Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced a one-time pardon effort for Pennsylvanians with certain minor, non-violent marijuana convictions.
- LA Times
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws Sunday that will make it harder to sell stolen catalytic converters.
- NY Daily News
Brooklyn man identified as Capitol rioter who reportedly received phone call from White House on Jan. 6
NEW YORK — A Brooklyn man who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 has been identified as the recipient of a mysterious nine-second phone call from the White House placed during the riot. Anton Lunyk, 26, of Midwood, Brooklyn, admitted joining the attack with two buddies and is the owner of the phone to which someone at the White House briefly called during the riot, CNN reported Monday. The mystery ...
- USA TODAY
Denver Riggleman, a former adviser to the Jan. 6 committee told "60 Minutes" the White House switchboard called a rioter during breach.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Actions speak louder than words. That's certainly true for the select committee, which, despite its biases, has raised new info and questions.
After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a university volleyball arena, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new court documents show.
- The Recount
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ): "But despite our apparent differences, Senator McConnell and I have forged a friendship."
While speaking at an event held by the McConnell Center, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, spoke about her unlikely friendship with Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky. Although Senator Cinema is a registered Democrat, she is one of the few Democrats who is not always aligned with the Democratic party. One that is rooted in our commonalities, including are pragmatic approach to legislating, our respect for the Senate as an institution, our love for our home states, and a dogged determination on behalf of our constituents.
U.S. households that qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits were given a financial boost during the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of an emergency allotment that provides $95 or...
- Raleigh News and Observer
Democrats and legal experts say an NC lawsuit at SCOTUS could end democracy as we know it. Republicans call their concerns “overblown lamentations.”
- Car and Driver
The state will require strict records of any transactions involving the valuable car parts; it's one way to approach skyrocketing theft rates.
- USA TODAY
Ahead of the next Jan. 6 committee hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney said the Secret Service turned over around 800,000 pages of communication materials.
Amid progressive calls to abolish the filibuster, the Arizona Democrat said she's in favor of restoring it to processes where it's already been removed.
Government Shutdown: What’s Behind Current Congressional Stalemate, and How Food Stamps, Social Security and More Could Suffer
In what seems to be an annual tradition in the United States, the federal government is once again threatened with a shutdown amid delays in passing a short-term funding bill -- less than a year after...
The GOP leader is pushing his members to block the West Virginia senator's energy permitting bill, the latest loop in their roller-coaster relationship.
- Associated Press
President Joe Biden announced a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy, as the White House continues to search for ways to lower costs for Americans amid persistently high inflation. The White House says the proposed rule from the Transportation Department will prevent airlines from hiding the “true cost” of airline tickets, which would help consumers save money up front and encourage more competition among airlines to offer better fares. “You should know the full cost of your ticket right when you're comparison shopping,” Biden said Monday, citing fees charged by airlines to check luggage or to seat families together.
- ABC News
Congress has just three legislative days remaining to avert a fast-approaching government shutdown at the end of the week, and much of its ability to keep the government running will depend upon whether lawmakers can navigate an impasse over energy policy. In the few days that remain, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will try to lead the Senate in passage of a short-term funding bill that is expected to include Sen. Joe Manchin's energy permitting reform legislation. Schumer struck a deal with Manchin to include energy permitting reform, a top priority for the West Virginia moderate Democrat, on a must-pass piece of legislation before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30 in order to secure Manchin's crucial support for Democrats' keystone Inflation Reduction Act.
Snowden, 39, fled the United States and was given asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the NSA, where he worked. U.S. authorities have for years wanted him returned to the United States to face a criminal trial on espionage charges.
- The Hill
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) admitted Monday that he was caught by surprise when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Senate Republicans decided to oppose his permitting reform bill, which means it will likely fail on the Senate floor this week. Manchin said he expected Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an outspoken progressive, and…
- The Conversation
A seismic change has taken place at the Supreme Court – but it's not clear if the shift is about principle or party
The U.S. Supreme Court Building is shown in September 2022. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty ImagesIn the summer of 2022, the U.S. witnessed a dramatic change in how the majority of Supreme Court justices understand the Constitution. At the end of a single term, the court rejected the long-standing constitutional right to abortion, expanded gun rights and ruled that religion can have a bigger role in public institutions. These outcomes reflect a seismic shift in U.S. law and poli
Mitch McConnell calls Kyrsten Sinema the 'most effective first-term senator' he's seen and praises her defense of the filibuster
McConnell also praised Sinema for her opposition to ending the filibuster in introductory remarks before her speech at the McConnell Center.
- The Wrap
"Good example for journalism students (and others!) to see how political journalists are failing you," Soledad O'Brien tweeted