News: Politics

Missouri lawmakers approve a photo ID requirement for voters
Rachel Lippmann, Sarah Kellogg | May 13, 2022
A voter fills out her ballot at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo., on Election Day in 2020. Charlie Riedel | AP Two years after the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a similar measure, the state's Republican-led lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would require ...
Pence will rally for Georgia Gov. Kemp, defying Trump, who backs David Perdue
Deepa Shivaram | May 13, 2022
In his most significant political break with former President Donald Trump to date, former Vice President Mike Pence will rally with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp the day before a May 24 primary. Trump is backing Kemp's rival, former Sen. David Perdue. Pence and Kemp are shown here in 2020. Brynn ...
Fed Chair Jerome Powell is confirmed for a 2nd term. Inflation will be his focus
Scott Horsley | May 12, 2022
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on May 4. Powell was confirmed by the Senate to a second term leading the central bank. Fighting inflation will define his legacy. Jim Watson | AFP via Getty Images Updated May 12, 2022 at 4:05 PM ...
A judge says Trump must pay $110K and meet other conditions to end contempt order
The Associated Press | May 11, 2022
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on April 23 in Delaware, Ohio. Joe Maiorana | AP NEW YORK — A New York judge said Wednesday he will lift Donald Trump's contempt of court order if the former president meets conditions including paying $110,000 ...
Texas court orders that illegal voting conviction against Crystal Mason be reviewed
Ashley Lopez | May 11, 2022
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke, right, hugs Crystal Mason after she introduced him to speak during a primary election gathering in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 1. LM Otero | AP Updated May 11, 2022 at 6:19 PM ET Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday ordered a lower court ...
Bitter feuds and crypto ties: Inside one of the most expensive Democratic primaries
Claudia Grisales | May 11, 2022
Political newcomer Carrick Flynn, right, has raised millions of dollars from outside groups ranging from one backed by a 30-year-old crypto billionaire to another that is backed by congressional Democratic leaders. ADB.Photography | ADB.Photography In a new congressional district in Oregon, House Democratic candidate Carrick Flynn is a virtual unknown ...
Senate approves Lisa Cook as first Black woman on Federal Reserve board of governors
The Associated Press | May 10, 2022
The Senate confirmed economist Cook to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, making her the first Black woman to do so in the institution's 108-year history. Ken Cedeno | Pool Photo via AP WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed economist Lisa Cook on Tuesday to serve on the Federal ...