iStock/malerapaso (NEW YORK) — A bipartisan group of seven U.S. senators arrived in Ukraine Monday to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other officials in what they say is a show of commitment to the country as an “increasingly belligerent Russia” bears down on its border. “Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), […]

Oliver Contreras/Abaca/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court’s decision to block the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test requirement for large private businesses is a “setback for public health,” United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told This Week co-anchor Martha Raddatz on Sunday. “The news about the workplace requirement being blocked was very disappointing, Martha. It […]

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., on Sunday asked his colleagues in the Senate who are set to vote on voting rights legislation Tuesday: “Which side are you on?” referencing the iconic union organizing song often sung during the civil rights era. “You know, this is Martin Luther King Jr.’s […]

Walter Bibikow/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — While the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, some states are enacting or discussing protections for reproductive rights. This week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that codifies the right to an abortion, previously recognized by the state Supreme Court, into […]

Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Un-PAC (WASHINGTON) — Advocates are taking action across the country as they hope to pressure members of Congress to pass voting rights legislation by Martin Luther King Jr. Day. One of the actions being taken right now is a hunger strike by individuals in different parts of the U.S. as a […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House announced this week that Hamse Warfa will join the Biden administration, making him the first Somali American presidential appointee in U.S. history. He is currently a deputy commissioner for workforce development in Minnesota but will come on at the end of January as a senior adviser to […]

Aaron C. Davis/The Washington Post via Getty Images/FILE (WASHINGTON) — The leader of the Oath Keepers militia group, who was indicted Thursday on a series of charges including seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, made his first appearance before a judge Friday in a federal courtroom in Texas. […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (AUSTIN, Texas) — The arrest of an Ecuadorian migrant under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s initiative “Operation Lone Star” was ruled unconstitutional by a Texas county judge Thursday. Some immigration advocates are hopeful the ruling by Travis County Judge Jan Soifer could potentially set a pathway for other migrants arrested under the controversial […]

joe daniel price/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Health care workers held a vigil across from the White House Thursday night, lighting 481 candles, saying each represented the life of a nurse lost to COVID. Activists recited poems and told personal stories, claiming the nurses’ deaths were preventable and demanding workplace covid safety protections from both the […]

Carlos Bernate/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With the midterm elections officially taking center stage in national politics, GOP candidates up and down the ballot are taking advantage of nationwide divides over education issues — homing in on controversies over how much power school boards should have to bolster their campaigns. Parental involvement, curriculum choices, […]

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