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Postal Service ignores federal court order to search for missing ballots

The U.S. Department of Justice told a federal district court judge the Postal Service was too busy and short staffed to comply with a court order to find hundreds of thousands of missing ballots by election day. ... Read more»0

Federal judge suspicious of Trump officials hiking immigration fees

Fees paid by immigrants applying for asylum, work permits and U.S. citizenship will skyrocket next month, advocates warned in Washington Thursday, arguing the increases are unlawful because the two federal officials who signed off on the hikes were not Senate confirmed. ... Read more»0

Fast-track deportations reinstated by DC Circuit

The D.C. Circuit threw out an injunction against the government’s fast-track deportation policy Tuesday, but the ACLU says the merits fight on the Trump administration’s creation of a “papers, please,” regime is just beginning.... Read more»0

Senate Democrats propose hazard pay for essential workers

Senate Democrats rolled out a new plan Tuesday to hike up pay for health care workers and other essential employees on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. ... Read more»0

COVID-19

Government watchdog warns hospitals face severe supply shortages

As the U.S. entered “peak death week” in the coronavirus outbreak, an internal government watchdog reported Monday that hospitals are in dangerously short supply of not only protective gear and testing kits, but basic materials like thermometers, toilet paper and disinfectants, putting health care workers at risk. ... Read more»0

No containment but still no curfew as coronavirus sweeps America

While conceding that America’s COVID-19 outbreak is not under control, President Donald Trump maintained Monday that there is no plan to issue a nationwide curfew.... Read more»0

Judge tosses House challenge to border wall funding

A federal judge denied a House request Monday to freeze funds taken for construction of a wall at the southern border.... Read more»0