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Judges cite John Roberts’ opinion in reversing block on Arkansas abortion laws

Judges cite John Roberts’ opinion in reversing block on Arkansas abortion laws

A panel of federal appeals judges used Chief Justice John Roberts‘ opinion in the Supreme Court’s recent decision protecting abortion access to allow several Arkansas abortion restrictions to go back into effect — a seemingly counterintuitive outcome that advocates on both sides of the abortion issue had predicted. Three judges on the Eighth Circuit Court…MORE

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Biden to discuss VP job, sources say

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Biden to discuss VP job, sources say

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has met with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, making her one of the handful of vice presidential finalists to meet with Biden. Two Democrats familiar with the search told CNN on Thursday that Whitmer remains in serious contention. Whitmer’s name had receded over the summer from some lists of prominent…MORE

Documents show major lab’s coronavirus tests took days longer than publicly stated

Documents show major lab’s coronavirus tests took days longer than publicly stated

Coronavirus testing results from one of the nation’s top labs were taking days longer to complete than the lab’s publicly reported turnaround time, according to internal company records obtained by CNN. On Monday, in a statement posted on its website, Quest Diagnostics said that average turnaround time for results for all patients was five days.…MORE

Trump steps back from involving himself in Libya’s bloody civil war

As several countries come to the aid of warring factions in Libya, President Donald Trump has found himself caught in the middle of a group of strongmen he’s forged close ties with during his presidency, prompting him to stay out of the fray and let them fend for themselves. Recent pleas by the leaders of…MORE

Karen Bass faces searing scrutiny as she emerges as potential Biden VP pick

Karen Bass faces searing scrutiny as she emerges as potential Biden VP pick

Karen Bass was mostly unknown outside of California when her name popped up as a potential running mate to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Her emergence was greeted with a round of mostly glowing reviews. The 66-year-old chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is roundly respected by her colleagues in the House, a body…MORE

Stimulus talks break down on Capitol Hill as negotiators walk away without a deal

Stimulus talks break down on Capitol Hill as negotiators walk away without a deal

Negotiations over the next stimulus package intended to bolster the economy and help struggling Americans pay their bills have stalled on Capitol Hill with Democrats and Trump administration officials walking away after talks broke down on Friday and devolved into partisan finger-pointing. No additional discussions are planned after nearly two weeks of daily meetings, and…MORE

Intelligence community’s top election official: China and Iran don’t want Trump to win reelection, Russia working against Biden

Intelligence community’s top election official: China and Iran don’t want Trump to win reelection, Russia working against Biden

The US intelligence community’s top election security official said in a statement Friday that China “prefers” an outcome where President Donald Trump is not reelected in November and Russia is working to “denigrate” former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House bid. “We assess that China prefers that President Trump — whom Beijing sees as unpredictable…MORE

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