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What to know about Joe Biden’s policy proposals ahead of CNN’s town hall

What to know about Joe Biden’s policy proposals ahead of CNN’s town hall

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has made character its centerpiece, as the Democratic nominee casts the 2020 presidential race as a test of the “soul of the nation” against President Donald Trump. But he has also released a stream of policy proposals outlining what he would try to accomplish in office. And that platform is likely…MORE

GOP growing more indifferent to Trump controversies as election nears

GOP growing more indifferent to Trump controversies as election nears

Public health experts reacted with alarm after President Donald Trump held an indoor rally with thousands of maskless supporters at a packed arena in Nevada amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. But many Republicans on Capitol Hill had a different view. “No, it doesn’t,” said Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, when asked if the rally…MORE

Chad Wolf appears ready to defy House subpoena to testify, DHS official says

Chad Wolf appears ready to defy House subpoena to testify, DHS official says

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf appears ready to defy a House subpoena issued last week for him to testify Thursday on threats to the US homeland, as he is not planning to attend the hearing, according to a department official. The move marks the latest volley in the back-and-forth between the House Committee on…MORE

Al Gore rips Trump’s Covid-19 response: ‘He’s trying to gaslight the virus’

Former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “trying to gaslight” the coronavirus, in a scathing assessment of the administration’s response to the pandemic. “He’s trying to gaslight the virus, gaslight the climate system, and they are impervious to his words. Really, our only hope is to get the best information…MORE

Seattle mayor says Barr’s suggestions to charge her are ‘chilling’

Seattle mayor says Barr’s suggestions to charge her are ‘chilling’

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday said a report that Attorney General William Barr suggested prosecutors consider filing charges against her is “chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration.” Barr, The New York Times reported, asked prosecutors in the Justice Department’s civil rights division to investigate if they could charge Durkan…MORE

Barr says calls for coronavirus lockdown are the ‘greatest intrusion on civil liberties’ other than slavery in US history

Barr says calls for coronavirus lockdown are the ‘greatest intrusion on civil liberties’ other than slavery in US history

Attorney General William Barr suggested on Wednesday that the calls for a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus were the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties” in history “other than slavery.” The comments came minutes after he slammed the hundreds of Justice Department prosecutors working beneath him, equating them to preschoolers, in a…MORE