Gas price is seen at a Mobil gas station in Vernon Hills, Ill., Friday, June 11, 2021. The rising cost of gasoline is being felt across the U.S., as the national average price has gone up from $2 per gallon last year to $3 per gallon as of June 9, according to data from the American Automobile Association. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Gas prices have whizzed past $3 per gallon in much of the nation. The cost of used cars and new furniture, airline tickets, department store blouses, ground beef and a Chipotle burrito are on the rise, too.
Analysis: Trump was wrong about the law, Obamacare politics and his judges
Analysis: The former president promised that his Supreme Court picks would overturn the Affordable Care Act. He met the court's ruling with the deafening silence of defeat.
Inflation concerns spark new political fights
Biden administration officials are insisting that the recent inflation spike will be temporary, but political challenges are already emerging from the historically high price levels that have yet t…
Democrats face divide crafting multitrillion-dollar bill without GOP
From price tag to policy, the party faces a series of internal splits about how to write a budget resolution that can bypass the Senate filibuster.
As Gaetz investigation ramps up, feds mount sweeping probe into Central Florida political scene: Sources
The federal probe into sex trafficking allegations involving GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has engulfed the tight-knit Central Florida political scene, sources tell ABC News.
Pence heckled at conservative event with shouts of 'traitor'
Pence also declared at the event, “Black lives are not endangered by police. Black lives are saved by police.”
Confusion in Kabul as U.S. cancels NATO flag-lowering ceremony
The U.S. military planned to hold a flag-lowering ceremony on Friday with NATO in Kabul. The event was cancelled amid questions over what it signified.
White House freezes Ukraine military aid package: report
The White House has placed a temporary hold on a military aid package for Ukraine that included an arsenal of lethal weapons, according to a report Friday.
Georgia officials seek to remove 102,000 voters from rolls
Georgia's secretary of state is making public a list of nearly 102,000 voters who will be removed from the rolls unless they act to preserve their registration. Republican Brad Raffensperger announced the list Friday, part of an every-other-year bid to remove voters who may have died or moved...
Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle
Centrists have gained leverage in the Senate battle over an infrastructure package after 11 more senators backed a $974 billion infrastructure framework.Twenty-one senators in all are supporting th…
Sidney Powell summoned to Detroit for sanctions hearing
Sidney Powell and other attorneys who defended former President Trump’s false claims about the 2020 presidential election have been summoned for a sanctions hearing in a Michigan federal court…
New videos show police getting punched during US Capitol riot | CNN Politics
Newly released footage from January 6 shows a supporter of former President Donald Trump taunting, stalking and punching law enforcement outside the US Capitol -- the latest release of up-close video of rioters who have been charged with assaulting police.
Border agents arrest more MS-13 gang members, sex offenders trying to illegally enter US
Border Patrol agents recently apprehended a number of convicted sex offenders and Mara-Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang members, as criminals continue to try to enter the U.S. in the ongoing migrant surge across the southern border.
Beto O'Rourke, Jaime Harrison encourage Manchin voting rights compromise
“Many of us thought he was a ‘no,’ not only a ‘no,’ but a ‘hell, no,’ but it seems like he has softened his stance," Harrison said.
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell storms away from interview with Daily Show correspondent
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell walked off during an interview with a Daily Show correspondent after he was confronted about his claims that former President Donald Trump would be reinstated later this year.
Biden taps ex-New Mexico lawmaker for USDA post
President Biden on Friday announced he plans to nominate former Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) for a role in the Department of Agriculture (USDA) after she lost her ree…
Georgia observer says Fulton County election was sloppy but no fraud found
A Georgia election observer detailed the Fulton County 2020 election as a sloppily handled voting process.
Kim Jong Un vows to be ready for confrontation with Biden
Kim told his country "especially to get fully prepared for confrontation," state media reported.
Biden’s economic dreams get boost from corporate spending spree
In the first three months of the year, investment was up nearly a quarter from the same period in 2019, when the economy was humming along in the year before the coronavirus struck.
Biden wants millions of electric vehicles on the roads. Can the power grid handle it?
“We have to recognize that the (electric) infrastructure in parts of this country has fallen behind that in many other parts of the world,” said one energy expert.
Fierce Capitol attacks on police in newly released videos
Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole
Watch Live: Women Political Leaders Summit
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Biden has big fears about voting restrictions and finds few tools to deal with it
Gridlock awaits in Congress. So the White House is looking to use the bully pulpit to move the public, pressure businesses and put a spotlight on state laws.
Bad strategy? How the Republican attack on voting rights could backfire
Republicans are pushing hundreds of bills to limit voting access. Some measures may get in the way of their own voters Boxes from Milwaukee’s voting wards on election night as absentee ballots are counted. Voting experts now say the restrictions being approved in Republican-led states may not...
Biden objects to raising gas tax to pay for infrastructure
The White House made clear Friday that President Joe Biden was opposed to letting the federal gasoline tax rise at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package that a bipartisan group of 21 senators is trying to craft. The gas tax increase was part of an early package that...
Biden White House says report US held back Ukraine aid is 'nonsense'
The White House denied reports President Joe Biden's administration froze military aid to Ukraine following the announcement of a summit this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Shell company hijack: Men used SEC filings, fake press releases for stock pump-and-dump scam, feds say
Three men have been indicted in a pump-and-dump stock scam targeting four dormant shell companies that trade on the over-the-counter market.
Court sets Smartmatic dismissal date on Giuliani, Bartiromo, others
A date has been set for oral arguments over the dismissal motions of Fox News, Rudy Giuliani, Maria Bartiromo, Sidney Powell, Lou Dobbs and Jeanine Pirro in the $2.7-billion Smartmatic de…
Bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general urge Congress to support Rep. Ken Buck’s antitrust bill
A bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general sent a letter to congressional antitrust leaders urging them to support Rep. Ken Buck’s, R-Colo., antitrust bill.
GOP needs new health care target; 'Obamacare' survives again
The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” is another sign that the GOP must look beyond repealing that law if it wants to hone the nation’s health care problems into a winning political issue
'Bull----': Frustrations boil after U.S., Canada extend border closure for at least another month
The countries have renewed a month-to-month agreement to keep the restrictions in place — and the next one expires June 21.
Texas clears out state prison to make room for criminal illegal immigrants
Texas is transferring inmates from a corrections facility in South Texas so it can handle criminal illegal immigrants, as the state’s governor moves to arrest those in the country illegally who have committed a state or federal crime as part of the state's response to the crisis at the southern...
Trump's new chief spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, has been a serial promoter of election lies | CNN Politics
Former President Donald Trump's new chief spokeswoman has been a serial promoter of lies about the 2020 election.
Illinois governor signs law expanding curbside voting, permanent vote by mail
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a law on Thursday expanding curbside voting and establishing permanent vote by mail. Senate Bill 825 lays out procedures for election authorities to establish curbs…
Trump-aligned 2022 candidates embrace the Arizona audit crusade
Republicans eager to please former President Donald Trump and his supporters journeyed to Maricopa County to observe the Arizona Senate's controversial audit of the November election.
United States withdrawing some troops, aircraft and antimissile batteries from Middle East
The Biden administration is pulling out hundreds of troops, aircraft and anti-missile batteries from the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal exclusively reported on Friday.Why it matters: The decision reflects the administration's intent to reduce its footprint in the Middle East and instead...
Trump endorses Murkowski challenger
Former President Trump formally endorsed the top primary challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in a Friday statement, making good on his promise to go after the Alaska Republican over her re…
Biden admin sending 'F--- you' message with string of family-related hires: Obama ethics chief
Walter Shaub, Obama’s director of the Office of Government Ethics, tore into the Biden administration’s hiring process in a Twitter thread citing an article about the family of top administration officials getting jobs in the federal government.
Conservative Christians jeer ‘traitor’ Pence for refusing to overturn election
Former vice-president heckled at conference in FloridaPence makes only passing reference to deadly Capitol attack Mike Pence told the gathering: ‘Thank you for the privilege of serving as your vice-president with Donald Trump. It was the greatest honor of my life.’ Photograph: Stephen M...
Florida Democrat: Kraken lawyer's group illegally operating
Florida's Democratic agriculture commissioner, whose office polices charities, alleged Friday that a group run by one of former President Donald Trump's most prominent election conspiracy adherents is illegally seeking donations in the state. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said her office...
Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting California Gov. Gavin Newsom
A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting Gov. Gavin Newsom in Oakland, California, according to authorities.
Lake Mead’s decline points to scary water future in West
The Hoover Dam is seeing record-low water levels, a significant and scary development with major implications for water and climate in the entire American Southwest.Amid drought conditions, Lake Me…
Harris signals a potential breakthrough in US-Mexico cooperation
New efforts can help rebuild the trust between the U.S. and Mexico that was badly undermined in recent years.
Biden taps nominees for top Justice Department and HHS posts
The president announced picks for positions at the Justice, Health and Human Services, Interior and Agriculture departments.
The GOP's hopes on striking an infrastructure deal with Biden: torching his proposed tax hikes
Not all Senate Democrats are up for Joe Biden's planned social programs or the methods to finance them, and Republicans hope to split the difference.
The Couple Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters Plead Guilty To Misdemeanors
The wealthy duo's defense lawyer told NPR they "understand that what they did is a violation of Missouri law" but if faced with a similar situation, Mark McCloskey would do it again.
To some, she's a patriot. To others, a domestic terrorist. How the memory of a woman killed in the Capitol riot got so politicized | CNN Politics
Months after Ashli Babbitt was shot dead during the Capitol Hill riot, her memory has become as polarizing and as politicized as the day itself.
Democrats scramble to unify before election bill brawl
Democrats are racing against the clock as they try to strike an internal deal on a sweeping election overhaul that can unify their 50 members.The Senate will vote Tuesday on the For the People Act,…
WV AG Morrisey sounds alarm on fentanyl overdose surge, points to Biden border policies
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey believes President Biden's decision to reverse the Trump administration's "remain in Mexico" policy has led to a spike in fentanyl trafficking and overdoses within the U.S.
These Republicans Celebrated Capitol Police. Then They Voted Against Them.
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Apathy greets Iran presidential vote dominated by hard-liner
As night fell, turnout appeared far lower than in Iran’s last presidential election in 2017.
Why GOP-Led States Are Banning the Police From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws
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The Republican Party's mission: whitewash the Trump presidency | CNN Politics
The Republican Party has turned to another page in the authoritarian playbook as it whitewashes the history of Donald Trump's presidency.
Biden doubts bishops will try to prevent officials backing abortion rights policies from receiving communion
President Biden on Friday reacted to efforts of U.S. Catholic bishops to prevent him and other politicians who support abortion policies from receiving Communion at Mass, calling it a "private matter," and telling reporters he does not think "that's going to happen."
Donald Trump endorses Kelly Tshibaka for Senate in race against Lisa Murkowski | CNN Politics
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Alaska GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka on Friday, pledging to campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict him of inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.
President Obama on the keys to democracy's survival, healing racial divide
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Dozens of Portland police officers resign from team that responds to protests after member is indicted | CNN
About 50 officers assigned to the Portland police department's crowd control team resigned one day after one of the team's officers was indicted for allegedly using his department-issued baton to assault a protester last summer.
Biden admin restarts controversial "lateral flights" for migrants
Advocates say migrants on the flights often think they're being allowed to stay in the U.S., only to be expelled into an unfamiliar part of Mexico.
Remains of 3 sailors killed during attack on Pearl Harbor identified
All three sailors were assigned to the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked and capsized, resulting in 429 deaths.
His cybersecurity firm is working on the Arizona 'audit'. But people who know him have questions | CNN Politics
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Border Patrol finding slew of U-Haul trucks packed with migrants in deadly conditions as numbers surge
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Tropical Storm Claudette forms, threatens to bring dangerous flooding to Gulf Coast
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Dow falls more than 500 points, capping worst week since October
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US Catholic bishops OK steps toward possible rebuke of Biden
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Pence faces hecklers shouting 'traitor' at religious conservative conference | CNN Politics
Former vice president Mike Pence on Friday was heckled at a conference for religious conservatives, ahead of a speech that took aim at his successor.
It's so hot in the West this week, it is reaching 100 degrees by 8 a.m. | CNN
The West is in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave this week, as all-time records were shattered and daily records broken in over a dozen states.
State Dept clears Trump official of allegations of inappropriate comments on race
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White House reiterates opposition to raising gas tax amid infrastructure debate
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Portland riots: Police crowd-control team resigns after officer indicted
The officer in the Portland crowd-control team faces an assault charge after last year's race riots.
Biden dismisses Catholic bishops potentially banning him from communion
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Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states
Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday
Newest Boeing 737 Max takes first test flight
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This House Democrat is trying to end food insecurity in the United States | CNN Politics
On Capitol Hill at the height of the pandemic, Rep. Jim McGovern could always be spotted wearing a black mask with the words "end hunger now!" in thick, white block letters.
Alex Harvill: US daredevil dies during world record attempt
Alex Harvill died trying to break the record for the longest motorcycle ramp jump in Washington.
Woman receives hundreds of Amazon packages that she didn't order
The boxes delivered to Jillian Cannan's home by the truckload contained silicone support frames for face masks.
AP-NORC poll: Many Americans resuming pre-virus activities
Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were hastily lifted
Biden says the US will not enter lockdown despite COVID Delta variant threat
President Biden on Friday said the United States will not enter another "lockdown," despite the "serious and deadly threat" of the Delta variant of COVID-19, while touting the 300 million COVID-19 shots administered to Americans in less than 150 days.
UK Covid infections rise as Delta variant dominates
There is some regional variation in infection rates and some good news on vaccine efficacy.
EU Opens The Door To American Travelers. But Be Sure To Read The Fine Print
The European Union has recommended that Americans be allowed to travel freely throughout the bloc. But each member country sets its own rules for entry.
Biden pushes more Americans to get vaccinated after passing 300 million dose benchmark | CNN Politics
President Joe Biden on Friday marked the United States administering 300 million Covid-19 shots in 150 days, urging unvaccinated Americans to roll up their sleeves to protect themselves against emerging variants of the virus.
Biden issues a Covid warning to less vaccinated communities
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Biden warns of ‘potentially deadlier’ delta variant, urges public to get vaccine
President Biden on Friday pleaded with Americans who have not yet gotten vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so as soon as possible, citing the danger posed by the new delta variant.“Even while we…
CDC director warns delta variant could soon become dominant coronavirus strain in US
CDC director Rochelle Walensky warned Friday that the delta variant of the novel coronavirus could soon become the dominant strain in the United States.
Coronavirus: Setback for EU in legal fight with AstraZeneca
But the drug-maker faces hefty fines if it fails to supply doses of Covid-19 vaccine over the summer.
Latinas exited workforce at highest rate during pandemic: Report
Latinas left the workforce at higher rates than any other demographic in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.