• Nearly all of us aren't getting enough of a critical vitamin that supports vision, brain health and even developing fetuses — vitamin E.The stunning stat: Around 90% of U.S. adults' diets don't contain adequate amounts of vitamin E, studies have shown.Zoom in: Vitamin E's major function is as an antioxidant. It quietly protects our cells […]
  • Republican-led states that have resisted expanding Medicaid for more than a decade are showing new openness to the idea.Driving the news: In the decade-plus since the landmark Affordable Care Act was enacted, 12 states with GOP-led legislatures still have not expanded Medicaid coverage to people living below 138% of the poverty line (or nearly $19,000 […]
  • China will view further U.S. arms sales, official travel to Taiwan or naval activity near the self-governing island as provocations that will further destabilize relations and prevent progress on other issues, Beijing's ambassador to the U.S. warned Tuesday.Why it matters: Ambassador Qin Gang said if Washington doesn’t "show restraint" in the wake of Speaker Nancy […]
  • Rep. Liz Cheney's political reign in Congress is likely coming to a close Tuesday in Wyoming, where polls close at 7pm MT (9pm ET).Why it matters: The former No. 3 House Republican's expected loss to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman underscores how her anti-Trump rhetoric and role as vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee have made […]
  • President Biden signed into law Tuesday the Democrats' $740 billion reconciliation bill.Why it matters: The package, known as the Inflation Reduction Act, includes provisions that increase taxes on large corporations, address climate change and lower prescription drug costs. Biden has emphasized that the bill will help lower the deficit and drive down inflation, though economic […]


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The Guardian

  • Guardian, BBC and Times seek release of documents about policy of sending asylum seekers abroadA Foreign Office official raised concerns about plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, citing state surveillance, arbitrary detention, torture and killings by the country’s government, the high court has heard.The court has been asked to consider an application by the […]
  • Four families tell of how their losses and the lack of government compensation have affected their lives and mental healthWith the news that thousands of the parents and children of the blood scandal victims are receiving nothing in interim government payments, we examine some of the cases. Continue reading…
  • Whitehall review is also said to suggest cycling speed limits, along with licence penalty points and finesBikes could be made to have registration plates and insurance as ministers weigh up bringing speed limits for cyclists into line with those for drivers.The government is also considering the possibility of cyclists receiving licence penalty points and fines […]
  • Liz Truss is seeking ‘formal consultations’ after Horizon programme grants to scientists under Brexit treaty were cancelledThe UK is triggering dispute proceedings with the EU, accusing it of breaching the Brexit treaty by freezing it out of scientific research programmes following the row over Northern Ireland.Liz Truss, the foreign secretary and Tory leadership frontrunner, said […]
  • Latest updates: leaked audio reveals favourite to be next PM said British workers lacked the ‘graft’ of their foreign rivalsKeir Starmer said the biggest cause of division in Scotland was the Conservative party.The Labour leader said:The single biggest driver of division in Scotland is the Tory party in Westminster.I want to hold our UK together, […]


The Hill

  • Former President Obama tweeted that the Democrats' newly signed climate and health care bill “is a BFD,” making a reference to a hot mic moment President Biden had years ago. “This is a BFD,” Obama wrote in a tweet on Tuesday, quoting his former vice president’s tweet on the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act. …
  • The CEO of gunmaker Smith & Wesson on Monday blamed politicians “and their lobbying partners in the media” for a “crisis of violence” two weeks after House lawmakers subpoenaed the company for information about the manufacture and sale of its AR-15 style firearms. “They are the ones to blame for the surge in violence and…
  • The Associated Press is following the election in Alaska and Wyoming. Follow the live results below. Alaska Wyoming
  • President Biden was finally able to get it done — for Beau. We don’t know definitively that Beau Biden’s cancer was caused by exposure to burn pits during his time in Iraq, but we do know that millions of veterans can now count on getting the treatments they need for chronic illness from exposure to…
  • President Biden signed a major climate, tax and health care package into law. Meanwhile, states in the West failed to reach a water-sharing agreement. This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For The Hill, we’re Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Someone forward you […]

Five Thirty Eight

  • In this clip from ABC News Live, FiveThirtyEight senior elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich explains why the highly anticipated races involving Rep. Liz Cheney and Sen. Lisa Murkowski may be overhyped.
  • Conventional wisdom suggests that members of opposing political parties don’t like each other — and I mean really don’t like each other. But what does it mean when members of your own party are seemingly aching to get you out of office too? Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar must be asking herself that question after nearly […]
  • Two establishment Republicans who stood up to former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud are facing the voters on Aug. 16. Can they beat their Trump-backed opponents? Transcript Nathaniel Rakich: Two of the most high-profile Republicans who have stood up to former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud are facing the […]
  • In the past week, Democrats’ odds of keeping control of the Senate after the midterms have ticked up to around 60 percent, according to our Deluxe forecast model. In this installment of “Model Talk” on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Nate Silver and Galen Druke discuss the news events and polling that have contributed to this […]

Political Wire

  • Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz (R) is on video telling a voter he owns two houses, the Daily Beast reports. “The problem with that answer is Oz—legitimately—owns far more […]
  • “Former president Donald Trump and close aides have spent the eight days since the FBI searched his Florida home rushing to assemble a team of respected defense lawyers. But the […]
  • There are primaries today in Wyoming, where polls close at 9 p.m. ET, and in Alaska, where polls close at 12 a.m. ET. Leave your reaction in the comments as […]
  • Philip Bump: “This expansion of the Trumpworld legal universe pales in comparison to last week’s dramatic development, of course: the FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. But it’s a reminder […]
  • “Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) warned potential job seekers against applying for new positions at the Internal Revenue Service, vowing that Republicans will move to rescind new federal funding for the […]