Politics & Government News

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 7:12 PM

Ryan, not onstage, takes central focus at Ohio Senate event

Democrat Tim Ryan wasn’t onstage when two of his competitors in Ohio’s U.S. Senate contest came together Thursday night for an unconventional...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 6:58 PM

Federal judge throws out oil lease sale in Gulf of Mexico

A federal court has rejected a plan to lease millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for offshore oil drilling, saying the Biden administration did...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 6:52 PM

COVID hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

Kiribati and several other small Pacific nations were among the last on the planet to have avoided any virus outbreaks, thanks to their remote...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 6:14 PM

N. Korea confirms missile tests as Kim visits munitions site

North Korea says its two latest rounds of weapons tests this week were successful and vows to speed up the development of more powerful warheads

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 5:34 PM

Palin dines out again in NYC days after positive virus test

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was spotted dining out at a New York City restaurant, two days after testing positive for the coronavirus

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 5:10 PM

After bitter battles, Senate eyes less toxic court fight

In a Senate where bitter Supreme Court battles have left a lasting imprint, the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s pick for Supreme Court has...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 4:49 PM

Key Pa. Dems to miss Biden visit, cite scheduling conflicts

When President Joe Biden goes to Pittsburgh on Friday, two of the three Democrats on Pennsylvania’s statewide ballot this spring who were invited...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 3:50 PM

Kerry warns governments falling short on climate efforts

Top diplomats of the United States and the world’s other biggest climate-polluting nations have convened to address global warming for the first...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 3:47 PM

Appeals court mulls arguments on South Carolina abortion law

An appellate court has heard arguments in Planned Parenthood’s challenge to South Carolina’s new abortion law, with attorneys for the state...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 3:22 PM

Austin orders more focus on limiting civilian casualties

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered his staff to quickly develop an “action plan” for improving how the Pentagon limits and responds to...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 3:20 PM

Honduras' new president sworn in amid congressional impasse

Xiomara Castro has been sworn in as Honduras’ first female president amid a sea of waving flags in the national stadium

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 1:56 PM

Burkina Faso's junta leader promises security, order

Burkina Faso’s new military leader says he is going to bring security and order back to the conflict-ridden nation and unite the country, but...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 1:50 PM

Danish troops to leave Mali after call from country's rulers

Denmark's foreign minister says the country will pull its small military force out of northern Mali after the West African country’s transitional...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 1:06 PM

Education chief: 'We must make up for lost time' in schools

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says the nation’s schools must act more urgently to help millions of students who have fallen behind during the...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 1:05 PM

Florida GOP aims to curtail school lessons on sex, gender

Florida Republicans want to forbid discussions of sexual orientation or gender identity in schools

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 12:31 PM

Venezuela: Petition fell short in seeking Maduro recall vote

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council says an opposition petition drive seeking to force a recall referendum against President Nicolás Maduro...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 12:27 PM

Ruined lives prompted Kristof's run for Oregon governor

Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof traded the concrete canyons of Manhattan and the ritzy New York suburb of Scarsdale for his old...

politics / Thu, Jan 27, 2022 12:08 PM

Low public confidence in Supreme Court as Breyer retires

Justice Stephen Breyer's impending retirement from the Supreme Court gives President Joe Biden his first pick at a time when the public has...

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