House Democrats insert language in federal spending bill ordering removal of Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol

House Democrats have included language in a federal funding bill ordering the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol, setting the stage for a battle over the issue later this year.

The move comes amid a national debate over racial injustice sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, in Minneapolis police custody in May. As large-scale protests over poli...

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Supreme Court says a state may require presidential electors to support its popular-vote winner

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that a state may require presidential electors to support the winner of its popular vote and may punish or replace those who don’t, settling a disputed issue in advance of this fall’s election.

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Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court as it considered for the first time the issue of “faithless ele...

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Treasury, SBA data show small-business loans went to private-equity backed chains, members of Congress

Data released Monday by the Small Business Administration shows that businesses owned by members of Congress and the law practice that represented President Trump were among the hundreds of thousands of firms that received aid from the agency.

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As part of its $660 billion small-business relief program, the SBA also handed out loans to priv...

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Spencer Cox wins Utah GOP gubernatorial primary, dashing Jon Huntsman’s hopes of a comeback

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has won the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, denying a comeback to Jon Huntsman, the former governor and 2012 presidential candidate who stepped down from his post as U.S. ambassador to Russia last year.

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The Associated Press called the race for Cox Monday night. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the June ...

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McEnany defends Trump’s view on Confederate flag by claiming he doesn’t have one

After multiple attempts to explain why President Trump appeared to defend the Confederate flag while attacking the only top black driver in NASCAR on Monday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany settled on arguing that Trump was speaking only in the abstract.

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“The president has made clear he was not taking a position one way or th...

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