House Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Nancy Pelosi

House Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Nancy Pelosi

(WASHINGTON) -- House Democrats on Wednesday elected a historic new generation of leaders. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York will succeed Nancy Pelosi as leader of the Democratic Caucus. The 52-year-old Jeffries will be the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress. The whip will be a woman…
Senate approves historic legislation to protect same-sex marriages

Senate approves historic legislation to protect same-sex marriages

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to codify protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, marking a historic win for Democrats anxious to secure the rights amid growing concern that a conservative Supreme Court majority could take them away. The final vote was 61 to 36. "What a great…
McConnell casts doubt on Trump getting elected after dinner with white nationalist

McConnell casts doubt on Trump getting elected after dinner with white nationalist

(WASHINGTON) -- House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, the likely next House speaker, defended former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, a week after Trump dined at his Mar-a-Lago resort with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, who has made antisemitic remarks. "I don't think anybody…
Supreme Court conflicted over Biden deportation policy

Supreme Court conflicted over Biden deportation policy

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled for more than two hours with a perennial Washington pickle: how to square immigration enforcement mandates in federal law with Congress' failure to provide sufficient funding to do the job. The justices also took on whether states like Texas and Louisiana,…
Early voting soars in Georgia Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker

Early voting soars in Georgia Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker

(WASHINGTON) -- Early voting in Georgia's Senate runoff race between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican opponent Herschel Walker opened statewide to all registered voters on Monday, following record-breaking turnout this weekend in the 34 counties that offered early voting on Saturday or Sunday. Voting locations for the Dec. 6…
Jan. 6 committee to interview former Trump Secret Service agent Tony Ornato

Jan. 6 committee to interview former Trump Secret Service agent Tony Ornato

(WASHINGTON) -- Former White House deputy chief of staff for operations and top Secret Service official Tony Ornato was expected to meet with the the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. This will be the first time…
Supreme Court counsel defends Justice Alito after he denied allegation of 2014 leak

Supreme Court counsel defends Justice Alito after he denied allegation of 2014 leak

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's top legal adviser on Monday defended Justice Samuel Alito after top Democrats on the Senate and House Judiciary Committees had publicly raised concerns about Alito's alleged ethics lapses, which Alito strongly denied. "There is nothing to suggest Justice Alito's actions violated ethics standards," the…
Pence, some other Republicans rebuke Trump for dinner with white nationalist

Pence, some other Republicans rebuke Trump for dinner with white nationalist

(WASHINGTON) -- Multiple high-profile Republican lawmakers returning to Washington on Monday chastised former President Donald Trump over his dinner last week with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West. Their remarks are the latest round of rebukes after Trump met with the pair -- in…