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Tara Reade accusation not going away for Joe Biden

Neither Tara Reade nor her claim she was sexually assaulted by Joseph R. Biden appear to be going away anytime soon, despite more than a week of denials and pushback from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his supporters. Mr. Biden is getting a taste of what it is like to be on the receiving…

Adam Schiff transcripts show Loretta Lynch uninformed as FBI probed Trump campaign

Newly released documents show FBI agents operated on autopilot in 2016 and 2017 while targeting President Trump and his campaign with little or no Justice Department guidance for such a momentous investigation. Loretta E. Lynch, President Obama’s attorney general, said she never knew the FBI was placing wiretaps on a Trump campaign volunteer or using…

Tom Cotton says China pressured WHO to downplay coronavirus

Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, said Sunday there was “no question” that Chinese officials pressured the World Health Organization to downplay the risks of the novel coronavirus after it originated in Wuhan. His comments came after the German newspaper Der Spiegel reported Saturday that Chinese president Xi Jinping urged WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to…

Churches turn back shutdown orders with Justice Department help

An Oklahoma mayor caved and allowed houses of worship to open in time for Mother’s Day. A church in Kentucky won a ruling from a federal judge who said if Home Depot and Kroger, a grocery chain, could stay open under social distancing guidelines, so could Tabernacle Baptist Church in Nicholasville. And some pastors in…

Steven Mnuchin: Reopening needed to avert ‘permanent damage’ to economy

Trump administration officials sought Sunday to lower short-term expectations on the cratering economy, predicting that unemployment will spike in the second quarter while promising a historic rebound in the latter half of 2020 — right before the presidential election. “The reported numbers are probably going to get worse before they get better, but that is…

How we prevented COVID-19 cases at Liberty University

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Hindsight is a powerful tool that provides vision and clarity, especially about life and death decisions we make. Looking back over our plan to prevent COVID-19 cases at Liberty University while simultaneously prioritizing the needs of students who lacked the resources and accommodations to weather the storm, we seemed to have struck the perfect balance.…

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, threatens to move car maker out of California over coronavirus restrictions

Elon Musk threatened Saturday to move his electric automobile company Tesla out of California over measures imposed in response to the continuing global novel coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Musk, Tesla’s co-founder and chief executive officer, also said his company is “immediately” filing a lawsuit against Alameda County, where it has manufactured cars since 2010. He made…

In ongoing church-state COVID-19 clashes, two more victories for religious freedoms

For the second time, a federal judge has issued a restraining order against Kentucky officials who moved to block church services during the coronavirus shutdown. U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove ruled Friday night in favor of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Nicholasville and against Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s order that threatened criminal penalties for…

Obama slams DOJ for dropping Flynn case

Former President Barack Obama slammed the Justice Department for abandoning its prosecution of President Trump’s ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying it puts “the rule of law is at risk.” Mr. Obama’s comments came Friday night while privately talking to ex-members of his administration. A tape of the conversation was leaked to Yahoo News, which…