Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — After months of back and forth, House Republicans and the White House this weekend unveiled a deal on raising the nation’s $31.4 trillion borrowing limit while implementing some caps on government spending and other policy changes. The legislation, which was released publicly on Sunday, will need to […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced at a brief presser on Saturday night that House Republicans and the White House have reached a tentative deal to raise the federal government’s debt limit, ending a monthslong stalemate. “I just got off the phone with the president — I talked to him twice today — […]

Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A bipartisan majority of Congress will approve a compromise in the coming days to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and avert a historic default that could upend the economy while enforcing some limits on government spending, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy predicted on Sunday. McCarthy, flanked by the two Republican negotiators […]

Leigh Vogel/Abaca/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Deputy Homeland Security Secretary John Tien, a 24-year Army vet, now finds himself with a new challenge, handed down by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas specifically because of his background: defeating, disrupting and dismantling Mexican drug cartels. “These cartels are responsible for human smuggling, human trafficking, narcotics trafficking in particular, who […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are headed toward a clash in the 2024 GOP primary race and are already foreshadowing an intense conflict of personalities. Their stances on tax and spending policies, however, aren’t so different. In a GOP largely remade by Trump’s 2016 success, many leading […]

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden plans to nominate Gen. “CQ” Brown, the current Air Force chief of staff, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House said Wednesday, elevating the four-star general to be the senior military adviser to the president. Biden will […]

Grant Faint/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — “The taxpayer must render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, but no more.” With those words, Chief Justice John Roberts and a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a 94-year-old Minnesota woman who got no compensation when the government seized her home over a small unpaid tax bill and […]

Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Gridlock in Washington over raising the debt ceiling threatens to disrupt payments to millions of Americans who rely on government benefits each month. Seniors, veterans and Americans living with disabilities could be the first to suffer if the federal government is unable to pay its bills as […]

Creativeye99/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A former leading member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group was sentenced Friday to eight years and six months in prison for her role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Jessica Watkins led a small group into the Capitol building, but prosecutors said her actions enabled many more […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — What started as a rocky presidential campaign launch marred with technical issues ended with a massive roll-in of cash for the first 24 hours of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign. DeSantis raised $8.2 million in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, according to sources familiar with the […]

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