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Biden calls Trump’s ‘hurt God’ attack ‘shameful’

Biden calls Trump’s ‘hurt God’ attack ‘shameful’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday countered President Donald Trump’s baseless attack that he, a practicing Roman Catholic, would somehow “hurt God,” calling the comments “shameful.” “Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it’s provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it’s kept me…MORE

Court dismisses challenge to limits on federal workers talking resistance or impeachment

Court dismisses challenge to limits on federal workers talking resistance or impeachment

Federal workers have lost their court challenge to government guidance that barred them from discussing resisting or impeaching President Donald Trump while on the job. A judge in Maryland dismissed the challenge this week because the union did not demonstrate any actual First Amendment violation. The American Federation of Government Employees, Judge Paula Xinis wrote,…MORE

Tennessee Supreme Court vacates ruling that would have allowed all registered voters in the state to vote absentee in 2020

Tennessee Supreme Court vacates ruling that would have allowed all registered voters in the state to vote absentee in 2020

The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower court ruling that would have allowed all eligible voters to vote via absentee ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the ruling, those with underlying medical conditions who have determined it’s “impossible or unreasonable” to vote in-person due to Covid-19, and their caretakers, are eligible to…MORE

Environmental groups sue over Trump’s highly touted changes to landmark regulations

Environmental groups sue over Trump’s highly touted changes to landmark regulations

Several environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Thursday over its regulatory changes to a landmark conservation law, the National Environmental Policy Act. In a court filing in New York, the groups argued that the new rule from the White House Council on Environmental Quality would “eliminate environmental reviews for entire classes of projects that…MORE

Twitter temporarily stops DNC from tweeting after calling out Trump

Twitter temporarily stops DNC from tweeting after calling out Trump

The Democratic National Committee was unable to post from its rapid response war room account on Twitter for some time on Thursday after it attempted to call out President Donald Trump’s false claims about children and Covid-19 immunity. The action highlights the apparent inability of Twitter’s systems to tell the difference between misinformation and someone…MORE

New York attorney general files lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association

New York attorney general files lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced she will attempt to dissolve the National Rifle Association, accusing its senior leadership of violating laws governing non-profit groups, using millions from the organization’s reserves for personal use and tax fraud. In a news release Thursday morning, James, a Democrat, alleged that current and former NRA leadership “instituted…MORE

Acting Homeland Security chief defends new limits on DACA

Acting Homeland Security chief defends new limits on DACA

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told lawmakers Thursday he stands by the Trump administration decision to limit the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program following the Supreme Court’s decision in June. “In no way did the Supreme Court decision tell the department to process new DACA applicants,” Wolf told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.…MORE

Homeland Security officers remaining in Portland, acting secretary says

Homeland Security officers remaining in Portland, acting secretary says

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf defended the department’s response to unrest in Portland, Oregon, saying that violence in the city directed at federal property and personnel eventually required him to deploy supplemental law enforcement officers. Testifying Thursday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Wolf sought to draw a distinction between the…MORE

US special envoy for Iran stepping down

US special envoy for Iran stepping down

The State Department’s special envoy for Iran is stepping down from his post, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday. Brian Hook, a political appointee who has become one of Pompeo’s top advisers, will depart the post amid a polarizing campaign by the US to extend the conventional weapons embargo on Iran. “Special Representative Hook…MORE

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