News: Politics

For the first time in 230 years, Congress has full U.S. Indigenous representation
Jaclyn Diaz | September 20, 2022
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., administers the House oath of office to Rep. Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, during a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Jose Luis Magana | AP Rep. Mary Peltola's election to the U.S. House of Representatives made history ...
How abortion may be reshaping the close Ohio Senate race
Danielle Kurtzleben | September 19, 2022
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio, greets supporters during a rally on May 2, 2022 in Lorain, Ohio. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Updated September 20, 2022 at 3:20 PM ET Brittany Koester experienced something of a political evolution recently. She voted for Trump in ...
Share with us an issue your community supports but is blocked by political gridlock
Natalie Winston | September 18, 2022
Jess Eng | NPR You've probably heard it a lot recently – polls show a majority of Americans in favor of something, whether it's universal background checks on gun purchases, access to some form of legal abortion, or protections for Dreamers. Yet lawmakers can't or won't pass legislation supported by ...
Democrats lifted GOP opponents in the primaries. Some of those races now look close
Laura Benshoff | September 18, 2022
Updated September 22, 2022 at 7:36 AM ET PHILADELPHIA — During the final stretch of the primary race to be Pennsylvania's next governor, Democratic candidate Josh Shapiro made a strategic choice. His campaign put $840,000 into television ads about GOP candidate and conservative election-denier Doug Mastriano. "If Mastriano wins, it's ...
This GOP strategist is calling on Republican senators to safeguard same-sex marriage
Manuela López Restrepo, Sarah McCammon | September 16, 2022
Many people have concerns that the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and the right to abortion could jeopardize other rights, such as same-sex marriage. Jose Luis Magana | AP After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision raised fears that same-sex marriage could be ...
What to know about Judge Raymond Dearie, the Mar-a-Lago search special master
Jasper Ruppert | September 16, 2022
A courtroom sketch of Judge Raymond Dearie in New York in January 2013. Reuters Judge Aileen Cannon has appointed Judge Raymond Dearie as the special master to review documents seized during a court-approved search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home in August. Dearie, 78, a former chief judge of ...
Americans are paying more and getting less as inflation hits home
Scott Horsley | September 16, 2022
In happier times, Susan Morrison and her husband Calvin liked to vacation in their motor home. But they've had to park it this year because of the high cost of diesel fuel. Susan Morrison | Susan Morrison Updated September 16, 2022 at 8:29 AM ET Susan Morrison knew something was ...
A bill to block census interference passed the House. Its Senate path is unclear
Hansi Lo Wang | September 15, 2022
Balloons decorate a 2019 event leading up to the 2020 census in Boston. The U.S. House has passed a bill that could help protect the 2030 census and other future counts from political interference. Brian Snyder | Reuters After years of census meddling by former President Donald Trump's administration, the ...
CNN chief Chris Licht puts a stamp on network with new morning show lineup
David Folkenflik | September 15, 2022
CNN's Kaitlan Collins and Don Lemon photographed at the 2022 White House Correspondents' Dinner. They will co-anchor a new morning show, along with Poppy Harlow, currently a daytime anchor. Shedrick Pelt | Getty Images New CNN Chairman and CEO Chris Licht has been making headlines for his moves to change ...