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Homeland Security agencies prepare for civil unrest amid heightened tensions nationwide

Two of the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement agencies are preparing for the possibility of more civil unrest amid a contentious election, according to officials, part of a concerted effort by federal and local authorities to prepare for large-scale protests. The Trump administration’s deployment of federal officers to US cities came under scrutiny this…MORE

Fact Check: Misleading new Trump ad claims Biden plans to ‘end fracking’

Less than two weeks before Election Day, a new Trump campaign ad scheduled to air in Pennsylvania misleadingly portrays former Vice President Joe Biden’s stance on fracking, a drilling method used to extract oil or natural gas. Interspersed with a testimonial from a fracking technician, the ad claims Biden will end fracking, and features among…MORE

Exclusive: New analysis shows how women helped fuel a Biden fundraising surge

Exclusive: New analysis shows how women helped fuel a Biden fundraising surge

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was reported by the Center for Responsive Politics and CNN. Donations from women to Democrat Joe Biden‘s presidential campaign surged as he picked California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate — widening the gap in political giving between Biden and President Donald Trump, according to a new analysis by the…MORE

Pompeo being investigated for potentially breaking the law with RNC speech

Pompeo being investigated for potentially breaking the law with RNC speech

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is under investigation for potentially violating a federal law that forbids federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty or while inside federal buildings over his address to the Republican convention in August. The Office of the Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency, launched a probe into…MORE

Melania Trump to make belated campaign trail appearance

Melania Trump to make belated campaign trail appearance

First lady Melania Trump will make her first solo campaign appearance on behalf of President Donald Trump with just one week to go before the election. Her up-to-now campaign trail absence has marked a historic break from precedent, especially in a race that finds her husband fighting for votes. The first lady is scheduled to…MORE

Obama describes arduous push to pass health care in first excerpt of forthcoming book

Obama describes arduous push to pass health care in first excerpt of forthcoming book

Former President Barack Obama detailed the early challenges on the path to passing his historic health care legislation in an excerpt of his forthcoming memoir published in The New Yorker Monday. In “A Promised Land,” Obama wrote about what influenced the health care law popularly known as Obamacare, Republican and Democratic opposition to provisions of…MORE

Black Americans are fired up and flocking to the polls

Black Americans are fired up and flocking to the polls

Dave Richards arrived at his polling place before dawn, carrying a blue lawn chair and a giant bottle of water. It was about 6 a.m. on October 12 — the first day of early voting in Georgia — and the business consultant was ready for a long wait in the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna. After…MORE