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With evictions looming, Congress strains to extend ban

Jul. 30, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before a nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire, Congress raced Friday to try to extend the ban in a long-shot effort to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge. A House panel convened to...

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

Jul. 30, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House...

Press secretary liked DeSantis so much, she asked for a job

Jul. 28, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — On March 19, Christina Pushaw wrote an email to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ then-press secretary. She was ready to make a move. Pushaw, 30, a Washington, D.C., communications professional, was an admirer of DeSantis — and the way he dealt with...

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

Jul. 24, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to the White House...

Washington Post reporter sues paper for discrimination

Jul. 23, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

Washington Post politics reporter Felicia Sonmez sued the paper and several of its current and former editors for discriminating against her as a victim of sexual assault. In a suit filed Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court, Sonmez said she was not allowed to report on...

For top #MeToo legal duo, a pandemic year brings no pause

Jul. 11, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

She’d just upended her life by going public with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to the governor, realized that Saturday night in February that she had no plan for what came next. She was 25 years old, and had never been...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 07, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. July 6, 2021. Editorial: Booker’s positions won’t mesh with voters In the past several elections for U.S. Senate in our state, the Democratic Party has demonstrated that it has difficulty picking candidates who can...

Unusually agreeable justices end term with conservative wins

Jul. 02, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusually agreeable Supreme Court term ended with conservative-driven decisions on voting rights and charitable-donor disclosures that offered a glimpse of what the coming years of the right's dominance could look like for the nation's highest court. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 30, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 29 The Miami Herald on a disturbing, larger question in Surfside condo collapse: South Florida’s long and sordid history of shoddy building practices is hard...

Supreme Court leaves CDC eviction moratorium in place

Jun. 29, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over the votes of four objecting conservative justices. The court on Tuesday rejected a plea by landlords to end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...