COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Henry McMaster has weighed in on a case in front of a U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade, which protects the right of a woman to have an abortion.
McMaster filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortion 15 weeks into a pregnancy except in cases of a ...Read more
The new Supreme Court conservative supermajority has already radically changed notions of law in some pockets of America. For proof, look no further than the brief that the state of Mississippi filed last week in the most closely watched abortion case in a generation, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which the Supreme Court will ...Read more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden plans to name Deborah Lipstadt, a historian and expert on Jewish and Holocaust studies at Emory University in Atlanta, as U.S. ambassador to combat and monitor antisemitism on Friday, three sources told McClatchy.
The goal of the position is to combat antisemitism overseas. Lipstadt, a New Yorker, has written ...Read more
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Gov. Gavin Newsom and six other governors on Friday to discuss efforts to prevent 2021 wildfires, according to White House officials.
California so far has had 5,671 wildfires in 2021. The still-burning Dixie Fire in Butte, Plumas and Tehama counties has already destroyed over ...Read more
WASHINGTON — A cascade of Republicans called on the U.S. Supreme Court to roll back constitutional abortion protections, potentially by overruling the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized the procedure nationwide.
In a brief filed Thursday, 228 GOP members of Congress urged the court to uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 ...Read more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will meet with Cuban American activists at the White House on Friday to discuss the recent wave of protests throughout the island nation, an administration official told McClatchy on Thursday.
The meeting comes after thousands of Cuban Americans rallied in front of the White House to draw attention to the ...Read more
First lady Jill Biden will undergo a medical procedure Thursday to remove an object lodged in her left foot, a White House official said.
Biden stepped on the unknown object while walking on a beach during an official event in Hawaii over the weekend, spokesman Michael LaRosa said in a statement. The procedure will be done at Walter Reed ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Rep. Devin Nunes has more campaign cash on hand than any House Republican as he prepares for a 2022 reelection race that he’s favored to win.
The campaign committee for Nunes, R-Calif., who became a national political figure after aligning himself with former President Donald Trump, had more than $11.5 million on hand as of ...Read more
WASHINGTON — A select committee tasked with improving how Congress works advanced a new slate of recommendations aimed at boosting accessibility and retaining staff.
“There are people who stick around for a long time, and people who are here for a short time, and then you see the average tenure at about that three- or four-year mark. So ...Read more
Former President Donald Trump trashed Senate Republicans Thursday after they agreed to open debate on President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package.
Hours after calling GOP lawmakers “weak, foolish and dumb,” Trump sharpened his attack on archenemy Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who led 17 Republicans in moving the ...Read more
As a pandemic safety measure, the U.S. House of Representatives began in May 2020 to hold committee hearings remotely so that witnesses could testify from home rather than in a crowded hearing room. This allowed people of all backgrounds, not just those who already live near Washington or who are able to fly there on short notice, to have their ...Read more
ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York City Board of Elections was raked over the coals Wednesday as lawmakers heard from frustrated poll workers, voters and advocates at an hourslong hearing focused on election reforms.
Attendees at the hearing, held at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, described woefully understaffed polling sites and issues with ...Read more
Meatpackers are in the crosshairs of U.S. lawmakers including traditional allies as ranchers complain that beef processors are abusing market power to gain out-sized margins at their expense.
Four giant companies control more than 80% of U.S. beef processing. Ranchers and cattle feeders are seething over a surge in retail beef prices this year ...Read more
Research on successful violence-reduction strategies in other cities shows that programs are more effective when led by groups based in violence-torn neighborhoods.
Mayor Jim Kenney speaks at a news conference to discuss the anti-violence funding in the new budget on Wednesday.
Mayor Jim Kenney speaks at a news conference to discuss the anti-...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. — Donald Trump has already suggested that if he runs for the White House again, he could look within his adopted home state of Florida for his next running mate.
But if the former president wants Gov. Ron DeSantis on the ticket in 2024, he might have to give up his Florida address, thanks to a rarely invoked provision in the U.S. ...Read more
MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — President Joe Biden came here Wednesday to a sprawling Mack truck plant in the Lehigh Valley to unveil a plan to pump more federal dollars into American products, like the red, white and blue trucks lined up beside his podium.
“Today we’re going to make the biggest enforcement changes in ‘Buy America’ in 70 ...Read more
WASHINGTON — A $2.1 billion emergency spending bill to bolster Capitol Hill security, reimburse the National Guard and relocate Afghans who helped the U.S. government during two decades of war in that country stalled Wednesday after several Senate Republicans put holds on the bill.
Senate Appropriations ranking member Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala...Read more
President Joe Biden's job performance rating among Californians has dipped slightly in recent months, even as his infrastructure and domestic spending plans register as highly popular, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
The survey from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies, co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, found that ...Read more
Republican lawmakers this year passed an unprecedented bevy of bills targeting the authority of state and local election officials, a power grab that might allow partisan legislators to overturn future election results by claiming there was fraud.
GOP legislators in at least 14 states have enacted 23 new laws that empower state officials to ...Read more
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren warned that the U.S. economic recovery could take a major hit if the Biden administration fails to extend the federal government’s pandemic moratorium on student-loan payments past September.
“Resuming these payments could stall our country’s economic recovery. ...Read more
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