The House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 has dominated the news agenda during the past month, holding six public hearings. The panel, comprised of seven Democrats and two Republicans critical of Trump — Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) — has laid out a compelling case against the former president. By the panel’s…
The Republican governor defended the law in South Dakota that bans all abortions except when the mother's life is at risk.
When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted for the most significant gun violence prevention bill in nearly three decades, he offered a candid
“Your Republican leaders, they’re banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors," Newsom said.
The Jan. 6 committee’s accumulating evidence against former President Trump, including testimony from White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, has strengthened a potential criminal case against him and chipped away at his most likely defense arguments, legal experts say. Hutchinson, a former special assistant to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows as well as the president,…
“I’m not sure what" voters "think that we did wrong," said one official who's quitting. "And they’re very nasty. The accusations and the threats are nasty.”
"A man as dangerous as Donald Trump can absolutely never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again," the panel's vice chair said.
Kristina Karamo, the Republican nominee for secretary of state in Michigan, has also claimed sex can cause demonic possession.
The House select committee is investigating the Capitol riot and the role Donald Trump and his allies played in trying to overturn the 2020 election.
Some anti-abortion groups are calling on Republican members of Congress to divest of their stock in companies that support abortion rights.
Sen. Cynthia Lummis owns bitcoin, understands crypto, and has the power to police it, a rare combination in an aging Congress and new technology.
WASHINGTON — During the Jim Crow era, nine Southern Army bases were named for treasonous Confederate generals who fought to preserve slavery and white supremacy. Now a commission established by Congress has suggested new names for the bases that “embody the best of the United States Army and America.” Fort Bragg in North Carolina would be renamed Fort Liberty, if the recommendations are approved by Congress. The other bases would honor some of the Army’s most distinguished heroes. These are thei
Independence Day has arrived as the United States is rocked by hearings over the Jan. 6 insurrection, awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns and struggling to maintain the bonds that keep it together. “The Fourth of July is a sacred day in our country — it’s a time to celebrate the goodness of our nation, the only nation on Earth founded based on an idea: that all people are created equal,” President Joe Biden tweeted on Monday. “I think many of us are feeling conflicted about celebrating 4th of July right now,” obstacle race champion and attorney Amelia Boone tweeted as the week gave way to the long holiday weekend.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Donald Trump and his allies, including Kevin McCarthy, are 'scared' following Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony before the Jan. 6 select committee.
Sean Gallup/GettyDemocrats in Washington have a problem, and not because polls indicate they’ll be swept from power in Congress this November. They acknowledge that rapidly rising inflation combined with a mangled supply chain keeps the economy listless. And yet, the only solutions they seem capable of coming up with are using the Defense Production Act and antitrust.The Defense Production Act (DPA), first approved in 1950, says it’s imperative for the domestic industrial base to “supply materia
As NATO formally invited Sweden and Finland to its alliance, President Joe Biden said the U.S. would boost its military presence in eastern Europe.
Jeff Bezos accused Joe Biden of "misdirection or a deep misunderstanding" on inflation. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dismissed his comments.
"This elite group once numbered 7,000, but now it's down to 12. A dozen left," President Joe Biden said.
House Jan. 6 committee members said Sunday that they may make criminal referrals to federal prosecutors involving former President Donald Trump and his efforts
Alex Wong/GettyAfter a shocking week in which a former White House aide gave bombshell testimony about Donald Trump’s unhinged behavior the day of the Capitol riot, lawmakers on the Jan. 6 committee said criminal referrals—even one against the former president—haven’t been ruled out. Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on ABC’s This Week and CBS’ Face the Nation, respectively, to preview the committee’s next steps after Tuesday’s startling testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson, who
"The really problematic contemporary force here, in my view, is the Republican party," Sheri Berman, a democracy expert at Barnard College, told Insider
Democrats say the January 6 committee hearings reveal Donald Trump's 'criminality' but think a 3rd impeachment trial would be futile
JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) -Israel said on Sunday it would test a bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist to determine whether one of its soldiers shot her and said a U.S. observer would be present. The Palestinians, who on Saturday handed over the bullet to a U.S. security coordinator, said they had been assured that Israel would not take part in the ballistics. The death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank, and feuding between the sides as to the circumstances, have overshadowed a visit by U.S. President Joe Biden due this month.
“Left unchecked, if artificial intelligence reaches cognition … it will be fueled by some of the most inhumane impulses of humanity.”
“Now is the time to stop and think — before our technology outstrips us once again.”
“I don't want to talk about sentient robots, because at all ends of the spectrum there are humans harming other humans.”
“Minds can take different forms … We should avoid reducing questions about AIs to ‘Can AIs think and feel like us?’”
“To identify sentience, or consciousness, or even intelligence, we’re going to have to work out what they are.”