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Mike Pompeo traveled with Reince Priebus on his plane to Wisconsin this week

Mike Pompeo traveled with Reince Priebus on his plane to Wisconsin this week

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Wisconsin on Wednesday, Reince Priebus — the former chairman of the Republican Party and President Donald Trump’s first chief of staff — traveled with him on the government plane, according to two State Department officials familiar with the trip. “Everyone was just stunned,” said one State Department official…MORE

Immigrants in US custody died after ‘inadequate’ medical care, congressional investigation finds

Immigrants in US custody died after ‘inadequate’ medical care, congressional investigation finds

Immigrants in US custody faced widespread failures in medical care, including some issues that resulted in death, according to a new congressional investigation released Thursday. At US Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities operated by for-profit contractors, detainees “often do not receive critical treatment or face delays,” the inquiry found. Additionally, the review found that many…MORE

Trump’s former national security adviser says President’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power is disappointing

Trump’s former national security adviser says President’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power is disappointing

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser H.R. McMaster lamented Thursday the President’s refusal to commit to providing a peaceful post-election transition of power on Thursday and dismissed the notion of potential military involvement. Retired Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster added to a chorus of high-level officials grappling with the comments while promising a smooth…MORE

Youth-focused groups say they had record numbers for National Voter Registration Day

Youth-focused groups say they had record numbers for National Voter Registration Day

Youth-focused voter engagement organizations saw record high voter registration and engagement numbers on National Voter Registration Day. Motivated in part by the Covid-19 death toll, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and what organizers describe as the urgency of the 2020 election, organizations including Rock the Vote, NextGen America and When We…MORE

Federal inmate executed after Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday

Federal inmate executed after Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday

Federal inmate Christopher Vialva was executed Thursday night in Terre Haute, Indiana, after the Supreme Court denied a request to stop the execution. His execution is the seventh federal execution since the Justice Department restarted the practice this summer after a 17-year hiatus. Thursday’s unsigned order from the Supreme Court was the Court’s second refusal…MORE

White House touts unusual Justice Department announcement about ‘discarded’ Trump ballots in Pennsylvania

White House touts unusual Justice Department announcement about ‘discarded’ Trump ballots in Pennsylvania

The Justice Department said Thursday that it is investigating “potential issues with mail-in ballots” in the swing state of Pennsylvania and, in a highly unusual disclosure, revealed that several ballots marked for President Donald Trump were “discarded.” US Attorney David Freed said a preliminary inquiry determined that nine “military ballots were discarded” and that seven…MORE

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