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Phil Roeder/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to recognize House staff members’ right to unionize after announcing an increase to their minimum pay. The vote was straight down party lines, with 217 Democrats voting for the measure and 202 Republicans voting against it. “Congressional staffers deserve the same fundamental rights and […]

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for a “prolonged conflict” in Ukraine, and could resort to drastic measures if the fighting doesn’t go his way, according to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines. During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Haines said Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has sent a […]

Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Abortion rights activists gathered outside of Justice Samuel Alito’s Virginia home on Monday night to protest the draft opinion he authored that leaked last week from the Supreme Court, indicating to the public that the court could soon overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized […]

Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday continued his sharpened attack on what he’s now calling the GOP’s “ultra-MAGA” agenda as he pitched his plan to tackle inflation. His remarks came as the national average price of a gallon of gas hit a record high of $4.37 a gallon, AAA […]

adamkaz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Of the numerous primary races being held Tuesday, two resonate beyond state politics: The Republican gubernatorial primary in Nebraska and the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary in West Virginia. After former President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidates won in the Ohio and Indiana primaries, the Nebraska GOP gubernatorial primary will once […]

Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — As he seeks to close the nation’s digital divide, President Joe Biden announced on Monday new commitments from 20 internet service providers to expand discounted, high-speed internet access to tens of millions of low-income Americans under an existing federal program. “It’s going to change people’s lives,” Biden said […]

Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The United States is bringing back a World War II-era program to bolster Ukraine’s war supplies. Sitting at his desk in the Oval Office on Monday, President Joe Biden signed the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 into law. The legislation gives Biden the authority to lend […]

Rudy Sulgan/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The homes of Supreme Court justices are the newest site for protests over abortion access in the United States. Activists gathered Saturday in the rain outside the Maryland residences of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to protest a leaked draft opinion reportedly supported by the court’s […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A critical week in the battle over abortion rights — what activists are calling the “fight of a generation” — kicks off in the U.S. Senate on Monday, with Democrats preparing to force a vote seeking to enshrine abortion rights into federal law, following last week’s bombshell leak showing the […]

Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — As he seeks to close the nation’s digital divide, President Joe Biden will announce on Monday new commitments from 20 internet service providers to expand discounted, high-speed internet access to tens of millions of low-income Americans under an existing federal program. According to a senior administration official, 20 […]


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