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.
Trump-backed GOP Senate nominee Jason Lewis mocked elementary school sexual harassment in 1999
Jason Lewis, a former GOP congressman running for a US Senate seat in Minnesota, dismissed in a 1999 television show sexual harassment and assault in K-12 schools as being insignificant cases of children teasing each other and argued against a school's legal responsibility to limit harassment between students.
Controversial coronavirus testing guidance came from HHS and didn't go through CDC scientific review, sources say
A controversial update to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's testing guidance last month was not written by CDC scientists and was posted online before it had undergone the normal scientific review process, two sources confirm to CNN.