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House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

Apr. 14, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is...

Mayorkas impeachment trial set to start in Senate next week, but may be over before it starts

Apr. 09, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans will delay bringing their case against Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate until next week, two months after impeaching the Homeland Security secretary. It will be the third time in five years that senators are sworn in as jurors in the court of impeachment. ...

Donald Trump is demanding a new judge just days before the start of his hush-money criminal trial

Apr. 06, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is demanding a new judge just days before his hush-money criminal trial is set to begin, rehashing longstanding grievances with the current judge in a long-shot, eleventh-hour bid to disrupt and delay the case. Trump's lawyers —...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 02, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 30 The Washington Post on the Israel-Gaza war As the war in Gaza grinds on into its sixth month, cracks are showing in the once unequivocally united front between Israel and the...

House Speaker Mike Johnson will send Mayorkas impeachment to the Senate next month

Mar. 28, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson on Thursday indicated he will send articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate shortly after Congress returns to Washington next month. The Republican speaker said he would send the two...

Biden administration approves the nation's seventh large offshore wind project

Mar. 26, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

The Biden administration greenlit the seventh large offshore wind project in the United States Tuesday. Danish wind energy developer Ørsted and the utility Eversource plan to build a 924-megawatt project, Sunrise Wind, 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Montauk, New York. They say the...

UN demand for Gaza cease-fire provokes strongest clash between US and Israel since war began

Mar. 25, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council on Monday issued its first demand for a cease-fire in Gaza, with the U.S. angering Israel by abstaining from the vote. Israel responded by canceling a visit to Washington by a high-level delegation in the strongest public clash between the...

US Jews upset with Trump's latest rhetoric say he doesn't get to tell them how to be Jewish

Mar. 25, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

Since the start of his political career, Donald Trump has played on stereotypes about Jews and politics. He told the Republican Jewish Coalition in 2015 that “you want to control your politicians” and suggested the audience used money to exert control. In the White House, he said...

Senate passes $1.2 trillion funding package in early morning vote, ending threat of partial shutdown

Mar. 23, 2024 02:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a $1.2 trillion package of spending bills in the early morning hours Saturday, a long overdue action nearly six months into the budget year that will push any threats of a government shutdown to the fall. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed...

Congress unveils $1.2 trillion plan to avert federal shutdown and bring budget fight to a close

Mar. 21, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers introduced a $1.2 trillion spending package Thursday that sets the stage for avoiding a partial government shutdown for several key federal agencies this weekend and allows Congress, nearly six months into the budget year, to complete its work funding the government...