The spread of the delta COVID-19 variant prompted the decision from the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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- Rolling Stone
The lackluster attendance may be connected to conspiracy theories that the event was a "false flag" or "honeypot" for federal agents to entrap and arrest attendees
- Business Insider
Justice Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court 'may have become the most dangerous' branch of the government
Justice Thomas, who is famously silent, said publicly that judges have begun overstepping their roles and "are asking for trouble."
The Ohio Republican's attack on Democrats got flipped back on him.
- Chicago Tribune
Chicago gas station owners say city inspectors shutting them down for minor violations and ‘racist reasons’
Multiple gas station and convenience store owners across Chicago are calling on the City Council to investigate what they allege are mass shutdowns of their businesses as part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s strategy to reduce violence. At a news conference earlier this week, about 15 owners gathered at the shuttered Falcon Fuel station in the Wrightwood neighborhood on the South Side. They alleged ...
People on Twitter think they spotted side-eye, and sent the term "even Bannon" trending.
Twitter users issued a collective "no" in response to a post from Donald Trump's son.
- Washington Examiner
Members of the media and law enforcement vastly outnumbered a few hundred rallygoers at a much-hyped event outside the Capitol on Saturday to support those who were arrested on suspicion of participating in nonviolent crimes that were connected to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
- Kansas City Star
“The question is what am I doing to get people out of jail from the Jan. 6. So what we did is we took a deep, deep dive,” the junior senator said.
- Associated Press
The first Black police chief in Waterloo, Iowa, is facing intense opposition from some current and former officers as he works with city leaders to reform the department, including the removal of its longtime insignia that resembles a Ku Klux Klan dragon. Joel Fitzgerald says his 16-month tenure in Waterloo, a city of 67,000 with a history of racial divisions, is a “case study” for what Black police chiefs face as they seek to build community trust and hold officers to higher standards. In an interview with The Associated Press, he said the attacks were driven by misinformation and racism toward him and his boss, the city's first Black mayor.
- LA Times
What's next for rural California, which heartily supported recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom?
- The Daily Beast
Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS/GettyRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reportedly bankrolled his mistress’s travel abroad with him on official diplomatic trips to almost two dozen countries around the world, according to a new bombshell report from Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s team. The report, entitled “Yachts, bribes and a mistress. What Minister Lavrov is hiding,” details a plethora of luxury digs and yachts enjoyed by the couple, including a yacht owned by the notoriou
The Florida Republican's response to the pandemic is hammered in author Don Winslow's latest video, which has topped 1 million views.
- Washington Examiner
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is running to be the next governor of the commonwealth, has suggested a variety of policy changes, which could cost the average Virginia family about $5,400 each, according to a new report.
- Associated Press
A lawyer and former lawmaker in West Virginia has filed notice that he again intends to sue Gov. Jim Justice over his residency. Isaac Sponaugle sent Justice a 30-day intent to sue notice Thursday for the governor's alleged failure to comply with a March 1 settlement agreement to reside at the seat of government in Charleston, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. “Jim Justice needs to decide what he wants to do with his time,” Sponaugle said.
The Trump administration's controversial relocation of the Bureau of Land Management headquarters resulted in hundreds of staff departures.
- Associated Press
It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, including seven children, not terrorists. A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration voted to not recommend COVID-19 booster shots for all Americans over age 16, dashing an administration hope.
Democratic candidates trying to take Senate seats support changing the filibuster in some way.
- National Review
Congressional Progressive Caucus Prepares to Block Infrastructure Bill if Reconciliation Budget Fails
House Speaker Pelosi has signaled that she won't proceed with the main bipartisan bill unless the reconciliation bill follows it.
If justices want to improve the public’s perception of the Supreme Court, they should seize the opportunity to open it up.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation aimed at combating the state's housing crisis by expanding housing production and aiming to streamline housing approvals. Newsom's office said on Thursday California will put $1.75 billion into what his administration is calling a new California Housing Accelerator, which he claimed will accelerate building 6,500 affordable multi-family units that were stalled for lack of tax-exempt bonds and low-income housing tax credits. "Governor Newsom's California Comeback Plan will lead to over 84,000 new housing units and exits from homelessness, including today’s announcement of $1.75 billion in affordable housing funding for the new California Housing Accelerator", his office said in a statement.