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Justice Clarence Thomas says judges are ‘asking for trouble’ when they wade into politics

Justice Clarence Thomas says judges are ‘asking for trouble’ when they wade into politics

On the verge of a new term in which the Supreme Court will wade back into the culture wars, Justice Clarence Thomas reflected Thursday on the role of the judiciary and warned against judges weighing in on controversial issues that he said are better left to other areas of government. “When we begin to venture…MORE

McAuliffe and Youngkin spar over Covid vaccine requirements in first Virginia debate
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McAuliffe and Youngkin spar over Covid vaccine requirements in first Virginia debate

Virginia gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin sparred on Thursday over what each would do in the fight against the coronavirus, revealing a significant divide between the Democrat’s backing of vaccine mandates and the Republican’s argument that vaccination is a personal choice. The fight over measures to combat Covid-19 was the focus of the…MORE

Democratic legislation aims to address State Department restrictions on certain diplomats
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Democratic legislation aims to address State Department restrictions on certain diplomats

Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation to address long-standing complaints that the State Department places disproportionate restrictions on the places diplomats of certain backgrounds can serve and that there is no independent appeals process to challenge decisions. “To strengthen American foreign policy and diplomacy, we must ensure our best and brightest individuals are able to serve,” said…MORE

Ohio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he will not run for reelection in 2022
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Ohio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he will not run for reelection in 2022

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump earlier this year, announced Thursday that he will not run for reelection in 2022. “While my desire to build a fuller family life is at the heart of my decision, it is also true that the current…MORE

France cancels Washington reception and tones down celebrations of US-French Revolutionary War victory amid submarine spat
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France cancels Washington reception and tones down celebrations of US-French Revolutionary War victory amid submarine spat

Amid a rift over a new security agreement between the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the French Embassy in Washington has canceled a Washington reception and toned down celebrations commemorating a Revolutionary War naval victory by the French that helped the US to win its independence. The embassy said the celebrations have been…MORE

US defends partnership with UK and Australia after the French blast ‘brutal’ decision
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US defends partnership with UK and Australia after the French blast ‘brutal’ decision

American officials are defending a new deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines after French officials expressed frustration over the agreement’s effect on an existing multibillion-dollar defense deal. The effort to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines — a major step toward countering China as President Joe Biden works to build international backing for his approach…MORE

White House has told governors how many Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled
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White House has told governors how many Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled

The White House has informed governors about the number of Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled in their states in coming weeks, an administration official told CNN Thursday. Former Delaware governor Jack Markell and former FEMA acting head Bob Fenton, who are overseeing the resettlement efforts, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and other…MORE

First on CNN: White House economists say a clean energy transition will lower consumer costs
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First on CNN: White House economists say a clean energy transition will lower consumer costs

In a blog post shared first with CNN, White House economists argue that President Joe Biden’s climate agenda will not only cut carbon emissions but also bring down costs for consumers. White House Council of Economic Advisers member Heather Boushey and council economists Noah Kaufman and R. Daniel Bressler write that the climate and clean…MORE

Lawyer indicted on charges of lying to FBI as part of Durham probe into Trump-Russia investigation
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Lawyer indicted on charges of lying to FBI as part of Durham probe into Trump-Russia investigation

A federal grand jury has indicted cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann as part of a special counsel’s probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, alleging he lied to the FBI general counsel. The indictment comes as special counsel John Durham is nearing the conclusion of his more than two-year-long probe and faces a looming deadline…MORE