RBG's death casts a shadow over Breyer's upcoming decision as court takes a right turn
For more than 20 years, Justice Stephen Breyer has authored the Supreme Court's decisions endorsing abortion rights. With Monday's news that the court will hear a case that could gut Roe v. Wade next session, a new question has emerged: Will a desire to influence the outcome affect the 82-year-old justice's decision on whether to retire this summer?
Fighter jet intercepts small aircraft that violated Presidential Airspace over Delaware
A North American Aerospace Defense Command fighter jet intercepted a small aircraft that had violated Presidential airspace over Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday, according to a statement from NORAD, which is responsible for protecting the skies over the US and Canada.
Rift grows within Democratic Party over Israeli-Palestinian conflict as violence intensifies
A number of congressional Democrats are ramping up pressure on the Biden administration to more forcefully engage on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as violence in the region intensifies, revealing a delicate shift in the way Democrats have talked about Israel for decades and a small crack in the party on foreign policy.
Arizona GOP election official defends office against Trump voting conspiracy theory: 'We are humans, it has to stop.'
The Republican official who heads Maricopa County, Arizona's election department offered a forceful defense of his office on Monday after former President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the county's "entire Database" had been deleted.
Texas and Indiana to drop $300 weekly federal boost to unemployment benefits during pandemic
Texas and Indiana will end early the $300 weekly federal boost to state unemployment payments, as well as two other pandemic jobless benefits programs, according to both states' Republican governors -- joining 17 other GOP-led states in dropping the federal expanded benefits over the past two weeks.
South Carolina governor signs bill adding firing squad as an option for executions
Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday signed into law a bill allowing death row inmates to elect execution by electric chair or firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available, according to the state legislature's website.
Biden developing pardon process with focus on racial justice, expected to issue acts of clemency before middle of term
The White House is currently in the process of reviewing clemency applications and has signaled that President Joe Biden, who views the pardon power as a key tool for advancing equity, will issue acts of clemency before the middle of his presidential term, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.
New York Gov. Cuomo to receive over $5 million from book deal
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will receive more than $5 million from his book about leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic, tax records released on Monday show, a considerable sum for a project under scrutiny by the state attorney general's office.
Justice Department sought to unmask Devin Nunes parody Twitter account this year, court records show
The Justice Department was investigating threatening messages related to a parody Twitter account -- @NunesAlt -- that criticized Rep. Devin Nunes, in a previously unknown criminal investigation, according to federal court records made public on Monday.
GOP leaders split on the January 6 probe but No. 2 Republican predicts Senate will pass bill 'in some form'
Senate Minority Whip John Thune predicted Monday that his chamber would pass a bill to establish a bipartisan commission probing the January 6 attack "in some form" and seemed content on focusing mainly on the events that transpired at the Capitol, splitting with other GOP leaders who want the investigation to dig into left-wing extremism as well.
New York won't require masks or social distancing for fully vaccinated people starting Wednesday
New York will adopt the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines to not require masks or social distancing for vaccinated people beginning Wednesday, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
Fact check: Crenshaw tries to whitewash Republican brief supporting lawsuit that sought to overturn election
Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw tried Sunday to downplay his December decision to sign on to a legal brief in support of the Texas lawsuit that sought to get the Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
What we know about UFOs: How the Pentagon has handled reported sightings, mysterious videos and more
For years, the US government largely ignored reports of mysterious flying objects seen moving through restricted military airspace but it is now slowly beginning to acknowledge that UFOs, which the Pentagon refers to as unidentified aerial phenomena, are real.
Arizona Republicans feud over audit as Trump pushes falsehoods about 2020 election
Arizona Republican officials are pushing back against false claims from former President Donald Trump and his allies about the 2020 election -- another sign of how the same divisions that led the House GOP to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as No. 3-ranking member last week are fracturing the party outside of Washington.