Category: US News

  • An earth-shattering moment for a Supreme Court

    An earth-shattering moment for a Supreme Court

    The US Supreme Court’s legitimacy has been deeply pierced, and it may never recover its stature in the eyes of America. For Chief Justice John Roberts, whose concern for the institution’s reputation is manifest in nearly every opinion he writes and every public speech he makes, the developments are a disaster of the highest order. […]

  • Supreme Court abortion bombshell suggests a staggering

    Supreme Court abortion bombshell suggests a staggering

    A draft Supreme Court opinion suggesting the conservative majority may be about to outlaw the constitutional right to an abortion hit like a political lightning bolt Monday night. The draft opinion, obtained and authenticated by Politico, heralds what would be a massive victory for the conservative movement decades in the making. It set off immediate […]

  • Jill Biden assists do Ukrainian refugees

    Jill Biden assists do Ukrainian refugees

    First lady Jill Biden will travel to Romania and Slovakia this week in a show of support for displaced Ukrainian families forced to flee in the wake of Russia’s invasion. Biden will also use the trip to meet with members of the United States military stationed overseas, as well as top-level government officials in both […]

  • What is CROWN law and what are lawyers

    What is CROWN law and what are lawyers

    A Texas high school policy banning braided or twisted hair has stopped a teenager from attending school, according to his mother, and brought renewed attention to the CROWN Act. Dyree Williams, 17, of East Bernard, Texas, is just one of many Black Americans who have felt discriminated against over their hair. Advocates say the CROWN […]

  • The DOJ has filed a challenge to the Alabama Act

    The DOJ has filed a challenge to the Alabama Act

    The Justice Department on Friday challenged an Alabama law that makes it a felony for a doctor to administer gender-affirming health care to minors. “This lawsuit challenges a state statute that denies necessary medical care to children based solely on who they are,” the department said in its complaint. The complaint filed Friday alleges that […]

  • Deutsche Bank warns a major recession is coming

    Deutsche Bank warns a major recession is coming

    Deutsche Bank raised eyebrows earlier this month by becoming the first major bank to forecast a US recession, albeit a “mild” one. Now, it’s warning of a deeper downturn caused by the Federal Reserve’s quest to knock down stubbornly high inflation. “We will get a major recession,” Deutsche Bank economists wrote in a report to […]

  • Nationals game triggers false alarm evacuation at US

    Nationals game triggers false alarm evacuation at US

    A member of the Army Golden Knights descends into National Park before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Washington. A military parachute event featuring the Army Golden Knights at Washington’s Nationals Park Wednesday night inadvertently triggered a “probable threat” warning at the US Capitol […]

  • 6 takeaways from first quarter Senate and House fundraising

    6 takeaways from first quarter Senate and House fundraising

    Senate Democrats face strong political headwinds in this year’s midterm elections, but they have maintained — and in some cases, super-charged — their fundraising in pivotal states, new campaign finance reports show. The filings, which cover the first three months of 2022, further exemplify a campaign cycle awash in money — with energized small donors, […]

  • Extreme populists rise again in the US and Europe

    Extreme populists rise again in the US and Europe

    A fresh tide of extreme populism — feeding on economic strain, hostility to immigrants and cultural warfare — is challenging key democracies from the inside at the same time Russia escalates the most brutal assault on the liberal Western order in decades. In France, the United States, Hungary and elsewhere, the center seems to be […]

  • The West plans to increase its military aid to Ukraine

    The West plans to increase its military aid to Ukraine

    Western leaders are grappling with how far to escalate their military aid to Ukraine as the Russian invasion seems headed for a brutal new turn, a decision that may rest on whether the West’s goal is to push for a total defeat of President Vladimir Putin. Heroic resistance from Ukrainian troops, with the help of […]