California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election, marking just the second time in state history that a special election will be held to recall a sitting governor.
The next 24 hours could determine whether two of President Joe Biden's major bipartisan priorities — infrastructure and policing legislation — will collapse.
The Justice Department released six never-before-seen clips of police body-camera and surveillance footage showing rioters harassing and attacking police on January 6 around the US Capitol.
A former Chicago bank executive is on trial in Manhattan for allegedly taking bribes from onetime Donald Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, hoping to trade loans for a high-ranking position in the presidential administration.
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island defended his family's ties to an exclusive beach club in the state on Wednesday but apologized for "failing to address" what he called the "lack of diversity" at a sailing club to which he belongs.
People working with Joe Biden's presidential campaign repeatedly warned Facebook about violent campaign-related rhetoric on its platform during the heat of the 2020 election, but a series of email exchanges reveals how the social media giant sometimes brushed them off.
The top Democratic Party official in Texas on Wednesday blasted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's recent decisions to veto a portion of the state budget that funds the Texas Legislature and to convene a special legislative session next month, calling the moves "beyond shameful" as the party squares off with the governor over a slew of voting restrictions.
The Covid-19 outbreak at the US Embassy in Kabul has grown to 159 cases, according to a diplomatic cable sent Tuesday, as a devastating third wave of the deadly disease continues to hit Afghanistan.
Vice President Kamala Harris will head to the US-Mexico border on Friday, a source familiar with the trip told CNN.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday will announce a comprehensive strategy on violent crime prevention -- with a particular emphasis on gun crimes -- amid a nationwide surge in violent crime that's emerged as an area of concern for the White House.
After asking to make a “point of personal privilege” during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono reportedly accused Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of “mansplaining” to her about originalism.
Senior White House officials met twice with a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to discuss the framework of a massive infrastructure bill and made enough progress to warrant another meeting Thursday at the White House.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Bishop William Barber II were both arrested Wednesday while protesting against the filibuster and Republican opposition to a federal minimum wage increase outside the U.S. Capitol.
The scandal-plagued Democratic mayor of Rochester, N.Y., who is facing felony charges and married to an alleged drug-trafficker, has lost her primary and won’t run as a third-party candidate, bringing an end to her tenure as head of the city after two terms.
The White House announced on Wednesday that it is now the “appropriate time" for Harris to travel down South to see the border after the veep dismissed the idea of a visit as a “grand gesture” earlier this month.
The National Guard saw its busiest year with more troops deployed in June 2020 than any time since World War II a top general said Wednesday, but White House budget cuts mean the force will see a drop in authorized troops.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law, a new bill that will, among other things, allow college students to use recordings of their college professors’ lectures as evidence in complaints about political bias to the university.
California’s effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has succeeded in forcing a new election within 90 days following the validation of more than 1.5 million signatures, according to state officials.
An oversight committee in Michigan on Wednesday confirmed the results of the November 2020 general election, which declared President Biden the winner last year.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said that the federal government should "encourage" private businesses to implement vaccine passports when he was asked this week about Texas's ban on the practice.
In his first one-on-one interview since Vice President Kamala Harris took office, Emhoff said that her decision to visit the border later this week was not motivated by politics.
Bipartisan group "wouldn’t be going to the White House if we didn’t think we had something,” Sen. Mark Warner says, though no details have been revealed.
"I didn’t realize this, I have to admit, that federal firefighters get paid $13 an hour. That’s going to end in my administration," Biden said on Tuesday.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Peter Alexander, second gentleman Doug Emhoff addresses criticism as Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit the border. “She’s just focused on the work,” Emhoff says.
As crime rates rise across America, President Biden released plans today for five new strike forces to deal with firearms trafficking. Included in his plan: hiring more police officers and bringing violence intervention programs to 15 cities.
Bab al-Hawa, the crossing between Turkey and Syria that is the last authorized humanitarian corridor, is at risk of closing if Russia could vetoes a U.N. resolution requiring it to stay open.
Anna Morgan-Lloyd pleaded guilty to a single charge of illegally demonstrating in the Capitol building and was sentenced to three years of probation.
The president said he wants to "supercharge what works" by cracking down on rogue gun dealers and increase funding for police and social service programs.
“So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational awareness of the country which we are here to defend?” asked Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Walton, 39, will become the first socialist mayor of a large American city since 1960 if she wins the general election in November.
The agreement comes after White House officials met with the bipartisan group of senators twice on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of high school cheerleader Brandi Levy, who expressed her disappointment with profanity on social media about not making the varsity squad. The high court ruled her speech was protected by the First Amendment after she was suspended. Jan Crawford has more.
Delegates at the 30th International Convention, with representatives from all 500 Teamsters local unions, will vote Thursday on a new resolution to build worker power at Amazon.
The president also said he is holding out hope the Assault Weapons Ban will be reinstated.
"Failing to increase the debt limit would have absolutely catastrophic economic consequences," Yellen told lawmakers.
"Congress should be laying out the terms and conditions for Puerto Rico to become a state," Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi said.
Austin's recommendation comes amid increasing pressure from Congress to overhaul the system for addressing sexual assault in the military.
This comes after Senate Republicans blocked what had been considered a bipartisan effort to create an independent 9/11-style commission last month.
The high court ruled 8-1 in favor of the student, Brandi Levy.
D.C. police officer Michael Fanone suffered a heart attack and a brain injury from defending the U.S. Capitol against pro-Trump rioters on January 6. Only on "CBS This Morning," Kris Van Cleave speaks with Fanone, Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger and Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell about the need for a 9/11-style commission to investigate the insurrection.
Some details are “still to be worked out,” Sen. Collins said, but lawmakers and White House aides believe major progress was made Wednesday.
A new report by a GOP-controlled state Senate committee Wednesday sought to tamp down calls for a ballot audit, but also reinforced a Republican push for new voting rules.
Among other measures, the Biden administration intends to revoke the licenses of gun sellers who neglect to run required background checks.
The new system, under which voters rank multiple favorites, means the final result will not be known until next month.
The Democrat from Rhode Island said the attention to the issue made him reevaluate his other affiliations and he found that a sailing club he belongs to lacks diversity.
The court ruled 8 to 1 that the punishment was too severe, although it declined to say schools never have a role in disciplining students for off-campus speech.
In a 6-to-3 ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that it is the kind of uncompensated ‘taking’ of private property by the government that the Constitution forbids.
Police pursuing someone fleeing arrest might require a warrant if the crime is minor, the court’s majority agrees.
The White House sees a political advantage in focusing on gun control as a way to stem the violence.
Progressives cheered the results in down-ballot races and in Buffalo, even as the outcome of the mayoral primary appeared less rosy.
The move is meant to place interpreters and others who worked with departing American forces somewhere safe until visas for them to enter the United States are processed.
The British government is failing to take necessary steps to meet “historic” climate promises, an advisory panel said.
Backers of the elections bill hope Republican obstruction will lead to a change in Senate rules, but Democratic holdouts remain firm.
While party leaders have long worried about the discriminatory effects of such laws, many now see other restrictive voting measures pushed by Republicans as a more urgent threat.
The aid program, part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package that Congress passed in March, is intended to help farmers who have endured generations of racial discrimination.
The president made clear that he intends to approach crime prevention by investing in, rather than defunding, the police as he waded into an urgent national debate over policing.
The chief, Rodney S. Scott, had become known for his support of President Donald J. Trump’s signature border wall, and had resisted a Biden initiative to stop using the phrase “illegal alien.”
A strong showing by Eric Adams in the New York mayoral race and President Biden’s announcement of a new crime-fighting agenda signal a shift by Democrats toward themes of public safety.
The move comes as Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit the southwest border on Friday.
The ex-president also reportedly mocked people sick with the coronavirus, according to a new book from The Washington Post’s Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta.
"Family fireworks about to be ignited for our viewing entertainment," the longtime Trump fixer wrote.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth lambasted policies that allowed the U.S. to deport noncitizen veterans, and called on lawmakers to help bring them home.
Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he wants the state legislature to include the issue in its July 8 special session, despite the bill already failing to pass.
Ethnic minorities account for about 13% of the U.K. population but only 8.5% of the Royal Household staff.
State Senate Republicans urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made baseless allegations about the results.
The president on Wednesday announced 16 other nominations for key roles in his administration.
“We’re excited about the possibility here,” the civil rights attorney said.
The payments are set to resume at the end of September unless the White House acts.
The Rhode Island Democrat said he's been assured the club has nonwhite club members and that its improving diversity remains a priority.
Bob Costas once said that the NBA's social justice messaging was alienating its fans, and Bob Costas is a very smart man.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Wednesday on his show "Cuomo Prime Time" that Republicans, which he referred to as "the party of Trump," would be going crazy if a black guy treated the police the way White guys did at the Capitol on January 6.
Major League Baseball (MLB) chose the wokes over their fans when they relocated the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a statement Wednesday ripping Vice President Kamala Harris in response to her announcement to visit the southern border this week.
President Joe Biden delivered Wednesday's remarks on the administration’s strategy to prevent gun crimes across the country when he issued a stark warning for gun brokers who have willfully sold guns to people who are not authorized to own one and are used to commit violent crimes.
Pop superstar Britney Spears told a Los Angeles, California, judge on Wednesday that her conservatorship has forced her to use birth control, which has prevented her from having a third child.
During a portion of an interview with theGrio released on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that Republicans are blocking federal election legislation “Because they can’t win any other way. They can’t win any other way. So, they have
A group of Republican and Democrat lawmakers announced Wednesday that they had struck a deal with President Joe Biden on a potential infrastructure package.
President Joe Biden delivered remarks Wednesday on the administration's strategy to prevent gun crimes across the country when he said there is "a range of programs" he believes is needed to keep Americans from pulling the trigger.
Gov. Ned Lamont (D-CT) signed a bill that legalizes possession of marijuana in the state and anticipates retail sales of the drug in 2022.