Three Democratic House members joined protesters in Minnesota but used proxy voting instituted during Covid to vote in Washington
Three Democratic House members were in Minnesota Monday participating in protests around the Derek Chauvin murder trial while the House of Representatives was in session back in Washington, DC. All three used a new option to vote by proxy to cast ballots remotely, citing the "ongoing health emergency."
Bush describes GOP as 'isolationist, protectionist and to a certain extent nativist'
Former President George W. Bush on Tuesday described the Republican Party as "isolationist, protectionist and to a certain extent nativist," his strongest and most direct criticism yet against his own party since leaving office in 2009.
Video captures Border Patrol rescue of two migrant children in Rio Grande
Two Honduran children found clinging to an island surrounded by a powerful current in the Rio Grande were rescued by Border Patrol agents last week and taken into custody, the region's top border official said, the latest example of the dangers migrants face as a growing number desperately attempt to reach the US.
McCarthy pushes for censure vote as Waters digs in over her remarks
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will likely try to force a House vote Wednesday to censure Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters following her remarks over the weekend calling for protesters to "get more confrontational" if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted in the killing of George Floyd, House aides familiar with the matter tell CNN.
US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan returning to US this week for 'consultations'
The US Ambassador to Russia will return to the United States this week for discussions with the Biden administration about the relationship between Russia and the US, amid heightened tensions between the two nations.
White House considers broad range of migration plans ahead of Harris visit to Central America
The Biden administration is considering pressing Guatemala to address governance issues in the country, ranging from investment to corruption, according to a source familiar with the deliberations at the White House, highlighting just one of the delicate negotiations Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to lead.
Donald Trump Jr. takes on new role as top adviser inside the Trump family
Former President Donald Trump has elevated his son Donald Trump Jr. to an unofficial new role inside his orbit as he weighs the idea of a comeback presidential bid in 2024 that would require him to maintain a vice grip on the Republican base for any chance of success.
Waters' comments on Chauvin trial pour fuel on the fire -- and expose Republican hypocrisy
Incendiary warnings by Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters about the potential outcome of the trial of the ex-police officer charged with killing George Floyd could spike tensions, were legally unwise and raise questions of Democratic double standards.
Anti-riot laws vs. police reform as the US waits for Chauvin verdict
It is not the job of jurors in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin to issue a verdict on American policing or racial justice, but their coming decision in the trial of the White cop who knelt on a Black man's neck for nine minutes has many in the country primed for a real turning point, one way or another.
Florida governor signs controversial 'pro-law enforcement' law cracking down on riots
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law a controversial bill that aims to crack down on riots and property damage in the face of fierce opposition from Democrats in the state, who argue it will have a chilling effect on peaceful protests.
Judge in Derek Chauvin trial says Rep. Maxine Waters' comments may be grounds for appeal
The judge overseeing former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's trial in the death of George Floyd said Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters' comments could be grounds for appealing a verdict in the trial.
Blinken warns US is falling behind China in race to capitalize on climate opportunities
US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said that "coming up short" in efforts to address climate change "will have major repercussions" for US national security and its economy, warning that the country is falling behind China on renewable energy and pushing for greater investment in green technologies.
State Department to list 80% of countries as 'Do Not Travel' as it updates advisory system to align with CDC
The State Department announced Monday that it would begin to update its travel advisories to more closely align with those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a change that "will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80% of countries worldwide."