In becoming the highest-ranking administration official to break with President Trump on his allegation that the election was stolen, Attorney General William P. Barr might offer political cover to other Republicans.
The president’s ultimatum targeting the digital protections, known as Section 230, marked a dramatic escalation in his attacks against Silicon Valley over unproven allegations that the country’s tech giants exhibit bias against conservatives.
The pandemic has widened the divide between the country’s largest and most profitable retailers and the rest of the industry. Analysts say they expect that gap to become even more pronounced during the holiday shopping season, when Americans are more likely to buy from retailers they already frequent.
In an emotional news conference, a top state Republican official called on Trump and other Republicans to speak out against threats that have flourished in the wake of the president’s baseless attacks on the election’s integrity.
The approach contrasts sharply with the prevailing wisdom in the United States, where public health officials have focused on low rates of positive coronavirus tests in the broader community as a prerequisite for in-person schooling.
The controversial Education secretary denounced calls for student debt cancellation as "insidious ... government gift giving," while calling the free college movement a "socialist takeover of higher education."
A free, public clearinghouse that debuted Tuesday will for the first time allow anyone from academic historians to amateur family genealogists to search for individual enslaved people around the globe in one central online location.
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said the number of people hospitalized in the state has increased 51 percent in the past two weeks, while modeling shows “the worse part of this entire crisis is still ahead of us.”