Overturning Roe would hand power over abortion to states. Many would ban it.
By: Jacob Fischler and Ariana Figueroa - May 3, 2022
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a nearly 50-year-old right to abortion would lead to strict restrictions or bans by states across nearly half the country almost immediately. The court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, as well as a subsequent ruling on fetal viability, according to an initial […]
U.S. Interior secretary to promote big spending jump for tribal, climate programs
By: Jacob Fischler - April 27, 2022
Secretary Deb Haaland will ask a U.S. House panel to increase funding for the department’s tribal programs and climate resilience efforts.
Federal judge temporarily blocks Biden administration from ending Title 42
By: Jacob Fischler - April 25, 2022
The White House had said it would end next month the emergency order that allowed immigration authorities to expel those seeking asylum.
3 big reasons why the Biden climate agenda is floundering
By: Jacob Fischler - April 22, 2022
President Joe Biden’s climate agenda took a hit this month when the Interior Department said it would open 144,000 acres of federal land up for oil and gas development to comply with a court order to restart fossil fuel development. The announcement marked yet another setback for a presidential climate plan that was once seen […]
CDC concludes a mask mandate is still needed for travelers, clearing way for court battle
By: Jacob Fischler - April 20, 2022
The CDC said in a statement that the mandate keeps transportation safer for immunocompromised people and the greater public.
Biden administration will appeal ruling on travel mask mandate — if CDC says it’s needed
By: Jacob Fischler - April 20, 2022
The CDC has yet to conclude that the mandate — which applied in airports, on commercial flights, on public transit and other transportation hubs — is still necessary.
Federal judge in Florida throws out national mask mandate for travelers
By: Jacob Fischler - April 18, 2022
A federal judge in Florida voided the nationwide mask mandate for airline and public transportation passengers Monday, saying the requirement was beyond the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s authority.
At the White House, an emotional Ketanji Brown Jackson says, ‘We’ve made it, all of us’
By: Jacob Fischler - April 8, 2022
Speaking outside the White House with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris looking on, and her voice at times trembling with emotion, Jackson acknowledged the historic milestone her confirmation as the first Black woman on the court represented.
Biden goal for U.S. transition to electric vehicles cast into doubt at U.S. Senate hearing
By: Jacob Fischler - April 7, 2022
A White House climate goal to transition the United States to electric vehicles is in trouble if the nation cannot produce more minerals that go into those vehicles’ batteries, U.S. senators of both parties said Thursday.
U.S. House panel grills oil executives at hearing on soaring gas prices
By: Jacob Fischler - April 6, 2022
Democrats blamed the oil industry, Republicans blamed President Joe Biden and oil executives blamed global market forces at a U.S. House hearing Wednesday on how to reverse a dramatic increase in gas prices.
U.S. Senate heads toward final vote this week on Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation
By: Jacob Fischler - April 5, 2022
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has pledged to hold the confirmation vote before senators’ two-week recess begins Friday.
U.S. Senate committee splits on Jackson nomination to Supreme Court, forcing added vote
By: Jacob Fischler - April 4, 2022
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked along party lines Monday on a vote that would have advanced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor.