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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio poses for a photograph in his office as he is running for the position of Maricopa County Sheriff again, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Arpaio is trying to win back the sheriff's post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years, in what Arpaio acknowledges could be his last political race. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Joe Arpaio loses sheriff's race in 2nd failed comeback bid

- Associated Press

Joe Arpaio on Friday was narrowly defeated in his bid to win back the sheriff's post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years before being voted out in 2016 amid voter frustrations over his taxpayer-funded legal bills, his penchant for self-promotion and a defiant streak that led to his now-pardoned criminal conviction.

In this image made from video released by Karina Brown, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, right, stands at a fence guarding a federal courthouse as tear gas drifts by early July 23, 2020, in Portland Oregon, during another night of protest against the presence of federal agents sent by President Donald Trump to quell unrest in the city. (Karina Brown via AP)

Portland mayor unleashes police on violent demonstrations

- The Washington Times

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who for weeks had blamed President Trump for fueling riots in his Oregon city, on Thursday acknowledged that the violence has continued even after the federal presence was curtailed, and told peaceful protesters to stay home.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Court says Pelosi's proxy-voting plan can continue

- The Washington Times

Judge Rudolph Contreras, an Obama appointee, said the Constitution's Speech and Debate clause gives Capitol Hill wide latitude to decide how to operate, and "activities integral to the legislative process may not be examined" by the courts.

In this Friday, March 27, 2020, file photo, White House adviser Peter Navarro speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, as President Donald Trump listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Trump to sign 'Buy American' order on essential medicines

- The Washington Times

President Trump signed a long-promised executive order Thursday that compels federal agencies to "Buy American" when it comes to a list of essential medicines and supplies, saying the coronavirus pandemic has underscored the need to bring supply chains home.

In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Voters help strengthen Obamacare's hold in U.S.

- The Washington Times

President Trump wants the Supreme Court to clear the decks for his long-promised Obamacare replacement, but his predecessor's law is solidifying its place in the U.S., with two more states opting to expand their Medicaid rolls under the 2010 program.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Biden gives Republicans ammo on acuity question

- The Washington Times

Joseph R. Biden's push to make the presidential election "a battle for the soul of the nation" has been muddied by questions about his mental fitness that have dogged him for more than a year and burst into public view Wednesday with startling clarity.