Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:11:02 EDT

Biden Calls for Big Budget Bill to Include Immigration

President Joe Biden, who has called for providing a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamer immigrants, said on Thursday that a big budget bill being written by Democrats in Congress should tackle immigration.Biden, who made the comment to reporters at the White House,...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:03:45 EDT

MyPillow Employee Beheaded in Broad Daylight Near Minneapolis

A 55-year-old woman was beheaded in broad daylight Wednesday in Shakopee, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:31:10 EDT

Jill Biden to Undergo Procedure to Remove Object Lodged in Her Foot

First lady Jill Biden will undergo a medical procedure on Thursday to remove an object lodged in her left foot, a spokesperson said.Biden stepped on the object while walking on a beech in Hawaii last weekend, said Michael LaRosa. She will undergo the procedure at Walter...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:47:15 EDT

Trump Supporters Raise $5.7M for Arizona Election Audit

Groups connected to prominent supporters of former President Donald Trump's movement to challenge the 2020 election results have raised $5.7 million for Arizona Republicans' election audit.Doug Logan, CEO of Cyber Ninjas, the little-known firm hired to lead the audit, ended...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:19:43 EDT

Sen. Ron Johnson to Newsmax: Dems to Make Americans Dependent on Government

Sen. Ron Johnson warned on Newsmax that Democrats would make Americans, through the rolling out of more entitlements, dependent on the Democratic Party.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:41:35 EDT

Biden to Allow Eviction Moratorium to Expire Saturday

The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month.The White House said President Joe...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:36:09 EDT

Wall Street Roars to Record Peak on Rosy Earnings, Dollar Wilts

U.S. shares bounded to record highs on Thursday helped by strong company earnings and solid economic growth data, though the Federal Reserve's message earlier this week that it is in no hurry to taper stimulus pinned the dollar at a one-month low.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:35:16 EDT

Congress Clears $2.1B for Security, Afghan Visas

Congress sent President Joe Biden an emergency $2.1 billion spending bill to cover costs associated with defending the Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 pro-Trump protest and to grant immigrant visas to Afghans who aided the U.S. during the war in Afghanistan.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:26:18 EDT

Biden Asks Pentagon 'How, When' It Will Add COVID to Mandatory Vaccines

Amid federal worker vaccine mandates announced by President Joe Biden, the White House is asking the Pentagon "to look into how and when" the COVID-19 vaccination will be mandated for members of the military.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:18:36 EDT

Pelosi Agrees with Trump — Biden Can't Forgive Student Loan Debt

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said President Joe Biden does not have the authority to unilaterally forgive student loans. At a press conference Wednesday, the speaker rebuffed calls by top Democrats to forgive large amounts of student loan debt, according to U.S....

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:56:48 EDT

Rand Paul's Presidential PAC Fined $21,000

The Federal Election Commission fined the 2016 presidential campaign committee for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., $21,000 over its handling of financial contributions...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:33:16 EDT

'Black Widow' Star Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney

Scarlett Johansson, the star in Disney's "Black Widow," is suing the media conglomerate over its release of the film to the streaming service Disney+....

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:22:43 EDT

Conservatives Want to Boot Cheney, Kinzinger From House GOP

Conservative lawmakers made a push Thursday to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber's special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by supporters of then-President...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:07:16 EDT

Republicans Urge Supreme Court to Topple Roe v. Wade, Roll Back Abortion Rights

A cascade of Republicans called on the U.S. Supreme Court to roll back constitutional abortion protections, potentially by overruling the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized the procedure nationwide.In a brief filed Thursday, 228 GOP members of Congress urged the...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:04:01 EDT

Arizona Auditors Finish 3rd Count, Ship Back Ballots

The Maricopa County, Arizona, forensic auditors have completed their third ballot recount and are shipping the ballots back to the county officials. A report is expected to be produced by mid-August on the results of the review, which has faced resistance from Maricopa...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:47:42 EDT

CDC Says Americans Should Wear Masks in Nearly 70 Percent of Counties

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday that 69.3% of U.S. counties had transmission rates of COVID-19 high enough to warrant indoor masking in public spaces and should immediately resume the policy.The transmission rate was up from 66.6% as of...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:39:12 EDT

Justice Department Launches Task Force for Threats Against Election Officials

The Justice Department has created a new task force to combat threats made against election workers, administration, officials, and anyone else connected to the electoral process...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:34:00 EDT

Texas Voting Standoff Jeopardizes Pay for Up to 2K Workers

Donovon Rodriguez pursued a career with the state of Texas seven years ago because he viewed the work as public service and a steady income to provide for his family. But lately, his government job hasn't looked so stable.Rodriguez, the chief of staff for a Democratic state...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:30:39 EDT

Rep. Scott Perry: Don't Buy Apparel From NBA Players Who Profit From Slave Labor

In response to allegations that NBA players and the league are profiting from companies accused of forced labor, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Penn., has a direct message to U.S. consumers: ''If you learn that NBA players are profiting off slave labor, don't buy their apparel. ''This...

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:18:49 EDT

More Countries Sending Migrants to US

Mexicans and Central Americans typically make up the majority of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, but increasingly people coming into the United States illegally are from countries...