Sat, 23 Sep 2023 18:34:49 EDT

McCarthy Reverses Decision to Strip Ukraine Aid From Bill

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., reversed his decision to remove Ukraine aid from the Pentagon funding bill on Saturday, one day after he said he would strip the money out over objections from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 18:20:08 EDT

Rep. Kim to Challenge Indicted Sen. Menendez

Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., announced Saturday he would challenge via primary Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., after his indictment on bribery charges.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 17:53:41 EDT

Newsom Vetoes Gender Identity Custody Case Bill

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have required judges to consider each parent's affirmation of a child's gender identity amid custody disputes, saying that the legislation could be used as a way to "diminish civil rights of vulnerable...

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 17:22:48 EDT

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Attend Plains Peanut Festival

Former President Jimmy Carter, 98, and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, 96, were seen Saturday riding through the Plains Peanut Festival in their hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 17:13:09 EDT

Trafalgar Polls: Trump Leads Iowa by 33 Points, Nationally by 42

With the second Republican presidential primary debate just days away, former President Donald Trump maintains a huge lead in both the first-in-the-nation Iowa and the latest nationl polls conducted by the Trafalgar Group.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 15:22:33 EDT

Man Who Attacked Police, AP Photographer on Jan. 6 Gets 5 Years

A Jan. 6 defendant who assaulted police and an Associated Press photographer during the 2021 breach of the U.S. Capitol building was sentenced Friday to five years in prison, according to the Department of Justice.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 14:45:49 EDT

Texas Sends More Migrants to NYC Amid 'Capacity' Claim

Texas is dispatching additional groups of migrants to New York City amid a surge of asylum seekers crossing the southern border even as NY Gov. Hochul contends that the state has exceeded its "capacity," The Hill reports.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 13:47:57 EDT

Fmr FBI Official Admits Hiding $225K in Foreign Payments

Former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official Charles McGonigal has entered a guilty plea, admitting to concealing his interactions with foreign officials and receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from a former operative of a foreign intelligence agency.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 13:11:03 EDT

No Deal Yet as Hollywood Writers, Studios Talk for Third Day

Striking Hollywood writers and top studio executives met for a third straight day on Friday, ending with a decision to continue talks on Saturday as they try to end a work stoppage that has shut down film and TV production for months.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 11:38:35 EDT

Top Ukrainian General: Forces Have Broken Through at Verbove

Ukraine's forces have broken through the Russian line along the southern front in Verbove, according to Oleksandr Tarnavsky, the Ukrainian general leading the counteroffensive.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 11:12:49 EDT

Biden WH Releases Record Border Numbers Late Friday

During his candidacy, President Joe Biden said that if he were elected president, migrants seeking asylum should "immediately surge to the border."

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 09:55:39 EDT

Ruddy: Sen. Menendez Is Presumed Innocent

Senator Robert Menendez deserves the presumption of innocence and every American should afford him this right. The concept of "innocent until proven guilty" is a pillar of our justice system and for good reason.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 09:16:34 EDT

Fox Poll Graphic Obfuscates Trump's Lead on Biden, DeSantis

Fox News misled viewers on a poll in which had former President Donald Trump beating President Joe Biden, spinning it to suggest Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was performing better than Trump against the incumbent.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 09:01:16 EDT

Taiwan Raises Concerns China Drills 'Getting Out of Hand'

The increased frequency of China's military activities around Taiwan recently has raised the risk of events "getting out of hand" and sparking an accidental clash, the island's defense minister said on Saturday.

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 08:19:33 EDT

Tropical Storm Ophelia Impacts North Carolina Coast

Residents in coastal North Carolina and Virginia braced for potential flooding after Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall near a North Carolina barrier island Saturday morning, bringing rain, damaging winds and dangerous surges of water.

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 22:10:52 EDT

Texas Preparing for 1M Visitors During Annular Eclipse

As hundreds of thousands are expected to descend on a Texas county of 44,000 residents, located about 30 miles northwest of San Antonio, to get a view of the Oct. 14 annular solar eclipse, local first responders are getting ready for the crowds. "We have been preparing for ...

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 22:09:46 EDT

Mother Sentenced for Giving Abortion Pills to Daughter

A 42-year-old woman was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for acquiring abortion pills that her teenage daughter used to end a pregnancy, The New York Times reported. Jessica Burgess, a resident of Norfolk, Nebraska, was charged by police after they discovered in ...

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 21:47:37 EDT

Report: Russia Plans Huge Defense Spending Hike in 2024

Russia plans a huge hike in defense spending next year, swelling to 6% of gross domestic product (GDP), up from 3.9% in 2023 and 2.7% in 2021, according to a report on Friday.

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 21:42:32 EDT

RNC Threatens to Pull Its Debate If N.H. Moves Up Primary

The Republican National Committee warned New Hampshire against moving up its primary date, saying it will pull the GOP debate that's scheduled to take place there. New Hampshire's response: Don't care. A change being considered by Iowa Democrats to hold a mail-in caucus would ...

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 21:32:02 EDT

ABC Considers 'Dancing With the Stars' Delay Amid Strike

ABC is considering postponing the highly anticipated 32nd season of "Dancing With the Stars" just one week before its scheduled premiere. This decision comes in the wake of actor Matt Walsh's announcement that he will be stepping away from the show, citing the ongoing strike ...