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Congress passed the bill funding semiconductor research and dolling out $52 billion in grants for American manufacturing at the end of July.

Capping off an eventful month in Congress, President Joe Biden gave his signature of approval Tuesday afternoon to legislation aimed at boosting domestic semiconductor manufacturing and documents supporting Finland and Sweden joining NATO. Read more»

Protestors carry signs in Tucson on May 3, 2022, to rally against the Supreme Court decision reversing Roe v. Wade.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aiming to protect people crossing state lines to get an abortion, the second presidential order Biden’s made regarding abortion access since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more»

Local residents gathered in front of the house where Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan on May 04, 2011.  Bin Laden's long-time partner Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a drone strike on July 30, 2022.

U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri - who oversaw the attack on the USS Cole and the planning of the attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 - in a drone strike Saturday morning in Kabul, Afghanistan. Read more»

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

A climate change and health care package is primed to make its way through House goal posts, a stunning coup for the Biden administration after the Democratic majority leader of the Senate found middle ground this week with the coal-rooted Senator Joe Manchin. Read more»

Mexican Gray Wolf.

President Biden repealed a federal regulation that had giving landowners deference over habitat designations for endangered or threatened species by claiming they would face economic harm, and unveiled new initiatives aimed at combating climate change. Read more»

President Joe Biden welcomes ASEAN leaders to the White House on May 12, 2022.

President Joe Biden - who is fully vaccinated and has received two booster doses - tested positive Thursday for COVID-19, and is experiencing “very mild symptoms” while being treated with Paxlovid, an antiviral medication approved to treat the coronavirus. Read more»

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn national protections for abortion has set off a contest between Democratic and Republican lawmakers over whose policies would do more to help vulnerable mothers and children. It's a key issue going into the midterm elections.

In the wake of decisions gutting abortion and gun laws, minority power on Capitol Hill leaves federal lawmakers with little maneuvering as nearly all congressional legislation requires a supermajority of 60 votes in the Senate to overcome the filibuster. Read more»

President Trump was repeatedly warned about armed rallygoers on Jan. 6, and he responded by calling for the Secret Service to reduce security so he could have a larger audience for his speech that preceded the violent attack on the Capitol. Read more»

The committee shared the words of several former Trump advisers who informed the then-president early on that vote counting would not be complete on election night due to the large number of mail-in ballots.

The House Select Committee investigating the events of of Jan. 6 laid out its evidence Monday about the role former President Donald Trump played in maintaining that the 2020 election was stolen against the advice and findings of experts and his own counsel. Read more»

An 18-year-old armed with a semi-automatic rifle killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, the deadliest in a recent slew of mass shootings.

Hours after yet another mass shooting, members of the House Judiciary Committee held an emergency hearing on gun control legislation, voting to advance a package of reforms aimed at curtailing gun violence that does not include a ban on assault weapons. Read more»

Last year, the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which aimed to get rid of no-knock warrants and reform qualified immunity. That bill stalled in the Senate.

President Biden signed an executive order coinciding with the second anniversary of fatal arrest of George Floyd that institutes new use-of-force rules for federal law enforcement officers, though the rule changes do not apply to local law enforcement agencies. Read more»

Authorities counted 8,305 hate crimes in 2020, the highest number on record in almost two decades - but the count is likely even higher.

The Justice Department unveiled a plan Friday to combat hate crimes including new guidelines for law enforcement officials and local leaders in conjunction with a slew of state grants focused on hate crime prevention programs and data gathering. Read more»

Based on current numbers, an average of 275 people in the U.S. die every day from COVID-19.

The White House held its first COVID-19 task force briefing in six weeks on Wednesday, as the country grapples with the possibility that surging case counts and hospitalizations across the country will flow through the summer. Read more»

The president’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year also puts a heavy emphasis on ramping up funding for state and local law enforcement, increasing discretionary funding by 12%.

Gun violence has soared across the United States during the pandemic, and President Joe Biden urged local leaders Friday to help police quell the bloodletting with money they got through his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Read more»

More than 11.5 million households participate in the subsidy program today, though some researchers estimate as many as 48 million households qualify.

The White House announced a partnership Monday with 20 internet providers to bring high-speed plans to low-income customers who qualify for federal assistance, a population numbering in the tens of millions. Read more»

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