Oct 21, 2019

House Democrats plan messaging push on Trump and Ukraine

Screenshot via House Democrats' Truth Exposed campaign.

House Democrats today will release a four-page memo making the Ukraine case against President Trump, "Truth Exposed: The Shakedown ... The Pressure Campaign ... The CoverUp," plus a video, "Do Us a Favor."

Plus, in a challenge to Republicans who often have resisted such measures, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office says the SHIELD Act (Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy), a package to protect elections from foreign interference, is expected to come to the floor for a vote this week.

Go deeper: Flashback to Pelosi's guide to the Mueller hearings

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the name of the bill that the SHIELD acronym stands for.

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Minnesota activates National Guard amid fallout from George Floyd death

A portrait of George Floyd hangs on a street light pole in Minneapolis. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

George Floyd, 46, moved to Minnesota to improve his life and become his "best self," but instead, he is dead because of Minneapolis police.

The latest: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz declared a state of emergency and activated the state's National Guard in response to violent clashes over the past two days between police and protesters in the Twin Cities.

Trump signs executive order targeting protections for social media platforms

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to limit the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability for the content users post on their platforms.

What they're saying: "Currently, social media giants like Twitter receive an unprecedented liability shield based on the theory that they are a neutral platform, which they are not," Trump said in the Oval Office. "We are fed up with it. It is unfair, and it's been very unfair."