Paul Whelan, American Detained in Russia, Reportedly Moved to Prison Hospital and Unable to Call Home

Paul Whelan, American Detained in Russia, Reportedly Moved to Prison Hospital and Unable to Call Home

CNN — Paul Whelan, an American wrongfully detained in Russia, has reportedly been moved to a prison hospital and has not been able to contact his family for a week, according to his brother. The lack of communication has raised serious concerns for the family, said David Whelan, who questioned the penal colony’s claim that … Read more

House Democrats must choose Hakeem Jeffries to lead the party

House Democrats must choose Hakeem Jeffries to lead the party

WASHINGTON—Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is expected to be elected to lead House Democrats in the next Congress, making the New Yorker the first black person to lead a major political party and marking a generational change after the departure of three longtime bosses. Democrats will vote on their new leadership Wednesday, ending two decades under Nancy … Read more

Rural Arizona county delays confirmation of midterm results as election disputes continue

Rural Arizona county delays confirmation of midterm results as election disputes continue

CNN — Officials in a rural Arizona district on Monday delayed the certification of November’s midterm elections, exceeding the legal deadline and leading the Arizona Secretary of State’s office to sue over the county’s failure to sign off on the results. In a 2-1 vote Monday morning, the Republican majority on the Cochise County Board … Read more

Kamala Harris, Emmanuel Macron to visit NASA headquarters

Kamala Harris, Emmanuel Macron to visit NASA headquarters

CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron at NASA headquarters on Wednesday as part of Macron’s state visit this week, US and French officials told CNN. The NASA visit – which will include a working meeting and a briefing by US space officials – will highlight a deepening Franco-US … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran’s flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran’s flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iranian state media has called for the United States to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the US Soccer Association changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

McCarthy calls for DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ resignation over border issue and warns of potential impeachment

McCarthy calls for DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ resignation over border issue and warns of potential impeachment

CNN — Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and warned of potential impeachment if he does not resign, marking the Republican leader’s strongest comments on the matter yet as he struggles to lock down votes for his speakership. . McCarthy, speaking from an event on the southern border, … Read more

DeSantis, others draw distinctions with Trump in 2024 GOP Nomination Race

DeSantis, others draw distinctions with Trump in 2024 GOP Nomination Race

LAS VEGAS – A slate of potential candidates effectively opened the race for the 2024 Republican Party presidential nomination over the weekend, testing campaign themes and trying to differentiate themselves from former President Donald Trump. The Republican Jewish Coalition gathering here capped a weighty week for the GOP after underwhelming midterm election results secured a … Read more

GOP Wins College Educators and Minority Voters in Slim House Pickup

GOP Wins College Educators and Minority Voters in Slim House Pickup

Making modest gains in House seats this year, Republicans drew more support from minority and college-educated voters than in other recent elections, chipping away at key pillars of the Democratic coalition in ways that could better position the party for the next election. Republicans narrowed the Democratic advantage among Latino voters, black voters and white … Read more

Biden administration says Saudi crown prince has immunity in Khashoggi trial

Biden administration says Saudi crown prince has immunity in Khashoggi trial

The Biden administration told a US court that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s status as sitting head of government protects him from a civil lawsuit brought by the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The decision comes amid a political dispute between the US and the Saudis over oil production that sent the … Read more

Donald Trump’s fate in Justice Department investigations headed for special counsel

Donald Trump’s fate in Justice Department investigations headed for special counsel

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday appointed a former federal and international war crimes prosecutor as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigations into former President Donald Trump. Jack Smith, who once headed the Justice Department unit that investigates public corruption and since 2018 was the chief prosecutor at The Hague investigating … Read more