WASHINGTON – The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that the House approved late Friday passed with the help of several Republicans, who faced a swift backlash Saturday from their GOP colleagues. Rep. Andrew Garbarino of New York was one of 13 Republicans who voted for the bipartisan bill, which passed 228-206,Continue Reading

Shannon Taggart’s “Skype Session with Medium Isabelle Duchene in Trance (transfiguration of Franz Liszt)” is part of Rochester Contemporary’s “Messages & Mediums” exhibit. The show is deeply clever in its exploration of perhaps the most profound question of all: “Is there anything after death?” On view through Saturday, Nov. 13,Continue Reading

Some Republicans have vowed to challenge the Biden administration’s pending rule, but courts have so far allowed mandates to proceed. U.S. President Biden speaks about combating the coronavirus pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) The comingContinue Reading

President Biden listens as Steve Dettelbach, nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, speaks on measures to combat gun crime from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 11, 2022. President Biden on Monday announced the finalization of a federal ruleContinue Reading

A majority also placed blame on President Joe Biden. Gasoline price is seen at a gas station in Rolling Meadows, Ill. on April 1. | Nam Y. Huh, File/AP Photo A significant majority of Americans blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for the recent spike in America’s gas prices, but almostContinue Reading

A survey of the career of the Ivory Coast’s Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, one of the continent’s most celebrated artists, comes to New York Installation view of “Frédéric Bruly Bouabré: World Unbound” at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. The exhibition runs through Aug. 13. (Robert Gerhardt/Museum of ModernContinue Reading

As New York inches toward launching a retail marijuana market, sales are flourishing on some Native American territory in the state Catch up on the developing stories making headlines. ST. REGIS MOHAWK RESERVATION, N.Y. — As New York inches toward launching a retail marijuana market, sales of buds and ediblesContinue Reading

It could be weeks or months before Democrats decide whether to tee up a vote, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. says A measure to make daylight saving time permanent is unlikely to get a House vote in the immediate future. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) The House is set to hit theContinue Reading

President Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16, 2021. (Denis Balibouse/AFP/Getty Images) Russian President Vladimir Putin operates within a well-established political framework. He is an autocrat with near-unilateral control over his country. Russia has elections, but no one is under the impression that the resultsContinue Reading

The Democrat has represented New York’s 4th Congressional District since 2015 Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) speaks after a House Democratic caucus meeting in 2018. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Rep. Kathleen Rice (N.Y.) said Tuesday that she would not seek reelection, becoming the 30th House Democrat to announce a planned exitContinue Reading