Politics

  • GOP May Oust Omar From House Panel

    by - Feb 1, 2023
    By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Republicans are preparing to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Black lawmaker, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her past comments...
  • DeSantis Pushes DEI Ban at State Colleges

    by - Feb 1, 2023
    By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced plans to block state colleges from having programs on diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory in his latest...
  • Child Welfare Algorithm Faces Scrutiny

    by - Feb 1, 2023
    By SALLY HO and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could...
  • Santos Steps Down From House Panels

    by - Feb 1, 2023
    By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and...
  • Trump to Be Allowed Back on Facebook

    by - Jan 26, 2023
    By BARBARA ORTUTAY and JILL COLVIN The Associated Press Facebook parent Meta said Wednesday it will restore former President Donald Trump ‘s personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in the wake of the Jan....
  • Senators Grill Ticketmaster for Concert Fiasco

    by - Jan 25, 2023
    Senators grilled Ticketmaster Tuesday, questioning whether the company’s dominance in the ticketing industry led to its spectacular breakdown last year during a sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee also debated...
  • High Court Says It Can’t Find Opinion Leaker

    by - Jan 19, 2023
    By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it has not determined who leaked a draft of the court’s opinion overturning abortion rights, but that the investigation continues. Eight months after Politico...
  • Treasury Buys Time For Gov’t on Debt Limit

    by - Jan 19, 2023
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The countdown toward a possible U.S. government default began Thursday with Treasury implementing accounting measures as a stopgap, while frictions between President Joe Biden and House Republicans raise alarms about whether the U.S. can sidestep...
  • White House Defends Document Disclosure

    by - Jan 18, 2023
    By COLLEEN LONG and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House brushed aside criticism Tuesday of its fragmented disclosures about the discovery of classified documents and official records at President Joe Biden’s home and former...
  • How Ominous Is the Debt Limit Problem?

    by - Jan 18, 2023
    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the brink of hitting the nation’s legal borrowing limit on Thursday, the government is resorting to “extraordinary measures” to avoid a default. Sounds ominous, right? But — take a breath — the phrase technically...

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