Voters endure long, socially distanced lines to cast early ballots in four states
Throngs of voters faced long lines and coronavirus precautions at polling centers in four states on Friday to cast ballots in the 2020 election, describing their choice to vote early and in-person as necessary this year.
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.
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.
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.