A climate change demonstrator mocks Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who has blocked President Joe Biden's domestic agenda, at the Capitol in Washington (J. Scott Applewhite)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is heading to his hometown Wednesday to highlight the middle class values of his $2 trillion domestic agenda package, now scaled back but still an unprecedented attempt to expand social services for millions as well as tackle the rising threat of climate change.
Senate GOP again blocks Democrats' election bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time this year, Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions sweeping conservative-controlled states.
Biden enters the complicated and fluid end game for his agenda as scaled back proposal takes shape
Welcome to the end game.
US House expected to vote on Thursday to refer Steve Bannon to prosecutors
Lawmakers to vote on whether to recommend contempt chargeTrump ally defied subpoena over Capitol attack investigation Steve Bannon in Washington in August 2018. The House committee investigating the 6 January insurrection has been steadily tightening the screws on him. Photograph: J Scott...
Senate Republicans block Democrats' voting and elections bill | CNN Politics
Senate Republicans blocked another voting rights bill Wednesday, as some on the left call to change the chamber's rules to allow the Democratic Party to unilaterally change federal election law. The vote was 49 to 51.
Liz Cheney calls out Kevin McCarthy in Bannon contempt hearing
Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday called out her onetime House Republican leadership colleague Kevin McCarthy for “attempting to block” the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
How the search for Brian Laundrie, boyfriend of Gabby Petito, unfolded
Brian Laundrie is a person of interest in the death of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito. This is how the search for him unfolded.
As Trump’s grip on the GOP tightens, Washington Republicans shrug
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.
Japan envoy pick Emanuel: Chicago teen shooting weighs heavy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he did nothing improper but still fell short in his handling of the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in the city seven years ago, a dark moment in his tenure looming large now as he hopes to win Senate confirmation as...
Giuliani associate decides not to testify at criminal trial
NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani told a federal judge Wednesday that he will not testify at his own trial on charges alleging he used a Russian financier’s money to make donations to U.S.
Senate Dems hunt for new elections reform strategy after failed vote
The Senate failed to move forward on Democrats' elections reform bill Wednesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a major party priority.
White House under pressure to act on voting rights, but it's not ready to blow up the filibuster | CNN Politics
The White House is under mounting pressure to get results on voting rights legislation, but sources tell CNN the Biden administration still isn't ready to try to jam it through the Senate by force -- even though the Senate's latest voting bill is expected to falter yet again on Wednesday.
Biden, Trump tied in potential 2024 match-up: poll
President Biden and former President Trump are tied in a potential head-to-head match-up in 2024, according to a new Grinnell College National Poll released Wednesday. Biden and Trump eac…
Voting legislation blocked — again — in Senate as Republicans unite for filibuster
Republicans voted to prevent a major voting bill from advancing in the Senate for the second time this year.
Exxon board members consider abandoning some oil, gas projects: report
ExxonMobil’s board of directors is reportedly debating whether to abandon some major oil and gas projects as the company reviews its five-year spending plan.Sources familiar with th…
Trump calls Liz Cheney a ‘smug fool’
Former President Trump on Wednesday called Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) a “smug fool” after she pressed the House to back a criminal contempt vote against former White House aide Stephen Bannon.&n…
‘We are sleepwalking’: Senate Dem operatives privately warn about rough road ahead
The Senate Majority PAC’s presentation showed a serious erosion among so-called persuadable voters, especially on the economy.
'Prison-based gerrymandering' inflates political power, shifts influence in Wisconsin
A practice known as "prison gerrymandering" is easy to see in Wisconsin's last political maps. And likely to play a role in the new ones.
70 percent of Americans say Facebook, Twitter do more harm than good: poll
A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows 7 out of 10 Americans believe social media companies like Facebook and Twitter do more harm than good.Twenty percent of responde…
As his economic plan hits a critical moment, Biden looks to home
The president traveled to Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday for the first time since he took office, using his birthplace to make the case for his agenda at a critical stage.
The tech billionaire aiding the Facebook whistleblower
Support from eBay-founder-turned-tech-critic Pierre Omidyar is helping Frances Haugen take on one of the world's most powerful companies.
Coroner called to Florida preserve after Brian Laundrie's clothes found
The Sarasota County coroner has been called to a Florida park after articles of clothing and a backpack belonging to fugitive Brian Laundrie were found.
Emanuel defends handling of Chicago police shooting amid opposition to nomination
Rahm Emanuel told senators Wednesday that “there’s not a day or a week that has gone by” that he hasn’t thought about the police shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014 when he was Chicago m…
Virginia governor's race dead even less than two weeks from Election Day: poll
The closely watched gubernatorial race in Virginia between Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin is all tied up, according to a new poll.
Solid majority believes Supreme Court rulings based more on politics than law
A broad majority of Americans — more than 6 in 10 — believes the Supreme Court bases its decisions more on the justices’ political views than on the Constitution and law, a national survey released…
Paris Hilton calls on Biden and Congress to take action against the 'troubled teen industry'
The 40-year-old entrepreneur and socialite appeared alongside lawmakers and other survivors in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to announce the Accountability for Congregate Care Act.
Biden's treatment of Congress is patient, but getting less so by the day
The most experienced Washington legislator to sit in the Oval Office in decades, Biden has tried to be solicitous to the warring congressional factions that have his presidency in their hands. But as he and his advisers point out, infinite time is not a luxury they enjoy.
Kyrsten Sinema was always a K Street politician — major media just noticed
“Manchinema become K Street darlings” is the laughable headline on the Washington Post’s newsletter this week. The implication is that Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was not already a K Street darling but became one by opposing the Democrats’ big tax-and-spend bill.
Covid: Brazil's Bolsonaro 'should be charged with crimes against humanity'
Brazil's president should be charged with crimes against humanity, a Senate-led inquiry says.
What We Learned in the Latest Campaign Cash Reports
A startling amount of money is pouring into U.S. elections, especially the race for control of Congress in 2022. Every House and Senate candidate in the country was recently required to detail their spending and fundraising through the end of September. Here are some takeaways, tidbits and...
Democrats warn against family leave cuts from spending bill
More than a dozen Senate Democrats are imploring President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to keep a national paid family leave program in his sweeping social services and climate change package .
Top Democrat touts 'significant progress' in social safety net bill negotiations
After a closed-door caucus meeting, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said Democrats are moving closer to reaching an agreement on a social spending bill.
U.S. election reform bill fails in Senate procedural vote
A bill aimed at thwarting restrictive new voting laws enacted in Republican-led states failed to advance in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, as Republican lawmakers blocked a Democratic effort to begin debating the measure.
NASA: China and Russia leading the race to Mars
China and Russia are beating the United States in the race to send people to Mars, and NASA's target date of 2033 is looking like a long shot.
Condoleezza Rice on Jan. 6: Americans have ‘other concerns we should be talking about’
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday suggested that Americans have “concerns” other than talking about the riot led by supporters of former President T…
Neal pushes back at proposed changes to reconciliation plan
Democrats are racing to hammer out a framework for a plan they can live with before having to turn to other issues.
Russians to stay off work for a week as virus deaths rise
President Vladimir Putin has ordered many of Russia's workers to stay off work for a week starting later this month amid rising coronavirus infection and death numbers
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert Slammed As ‘Hateful Bigot’ For Tweet About Transgender Official
The conspiracy-endorsing Republican drew fierce criticism for her "woke medicine" post about Dr. Rachel Levine, the first U.S. transgender four-star officer.
Gabby Petito: 'Human remains' found in Brian Laundrie search
Items owned by Gabby Petito's missing fiancé and apparent human remains have been found in Florida.
Former '400 Mawozo' hostages describe ordeal as Haiti gang demands $17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries
Survivors of a previous kidnapping by Haitian gang 400 Mazowo shared their stories with ABC News.
Two Montanas? New maps highlight state's split personality
For the first time in 30 years, the Census has awarded Montana a second seat in Congress. On paper, that leaves the state's redistricting commission with the easiest task of all its counterparts across the country: Divide the expansive state in half. Nothing is ever that simple in...
Democrats want to slow climate change in a new bill. It's proving harder than they thought
The centerpiece of President Biden's climate agenda is running into opposition from key moderate Democrats.
Pelosi vows budget will meet Biden's climate change goal of cutting emissions
Leading congressional Democrats pledged on Wednesday that the forthcoming budget and infrastructure bills will meet President Biden’s goal of putting the country on a path to halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
‘Down the rabbit hole’: Arizona GOP goes full fringe
Republicans have reacted to the state’s leftward drift by stocking the 2022 ballot with conspiracy theorists and extremists.
Washington newscast accidentally broadcasts pornographic clip during weather report
A news station in Washington state has exposed itself to possible fines after broadcasting a short clip of pornography during its evening news broadcast.
Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children
CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns.
Facebook is planning to change its name, report says | CNN Business
Facebook is planning to rebrand itself with a new name focused on the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday, as the tech giant comes under fire from regulators around the world over its business practices.
McAuliffe campaign pushes back at ABC affiliate after ending interview
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign is hitting back at a local Washington, D.C., news station after the outlet wrote that he “abruptly en…
Factbox-Biden, Democrats $2 trillion spending plan: What is in, what is cut?
U.S. President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress rolled out an ambitious $3.5 trillion spending plan in August to support his economic policies. After a flurry of White House meetings on Tuesday aimed at getting a deal as soon as this week, some details of what the bill will contain are...
Democrats struggle to sell Biden plan amid feuding
Democrats are trying to ramp up their sales pitch of a sweeping social spending bill that is central to President Biden’s domestic agenda, hoping to break through with voters amid weeks o…
Koch network spends big to lobby against Biden agenda while supporting other Democratic plans
The Koch network spent over $300,000 lobbying Congress to oppose pieces of Joe Biden's agenda while moving to support some Democratic backed bills.
A New Strategy to Persuade Voters: Listen Carefully. And Don't Hurry.
MINNEAPOLIS — Late on a Sunday afternoon, Emily Hoch heard a knock at the door. She had just returned home from her shift working as a librarian. A woman holding a clipboard, Amanda Otero, asked Hoch if she planned to vote in favor of a ballot measure that would replace the Minneapolis Police...
'Black Hawk Down' pilot Durant enters Alabama Senate race
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mike Durant, best known as the helicopter pilot shot down and held prisoner in the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident, is joining the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. Durant, now the founder and president of an aerospace company in Huntsville, announced his campaign Tuesday.
Parkland shooter addresses court as he pleads guilty in high school massacre
Nikolas Cruz is pleading guilty in the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting.
Paris Hilton lobbies Capitol Hill and details enduring abuse in ‘troubled teen industry’
Paris Hilton recalled suffering years of abuse as a teenager as she lobbied for legislation to address the “troubled teen industry,” urging lawmakers to pass legislation to rein in treatment centers that abuse children under the guise of imposing “tough love” to discipline unruly children.
Biden's ambassador nominee: "China is not an Olympian power"
President Biden's nominee to serve as ambassador to China delivered a stark assessment of the challenges the U.S. faces in confronting Beijing, but stressed that the rising superpower is "not all-powerful" and the West retains "substantial" advantages.The big picture: Nicholas Burns, a retired...
Obama in new McAuliffe ad: 'Virginia, you have a lot of responsibility this year' | CNN Politics
Former President Barack Obama speaks direct to camera in a new ad for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe, warning voters that their decision will make "a statement about what direction we're headed in as a country."
Herschel Walker seeks distance from Trump on GOP refusing to vote in 2022, 2024
GOP Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker looked to distance himself in an interview this week from former President Trump urging Republicans not to vote in the 2022 and 2024 elections if t…
Russian inmate who leaked torture videos alleges death threats
Sergey Savelyev is seeking asylum in France after he leaked videos showing abuse in Russian prisons.
House lawmakers examine tech’s impact on kids
Advocates say we know less than we think about how digital media use affects children’s health.
Trump's former deputy chief of staff, Dan Scavino, not ready to cooperate with January 6 committee, attorney says | CNN Politics
The Trump White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino has a deadline next Thursday to respond to the House Select Committee's subpoena for documents related to January 6 and has another deadline the following week to testify -- but his attorney Stanley Brand says he's not ready to cooperate.
American Action Network drops $4.5M in ads attacking Democrats on reconciliation bill
The majority of the new spots from the top conservative group accuse Democrats of cronyism.
Taliban wins regional backing for UN aid conference
Ten regional powers join Taliban in calling for a UN donor conference for Afghanistan after meeting in Russia.
Manchin on party switch: ‘It’s bull—-‘
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday dismissed a report that he is actively thinking about dropping out of the Democratic Party as “bullshirt” and “rumors.””It’…
Nikolas Cruz: Parkland gunman pleads guilty to murdering 17
Nikolas Cruz could see life in prison or the death penalty over the 2018 Florida school shooting.
Drinking and driving: Automaker Tesla to begin manufacturing beer
Electric car maker Tesla is releasing a new product that might not mix well with its famous automobiles.
Mitch McConnell just sent a VERY clear message to Donald Trump about 2022 | CNN Politics
Mitch McConnell's entire being is -- and always has been -- focused on winning elections. Every move he makes and every thing he says is part of a broader effort to ensure that his side winds up with more seats -- and therefore more control -- than the other guys.
Senate Republicans raise concerns about TSA cyber directives for rail, aviation
Republican leaders and members of the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday raised concerns about the timeline and lack of public input involved in recently announced cybersecurity directives for …
Blinken calls court-packing 'anti-democratic,' as some Democrats push for it
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in an address on democracy to Ecuadorian students, condemned any move to undermine courts' independence by packing them.
Senator asks Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify at hearing on kids’ safety
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify at a hearing about the company’s policies regarding kids’ safety online following the release internal docu…
Biden's border chief candidate backs Trump's Title 42 policy denying right of asylum
President Joe Biden's pick for border chief would keep a Trump administration policy that denies migrants the right of asylum because of COVID-19.
‘Got to get everybody in the tent’: Dems power toward narrowed deal
Democrats were newly optimistic about reaching an agreement on their huge spending bill, even as President Joe Biden proposes unpopular cuts.
President Biden's approval rating in free fall, new national poll shows
Biden's approval rating continues to sink amongst Americans. In a new survey, only 37% of Americans approve of the president and the job he's doing.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer visits Benton Harbor amid water crisis in predominately Black community
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited Benton Harbor amid a crisis of toxic lead poisoning the city's drinking water in the predominately Black community.
UK may require individual cigarettes to carry 'smoking kills' label
Some members of the United Kingdom’s Parliament think the current labeling on cigarettes is smoke and mirrors.
Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa spar in 1st NYC mayoral debate
NEW YORK (AP) — The two men running to become New York City's next mayor offered starkly different visions Wednesday about how to lead the nation's largest city out of the pandemic, improve public safety and gird the city of 8.8 million people for more powerful storms driven by climate change.
D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie runs for D.C. attorney general
D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie launched his campaign to become the District's attorney general on Wednesday morning. Why it matters: A wide-open contest is expected to ensue for the seat, since incumbent Karl Racine declined to seek a third term, after elevating the profile of the office as...
Gabby Petito case: Timeline of travel blogger's disappearance
Petito had been traveling with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, in a white van.
Liz Cheney calls out Republican colleagues on ‘false’ election claims
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Tuesday night appealed directly to members of her own party, reiterating to the GOP there was no widespread 2020 election fraud as she voted to refer former White House …
Abuses of returning Syrian refugees ‘still running’: HRW
Rights group calls for a halt of all returns of Syrians and urges countries hosting refugees to take this position.
Ethiopia launches new air raids on embattled Tigray region
Air raids hit Tigray for the second time this week amid sharp escalation in near yearlong conflict.
Biden under pressure as U.S.-Mexico border arrests reach record highs
U.S. authorities arrested 1.7 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border this fiscal year, the most ever recorded, according to a U.S. government source familiar with the numbers, underscoring the stark political and humanitarian challenges the Biden administration faces on immigration.
Escape from Kabul: Inside the volunteer effort by US troops to rescue their families from Afghanistan | CNN Politics
An hour after a suicide bomb exploded outside the Kabul airport on August 26, killing 13 US service members and scores of Afghan civilians, Fahim Masoud, a US military intelligence officer, made a frantic call to his sister.
Bank overdraft fees hit record highs during pandemic
Survey finds banks increased average fees above $35 in some cities, as Americans struggled financially amid COVID-19.
Taiwan’s digital minister on China’s 'digital authoritarianism'
Audrey Tang insists that what has torn other democracies apart can help keep Taiwan together: digital tech.
Ex-Minneapolis cop to be resentenced after reversed conviction
Former police officer Mohamed Noor is set for new sentencing hearing for shooting of unarmed 911 caller.
Twitter erupts with support for In-N-Out after company refuses to enforce vaccine mandate: '#DoNotComply'
The west coast based burger chain In-N-Out was widely praised on social media after it was reported that the company refused to enforce a San Francisco, California vaccine mandate for customers that resulted in the city temporarily closing one of its locations.
Canada's inflation rate hits a fresh 18-year high
Consumer prices rose 4.4% in the 12 months to September, as Canada grappled with global supply chain issues.
Abolitionist or Republican? Stark choice in Seattle race
SEATTLE (AP) — As police repeatedly filled her Seattle neighborhood with tear gas amid the racial justice demonstrations of 2020, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy bought a gas mask to protect her 9-year-old daughter from the irritants seeping into their home.
New climate website touts Biden's actions
What is a White House to do when it is stuck between slow-moving climate legislation and a fast-approaching climate summit where its credibility is on the line? Unveil a new White House climate website, of course, showcasing its actions to date as well as ongoing work.Why it matters: The Biden...
Manchin calls 'bulls---' on report that he may leave Democratic Party
Manchin was swarmed by reporters asking him about the Mother Jones report that said the West Virginia senator was considering an exit from the Democratic Party.
Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony.
Study: Fossil fuel plans would far overshoot climate goals
A U.N.-backed study has found that the world needs to cut by more than half its production of coal, oil and gas in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping global warming from reaching dangerous levels
Can we fix America's child care crisis? States implement solutions to avert disaster
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government authorized more than $50 billion in temporary emergency funding for states to assist struggling childcare facilities.
Spain to extradite former Venezuela spymaster to US
Spain’s High Court agreed Wednesday to extradite a former Venezuelan spymaster to the U.S., where he faces drug trafficking charges, although a timeline for the extradition has not been given.…
Opinion | The Cannabis Industry is Rife with Fraudsters. The FDA is AWOL.
The FDA’s failure to regulate a multibillion-dollar market is a detriment to consumers and businesses alike.
Vikings were in North America in 1021, well before Columbus, researchers say
Wood at a settlement in Canada's Newfoundland that was cut with metal tools helped researchers pinpoint when the Norse first reached the continent — well before Columbus.
Senators seek details from U.S. electronics firm on Uyghur labor
A group of Democratic and Republican U.S. senators wrote to remote-control maker Universal Electronics Inc on Wednesday about concerns the Arizona-based company could be implicated in the mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims in China's Xinjiang region. The letter cited a Reuters report earlier this...
Israel announces 3,000 new work permits for Gazans
Israel says it will increase the number of Palestinian workers it permits to enter its territory from the Gaza Strip
Over 40% of Afghan refugees at US bases are children, Pentagon says | CNN Politics
44% of Afghan refugees housed temporarily at eight US military bases are children, according to a letter from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to Sen. James Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Jill Biden speaks candidly about challenges of her role
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden spoke candidly Wednesday about the challenges of her job as first lady and the unexpected scrutiny she has experienced in a position she never imagined having when she was young.
Across Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights
In the United States, Western Europe and various other regions, some prominent Protestant churches have been vocal advocates for same-sex marriage and LGBTQ rights
Queen cancels Northern Ireland visit on medical advice
Buckingham Palace says she has "reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days".
California Gov. Newsom issues executive order to address supply chain congestion
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Wednesday signed an executive order to address supply chain congestion at shipping ports in the state.The executive order directs state agencies to determine sta…
Metro's 7000 series derailment disaster continues
With over half of Metro’s trains still out of service, yesterday morning’s rush hour gridlock is expected to last for several days until the 7000 series trains are cleared to return for service.Driving the news: No big names are calling for a shakeup at the top of Metro, at least not yet. But...
Hurry up and wait: Trump's best legal shot at blocking the release of his January 6 docs | CNN Politics
The next few weeks will be pivotal if former President Donald Trump is hoping to bury the House's request for January 6 documents in years of litigation.
Taliban agree to new polio vaccination across Afghanistan
U.N. agencies say Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have agreed to a nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the first time in three years
Meghan joins push for paid family leave in rare political statement
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is making the push for paid leave in an open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).”I’m not an elected o…
Top House Republican raising questions on whereabouts of released terrorists from Bagram
The top Republican on the House Defense Appropriations Committee is raising questions on whether biometric data was collected on the thousands of now-released terrorists from Bagram Air Base prison in Afghanistan, and pressing the White House on whether the location of these individuals is known.
U.N. finds that governments are still planning to increase oil and gas production despite climate warnings
If the Earth hits 1.5°C of global warming, the U.N. has warned the world can expect "extreme events unprecedented in the observational record."
Surgeons tested a pig kidney transplant in a human patient — and for the first time, it worked
The surgeon who conducted the transplant said it marks a "transformative moment in organ transplantation."
Pelosi, Democrats say passing Build Back Better a 'moral obligation' at interfaith event
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats framed the passing of President Biden's Build Back Better agenda as being a "moral obligation" at an interfaith event on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
‘I lost everything’: Desperate N.Y.C. taxi drivers begin hunger strike for debt relief
Medallion cab drivers ruined by hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt plead for Mayor Bill de Blasio to enact meaningful change.
10 Things in Politics: The real reason behind America's supply crunch
And Biden is ready to slash his massive $3.5 trillion economic plan.
Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
The gunman's defense team is hoping to avoid the death penalty that prosecutors are seeking for the murders of 17 students and staff in Parkland, Fla.
Meghan McCain: ‘SNL’ parodies made me feel like ‘laughing stock of the country’
Meghan McCain says in a new interview that sketches performed on “Saturday Night Live” mocking her during her stint on ABC’s “The View” made her feel like she was…
2 blood pressure drugs recalled because of concern about cancer-causing ingredient
Lupin Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling certain dosages of irbesartan tablets and irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide tablets distributed in 30- and 90-count bottles nationwide.
Joe Manchin Isn’t Moved by Dem Attacks—He’s Emboldened By Them
Kevin Dietsch/GettyWhen activists paddled their kayaks to Sen. Joe Manchin’s houseboat in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to protest the West Virginia Democrat’s opposition to a $3.5 trillion social welfare bill, what they encountered was a man very comfortable with being heckled.Like...
'Fighting corporate greed:' The two-tiered wage systems behind worker strikes
“If you’re not equal in pay, you’re not equal,” said one labor union representative.
Behind murky claim of a new hypersonic missile test, there lies a very real arms race
The U.S. and China are rushing to develop hypersonic weapons. Critics worry it's turning into a race without end.
It’s not just McAuliffe vs. Youngkin. The fight is on for control of Virginia’s House.
Virginia might be increasingly blue at the presidential level, but Democrats only flipped the state legislature in 2019. Next month, they could lose the governor’s mansion and the state House.
CDC boss Walensky says schools should keep mask mandates even if kids are vaccinated
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday that schools should keep mask mandates, even if children are vaccinated.
Chicago police union takes fight against vaccine mandate to court as some hold-out cops sent home without pay
A battle pitting the mayor of Chicago and the superintendent of the police department against some officers defying a vaccine mandate heads to a courtroom on Wednesday.
Gates Foundation to spend $120M on access for COVID-19 pill
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it will spend $120 million to boost access to generic versions of drugmaker Merck’s antiviral COVID-19 pill for lower income countries, if the drug gets approved by regulators
UK encourages booster jabs, resists new virus restrictions
With coronavirus cases rising in Britain, the government is urging millions of people to get booster vaccine shots
Thousands of children have suffered from a mysterious Covid-related condition
More than 5,200 of the 6.2 million U.S. children diagnosed with Covid have developed MIS-C, or multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
Maryland US Rep. Andy Harris prescribes ivermectin to patient to treat COVID-19
A Republican congressman from Maryland who is also a licensed physician said he prescribed the controversial drug Ivermectin to patients for the treatment of the early stages of COVID-19.
Walkouts and strikes hit hospitals in pandemic hot spots
There have been at least 30 strikes of health care workers so far this year, according to a tracker from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
New York orders all city employees vaccinate, drawing police union ire
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday ordered all city employees to show proof of inoculation against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, drawing criticism from a police union which vowed to fight the mandate in court.
Vaccine resistant Bulgarians demonstrate against new COVID-19 certificate
Bulgarians who oppose coronavirus vaccines took to the streets on Wednesday to demonstrate against a new COVID-19 “Green Certificate” that will be required to enter certa…
As White House announces vaccine plan for kids ages 5-11, states prepare for complex rollout
As the White House Wednesday announced its vaccine plan for kids 5-11, states are preparing for a complex rollout. ABC News obtained the CDC guidance to states.
Senate report urges charging Brazil's leader over pandemic
A Brazilian Senate report has recommended pursuing crimes against humanity and other charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly bungling Brazil’s response to COVID-19
Southwest: We won't put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave
Southwest Airlines is backing away from a plan to put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave
Brazil senators drop call for Covid-19 homicide charges against Bolsonaro
Senators agreed to remove the homicide and genocide accusations due to what one senator called technical reasons, instead accusing him of “crimes against humanity.”