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Defeat in Texas shows how the conservative judiciary can thwart Biden’s agenda

Defeat in Texas shows how the conservative judiciary can thwart Biden’s agenda

A federal judge’s action Tuesday preventing President Joe Biden’s 100-day pause in deportations demonstrated the land mines that await the new administration in the nation’s courts. The short-term order by the Texas-based judge could also force a confrontation up to the US Supreme Court, where the Biden legal team already faces hard choices over how…MORE

Democrats stunned by briefing on Capitol’s security before insurrection: ‘It was only by pure dumb luck’ more weren’t killed

Democrats stunned by briefing on Capitol’s security before insurrection: ‘It was only by pure dumb luck’ more weren’t killed

Members of Congress were left stunned during a briefing from law enforcement about their failure to prepare for the insurrection at the US Capitol earlier this month, two members who attended a House Appropriations Committee briefing told CNN on Tuesday, with one saying it was “dumb luck” more people didn’t die. House Appropriations Committee Chair…MORE

The reckoning over the nation’s schools and Covid is coming

The reckoning over the nation’s schools and Covid is coming

The national reckoning over where and how schoolchildren should be educated as the pandemic drags on is finally here — or at least it should be. So far this week, major districts in Chicago and New Jersey have shelved plans to physically return to the classroom at the last minute in the face of opposition…MORE

Retirements shake up 2022 map as Republican senators eye exits

Retirements shake up 2022 map as Republican senators eye exits

Senate GOP leaders are bracing for more retirements within their ranks, as a handful of senior Republicans decline to commit to running again — following four tumultuous years in the Trump era and facing a polarized political climate ahead. Three Republican senators have already decided to retire in 2022, including Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, whose…MORE

Several hundred White House officials have been vaccinated for Covid-19

Several hundred White House officials have been vaccinated for Covid-19

Several hundred White House employees had been vaccinated for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, two Biden administration officials told CNN, with more expected in the coming weeks. Most officials who have received vaccinations work for the Executive Office of the President, meaning they operate inside the White House complex, either in the West Wing or Eisenhower…MORE

Justice Department officially rescinds policy that led to family separations

Justice Department officially rescinds policy that led to family separations

The Justice Department formally rescinded the Trump administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy that called for the criminal prosecution of adults crossing the border and led to the separation of thousands of families, according to a memo obtained by CNN. The policy was ended by former President Donald Trump in June 2018 after mounting criticism, but…MORE

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