Federal judge orders expansion of mail-in voting in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday ordered Texas to allow any of the state's 16 million voters to cast a ballot by mail over fears of the coronavirus, paving the way for what would be one of the most dramatic expansions of mail-in voting in the country.

Democrats push new $3T coronavirus relief bill through House

The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to states and local governments, renew $1,200 cash payments for individuals, and extend a $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit.

Burr steps aside as Senate intelligence chair amid FBI probe

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., temporarily stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday after the FBI served a search warrant for his cellphone as part of an ongoing insider-trading investigation tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

Emails: Trump nominee involved in shelving CDC virus guide

A former chemical industry executive nominated to be the nation’s top consumer safety watchdog was involved in sidelining detailed guideline s to help communities reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, internal government emails show.