Tag Archives: USPS

Trump’s Postmaster Slows Down USPS Deliveries

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing days-long backlogs of mail across the country after a top Trump donor running the agency put in place new procedures described as cost-cutting efforts, alarming postal workers who warn that the policies could undermine their ability to deliver ballots on time for the November election. As President Trump ramps up …

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Trump Donor Takes Over As USPS Postmaster General

The Washington Post reports: The Senate’s top Democrat late Sunday asked the U.S. Postal Service’s governing board to turn over communication with the White House about the appointment of new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a sign that Democrats plan to press the Trump administration on its plans to consolidate control of the nation’s mail service. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer …

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COVID Postcard From Trump Cost USPS $28 Million

USA Today reports: A postcard mailed to every American household that included coronavirus social distancing guidelines and also prominently featured President Donald Trump’s name cost the U.S. Postal Service $28 million, USA TODAY has learned. The coronavirus card, which began appearing in U.S. mailboxes in March, drew fire from good-government groups that said it applied a political veneer to the …

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Postal Service Reviews Package Delivery Contracts As Major Trump Donor Is About To Be Postmaster General

The Washington Post reports: Weeks before a Republican donor and top White House ally becomes postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service has quietly launched a review of its package delivery contracts and lost its last senior official who was not appointed by President Trump. The moves, confirmed by six people with knowledge of the Postal Service’s inner workings but not …

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Trump Names Top Donor As Postmaster General

The Washington Post reports: A top donor to President Trump and the Republican National Committee will be named the new head of the Postal Service, putting a top ally of the president in charge of an agency where Trump has long pressed for major changes in how it handles its business. The Postal Service’s board of governors confirmed late Wednesday …

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Trump: No Bailout For USPS Unless Prices Are Raised For Package Delivery (Actual Intent Is To Hurt Amazon)

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Friday said he would not be approving an emergency loan for the U.S. Postal Service if it did not immediately raise its prices for package delivery, confirming a recent Washington Post article that said he planned to exert more control over the agency. “The Post Office is a joke,” Trump told reporters. “The …

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USPS Crisis Gives Opening For Trump To Hurt Amazon

The Washington Post reports: The Treasury Department is considering taking unprecedented control over key operations of the U.S. Postal Service by imposing tough terms on an emergency coronavirus loan from Congress, which would fulfill President Trump’s longtime goal of changing how the service does business. Officials working under Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who must approve the $10 billion loan, have …

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White House Rejects Bailout For US Postal Service

The Washington Post reports: The Postal Service’s decades-long financial troubles have worsened dramatically as the volume of the kind of mail that pays the agency’s bills ― first-class and marketing mail ― withers during the pandemic. The USPS needs an infusion of money, and President Trump has blocked potential emergency funding for the agency that employs around 600,000 workers, repeating …

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Lawmakers Seek Funding To Keep USPS Running

CBS News reports: Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, postal workers have been on the front lines, considered “essential workers” who must continue to do their jobs as usual while others stay home. But some lawmakers are warning that without more support, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) could completely shut down in the next few months, threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of …

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Federal Gov’t And USPS To Close For GHWB Funeral

Politico reports: The federal government and large portions of the country’s financial sector will be closed on Wednesday for a day of mourning following the death of President George H. W. Bush. It will be the first day of mourning for a former president since 2007 following Gerald Ford’s death. The U.S. Postal Service: Some package services will still be …

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Trump Seeks To Double Amazon’s USPS Costs

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would cost these companies billions of dollars. Brennan has so far resisted Trump’s demand, explaining in multiple conversations …

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Gillibrand Bill Pitches Banking At The Post Office

CNBC reports: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new home: the U.S. Post Office. The legislation, called the Postal Banking Act, would make retail banking services available at all U.S. Postal Service locations. That amounts to 30,000 post offices nationwide. Services would include …

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Lance Armstrong Settles Doping Fraud Suit For $5M

The Associated Press reports: Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. The deal announced Thursday came as the …

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Trump Orders Overhaul Of USPS Business Model

Another obvious attack on Jeff Bezos: President Trump, who has assailed Amazon.com and falsely accused the online retail giant of cheating the U.S. Postal Service by taking advantage of bulk delivery rates, on Thursday night ordered a sweeping overhaul of the Postal Service’s business model. Trump issued an executive order forming an administration task force, to be chaired by Treasury …

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GOP House Rep To File Bill Requiring All US Post Offices To Display Side-By-Side Photos Of Trump And Pence

Syracuse.com reports: A Republican congressman from Staten Island plans to introduce a bill that would require post offices to display photos of the president and vice president.  A draft of his new legislation says it would require official portraits of the two to be displayed side-by-side. The proposal comes after a Staten Island resident told Donovan that a local post …

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Stock Slumps After Trump Again Threatens Amazon

Reuters reports: Shares of Amazon.com Inc fell 3 percent on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump again attacked the online retailer over the pricing of its deliveries through the U.S. postal system and promised unspecified changes. Trump on Thursday accused Amazon of not paying enough tax, making the postal system lose money and putting small retailers out of business. But …

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Trump Continues Attack On Amazon & Washington Post

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday claimed that The Washington Post is a “lobbyist” for Amazon. Trump made the claim during a pair of tweets railing against Amazon. The Post is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. However, The Post and Amazon are two separate entities. This isn’t the first time that Trump has accused The Post of lobbying …

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Rand Paul: Maybe We Don’t Need The USPS [AUDIO]

Rand Paul wants a federal government “so small you can barely see it.” And part of that plan might include doing away with the USPS. Listen below. In related news, yesterday the Postal Workers Union endorsed Bernie Sanders.

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Maya Angelou Gets “Forever” Stamp

Via the Los Angeles Times: The U.S. Postal Service will release a “forever” stamp honoring writer Maya Angelou, the agency announced Monday. Angelou, best known for her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” died last year at age 86. In addition to being an author, Angelou was a professor, a Tony-nominated performer, an official with the Southern Christian …

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The Anti-Christ Runs The Post Office

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