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2020 Is A Record Year For House Primary Challengers - And More Wins Could Lie Ahead

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Losses for Rep. Steve Watkins and Rep. Lacy Clay on Tuesday make seven downed incumbents this cycle, the most in a non-redistricting year since 1974.
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Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The upset of the veteran congressman from St. Louis sent tremors though the Democratic establishment in Missouri and Washington, D.C.
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US Representative Clay ousted in Democratic primary by progressive Cori Bush -New York Times

1 month ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - Long-time U.S. Representative William Lacy Clay was ousted on Tuesday by progressive challenger Cori Bush in the Missouri Democratic primary, the New York Times said.
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Cori Bush beats Lacy Clay in Missouri primary, ousting incumbent after 20 years in Congress

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

The defat of longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay ends a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century.
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Progressive Activist Cori Bush Projected To Oust Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay

Progressive Activist Cori Bush Projected To Oust Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Rep. William Lacy Clay has represented the state's 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001.
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Ferguson Activist Cori Bush Ousts Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay After 20 Years

1 month ago   |   By Time

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century.
Bush's victory came in a rematch of 2018, when she failed to capitalize on a national Democratic wave that favored political newcomers such as Bush's friend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
But this time around, Bush's supporters said protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis...
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Progressive challenger Cori Bush beats Rep. Lacy Clay in primary

Progressive challenger Cori Bush beats Rep. Lacy Clay in primary

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Liberal challenger Cori Bush defeated Rep. Lacy Clay in a primary for Clay's St. Louis-based House seat on Tuesday - a seismic loss for the Congressional Black Caucus, which has tried to snuff out challenges from younger candidates.
Bush's victory came two years after her first challenge to Clay, which the incumbent won by 20 percentage points. The Black Caucus had successfully defended two other incumbents from progressive opponents earlier this year.
But Bush, who participated in the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of an unarmed black man, made her activism the...
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Economy plunges 31.4% in spring but big rebound expected

Economy plunges 31.4% in spring but big rebound expected

The new report showed a decline that was almost four times larger than the previous record-holder, a fall of 10% in the first quarter of 1958. Read more ...

President Trump refuses to disavow white supremacy during debate

President Trump refuses to disavow white supremacy during debate

The president said the violence is a “left-wing" problem and he told one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.” Read more ...

Legendary country music singer-songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78

Legendary country music singer-songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mac Davis, the singer-songwriter behind some of country music's most iconic hits, died Tuesday in Nashville after undergoing heart surgery. The Country Music... Read more ...

'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. Read more ...

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles

PARIS - Saying she is “struggling to walk,” Serena Williams ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title and withdrew from the French Open before her second-round match... Read more ...

NFL dodges COVID-19 disaster: One new Titans player tests positive

NFL dodges COVID-19 disaster: One new Titans player tests positive

The NFL has avoided a coronavirus disaster for now. A league spokesman said on Wednesday one other Titans player tested positive for COVID-19 after three of his teammates and... Read more ...

James Comey testifies before Senate panel on Russia investigation

James Comey testifies before Senate panel on Russia investigation

Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into the agency's Russia “collusion” probe... Read more ...

Disney to lay off 28,000 employees at its parks in California, Florida

Disney to lay off 28,000 employees at its parks in California, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it will lay off 28,000 workers... Read more ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid to rest in private ceremony at Arlington National...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid to rest in private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, next to her husband and several other Supreme Court justices. Ginsburg, who died on... Read more ...

Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Mike Davis, Tom Brady

Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Mike Davis, Tom Brady

It's Week 4 of the NFL season and hopefully your teams are 3-0. Even if you're staring down a dismal 0-3 record, if the 2020 season has taught us anything, it's that a comeback... Read more ...