• Trump laments security lapses after assassination attempt in new interview

    Trump laments security lapses after assassination attempt in new interview
    Former President Trump lamented security lapses at his recent rally in which he faced an assassination attempt during an excerpt of a Fox News interview set to air Monday.“How did somebody get on that roof and why wasn’t he reported?” the former president said in the interview on “Jesse Watters Primetime.” “Because people saw that he was on the roof.”The former president faced an assassination attempt at a rally in Butler, Pa., last weekend. He was hit i
  • Democratic rep calls for Secret Service director to resign after Trump rally shooting

    Democratic rep calls for Secret Service director to resign after Trump rally shooting
    Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) has called on U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle to resign in the wake of an assassination attempt against former President Trump, making him the first Congressional Democrat to do so.“I am calling on Director Cheatle to resign immediately following last weekend's shooting of a Presidential candidate in Western Pennsylvania,” Boyle said in a statement posted to X Saturday. “The evidence coming to light has shown unacceptable operational fai
  • Grassroots group holds 'Pass the Torch' rally outside White House

    Grassroots group holds 'Pass the Torch' rally outside White House
    Pass the Torch, a new grassroots group calling for Biden to step out of the 2024 presidential race, held a rally outside the White House on Saturday.“Thank you, Joe; it’s time to go!” the group chanted outside the gates. Organizers say approximately 100 people were in attendance.President Biden has faced intense pressure from members of his own party to forfeit the Democratic nomination since his disastrous debate performance at the end of June. As of Saturday, 35 Democrat
  • Rep. Jackson, former White House physician, shares Trump gunshot wound update  

    Rep. Jackson, former White House physician, shares Trump gunshot wound update  
    Rep. Ronny Jackson (D-Texas), a former White House physician, shared an update on former President Trump’s gunshot wound in a Saturday memo.“As the former appointed Physician to the President for President Donald J. Trump, I was naturally very concerned, as was the entire world, about his wellbeing after the assassination attempt on his life,” Jackson said in the memo. “As such, I met him in Bedminster, New Jersey, late that evening to personally check on him, and offer m
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  • House Homeland Security Committee chair to visit site of attempted Trump assassination 

    House Homeland Security Committee chair to visit site of attempted Trump assassination 
    House Homeland Security Committee Chair Mark Green (R-Tenn.) is set to visit the site of the recent assassination attempt against former President Trump, according to a Saturday media advisory from the committee.“This Committee continues to seek answers from [Department of Homeland Security] and Secret Service for the security lapses resulting in the near-assassination of former President Trump and the tragic murder of Corey Comperatore,” Green said in the advisory, referring to a ma
  • Vance calls on Biden to resign: 'If you can't run, you can't serve' 

    Vance calls on Biden to resign: 'If you can't run, you can't serve' 
    Republican vice presidential nominee Sen. JD Vance (Ohio) called on President Biden to resign from office amid calls from within the Democratic party to step aside.“​​If you can't run, you can't serve,” he posted on X Saturday morning. “He should resign now.”His comment comes after 12 Democrats called for Biden to leave the presidential race on Friday alone. As of Saturday, 35 Democratic lawmakers have called for Biden to step aside primarily over concerns abo
  • Top security officials defend women in Secret Service

    Top security officials defend women in Secret Service
    Top security officials defended women being in the U.S. Secret Service in a Saturday statement following the assassination attempt on former President Trump.“In the days following the attempted assassination of former President Trump, some people have made public statements questioning the presence of women in law enforcement, including in the United States Secret Service,” reads the statement from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alongside other U.S. security official
  • Sunday shows preview: All eyes on Trump-Vance 2024; Will Biden drop?

    Sunday shows preview: All eyes on Trump-Vance 2024; Will Biden drop?
    This week’s Sunday news shows will most likely focus on former President Trump's pick of Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) as his running mate.Trump announced Vance as his vice presidential pick on Truth Social Monday, the first day of this year’s Republican National Committee (RNC) in Milwaukee. His choice ended a long period of speculation as to who his partner for his bid at the White House would be.“After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering the tremendous talents of
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  • Biden faces heavy lift with pledge to end medical debt

    Biden faces heavy lift with pledge to end medical debt
    President Biden’s promise to eliminate medical debt at a rally earlier this month was welcomed by advocates and will likely appeal to plenty of indebted voters — but it won’t be easy given Americans currently owe about a quarter trillion dollars in medical arrears. Earlier this month in Detroit, Biden issued the campaign promise during a speech in which he laid out his plans for his first 100 days in office if he’s reelected to a second term. “We're going
  • Chip Roy calls to defund Secret Service after Trump assassination attempt

    Chip Roy calls to defund Secret Service after Trump assassination attempt
    Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) called for the Secret Service to be defunded after the recent assassination attempt on former President Trump raised questions about the service's ability to keep elected officials safe.Roy joined Fox News’s Laura Ingraham Friday after he attended the funeral of Pennsylvania firefighter Corey Comperatore — the rallygoer who was killed during the shooting at Trump's rally outside Pittsburgh last weekend.“Right now, the president of the United States &mdas
  • Biden lavishes praise on late Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘Always fearless’

    Biden lavishes praise on late Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘Always fearless’
    President Biden released a statement honoring Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who died Friday evening at 74, calling her a “great American” who was “always fearless.”“Sheila Jackson Lee was a great American. I had the honor or working with her during her nearly 30 years in Congress,” Biden wrote. “No matter the issue – from delivering racial justice to building an economy for working people – she was unrelenting in her leadership.”Th
  • Lawmakers remember Sheila Jackson Lee as a ‘fighter’ for justice

    Lawmakers remember Sheila Jackson Lee as a ‘fighter’ for justice
    Members of Congress took to social media to remember Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who died Friday evening at the age of 74.Many of her colleagues highlighted Lee's nearly three-decade career in Washington, calling her a "fierce advocate" and a “fighter” for justice.Her family announced her death in a statement Friday, but did not specify a cause. The news, however, comes just over a month since the Texas Democrat revealed she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had been un
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee dead at 74

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee dead at 74
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who served in Congress for nearly three decades, has died at the age of 74, her family announced Friday evening.“Today, with incredible grief for our loss yet deep gratitude for the life she shared with us, we announce the passing of United States Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of the 18th Congressional District of Texas,” her family wrote in a statement shared to her account on X.Her family did not specify a cause of death, but the news comes ju
  • Torres pushes for cyber security reform after Crowdstrike meltdown

    Torres pushes for cyber security reform after Crowdstrike meltdown
    Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) plans to introduce a bill to codify the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) in the wake of a Crowdstrike IT meltdown that led to widespread chaos across U.S. and global computer systems.
    “When a cyber event happens, be it an attack or an accident, there should be an automatic process by which the federal government investigates the causes, learns from the failures, and translates the lessons learned into public policy,” Torres told The Hill. President B
  • Biden heads into weekend badly bruised but still fighting

    Biden heads into weekend badly bruised but still fighting
    The president had a brutal week, but is heading into the weekend still atop the Democratic ticket, with his campaign beating back a barrage of private and public pleas for his exit. The president’s week was derailed by a positive COVID-19 test result — grim counterprogramming to the Republican National Convention amid an election where age and vitality are top of mind to voters. While he saw a brief pause in lawmakers publicly saying he should drop his 2024 bid following the ass
  • DOJ says largest housing provider for migrant kids engaged in pervasive sexual abuse

    DOJ says largest housing provider for migrant kids engaged in pervasive sexual abuse
    Employees of a Texas-based nonprofit that provides housing to unaccompanied migrant children repeatedly subjected minors in its care to sexual abuse and harassment, the Department of Justice (DOJ) alleged in a new lawsuit. From 2015 through at least the end of 2023, multiple employees at Southwest Key Programs, the country’s largest private provider of housing for unaccompanied children, subjected unaccompanied children in their care to “repeated and unwelcome sexual abuse, hara
  • Capitol Police adding more officers for Netanyahu visit

    Capitol Police adding more officers for Netanyahu visit
    U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) are adding more officers ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington next week.In a statement, Capitol Police said they have been “working around the clock” with federal, state and local partners to prepare for Netanyahu’s trip, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers officially invited the Israeli leader in May to deliver a joint address to Congress.“For safety reasons, we never provide specific security details
  • Secret Service says Kimberly Cheatle will appear for Monday hearing

    Secret Service says Kimberly Cheatle will appear for Monday hearing
    After a week of back and forth, Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle confirmed Friday that she will testify before the House Committee on Oversight on Monday. A subpoena has compelled her appearance before the committee. “We are committed to better understanding what happened before, during and after the assassination attempt of former President Trump to ensure it never happens again,” said a statement from the Secret Service on Friday.
    Earlier in the week, Cheatle had agree
  • Biden pans Trump's ‘dark vision,’ stands firm in race

    Biden pans Trump's ‘dark vision,’ stands firm in race
    President Biden on Friday said that former President Trump offered a "dark vision for the future" during his speech at the Republican National Convention, standing firm that he is not dropping out of the 2024 race.“Last night the American people saw the same Donald Trump they rejected four years ago. For over 90 minutes, he focused on his own grievances, with no plan to unite us and no plan to make life better for working people,” Biden said in a statement.Biden insisted he will agai
  • Biden pans Trump’s ‘dark vision,’ vows return to campaign trail next week

    Biden pans Trump’s ‘dark vision,’ vows return to campaign trail next week
    President Biden said Friday that former President Trump offered a "dark vision for the future" during his speech at the Republican National Convention the prior night, standing firm that he is not dropping out of the 2024 race.“Last night the American people saw the same Donald Trump they rejected four years ago. For over 90 minutes, he focused on his own grievances, with no plan to unite us and no plan to make life better for working people,” Biden said in a statement.Biden insiste
  • Four more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee

    Four more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee
    Four more House Democrats are calling on President Biden to step aside from the 2024 race, increasing the pressure on the incumbent as concerns mount in the party over his ability to beat former President Trump in November.Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) issued as joint statement Friday morning, writing that while they have “great admiration” for Biden, the public worries over his ag
  • 9 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee

    9 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee
    Nine more House Democrats are calling on President Biden to step aside from the 2024 race, increasing the pressure on the incumbent as concerns mount in the party over his ability to beat former President Trump in November.Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) issued a joint statement Friday morning, writing that while they have “great admiration” for Biden, the public worries over his ag
  • 8 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee

    8 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee
    Eight more House Democrats are calling on President Biden to step aside from the 2024 race, increasing the pressure on the incumbent as concerns mount in the party over his ability to beat former President Trump in November.Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) issued a joint statement Friday morning, writing that while they have “great admiration” for Biden, the public worries over his a
  • 6 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee

    6 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee
    Six more House Democrats are calling on President Biden to step aside from the 2024 race, increasing the pressure on the incumbent as concerns mount in the party over his ability to beat former President Trump in November.Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) issued a joint statement Friday morning, writing that while they have “great admiration” for Biden, the public worries over his age
  • 5 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee

    5 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee
    Five more House Democrats are calling on President Biden to step aside from the 2024 race, increasing the pressure on the incumbent as concerns mount in the party over his ability to beat former President Trump in November.Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) issued a joint statement Friday morning, writing that while they have “great admiration” for Biden, the public worries over his age
  • 4 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee

    4 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee
    Four more House Democrats are calling on President Biden to step aside from the 2024 race, increasing the pressure on the incumbent as concerns mount in the party over his ability to beat former President Trump in November.Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) issued a joint statement Friday morning, writing that while they have “great admiration” for Biden, the public worries over his age
  • 10 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee

    10 more House Democrats call on Biden to step aside as nominee
    Ten more House Democrats are calling on President Biden to step aside from the 2024 race, increasing the pressure on the incumbent as concerns mount in the party over his ability to beat former President Trump in November.Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) issued a joint statement Friday morning, writing that while they have “great admiration” for Biden, the public worries over his age
  • McCarthy-Gaetz feud hits the road

    McCarthy-Gaetz feud hits the road
    MILWAUKEE — The long-running feud between former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) hit the road this week, putting a spotlight on the tensions still percolating through the House GOP conference as the Republican Party pushes a message of unity.McCarthy — who was ousted from the top job in an historic fashion last year, then resigned from his seat — and Gaetz made their way to Milwaukee for the coronation of former President Trump, a t
  • White House awards law enforcement for combatting illicit drug trafficking

    White House awards law enforcement for combatting illicit drug trafficking
    The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on Friday awarded law enforcement officials and agencies for their work in disrupting the flow of illicit drugs, like fentanyl, into the country.The United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Awards recognized work in areas including cyber investigations, domestic investigations, international investigations, emerging threats, highway interdictions and maritime interdictions.“Since Day One, President Biden has taken historic
  • White House awards law enforcement combatting illicit drug trafficking

    White House awards law enforcement combatting illicit drug trafficking
    The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on Friday awarded law enforcement officials and agencies for their work in disrupting the flow of illicit drugs like fentanyl into the country.The United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Awards recognized work in areas including cyber investigations, domestic investigations, international investigations, emerging threats, highway interdictions and maritime interdictions“Since Day One, President Biden has taken historic ac
  • Biden World resists speculation president will exit race

    Biden World resists speculation president will exit race
    Biden World is digging its heels in on Friday, defiant that President Biden is not dropping out of the 2024 race and touting new endorsements amid speculation that he will end his bid in the coming days.New calls for Biden to drop out from Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), among others, came this week as reports surfaced that former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are pressuring him
  • Raskin and Comer urge Secret Service director appearance in rare joint statement

    Raskin and Comer urge Secret Service director appearance in rare joint statement
    House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) and fanking member Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) issued a rare joint statement on Friday urging Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle to appear “without delay” for a hearing on Monday to discuss the apparent assassination attempt on former President Trump.The statement from the top Republican and Democrat on the panel signals that congressional scrutiny of the Secret Service director is bipartisan, even if Republicans have been more vocal
  • The Memo: Biden on the brink

    The Memo: Biden on the brink
    The darkest hour of President Biden’s political career looked to be growing near on Thursday, as senior Democrats leaned on him to step aside, polls showed continued erosion in his position against former President Trump and donors worried that fundraising was drying up.Biden has tried several times to heal the wound he inflicted upon himself with his dismal debate performance on June 27 in Atlanta. The efforts to shore up support since then have included conference calls and one-on-o
  • Facing Vance, Dems hone in on abortion

    Facing Vance, Dems hone in on abortion
    Democrats are sharpening their attacks against former President Trump's vice-presidential pick, Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio), calling him an anti-abortion extremist and a Trump clone who will pursue a far-right agenda hostile to women.  Democrats think abortion is a key weakness for the Trump ticket and are eager to highlight Vance's past comments and positions to draw a contrast with Vice President Harris.  Immediately after Trump announced his choice, the Biden campaign held a press call w
  • Mullin says Teamsters chief apologized after confrontation at Senate hearing

    Mullin says Teamsters chief apologized after confrontation at Senate hearing
    Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) says Sean O’Brien, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, apologized to him after both drew headlines for challenging each other to a physical fight at a hearing last year.Mullin told reporters at the Republican National Convention on Thursday that the two met after Trump told the senator months back that he wanted the pair to meet once more. Recounting the call with Trump, Mullin said the former president told him, “Hey, I just
  • Security being ramped up around Mar-a-Lago after Trump shooting

    Security being ramped up around Mar-a-Lago after Trump shooting
    Security near former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is being heightened following a recent assassination attempt, Palm Beach, Fla., said in an alert.“On Saturday, July 20, 2024, due to enhanced security measures involving Mar a Lago and U.S. Secret Service-protected persons, South Ocean Boulevard will be closed to through traffic starting at approximately 4 p.m.,” Palm Beach said in the alert on its website Thursday.“This closure will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 d
  • Activist group files ethics complaint after member accused of accosting GOP lawmaker

    Activist group files ethics complaint after member accused of accosting GOP lawmaker
    Activist group Code Pink submitted a complaint against Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Wis.) to the House Committee on Ethics over now-dismissed battery charges.The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office filed and dismissed the misdemeanor battery charge against Code Pink activist Nour Jagdhama after Van Orden accused her in a post to social platform X of assaulting him outside the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday."While standing in line to enter an event at the RNC toda
  • In reversal from 2016, GOP projects unity while Democrats scramble

    In reversal from 2016, GOP projects unity while Democrats scramble
    MILWAUKEE — Republicans find themselves in a somewhat unusual position: Fully in sync, while Democrats hash out a major internal disagreement in public.It’s been a remarkable split-screen playing out this week. Republicans are gathered in Wisconsin, unified and energized behind former President Trump’s candidacy, while Democrats are in open disagreement over whether President Biden should remain atop the ticket in November.On Tuesday, Trump’s fiercest primary rivals, Flor
  • Jordan: Whistleblowers say Secret Service 'had limited resources' before Trump shooting

    Jordan: Whistleblowers say Secret Service 'had limited resources' before Trump shooting
    House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Thursday revealed a claim from unnamed whistleblowers that a member of the Secret Service said the agency had “limited resources” across the agency ahead of the rally where a gunman opened fire on former President Trump.The claims as detailed by Jordan did not specifically say whether limited resources impacted Secret Service staffing at the rally or security preparations that may have led to the apparent assassination attempt.Jo
  • Pelosi plays a role few Democrats can amid Biden campaign turmoil

    Pelosi plays a role few Democrats can amid Biden campaign turmoil
    As the pressure mounted on President Biden about whether to continue his presidential bid, Democrats saw only one person who could help bring the conversation to the forefront: Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Since Biden’s dismal debate performance three weeks ago, Pelosi listened to members, huddled with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jefferies and called former President Obama. And then she appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" — Biden's favorite news program — to drop her first
  • McCarthy: Gaetz 'looks very unhinged'

    McCarthy: Gaetz 'looks very unhinged'
    Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) took his latest swipe at Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), stating the Florida lawmaker "looks very unhinged" after he taunted the former Speaker on the floor of the Republican National Convention this week.
    "He looks very unhinged. I mean, a lot of people have concerns about it. And I'm not sure if he was on something but I do hope he gets the help that he needs," McCarthy told CNN's Manu Raju on Thursday.
    "But more importantly, I hope that young women get the j
  • Michael Steele: Democrats should give Biden presidency ‘last rites’ and ‘move the hell on’

    Michael Steele: Democrats should give Biden presidency ‘last rites’ and ‘move the hell on’
    Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele said Thursday that “Democrats need to administer Last Rites" to the Biden Presidency as talk continues about Biden's fitness to beat former President Trump in November and continue as president.“At this point Democrats need to administer Last Rites to the Biden Presidency and move the hell on,” Steele, also an MSNBC host, said in a post on the social platform X. “I’ve never seen a bunch politically bumbl
  • Secret Service: DEI criticism of female agents after Trump assassination attempt 'disgusting'

    Secret Service: DEI criticism of female agents after Trump assassination attempt 'disgusting'
    The Secret Service is defending its female agents following attacks from conservative pundits and lawmakers who have suggested, without evidence, that the agents are underqualified and were only hired because of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies.
    The wave of criticism comes after the assassination attempt on former President Trump shocked the nation and sparked questions about how a gunman was able to gain access to a building so close to the former president.Lawmakers have looked t
  • Greene to reporter: 'You're the cause of President Trump almost being assassinated'

    Greene to reporter: 'You're the cause of President Trump almost being assassinated'
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) lambasted a news reporter during this week’s Republican National Convention (RNC) in Milwaukee, accusing the journalist of being responsible for the nation’s political division and the attempted assassination of former President Trump.Greene, in an interview with the Times of London radio Tuesday, was discussing her support for Trump’s newly announced running mate, Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio), when reporter Jo Crawford asked her about Vance’
  • Biden expected to meet with Netanyahu next week, despite COVID diagnosis

    Biden expected to meet with Netanyahu next week, despite COVID diagnosis
    President Biden is expected to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he is in Washington next week, but the White House cautioned the president’s recovery from COVID-19 will take priority.“We have every expectation that the two leaders will have a chance to see each other when Prime Minister Netanyahu is in town,” John Kirby, the White House communications director for national security, told reporters on Thursday.Kirby said that the president’s health and hi
  • Speaker Johnson calls on Biden to fire Kimberly Cheatle

    Speaker Johnson calls on Biden to fire Kimberly Cheatle
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) called on President Biden to fire Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle in light of security failures around the assassination attempt on former President Trump over the weekend.“I'm prepared this morning to call on President Biden to — to fire — Director Cheatle,” Johnson said on Fox Business Thursday morning.Johnson’s call to fire Cheatle comes a day after he said she should resign, though he acknowledged that Cheatle has said
  • Biden’s health offers grim counterprogramming to RNC

    Biden’s health offers grim counterprogramming to RNC
    President Biden testing positive for COVID-19 offers grim counterprogramming to an energetic Republican National Convention, during which former President Trump is set to give his first speech on Thursday since surviving an assassination attempt.While Biden is isolating at his home in Delaware, Trump bounced back from the shooting at his rally on Saturday to a hero’s welcome in Milwaukee. Biden’s campaign has been releasing ads and holding press conferences to counter Republicans thr
  • Biden administration forgiving another $1.2B in student loans

    Biden administration forgiving another $1.2B in student loans
    The Biden administration announced on Thursday it would be forgiving another $1.2 billion in student loans, covering the debt for 35,000 people through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. President Biden said the individuals who received debt relief from the action are teachers, nurses, law enforcement officers and first responders, with an average debt of $35,000.The actions today brings the total number of people who have received relief from the Biden administration to 4.76 mill
  • 123 House and Senate Republicans deny climate science: analysis

    123 House and Senate Republicans deny climate science: analysis
    A total of 123 members of the House and Senate deny the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring as a result of human activity, according to an analysis from the liberal Center for American Progress. In a new report, first shared with The Hill, that analyzed public statements made by lawmakers, the think tank determined that these climate deniers are all Republicans and include prominent members of House leadership. It defined climate deniers as lawmakers who say any of th
  • CFPB cracks down on paycheck advance products

    CFPB cracks down on paycheck advance products
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a new rule Thursday that would categorize popular paycheck advance products as consumer loans, which the agency says will ensure lenders provide borrowers with key information about costs and fees.Nearly three-quarters of workers are paid biweekly or monthly, according to the CFPB, and lenders have long bridged the days between when an expense comes due and a worker’s paycheck comes in. As inflation has eaten into Americans&rsqu

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