a “crooked agency” that put young women into “modern-day slavery” and had them working in the U.S. illegally, former models for the organization claimed in a bombshell report published Tuesday.

Trump Model Management, which was founded by the GOP nominee in 1999, has made its money on foreign models working in the U.S. illegally and under horrible conditions, several former models told Mother Jones magazine.


City fights Trump over new D.C. hotel's tax bills

DC Trump hotelThe city of Washington, D.C., is fighting Donald Trump's legal drive to cut his tax bills for the luxury hotel he's set to open in the Old Post Office Building next month.

Lawyers for the city are arguing that part of the suit Trump filed in June challenging assessments related to the new hotel was brought too late and the rest was brought too soon, according to a motion the city submitted Monday asking to throw the case out.


Donald Trump Surrogate Tweets Cartoon of Hillary Clinton in Blackface

mark BurnsA top pastor in Donald Trump’s campaign who spoke at the Republican convention tweeted images of Hillary Clinton in dreadlocks and blackface Monday, arguing she panders to get African American votes.

Pastor Mark Burns, who is black, said that the Democratic nominee “uses” black people for their votes, and included included a drawing of the former Secretary of State in blackface, holding a sign that says “#@!** the police,” and wearing a shirt that says “no hot sauce, no peace.”


Foreign Hackers Hit Two State Electoral Databases

Foreign hackers hit two states ectoral commissionsThe FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials.

The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections.


Huma Abedin says she's leaving Anthony Weiner after new sexting scandal

Huma AbedinHuma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, announced Monday she will be separating from her husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., following another sexting scandal.

"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy," Abedin said in a statement.


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