House Poised to Temporarily Raise Debt Ceiling, Avert Default

House Poised to Temporarily Raise Debt Ceiling, Avert Default

The House is expected to temporarily raise the debt ceiling in a Tuesday evening vote, averting a potential default less than a week before the U.S. was set to run out of money. After Senate passage of a short-term deal last week, House members briefly returned from 

US Attorney General Vows to Combat Efforts to Curb Voting Rights

US Attorney General Vows to Combat Efforts to Curb Voting Rights

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland warned Friday that the Justice Department would vigorously oppose state efforts to impose new curbs on voting rights for many Americans, particularly Blacks and other minorities. “We’re scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb access, and where we 

JPMorgan Freezes Donations to Republicans who Contested 2020 Election

JPMorgan Freezes Donations to Republicans who Contested 2020 Election

WASHINGTON – JPMorgan Chase & Co will resume making political donations to U.S. lawmakers but will not give to Republican members of Congress who voted to overturn President Joe Biden’s election victory, according to an internal memo Friday seen by Reuters. The country‘s largest lender 

Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility

Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility

The US government has spent the past week assessing a report of a leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant, after a French company that part owns and helps operate it warned of an “imminent radiological threat,” according to US officials and documents reviewed by 

Immigration judges decide who gets into the U.S. They say they’re overworked and under political pressure

Immigration judges decide who gets into the U.S. They say they’re overworked and under political pressure

With a historic increase in the number of migrants trying to cross the U.S. border, immigration judges on the front lines said the system is reaching a breaking point. “In essence, we are holding death penalty cases in a traffic court setting,” Judge Dana Leigh Marks 

Watchdog investigates seizure of Democrats’ phone data by Trump DoJ

Watchdog investigates seizure of Democrats’ phone data by Trump DoJ

The US justice department’s internal watchdog launched an investigation on Friday after revelations that former president Donald Trump’s administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats as part of an aggressive leaks inquiry related to the Russia investigation into Trump’s conduct. Democrats 

Republican McConnell Says He Would Block a Biden Supreme Court Pick in 2024

Republican McConnell Says He Would Block a Biden Supreme Court Pick in 2024

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that President Joe Biden would not get a Supreme Court nominee confirmed in 2024 if Republicans regain control of the chamber and a vacancy arises during that presidential election year.  “It’s highly unlikely. In fact, no, 

Leading money-in-politics data nonprofits merge to form OpenSecrets, a state-of-the-art democratic accountability organization

Leading money-in-politics data nonprofits merge to form OpenSecrets, a state-of-the-art democratic accountability organization

Center for Responsive Politics and National Institute on Money in Politics launch combined organization to integrate federal, state and local data WASHINGTON, JUNE 2, 2021 — The nation’s two leading money-in-politics data organizations have joined forces to help Americans hold their leaders accountable at the federal