WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to members of the media after a hearing on the Benghazi attack November 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus testified before the committee about the September 11 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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On today’s episode of NBC’s Meet the Press, Senator Feinstein pledged to bring a bill outlawing “the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession [of assault weapons] — not retroactively but perspectively” to the new Congress’s initial January session. The proposed law will also “ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets.” And, like Mayor Bloomberg, who also appeared on the show to pressure President Obama to increase gun control, she assured the audience that passing such a measure “can bedone.”
At SDNY press conference, FBI Asst. Director William F. Sweeney, Jr. described Ghislaine Maxwell as “one of the villains of this investigation.” She had “slithered away to a gorgeous property” in Bradford, New Hampshire, where she was arrested “without incident” this morning
With a population of 21 million, Florida announced 10,109 new covid cases today.
With a combined population of 2.6 billion, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, and the European Union are averaging 6,760 new cases. pic.twitter.com/B5zHka3oNn
BREAKING: Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump administration bid to keep seal on confidential materials from the Mueller investigation. That all but ensures Democrats and the public won’t see them before the election.
The coronavirus’s resurgence means the jobs report is by no means a complete picture of what’s happening
Reason to be cautious about today’s headline jobs #’s: leisure and hospitality accounted for about two-fifths of the gain in total jobs. That’s a mid-June snapshot though – since then, a number of states have re-closed bars, restaurants, indoor entertainment, etc.
Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities.
With three-fourths of all precincts counted, 77.6% voted for the constitutional amendments, according to election officials.
For the first time in Russia, polls were kept open for a week to bolster turnout without increasing crowds casting ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic — a provision that Kremlin critics denounced as an extra tool to manipulate the outcome.