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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 your imagination. The mail has definitely gotten less speedy. The U.S. Postal Service began slowing deliveries of first-class mail nationwide on Oct. 1. The price… Read More
Harris downplays the role of executive action in tightening gun laws after recent mass shootings, saying legislation would make changes permanent.
In his first remarks, since the start of the insurrection, Trump said of the extremists who stormed the Capitol, “you’re very special.”
It’s unclear whether Trump’s call violated election law or whether the president should — or even could — be prosecuted.
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.
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.
The president said he is looking at five potential nominees to fill the seat left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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.
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.
“These are places that hold our society together,” Trump said. “In America, we need more prayer, not less.”
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.
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.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced his panel will take public testimony starting Nov. 13 with acting Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor.
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.
In a Tuesday morning tweet, the president lashed out at the process underway in the House that may lead to an impeachment vote.
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 dates back to the nation’s earliest days. It’s been a risky and controversial exercise ever since.
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.
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.
The assertion came as the House Judiciary Committee debated whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over two dozen people, including two current senior officials received security clearances after their initial denials were overturned by other top officials.