High blood pressure in midlife is linked to increased brain damage in later life

Higher than normal blood pressure is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, according to a new study published today (Thursday) in the European Heart Journal. In particular, the study found that there was a strong association between diastolic blood pressure (the blood pressure between heart beats) before the age of 50 and…Continue Reading

Pressure for ‘targeted’ coronavirus relief bill grows as time dwindles

House lawmakers left Washington on Friday for Thanksgiving recess with no sign of progress on a new coronavirus relief package.Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and President-elect Joe Biden were meeting in Wilmington, Del., later Friday to talk about their agenda. Publicly, their position has been that Republicans ought to drop their opposition…Continue Reading

Pressure mounts on Trump ally Lindsey Graham over controversial Georgia ballots phone call

Pressure is mounting on Donald Trump ally Lindsey Graham after an official corroborated a controversial phone call in which he asked about throwing out legal ballots.A top aide for Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger was on the line when Mr Graham asked the state’s elections chief if he had the power to throw out…Continue Reading

Pressure builds for US police to change military mindset

The shooting death of Breonna Taylor earlier this year by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers during a botched drug raid has broadened and amplified a belief among lawmakers and policy advocates – across the ideological spectrum – that the aggressive paramilitary mindset that defines modern U.S. law enforcement may cause more danger to the public than…Continue Reading

Pressure grows from rank and file on Hill to find deal on pandemic relief

Leigh Ann Caldwell, Kasie Hunt and Haley Talbot2h ago / 12:14 PM UTCWASHINGTON — As the stalemate in negotiations between Democrats and the administration on another round of pandemic relief enters its sixth week, a bipartisan group of House members is trying to put pressure on negotiators by releasing what it calls a compromise proposal.  The members…Continue Reading