Politics
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Barr: Investigate any fraud allegations

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/10/20, 05:19 pm

Lawyers should wait until results are certified to investigate voting irregularities that wouldn’t affect the election outcome, Attorney General William Barr said in a Monday memo. But he urged U.S. government attorneys to pursue any voter fraud allegations that could influence the results. “Nothing here should be taken as any indication that the Department has concluded that voting irregularities have impacted the outcome of any election,” he said.

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Supreme Court weighs future of Obamacare

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/10/20, 04:12 pm

Nearly three years ago, President Donald Trump signed a law removing the Affordable Care Act’s penalty for individuals who did not have health insurance. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the rest of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law can stand without its centerpiece provision. Republican attorneys general from 18 states want the nation’s highest court to overturn the rest of the healthcare law, including its requirement that insurance companies cover preexisting health conditions.

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Late-night laments

Culture | Talk show hosts desperate for ratings turn on President Donald Trump
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 11/10/20, 03:08 pm

One vote count was unanimous last week, and unsurprising: Late-night talk show hosts all lambasted President Donald Trump for refusing to concede the election to Joe Biden and for claiming voter fraud.

The comedians vacillated between annoyance that results were taking so long to tabulate and incredulity the vote could possibly be so close. Mostly, they blasted Trump and praised Biden, while grappling with the undisputed fact that half the country voted for the former.

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