Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. walks off the Senate floor and pumps his fists as the Senate approves a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill... Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan on Tuesday, a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joining to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns in wake of harassment report
The Democrat says he will step aside after an inquiry found he sexually harassed multiple women.
Watchdog to review NSA following Tucker Carlson's spy claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency’s internal watchdog said Tuesday it would investigate allegations that the agency “improperly targeted the communications of a member of the U.S. news media” following Fox News host Tucker Carlson's claims that the NSA tried to shut down his show.
Trump asked his AG about legal strategy to overturn election, Rosen tells senators
The complaint was modeled on one urging the Supreme Court to declare that Electoral College votes from six key swing states lost by Trump “cannot be counted."
New York lt. gov. says she is ‘prepared to lead’ following Cuomo resignation
New York Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) said she is “prepared to lead” following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who stepped down on Tuesday after an explosive report from the state att…
Biden sends envoy in urgent effort to stop Taliban offensive in Afghanistan
President Joe Biden has sent an envoy in an urgent effort to stop the Taliban military offensive in Afghanistan.
Texas Supreme Court temporarily blocks judge's order that prevented arrest of quorum-busting Texas Democrats | CNN Politics
The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a state district judge's temporary restraining order that had prevented the arrest of Texas House Democrats, who left the state last month in an attempt to stop the passage of restrictive voting bills.
Senate passes massive bipartisan infrastructure package | CNN Politics
The Senate held a final vote on the bipartisan infrastructure plan, a key legislative priority of the Biden administration.
Senators Cruz and Cramer introduce bills to ban mask and vaccine mandates
The two Republican senators want to end rules requiring masks on federal property and public transportation.
Newsmax, OANN sued by maker of voting machines
The lawsuits add to Dominion’s previous legal efforts to punish media outlets and individuals who spread widely debunked election conspiracy theories.
Elizabeth Warren wants the $3.5 trillion budget plan to help the IRS target 'wealthy tax cheats'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said revitalizing the IRS budget would allow it to "go after wealthy tax cheats."
Biden: $1 trillion infrastructure bill ‘will transform America’
President Joe Biden called the $1 trillion infrastructure bill “historic” and said that it will “transform America.” The bill will make a huge investment in nation’s roads, public transit, water and broadband.
Prosecutor: Cuomo was 'arrogant and unapologetic' during resignation announcement
Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's resignation, NBC News legal contributor Cynthia Alksne analyzes the governor's decision, explaining that he resigned because he was "in a bind" and why it was an "arrogant and unapologetic" announcement.
Incoming New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is no Andrew Cuomo acolyte
When New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul takes over as governor in two weeks, it won't be the first time she's entered high office by replacing a man who behaved badly.
The 19 GOP senators who voted for the $1T infrastructure bill
Nineteen Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), voted with all Democrats on Tuesday to pass a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill.The bill still needs to pass the …
US security officials in Mexico for migration talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior members of President Joe Biden's administration met with counterparts in Mexico Tuesday for talks on addressing illegal migration to the U.S., according to the White House.
Senate includes over $1.9 billion for cybersecurity in infrastructure bill
The Senate included more than $1.9 billion in cybersecurity funds as part of the roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package approved Tuesday.The funds will go toward securing critical in…
Officials praise Cuomo accusers as New York governor announces resignation
The White House and officials from New York praised the women who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, leading to his resignation.
Meet Kathy Hochul, the woman who will make history as NY's 1st female governor
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will take over for Cuomo, becoming the first female governor in state history.
Bipartisan infrastructure bill: 19 GOP senators vote for $1T legislation
The Senate passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill Tuesday with 19 Republican votes, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Nursing home overhaul bill would boost staffing, oversight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to the ravages of COVID-19 in nursing homes, senior Democratic senators Tuesday introduced legislation to increase nurse staffing, improve infection control and bolster inspections.
Dominion Voting Systems hits conservative networks, Trump ally with $1.6 billion defamation suits
Dominion Voting Systems filed three $1.6 billion defamation lawsuits against two networks and a Trump ally that it says falsely accused it of rigging the 2020 election.
Rep. Lauren Boebert's Cuomo Zinger Fails Miserably Due To GOP Hypocrisy
The QAnon-backing lawmaker's attempt to own the libs backfired, with people pointing to problematic Republican politicians -- and Boebert's own husband.
U.S. Senate pivots to $3.5 trillion bill, key to Biden's agenda
The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a massive infrastructure bill and immediately kicked off debate on a $3.5 trillion spending blueprint for President Joe Biden's key priorities on climate change, universal preschool and affordable housing.
U.S. envoy to warn Taliban not to bet on Afghan takeover
The development comes amid a weekslong, relentless Taliban offensive as American and NATO forces finalize their pullout from war-torn Afghanistan.
White House wasn't given heads-up before Cuomo resignation
The White House welcomed the resignation of embattled New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo under the weight of sexual misconduct allegations.
US vows to isolate Taliban if they take power by force
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. peace envoy brought a warning to the Taliban on Tuesday that any government that comes to power through force in Afghanistan won’t be recognized internationally after a series of cities fell to the insurgent group in stunningly quick succession.
Biden hails Senate passage of bipartisan infrastructure bill
"For the Republicans who supported this bill, you showed a lot of courage," President Biden said at the White House.
As Senate Republicans Ignore Trump on Infrastructure, House GOP Falls in Line
Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesAs Congress moves closer to passing a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, GOP senators appear more than willing to ignore Donald Trump’s pleas to block the bill. House Republicans, however, are listening dutifully.Over the weekend, 18...
Here's what's next for the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill
The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill the Senate passed goes to the House, where it faces new hurdles, including progressive Democrats.
Wisconsin governor vetoes slew of GOP voter reforms
Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed several pieces of legislation aimed at reforming absentee voting laws passed by the state Legislature on Tuesday.
US warns Middle East allies not to give China a military base
President Joe Biden’s administration is attempting to block China’s efforts to establish a military base in the Middle East by warning regional powers that such a partnership with Beijing would jeopardize their security relationship with the United States.
Kathy Hochul's political views: How New York's next governor rose to power
Kathy Hochul's rise to New York's governorship comes after her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, was found to have sexually harassed 11 women.
For The 1st Time In Recorded History, Smoke From Wildfires Reaches The North Pole
Smoke from forest fires in Siberia also has stretched to Mongolia, Canada and Greenland. The fires are already an unusual occurrence for a region known as one of the coldest places on the planet.
9/11 families and top Democrats demand Biden finally release FBI records thought to reveal Saudi government's role in the attacks
9/11 families called Biden's records review "halfhearted" while Sen. Chris Murphy said Congress should still pass legislation to force disclosure.
Thousands evacuate fast-moving California wildfire; homes burn
A rapidly spreading wildfire burned homes and forced thousands to evacuate in two heavily wooded counties northeast of Sacramento in Northern California on Wednesday, generating a towering plume of smoke visible from at least 70 miles (110 km) away.
Cuomo accusers thank attorney general, one another after governor's resignation
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resisted calls to resign for months after sexual harassment allegations began publicly emerging against him from former aides and other state employees – then finally caved Tuesday.
Marjorie Taylor Greene gets longest Twitter suspension yet after falsely claiming COVID vaccines and masks don't work
It's the second time in less than a month that the Georgia Republican has been suspended for posting misinformation about COVID-19.
Liz Cheney's Trump vote prompts new Wyoming censure effort
Some local Republican Party officials in Wyoming have announced that they will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a party member because of her vote to impeach Donald Trump
Zeldin ties Hochul to Cuomo's 'disgraceful legacy' in potential '22 NY gubernatorial election preview
Rep. Lee Zeldin, the front-runner for the 2022 GOP gubernatorial nomination in New York, didn't waste time on Tuesday linking Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to embattled Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
High trust in doctors, nurses in US, AP-NORC poll finds
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans have high trust in doctors, nurses and pharmacists, a new poll finds. Researchers say that trust could become important in the push to increase COVID-19 vaccinations, as long as unvaccinated people have care providers they know and are open to hearing new...
Food stamps — now $7 a day — are set to get chopped
A 15% hike in nutritional aid ends next month. Experts say that will increase food insecurity for millions of Americans.
Eric Adams privately signals he's open to building relationship with Amazon, tech giants if he becomes NYC mayor
Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams' openness to fostering stronger ties with Amazon comes as the e-commerce giant looks to expand its footprint in New York.
Dominion lawyer says the voting technology company is 'still exploring' whether to sue Trump over election lies
Former President Donald Trump has falsely claimed Dominion software is responsible for his loss in the 2020 election.
McConnell among 19 Republicans to vote for infrastructure bill. Here are the Republicans who helped it over the finish line
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was one of the 19 Republicans to vote for the infrastructure bill, which now goes to the Democratic-led House.
Lawyer for House conservatives suing Pelosi had legal troubles
The attorney for three hardline Republicans challenging the chamber's mask mandate was previously suspended by two bar associations over insider trading.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admits to occasionally watching Fox coverage of her: 'It’s really fascinating'
Ocasio-Cortez has been a target of Fox News since early on in her political career, which she believes says more about them than it does her.
These are the people the select committee may call to testify about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack
Members of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack have said that anyone with relevant information, including former White House officials, Republicans in Congress and even Donald Trump himself, could be called to testify.
August 10, 2021 Andrew Cuomo news
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Texas Supreme Court allows for arrest of Democrats who don't show up to legislature
The Texas Supreme Court Tuesday voided a district judge's temporary restraining order that blocked the threat of arrest for Democratic lawmakers who fled the state last month.
Taliban seizes eighth Afghan provincial capital in five days
Taliban overruns cities of Farah and Pul-e-Khumri in fresh setbacks for Afghanistan’s government.
Judge asks why DOJ isn't seeking more money from US Capitol rioters | CNN Politics
During a plea hearing on Monday, the chief judge in DC's federal court questioned the Justice Department's approach to have US Capitol rioters pay the government small portions of the $1.5 million in damage done to the Capitol building by the mob, while the total cost of the riot to American...
"Long overdue": Biden praises Senate passage of bipartisan infrastructure package
President Joe Biden praised the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package Tuesday, calling it "long overdue, much-needed investments in basic, hard infrastructure."Why it matters: The legislation's passage is a major victory for the Biden administration and would deliver hundreds...
What does raising the debt ceiling mean? Showdown returns to Congress on paying US bills
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned the debt ceiling needs raised to 'protect the full faith and credit' of the US. Here's what that means.
The power of 10: Inside the ‘unlikely partnership’ that sealed an infrastructure win
The president did his part. But chemistry and trust among the senators was what made $550 billion of bipartisanship happen.
As Senate moves forward, it's now up to Democrats to sell massive reconciliation bill
First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
NSA IG reviewing allegations the agency 'improperly targeted' communications of US news media | CNN Politics
The National Security Agency's inspector general on Tuesday announced that it is reviewing "recent allegations that the NSA improperly targeted the communications of a member of the US news media."
White House reacts to Cuomo resignation, praises 'courageous women who came forward'
The White House on Tuesday reacted to the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid allegations of sexual harassment, praising the "courageous women who came forward."
Drawdown of US embassy in Kabul is under discussion, sources say, as Taliban makes rapid gains in Afghanistan
There are active discussions about a further drawdown of the US embassy in Kabul among State Department officials, according to two sources familiar with the discussions, as the Taliban continues to gain ground in Afghanistan.
Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed calls on civilians to join Tigray war
Abiy Ahmed has asked all "capable" Ethiopians to join the fight against resurgent Tigrayan rebels.
Three GOP senators who backed bipartisan framework oppose resulting infrastructure bill
Sens. Jerry Moran, Todd Young and Mike Rounds have announced they would not support the final infrastructure bill.
AMC to accept bitcoin as payment by end of 2021
Theater chain AMC said Tuesday it will accept bitcoin, along with Apple Pay and Google Pay, for payment by the end of 2021.AMC Chairman and CEO Adam Aron said on an earnings call Tuesday that the c…
Future Alzheimer's Treatments Aim To Do More Than Clear Plaques From The Brain
Alzheimer's researchers are trying new treatment approaches, including trying to boost the immune system, remove toxic tangles of protein and stimulate brain waves with light and sound.
Residents given hours to evacuate 'unsafe' Miami condo
Residents were given hours to evacuate an "unsafe" Miami condo building.
Amazon willing to pay $1,000 to customers injured by items on its website
Amazon will now offer up to $1,000 to customers who have been injured by products purchased from third-party sellers on its website.
Arizona audit contractor misses congressional deadline to provide information
The contractor that is conducting the Republican-led audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Ariz., has missed a deadline to provide a Congressional panel with information about the audit, T…
Cuomo resignation: New York's last three governors, all Democrats, left office amid scandal
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be replaced by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.
More than 200 arrested in latest Saudi anti-corruption purge
Kingdom’s National Anti-Corruption Commission announced the arrests late on Monday without naming the detainees.
Andrew Cuomo just did the least Andrew Cuomo thing in the most Andrew Cuomo way | CNN Politics
To any neutral observer, the writing was on the wall: Andrew Cuomo needed to resign. And yet, the political world seemed to recoil in shock when Cuomo announced just after noon Tuesday he was, in fact, resigning.
Rep. Ron Kind announces retirement in boon to GOP's House hopes
Kind, who has spent nearly 25 years in the House, faced a closer-than-expected race in his sprawling rural Wisconsin seat last fall.
House Judiciary GOP seeks to strike Biden ‘ghost guns’ rule
House Judiciary Committee Republicans are pressuring the Biden administration to abandon its plans to regulate so-called ghost guns.
This may be the Democrats' last chance to recover working-class Whites | CNN Politics
The blue-collar barricade looms as the most stubborn obstacle to President Joe Biden enlarging his base of support.
EXPLAINER: How cryptocurrency fits into infrastructure bill
What does Bitcoin have to do with roads and bridges
Nation’s largest self-driving electric shuttle network launches
GOLDEN, Colo. — The country’s biggest fleet of low-speed, self-driving electric shuttles hit the road on Tuesday in a major step forward for the electric vehicle sector.The unveiling here adds mome…
On Its Way To Mercury, This European Space Probe Just Swung By Venus
To reach the innermost planet in our solar system, this European space probe needs a little help from the gravity of Venus.
Anger as Nigerian diplomat manhandled in Indonesia
Nigeria says there was "no justification" for an official's mistreatment by immigration officers.
Missouri judge says Medicaid expansion must be allowed
A Missouri judge says Gov. Mike Parson can no longer deny Medicaid health care to thousands more newly eligible adults
Lithuania to build fence on Belarus border to stop migrants
Tensions are running high with Belarus after a surge of non-EU migrants into Lithuania.
Climate Change Is Raising Wildfire Risk Across The U.S.
There's a forgotten history that should serve as a warning — wildfire isn’t unique to the West. Now the warming climate is increasing the risk of major wildfires across America. And more people are moving to fire-prone areas without realizing the danger.
After 9/11 families told Biden not to attend memorials, FBI could release some secret files
Family members of Sept. 11 victims say the information could shed light on whether any Saudi Arabian officials were involved in the attacks.
'We fought a great battle': Greece defends wildfire response
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — As the worst of Greece's massive wildfires were being tamed Tuesday, the country's civil protection chief defended the firefighting efforts, saying every resource was thrown into the battle against what he described as the fire service's biggest-ever challenge.
Tlaib claims Michael Brown case 'state sponsored murder' after Obama DOJ probe cleared officer
Tlaib posted her claim Monday on Twitter on the anniversary of Brown’s 2014 shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, during an officer-involved incident involving police officer Darren Wilson.
Cuomo detractors say resignation shouldn't be end of scandal, governor should be 'prosecuted and arrested'
Detractors of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it was past time for his resignation Tuesday after the governor announced that he will be stepping down from office in two weeks.
The Memo: How a GOP governor and a union leader changed their minds on COVID
Two divergent political figures — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) and teachers union leader Randi Weingarten — have one thing in common.They’ve recently changed their minds.Hutchinson, a conservat…
CEO pay at big companies rose nearly 19% last year to $24 million, report finds
By comparison, compensation for average workers rose roughly 4% as the pay gap with top execs continued to grow.
Cuomo washes out coverage of Biden legislative win with resignation announcement
Just as the Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in a legislative triumph for President Biden, the news cycle was overtaken by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing his retirement.
Man charged in connection to chemical spraying of officer Sicknick ordered released
A man who was charged with assisting in the chemical spraying of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick on Jan. 6 has been ordered to be released from jail ahead of his pending trial, with a trio of appeals court judges concluding the district court “clearly erred” in its decision to keep him behind…
Amazon awarded secret $10B NSA cloud computing contract: report
The National Security Agency has awarded a cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion to Amazon, Nextgov reported Tuesday.The contract, named “WildandStormy” according to protest filings obta…
High drug costs spur hospitals to make their own
Frustrated with soaring costs, a growing number of health care organizations have started making their own medicine.
About 96,000 salmon die after chlorine leak in Arctic Norway
About 96,000 farmed salmon are believed to have died when a leak in a tank sent 15,000 liters (4,000 gallons) of chlorine into a fjord in Arctic Norway and further out to the Atlantic Ocean
Taliban control 65 percent of Afghanistan: EU official
The Taliban now controls about 65 percent of Afghanistan as of Tuesday, according to a European Union official.Reuters reports that an EU official warned on Tuesday that the military group now cont…
Wildfires in Algeria leave 42 dead, including 25 soldiers
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — At least 25 soldiers died saving residents from wildfires ravaging mountain forests and villages east of Algeria's capital, the president announced Tuesday night as the civilian toll rose to at least 17.
De Blasio says Cuomo resignation is 'for the good of all New York'
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, with whom he had clashed frequently, was "past time" and "for the good of all New York" – moments after the embattled governor announced he will step aside in two weeks.
North Korea leaves hotline with South unanswered during military drills
Tensions have risen in the Korean peninsula as South Korea and the US hold joint military drills.
Colorado dad charged with murdering wife found her texts with lover, prosecutors say
Messages recorded on a spy pen purchased by the woman to catch her husband either in an affair or a rage are revealed in a Colorado courtroom.
Legal group backs US review of Indigenous boarding schools
The American Bar Association’s policymaking body is supporting the U.S. Interior Department as it works to uncover the troubled legacy of federal boarding schools that sought to assimilate Indigenous youth into white society
Nearly 600 patients wait for hospital beds in Houston as city sees surge in COVID cases
The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads.
EXPLAINER: Will we need vaccine passports to do fun things?
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Ready to go out on the town before summer ends? In parts of the U.S., you might have to carry your COVID-19 vaccine card or a digital copy to get into restaurants, bars, nightclubs and outdoor music festivals.
Hospitals run low on nurses as they get swamped with COVID
The rapidly escalating surge in COVID-19 infections across the U.S. has caused a shortage of nurses and other front-line staff in virus hot spots that can no longer keep up with the flood of unvaccinated patients and are losing workers to burnout and lucrative out-of-state temporary gigs.
Biden says he does not believe he can intervene in states banning mask mandates
President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he did not believe he had the power to intervene in U.S. states that have banned mask mandates but said his administration was looking into the issue.
Schools rise up against Republican governors’ mask opposition
Bipartisan infrastructure vote today, budget on the horizon — Bright settles whistleblower case
Fauci Says Teachers Should Be Required To Be Vaccinated
"We are in a major surge now as we're going into the fall, into the school season. This is very serious business," Fauci said. He urges states and localities to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for teachers.
New data shows benefits of COVID-19 vaccine far outweigh risks of side effects, CDC says
The benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine far outweigh the risks that have been identified, according to an updated analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Florida governor says no salaries for school leaders requiring masks
As cases rise across the US, Florida's governor argues school mask rules infringe on parent rights.
Biden seeks to support Florida schools threatened by governor over masks
The Biden administration is reviewing how it can get money to Florida school districts if the state's governor, Ron DeSantis, makes good on threats to withhold pay from school leaders who require masks for students.
'We're in trouble': Rural America can't escape Delta
Senior Biden health officials have for weeks worried internally about the low vaccine uptake in rural, conservative counties across the country.
Florida Still Sees Record COVID-19 Surge As School Year Begins, But DeSantis Digs In
The Republican governor won't budge on his order banning mask mandates in schools, despite the delta variant causing severe infections among kids.
Florida requesting hundreds of ventilators from federal government: report
Florida is requesting hundreds of ventilators from the federal government after a surge in COVID-19 across the state, according to a Department of Health and Human Services planning …
17 vaccines mandated by the US military before COVID-19 shots
The Department of Defense has announced plans to add the coronavirus vaccine to the list of mandated vaccines.
The debate over vaccinating kids against Covid
CDC advisers expected to make additional dose recommendations — Another name in the mix for FDA chief