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Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Democrats are touting a new mantra to anyone who will listen as the election cycle ramps up: 2024 is “the year of the states.” Amid growing handwringing over President Joe Biden’s reelection chances, a brutal Senate map and an anticipated knife fight for the House of Representatives, Democrats are elevating […]

Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Tuesday he was blurring the complete surveillance footage from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in order to protect participants from being charged by law enforcement — a statement soon reversed by a spokesman. “We have to blur some of […]

kali9/Getty Images (AUSTIN, Texas) — A 34-year-old suspect was identified Wednesday morning in a series of shootings in Texas on Tuesday that left six dead and injured several others, including two police officers, authorities said. Austin police investigators “strongly believe” the suspect, Shane James, is connected to the violent incidents and was charged with capital […]

J.Castro/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will advocate Republican senators vote against advancing additional aid for Ukraine and Israel “to make the point, hopefully for the final time, that we insist on meaningful changes to the border.” In a continuing standoff over the aid the White House says is […]

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday labeled rival Donald Trump an existential threat to the country’s system of government as he responded to the former president’s recent comments pushing back on such criticism by claiming it is Biden who is really the “destroyer of American democracy.” The back and forth reflects […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Record-breaking rainfall has inundated the Pacific Northwest — and more rain is on the way. Some areas in western Washington state saw 6 to 10 inches of rain in less than 24 hours — on top of the snow melt and the 6 inches of rain from over the weekend. […]

Yuba County District Attorney’s Office/Facebook (NEW YORK) — A man has been sentenced to four years in prison after a 6-minute video that his 9-year-old child took of him beating and injuring his wife emerged, authorities said. Miguel Lazaro-Castillo was sentenced to the maximum term allowed on his charges of four years in prison last […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the loved ones of three Black people killed in a racially-motivated shooting in August at a Dollar General in Jacksonville, Florida, accusing the bargain discount chain store and the gunman’s parents of negligence. The lawsuit was filed in a Florida court, […]

Digital Vision./Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Hundreds of military nominees were confirmed unanimously on the Senate floor Tuesday just hours after Alabama’s Tommy Tuberville announced he was ending his hold on most promotions. It took just a matter of minutes to push more than 400 nominees through — a long-awaited breakthrough after Tuberville’s 10-month blockade over […]

Tim Graham/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House will hold a formal vote to authorize the ongoing Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, Speaker Mike Johnson announced Tuesday. Johnson said the House is at an “inflection point” and accused the White House of “stonewalling” the investigation, which was launched by former Speaker Kevin McCarthy back […]

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