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Trump takes his war on masks to new heights

Trump takes his war on masks to new heights

The simple act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic is now a political and cultural flashpoint, underscoring the polarization afflicting every corner of American life. President Donald Trump’s use of the bully pulpit to defy his own government’s advice on face coverings has turned into the era’s latest ideologically motivated assault…MORE

Fact check: Trump falsely claims California is sending mail-in ballots to undocumented immigrants

Fact check: Trump falsely claims California is sending mail-in ballots to undocumented immigrants

Twice on Tuesday, President Donald Trump attacked California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and his executive order expanding vote-by-mail in the state. Specifically, Trump claimed that Newsom’s order would send ballots to everyone in California, including nonresidents and undocumented immigrants. “But in California, the governor sent, I hear, or is sending millions of ballots all over…MORE

Pentagon commanders drawing up options for early Afghanistan troop withdrawal

Senior US military commanders have been discussing options for significantly reducing the US troop presence in Afghanistan earlier than planned, according to several defense officials. The closely held discussions were sparked in part by worries that President Donald Trump may want to withdraw troops before voters go to the polls in order to fulfill his…MORE

How the House’s new remote voting will work

How the House’s new remote voting will work

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers are poised to be able to vote by proxy in the House of Representatives this week following a historic rules change to allow the chamber to operate remotely for the first time in its more than 200-year history. The rules change, pushed through by House Democrats over Republican opposition earlier…MORE

Grenell takes parting shot at Democrats as he exits top intelligence job

Grenell takes parting shot at Democrats as he exits top intelligence job

In his final hours as the top US intelligence official, Richard Grenell took one last swipe at congressional Democrats and declassified more documents tied to the origins of the Russia investigation. His actions were emblematic of a short but consequential and controversial tenure as the acting director of national intelligence. Grenell attacked the top Democrat…MORE

Biden campaign launches initiative to mobilize young voters

Biden campaign launches initiative to mobilize young voters

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign launched a grassroots effort Tuesday focused on mobilizing young voters, a particularly challenging demographic for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The new program, called League 46, consists of three teams: Students for Biden, Young Professionals for Biden and Young Elected Officials for Biden. It will be led by Symone…MORE

US military again accuses Russian jets of ‘unsafe’ aerial encounter

US military again accuses Russian jets of ‘unsafe’ aerial encounter

The US military has once again accused Russian jets of conducting an “unsafe” intercept of a US Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft Tuesday while it was flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea. “Two Russian Su-35 aircraft unsafely intercepted a P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft assigned to U.S. 6th Fleet over the Mediterranean Sea May 26,…MORE