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Why the Iowa caucuses could be a disaster

Why the Iowa caucuses could be a disaster

No one knows who is going to win the Iowa caucuses in 17 days’ time. But here’s something to think about: What if more than one candidate wins? WHAT???? you ask. How can that be? (Cue “The Outsider” trailer.) The answer: Unlike in past caucuses, when the Iowa Democratic Party released only the final delegate…MORE

USDA proposes allowing ‘more flexibility’ in school lunches

USDA proposes allowing ‘more flexibility’ in school lunches

The US Department of Agriculture on Friday announced two new proposals that would give school nutrition professionals “more flexibility” in what they serve to students. The Washington Post reports the proposals would allow schools to reduce the amount of vegetables and fruits required at lunch and breakfast, and would let schools sell more burgers, pizza…MORE

Barr dropped into Giuliani meeting at Justice Department in previously undisclosed encounter

Barr dropped into Giuliani meeting at Justice Department in previously undisclosed encounter

Attorney General William Barr briefly attended a meeting at the Justice Department last fall between top criminal prosecutors and President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, a department official said Friday. The meeting reveals a previously undisclosed interaction between two men the President depends on to defend him. Justice officials have sought to distance the…MORE

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to step in and review the Trump administration’s attempt to weaken the so-called “contraceptive mandate,” the Affordable Care Act’s long-controversial requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans cover birth control as a preventive service. The court took up two cases concerning the contraception mandate — one appeal brought by the…MORE

Justice Department releases 176 more pages of Mueller documents to CNN and BuzzFeed

Justice Department releases 176 more pages of Mueller documents to CNN and BuzzFeed

CNN has received another 176 pages of notes from major witness interviews during former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. This is the fourth time CNN has gotten documents like these from the Justice Department regarding the Mueller investigation, as part of a lawsuit in conjunction with BuzzFeed News. CNN is reading the documents now and…MORE

Early voting starts in Minnesota’s presidential primaries

Early voting starts in Minnesota’s presidential primaries

Minnesota’s first presidential primaries in nearly 30 years starts Friday, as polling locations in the state begin accepting absentee ballots. The 2020 presidential primaries for the Republican Party and the Democratic-affiliated Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will be the state’s first since 1992; for years, the state held presidential caucuses. A law passed after the 2016 election to…MORE

Top 2020 Democrats to face Iowa voters in CNN town halls one week before caucuses

Top 2020 Democrats to face Iowa voters in CNN town halls one week before caucuses

The leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination will deliver closing arguments to Iowa voters in live, back-to-back CNN town halls airing on consecutive nights one week before the Iowa caucuses. The hour-long town halls will air in primetime on January 28 and 29 from the campus of Drake University and feature questions from Iowa…MORE