Federal Intervention

Transportation

Congress votes to avert rail strike amid dire warnings – Associated Press

Photo: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, center, speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington Legislation to avert what could have been an economically ruinous freight rail strike won final approval in Congress on Thursday as lawmakers responded quickly to President Joe Biden’s call for federal intervention in a long-running labor dispute. The Senate

Abortion

Texas judge says abortions can resume, but future uncertain

Abortions in Texas can resume under a federal judge’s ruling late Wednesday, but for how long? A conservative federal appeals court, and ultimately the Supreme Court, might take a more skeptical look at the Biden administration’s lawsuit over Texas’ six-week abortion ban. The state law prohibiting abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six