Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday announced an all-female Senate sergeant-at-arms leadership team, after the previous sergeant-at-arms resigned as part of the fallout from the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a torrent of criticism over his surprise decision to roll back his state's mask mandate and business restrictions -- moves that strategists and activists in both parties said are aimed at appeasing an impatient Republican base ahead of his 2022 reelection bid and with an eye on the 2024 presidential race.
In an opinion article published on Wednesday, former Vice President Mike Pence did something he used to do in office: echo a lie from former President Donald Trump in a slightly more sophisticated way.
Senate Democrats are down to the wire.
President Joe Biden sharply criticized states such as Texas and Mississippi for lifting Covid-19 restrictions against pleas from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top public health officials, accusing those in power of "Neanderthal thinking."
Information provided by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warns of increased chatter among extremists, including members of the Three Percenters extremist group, discussing possible plots against the Capitol on March 4, a date that conspiracy theorists have focused on, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday that Donald Trump has a duty to call off his supporters in light of a potential threat against the US Capitol on Thursday -- less than two months after the January 6 Capitol insurrection incited by the former President.
The acting chief of the US Capitol Police department acknowledged command and intelligence failures the day insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, but dodged questions from lawmakers trying to understand how the request for an increased budget would address those failures.
Migrant children crossing the US-Mexico border alone are staying in Border Patrol custody for longer than three days on average, overwhelming capacity at border facilities and indicating a crisis taking shape, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.
The House of Representatives is slated to vote Wednesday on legislation aimed at preventing police misconduct that Democrats named in honor of George Floyd, whose death in police custody sparked nationwide calls to overhaul policing and address racial injustice.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign due to his inability to understand the "need for self-restraint", New York Democratic Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti told "America Reports" on Wednesday.
Senate Republicans railed against President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus legislation as a liberal bailout to blue states as they plan to make passage of the bill as painful as possible for Democrats this week.
Family members of New York seniors who died after contracting coronavirus while in nursing homes told Fox News they hope the sexual harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo don't overshadow the deaths.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s apologetic news conference Wednesday afternoon was “full of falsehoods and inaccurate information,” according to the attorney of a former staffer who has accused him of sexual harassment.
Despite facing criticism, Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott made the right move by lifting statewide coronavirus restrictions, state Attorney General Ken Paxton told "The Faulkner Focus" Wednesday.
Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman and failed Democratic Senate and presidential candidate, ripped Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday for rescinding the state’s coronavirus mask mandate, painting Texas as a “failed state” as it recovers from severe winter weather and the COVID-19 pandemic.
California lawmakers announced a $6.6 billion aid package to assist reopening in-person teaching across the state -- a portion of which assists with contingencies to allow teachers and staff to remain at home.
The House of Representatives canceled votes Thursday in Washington amid new security threats at the Capitol and members will work late into the evening Wednesday.
The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by the House is "a wildly out-of-proportion response to where the country is at the moment," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told "The Story" Wednesday.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defended her administration's controversial payouts to three departing state officials
Josh Mandel is working to position himself as the Republican most in sync with former President Donald Trump in the race to succeed GOP Sen. Rob Portman.
The White House chief of staff has sent out dozens of tweets and retweets per day since the inauguration, gaining notice in the halls of Washington.
The escalating rhetoric on so-called "cancel culture" is conservatives' way of saying they are losing power in society and they want someone to stop that.
Biden warned that now is not the time to ease health guidelines, especially as his administration works to ramp up vaccinations.
"I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable," he said. "It was unintentional. And I truly and deeply apologize for it."
The Senate bill would cut off payments at $80,000 for single filers and $160,000 for joint filers.
China is the only country with enough power to jeopardize the current global order, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a speech Wednesday.
Neither a former U.S. general involved in the project nor the firm that sold the flawed planes has been held accountable, a watchdog report says.
One of the military leaders who advised against deploying troops was Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, the Guard chief said.
If the Conservative Political Action Conference made anything clear, it’s that Donald Trump may not last long as the standard-bearer of Trumpism.
FBI Director Christopher Wray committed to greater transparency following intense questioning from Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island during a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. Senator Whitehouse joins "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on how Congress can hold the bureau accountable. He also discusses intelligence failures leading up to the Capitol riot, and weighs in on how the U.S. can shift toward renewable energy while taking care of workers.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed back against calls to step down after multiple women allege that he sexually harassed them. Cuomo said he was embarrassed by the matter, but added that he would not resign. Jericka Duncan reports.
President Biden and public health officials criticized the rollback of a mask mandate in Texas and other states. Some businesses say they will still enforce mask wearing. Janet Shamlian has more.
Governors in Texas and Mississippi are reversing their mask mandates before high-risk groups are fully vaccinated.
Latinas have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with many having to rely on their children as their only lifeline. Lilia Luciano takes a look in our CBS News series Women and the Pandemic.
The Capitol is locking down ahead of more threats from domestic extremists who believe the conspiracy theory that former President Trump will be inaugurated on March 4. Jeff Pegues shares the latest.
A Pentagon watchdog report found former White House physician Ronny Jackson, now a Texas congressman, bullied subordinates and broke rules about drinking on the job.
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
Under a new deal between President Biden and moderate Senate Democrats, only people making $80,000 or less will receive another stimulus check. Weijia Jiang reports.
President Biden agreed to a demand by moderate Democrats to begin phasing out stimulus checks at a faster rate.
As Biden pursues an array of actions to solidify transgender rights, conservatives mount a backlash that focuses on women’s sports.
The independent-minded Republican senator says she is focused on securing help for Alaska, which has been hit hard by the pandemic: ‘My state needs relief.’
The president held a bipartisan meeting on fighting cancer at the White House as senators heard from U.S. defense and law enforcement officials about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
The 63-year-old governor has been accused by younger women of inappropriate and unwanted encounters.
Investigators have asked about Allen Weisselberg’s loyalty and his sons’ business dealings, according to people familiar with the case.
The legislation, which faces obstacles in the Senate, would ban chokeholds, end racial and religious profiling and prohibit certain no-knock warrants.
The new administration is embracing parts of Trump’s protectionist stance and rejecting a full embrace of free-trade policies.
Two senators tried to draw a comparison between last year's protests at the White House and the Jan. 6 violence.
Cuomo on Wednesday made his first lengthy public comments about the sexual harassment allegations against him. They prompted some questions.
Cuomo on Wednesday made his first lengthy public comments about the sexual harassment allegations against him. They prompted some questions.
In his first major address, the secretary of state pledged to focus on how diplomacy has a direct effect on regular Americans. At the top of the list: dealing with China.
A day after President Biden said teachers should be prioritized for vaccination, the first lady and the education secretary hit the road to urge communities to return to in-person learning.
Maj. Gen. William J. Walker testified that he did not receive permission to deploy troops for hours on Jan. 6, as violence by pro-Trump supporters escalated.
Ronny Jackson, a Republican who enthused that President Donald J. Trump had “incredible genes,” sexually harassed a woman on a White House trip and had “meltdowns” with his staff, a report found.
The omnibus voting, ethics and campaign finance bill would roll back barriers to voting enacted by Republican statehouses, but it faces an uphill battle in the Senate.
Requiring higher-level approval is a stopgap measure as officials review whether to tighten Trump-era targeting rules and civilian safeguards.
President Biden’s approval rating dips, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo refuses to resign.
The social network had prohibited political ads on its site indefinitely after the November election. Such ads have been criticized for spreading misinformation.
The report said the Justice Department declined to investigate her promotion of her family’s shipbuilding business while serving as transportation secretary in the Trump administration.
The president’s approval rating now stands at 51 percent nationwide, with 42 percent of the country disapproving, according to a Monmouth University poll.
The $1.9 trillion plan is broadly popular, but that isn't stopping GOP members of Congress from lining up against it.
The lies Trump told at CPAC about the election and his record were not new, but his request for supporters to give money to his new political committee was a first.
A years-long investigation found a series of misconduct from Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson.
The president said easing COVID-19 restrictions in Texas, Mississippi and other states was a "big mistake" and emphasized the importance of masks.
For the last time, the 2020 election was not marred by "significant voting irregularities."
New data shows that onsite OSHA inspections plunged 35% during the worst workplace safety crisis in generations.
The New York governor admitted he made people “uncomfortable” but said he never inappropriately touched anyone.
Anti-abortion lawmakers are hopeful that one of their bills will be the vehicle used to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Alise Cua, the mother of 18-year-old Capitol insurrectionist Bruno Cua, pled with a judge to release her son from custody while he awaits trial.
The former first lady said her mood during Inauguration Day was anxious at first, but the event ultimately made her hopeful for America's future.
Millions of Americans remain under business restrictions, mask mandates, and quarantine requirements as foreign nationals at the United States-Mexico are traveling freely into the nation's interior.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), who lifted most COVID-19 restrictions put in place on businesses in his state last week, has reaffirmed that he is committed to ending a statewide mask mandate should hospitalizations and the number of reported cases continue to fall.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) apologized to the state of New York and the women he made feed uncomfortable on Wednesday but hedged by saying he has kissed hundreds of "women, men, [and] children... even legislators."
Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said to Texans "you don't need" the vaccine for COVID-19. Moore, minutes later, clarified himself and said "we must and will find a way to vaccinate the poor and people of color in Texas," excluding, still, millions of Texans he apparently deems undeserving of being immunized after Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) announced that the state would be reopening "100 percent," and that the mask mandate is being lifted.
The National Basketball League has yet to comment after a Chinese court ruled that homosexuality is a "psychological disorder."
Officials at Universal Orlando are “evaluating the in-park experiences" in its Dr. Seuss area after claims the author used racist images.
Florida health officias formally shot down claims by the left that Super Bowl 55 would be a coronavirus super spreading event.
Former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama hosted several events while in the White House that focused on Dr. Seuss and his iconic children’s books, six of which have been pulled from product because of alleged racist content.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested more than 1,600 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas during a three-day span. During that period, the agents also arrested a previously deported rapist.
Democrats are moving to prioritize radical policy proposals, tackling amnesty, gun control, a $15 minimum wage, and H.R.1, which would ultimately lead to the federalization of elections.