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The Postal Service Is Slowing The Mail To Save Money. Critics Say It’s A Death Spiral
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Maybe you’ve noticed the birthday card that arrived belatedly or the check in the mail that didn’t pay your credit card quite on time. It’s not… Read More
After Boulder Shooting, Vice President Harris Says Senate Needs To Act
Harris downplays the role of executive action in tightening gun laws after recent mass shootings, saying legislation would make changes permanent.
In Video, Trump Sympathizes With Protesters, But Tells Them To ‘Go Home’
In his first remarks, since the start of the insurrection, Trump said of the extremists who stormed the Capitol, “you’re very special.”
Trump’s Call To Georgia Election Officials Sparks Debate Over Legality, Ethics
It’s unclear whether Trump’s call violated election law or whether the president should — or even could — be prosecuted.
Here Is What’s In Congress’ COVID-19 Relief Package
From direct payments for American households to mass transit, the congressional relief package contains money for individuals and institutions affected by the coronavirus pandemic. But there’s more.
Purdue Pharma Reaches $8B Opioid Deal With Justice Department Over Oxycontin Sales
Critics say the settlement doesn’t hold company executives or members of the Sackler family accountable for their aggressive marketing of Oxycontin which helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Trump Says He Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick Friday Or Saturday
The president said he is looking at five potential nominees to fill the seat left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
CDC Director Says COVID-19 Vaccine Likely Won’t Be Widely Available Until Next Year
Emphasizing the continued importance of masks, Robert Redfield said that while first responders may have early access to a vaccine, broader access is not likely for six to nine months after approval.
How Federal Dollars Fund Local Police
An array of federal agencies funnel grants to local law enforcement. But some say that federal involvement undermines community accountability and focuses more on enforcement than minimizing harm.
Trump Calls On States To Immediately Reopen Places Of Worship
“These are places that hold our society together,” Trump said. “In America, we need more prayer, not less.”
Supreme Court Puts Temporary Hold On Order To Release Redacted Mueller Materials
The procedural move gives attorneys for House Democrats until May 18 to respond. They say they’re owed access to confidential evidence and other materials. No, argues the Trump administration.
For These Federal Employees, Telework Means Productivity Is Up, Their Backlog Is Down
Some 53,000 of the Social Security Administration’s employees are working from home. And the agency’s backlog of pending cases has fallen by 11% since March 23.
Public Impeachment Inquiry Hearings To Begin Next Week
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced his panel will take public testimony starting Nov. 13 with acting Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor.
Appeals Court Rules Trump’s Accountants Must Turn Over Tax Records
Lawyers for President Trump say they plan to appeal to the Supreme Court, potentially setting up an election-year decision about disclosing the president’s finances.
Trump Calls Impeachment Inquiry A ‘Lynching’
In a Tuesday morning tweet, the president lashed out at the process underway in the House that may lead to an impeachment vote.
FACT CHECK: White House Legal Argument Against Impeachment Inquiry
President Trump’s attorney wrote in a lengthy letter that the House impeachment inquiry is “invalid,” charging that it violates the Constitution. Speaker Pelosi and constitutional scholars disagree.
‘Whistleblowing Is Really In Our DNA’: A History Of Reporting Wrongdoing
Whistleblowing dates back to the nation’s earliest days. It’s been a risky and controversial exercise ever since.
Trump Names Robert O’Brien, Top Hostage Czar, As National Security Adviser
O’Brien has been working in the State Department as the administration’s hostage negotiator. He’ll replace former Ambassador John Bolton, who parted company with Trump.
As FEC Nears Shutdown, Priorities Such As Stopping Election Interference On Hold
The campaign finance agency will be temporarily shuttered over lack of a quorum. A former FEC chair says there’s a “real possibility” the agency is effectively closed through the 2020 election.
Trump Administration Invokes Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report
The assertion came as the House Judiciary Committee debated whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.
Trump And Democrats Agree On $2 Trillion For Infrastructure, But Not On How To Pay
Democratic congressional leaders called the White House meeting “very constructive,” but the big question remains unanswered. The parties will reconvene in a few weeks to discuss funding options.
Not Just Airplanes: Why The Government Often Lets Industry Regulate Itself
A number of government agencies work closely with the industries they are charged with regulating. The issue surfaced after Boeing’s 737 Max planes had to be grounded by the FAA.
Biden Promises To ‘Be More Mindful’ About Respecting Personal Space
In an online video, the former vice president and potential 2020 presidential candidate addresses criticism by women who say his physical contact with them made them uncomfortable.
Trump Backs Off Obamacare Replacement After Top GOP Leader Nixes The Idea
The president still promises “a great health care package” — but not until after the next election. His comments come after a phone call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Whistle Blower Says White House Overturned Denials Of 25 For Security Clearances
Over two dozen people, including two current senior officials received security clearances after their initial denials were overturned by other top officials.