Press conference unveils the new Kevin McCarthy

NEWS AND OPINION: It only took one emphatic public exchange with a reporter to change the…

Afghan soldier seeking U.S. asylum freed from federal custody

HOUSTON — An Afghan soldier seeking U.S. asylum who was detained for months after being arrested…

Senate Republicans bow out of debt default standoff, say it’s up to McCarthy in House

Republican senators want budget cuts in exchange for lifting the nation’s $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, but…

Trump’s Facebook, Instagram accounts to be reinstated, Meta says

Former President Donald Trump can return to Facebook and Instagram, the owner of the two juggernaut…

House leaders press Biden administration to determine whether Russia breached nuclear arms treaty

House leaders are raising concerns over Moscow’s noncompliance with a strategic nuclear arms control treaty between…

DHS says illegal border crossings plummet after new ‘parole’ program

Homeland Security said Wednesday that illegal border crossings of key nationalities have plummeted after the department…

FDA’s top food safety official resigns

The federal Food and Drug Administration’s top food safety official resigned Wednesday, citing concerns about the…

Democratic congressman reads AI-generated speech on House floor

BOSTON — When U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss decided to deliver a speech on a bill that…

NIH failed to track how China’s Wuhan virus lab was spending U.S. money

The federal government missed warning signs from the lab at the center of the coronavirus controversy,…

DHS released 1,100 criminals from detention in December

Homeland Security released more than 1,100 illegal immigrants with criminal records from its detention facilities in…

Senators move to create an inspector general to probe NIH funding

A group of Republican senators introduced legislation on Tuesday to create an inspector general at the…

Warhammer 40K’s latest variant has an even higher barrier to entry

Arks of Omen: Abaddon, the latest game book for Warhammer 40,000, does an extraordinary job of…

Midwestern Dems seek greater heft in Congress

Midwestern Democrats want to amplify their voice in Congress after feeling like second-class citizens to their…

Woman pleads guilty to sending ricin in 2020 letter to Trump

WASHINGTON — A Canadian woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to mailing a threatening letter containing the poison…

Record 16.3 million seek health coverage through ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON — A record 16.3 million people sought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act this…

Biden says U.S. tanks for Ukraine are “not an offensive threat” to Russia

President Biden announced in an about-face Wednesday that the U.S. is sending 31 Abrams tanks to…

Teacher shot by six-year-old student texted loved ones to say school was failing to act

The teacher who was shot by her six-year-old student texted a loved one to say the…

Manchin bill would delay tax credits for electric vehicles

Ratcheting up his criticism of the Biden administration, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday moved to…

Senators restart push for foreign lobbying crackdown amid concern about China

A bipartisan coalition of eight senators is jump-starting an effort to crack down on schemes by…

New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states’ abortion pill restrictions, the opening…