NYC mayoral primary: Voters head to polls amid surging crime, racial rancor
Battered by the coronavirus pandemic and dealing with a surge in crime and gun violence, voters in the nation’s most populous city head to the polls Tuesday to choose a new mayor for the first time in eight years.
Senate Republicans poised to block Democrats' sweeping election reform bill
A sweeping election reform bill that Democrats have pegged as their top legislative priority is expected to go down in defeat Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans are prepared to use the legislative filibuster to stop any debate on the For the People Act from going forward.
Gavin Newsom has longstanding ties to Dem power player facing lawsuits, investigations
The recent Hulu documentary "The Housewife and the Hustler" covers the legal drama facing high-profile attorney Tom Girardi and his estranged wife, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Jayne.
White House to narrowly miss 70% COVID vaccination goal by July 4
The White House is expected to fall short of President Biden’s goal of partially vaccinating 70% of adults ages 27 and up against COVID-19 by July 4, but officials told Fox News Tuesday that the Biden administration has already met its target of delivering at least one dose to 70% of adults ages 30 and up.
Who is Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi? Hard-liner involved in 1988 mass executions at age 28
Saturday's Iranian election, mired in controversy after a number of would-be candidates were disqualified, yielded the victory of Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-liner who is already taking a firm stance when it comes to U.S.-Iran relations.
Blackburn slams S.1 as 'assault' on 'free and fair elections' as Senate moves toward vote
Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn slammed the Democrats’ sweeping elections reform bill saying the left “has launched an assault on having free and fair elections,” warning ahead of negotiations that it will be “very difficult” for Republicans to get on board.
Susan Collins: Biden ATF nominee Chipman 'unusually divisive,' will vote against confirmation
Sen. Susan Collins announced Monday that she will oppose the confirmation of David Chipman, President Biden's nominee to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), a blow to Chipman's prospects for a potential bipartisan confirmation vote.
Kyrsten Sinema: Dems hypocritical for trying to end filibuster after using it 'just last year'
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Monday doubled down on her defense of the Senate’s legislative filibuster, declaring in a Washington Post op-ed that it is important to stop "repeated radical reversals" of federal law.
Judge tosses most claims over clearing protesters in DC's Lafayette Square
A federal judge has dismissed a majority of the claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed by police using chemical agents from a park near the White House before then-President Donald Trump walked to a nearby church to take a photo.
Left aims to defeat another pipeline, but Native American business leaders defend construction
Gordon Construction is among the Native American-owned companies that is contracting with the Canadian energy firm Enbridge on the construction of Line 3, a pipeline carrying oil from Canada into the United States. But climate activists – emboldened by stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline – have made Line 3 their new target.
Conservative PAC that supports female candidates makes initial 2022 endorsements
Aiming to build on successes in last year's elections, a leading outside group that's dedicated to electing conservative women to federal office is unveiling its first round of endorsements in the 2021/2022 cycle.
Colorado mayor suspends Pledge of Allegiance at meeting, attendees recite it anyway
Shane Fuhrman, the mayor of Silverton, Colorado, announced at a trustee meeting last week that the Pledge of Allegiance will no longer be recited due to “direct and indirect threats,” prompting at least one trustee to challenge his ruling before attendees recited the pledge anyway.
Watchdog alleges Biden nominee misled Congress about investigation into 1989 tree-spiking incident
A watchdog group is calling this week for federal prosecutors to investigate allegations that Tracy Stone-Manning, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, may have made false statements to Congress regarding a tree spiking plot during her confirmation process.