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Democrats hold $30 million ad advantage in battle for Senate control

Democrats hold $30 million ad advantage in battle for Senate control

Democrats in crucial Senate races across the country are swamping the airwaves with ads in the furious battle for control of the chamber, far outpacing Republican spending as their party grows more bullish about their prospects for retaking the majority. In battleground states nationwide, Democratic candidates and outside groups have been inundating the air with…MORE

Covid-19 testing: A spike in demand, a delay on results

Covid-19 testing: A spike in demand, a delay on results

As Covid-19 cases in the US spike, some states, labs and public health departments are warning that turnaround times for diagnostic testing have slowed. The challenges, which stem in part from persistent obstacles in the test supply chain, underscore that while overall US testing capacity has multiplied, the nation’s health system still struggles in some…MORE

New Hampshire’s GOP governor defends Trump’s rally — but isn’t attending

New Hampshire’s GOP governor defends Trump’s rally — but isn’t attending

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu assured reporters Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally in the state could be pulled off safely and without a mandatory mask order, even as he was unlikely to attend himself. “We’ve treated all gatherings in the state, from the time the pandemic began to today, the same, whether they…MORE

What we learned from Mary Trump’s damning portrait of her uncle

What we learned from Mary Trump’s damning portrait of her uncle

Seeking to prevent nothing less than the “end of American democracy,” Donald Trump’s niece Mary lays out a long and twisted saga of mind games and family drama in a new book her family attempted to block. “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” presents a damning portrait…MORE

Who got the most PPP loans? Health care businesses

Who got the most PPP loans? Health care businesses

The hard-hit health care industry, including doctors’ and dentists’ offices, received the largest dollar amount of loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, according to federal data released Monday. Businesses in the health care and social assistance field garnered a total of $67.4 billion in potentially forgivable loans, or nearly 13% of the total dollars distributed,…MORE

Massachusetts governor signs bill allowing all voters to vote by mail

Massachusetts governor signs bill allowing all voters to vote by mail

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill on Monday allowing all registered voters in the Bay State to vote by mail in the primary and general elections this fall if they choose, his office confirmed to CNN. The new law means Massachusetts joins other states — including Michigan, Nevada, California, New Hampshire and Wisconsin —…MORE

GOP governors in Florida and Texas split as coronavirus cases surge

GOP governors in Florida and Texas split as coronavirus cases surge

As coronavirus cases spike in Texas and Florida, the states’ Republican governors have split on how seriously to take the surge in cases and whether to mandate masks. In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott — who had previously blocked local governments from requiring masks, and had been among the first to reopen businesses — last week…MORE

Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from World Health Organization

Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from World Health Organization

The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, multiple officials tell CNN, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas over the past week. The withdrawal, which goes into effect next July, has drawn criticism…MORE