House strikes deal on funding bill

A man passes by the US Capitol as a government shutdown looms in Washington, September 30, 2021. Leah Mehlis | Reuters The House of Representatives reached agreement Thursday on a short-term government funding bill that would prevent a shutdown before Friday’s deadline. The measure will fund the government at current levels through February 18, Rosa … Read more

Supreme Court conservatives look poised to gut Roe v. Wade abortion rights

Pro-abortion rights activists protest in front of the Supreme Court building, prior to arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case, Dobbs v. Jackson, and Women’s Health, in Washington, United States, December 1, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters A conservative majority in the Supreme Court appeared ready, Wednesday, to side with Mississippi in its bid to … Read more

Supreme Court to hear arguments in abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade

A man holds a sign supporting Roe v. Wade in front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on November 30, 2021. Roberto Schmidt | AFP | Getty Images The Supreme Court is about to hear arguments in the most important abortion case in decades, casting doubt on the future of Roe v. … Read more

Trump aide Mark Meadows agrees to initial deposition in Jan. 6 Capitol riot probe

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2020. Drago | Reuters Mark Meadows, Trump’s former White House chief of staff, has agreed to cooperate at least limitedly with the House select committee to investigate the … Read more

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo indefinitely over role in advising governor brother Andrew during crisis

Chris Cuomo in May 2018 in New York City. Mike Coppola | Getty Images CNN said on Tuesday it had suspended host Chris Cuomo indefinitely after documents revealed that his work in damage control during his brother’s sexual harassment scandal, then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was more complex than previously known. CNN previously said they … Read more

Elizabeth Warren ally Richard Cordray under discussion for Fed bank supervisor

The Democratic chair of the Senate Banking Committee said Tuesday that he is speaking with the White House about the nomination of Richard Cordray, who was the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to be the Federal Reserve’s top banking regulator. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told CNBC that he has spoken to the … Read more

QAnon shaman Jacob Chansley appeals conviction in Trump Capitol riot case

Jacob Chansley, holding a sign referring to Qanoun, speaks as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather to protest the early results of the 2020 presidential election, in front of the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC), in Phoenix, Arizona, November 5, 2020. Cheney Orr | Reuters Jacob Chansley, identified as QAnon shaman, on … Read more

Judges grill Trump lawyers over privilege claims

Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather at the western entrance to the State Capitol during a “Stop the Robbery” protest outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters A panel of seemingly skeptical federal judges questioned former President Donald Trump’s attorney on Tuesday about his attempt to block … Read more

Powell says Fed will discuss speeding up bond-buying taper at December meeting

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated on Tuesday that the central bank may step up removal efforts to boost the economy. Appearing before a Senate committee, the Fed chief said he believes reducing the pace of monthly bond purchases could move faster than the $15 billion monthly schedule announced earlier this month. Powell said he … Read more

Watch Yellen and Powell testify live before Senate Covid panel

[The stream is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testified Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee on needed updates on the impact of Covid-19 on the economy and related … Read more