Brian Naylor

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GOP Scales Back Convention Plans, Relenting On Virus Restrictions

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Attendance will be limited to delegates for most of the event, a far smaller crowd than President Trump had insisted on. Health and safety protocols will also be in place.


Federal Immigration Agency, TSA Face Budget Shortfalls During Pandemic

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic may force federal agencies to lay off some workers. The agency that handles citizenship applications has announced furloughs, and the TSA is offering early retirements.


Federal Law Enforcement Agencies To Protect Statues And Monuments This July 4th

Friday, July 03, 2020

Federal law enforcement agencies have taken on a new responsibility — they will be guarding federal properties, including statues and monuments, during this Fourth of July weekend.


Supreme Court: Montana Can't Exclude Religious Schools From Scholarship Program

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The 5-4 decision, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's other conservatives, is a win for parents who wanted to use the state tax credit to help send children to religious schools.


Supreme Court Gives President Power To Fire Key Independent Agency Chief

Monday, June 29, 2020

But the court left intact the rest of the statute that created the CFPB. The decision was a victory for President Trump and others who have long sought to trim the sails of independent agencies.


Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case

Monday, June 29, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts joins the court's four liberals, citing the adherence to precedent, to invalidate a law that required abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges.


Republicans' Police Reform Bill Focuses On Transparency And Training

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Led by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Republicans unveil their legislative response to the national outcry for an overhaul of police practices. Democrats argue the plan does not go far enough.


With Tax Deadline Looming, IRS Faces Backlog As It Transitions Out Of COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The extended deadline for filing income taxes is less than a month away. For IRS workers who haven't been in their offices for months, there's a lot of catching up to do.


Trump, Hailing Law Enforcement, Signs Executive Order Calling For Police Reform

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The president is facing political pressure to take action following the national outcry over the killing of George Floyd and others at the hands of police.


IRS Workers Return To Office Work, Face A Whole Host Of Challenges

Monday, June 15, 2020

Some government employees are starting to return to office work after the coronavirus pandemic. At the IRS, which is preparing for next month's tax filing deadline, workers face a host of challenges.


George Floyd's Brother Tells Lawmakers Justice Has To Be Served

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"By speaking to you today, maybe I can make sure his life was not in vain," Philonise Floyd told the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing about police brutality and accountability.


How Federal Dollars Fund Local Police

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

An array of federal agencies funnel grants to local law enforcement. But some say that federal involvement undermines community accountability and focuses more on enforcement than minimizing harm.


Trump Says Strong Economy Will Bring Racial Justice

Friday, June 05, 2020

The president intimates that George Floyd, killed by police, would be happy with the lower than expected unemployment rate.


Attorney General Barr Defends Response To Protests Near The White House

Thursday, June 04, 2020

William Barr and other federal law enforcement officials express sympathy for the family of George Floyd while denouncing violent protests in a press conference on Thursday.


Former President Obama: 'Let's Not Excuse Violence ... Or Participate In It'

Monday, June 01, 2020

The former president also called on people to vote in state and local elections, for officials "who matter most in reforming police departments and the criminal justice system."


As More Americans Prepare To Vote By Mail, Postal Service Faces Big Challenges

Saturday, May 30, 2020

From Trump's tweets to funding issues, the U.S. Postal Service is under pressure as voters are set to turn increasingly toward mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.


Behind The Scenes, Presidential Transition Planning Is Underway

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

In recent years, Congress has approved laws formalizing the transition process and ensuring there is buy-in from the two major candidates, even at this stage of the campaign.


Officials Start Planning For The Next Presidential Transition

Monday, May 25, 2020

Even though Election Day 2020 is a little less than six months away, the law requires officials to start planning for the next presidential transition. It may have to be done virtually this year.


Trump Calls On States To Reopen Places Of Worship Immediately

Friday, May 22, 2020

"In America, we need more prayer, not less," Trump says. "These are places that hold our society together."


Treasury's Mnuchin, Fed's Powell Defend Coronavirus Relief Measures

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Senate Banking Committee took its first look at spending under the massive CARES Act approved in March. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said more should have been done to keep U.S. workers on the payroll.