Is the Supreme Court Going to Get a Code of Ethics?

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Following alleged ethics violations at the Supreme Court that lawmakers do not feel have been adequately addressed, the House Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing on Thursday into a reported lobbying campaign by religious conservatives to influence the Court. It comes after a New York Times report last month revealing the Court’s decision […]

The Rare Case of Chinese Protests: Now and Then

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Chinese authorities have tightened security following a rare outbreak of protests across the country over the weekend. Young, healthy people rose up in an unprecedented move to attack the government’s zero Covid policy—which includes draconian lockdowns that span entire cities—and to call for the ousting of President Xi Jinping and other leaders of the Chinese […]

A Train Strike is Looming at Just About the Worst Time

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Americans face the possibility of a nationwide train strike at just about the worst time—right in the middle of the holiday shopping and travel season. The threat is sparking calls for Congress to intervene—right in the middle of its busy lame duck session ahead of a power shift in the new year. Train Worker Walkout […]

Midterm Wrap-up: How the Power Plays All Shook Out

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It was a midterm election that bucked virtually all trends and most expectations. It raises questions about how the plays for power all shook out, and how the country will be shaping up heading into 2023. The Red Wave Didn’t Happen Republicans had been anticipating a big night on November 8, predicting a “red wave” […]

Other Potential GOP Candidates Weigh in on Trump’s Reelection Bid

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Former President Trump’s Tuesday night 2024 reelection announcement may be the earliest by a non-incumbent in modern history, but he’s not likely to remain alone forever in his bid for the GOP nomination. Here’s what some of the other Republicans whose names have been tossed around as potential 2024 candidates have said about Trump running […]

What to Expect from the Lame Duck Congress

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The 118th Congress will be sworn in on January 3, 2023. Meanwhile, the current lame duck Congress is back at work following last week’s elections with a full to-do list to check off over roughly the next six weeks. Busy Agenda with Leadership in Flux Congress returned to work Monday to a volatile post-election landscape, […]

Would a GOP-led House End Funding to Ukraine?

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With vote tallies coming in and it looking more likely that the GOP will take majority control of the House of Representatives in 2023, recent remarks by prominent Republicans have called into question whether U.S. funding for Ukraine will, in fact, continue next year. Republicans Move Toward a House Majority Votes were still being counted […]

Gen Z, Young Millennials Prevented a Red Wave

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While many races remained too close to call as of Wednesday morning, leaving which party will control Congress in 2023 in question, an Election Day “red wave” did not occur. And it appears, Democrats have Generation Z and young Millennials to thank for shielding them from a shellacking. According to CNN’s national exit polling, Democrats […]

Trump Org Appeals Monitorship

Attorneys for  the Trump Organization on Monday sought to halt and overturn a New York judge’s order to install a monitor over the former President’s real estate company, claiming the state overreached by tying up “nearly $5 billion in assets” during the New York Attorney General’s $250 million fraud lawsuit. Paperwork filed Monday challenged Manhattan […]

White House Officials Traveling to Cuba to Discuss Migration

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Two high-ranking White House officials are set to travel to Havana this week to  meet with members of the Cuban government to discuss immigration issues. The announcement from the State Department came Monday, just days after survivors of a speedboat with Cuban migrants heading to the U.S. said the Cuban Coast Guard had rammed their […]