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WASHINGTON – Judge Amy Coney Barrett spent most of the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing batting away Democrats’ predictions that she would provide the final vote needed to invalidate the Affordable Care Act and substantially rein in abortion rights, but she struggled to r…

WASHINGTON – With less than one month to go before one of the most consequential elections in American history, experts are watching to see how well the complex and sometimes unwieldy U.S. election machinery performs across three areas: cybersecurity, physical constraints necessitated by the…

WASHINGTON – States are getting little federal assistance as they scramble to find medical-grade deep freezers or dry ice for one of the COVID-19 vaccines furthest along in development, which requires storage at much colder temperatures than found on an average winter day on the South Pole.

WASHINGTON – As Republicans inch closer to confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and Joe Biden enjoys a national lead over Donald Trump in the presidential race, there’s also an intense battle going on for control of Congress.

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The coronavirus was always expected to make a comeback this winter, but an autumn rebound in infections across Europe and North America could make the colder months even more daunting than public health officials had anticipated.

President Donald Trump scrapped fiscal stimulus talks this week after failing to swing Senate Republicans behind a package Democrats could support. With negotiations back on, the obstacles are just as daunting, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi termed Trump's latest offer "insufficient."

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President Donald Trump will make his first public appearance since returning from a three-day hospitalization for COVID-19, setting the stage for a return to the campaign trail even as questions remain about whether he's still contagious.

WASHINGTON – In a tableau befitting a surreal election season, there may be more raccoons around the White House than actual staff now – and a president with COVID-19 who insisted on marching around the building Wednesday rather than stay in isolation while he is contagious.

President Donald Trump instructed Republican senators on Tuesday to give up on the idea of another coronavirus stimulus package in favor of dedicating all their time to confirming his Supreme Court pick before November’s election.

PHILADELPHIA – Anne Berg, a history professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was born and raised in Germany, and while her parents are basically hippies, she said, her grandparents were Nazis.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump claimed he was “FEELING GREAT” in a tweet on Tuesday, his first full day back at the White House after three nights in a hospital for COVID-19, and the president’s doctor said the president showed “no symptoms” of the disease.

WASHINGTON – How the U.S. should respond to China both economically and militarily has been an increasingly charged political topic, many of the legislative suggestions unveiled Wednesday as part of House Republicans’ China Task Force actually have a chance to eventually become law.

WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered a $1.62 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal in talks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, offering more state and local assistance than GOP negotiators have to-date in a sign of potential progress toward a deal.

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WASHINGTON – With just a month before a Nov. 1 Trump administration deadline for states to be ready to potentially distribute any upcoming COVID-19 vaccines, states are just starting to get their share of $200 million in preparation funds as Congress deliberates over whether to provide more.

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Keen to send the nation’s kids back to reopened schools, President Donald Trump has called children “virtually immune,” “essentially immune” and “almost immune” to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

President Donald Trump chose U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his pick Saturday for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, a move that could further shift the high court to the right and reshape American law on abortion, healthcare, religion and guns for a generation.

WASHINGTON – Americans that get the first COVID-19 vaccines will be closely monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through daily text messages and emails, according to a federal advisory group.

WASHINGTON – A shorthanded Supreme Court can move forward as usual with the slate of oral arguments already set for the first few months of its new term that starts in October, but having only eight members changes how they might be decided.

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans have enough votes to consider and likely confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee after Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said on Tuesday the president has the right to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg even as the presidential election is underway in some…

President Donald Trump, who seems intent on announcing a COVID-19 vaccine before Election Day, could legally authorize a vaccine over the objections of experts, officials at the Food and Drug Administration and even vaccine manufacturers, who have pledged not to release any vaccine unless it…

 A trio of appeals court judges have emerged as front-runners as President Donald Trump prepares to nominate his third justice to the Supreme Court: Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa and Amul Thapar, according to people familiar with the process.

TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance are making a fresh legal attempt to stop the impending end of the popular app in the United States.


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who ascended from a working class Brooklyn neighborhood to a pivotal liberal role on the nation’s highest court during a groundbreaking career in the law, has died, the Court announced Friday.

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is willing to consider another $1.5 trillion in relief for the U.S. economy and health care system, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday, including more aid to state and local governments than top GOP officials have been comfortable wit…

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced its strategy Wednesday for distributing any eventual COVID-19 vaccine, which requires states and localities to submit plans to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Oct. 16.

WASHINGTON – As the presidential race moves into its final seven weeks, with former Vice President Joe Biden holding a lead that remains steady but not conclusive, he and President Donald Trump face contrasting challenges, new data from a University of Southern California Dornsife poll show.