Republicans vying to replace Newsom in California recall attack his handling of Covid-19 in debate
Four of the Republican candidates vying to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the September 14 recall election met on the debate stage Wednesday night, railing against Covid-19 mask mandates and accusing the Democrat of failing the state's business owners and school children by forcing closures during the worst of the pandemic.
Lawyers for landlords ask federal court to block new eviction moratorium
Lawyers for a group of landlords and real estate companies asked a federal judge in Washington late Wednesday to put on hold the Biden administration's new eviction moratorium that prohibits landlords from evicting certain tenants who fail to pay rent amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Texas Gov. Abbott won't impose shutdowns, mask mandates amid delta variant fears
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott indicated Wednesday that his office will not impose further lockdown measures or mask mandates in response to surging COVID-19 case rates, one day after President Biden singled out the state out for criticism over its pandemic-related policies.
Psaki grilled on Cuomo, Biden sexual harassment allegations, says claims against president already ‘litigated’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki fended off questions about sexual misconduct allegations leveled against President Biden Wednesday following the commander-in-chief’s decision to call on embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following a harassment probe.
Texas Gov. Abbott to call 'special session after special session' to make fleeing Dems consider voting bill
EXCLUSIVE: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will continue to call "special session after special session" in an attempt to force Democrats to return to Texas to consider voting reform legislation, Fox News has learned.
Freshman Rep. Cori Bush in national spotlight for her activism to fight eviction
Freshman Democratic Rep. Cori Bush has captured national attention for her high-profile activism after she slept on the steps of the US Capitol for several days to protest a lapse in the federal eviction moratorium amid the coronavirus pandemic.
US intervenes to protect state secrets in Saudi Crown Prince's vendetta against former spy
The Justice Department has made the extremely rare move of intervening in a court case against a former top Saudi intelligence official who has been targeted by Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince, in order to protect classified intelligence secrets.
NY State Dem Chair says Cuomo removal 'inevitable,' warns governor not to 'prolong' situation
New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs called for embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign on Wednesday, joining a growing list of major political figures who have spoken out since an independent investigation concluded the governor sexually harassed multiple women.
White House cyber official says 'commitment' by ransomware gang suggests Biden's warnings are working
White House Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger said Wednesday that the Biden administration thinks recent comments by a representative of a ransomware gang linked to the May attack on the Colonial Pipeline could amount to a "commitment" the group would not target critical infrastructure or other sensitive industries.
What the Supreme Court and lower courts have (and have not) said about the eviction moratorium
In an unusual press conference Tuesday, President Joe Biden suggested that he was playing out the judicial clock by issuing a new, more tailored eviction moratorium, which he believes may ultimately fail in the courts.