Sen. Bill Cassidy will not seek governor's seat
- Fox News
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says a seven-hour deposition with Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed Fauci admitted to a friend that masks were "ineffective," but supported mandates anyway.
The country's Financial Crimes Investigation Board MASAK says the founder of the collapsed crypto exchange Sam Bankman-Fried is also under investigation.
- The Hill
French President Emmanuel Macron will visit New Orleans next week during his brief trip to the United States, becoming the first French president to travel to the once-French city in more than 45 years. Macron is only the third French president to visit the former colony of Louisiana, after Charles de Gaulle in 1941 and…
Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm of Broken Arrow has filed legislation that would require Oklahoma students to read or hear Thanksgiving proclamations throughout history.
- Fox News
Joe and Hunter Biden go Black Friday shopping as Republicans prepare investigations into business deals
President Joe Biden spent Black Friday shopping with his family, including his son Hunter Biden. They visited several stores on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket.
The IRS says its 87,000 new hires could help collect as much as $1 trillion — by forcing tax cheats to pay up. But will more 'fire-breathing dragons' really do the trick?
And Biden has set his sights on the top 1%.
- Associated Press
When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violence, his go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign into law a ban on high-powered guns that have the capacity to kill many people very quickly. “I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he told Biden he won't run for the White House in 2024 and will support the president's expected reelection bid: 'I'm all in, count me in'
Newsom "told everyone in the White House" ranging "from the chief of staff to the first lady" about his 2024 decision, according to Politico.
Democratic Senator Ed Markey says Congress must "pass laws that put user safety over the whims of billionaires."
- LA Times
Tenants at one of L.A.'s largest apartment complexes continue to live in unsafe conditions months after the city, county and landlord pledged action.
The Biden administration on Wednesday extended a pause on student loan payments, yet borrowers should prepare for the eventual resumption of payments by saving the amount they would otherwise owe, experts advise. In August, the Biden administration announced a plan to forgive up to $10,000 in federal loans for low-and-middle-income borrowers without Pell grants, and up to $20,000 for borrowers with Pell grants. The student loan payment pause was set to expire on Dec. 31.
- Idaho Statesman
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- The Topeka Capital-Journal
A state commission last week revoked the law enforcement certification of a former Topeka police officer who acknowledged sexual impropriety.
Firefighters rescue a dog from a major blaze inside a single-family home in Newbury on Friday morning, according to Fire Chief Douglas Janvrin.
- NBC News
Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is struggling to secure the 218 votes he needs to be elected speaker of the House in January. It may lead to a floor fight.
Student Loan Forgiveness: Approval Letters Are Being Sent, But It Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Money — Here’s Why
Despite legal entanglements that have temporarily halted the Biden administration's federal student loan forgiveness program, administration officials continue to inform borrowers that they are...
- Associated Press
The two men were sitting at a bar on Nov. 21, sipping drinks for relief from the scorching heat of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, when police officers barged in and arrested them for allegedly torching trucks and an ambulance with Molotov cocktails. A federal judge ordered their preventive detention, noting that their apparent motive for the violence was “dissatisfaction with the result of the last presidential election and pursuit of its undemocratic reversal,” according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press. For more than three weeks, supporters of incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his narrow defeat in October’s election have blocked roads and camped outside military buildings in Mato Grosso, Brazil's soy-producing powerhouse.
Government stimulus packages enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic provided financial relief to about 165 million Americans, but many still haven't received their payments -- and time is running out to...
- State College Centre Daily Times
Two state lawmakers ran for reelection while also seeking different elected positions during the midterms. This totally legal strategy will put Pennsylvania House Democrats in a bind come January.
- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Minnesota cannabis advocates have waited years for this moment: Democrats who support legalizing marijuana now control the governor's office and the state Legislature, and they are signaling they could act on the issue next year. The state's medical cannabis manufacturers, hemp-product retailers and industry groups are poised to have an influential say in the creation of a recreational ...