Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed Democrats’ landmark bill on climate change and health care signed into law on Tuesday, delivering what he called the ‘final piece’ of his streamlined national platform, as he aims to bolster his party’s standing with voters less than three months before mid-term elections. The legislation includes the … Read more

DHS watchdog pushes back at lawmakers over Secret Service testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security inspector general has denied congressional requests for documents and personnel testimony regarding the erasure of Secret Service communications related to the attack of January 6, 2021 against the Capitol, angering leading Democrats who accuse him of unlawfully obstructing their investigation. In an Aug. 8 letter released Tuesday, … Read more

Cheney prepares to lose as Trump tests in Wyoming and Alaska

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) – Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, a leader of the Republican resistance to the former president donald trumpfights to save his US House seat on Tuesday as voters weigh in on the GOP leadership. Cheney’s team is bracing for a loss to a Trump-backed challenger in the state in which he won by … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why US lawmakers’ trips to Taiwan continue to annoy China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on U.S. Congressmen’s summer travel bucket list during their August recess this year, as U.S. lawmakers are keen to affirm U.S. support for the self-governing island. over China’s objections. Paid photos of the visit of five members of Congress this weeklike that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi less than … Read more

Giuliani targeted in criminal probe into 2020 election

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is the target of the criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in Georgia’s 2020 general election, prosecutors for the former New York mayor’s attorneys advised Monday. Revelation that Giuliani, an outspoken Trump defender, could face criminal charges as part of the probe … Read more

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced new military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to reignite tensions between Beijing and Washington a few months later. just days after a similar visit to the United States House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi angry china. … Read more

Physician Green wins Hawaii Democratic primary for governor

HONOLULU (AP) — On their 16th wedding anniversary, Hawaii Democrats handed Josh Green and his wife, Jaime, a comfortable margin of victory in Saturday’s gubernatorial primary. Green, the state’s current lieutenant governor, easily beat former first lady Vicky Cayetano and Kaiali’I Kahele, who decided to run for governor instead of a second term in the … Read more

The Inflation Reduction Act may have little impact on inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — With inflation raging near its highest level in four decades, the House on Friday gave final approval to President Joe Biden’s landmark Inflation Cut Act. Its title raises a tantalizing question: will the measure really tame the price spikes that have inflicted hardship on American households? Economic analysis of the proposal suggest … Read more

Congress approves Dems’ climate, health care bill, a Biden triumph

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats flagship climate and health billoffering President Joe Biden a triumph back from the dead on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their chances of retaining their House and Senate majorities in November’s election. The House used a 220-207 party line vote … Read more

Manchin touts cut inflation bill, says ‘I’m not getting involved’ in upcoming election

Sen. Joe Manchin at the United States Capitol on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., and his team told Democratic leaders on Thursday that he was unwilling to support key climate provisions and taxes in a sweeping Biden bill, according to a Democrat briefed on the conversations. tom williams | Cq-roll Call, Inc. … Read more