President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday defended signing and failing to initially disclose to the Senate Judiciary Committee two separate documents against Roe v. Wade which have invigorated fears among abortion supporters and criticism among Democrats.

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Barrett faced a line of questioning from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on the second day of confirmation hearings about why she didn’t disclose to the Senate her signing of a 2006 letter from the St. Joseph’s County Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization which advocates for the criminalization of in vitro fertilization (IVF), adjacent to an ad calling for an end to the “barbaric legacy” of Roe v. Wade. 


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The government continued to defend the PM CARES Fund even as it sparked off a verbal duel between the treasury benches and the Opposition on Friday in Parliament.

The issue flared up up during the introduction of ‘The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020’ in the Lok Sabha. The Bill will replace an ordinance promulgated on March 31 to provide for extension of various time limits under the Taxation and Benami Acts and to provide tax benefit for PM CARES Fund. It also provides for extension of time limits contained in the Rules or Notification which are prescribed/ issued under these Acts.


Although the Opposition has consistently opposed the PM CARES Fund, what triggered the storm on Friday was one specific provision which says “donation made to the PM CARES Fund shall be eligible for 100 per cent deduction under section 80G of the

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Steve Harvey is coming to Ellen DeGeneres’ defense after multiple staffers alleged her talk show was a toxic workplace.

Steve Harvey, Ellen DeGeneres are posing for a picture: "Ellen, the person, is probably one of the coolest and kindest people I've met in this business," Steve Harvey told PEOPLE (the TV Show!)

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“Ellen, the person, is probably one of the coolest and kindest people I’ve met in this business,” Steve Harvey told PEOPLE (the TV Show!)

In an interview with PEOPLE (the TV Show!) that aired on Thursday, Harvey, 63, said DeGeneres is “one of the coolest and kindest people I’ve met in this business” as he addressed the recent scandal surrounding The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I’m going to say this about it: Ellen DeGeneres, the person that I know, that I’ve known for a number of years, that I saw back in the comedy club days, when we used to split time with the same management, all of this and what’s happening now, Ellen, the person, is probably one of the coolest and kindest

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“My concern here is that the casinos are still allowed to be open, still have people inside, and only required to follow the 25% capacity rule — and they have liquor licenses,” she said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “It would be logical to conclude that people in casinos also talk loud, don’t wear masks and drink alcohol, which can make people less risk conscious. Right?

“Well, event venues are limited to the lesser of 25 guests or 25% capacity. Our local Knights of Columbus, for example, has capacity for 1,000 people, but they can’t hold a bingo or a wedding reception with just 25 people. It’s that sticking point that really bothered me.”

Pritzer said lifting restrictions depends on the willingness of those who live in the metro east and other affected regions to observe the safety measures prescribed by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Illinois Department

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Washington — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel defended programming for this week’s Republican National Convention that will reportedly include a speech from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while he is in the Middle East, and said the party will be covering the costs of all convention events.

“The events that we’ve put forward from the RNC and the campaign are going to be paid for by the convention, from the RNC and the campaign,” McDaniel told “Face the Nation” on Sunday when pressed on whether it was appropriate for the nation’s top diplomat to participate in an event focused on domestic politics, and whether taxpayer resources are being used for the president’s reelection campaign.

McDaniel said it’s “appropriate” for Pompeo to discuss the Trump administration and highlight policies “that have made the lives better of the American people.”  

“The programming, the staging, everything that we’re doing will be paid

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Warren’s letter laid out why the Big Ten chancellors and presidents are hesitant, at the moment, to play fall sports.

» Overall transmission rates of COVID-19, Warren said, “continue to rise at an alarming rate with little indication from medical experts that our campuses, communities or country could gain control of the spread of the virus prior to the start of competition.”

Many Big Ten medical staffs, Warren wrote, did not think the league-planned interventions could stop potential spread “even with very regular testing.” General student bodies returning to campus, Warren said, “could reintroduce infection into our athletic community.”

Recent advancements in COVID-19 testing — namely, Green said, being able to use a person’s saliva to receive fairly rapid results — may change the coronavirus landscape between now and January, Green said on the radio.

“This would be a game-changer,” Green said of potential saliva testing.

» Not enough is

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  • President Donald Trump described the postmaster general as “a very smart man” but added, “I don’t know what he’s doing,” after reporters asked him at a news briefing about widespread USPS issues.
  • Trump had been asked about Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s decision to remove hundreds of high-volume mail-processing machines across the country.
  • Meanwhile, Democrats on Saturday called for DeJoy to resign, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reportedly weighing bringing lawmakers back from recess to address the USPS issues.
  • Trump also tried to sow doubt in the integrity of widespread mail-in voting, saying without evidence that it could take “months” or “years” to learn the results of the November election.
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President Donald Trump defended Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Saturday amid growing outrage over US Postal Service delays and widespread concern about the looming election.

Trump spoke to reporters at a news briefing

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