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Memo shows Trump lawyer’s six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election
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Memo shows Trump lawyer’s six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election

A conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the election results on January 6 when Congress counted the Electoral College votes by throwing out electors from seven states, according to the new book “Peril” from Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert…MORE

San Francisco mayor scolds ‘fun police’ after being criticized for flouting city’s indoor mask mandate

San Francisco mayor scolds ‘fun police’ after being criticized for flouting city’s indoor mask mandate

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is defending herself after flouting the city’s indoor mask mandate, criticizing “fun police” for raising questions about her recent appearance at a live concert where she was seen dancing and posing for photos without a mask on. In video shared on social media, Breed, a Democrat, was seen last week…MORE

US extends travel restrictions at Mexican and Canadian land borders as it makes plans to allow fully vaccinated foreign visitors to fly to America
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US extends travel restrictions at Mexican and Canadian land borders as it makes plans to allow fully vaccinated foreign visitors to fly to America

The United States is extending nonessential travel restrictions at land crossings with Canada and Mexico through October 21, even as it makes plans to allow fully vaccinated foreign visitors to come to the US later this year. “We do not have any updates to the land border policies at this point. Title 19 is being…MORE

VA tells veterans discharged under ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ they are eligible for all VA benefits
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VA tells veterans discharged under ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ they are eligible for all VA benefits

The Veterans Affairs Department issued guidance stating military service members who were discharged because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy are eligible for all Veterans Affairs benefits. Assistant Secretary in the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs Kayla Williams…MORE

Biden to speak to Macron ‘in the coming days’ amid diplomatic dust-up with France
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Biden to speak to Macron ‘in the coming days’ amid diplomatic dust-up with France

President Joe Biden will speak with French President Emmanuel Macron “in the coming days” and reaffirm the US’ commitment to working with France on a range of global issues amid the worst diplomatic spat between the two nations in years. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday that White House is still…MORE

Senate Democrat asks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for policies on extremist violent content
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Senate Democrat asks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for policies on extremist violent content

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters has written Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, asking for information about their policies and practices to monitor and remove extremist violent content. This is the first major public document request from the committee investigating the January 6 insurrection after it released its bipartisan review in early…MORE

Biden administration to raise refugee cap to 125,000 for 2022
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Biden administration to raise refugee cap to 125,000 for 2022

The Biden administration is planning to raise the refugee cap for fiscal year 2022 to 125,000, according to a source familiar with the decision, in line with the goal President Joe Biden set. Biden previously conceded that his goal of 125,000 refugee admissions within the first fiscal year of his presidency “will still be hard…MORE

Supreme Court to hear restrictive Mississippi abortion law on December 1
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Supreme Court to hear restrictive Mississippi abortion law on December 1

The Supreme Court will hear a case concerning a Mississippi abortion law on December 1, the court announced on Monday, teeing up one of the most substantial cases of the term in which the justices are being asked to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Mississippi case — the most important set of abortion-related oral arguments…MORE

Democrats set up showdown with GOP by attaching debt limit to bill to avert government shutdown
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Democrats set up showdown with GOP by attaching debt limit to bill to avert government shutdown

When the House of Representatives comes back into session this week, averting a government shutdown and addressing the debt limit will be front and center as Democrats contend with divisions within their own ranks over President Joe Biden’s sweeping economic agenda. Congressional Democratic leaders announced on Monday that they will attach a suspension of the…MORE

Indicted Trump Org. ex-CFO Weisselberg expects more indictments, his lawyer says
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Indicted Trump Org. ex-CFO Weisselberg expects more indictments, his lawyer says

Allen Weisselberg — the former Trump Organization CFO who has been charged by Manhattan prosecutors for an alleged tax evasion scheme — is expecting that more indictments will be filed in the case, his lawyer said in court Monday. “We have strong reason to believe there could be other indictments coming,” Bryan Skarlatos said at…MORE

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