Category: Politics

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Racing the Clock, Democrats Grasp for a Deal on Biden’s Agenda

Racing the Clock, Democrats Grasp for a Deal on Biden’s Agenda

“I just don’t want to see us make the mistake of not having the legislative text,” she added. “Let’s do them both together. Let’s get it right. Let [...]
Republicans Assail Garland Over Justice Department Schools Memo

Republicans Assail Garland Over Justice Department Schools Memo

Republicans berated Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on Wednesday over the Justice Department’s initiative to address threats of violence and ha [...]
Fight Over Toni Morrison Novel Inflames Virginia Governor’s Race

Fight Over Toni Morrison Novel Inflames Virginia Governor’s Race

This year, Mr. Youngkin is centering his closing messaging on what he calls “parents’ rights” — an all-encompassing rubric for conservative causes [...]
Democrats Rush to Rewrite U.S. Tax Code in Days

Democrats Rush to Rewrite U.S. Tax Code in Days

WASHINGTON — As they hunt for revenue to pay for their sprawling spending bill and try to unite a fractured caucus, Democrats are attempting to rew [...]
State Department Eases Restrictions for Diplomats Abroad

State Department Eases Restrictions for Diplomats Abroad

WASHINGTON — It was known at the State Department as the Benghazi hangover: strict security protocols to protect U.S. officials abroad from terrori [...]
Briefs Draw Battle Lines as Texas Abortion Law Nears Supreme Court

Briefs Draw Battle Lines as Texas Abortion Law Nears Supreme Court

“Where, as here, a state enacts a blatantly unconstitutional statute, assigns enforcement authority to everyone in the world and weaponizes the sta [...]
Paid Family Leave Plan Is Likely to Be Cut From Budget Bill

Paid Family Leave Plan Is Likely to Be Cut From Budget Bill

Democrats are likely to abandon their plans to create a new federal paid family and medical leave program as part of their sprawling domestic polic [...]
Congress’s Build Back Better Act won’t save the housing market

Congress’s Build Back Better Act won’t save the housing market

More than 580,000 Americans are homeless. The median sales price for a home has just surpassed $400,000. Homeownership is on the decline. This, [...]
Biden Bars Immigration Enforcement in ‘Protected Areas’

Biden Bars Immigration Enforcement in ‘Protected Areas’

LOS ANGELES — The Biden administration on Wednesday designated the nation’s schools and hospitals, as well as a wide array of other locations, off [...]
Fishing rights row: French threats disappointing, says Frost

Fishing rights row: French threats disappointing, says Frost

The Brexit minister seeks "urgent clarification" after France says it will block ports to UK boats. www.bbc.co.uk [...]
Shut Out on Budget Bill, Republicans Take Shots From the Sidelines

Shut Out on Budget Bill, Republicans Take Shots From the Sidelines

WASHINGTON — The biggest legislative negotiation in years is taking place on Capitol Hill and at the White House, with key holdouts shuttling back [...]
Transgender Athletes Face Bans From Girls’ Sports in 10 U.S. States

Transgender Athletes Face Bans From Girls’ Sports in 10 U.S. States

The new law in Texas was enacted during a special legislative session called by Abbott, who is running for re-election next year and faces serious [...]
Impact of Brexit on economy 'worse than Covid'

Impact of Brexit on economy 'worse than Covid'

The boss of the UK's forecaster says Brexit will be worse for the economy than Covid. www.bbc.co.uk [...]
8 Black Women Who Are Mayors in Some of the U.S.’s Biggest Cities

8 Black Women Who Are Mayors in Some of the U.S.’s Biggest Cities

This breakthrough moment may be a fleeting one. In Atlanta, a city where nearly half of the population is Black, Ms. Bottoms announced earlier this [...]
The Supreme Court case that could gut America’s gun laws, explained

The Supreme Court case that could gut America’s gun laws, explained

For nearly all its history, the Supreme Court kept its distance from gun policy. Now it’s about to decide a case that could radically reduce the [...]
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