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Student loan payment pause extended to January 31

Student loan payment pause extended to January 31

People with student loans will get another month of relief after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos extended the pause on student loan payments through January 31. Borrowers haven’t had to make payments since March, but the relief was set to expire on December 31. DeVos also extended the pause of interest accrual, as well as the…MORE

The week in 13 headlines

Despite positive vaccine news, the coronavirus continues its relentless push across the US, forcing more states into shutdown mode. In their first joint interview since the election, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris kept the focus on preventing the spread of the virus by mask-wearing and social-distancing. Meanwhile, drama in the White House is still unfolding…MORE

Calls grow for State Department to cancel holiday parties due to Covid-19 spike

Calls grow for State Department to cancel holiday parties due to Covid-19 spike

There are growing calls for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel a number of planned in-person holiday events amid record-breaking daily Covid-19 case counts across the United States. Public health experts have begged individuals to stay at home to stop the surge of the deadly disease, but as CNN and other outlets reported this…MORE

While Trump rants about votes, none of his election security officials support him

While Trump rants about votes, none of his election security officials support him

President Donald Trump is increasingly isolated in his claims of election fraud as a growing number of senior administration officials are either directly contradicting his baseless allegations or refusing to echo them. As the President continues to deny the reality that he lost, his head of intelligence now says that Trump’s claims of voter fraud,…MORE

Trump administration must accept new DACA applications, judge orders

Trump administration must accept new DACA applications, judge orders

The Trump administration must post a public notice that it will accept new applications for the Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation, a federal judge ordered Friday. Judge Nicholas Garaufis’ latest order builds on his November ruling where he found that Chad Wolf was not legally serving…MORE

Trump orders a near total withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

Trump orders a near total withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

President Donald Trump has ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia “by early 2021,” in just the latest major military policy decision being taken in the final days of the Trump administration. “The President of the United States has ordered the Department of Defense and the United States Africa Command to reposition the…MORE

Presidential pardon investigation involves Kushner lawyer and GOP lobbyist, sources say

Presidential pardon investigation involves Kushner lawyer and GOP lobbyist, sources say

The Justice Department bribery-for-a-presidential-pardon investigation, which became public this week, involves the past efforts of well-connected Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell and Republican lobbyist and fundraiser Elliott Broidy in the early days of the Trump White House, sources tell CNN. The effort in 2017 — which appears to have begun before Lowell become lawyer to Jared…MORE

White House exodus begins even as Trump continues to baselessly claim victory

White House exodus begins even as Trump continues to baselessly claim victory

White House staffers at all levels are plotting their departures as a growing number of aides to President Donald Trump are abandoning his quest to overturn the 2020 election results — some in frustration with the building they are leaving behind. Multiple sources inside and outside the White House cited a variety of reasons for…MORE