Gov. Steve Sisolak addressed Nevadans and the local media on Thursday to detail the state's plan to address the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases and the high demand for testing. Jeremy Chen reports.
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- The Daily Beast
Andrew Burton/GettyThe widening controversy over an NPR story on masks in the Supreme Court turned inward as a legendary reporter there blasted the broadcaster’s public editor for critiquing her work.The public editor, Kelly McBride, who operates independently of the newsroom but takes a paycheck from the publication, called for a “clarification, but not a correction” to an article about the Supreme Court written by one of the newsroom’s “founding mothers,” legal affairs correspondent Nina Toten
- The Hill
States with more relaxed gun laws have higher rates of firearm-related homicides and suicides, according to a new study from the nonprofit advocacy organization Everytown for Gun Safety. California, Hawaii, New York and Massachusetts were all among the eight states with the tightest gun laws and the lowest rate of gun-related deaths. California came in the number one spot for restrictive gun laws, and Hawaii and Massachusetts reported the lowest...
- Idaho Statesman
McGeachin got really good advice from the Attorney General’s Office on June 7. She chose to ignore it. Now, she should live with the consequences. │ Opinion
- National Review
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that the agency is working to "pivot the language" around who qualifies as fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
- Tallahassee Democrat
The Florida Senate is advancing redistricting plans for the Senate and Congress, but not the one that would have cut Black-majority districts to two.
- Idaho Statesman
In a campaign newsletter, the White Bird Republican denied the records exist and said the lawsuit is politically motivated.
A federal judge in Texas blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal workers on Friday, citing the outcome of last week's Supreme Court ruling that nullified the administration's vaccine-or-test requirement for large employers.Why it matters: It's a blow to President Biden's efforts to increase the U.S.' vaccination rates, though much of the federal workforce has already been vaccinated against the virus.Get market news worthy of your time with Axi
One of Texas’ largest power providers asked state regulators to force the Dallas-based pipeline company Energy Transfer to continue natural gas service to its power plants.Luminant Corp. says that Energy Transfer has threatened to stop providing natural gas to its plants as soon as Monday because of $21.6 million in fees related to last February's winter storm, according to a report from WFAA.Why it matters: Luminant power plants provide energy to 400,000 Texas homes, businesses, schools and hos
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed last year is President Joe Biden’s biggest bipartisan achievement. The $1 trillion deal […] The post Joy Reid challenges Buttigieg on Biden’s ‘white guy employment’ infrastructure bill appeared first on TheGrio.
- The Hill
A federal judge on Thursday rejected an effort by a spokesman for former President Trump to force the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot to return a trove of his personal financial records that the panel had obtained by subpoena.Taylor Budowich sued the select committee in December, challenging its authority to issue the subpoena for his bank records and asking for an order to claw back the documents after his...
The Senate minority leader's office says he was referring to turnout rates, but that didn't quell the Democratic backlash: "Being American is not synonymous with looking or thinking like you," one said
- WMUR - Manchester
A group of Republican lawmakers in Concord want the Granite State to secede from the union.
- Belleville News-Democrat
A shakeup last month caused many of the district’s volunteer firefighters to quit.
FBI agents searched near the Texas home of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar on Wednesday as they conducted what an agency spokeswoman called “court-authorized law enforcement activity.”
- The Conversation
Overruling Roe may not be conservatives' best strategy – Brown v. Board of Education shows how Supreme Court can uphold precedent while gutting its meaning
Overturn Roe? They might not have to. Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty ImagesTens of thousands of anti-abortion protesters are expected to descend on Washington on Jan. 21, 2022, for the March for Life rally – as they have done annually since 1974 to protest the Roe v. Wade ruling of the previous year. Whether they have reason to march against abortion in 12 months’ time is uncertain, though. It will likely depend on how the Supreme Court decides the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizatio
The decision to send 16 Montgomery Co. public schools back to virtual instruction in the face of rising COVID numbers drew a sharp rebuke from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan today.
- The Hill
Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), who has kept a low profile for much of his first year in office, spoke up Wednesday evening on the Senate floor to challenge Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) over what he characterized as her evolving position on voting rights legislation. Ossoff, the youngest member of the Senate, made the bold move of tangling with Collins by suggesting she had flip-flopped on her support for the Voting Rights Act, an implication that...
- Associated Press
Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro saw her prospects of a successful administration take a hit on Friday even before she has been sworn in: A battle for leadership of the newly elected Congress devolved into shouting and shoving among her own allies. The dispute threatens to split her own Liberty and Refoundation Party, as well as its alliance with the party of Vice President Salvador Nasralla — and raised suspicions that the outgoing government is trying to scuttle her administration before it can start. Castro had promised to give leadership of the new Congress to an allied party she will depend upon to pass legislation after she takes office on Thursday.
- The Commercial Appeal
Sen. Katrina Robinson had asked for a delay until her attorney could be present, given sentencing is pending in her federal criminal case.
- Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants that licensed growers can cultivate as the state prepares for recreational sales to start this spring