Debt ceiling: House OKs bill to avoid default, sends Biden-McCarthy deal to Senate
The House has approved the debt ceiling and budget cuts package, sending it to the Senate. President Joe Biden negotiated the deal with Speaker Kevin McCarthy to avert a U.S. default crisis.
House to vote on debt ceiling
Hard-fought to the end, the debt ceiling and budget cuts package is heading toward a crucial U.S. House vote.
Rep. Adam Schiff announces Senate run
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is running for U.S. Senate in California in 2024.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he’ll block Rep. Adam Schiff from Intel panel
Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he will block Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell of California from serving on the House committee that oversees national intelligence.
Rep. Katie Porter to run for U.S. Senate in 2024
Democratic Rep. Katie Porter of California said Tuesday she will seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat and the oldest member of the chamber.
Explainer: What to expect on Day 2 of House speaker election after McCarthy falls short
GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy came short of overcoming opposition from the right-flank of his party following an hourslong series of votes on Tuesday.
Maryland US Rep. Jamie Raskin announces cancer diagnosis
Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin announced Wednesday he has a “serious but curable form of cancer.”
Transcripts reveal link between Trump, Nevada fake electors
The planning was extensive, the transcripts show, and began as early as four days before the election, when state party officials began discussing whether Nevada’s Republican secretary of state would sign off on the alternate slate of electors.
U.S. senator finds rampant sexual abuse of women in prisons from California to NY
U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff said that his investigation into the federal prison system demonstrates that the BOP is "failing systemically to prevent, detect, and address sexual abuse of prisoners by its own employees."
Trump lawyers saw Justice Thomas as 'key' to fighting 2020 election
The emails from December 2020 show the lawyers discussing ways to delay the certification of results in Georgia, a closely contested state won by Democrat Joe Biden.
From Russia to Florida: FBI halts Russian agent's 7-year influence campaign
A Russian foreign agent was involved in spreading false information and influencing city politics in St. Petersburg, Florida, according to the FBI. Officials did not specify which local political group was involved, but Uhuru leaders later confirmed it was their group referenced in the indictment.
DOJ reportedly investigating Trump’s conduct, conversations as part of 2020 election probe
The Department of Justice is reportedly investigating the actions and correspondence of former President Trump in its investigation of his inner circle’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
House votes for protections for same-sex and interracial marriages
Democrats argued intensely in favor of enshrining marriage equality in federal law, while Republicans steered clear of openly rejecting gay marriage.
House panel advances gun legislation in wake of US mass shootings
The House Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21.
Prosecutors debunk Colorado clerk's 2020 presidential election fraud claims
Prosecutors in a western Colorado county say they found no evidence of tampering in the 2020 presidential election as alleged by a clerk who has become a prominent voice among those promoting former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election.
BBB warns against baby formula scams amid national shortage: 'Scammers are watching'
The baby formula shortage could inspire scammers to strike online, the Better Business Bureau warns.
OAN admits ‘no widespread voter fraud’ by election workers after settling defamation lawsuit
Two Georgia election workers filed a defamation lawsuit against One America News Network (OAN) after the news channel accused them of committing voter fraud to change the outcome of the presidential election in Georgia.
Senate abortion bill: Democrats' effort to secure Roe v. Wade fails vote
The Senate has failed to pass a vote in an effort toward enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion access into federal law.
Senate to vote next week on protecting abortion rights
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls the abortion rights vote "one of the most important" saying in part "it deals with one of the most difficult decisions a woman has to make in her life.”
Evidence mounts of GOP involvement in Trump election schemes
A new batch of startling evidence shows the deep involvement of some House Republicans in former President Donald Trump’s desperate attempt to stay in power.