Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson is planning to ask lawmakers to vote next week to authorize a formal impeachment inquiry aimed at President Biden even though there is scant evidence of any wrongdoing.
The right-wing leader Tuesday said the vote is needed to allow investigators to gather more evidence about supposed misdeeds tied to ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Most of the Supreme Court expressed skepticism Tuesday about a challenge to the constitutionality of a 2017 tax provision that could have far-reaching effects on the U.S. tax code.
The justices focused on those potential consequences through much of the two-hour oral arguments in the case, in which Charles and Kathleen Moore ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has a yearslong pattern of sowing mistrust in U.S. elections and angling “to remain in power at any cost — even in the face of potential violence,” federal prosecutors allege.
In a court filing Tuesday, special counsel John “Jack” Smith’s office detailed a plan to introduce a “historical record” of ...Read more
WASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher Wray delivered a full-throated defense of a powerful spy authority on Tuesday, invoking the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and warning lawmakers that a watered-down surveillance program could leave the agency paralyzed to respond to threats.
“What could anybody possibly say to victims’ families if ...Read more
Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis are set to square off Wednesday in a slimmed-down Republican presidential debate that could go a long way toward determining if either one of them can mount a serious challenge to former President Donald Trump.
The former U.N. ambassador will be aiming to land more powerful blows on DeSantis after catching up to him...Read more
When the candidates for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination meet in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Wednesday, there are likely to be millions of first-time viewers for the network carrying the event.
NewsNation, the cable news channel launched in 2020 by Nexstar Media Group, landed the first national debate in its short history after months of...Read more
The Denver City Council on Monday unanimously approved a handful of tweaks to the voter-approved Fair Elections Fund, including a change that will save the city an estimated $4.4 million over four years.
That doesn’t mean there will be less to go around when candidates next line up to run for City Council, mayor and other municipal offices in...Read more
The Biden administration’s decision to withdraw U.S. support for digital trade provisions at the World Trade Organization and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a move that has riled the tech industry, has congressional Democrats taking opposite sides over the issue.
In late October the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative informed the ...Read more
Negotiations among congressional leaders over spending limits for fiscal 2024 appropriations are moving at a glacial pace, sources familiar with the talks say, calling into doubt lawmakers’ ability to enact final bills early next year without another stopgap spending measure.
While staff-level meetings between leadership aides have been ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the clock ticking to get a measure enshrining the right to an abortion on a statewide ballot in 2024, Missouri abortion rights supporters appear to be split on strategy and have not unified behind one version of the proposal.
The lack of a campaign, as well as a series of legal battles with anti-abortion Republican ...Read more
Conventional wisdom suggests Americans know little about foreign policy and care about it even less. Opinion polls regularly show that international issues take a back seat to topics more prosaic (economics, education) or provocative (culture wars, gun control).
Next year’s presidential election, however, might be a bit different. Continued ...Read more
It’s often noted that the Latino vote is “not monolithic,” and Latino voters do in fact come from an array of countries, generations, regions, races, faiths and classes. But with a few exceptions, this loosely connected group has voted strongly Democratic, meeting all conventional definitions of a voting bloc.
The Latino ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Democratic dreams of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans risk being snuffed out by the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over a $14,729 bill.
Calls to tax assets in addition to income have grown since Senator Elizabeth Warren ran for the White House on the issue in 2020, with President Joe Biden’s 2024 budget ...Read more
A bill spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo, D-Colo., to combat the rising drug scourge of xylazine, a powerful animal tranquilizer that users mix with fentanyl and other substances, passed the House Monday and now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.
Xylazine, also known by its street names “tranq” and “zombie drug...Read more
A group of federal lawmakers is urging the U.S. Department of Labor and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to investigate some prominent Los Angeles hotels and their contracted staffing agencies for possible labor violations in their treatment of migrant workers.
Local hotels — or staffing agencies operating on their behalf — may have ...Read more
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded Monday as if they will uphold a huge bankruptcy deal that includes $6 billion from the Sackler family to help the nation and tens of thousands of victims recover from the opioid crisis.
Most of the justices said the deal looked to be the best possible outcome, even though it gave the Sacklers a ...Read more
ATLANTA — On Election Day next year, the Fulton County jurors sitting in judgment of Donald Trump may have some decisions to make: should they take time off from court to cast a vote in the presidential election? And, if they do, will they vote for the defendant or against him?
The unheard-of, almost unimaginable scenario is entirely possible...Read more
ATLANTA — The Fulton County District Attorney’s office has grounds to seek jail time for a Chicago publicist after she posted a video which seems to target an ex-poll worker at the center of Georgia’s election subversion case, according to legal experts.
Trevian Kutti made the remarks recently in an Instagram Live video about Ruby Freeman...Read more
WASHINGTON — A dispute over a roughly $15,000 tax bill could shape the future of the U.S. tax system in a case set for Supreme Court oral argument Tuesday.
A couple, Charles and Kathleen Moore, have challenged the constitutionality of their tax bill for their shares of a company in India under a provision of a 2017 tax law meant to initiate a...Read more
The Supreme Court justices sounded ready on Monday to uphold a huge bankruptcy deal that includes $6 billion from the Sackler family to help the nation and tens of thousands of victims recover from the opioid crisis.
Most of the justices said the deal looked to be the best possible outcome, even though it gave the Sacklers a shield from future ...Read more
- Freshman Jackson offers bill to boost USDA civil rights efforts
- Supreme Court to weigh 2017 tax on overseas earnings
- A Gen Z-er offers advice to President Joe Biden as he gears up for his reelection bid
- Congress passes Colorado Rep. Yadira Caraveo's bill to tackle abuse of an animal tranquilizer often mixed with fentanyl
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom trounced Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on his own turf