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Trump’s health care ‘vision’ punts on two major issues

Trump’s health care ‘vision’ punts on two major issues

President Donald Trump is touting what he calls his health care “vision,” but the executive orders he’s planning to sign Thursday afternoon largely punt on addressing two major issues facing Americans. The measures, which fall far short of a comprehensive proposal, come less than six weeks before the presidential election and serve as a political…MORE

How Republicans in key states are preparing to run out the clock on the election

How Republicans in key states are preparing to run out the clock on the election

President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful presidential transition Wednesday comes as Republicans across the country are taking concrete steps that threaten to undermine the integrity of the election, particularly in key battleground states. Trump’s comments about the transition were only the latest instance where he’s actively sought to sow doubt into the…MORE

Trump administration takes aim at international students again

Trump administration takes aim at international students again

The Trump administration is again taking aim at international students in a new rule that potentially limits the length of time students and others can remain in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security is proposing changes to visas for students, exchange visitors and foreign media. The new rule would require a “fixed period…MORE

DeJoy: Trump ‘incorrect’ that USPS isn’t equipped to handle mail-in voting

DeJoy: Trump ‘incorrect’ that USPS isn’t equipped to handle mail-in voting

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Thursday that President Donald Trump “is incorrect” when he says the United States Postal Service isn’t equipped to handle the surge in mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has repeatedly railed against mail-in voting, falsely claiming that it will lead to widespread voter fraud while also encouraging his…MORE

HHS spokesman Michael Caputo diagnosed with cancer

HHS spokesman Michael Caputo diagnosed with cancer

Michael Caputo, the top spokesman at the Department of Health and Human Services who recently began a two-month medical leave, has been diagnosed with a metastatic head and neck cancer, a spokesman for the Caputo family said Thursday. After undergoing surgery last week at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors diagnosed Caputo with…MORE

Obama urges voters to focus on down-ballot races to combat gerrymandering

Obama urges voters to focus on down-ballot races to combat gerrymandering

Former President Barack Obama urged voters to focus on down-ballot races in new remarks published Thursday, arguing that while the presidential race gets the most attention, it is down-ballot races that could have the greatest impact on politically-motivated gerrymandering. The video represents the latest attempt by top Democrats to focus attention on down-ballot races, like…MORE

Coronavirus continues to top what Americans hear about Trump

Coronavirus continues to top what Americans hear about Trump

As the country approached 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the ongoing pandemic remained top of mind when Americans were asked what they read, heard or saw about the presidential candidates. The virus continued to top the list of words mentioned about President Donald Trump — as it has for all but two of the 12…MORE

GOP downplays Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transition of power: ‘The President says crazy stuff’

GOP downplays Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transition of power: ‘The President says crazy stuff’

President Donald Trump’s stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power was mostly dismissed by Republicans on Capitol Hill, with many downplaying the remarks as merely rhetoric and others deflecting questions about a comment that Democrats fear could threaten a fundamental principle of American democracy. “The President says crazy stuff. We’ve always had…MORE

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