Congress

Opinion

Opinion: Conservative Women Can Make Washington Work Again

Americans have lost faith in their government, and for good reason. For years, Washington has catered to special interests, kicked the can on tough spending decisions, and empowered unelected bureaucrats over the American people. Unfortunately, the problems run even deeper than dysfunctional government. Seventy-nine percent said in a recent poll that they feel like the entire

Economy

Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum wage almost a decade ago. Nearly a year into the pandemic, the idea isn’t so funny. The coronavirus has renewed focus on challenges facing hourly employees who have continued working in grocery stores, gas stations and

Legal Beat

Big challenge: Biden is pressed to end federal death penalty

Joe Biden, the first sitting U.S. president to openly oppose the death penalty, has discussed the possibility of instructing the Department of Justice to stop scheduling new executions, officials have told The Associated Press. If he does, that would end an extraordinary run of executions by the federal government, all during a pandemic that raged

Immigration

Dreamers in Arizona have mixed feelings about Biden’s immigration plan

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden sent to Congress his plan to reform the U.S. immigration system. The bill includes preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and outlines a path to permanent residence and citizenship for its recipients. That includes Reyna Montoya, an activist in Phoenix who came

Opinion

Opinion: The Day that Jolted Congress Back to Life

The mob that breached the United States Capitol Wednesday did unforgivable violence to one of our nation’s most hallowed spaces. But its unwelcome intrusion may have also roused our too-often-sleepwalking Congress to once again become the forum for great speeches, serious deliberation, and the working out of a possible way forward for this divided country.

National

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. The nation’s elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and don

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