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.
President-elect Joe Biden will take office under pressure to repudiate and rescind many, if not most, of the more than 400 executive actions President Trump used to tighten the U.S. immigration system. But Biden also will start his term in a bind that could make such changes difficult to accomplish quickly.
Governors and state lawmakers across the country are racing to authorize millions of dollars in new coronavirus stimulus aid, aiming to plug gaping holes in their local economies before the end of the year.
The newly released data comes after a federal lawsuit filed by The Washington Post and 10 other news organizations under the Freedom of Information Act challenging the SBA’s refusal to release records on borrowers and loan amounts.
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.”