Hundreds of members of Congress urge Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade

U.S. 01/03/20, 06:13

A coalition of 270 members from both houses of Congress filed a legal brief on Thursday, Jan. 2, urging the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion. The brief signed by 39 senators and 168 representatives with mostly Republicans ...

Americans happy with economy but have ‘lost faith’ in Congress

Politics 05/24/19, 16:26

Opinion White House officials have declared that Americans have lost faith in Washington. Meanwhile, a new poll conducted by CBS News found that an overwhelming majority of Americans feel that the economy is in good shape and are giving President Trump credit for the strong numbers. A statement released by the Trump ...

Rep. Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitic and unapologetic

Opinion 03/08/19, 22:33

We expect our congressional representatives to not offend our allies, such as Israel. It would appear that Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-Minn.), a freshman congresswoman, didn't get that memo. In late May 2018, conservative writer John Gilmore, @Shabbosgoy on Twitter, found an old tweet of Omar's he thought was offensive to Jews. ...

The new Congress is here. 4 debates to monitor

Politics 01/03/19, 07:20

Democrats take control of the House of Representatives Thursday, starting a new era of divided government. Here are four things to watch as the 116th Congress begins Thursday amid a government shutdown. Tension Between Progressives and Other Democrats Democrats are set to vote Thursday on a rules package. While it’s supported by incoming ...

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

U.S. 11/29/18, 09:48

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate deal in Russia. Cohen made a surprise appearance Thursday in a New York courtroom at around 9 a.m. He admitted to making false statements in 2017 to the U.S. ...

Texas ruling may allow licensing of migrant family detention

Texas 11/28/18, 19:28

A Texas appeals court's ruling Wednesday could allow state authorities to formally license two detention centers that house thousands of immigrant families, something advocates warn might lead to the unlimited detention of migrant children. Two facilities in the South Texas cities of Karnes and Dilley have the capacity to detain roughly ...

Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triples

Enviroment 11/28/18, 17:40

Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week released a final strategy plan for upgrading the Brandon ...

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