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

Jackson, 51, has long been considered the leading contender for the post. President Joe Biden has selected D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to succeed retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, making history by picking a Black woman for the nation’s highest court, the White HouseContinue Reading

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speaks during a hearing Jan. 11 in Washington. (Greg Nash/AP) As many anti-vaccine and anti-mandate protesters in trucks continue to paralyze Canada’s capital and block border crossings, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he hopes truckers would come to the United States as soon as this weekendContinue Reading

Momentum for the Build Back Better bill faded in December The White House is looking to restart negotiations with moderate Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on President Biden’s sweeping social safety net and climate change package as Democrats look to salvage key parts of the spending bill ahead of the 2022Continue Reading

Supreme Court conservatives express skepticism of President Biden’s mandate that employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority cast doubt Friday on President Biden’s plan to require that most American employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.The justices, having agreed to weigh in onContinue Reading

Lawmakers expect another Trump-style attempt to steal an election in 2024. But crafting legislation to stop it is proving to be complicated. Entering the new year, the House Jan. 6 select committee faces a crucial stretch as it wrestles with how to handle reluctant witnesses and whether to subpoena membersContinue Reading

A sign is posted in front of a Walmart store in American Canyon, Calif. The state has filed a lawsuit against Walmart for allegedly disposing of hazardous waste, state officials announced. California officials have filed a statewide lawsuit against Walmart alleging that the company illegally disposed of hazardous waste atContinue Reading

Kenneth Trzaska, President of Lewis & Clark Community College, poses for a photo on the college’s campus Dec. 15, 2021, in Godfrey, Ill. The small Illinois school canceled classes for days after a ransomware attack last month that knocked critical computer systems offline. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) JEFF ROBERSON AP InContinue Reading

At a meeting with Biden officials Wednesday, advocates tried to “sound the alarm to them about what we believe to be a very serious political mistake that they’re about to be making.” New graduates line up before the start of commencement. | Seth Wenig, File/AP Photo The White House hasContinue Reading

A year of fits and starts has left the advocacy community bewildered. They say the window is closing and Biden needs to act. President Joe Biden is expected to deliver a speech connecting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to the defense of the ballot, aides said. | Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesContinue Reading