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Marjorie Taylor Greene says Herschel Walker should have used her more for his campaign

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia says it is “extremely insulting” that Herschel Walker didn’t rely on her for more campaign events before his loss in the Senate runoff election against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. → Read More

Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX founder, says he will testify before Congress

Sam Bankman-Fried says he is willing to testify before Congress about the failure of his FTX cryptocurrency exchange but that he might not be ready by Dec. 13, when House Democrats will hold a hearing. → Read More

Mehmet Oz holds 2-point edge over John Fetterman in Pa. Senate race, poll shows

Republican Mehmet Oz holds a 2-point lead over Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in the Pennsylvania race for Senate, with roughly half saying Mr. Fetterman’s shaky debate performance worsened their view of his candidacy. → Read More

CDC weighs vaccine schedule for kids, but advisers cannot require COVID vaccines for school

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are taking steps to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines remain free for children and considering whether to add them to routine schedules, though they cannot mandate the shots in schools. → Read More

Process server says Texas AG Ken Paxton fled home to avoid subpoena

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home with his wife when a person tried to serve him a subpoena related to a lawsuit over abortion rules in the state, according to court papers. → Read More

Jan. 6 panel wants to talk to Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos about Trump call

The House special committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot is demanding an interview with Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos about a July phone call in which former President Donald Trump tried to cajole him into decertifying the 2020 election results. → Read More

GOP’s Reardon Sullivan makes Youngkin-style run for executive in deep-blue Montgomery County

Reardon Sullivan’s push to become the first Republican Montgomery County executive in over 40 years hinges on a platform that emphasizes public safety over the demonization of police, transparency around school curriculum, and a business climate that entices firms instead of scaring them off. → Read More

NYC Mayor Eric Adams ends vaccine mandate on private-sector workers, student activities

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday a citywide COVID-19 vaccine mandate on private-sector workers and students who participate in extracurricular activities will become optional on Nov. 1. → Read More

Sen. Richard Burr demands clarity on COVID-19 rules after Biden declares pandemic is over

Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina wants President Biden to clarify his position on COVID-19 after declaring the pandemic over in a prime-time interview. → Read More

Trump says an indictment won’t deter him from a 2024 bid, insists he’s done nothing wrong

Former President Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn’t think he will be indicted but insisted a grand jury bill against him would not deter him from a 2024 White House bid. → Read More

Medical review finds govt. leaders failed in COVID-19 response: Slow, uncoordinated, untrustworthy

Governments across the globe showed themselves to be “untrustworthy and ineffective” in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a medical journal said in a scathing report that said leaders were slow to react to the virus and forge a coordinated response. → Read More

Amtrak begins to cancel trips ahead of a possible railroad strike

Hundreds of thousands of Americans could find their travel plans disrupted by a looming strike by railroad workers, including some commuters in the Washington region. → Read More

Two dozen GOP governors object to Biden’s student-loan cancellation

Nearly two dozen Republican governors sent a letter to President Biden on Monday objecting to his student-loan forgiveness plan as a legally dubious way to shift the debt burden off wealthier professionals and onto poorer working families. → Read More

Pramila Jayapal tweets, then deletes, post that includes terrorists in Sept. 11 death toll

A top Democratic congresswoman deleted a tweet about the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, that appeared to include the 19 terrorists in the death toll. → Read More

Times Square posts signs labeling Manhattan hotspot as a ‘sensitive zone’ where guns are off-limits

Visitors to New York City will see signs in Times Square advertising it as a “sensitive location” where people cannot carry guns, Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday as Democrats manage the fallout from a Supreme Court decision that said blue states went too far in restricting concealed carry. → Read More

John Fetterman holds a 4-point lead over Mehmet Oz in the Pa. Senate race, poll shows

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman holds a 4-point lead over Mehmet Oz in their race for a Senate seat from Pennsylvania, according to an Emerson College poll Thursday that shows the men are tied with suburban voters who could determine the outcome. → Read More

Accused fake electors push to disqualify Fulton County prosecutor in 2020 Ga. election probe

Eleven Georgians accused of posing as “fake electors” in 2020 want a judge to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the probe into GOP actions following the presidential election. → Read More

Monkeypox outbreak sparks debate over guidance on sexual behaviors

Public health officials are grappling with how far to go in advising gay men to alter their sexual behavior as the monkeypox virus predominately spreads through their social networks but is a threat to anyone. → Read More

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis decries ‘weaponization’ of federal agencies after Mar-a-Lago raid

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is criticizing the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach estate late Monday as the “weaponization” of federal agencies. → Read More

Biden team declares monkeypox a public health emergency

The Biden administration declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency on Thursday, hoping to speed up vaccine distribution and corral the virus so it does not become a permanent fixture in the U.S. → Read More