Ex-U.S. aide told to stop providing Russia intelligence assessments: whistleblower – National

WASHINGTON — Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told a former senior aide to stop providing intelligence assessments on Russia‘s interference in the United States, the former official said in a whistleblower complaint released on Wednesday. 0:43 Trump says ex-FBI attorney expected to plead guilty in review of Russia inquiry Trump says ex-FBI […]

U.S. Justice Dept. seeks to defend Trump in lawsuit from alleged rape victim – National

The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to take over President Donald Trump’s defence in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape, and federal lawyers asked a court Tuesday to allow a move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she might be awarded. After New […]

‘Stupid’: Trump demands Biden apologize for challenging him on coronavirus vaccines – National

Republican President Donald Trump, accused by Joe Biden of putting lives at risk in his handling of the coronavirus, on Monday called his Democratic rival “stupid” and demanded an apology for what Trump called anti-vaccine rhetoric. Trailing in national opinion polls as the U.S. death toll from the virus approaches 190,000, Trump unleashed a […]

Kamala Harris meets with Jacob Blake’s family as she visits critical swing state – National

MILWAUKEE — Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met Monday with the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her visit to the critical swing state, where Vice President Mike Pence was also visiting as the presidential race enters its final phase. Harris gathered with Jacob Blake’s father, […]

U.S. veterans divided about reports Trump called army members ‘losers,’ ‘suckers’

Richardson was trained to respect the office of commander in chief, but he was rankled by allegations in The Atlantic, many of them independently confirmed by The Associated Press, that Trump had referred to fallen and captured U.S. service members as “losers” and “suckers.”

Some U.S. legislative state candidates bring QAnon conspiracy theories to campaign trail

They make up a tiny share of the thousands of state legislative candidates on the ballot in November and many are longshots, but several, including in Arizona, Minnesota and Wisconsin, are running in competitive districts.

U.S. debt from coronavirus pandemic will soon exceed size of entire economy, analysts say

The Congressional Budget Office has warned that the government this year will run the largest budget deficit, as a share of the economy, since 1945, when World War II ended.

Trump moves to cancel ‘divisive’ racial diversity training programs at White House

The memo released Friday directs all federal agencies to identify any contracts or other spending for training on “critical race theory,” “white privilege” and other “propaganda.”

Facebook taking more steps to target misinformation ahead of U.S. election

The company said it will restrict new political ads in the week before the election and remove posts that convey misinformation about COVID-19 and voting.

U.S. Postal Service leader Louis DeJoy subpoenaed by House over delivery delays

Louis DeJoy, a major donor to Republicans and President Donald Trump, took over the agency in June.