DOD To Tap Commercial Sector for Covid Exposure Tracing Tech

The Defense Department is in the market for innovative technologies that can automatically notify U.S. service members if they’ve been exposed to Covid-19.

Democrats Outraise Republicans in Every Top Senate Election

Democratic candidates raised more money than Republicans in every battleground Senate race in the first two weeks of October, according to pre-general election reports due Thursday.

Intelligence Contractors Vying for Slimmer Spy Budget in FY 2021

The Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released their intelligence budget requests for fiscal 2021 totaling $85 billion earlier this year. DOD ...

What to Know in Washington: Trump Keeps His Cool in Final Debate

President Donald Trump turned in a more composed and disciplined debate performance last night, offering a marked contrast to the chaos and fury that defined his first battle with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: FDA Vaccine Rules Challenged as Weak

U.S. vaccine advisers questioned whether safety and efficacy standards set by Food and Drug Administration officials were high enough to warrant emergency authorization of a shot.

Supreme Court Nomination Adds Scrutiny to Abortion Ballot Issues

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the stakes for a proposed partial abortion ban in Colorado and a proposed constitutional amendment in Louisiana to restrict abortion rights.

Judge Elections Heat Up in Michigan, Ohio as Voting Maps Redrawn

With the nation’s attention fixed firmly upon the all-but-certain elevation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, largely overlooked is the high court drama taking place outside the Beltway.

Progressive Democrats See Opportunities in GOP-Held Districts

Progressive Democrats in Congress are optimistic that the handful of allied candidates running competitively in Republican-held districts can help advance their legislative agenda next year.

What to Know in Washington: Republicans Set to Advance Barrett

Senate Republicans are steaming ahead with plans to elevate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by early next week, with the Senate Judiciary Committee set for a vote today that will advance the conservative judge’s confirmation to the full Senate.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Purdue to Plead Guilty Over Opioid Crisis

Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three felonies and pay $8.3 billion to settle federal probes of how it marketed OxyContin, the highly addictive painkiller blamed for helping spark the U.S. opioid epidemic.
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