The U.S. has fallen out of the top ten countries for economic freedom in the Heritage Foundation's 20th anniversary edition of the Index of Economic Freedom.
- The NSA has reportedly planted spy software in more than 100,000 computers, often using radio waves. In the meantime, President Obama is expected to propose changing the way the NSA collects Americans' phone records.
- A federal district judge ruled Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.
- The LA city council is considering raising the minimum wage for workers at large hotels to $15 an hour.
- A state judge ordered New Jersey officials to provide a "status report" on the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries, half of which remain closed.
- The retired Florida cop and SWAT chief who allegedly shot and killed a man for texting in a movie theater was denied bail.
- The White House's press secretary, Jay Carney, says President Obama plans to meet Pope Francis and is looking forward to it, but declined to detail when or where that might take place.
Paul Krugman Thinks Holding Religious Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Like 'Dumping Neurotoxins Into Public Reservoirs'
The New York Times columnist misconstrues the issues at stake in the challenge to New York's restrictions on houses of worship.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Urged People Not To Travel for Thanksgiving Shortly Before Boarding His Flight
The mayor is traveling to Mississippi to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter.
Requiring meatpackers to pandemic-proof their facilities will have unintended consequences.
A Trump Judicial Appointee's Blistering Opinion Is a Reality Check for Republicans Who Still Think Biden Stole the Election
"The Campaign cannot win this lawsuit," the 3rd Circuit says. "The Campaign's claims have no merit."