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The Federal Reserve imposes new restrictions on investments after trading controversy
Scott Horsley | October 21, 2021
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30. The Fed announced new restrictions on investments by senior officials after being rocked by a controversy involving trading by two regional Fed bank presidents last year.Sarah Silbiger | ...
The House votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for defying a subpoena
Claudia Grisales | October 21, 2021
The House of Representatives votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.J. Scott Applewhite | AP The U.S. House of Representatives approved a criminal contempt report against Steve Bannon, an ally of former President Donald Trump, for defying a subpoena from a House panel probing the Jan. ...
Manchin says he offered to change political parties if he was a ‘problem’ for Dems
Barbara Sprunt | October 21, 2021
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is seen leaving the U.S. Capitol after a Senate vote on Wednesday.Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he had previously offered to change his political party affiliation to independent if he were an "embarrassment" to his Democratic colleagues. "I said, me ...
What we know so far about Trump’s planned social media platform
Dana Farrington | October 21, 2021
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced plans to launch his own social networking platform called TRUTH Social, which is expected to begin its beta launch for "invited guests" next month.Chris Delmas | AFP via Getty Images Banished from major social media platforms, former President Donald Trump has announced plans ...
Jackson, Miss. lives in a world of high poverty and higher expectations
Stephan Bisaha | October 21, 2021
A monument to the women of the Confederacy stands in front of the Mississippi State Capitol.Stephan Bisaha This is a tale of two Jackson, Mississippis. There's Jackson, the state capital, run historically by white conservatives. Then there's Jackson, the 82 percent Black city, run by a mayor wanting to make ...
Garland deflects lawmakers’ questions on Trump as he tries to sidestep politics
Carrie Johnson | October 21, 2021
Attorney General Merrick Garland told the House Judiciary Committee that "the Department of Justice has a long-standing policy of not commenting on investigations."Greg Nash | Pool/AFP via Getty Images Updated October 21, 2021 at 2:03 PM ET Attorney General Merrick Garland deflected questions about whether the Justice Department is investigating ...
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wrote a letter to Congress calling for paid family leave
Rachel Treisman | October 21, 2021
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pictured onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York. The mother-of-two advocated for paid family leave in a letter to top congressional Democrats.John Lamparski | Getty Images Democrats have been negotiating for weeks over just how much to spend on ...
Democrats’ biggest push for voting rights fails with no Republicans on board
Juana Summers, Deirdre Walsh | October 20, 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., led opposition among Republicans to a voting rights bill that centrist Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia hoped to corrall GOP votes for.Mandel Ngan | AFP via Getty Images Updated October 20, 2021 at 5:11 PM ET Senate Democrats' most forceful and perhaps last ...
Dr. Rachel Levine is sworn in as the nation’s first transgender four-star officer
Jonathan Franklin | October 19, 2021
Dr. Rachel Levine testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in February. Levine was appointed to lead the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, becoming the nation's first openly transgender four-star officer.Caroline Brehman | AP Dr. Rachel Levine is once again making ...
House panel on Jan. 6 votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for defying subpoena
Claudia Grisales | October 19, 2021
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is seen on Aug. 20, 2020.Stephanie Keith | Getty Images Updated October 19, 2021 at 9:13 PM ET The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a criminal contempt report against Steve Bannon, an ...