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Texas Supreme Court pauses lower court's order allowing pregnant woman to have an abortion
Ousted former Speaker Kevin McCarthy endorses Trump for president in 2024: The ousted speaker said he and Trump are "very honest with one another."
Quick Glance: Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to Leave Congress
- Former Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, is leaving the House of Representatives in Washington
- McCarthy, 58, announced in a Wall Street Journal column that he will be leaving Congress after holding and then losing the role of speaker for nine months
- His departure could hamper the party's hopes of retaining the majority next year, as he played a significant role in helping Republicans take control of the House in 2022
- Although representing a safe Republican district in California, his departure will further narrow the already slim Republican majority early next year as Congress tries to avert a partial government shutdown in mid-January
Texas judge to consider pregnant woman's request for order allowing her to have an abortion
Quick Glance: Texas Judge Grants Pregnant Woman Abortion Amid State Ban
- District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble grants pregnant woman with fatal diagnosis permission for abortion
- Lawsuit by 31-year-old mother from Dallas area is first of its kind since Roe v. Wade overturn
- Temporary restraining order allows abortion under narrow exceptions to Texas' ban
- Texas and 12 other states have rushed to ban abortion, facing opposition and legal challenges
Texas attorney general petitions state supreme court after woman who sued the state was granted permission for an abortion
Texas Supreme Court pauses lower court's order allowing woman's emergency abortion
Quick Glance: Texas Supreme Court Halts Abortion for Pregnant Woman
- Texas Supreme Court puts on hold ruling allowing abortion for pregnant woman.
- Ruling applied to Kate Cox, a 31-year-old mother of two from Dallas area.
- Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued against medical exception for Cox.
- Pregnant woman from Kentucky also filed lawsuit demanding right to abortion.
Donald Trump Faces Legal 'Hurricane': The former president's 14th Amendment case in Colorado could have wide ranging political and legal consequences.
Quick Glance: Colorado Supreme Court to Decide on Trump's Ballot Removal
- Oral arguments set for Wednesday afternoon before Colorado Supreme Court regarding Trump's role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol
- Denver district court judge ruled Trump not disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment despite involvement in insurrection
- Trump also appealed judge's finding of culpability in Capitol attack
- Dozens of lawsuits filed this year to prevent Trump from running for president again
Biden forgives another $5 billion in student loans: That's $132 billion in student loan relief for over 3.6 million Americans.
Quick Glance: Government Erases 3.6 Million Student Loans
- New efforts announced by the U.S. Department of Education to aid borrowers affected by repayment program issues.
- Over 900,000 borrowers have had approximately $44 billion in federal student loan debts approved for erasure due to changes in income-driven repayment plans.
- Nearly 750,000 borrowers have now received up to $53.5 billion in relief through modifications to the previously troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness plan.
- The Biden administration has approved the cancellation of almost $132 billion in federal student loan debts for more than 3.6 million Americans.
Kentucky woman approximately eight weeks pregnant files lawsuit challenging state’s abortion bans
Quick Glance: Legal Action for Abortion Rights in Kentucky
- A woman in Kentucky is demanding the right to have an abortion through a legal action.
- The ban on abortions in Kentucky violates the rights of the plaintiff.
- Jane Doe, about eight weeks pregnant, wants to have an abortion in Kentucky.
- She is seeking class-action status to include other Kentuckians who desire to have an abortion.
US Tank Munitions for Israel Expedited by Biden Administration: The US cleared the potential sale of almost 14,000 tank rounds to Israel, citing an emergency ...
Republicans fret about shrinking majority as McCarthy plans exit: "Hopefully there is no one else that steps down," said one GOP lawmaker.
Trump's Capitol Hill allies push part of his 2025 agenda: Trump's MAGA loyalists on in Congress aim to turn many of his campaign-rally talking points into law.
Harvard, Penn and MIT urged by 74 US Congress members to sack leaders: Letter from politicians comes amid anger at three presidents’ Capitol Hill testimony on ...
Quick Glance: Democrats Vote to Subpoena Supreme Court Conservative Allies
- Senate Democrats vote to subpoena conservative allies of Supreme Court justices to learn about undisclosed gifts.
- Republicans push back against demanding information from Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo.
- Democrats argue for more information from Crow and Leo, stating that the court's code of conduct is insufficient.
- Republicans resist, claiming the effort aims to delegitimize the conservative court majority.
Wisconsin judge rules 1849 law doesn’t outlaw abortion: A Wisconsin circuit court judge has ruled that an 1849 law that classifies the destruction of a fetus by ...
Liz Cheney's 'Oath and Honor' spotlights dangers of a potential 2nd Trump presidency
George Santos will say just about anything on Cameo for $500: Admitting a lie, recommending OnlyFans 'twinks,' and congratulating a furry on coming out are all ...
Stefanik targets university presidents over ‘lack of moral clarity’ on antisemitism
Opioid Victims Have a Settlement. Will the Supreme Court Undo It?: The justices will decide whether the multibillion-dollar compensation deal struck by Purdue ...
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Examines Sackler Family's Role in Opioid Settlement
- The Biden administration is challenging a bankruptcy plan that allows the Sackler family to avoid future lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic.
- This is no ordinary bankruptcy case and involves the nationwide harm caused by the opioid crisis and the role played by Sackler-owned Purdue.
- As part of the proposed deal, which the Supreme Court put on hold in August, the Sackler family had agreed to pay around $6 billion to settle opioid-related claims, but only in return for a complete release from any liability in future cases.
- The overall settlement, including assets held by Purdue, is likely to be worth significantly more, with the reorganized company dedicated to tackling the impact of opioid abuse.
Ukraine’s US lifeline is hanging by a thinning thread | CNN Politics: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s grim bet that America and the West will tire of his ...
Bowen Yang’s George Santos Was a “Scandal in the Wind”: ‘SNL’ broke out the “Hallelujah” piano for George Santos’s swan song. But instead of Leonard Cohen ...
Quick Glance: George Santos Expelled from Congress
- House vote: New York Republican George Santos expelled.
- Santos, sixth member expelled in a Congress vote.
- Over 100 Republicans voted with Democrats for Santos' expulsion.
- Santos to be replaced in special election, date not set.
Kate Cox can't get abortion for now, Texas Supreme Court court says, halting judge's OK
Georgia Republicans approve new map that protects their advantage in state’s congressional delegation
Candidate for Santos' old seat is convicted on Jan. 6 charges after testifying he had 'no idea' Congress met in the Capitol
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, dies: O’Connor’s nomination in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan and subsequent confirmation by the ...
Quick Glance: Sandra Day O'Connor, First Female Supreme Court Justice, Passes Away
- Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, passes away at the age of 93 in Phoenix.
- She was unanimously appointed as the first female justice on the Supreme Court by the Senate in 1981.
- Her nomination by President Ronald Reagan ended 191 years of male exclusivity on the high court.
- O'Connor resisted the decision in 1989 to allow states to outlaw most abortions.
Not just the Supreme Court: Ethics troubles plague state high courts, too: This story also appeared in USA TODAY Subscribe on Google | Apple ...
Cheney says a Republican House majority in 2025 would present a ‘threat’ to the country
Donald Trump Could Be Disqualified Due to 55-Year-Old Ruling: A former Black Panther leader was excluded from the presidential ballot for violating a ...
New Legislation Proposes to Take Wall Street Out of the Housing Market: A bill introduced in the House and Senate would prevent hedge funds from owning ...
Quick Glance: New Rwanda Bill Grants Ministers Power to Disregard Human Rights Laws
- Government claims bill clarifies Rwanda as safe for asylum seekers, to be introduced in Parliament on Thursday.
- UK's highest court ruled last month that plans to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda were unlawful.
- Policy, first announced by former PM Boris Johnson in April 2022, aims to deter small boat crossings of the English Channel.
- Bill allows ministers to disregard emergency orders from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to temporarily halt flights to Rwanda during ongoing individual case considerations.
Kevin McCarthy is leaving Congress. He’s not alone.: In the U.S., the unusually high number of lawmakers stepping down has been interpreted by some as a sign of ...
Florida Democrat posts joking ‘in memoriam’ video for Santos, McCarthy: A Florida congressman posted a joking “in memoriam” video featuring former House Speaker ...
Florida state attorney, suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis, goes to court - UPI.com: A Democratic state attorney, suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis for "neglecting ...
The Supreme Court Case that Could Rewrite the Tax Code: Oral arguments begin on Tuesday in a high-stakes case that could redefine what is taxable income.
Editorial: Sandra Day O’Connor shone as a beacon for law’s power and integrity: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor shone as a beacon for law’s power ...
Federal appeals court rules Trump can be sued for inciting violence on Jan. 6: A federal appeals court says lawsuits against Donald Trump brought by Capitol ...
Quick Glance: Court Allows Lawsuits Against Trump for Inciting Jan. 6 Violence
- Trump’s sweeping claims of presidential immunity rejected by the circuit court.
- Expected rejection of the same claim by judge in Capitol riot criminal trial.
HAPPENING NOW: Pres. Biden delivers remarks urging Congress to pass additional funding for Ukraine. abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-calls-congress-urgently-approve-ukraine-aid/story?id=105426215
Elon Musk asks Supreme Court to undo ‘Twitter sitter’ agreement with SEC : Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to undo a settlement agreement ...
A MAGA court in New Orleans is shaping the Supreme Court’s agenda : The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals makes SCOTUS look moderate by comparison
GOP Senate candidates soften abortion stances ahead of 2024: Republican candidates in states that will determine Senate control have quietly shifted their ...
Trump is not immune from election-subversion prosecution, judge rules: “A former President’s exposure to federal criminal liability is essential to fulfilling ...
Quick Glance: Judge Rejects Trump's Immunity Claim
- Former US President Donald Trump attends civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court.
- Judge Tanya Chutkan rules that Trump has no immunity from criminal charges.
- Chutkan's ruling is the first in the US affirming that presidents can be charged with crimes like any other citizen.
- Trump's lawyers claimed he is 'absolutely immune' from charges, which was rejected by Judge Chutkan.
Nearly half of GOP say the U.S. is giving too much to Ukraine, poll finds: The Pew Research Center’s finding shows a big partisan divide on the issue and comes ...
Supreme Court seems inclined to narrowly uphold Trump tax provision: The challenge by a Washington state couple is widely viewed as an effort to preemptively ...
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Case Could Impact Taxation of the Wealthy
- The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Moore vs United States, a case that could limit Congress from imposing certain types of wealth taxes in the future.
- The couple argues that the transition tax violates the 16th Amendment, which gives Congress the power to levy taxes on income, as they never received any of the company’s profits.
- While the justices could limit their decision to the transition tax, a ruling in favor of the Moores could bring a lot of uncertainty into the nation’s current tax system and lead to more lawsuits aiming to challenge other provisions that impose taxes on unrealized or undistributed income.
- Various groups filing amicus briefs would like the Supreme Court to issue a decision that would block such proposals in the future.
US aims to show Trump's history of vote fraud claims at 2020 election trial: U.S. prosecutors trying Donald Trump on charges of trying to overturn his 2020 ...
US expresses support for Guyana's sovereignty amid border tensions with Venezuela
Quick Glance: Venezuelans Approve Takeover of Oil-Rich Region in Guyana
- Venezuelans voted overwhelmingly to approve the takeover of an oil-rich region in Guyana, escalating a long-standing territorial dispute.
- The area in question, the densely forested Essequibo region, comprises about two-thirds of Guyana’s national territory and is roughly the size of Florida.
- The referendum aimed to create a Venezuelan state in the Essequibo region, provide its population with Venezuelan citizenship, and incorporate that state into the map of Venezuelan territory.
- Although the vote’s result was widely expected within Venezuela, its practical implications are likely to be minimal, with the creation of a Venezuelan state within the Essequibo a remote possibility.
US Supreme Court Suggests Support for 2017 Tax on Foreign Earnings: US Supreme Court justices signaled they are inclined to uphold a 2017 tax on American-owned ...
With George Santos out of Congress, special election to fill his New York seat is set for February
Zelensky to address senators Tuesday as Congress considers Ukraine funding - UPI.com
Quick Glance: Selenskyj Seeks US Funding for Ukraine
- Ukraine at risk of losing key financial support
- Selenskyj appeals directly to US Senate for support
- Government faces funding shortage by year-end
- Domestic political dispute hinders release of new US aid
Lawmakers will vote on censuring Rep. Jamaal Bowman for pulling fire alarm in House office building
Trump claims immunity in Jan. 6 lawsuits. Federal court disagrees.: While a federal appeals court dismissed Donald Trump’s claims that presidential immunity ...
Grand jury indicts 6 in alleged Trump fake elector plot: Six people are accused of submitting false documents to Congress saying Donald Trump won the 2020 ...
Quick Glance: Nevada Indicts 6 Republicans as Fake Trump Electors
- A Nevada investigation led to the indictment of six Republicans who falsely declared Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election in their state.
- The fake electors, involved in the state GOP or Clark County GOP, have been charged with offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument.
- The indictments in Nevada are just the latest in a series of investigations in several states into the activities of Republican electors.
- Democratic attorneys general in New Mexico and Arizona are also examining the role of fake electors in their states.
Patrick McHenry, Former Interim Speaker, to Leave Congress: The North Carolina congressman, who leads the House Financial Services Committee ...
Quick Glance: Patrick McHenry Announces Retirement from Congress
- Rep. Patrick McHenry announced he will not seek reelection.
- McHenry, 48, from Lincoln County, surprised with this decision just weeks after a tumultuous time without a House speaker.
- McHenry spent most of his time in Congress working to become chair of the House Financial Services Committee.
- The slim majority of House Republicans allowed the far-right House Freedom Caucus to hold bills and policy hostage.
Why are the 14th Amendment lawsuits seeking to bar Trump failing? : So far, all 14th Amendment lawsuits against Trump have been rejected by courts.
This couple is fighting $15,000 in taxes. Their case could cost Washington trillions
Scoop: House Democrats launch task force on lawmaker security: The move is “in response to growing security concerns,” House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries ...
Supreme Court drapes courtroom doors in honor of Sandra Day O’Connor: The Supreme Court hung a black drape over the courtroom doors in remembrance of the late ...
Here’s why it would be even harder now to kill Obamacare: Among the main reasons: A record number of people signing up for Obamacare policies ...
Trump’s Attempt to Delay His Jan. 6 Trial Receives a Double Blow: On Friday, two federal courts in Washington rejected parallel claims by former President Donald ...
If there's a winner that chooses the cash option for Friday's Mega Millions drawing, they will go home with more than $188.2 million.
What Sandra Day O’Connor Did as the Swing Vote on the High Court: For a time, she was perhaps the most important person in the country.
Federal appeals court blocks some of New York gun law: A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of three parts of a New York gun law ...
Sandra Day O’Connor Is Celebrated as a ‘Trailblazer’: Public figures from across the political spectrum heralded the former Supreme Court justice for breaking ...
Quick Glance: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman on Supreme Court, Dies at 93
- Sandra Day O’Connor, first female Supreme Court Justice, dies at age 93.
- She died in Phoenix of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness.
- Chief Justice John Roberts mourns her death.
- She refused to let states outlaw most abortions.
Senate Democrat says he’ll block vote on new NSA, Cyber Command chief: Sen. Rob Wyden (D-Ore.) said he plans to block the confirmation of Lt. Gen ...
Police raid Moscow gay bars after a Supreme Court ruling labeled LGBTQ+ movement ‘extremist’
Lawsuit claims new NC districts discriminate against minority voters: A group of Black and Latino voters in North Carolina filed a lawsuit Monday to stop the ...
Biden administration unveils new Ukraine aid package ahead of contentious vote: The Biden administration unveiled a new Ukraine aid package Wednesday ...
US State Department asks Congress to approve sales of tank munitions to Israel: The US State Department has asked Congress to approve a sale of tens of thousands ...
Supreme Court Review of Sackler Settlement Threatens to Upend Bankruptcy Deals: Members of the Sackler family who profited from the sale of OxyContin may ...
5th Circuit rules Texas must remove river border buoys : The barrier in the river border Texas shares with Mexico has been condemned by immigrant advocates ...
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