Trump’s lasting legacy grows as Supreme Court overturns Roe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden rarely mentions his predecessor by name. But as he spoke to a nation dealing with seismic change in women’s rights, he could not ignore the legacy of Donald Trump. “It was three judges appointed by a President – ​​Donald Trump – who were at the heart of today’s decision … Read more

The Senate confirmed the judges to terminate Roe. How will voters react?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. It was Senate Republicans’ partnership with President Donald Trump to affirm conservative justices and transform the federal justice system that paved the way for the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down the constitutional right to abortion. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell … Read more

Supreme Court conservatives show strength in sweeping rulings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s sweeping rulings on guns and abortion have sent an unequivocal message. Conservative justices hold the power and they are not afraid to use it to make transformative changes to the law, nothing more than stripping a woman of the right to abortion that has been in place for nearly … Read more

Army Guard Troops Face Dismissal As Vaccination Deadline Approaches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have yet to receive the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine, and while the date limit for shootings is approaching, at least 14,000 of them flatly refused and could be expelled from service. The soldiers of the … Read more

Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill passed by the Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill that the Senate approved Thursday and the House was expected to pass Friday: – Expanded background checks: State and local mental and juvenile health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers aged 18-20. Three days maximum for collection of … Read more

Takeaway: Trump risked provoking a ‘constitutional crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee is using Thursday’s hearing to show the pressure Donald Trump put on the Justice Department to install a loyalist at the helm who would prosecute the false allegations of voter fraud by the then-president and would stop certification of the 2020 election won by Democrat Joe Biden. … Read more

Senate negotiators announce outline of gun violence deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Sunday announced a bipartisan framework responding to last month’s mass shootings, a modest breakthrough offering measured gun curbs and strengthened efforts to improve school safety and health programs. mental. The proposal falls far short of tougher measures long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even so, if … Read more

Hearing guide: what you need to know when the January 6 panel goes public

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol will hold the first of a series of hearings outlining its initial findings Thursday night, a much-anticipated review of the evidence the panel collected last year. With televised hearings, the seven Democrats and two Republicans on the nine-member panel hope … Read more

US diverts COVID-19 funds to secure vaccines at stalemate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday that a funding crisis is forcing it to divert more than $10 billion in coronavirus relief money from testing supplies and other efforts as it tries to find money to secure the next generation of vaccines and treatments for some high-risk Americans. The White House has said … Read more

Trump’s impeachment in Ukraine obscures war, risks GOP response

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump was impeached in late 2019 after pressuring the Ukrainian leader for “a favor,” while withholding $400 million in military aid to help confront backed separatists by Russia, even the staunchest hawks of the Republican Party’s defense stood up virtually united on Trump’s side. But as Russian President Vladimir … Read more