Voters endure long, socially distanced lines to cast early ballots in four states
Throngs of voters faced long lines and coronavirus precautions at polling centers in four states on Friday to cast ballots in the 2020 election, describing their choice to vote early and in-person as necessary this year.
Public Health Agency of Canada president resigns as COVID-19 cases spike
News/Politics: The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada is stepping down only 18 months into the job, leaving the federal agency tasked with coordinating the country’s COVID-19 response without a leader, CBC News has learned.
Pelosi says lawmakers 'very close' to stop-gap funding deal, but key sticking points remain
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that lawmakers are "very close" to a stop-gap funding announcement to avert a government shutdown. But, behind the scenes, bipartisan discussions are at an impasse as disagreements over the length of the spending bill as well as partisan fights over election security money, the census and funding for a farm loan program remain key sticking points.
Polls show Susan Collins below 50% support in Maine
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has well below 50% support in a pair of new polls released this week, showing just how precarious her reelection bid is weeks before voters decide her political fate in the toughest campaign of her career.
Fact-checking Mark Meadows's misleading statements on mask efficacy in stopping the spread of coronavirus
As the US continues to combat the coronavirus, wearing a mask has become a politicized issue. A day after Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested masks might be even more important than a vaccine in the fight against the virus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows argued that masks don't actually make a difference in stopping the spread of the virus.
New reports show White House politicking trumps science in telling coronavirus decisions
A series of new revelations about the federal government's coronavirus response could reinforce concerns about whether the Trump administration's political motives were a higher priority than the health of Americans.
Biden, Harris concerns about Trump interference in coronavirus vaccine not shared by top health experts
Democratic nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris have expressed fears about potential interference by President Trump in the production and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine.
Pelosi snaps at reporter who asks about smaller coronavirus relief bill: 'Just go read my statement'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday reiterated her hard-line demand for a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, snapping at a reporter who asked why she would not support a smaller bipartisan bill introduced earlier in the week.