Congress Set To Drop Retraining Program For Workers Harmed By Globalization
Despite the rise of conservative populism, Republicans aren’t interested in Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Trump Nominees Still Control A Key Mine Safety Agency Well Into Biden’s Second Year
The power struggle inside a federal commission shows the real-world consequences of the Senate’s confirmation bottleneck.
In Wake Of Racist Buffalo Shooting, Chuck Schumer Goes After Fox News
The Democratic leader called on Rupert Murdoch to “cease the reckless amplification of the so-called ‘Great Replacement’ theory on your network’s broadcasts.”
A legal Wild West: Abortion rights advocates prepare playbook for life after Roe
Alice Miranda Ollstein is a health care reporter for POLITICO.
Sweden’s governing party backs NATO membership
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Biden poised to fill long vacant agricultural trade role
Amid a mounting global food supply crisis, the Biden administration is planning to announce its pick to fill a top agricultural trade role that’s been vacant since the president took office. The White House will tap Alexis Taylor to fill the Agriculture Department’s undersecretary of trade and foreign agricultural affairs, according to five people familiar […]
Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Kevin McCarthy, Other Republicans
The House committee investigating the Capitol riot subpoenaed the House minority leader as well as Reps. Jim Jordan, Mo Brooks and others.
Justice watchdog staffer resigned amid leak probe over Trump family separation report
An employee of the Justice Department Inspector General’s office “abruptly resigned” after coming under scrutiny in an investigation of the disclosure to the media of a closely-held draft report on the Trump administration’s family separation policy, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the watchdog office and accounts from two people familiar with the matter. […]
Lina Hidalgo could be Democrats’ future in Texas. She has to make it through the midterms first.
Democrats in Texas and nationally call Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo a rising star. But in order to fulfill that role, she first has to survive two growing controversies at home — and a brutal-looking midterm climate for her party. Hidalgo was part of the Democratic wave in 2018, winning victory as the chief executive […]
Taliban divisions deepen as women rage over veil edict
KABUL, Afghanistan — Arooza was furious and afraid, keeping her eyes open for Taliban on patrol as she and a friend shopped Sunday in Kabul’s Macroyan neighborhood. The math teacher was fearful her large shawl, wrapped tight around her head, and sweeping pale brown coat would not satisfy the latest decree by the country’s religiously […]
Ukraine braces for attacks, evacuates more from steel mill
ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa on Saturday and bombarded a steel mill in Mariupol housing Ukrainian civilians and fighters, hoping to complete their conquest of the port city in time for Victory Day celebrations. Ukraine announced that all women, children and elderly had been evacuated […]
Chris Smalls Of Amazon Labor Union Schools Senators On Union-Busting
The union leader sparred with Sen. Lindsey Graham: “You forgot that the people are the ones who make these companies operate.”
Another Red State Slashes Abortion Access As Supreme Court Prepares To Kill Roe
Texas was the first state to implement a draconian abortion ban with a brutal enforcement mechanism. Next up, Oklahoma.
Kamala Harris Says It’s ‘Time To Fight For Women’ After SCOTUS Draft Leaks
With the Supreme Court poised to overturn abortion protections, Harris said “opponents of Roe want to punish women and take away their rights.”
Mayorkas cites misinformation about Homeland Security’s disinformation board
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday defended the department’s new disinformation board amid pushback from conservatives who say the effort is Orwellian. “It works to ensure that the way in which we address threats, the connectivity between threats and acts of violence are addressed without infringing on free speech — protecting civil rights and […]