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Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis chairman Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., left, speaks with an aid Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2020, before a hearing with Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, about a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) with recommendations to improve the federal coronavirus response. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democrats say US needs to address protective gear shortage

Jul. 2, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

A congressional committee criticized President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday for a series of problems in distributing personal protective and testing equipment during the coronavirus pandemic and called on the administration to come up with a better plan. “We need urgent action from the...

Anti-abortion protesters wait outside the Supreme Court for a decision, Monday, June 29, 2020 in Washington on the Louisiana case, Russo v. June Medical Services LLC. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Abortion foes vent disappointment after Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 29, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion opponents vented their disappointment and fury on Monday after the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision to strike down a Louisiana law that would have curbed abortion access. The ruling delivered a defeat to anti-abortion activists, but President Donald Trump's reelection campaign...

Attorney General William Barr listens during a roundtable with President Donald Trump about America's seniors, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Barr to testify as Democrats examine DOJ politicization

Jun. 24, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time next month, the Justice Department said Wednesday, as two of his employees testified that he has politicized the department and allowed special treatment for Roger Stone, a friend of...

N.C. Congress runoff pits Trump favorite versus young rival

Jun. 20, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Western North Carolina voters in a congressional primary runoff are deciding whether to accept President Donald Trump's favored candidate for the seat recently held by his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows or choose her young rival. Lynda Bennett, who got the most votes in a 12-candidate GOP...

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Pelosi requiring masks for lawmakers for House hearings

Jun. 17, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is requiring that House members wear masks when attending committee hearings, an edict that comes amid spiking COVID-19 cases in many states. Results were mixed Wednesday. The requirement does not apply to the House floor, where a Republican lawmaker who tested...

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Carson thinks Trump will 'get there' on athletes kneeling

Jun. 15, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone African American member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet said Monday he would work with the president on the issue of athletes taking a knee during the national anthem, though Trump has shown no signs of softening, tweeting over the weekend that he would not watch...

Man charged in Appalachian Trail attacks competent for trial

Jun. 13, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of killing an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another with a machete in Virginia last year has been declared competent to stand trial. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Pamela Sargent reviewed the finding of...

Philonise Floyd, a brother of George Floyd, reacts as he describes the pain of losing his brother as he testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed changes to police practices and accountability on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

'Stop the pain,' George Floyd's brother pleads with Congress

Jun. 10, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Floyd's brother challenged Congress on Wednesday to “stop the pain" as lawmakers consider a sweeping law enforcement overhaul, so the man he looked up to won't become just "another name” on a growing list of black Americans killed during interactions with police....

In this image from video, acting Health and Human Services acting inspector general Christi Grimm testifies during a remote hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (House Television via AP)

Watchdog who found hospital shortages unfazed by Trump barbs

May. 26, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The author of a federal report that found U.S. hospitals faced severe shortages of coronavirus test supplies says she is not intimidated by criticism from President Donald Trump, even after he moved to replace her as chief watchdog of the Department of Health and Human Services. Christi...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

It's a work from home Congress as House approves proxy vote

May. 16, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It all started with the grandchildren. As House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer saw it, if he could Face Time with the grandkids, why not have Congress legislate by video chat and avoid the health risks of convening at the Capitol during the coronavirus pandemic? And so the silver-haired,...