Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill
The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against including the increase in the minimum wage in the Covid relief bill, an aide familiar with the process and two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell CNN.
Increasing number of unaccompanied children arriving at southern border setting off alarm bells for feds
The growing number of migrant children arriving alone at the US-Mexico border is raising alarm among officials scrambling to find enough space to shelter kids until they're relocated with parents or relatives in the United States.
McConnell says he'll 'absolutely' support Trump in 2024 if he's the GOP nominee
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blistering critiques of the former President.
Manhattan DA faces critical decisions in Trump investigation as his time in office runs low
At the helm of the most significant criminal investigation facing Donald Trump, his family and his business, Manhattan's top prosecutor faces a daunting task heading into his final months in office while sifting through millions of newly obtained pages of financial records related to the former President.
Jobless Americans can keep collecting unemployment benefits even if they turn down work for pandemic safety concerns
Laid-off workers will be allowed to turn down jobs they think are too risky because of Covid and continue to collect unemployment benefits, under guidance issued by the US Department of Labor Thursday.
Acting Capitol Police chief denies race played a role in security failures ahead of riot
There is no evidence that race played a role in the US Capitol Police's failure to bolster security before the January 6 insurrection, the department's top official told Congress on Thursday, as lawmakers sound the alarm over the threat posed by White supremacy and domestic terrorism.
Biden marks 50 million vaccine doses but cautions there's a 'long way to go'
President Joe Biden on Thursday commemorated 50 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered since he took office, using it as a measuring stick against his promise to put 100 million shots in people's arms in his first 100 days. But he also warned there's "a long way to go" before life will return to normal.
House passes Equality Act aimed at ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
The House has passed the Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as access to public accommodations such as restaurants.
Republican legislators around the country seek to strip governors and officials of emergency election powers
Republican legislators around the country are moving aggressively to strip governors and other officials of their power to change election rules -- after states made it easier to vote last year during the coronavirus pandemic and turnout surged to record levels.
Democrats open to partisan balance on Jan. 6 commission, but panel's scope still a sticking point
Congressional Democrats said Thursday that they would be open to an even partisan split for a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, but a dispute over the panel's scope remained a key sticking point as Congress feuds over the creation of the independent commission.
Biden resets Saudi ties as US prepares to release intelligence report on Khashoggi's murder
President Joe Biden's reset of the US-Saudi Arabia relationship will take another step with the release of a long-awaited US intelligence report on the killing of Saudi insider turned dissident Jamal Khashoggi.
GOP-backed Iowa bill aimed at restricting voting access heads to governor's desk
An Iowa bill aimed at limiting voting and making it harder for voters to return absentee ballots is headed to Gov. Kim Reynolds' desk this week after passing both Republican-controlled chambers of the state legislature.
Where the stimulus bill stands in Congress, and what's next
The major order of business for President Joe Biden and Congress is to pass a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package before the round of unemployment benefits and other aid approved in December lapse, again leaving millions of Americans short of help.