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Six months since leaving office, former President Donald Trump is sitting on a $102 million war chest. But having whipped his supporters into a frenzy with pledges to overturn the election and promises to support Republican candidates in the midterms, he is not spending his campaign money on either.
Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. He was tired of waiting for federal rental assistance and wondered aloud “what they’re doing with that money?”
Senate grinds on with infrastructure bill votes as timing of final passage remains unclear
The 2,700-page bill, which was released Sunday, would approve $555 billion in new spending.
Dems ask McCarthy to recant Pelosi taunt as tensions rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several House Democrats have called on House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to apologize to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or resign after audio surfaced of him saying at a weekend fundraiser that it would be “hard not to hit her” with a gavel if he’s sworn in as speaker after...
Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps
WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms and...
Federal cybersecurity defenses not strong enough to protect American data, Senate report warns
Federal agencies tasked with safeguarding the security and personal data of millions of Americans were given a C- in a cybersecurity report card by Senate investigators.
Bad week in Trumpland signals hope for American democracy
There’s hope the GOP may still be able to fill the country’s need for a conservative party that is not off the rails.
Graham’s COVID-19 ‘breakthrough’ case jolts Senate
The coronavirus officially returned to the United States Senate on Monday.News that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tested positive quickly jolted through the Capitol and sparked an hours-long scrambl…
Biden says voting system ‘under assault, protecting it is ‘single most important thing’
President Biden on Monday warned his fellow Democrats that the voting system was under assault and protecting it was the “single most important thing to do.”
Senators behind $1T infrastructure plan show off their work
WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after years...
'Adventure in never-never land': Maricopa County defies new subpoena in Arizona election audit
Arizona state Senate Republicans issued demands for more data last week even as the partisan ballot review is winding down.
Letter: Trump legal team not trying to block testimony of former DOJ officials
The Biden Justice Department issued a recent memo making clear it would not stand in the way of Congress seeking testimony from its predecessor’s DOJ.
Renters brace for evictions as moratorium expires, virus cases resurge
The moratorium preventing evictions for vulnerable Americans who rent their homes lapsed over the weekend.
Ron Johnson suggests, without evidence, FBI had advance knowledge of January 6 riot but did nothing | CNN Politics
Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson suggested to his constituents at a luncheon on Saturday that the FBI had advance knowledge of the January 6 insurrection but did nothing to thwart it.
GOP skepticism looms over bipartisan spending deal
The bipartisan infrastructure bill unveiled Sunday night is riding a wave of momentum, but its supporters will soon face the tough job of selling it to skeptical Republican senators who are asking …
U.S. Nabs Olympic Silver In The Fastest Men's 400-Meter Hurdles Ever
The world record was absolutely smashed with the fastest field ever to run the men's 400-meter hurdles. Norway's Karsten Warholm took gold and Rai Benjamin won bronze for the U.S.
Spirit Airlines, American Airlines cancel more than 800 flights
Spirit Airlines, American Airlines cancel more than 800 flights
Biden’s bipartisan win leaves progressives thirsting for more
The sprawling bill tackles a range of items on Congress’ wish list, including transit, broadband, climate change, clean water, cybersecurity and payments to drugmakers.
Heated congressional primary in Ohio a battle between Democrats’ establishment, progressive wings
Nina Turner, a former state senator and a top surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, and Cuyahoga County councilwoman Shontel Brown are the top two contenders in a nasty Democratic special election congressional primary in Ohio.
CDC extends Trump-era policy that allows migrants to be expelled over COVID concerns
Title 42 was first issued last year by the CDC under the Trump administration. President Joe Biden has gotten backlash for keeping the policy.
U.S. bread, donut makers urge Biden to roll back biofuel requirements
A trade group representing some of America's biggest baked goods companies is urging the Biden administration to ratchet back its biofuel ambitions, arguing that using fuel made from crops could raise the cost of donuts, bread and other foods.
The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats
The left of the Democratic Party is pinning its hopes on a primary victory on Tuesday to ease the pain of some recent disappointments.Nina Turner, a former Ohio state senator who served as a high-p…
Biden tries to stem the alarming flow of minority voters away from Democrats ahead of midterm elections
The novel coronavirus delta variant is surging across the country, and his infrastructure proposals could catch on different political snags — but President Joe Biden is making overtures to minority voters this week.
Biden rebuffs progressives on pressuring Stephen Breyer to retire from Supreme Court
President Biden and his top aides are rebuffing activists who want the White House to pressure Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire, sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell Axios.Behind the scenes: Both Biden and White House chief of staff Ron Klain believe applying such...
Newsom can't tie recall to GOP in voter guide, lawsuit says
Top supporters of the recall against California Gov. Gavin Newsom want to block him from branding the contest as a Republican effort in the official election guide that will be sent to voters ahead of the Sept. 14 contest. Orrin Heatlie and Mike Netter are asking a judge to strike portions of...
U.S. extends migrant expulsion policy, citing Delta variant and surge in border crossings
By citing a public health law, U.S. officials at the southern border have been able to expel migrants to Mexico or their home countries without allowing them to apply for humanitarian refuge.
White House backpedals its criticism of Congress over aid to keep renters in homes
The White House walked back criticism of Congress when pressed on whether lawmakers were partly to blame for problems with the distribution of billions of dollars allocated for rent assistance.
Iran’s Raisi promises to lift sanctions, improve public trust
Ebrahim Raisi officially endorsed as Iran’s next president by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei at a ceremony in Tehran.
Trump PACs paid lawyers nearly $8 million as he fought election results and impeachment
Former President Donald Trump's political action committees spent nearly $8 million on legal matters related to the 2020 recount and his impeachment fight.
Senators introduce bill to push White House on 'Havana syndrome' investigation
As suspected directed-energy attacks against U.S. officials grow, Sens. Shaheen and Collins call for a new NSC coordinator position and medical care for the victims.
Infrastructure bill would end pandemic-related tax break early
The bipartisan infrastructure bill released late Sunday would speed up the expiration date of a tax credit designed to help businesses retain employees during the coronavirus pandemic.A provis…
'White supremacy, racism': Remembering the El Paso massacre that targeted Latinos
The domestic terrorist attack, the deadliest assault on Latinos in the country’s recent history, left 23 people dead and over two dozen injured.
Biden’s infrastructure tax would hogtie miners and developers, industry warns
A provision in the bipartisan infrastructure proposal could create problems for blockchain software developers, cryptocurrency miners, and other parties, industry advocates warn.
Democrats scramble for cash to cover Biden’s $3.5T plan
Their list of funding source options include raising the corporate tax rate, lowering prescription drug costs and hitting super-sized retirement savings.
'I know what it feels like': For Rep. Cori Bush, fighting to extend the eviction moratorium is personal
"I'm grabbing at straws because I know what it feels like to sleep on the street," said Rep. Cori Bush, a lawmaker who has been evicted three times.
Children stopped at border likely hit record-high in July
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of children traveling alone who were picked up at the Mexican border by U.S. immigration authorities likely hit an all-time high in July, and the number of people who came in families likely reached its second-highest total on record, a U.S.
‘We lost everything’: Despair and questions as Turkey burns
Devastating wildfires have burned forests and villages, killing at least eight and burned through huge tracts of land.
Vitaly Shishov: Head of Belarus exiles group found dead in Ukraine
Vitaly Shishov lived in Ukraine and led a group helping people who fled the Belarus crackdown.
A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all
A newly released memo shows that Trump told the acting attorney general: ‘Just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen’ ‘Make no mistake: this was an attempted coup.’ Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters We’ve become so inured to Donald Trump’s...
Harris’ border role faces new scrutiny after report of likely historic surge in unaccompanied children
A report from the Associated Press released Monday night seemed to paint a grim picture of the conditions at the border just over four months since Harris’ appointment to the role.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games said Tuesday that they “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government that has relentlessly stifled any criticism.
Two more officers who responded to January 6 attack die by apparent suicide, bringing total to four
MPD on Monday confirmed that two more officers had died by apparent suicide.
Biden urges landlords to pause evictions as White House scrambles for solutions to extend moratorium
The White House has said only Congress, not the White House, can extend the evictions freeze after a recent Supreme Court ruling.
Russia says 24 diplomats asked by US to leave by September
Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov in an interview published on Sunday said the U.S. has asked 24 Russian diplomats to leave the country when their visas expire on Sept. 3.Acc…
Voters Are Set To Decide A Hard-Fought Democratic Primary In Ohio
The race pits Nina Turner, an ally of Bernie Sanders and the so-called Squad, against Shontel Brown, who has endorsements from Hillary Clinton and James Clyburn. The contest could be close.
Doncic, Slovenia move into Olympic basketball semifinals
Luka Doncic had 20 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Slovenia beat Germany 94-70 in the opening game of the Olympic men’s basketball quarterfinals
A D for NASA, a C for HUD: Senate report warns agencies unprepared for cyberattacks
Government agencies and major companies, such as Microsoft, have reported intrusions by foreign hackers in Russia and China.
Axios-Ipsos poll: The blame game begins over the Delta coronavirus variant
Data: Axios/Ipsos Poll; Chart: Connor Rothschild/AxiosAmericans place the most blame for rising COVID-19 cases and the spread of new variants on the unvaccinated, people from other nations traveling to the U.S. and Donald Trump, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus...
As Senate takes up infrastructure, Schumer says 'The longer it takes to finish the bill, the longer we'll be here' | CNN Politics
The Senate is gearing up for a fight over amendments to the newly finalized bipartisan infrastructure bill in what could turn into a long and drawn-out process ahead of an anticipated final vote.
Dem strategist’s tweet about Lindsey Graham’s COVID diagnosis panned
Kate Coyne-McCoy, the chief strategist of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, faced swift criticism late Monday over a tweet about Sen. Lindsey Graham’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
Drug deaths in England and Wales highest since 1993
In total, 4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in England and Wales last year.
Death toll in China’s Henan floods triples to 302, dozens missing
Officials say most fatalities were in the provincial capital Zhengzhou where the metro system was inundated with water.
1 of the 5 people shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans is an alleged gunman: Chief
"Very disturbing, very alarming," the police chief said.
What to watch for in Ohio's special election primaries | CNN Politics
A pair of special election primaries in Ohio on Tuesday will put the spotlight on tough questions facing both parties ahead of next year's midterm elections.
Families of Dayton mass shooting victims sue maker of 100-round magazine used by gunman
"No civilian needs a 100-round magazine," a lawyer for the families said.
Afghanistan: Lashkar Gah residents urged to evacuate amid Taliban battle
People are told to flee Lashkar Gah ahead of a major army operation against the Taliban.
US says Belarus’ effort to force Olympian to return home ‘cannot be tolerated’
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken took to Twitter late Monday to criticize Belarus’ political regime for attempting to force an Olympic sprinter to return home after criticizing how officials were managing her team.
Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam
Simone Biles stuck the landing and won a bronze medal
US mask makers say they’re in danger of going broke
American face mask manufacturers are warning that they will soon go broke without government support, potentially ceding domestic mask production amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.Private companies an…
Record wildfire burns amid drought on Hawaii's Big Island
Firefighters have gained more control over a Hawaii wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island
Olympics Latest: Women's semifinals set in beach volleyball
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The women’s semifinals are set in beach volleyball after a pair of upsets.
Boeing delays rerun of Starliner space capsule test
Another mission to showcase the new astronaut vehicle is on hold as engineers check the propulsion system.
Belarus activist Vitaly Shishov found dead in Ukraine
"This was a planned operation by security operatives to liquidate a Belarusian, dangerous for the regime," activist group says.
All 50 states report rising vaccination rates as COVID infections surge, data shows
States with the most significant upticks in vaccine demand are also among the states with the highest new case rates per capita.
China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads
BEIJING (AP) — China suspended flights and trains, canceled professional basketball league games and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan, as widening outbreaks of the delta variant reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019.
Analysis: The tragedy of Covid victims who said no to the vaccine
They didn't have to die.
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham tests positive for Covid, more senators say they attended cookout on same Manchin boat
At least seven U.S. senators revealed they had attended a party with Sen. Lindsay Graham, after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Tennessee won't incentivize COVID shots but pays to vax cows
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has sent nearly half a million dollars to farmers who have vaccinated their cattle against respiratory diseases and other maladies over the past two years. But Republican Gov.
Covid third wave: Americans 'scared and angry' as pandemic worsens
As the Delta variant causes a rethink about risk, Americans are battling to keep a feeling of normalcy.
Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge
Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties have announced that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge
Top RNC official in Florida spreads Covid-19 conspiracies, calling vaccines the 'mark of the beast' | CNN Politics
Amid recent surging coronavirus cases in Florida, a top Republican National Committee official in the state has spread anti-vaccine rhetoric and misinformation, comparing the Biden administration's vaccine efforts to Nazi-era "brown shirts," and twice calling the vaccines "the mark of the...
Delta variant surges across U.S. South; political leaders clamp down again
The U.S. states of Florida and Louisiana were at or near their highest hospitalization numbers of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, driven by the still-spreading Delta variant, as one doctor warned of the "darkest days" yet.
Justice Breyer rejects Maine church request to prevent new COVID-19 restrictions
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer rejected a Maine church’s request to prevent the state from reimposing COVID-19restrictions on places of worship.
Delta variant drives nationwide COVID surge, prompting new mandates
The Delta variant is responsible for the nation's exponential surge in COVID cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Clean, repeat: At Tokyo Games, virus is Olympians' chief foe
TOKYO (AP) — Holding each other tighter than lovers, the wrestlers smear each other with sweat, spittle and — when they inadvertently cut each other — sometimes blood. Lungs heaving, mouths agape, they huff and puff into each others' flushed faces.
'Clock is running out': As COVID-19 cases climb, Biden faces rising pressure to fill top FDA job
Five months ago, former heads of the Food and Drug Administration urged Joe Biden to make filling that position a priority, but it's still vacant.
GOP report says October 2019 Wuhan military games were ‘one of the earliest super spreader events’
House Foreign Affairs Republicans concluded the World Military Games in Wuhan in October 2019 was “one of the earliest super spreader events” during the pandemic, with their new report contending COVID-19 escaped from a Wuhan lab in late August or early September 2019 — with China covering it up…
New York state teacher’s union opposes staff vaccine mandates
A union representing teachers in New York on Monday came out against the state’s vaccine mandate for public workers, saying while it does encourage teachers to get vaccinated, it will not sup…
‘I’m back’: Ex-con Blagojevich sues for right to run again
Ex-con and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sued his home state Monday for booting him from the governor’s seat after his 2008 arrest for corruption and stripping him of his right to run for elective office in Illinois. Before filing the lawsuit, an unapologetic Blagojevich addressed reporters...
Biden mask flip-flop could flush vaccine progress 'down the drain,' officials fear
The Biden administration's rollout of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest mask guidance split senior officials into rival camps: those who encourage new action as the situation changes versus those worried about undermining the vaccines.
A depressing number on Republicans and the vaccine | CNN Politics
The White House announced Monday that 70% of eligible Americans have received at least one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Biden vaccine rule sets stage for onslaught of lawsuits
President Biden’s vaccine rule for federal employees is expected to bolster efforts to require vaccines in the workplace, but experts say it’s also likely to spark court fights that could thr…
Rapid virus spread through Indonesia taxes health workers
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Irman Pahlepi is back at work in Jakarta's Dr. Suyoto public hospital, immediately resuming his duties treating COVID-19 patients after recovering from an infection himself — for the second time.
The White House doubles down and says it can't extend the eviction ban without Congress
The Biden administration said it considered renewing the eviction moratorium a day after it expired. It faces mounting pressure from Democrats.
Protests against mandated COVID-19 vaccines pop up across US
The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads.
Wuhan: Chinese city to test entire population after virus resurfaces
The city of 11 million people is known to be the site where the coronavirus first emerged in 2019.