Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.

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Pentagon Chief Feared ‘Coup’ Accusations if He Deployed Troops to Capitol Riot

Christopher C. Miller, the acting defense secretary on Jan. 6, plans to defend the Pentagon’s actions before and during the violence when he testifies before a House panel on Wednesday.

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Democrats Press for D.C. Statehood as Part of Voting Rights Agenda

Proponents of granting statehood pointed to the riot on Jan. 6, when a botched federal response contributed to disastrous results, as the latest proof that the District of Columbia should be a state.

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Celebrity Vetting and ‘Helping the President’ to Defeat Coronavirus Despair

In a letter to Alex M. Azar II, the health secretary, House Democrats detailed how a $265 million public relations campaign tried to bolster President Trump.

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Trump’s Covid Treatments Were Tested in Cells Derived From Fetal Tissue

The “cell lines” used to develop monoclonal antibodies, as well as remdesivir and vaccines, began with fetal tissue decades ago.

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House Panel to Subpoena DeJoy Over Mail Delays and Trump Communications

The chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee said the postmaster general had withheld requested documents, telling her panel his verbal testimony should suffice.

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DeJoy Defends Postal Changes as Trump Continues to Attack Voting by Mail

Facing tough questioning from a House panel, the postmaster general denounced suggestions that he was working to help President Trump politically and defended the cost-cutting changes he has overseen.

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DeJoy Will Be Questioned Again Amid Mail-In Voting Concerns

Louis DeJoy will return to Capitol Hill on Monday to defend his tenure as postmaster general. He is expected to receive a chilly reception from Democratic lawmakers on a key House panel.

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DeJoy Earned Millions From Company With Financial Ties to Postal Service

The postmaster general, under fire for his business ties and his cost-cutting measures, will testify before the House next week.

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Democrats Investigating Why White House Ended Ban on Some Gun Silencer Sales

A House subcommittee wants the White House to turn over documents related to the shift and the involvement of a former industry lobbyist who is now an administration official.

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Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records

The president has gone to great lengths to shield his tax returns and other financial records from public scrutiny.

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Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Can Block Release of Tax Records

Around 10 a.m. Thursday, the justices are set to issue highly anticipated decisions on whether the president’s accountants and bankers must disclose information about his financial affairs.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Releasing Trump’s Financial Records

In a lively oral argument via teleconference, the first of the day, the justices considered history and the separation of powers in weighing whether to allow subpoenas for the president’s records.

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Trump’s Tax Returns Supreme Court Case: What You Need to Know

The court will hear highly anticipated arguments over whether the president’s accountants and bankers must disclose information about his financial affairs.

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Knocked Off Track by Coronavirus, Census Announces Delay in 2020 Count

The Census Bureau said it would extend the deadlines for collecting census data and would ask Congress for a delay in providing final counts used for congressional redistricting.

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U.S. to Suspend Most Travel From Europe as World Scrambles to Fight Pandemic

President Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office on Wednesday night.

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