Attorney General Merrick Garland is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, where he is likely to face fierce Republican blowback to a memo he issued addressing threats to school boards, as well as bipartisan heat for the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar probe.
The State Department has issued the first US passport with an "X" gender marker as it seeks to implement gender-inclusive polices, the department announced Wednesday.
There are multiple major developments on stories we've spent a lot of time covering in What Matters.
Democrats seemed to move further apart over the course of the last 24 hours, laying bare the very real risk that President Joe Biden will fall short in his effort to secure an agreement before he arrives on the global stage later this week.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is backing former football star Herschel Walker's Senate bid in Georgia, a sign that the Republican establishment is aligning behind Walker after initially holding concerns about the GOP candidate's viability.
The latest back-and-forth in the race to be Virginia's next governor is centered on the value of teaching a Toni Morrison novel in commonwealth schools, highlighting Republican Glenn Youngkin's attempt to make the culture wars around education the major issue of the race as Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe accuses him of using a "racist dog whistle."
America's freshest and most emotive political battle is now raging over its schools as kids and teachers get drawn into the cultural and ideological fights dominating national and local politics.
The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol plans to subpoena John Eastman, a conservative lawyer who had worked with then-President Donald Trump's legal team and drafted various ways to overturn Joe Biden's election, a committee aide told CNN on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday excoriated Virginia Republican Glenn Youngkin during his final event with Democrat Terry McAuliffe ahead of next week's election, repeatedly comparing the gubernatorial candidate to former President Donald Trump.
"I am a hunter -- and I think you should be hunted," a woman can be heard saying in a voicemail left for Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in September. "You will never be safe in Arizona again."
The Biden administration on Wednesday is releasing a comprehensive Overdose Prevention Strategy focusing on primary prevention, harm reduction, evidence-based treatment and recovery support to combat, what officials call, an evolving "public health crisis."
A member of the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia has joined concerned parents and students in calling for the resignation of Superintendent Scott Ziegler in the wake of an email that surfaced last week.
Huma Abedin — the estranged wife of Anthony Weiner — said she was sexually assaulted by a US senator. The assault happened after a dinner attended by "a few senators and their aides." Hillary Clinton, for whom she served as a longtime right-hand, was not there.
Fox News asked people in downtown Nashville to evaluate President Biden nine months since taking office.
Former Ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands, who is a longtime Republican donor, is telling voters in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary that she "can't be bought."
Why the hotly contested Virginia gubernatorial race between former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin has national implications.
Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe has spent nearly $100,000 advertising “fake news” websites on Facebook during the Virginia gubernatorial campaign
Attorney General Merrick Garland will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, where he is expected to face questions echoing those he met while testifying before the House Judiciary Committee last week.
Amid a nasty war of words between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, the Senate GOP leader joins with the former president in endorsing Herschel Walker's bid for a U.S. Senate seat
President Biden on Tuesday was mocked by critics on social media after briefly stumbling through a line during an Arlington, Virginia, campaign event for fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is in a tough gubernatorial race in the state.
Advocates have long been calling for an 'X' marker on federal IDs as more Americans have come out as nonbinary, or neither exclusively male nor female.
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The question for tax writers and party leaders is whether they can thread those needles in drafting the details.
The move is part of the group's advocacy for expanding Medicaid coverage in the 12 states that have refused to expand the health insurance to all poorer adults.
A new Texas abortion law has no exception for rape. Supporters say the state can arrest more rapists. But Texas solves fewer cases than the U.S. average.
Officials at the State Department are concerned the sale will anger some U.S. allies, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, officials say.
The company must discontinue U.S. services within 60 days after the agency found it was "subject to exploitation" by the Chinese government.
In Cuba, the government heats up the rhetoric against the U.S. ahead of protests planned for November 15.
President Biden is the latest top Democrat to campaign for former Governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, who is locked in a tight race against Republican Glenn Youngkin. With Biden’s poll numbers dropping, the race is a critical test for whether he can boost Democratic support.
In our series "County to County," NBC News' Ellison Barber and Dasha Burns check in with Republican voters from Georgia to Pennsylvania to Ohio for their views on their political party, the issues at stake in the midterm election, and former President Trump.
But Republicans are poised to narrow the gap, with most of their votes likely to come on Election Day.
Democrats also proposed a 15% minimum tax on companies reporting more than $1 billion in profits each year.
About 700 Americans could face a new wealth tax under a Democratic proposal. Here's how it could work.
The United States rejoins the global conversation on climate change, not only looking to participate but to lead — a tricky task as climate negotiations in Washington drag on.
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In a rally days before the election, the president called Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin "an acolyte of Donald Trump."
Host Michael Morell talks with the former ambassador to Russia about Putin's geopolitical objectives and anxieties about the West.
Democrats spent another long day in negotiations, hoping to iron out the framework of a deal on the president's social spending plan by Wednesday. They've said repeatedly that they're close. Ed O'Keefe has the details.
"The alternative to what is being negotiated is not the original package, it is nothing," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.
In what could be a referendum on President Biden's agenda and popularity, Virginians are headed to the polls next week to elect a new governor. Independents will be a key factor in this race. Norah O'Donnell reports.
The 400,000 people who died during his administration are just another piece on the chess board.
Facebook’s algorithms appear to have led to increased outrage on the platform, incentivizing people to post controversial content.
The Senate minority leader's support indicates the GOP's establishment leaders have all but set aside their initial reservations about Walker and allegations about his past.
To date, only four of Biden’s choices to be a U.S. ambassador to a foreign government have been approved by the Senate — three of them just on Tuesday. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is blocking many of them.
Designed for the canceled the 1942 World’s Fair, EUR gets its moment in the spotlight eight decades later.
The Republican gubernatorial candidate is airing an ad that does not disclose the "child" in question was a high school senior and the book in question was a Pulitzer Prize winner.
With national eyes on Virginia now, just a week before the state conducts the first real electoral test of the Biden presidency, the stage was big and the stakes were high.
The committee has already requested documents and communications related to John Eastman’s legal advice and analysis on how President Donald Trump could seek to overturn the election results and remain in office.
Health provisions remain a sticking point in spending package amid efforts to reduce price tag, rally factions.
The two-term Republican governor is facing a primary challenge from the right.
The heads of Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron and BP will testify Thursday in the first congressional inquiry into industry efforts to hinder action on climate change.
For patients with certain cancers, out-of-pocket spending can exceed $15,000 a year. Legislation could take aim at prices and the amounts Medicare patients are charged.
Democrats are homing in on unrealized capital gains raises as a way to help fund their social spending bill.
New proposals would fund social and climate programs by tapping billionaires’ unrealized gains and by ensuring that the biggest companies cannot avoid income taxes altogether.
The plan stakes out new territory by putting levies on unrealized gains in the value of billionaires’ liquid assets, such as stocks, bonds and cash.
Over Zoom calls from basements and a breakfast in Brussels, faltering negotiations to remake the world’s tax architecture were revived.
The pandemic has helped convert more and more voters into early voters, as hundreds of thousands of Virginians have made clear in recent weeks.
The Justice Department said the global operation led to the arrests of over 150 people and the seizure of large quantities of opioids and other drugs.
Terry McAuliffe attacks Trump, but avoids talking about his Democratic ally in the White House — pointing up a vulnerability for the party next Tuesday, and beyond.
Democrats, including President Biden, are lobbying for Senator Joe Manchin III’s support, knowing he is a crucial swing vote on their domestic agenda.
If an abusive partner is controlling your finances, your whereabouts and who you socialize with, they're likely going to control your reproductive choices, too. And S.B. 8 just made it a lot easier for them to do that.
Virginian Republican Bob Good's "nearly everything that plagues our society" claim drew backlash on social media.
It’s not with the Republican grassroots, Max Boot argued in The Washington Post.
"Your World" anchor Neil Cavuto revealed some of the abuse he received from viewers after promoting the vaccine that likely saved his life.
Donald Trump Jr. claimed he "waited in breadlines" in Czechoslovakia in the 1980s.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York tried to goad the former president in an MSNBC interview.
"I ran against Donald Trump, and Terry’s running against an acolyte of Donald Trump," President Joe Biden said Tuesday.
The far-right lawmaker said the founding document "says to overthrow tyrants."
The longtime aide to Hillary Clinton didn't name the senator or his party, the Guardian reports.
A voting rights bill before the Senate contains new protections for election officials.
Houston Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair has apologized for referring to the coronavirus as the "China virus" at a charity event over the summer.
The Vatican announced Wednesday that it has begun administering the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, keeping the small city state on the cutting edge of response to the pandemic.
President Joe Biden argued Tuesday the United States is "on the right track" under his leadership, during a campaign speech for former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia.
Far-left Democrats' frustration on Wednesday is growing over the faltering $3.5 trillion reconciliation negotiations with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ).
Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) said on Tuesday the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill being pushed by Democrats includes a "carve-out" to provide "unlimited use of foreign workers" for Big Tech companies.
Rice cultivated on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido "has become tastier thanks to (global) warming," former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso said Monday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand's government said Tuesday it will expand a vaccine mandate to include thousands of workers who have close contact with their customers -- including employees at restaurants, bars, gyms and hair salons.
On Monday, and for the fifth time in about a year, His Fraudulency Joe Biden told a fake story riddled with lies about his experience with an Amtrak train conductor.
Queen Elizabeth II has pulled out of attending a reception for world leaders at the COP26 climate conference in Scotland next week after receiving advice from doctors to rest.
The leaders of Russia and China aren't coming. Turkey nearly set off a diplomatic incident on the eve of the meeting. And the United States, Australia and France will be at the same table for the first time since Washington pulled the rug out from under Paris' $66 billion submarine deal Down Under.