A busy week on Capitol Hill is expected. On Sunday, a bipartisan group of 20 senators announced an outline of a deal on reforming the nation's gun laws in the wake of the shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. And the House Jan. 6 committee is planning several more public hearings this week. Caitlin Huey-Burns reports.
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White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's dramatic testimony this week has provided not only a new account of the actions of then-President Donald Trump and chief of staff Mark Meadows before and on Jan. 6, 2021, but it's also raised questions about where the House select committee's investigation will go next, including concerning Trump's potential legal liability. In a nearly two-hour hearing Tuesday, Hutchinson painted a picture of Trump, who, after speaking at his "Save America" rally on the Ellipse, insisted on being taken to the Capitol as Congress met to certify electoral votes, demanding to join his supporters, she said, despite having been told some were armed with weapons.
DOJ snaps back at Bannon asking to delay criminal contempt trial over January 6 hearings' publicity, says that he has 'barely been mentioned'
"The Defendant's motion gives the false impression ... that all of the Committee's hearings and media coverage is about him," DOJ lawyers said Friday.
Mitch McConnell says he'll kill the bipartisan China bill if Democrats revive their agenda with Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema
Democrats have been trying to woo Sen. Joe Manchin back to the table for months while also seeking to pass a major bipartisan piece of Biden's agenda.
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Gov. John Carney questioned how McGuiness could stay in office – but he did not directly call for her resignation or removal from office.
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Judges would be required to notify parents if their child seeks an abortion through the judicial system in most cases if the injunction is overturned.
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Wisconsin's Supreme Court decided conservationists haves no legal standing to challenge a land swap between the DNR and Kohler Co.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
Several new laws go into effect in Kansas on July 1, 2022. Sports betting and the food sales tax cut are technically law now, but aren't in effect.
Today’s Supreme Court decision restricting the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to fight climate change has left the regulatory state hanging by a thread. Chief Justice John Roberts’ ruled that despite the authority lawmakers gave the EPA to limit harmful chemicals in the air, the design of its regulations on power plants emissions would have a sweeping impact on the economy and the country, raising the decision to the level of a “major question” that only elected officials can answer.
The rule was initially implemented to help travelers navigate delays in passport processing due to the pandemic.
Liz Cheney says 'men are running the world and it is really not going that well' in Reagan Library speech
Cheney also slammed men "many years older" than 25-year-old Cassidy Hutchinson for "hiding" from the committe investigating the Jan. 6 riot.
Democrats are frustrated with Biden's refusal to question the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and worry about his 2024 prospects
While Democrats are secretly searching in the background for a 2024 candidate that isn't Biden, the administration is still set on the president being the only one to defeat Trump.
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Ron DeSantis vows to appeal abortion ban ruling to state supreme court: will 'withstand all legal challenges'
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will appeal a court ruling blocking an abortion ban that is set to go into effect on Friday at midnight.
Justice Elena Kagan says Supreme Court 'does not have a clue about how to address climate change' as it limits EPA's authority on greenhouse gases
The Supreme Court on Thursday handed down a major ruling that narrowed the EPA's power to combat climate change.
Rep. Liz Cheney says she looks forward to the day she can disagree with Democrats: 'That will mean our politics have righted themselves'
In a speech on Wednesday at the Reagan Library, Rep. Liz Cheney took an opportunity to warn Republicans, calling Donald Trump a "domestic threat."
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Boris Johnson’s war of words with Vladimir Putin reached new heights as the Russian president said that he would be a “disgusting sight” with his top off.
A new petition has more than 700,000 signatures.
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A woman will be filing a complaint against Idaho State Police, the group’s co-founder says.
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Indiana now has a state fossil after the 2022 legislative session. It already had a state bird, flower, tree and more.
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Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., led several House Republicans in demanding answers from the Biden administration about a grant program they say will "promote atheism worldwide."
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Restrictions are written into Indiana's new handgun law, and Monroe County officials have added buildings where guns aren't allowed.