Oct. 10—The U.S. Postal Service has some big, national-scale problems that have been only partially resolved by recent federal reforms. But that doesn't mean it should not be able to resolve local delivery problems.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Reps. Matt Cartwright and Dwight Evans recently demanded that Postmaster Louis DeJoy address some specific problems in Pennsylvania, and offered a reminder of why the service remains crucial despite the increasing loss of first-class mail volume to the internet. Chinese Factory Bmk
They detailed long delivery delays in several areas of the state, and noted that the mail includes paychecks, medical supplies, time-sensitive government forms and applications and, currently, hundreds of thousands of election ballots that voters receive in the mail and then mail to their county election offices to be counted.
At a recent hearing in Philadelphia, several residents detailed incidents of envelopes being delivered open, with money or documents missing, and 2,000 pieces of mail from the Germantown post office being dumped in a lot.
In Northeast Pennsylvania, the legislators wrote, they have received repeated complaints about late deliveries through 30 different post offices.
Congress passed a law this year to improve postal service finances, focused on big, systemic problems such as the former requirement for the service to finance retiree health care benefits decades in advance.
But local service is a different matter. Postal officials in Pennsylvania and Washington should meet the lawmakers' demand for a plan to resolve the delivery and security problems.
Trump asked the Supreme Court to jump intro a thorny legal dispute over roughly 100 classified documents seized by the FBI at his Mar-a-Lago club.
Former President Trump on Thursday dismissed a House committee’s vote to subpoena him for testimony about the events of Jan. 6, 2021, as a publicity stunt. “Why didn’t the Unselect Committee ask me to testify months ago?” Trump posted on Truth Social shortly after the House panel investigating the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 voted…
Drew Angerer/GettyAs the Jan. 6 committee showed video of Roger Stone’s closed-door deposition, Stone did what he does best: He complained. Stone took to Telegram and repeatedly responded to the Jan. 6 panel's footage.“In 2000, when the Bush v. Gore election was still in doubt James A. Baker III urged Bush to claim victory, which he did and was hailed as a genius,” the longtime Trump adviser wrote on Telegram. “When I said Trump should do the same thing (in public but to not to either Trump or a
The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol voted on Thursday to subpoena former President Donald Trump, who they say instigated the violence in an attempt to overturn his 2020 election defeat. Trump is not likely to cooperate with the committee's demand to provide documents and testimony under oath and in a posting on his Truth Social network dismissed the committee as "a laughing stock." Nevertheless, the subpoena will add to Trump's growing list of legal woes.
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Former President Donald Trump was noticeably angry when the Supreme Court rejected his challenge to the results of the 2020 election and did not want people to know he had lost, new evidence and testimony presented by the Jan. 6 committee revealed.
The lawyer and former Trump ally says the former president's "outright lying" doesn't help, either
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday evening mocked a Fox News contributor after he said high inflation made his lunch at Taco Bell total $28. “You want to know how bad inflation is?” said Scott Martin, who is also the chief investment officer at Kingsview Partners. “Yesterday, yes, I had a nice lunch at Taco…
Former President Donald Trump angrily lashed out Wednesday, calling the nation's legal system a “broken disgrace" after a judge ruled he must answer questions under oath next week in a defamation lawsuit lodged by a writer who says he raped her in the mid-1990s. The outburst late in the day came hours after U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in Manhattan rejected a request by his lawyers to delay a deposition scheduled for Oct. 19. Kaplan is presiding over the case in which Carroll said Trump raped her in the dressing room of a Manhattan Bergdorf Goodman store in the mid-1990s.
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