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Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to step in and review the Trump administration’s attempt to weaken the so-called “contraceptive mandate,” the Affordable Care Act’s long-controversial requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans cover birth control as a preventive service. The court took up two cases concerning the contraception mandate — one appeal brought by the…MORE

Justice Department releases 176 more pages of Mueller documents to CNN and BuzzFeed

Justice Department releases 176 more pages of Mueller documents to CNN and BuzzFeed

CNN has received another 176 pages of notes from major witness interviews during former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. This is the fourth time CNN has gotten documents like these from the Justice Department regarding the Mueller investigation, as part of a lawsuit in conjunction with BuzzFeed News. CNN is reading the documents now and…MORE

House chairman threatens to subpoena Pompeo over Iran policy hearing

House chairman threatens to subpoena Pompeo over Iran policy hearing

The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday threatened to subpoena the nation’s top diplomat to testify about the Trump administration’s policy in Iran and Iraq. Rep. Eliot Engel, a New York Democrat, requested that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appear before the committee on Wednesday, January 29. Pompeo did not appear at…MORE

Democratic lawmakers visit camp in Mexico where migrants wait to claim asylum

Democratic lawmakers visit camp in Mexico where migrants wait to claim asylum

Eighteen members of Congress descended on a Mexican camp sitting near the US border Friday where hundreds of migrants are waiting to claim asylum. The Democratic lawmakers navigated through tents, makeshift food stalls and clotheslines, interacting with migrants as they went. The tent camp in Matamoros, Mexico, has grown over time as migrants, the majority…MORE

How Joe Biden defended his Iraq vote

How Joe Biden defended his Iraq vote

As the US War in Iraq continued to unravel in the spring of 2004, then-Sen. Joe Biden delivered a commencement speech at the University of Delaware where he addressed the original decision to go to war. “Let me tell you what I see with Iraq,” Biden told the graduates. “We had to go into Iraq,…MORE

Early voting starts in Minnesota’s presidential primaries

Early voting starts in Minnesota’s presidential primaries

Minnesota’s first presidential primaries in nearly 30 years starts Friday, as polling locations in the state begin accepting absentee ballots. The 2020 presidential primaries for the Republican Party and the Democratic-affiliated Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will be the state’s first since 1992; for years, the state held presidential caucuses. A law passed after the 2016 election to…MORE

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