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Climate activists want Biden to fire the head of the World Bank. Here’s why
Ximena Bustillo | September 23, 2022
Activists unfurled a banner calling David Malpass a climate denier on the World Bank headquarters after he refused to say if he believed man-made emissions contributed to global warming. Olivier Douliery | AFP via Getty Images Climate activists are calling on President Biden to take steps to fire David Malpass, ...
Stop thinking just about Election Day. We’re in voting season now
Hansi Lo Wang | September 23, 2022
A voter passes large signs spelling out "Vote Here" in Minneapolis in September 2016. Voters in Minnesota can start casting their ballots for this year's midterm elections on Friday. Jim Mone | AP Election Day may still be weeks away, but voting for this year's midterm elections has already begun. ...
House GOP unveils its legislative roadmap if they win back the House in November
Susan Davis | September 22, 2022
House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy speaks in Monongahela, Pa., on Friday, about Republicans' agenda if they regain control of the House in the midterm elections. Barry Reeger | AP Updated September 23, 2022 at 2:29 PM ET House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took the Republican legislative roadmap to suburban Pittsburgh ...
Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, will speak with the House Jan. 6 panel
Claudia Grisales, Deirdre Walsh | September 21, 2022
The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol is seen during a public session in July. The panel has scheduled another hearing for next week. Alex Brandon | Pool/Getty Images Updated September 21, 2022 at 9:30 PM ET Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court ...
Senators demand answers from Dept. of Defense after reports of JROTC instructor abuse
Deepa Shivaram | September 21, 2022
The Department of Defense logo is seen on the desk ahead of the press conference on Jan. 14, 2020. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Four senators, including Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., are asking the Departments of Defense and Education for answers after a July ...
The House just passed a bill that would make it harder to overthrow an election
Miles Parks | September 21, 2022
The Presidential Election Reform Act was introduced by Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. (left), and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., both of whom sit on the Democratic-led House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Alex Wong | Getty Images Updated September 21, 2022 at 5:42 PM ET The ...
This midterm season, the role of the debate has changed
Don Gonyea | September 21, 2022
The debate stage is set ahead of the start of the second and final presidential debate Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Patrick Semansky | AP Updated September 22, 2022 at 12:55 PM ET Fall means crunching leaves, college football, pumpkin spice and sweater weather. In election ...
Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard have filed a lawsuit against Gov. DeSantis
Matt Adams | September 20, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is being sued on behalf of migrants who were flown to Martha's Vineyard last Wednesday without warning. Ronda Churchill | Getty Images A civil rights law firm filed a federal class action lawsuit on Tuesday against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others for transporting around 50 ...
Prominent election deniers are facing growing legal trouble
Tom Dreisbach | September 20, 2022
Catherine Engelbrecht, seen here in 2015, founded the controversial nonprofit True the Vote. A new lawsuit alleges that Engelbrecht and True the Vote defamed a small company that makes software for election workers. Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Konnech, a small Michigan company that makes election logistics software, says a ...
7 weeks from Election Day, migrants take center stage in political theater
Domenico Montanaro | September 20, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waves as he arrives for a news conference on Sept. 7. Rebecca Blackwell | AP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took something of a victory lap this weekend for his controversial flight sending migrants to the tony northeastern island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. "This is a crisis. ...