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Federal Judge Rejects Trump Rules Limiting Foreign Worker Visas

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["CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers. The changes applying to the H-1B ...

Senate Blocks Confirmation Of Trump’s Federal Reserve Nominee Judy Shelton

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["The Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted to block the confirmation of Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump’s controversial pick to join the Federal Reserve’s seven-member board of governors. In a procedural vote on whet...

Former GOP-Appointed Federal Prosecutors Blast Trump’s ‘Reckless’ Vote Fraud Comments

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["More than a dozen former Republican-appointed top federal prosecutors called out President Donald Trump for making “premature, baseless, and reckless comments” about voter fraud as he appears on the verge of a loss ...

Federal Judge Rejects Republican Bid To Toss Out 127,000 Ballots In Texas

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["Nov 2 (Reuters) - A Republican bid to toss 127,000 ballots from drive-through voting in Texas’s largest county was rejected by a U.S. judge on Monday. (Reporting by Gary McWilliams; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) []

Federal Judge Orders USPS To Reinforce ‘Extraordinary Measures’ To Deliver Ballots

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["WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) must remind senior managers they must follow its “extraordinary measures” policy and use its Express Mail Network to expedite ballots ahead of Tuesday’s presiden...

‘No Pandemic Exception’: Federal Court Says Minnesota Must Separate Out Later Ballots

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["A federal appeals court ordered Minnesota election officials to set aside any mail-in ballots that arrive after 8 p.m. Nov. 3, a move that threatens a seven-day extension the state had imposed to make sure all votes...

Biden Says He Opposes Term Limits On The Federal Judiciary

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["Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday that he opposes term limits for federal judges ― his latest comment on what he would or wouldn’t do to the court system if elected president. As part of his plan...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule To Cut Food Benefits Amid Pandemic

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["(Reuters) — A U.S. federal judge has struck down a Trump administration rule that would have cut food stamp benefits to almost 700,000 unemployed Americans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, court documents showed. The j...