On Background: Big government getting bigger

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Supreme Court marshal says justices, spouses weren’t responsible for leak of abortion ruling

Supreme Court justices cooperated in the investigation of who leaked a draft opinion to the news…

DHS’ new parole program for Haiti comes in English and Spanish, but not Haitian Creole

Homeland Security’s new smartphone app designed to let people sponsor migrants from Haiti comes in English…

Manchin steered millions in federal spending to groups where his wife worked: Report

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) reportedly steered millions in government funds toward organizations linked to his wife,…

Twitter sued for $2M by consultant seeking payment for help in Musk deal

A consulting firm is suing Twitter for failing to pay $2 million for its help in…

Man convicted in plot to kill Republican congressman

A Kansas man is facing a possible 10-year prison sentence after being found guilty of threatening…

Nikki Haley operative defects to Mike Pence amid 2024 jostling

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The executive director of former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s political action committee…

Tax the rich? Liberals renew push for state wealth taxes

Supporters of taxes on the very rich contend that people are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic…

Gov. Moore’s first budget calls for bigger state government, boosted education spending

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s new Democratic governor, Wes Moore, is proposing a hiring spree to beef up…

Hacker claims attack on U.S. airline, stolen no-fly list was out of boredom

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating cybersecurity chaos at CommuteAir after a hacker claimed to have…

Biden named in 2017 email discussing natural gas deal

President Biden was mentioned in a 2017 email to Hunter Biden discussing a multimillion-dollar gas deal…

New Gods: Yang Jian reimagines Chinese gods for an epic riff on Cowboy Bebop

Fans of Ji Zhao’s terrific 2021 CG animated Chinese movie New Gods: Nezha Reborn might expect…

Judge fines Donald Trump, lawyer for ‘frivolous’ Clinton lawsuit

NEW YORK — A Florida judge sanctioned former President Donald Trump and one of his attorneys,…

Kentucky GOP seeks school closure records from governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Still fuming over pandemic-era shutdowns, Kentucky Republicans are pushing to obtain behind-the-scenes…

Lilly shares slip as FDA seeks more Alzheimer’s drug data

Eli Lilly shares slipped Friday after regulators said they need to see more data on the…

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia to seek reelection

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee and a…

Trump to GOP: Don’t ‘cut a single penny from Medicare or Social Security’

Former President Donald Trump is pressuring Republicans in Congress to steer clear of making cuts to…

Nikki Haley teases 2024 presidential plans: ‘I can be that leader’

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is inching closer to running for the 2024 GOP presidential…

Rep. Comer launches probe of effort to sanitize El Paso before Biden’s border visit

The House’s top investigator revealed a probe Friday into the attempt to cleanse El Paso, Texas,…

March for Life returns to D.C. with new post-Roe v. Wade focus

One year ago, the annual March for Life protest against legal abortion took place in Washington…