5:20 a.m. Today5:20 a.m. Nov. 28, 2020
Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rightsAs vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama.
9:07 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020
Appeals court in Philadelphia rejects Trump challenge to Pennsylvania election resultTrump campaign's claims 'have no merit,' rules three-judge federal appellate panel.
11:50 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020
- By Chris Matthews
Michigan certifies Biden victory as Trump's legal team suffers further lossesThe Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state and its 16 electoral votes in a 3-0 vote Monday afternoon with one abstention.
3:00 p.m. Nov. 22, 2020
Trump's legal team continues to cry vote fraud, and courts continue to see matters differentlyNo courts have found evidence to support Trump election-fraud claims in Pennsylvania or any other state where the campaign has sued --- not in Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada or Georgia --- and several judges have criticized the Trump team's legal work as incomplete, flawed and even amateurish.
6:08 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020
Federal judge blocks Trump administration attempt at new criminal disqualifiers to asylumA federal judge on Thursday blocked a Trump administration rule about to take effect that would have put up new roadblocks for asylum-seekers convicted of a variety of crimes.
6:43 p.m. Nov. 17, 2020
In reversal, Michigan's Wayne County certifies election results after initial deadlockMichigan's largest county reversed course and unanimously certified local presidential election results Tuesday night after Republicans first blocked the move in a party-line vote that threatened to temporarily stall official approval of Democrat Joe Biden’s win in the state.
10:56 a.m. Nov. 14, 2020
'Million MAGA March' to protest election appears to draw thousands, includes visit by Trump motorcade Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way to play golf.
3:33 a.m. Nov. 13, 2020
- By Rex Nutting
Biden must heal divisions, but the other side must meet him halfwayNeither the crisis of democracy nor the crisis of public health can be truly solved without the united support of all Americans.
5:25 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020
Nov. 3 election was most secure in U.S. history, cybersecurity experts sayA coalition of federal and state officials said Thursday that they have no evidence that votes were compromised or altered in last week's presidential election, rejecting unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud advanced by President Donald Trump and many of his supporters.
8:20 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020
Appeals court upholds Harvard's use of affirmative action policies, moves case one step closer to the Supreme CourtA federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling clearing Harvard University of discrimination against Asian American applicants.
4:18 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020
Money donated to Trump effort to overturn election loss in court flows to 'slush fund,' says campaign-finance proThe unusual way the Trump campaign is divvying up the contributions has drawn scrutiny from election watchdogs, who say Trump and his family are poised to financially benefit from the arrangement.
9:21 a.m. Nov. 11, 2020
- By Chris Matthews
Postal worker at center of legal storm as GOP fails to demonstrate election fraudRight-wing groups and elected Republicans have engaged in a prolonged effort to cast doubt on the validity of Joe Biden's victory in Nov. 3 presidential election.
2:22 p.m. Nov. 10, 2020
Trump allies in Georgia call for a manual recount of all ballots as Biden maintains narrow leadRepublicans are making more demands of Georgia's chief elections officer as they seek to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's 12,000-vote lead in the state's presidential race.
11:12 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020
- By Chris Matthews
Alleging fraud, GOP seeks to overturn election results in Michigan, PennsylvaniaThe Trump asked a judge in Pennsylvania to invalidate hundreds of thousands of mailed ballots and one in Michigan to void Wayne County's election.
5:48 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020
- By Victor Reklaitis
Supreme Court increasingly likely to uphold Obamacare even after Barrett's confirmation, analysts say As the Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that might bring about the Affordable Care Act's demise, some analysts argue that outcome looks increasingly unlikely.
9:54 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020
- By Cody Willard
A new normal is on the horizon for investors — but what does that look like? Coronavirus treatments will be a game changer. But they won’t change the trajectory of innovative companies making their way through the world Coronavirus treatments will be a game changer. But they won’t change the trajectory of innovative companies making their way through the world.
12:42 p.m. Nov. 8, 2020
Trump campaign's election-fraud claims aren't really designed to win in courtSenior officials, campaign aides and other Trump allies told the Associated Press that overwhelming evidence of fraud isn't really the point.
7:38 p.m. Nov. 6, 2020
Trump may be learning he can't just put the election result in the Supreme Court's hands President Donald Trump has repeatedly said there's one place he wants to determine the outcome of the presidential election: the U.S. Supreme Court. But he could have a difficult time getting there.
2:54 p.m. Nov. 6, 2020
Biden Pulls Ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania, Georgia
The results from those states and other tight races have yet to be called by news organizations—and recounts could delay the results longer.
7:27 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020
U.S. Postal Service officials ordered to appear in court after failing to comply with federal judge's ballot-sweep orderDetractors say the postmaster general, a Trump ally and campaign donor, intentionally slowed mail delivery to suppress vote as absentee voting surged amid pandemic.
3:13 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020
Drive-ins --- and not just drive-in movies --- have enjoyed an intrapandemic golden age, but their season is winding downAfter a historic season, winter is coming at the drive-in. Summer and early fall have seen their simple, old-fashioned lots transformed into a surprisingly elastic omnibus of pandemic-era gathering
11:06 p.m. Nov. 1, 2020
- By Anna Helhoski
Discharging student loans in bankruptcy—could it soon get easier? Change is a-coming: Some recent decisions could serve as a precedent for future bankruptcy cases involving student loansRecent bankruptcy court rulings and lawmakers’ support of relief for overburdened borrowers may signal a change is coming.
7:56 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
Illinois judge to rule on Kyle Rittenhouse extradition to KenoshaAn Illinois judge said he will decide late Friday afternoon whether a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, should be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges.
5:24 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020
- By William Watts
ECB signals it's likely to boost stimulus in DecemberThe European Central Bank says it's prepared to “recalibrate” its monetary stimulus efforts in December, noting risks to the economic outlook are “clearly tilted to the downside.”
6:17 p.m. Oct. 27, 2020
RBA board member says central bank has optionsSYDNEY--The Reserve Bank of Australia has scope to ease monetary policy settings further if it wants, and any suggestion that its firepower has run out can be dismissed, Ian Harper, a member of the central bank's policy-setting board, told the Wall Street Journal.
5:21 a.m. Oct. 27, 2020
- By Meera Jagannathan
Can your employer require you to take a COVID-19 vaccine?A safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine has not yet been approved.
4:13 a.m. Oct. 27, 2020
- By Jacob Passy
Landlords are still evicting tenants even though there's a national ban on evictions — how renters can protect themselvesMarketWatch is answering reader questions about the CDC's nationwide moratorium on evictions.
3:11 a.m. Oct. 27, 2020
- By Peter Morici
U.S. trade policy with China needs a reset, but neither Trump nor Biden have good plansU.S. trade policy needs a reset but neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden offer encouraging visions.
4:33 p.m. Oct. 26, 2020
Supreme Court won’t extend Wisconsin's absentee ballot deadlineThe Supreme Court is siding with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mailed ballots that are received after Election Day.
11:35 a.m. Oct. 25, 2020
Spain, Italy impose curfews and other restrictions as coronavirus cases spikeBuckling under the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe, the Spanish government on Sunday declared a national state of emergency that includes an overnight curfew in hopes of not repeating the near collapse of the country's hospitals.
7:15 p.m. Oct. 24, 2020
Census count destined to come up short, critics say, after Supreme Court backed Trump administration condensed time frameCommunity activists, statisticians and civil-rights groups say racial and ethnic minorities are historically undercounted, and shortcomings in the 2020 census could set the course of life in their communities for years to come.
10:04 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020
The U.S. is heading for a constitutional crisis—even if Biden winsA constitutional crisis, a turning point that might lead to collapse or transformation of the system, has not occurred. But such a crisis does now appear increasingly likely.
9:36 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020
Here's how the Supreme Court can protect its reputation amid political partisanshipAmericans have slowly become more disillusioned with the Supreme Court over the past three decades.
8:50 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020
Tribes make new move to stop Dakota Access PipelineNative American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out.
2:55 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020
Barron’s Daily: Pfizer and BioNTech Vaccine Could Be Ready By the End of November. We’re All Winners.
Trump, Biden square off in dueling town halls, U.S. Covid-19 cases reach a third peak, date set for committee vote on Barrett nomination, and other news to start your day.
3:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020
Supreme Court backs Trump administration, likely bringing 2020 census count to immediate endThe U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October.
1:24 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020
- By Chris Matthews
Judge Barrett declines to opine on abortion rights and whether Trump has power to delay electionThe judge said that she can't "express a view on a precedent one way or another."
4:58 p.m. Oct. 13, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett avoids specifics under questioning by DemocratsSupreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted away Democrats’ skeptical questions Tuesday on abortion, health care and a possible disputed-election fight over transferring presidential power, insisting in a long and lively confirmation hearing she would bring no personal agenda to the court but decide cases “as they come.”
10:33 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020
- Associated Press
Russia and China win spots on U.N. human-rights council, but Saudi Arabia fails to make cutChina, Russia and Cuba won seats on the U.N.’s premiere human-rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human-rights records, but another target, Saudi Arabia, lost.
9:39 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020
- By Chris Matthews
Democrats say Barrett is a vote to overturn Obamacare, while GOP asserts in Supreme Court hearing that the judge’s position is unknown The Affordable Care Act extended health care to millions of Americans and required that insurers cover people with pre-existing medical conditionsSenate Democrats have decided to make the ongoing court battle over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act the centerpiece of their argument against the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court