Iran hardliner linked to mass executions likely to become next president, as regime excludes opponents
Iran’s theocratic regime is paving the way for a hardliner, who is linked to mass executions and human rights abuses, to become the country’s next president -- as dissidents cry foul over what they see as a rigged election, and are calling for mass boycotts.
How Joe Manchin speaks for a lot of Americans
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is increasingly drawing the ire of progressive Democrats. With the slimmest of majorities in the Senate, Democrats need every vote and Manchin's unwillingness to bend on issues such as filibuster reform is getting in the way of the party's legislative priorities.
Pennsylvania election reform bill mandates voter ID but faces stern opposition
Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are pushing their own version of sweeping election security bills that led to massive controversy in other states, but the legislation is unlikely to become law with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf staunchly opposed to such reforms.
Texas, Arizona govs calling for states to send police to the border to help deal with border crisis
The governors of Texas and Arizona are calling on their counterparts in other states to send law enforcement to the border to help stem the crisis at the southern border that has overwhelmed officials and border states.
How Trump's tariffs haunt Kentucky's whiskey distillers: 'We're still on death row'
Dozens of cases of whiskey sit on the ground floor of the James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, Kentucky, ready to be shipped -- but, because President Joe Biden hasn't moved to end trade disputes started under former President Donald Trump, none of it will be going to thirsty customers overseas.
Analysis: Most blue states will make Biden's July 4 vaccine goal. The red ones won't.
The United States looks increasingly unlikely to reach President Joe Biden's July 4 vaccine goal. We need at least 70% of all adults to have one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and we're on pace to have somewhere between 67% and 68%.