House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he dismisses what Attorney General William Barr wrote about clearing President Trump of obstruction of justice, calling Barr "a biased defender of the administration."

"Remember, he is a biased person. He is someone who is an agent of the administration. He is a political appointee of the president, whose interests he may very well be protecting here. ... I dismiss what he said. He's a biased defender of the administration, and he's entitled to be a defender of the administration, but he's not entitled to withhold the evidence from Congress.

Why it matters: Special counsel Robert Mueller chose not to exonerate Trump on the question of whether he obstructed justice. Barr's decision to take the matter into his own hands and clear the president has sparked outcry from Democrats and invigorated their efforts to obtain the full Mueller report, especially in the wake of media reports that Mueller's team expressed frustration at Barr's characterization of the obstruction findings.

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Epic sues Apple over developer tax as Fortnite is pulled from App Store

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Fortnite maker Epic Games on Thursday escalated its battle over Apple's App Store tactics, suing the tech giant over antitrust claims while also baiting Apple into dropping Fortnite from the App Store.

The big picture: Epic is just one of several developers clashing with Apple. They argue the company harms competition by taking a cut of up to 30% on in-app purchases and subscriptions and blocking most developers from getting around the tax by charging their users directly.

Biden calls for 3-month national mask mandate: "Be a patriot"

Joe Biden called on governors to issue a three-month mandatory outdoor mask mandate on Thursday, telling reporters after receiving a coronavirus briefing that experts say it could save over 40,000 lives.

Why it matters: Biden was more aggressive and specific than he has been in previous calls to wear a mask, arguing that it will allow children to return to school sooner, businesses to reopen and help "get our country back on track."

McConnell announces Senate will adjourn until Sept. 8

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that the Senate will not hold any more votes until Sept. 8, though members will remain on 24-hour notice in case a coronavirus stimulus deal is reached.

Why it matters: With millions of Americans unemployed, the Trump administration and Democrats remain hopelessly deadlocked and unlikely to reach a deal any time soon.