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Not dangerous: DeVos defends schools reopening according to CDC guidelines

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing. | Alex Wong/Getty Images By CAITLIN OPRYSKO 07/12/2020 10:26 AM EDT Updated: 07/12/2020 06:07 PM EDT */ ]]> Education Secretary [...]

California teachers fight back against pressure to reopen schools

A globe sits in an empty classroom | Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo California The standoff in the nation’s largest state underscores the difficult road ahead for governors and local leaders. By MACKENZIE MAYS 07/11/2020 02:07 [...]

Florida reports 15,000 new coronavirus cases, smashing national record

Guests wear masks as required to attend the official reopening day of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on July 11. | Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP The alarming figure puts the spotlight on a state that has become one [...]

DeSantis seizes power — selectively — as he confronts crisis

Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference. | Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP Florida “It’s not a penalty until someone throws a flag.” By [...]

What We’ve Learned from 101 Years of American Unrest

*/ ]]> When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a slate of criminal justice reforms this spring, he reminded his audience that George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis policeman was just the latest in a line of Black victims of [...]

Trump isn’t secretly winking at QAnon. He’s retweeting its followers.

*/ ]]> On July Fourth, before President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from the White House lawn, he spoke indirectly to another community on Twitter: QAnon. That afternoon, he retweeted 14 tweets from accounts supporting the QAnon [...]

Tammy Duckworth bursts into VP contention

*/ ]]> CHICAGO — Tammy Duckworth is no longer an afterthought in the Democratic veepstakes. The Illinois senator and Purple Heart recipient has landed squarely in the conversation after a high-profile clash with Tucker Carlson last [...]

Robert Mueller defends Russia investigation, Stone indictment in rare op-ed

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in 2019. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images */ ]]> Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller broke a nearly year-long silence on Saturday to defend his office’s investigation [...]

‘Historic corruption’: 2 Republican senators denounce Trump’s commutation of Stone

Sen. Mitt Romney. | Alex Wong/Getty Images */ ]]> Sens. Mitt Romney and Pat Toomey condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime confidant Roger Stone — the first elected Republicans [...]

Actually, the Supreme Court Just Gave Congress a Big Win

*/ ]]> In the immediate aftermath of Thursday’s Supreme Court rulings on who has the right to access the president’s financial records, numerous commentators cast the decisions as a “split” that gave prosecutors a clear win [...]