June 10, 2020

Need-to-Know News from
the USA

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How Public Opinion Has Moved on Black Lives Matter
Why Share It: This article illustrates the dramatic rise in support for the Black Lives Matter movement over the past two weeks, an unusually rapid shift in U.S. public opinion with potentially significant electoral consequences.

Enemies See a Weak and Divided U.S.
Why Share It: Conservative foreign affairs opinion columnist Walter Russell Meade argues that, far from demonstrating weakness, widespread street protests in the United States illustrate America’s enduring strengths.
In Georgia, primary day snarled by long lines, problems with voting machines — a potential preview of November 
The Washington Post
Why Share It: Voting problems have plagued elections across the United States this primary season. The latest issues in yesterday’s primary election in Georgia reinforce concerns about election procedures for the November general election.

Mnuchin Backs New Stimulus Targeted to Stragglers in Reopening
Why Share It: In testimony delivered before Congress today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the U.S. economy needs additional stimulus, particularly for businesses struggling to reopen from COVID-19-related closures. The shape of the next stimulus package will undoubtedly have an impact on the November elections, depending on who benefits from it.

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