The White House is facing mounting pressure from Democrats to yank federal permits for Line 3, the controversial oil pipeline under construction in Minnesota. Eight Democratic senators and nearly two dozen House members criticized the Biden administration for allowing pipeline giant Enbridge to continue building Line 3 across wetlands in
Morgan Harper, a progressive activist and lawyer in Ohio who lost a Democratic House primary last year, will seek her party’s nomination for the state’s open Senate seat next year. Harper’s campaign, which launches Wednesday, sets up a primary against Rep. Tim Ryan, a presidential candidate last year who has
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and senior White House officials met for 90 minutes on Tuesday to strategize how to ensure passage of major infrastructure spending, people familiar with the discussions tell Axios. Why it matters: With the president’s top legislative priority facing resistance among a Democratic caucus that’s divided about
The Florida Board of Education voted Tuesday to sanction two public school districts for defying Gov. Ron DeSantis’ order barring mask mandates in school, per NBC News. Why it matters: It marks the first punishment doled out against school officials who have clashed with the Republican governor on the issue.
The rule could take months to finalize, and would not immediately replace a current policy to expel most border crossers during the coronavirus pandemic. The Biden administration aims to hire an additional 1,000 asylum officers and another 1,000 support staff, a senior DHS official told Reuters ahead of the announcement.
Georgia’s Republican-controlled State Election Board took a step Wednesday toward a possible takeover of elections in Fulton County. The board has decided to take aim at Fulton County, which delivered key wins for the Democratic party during the 2020 election cycle and has long been a target of Republican lawmakers.
Gap Inc.’s low-price division Old Navy is overhauling its approach to how it designs and markets to plus-size women, a demographic that many analysts say has been underserved. Starting Friday, Old Navy will be offering every one of its women’s styles in all sizes with no price difference. That means
A young South African barista thought he had found the job of a lifetime in Oman, but ended up being held captive and made to work without pay – forcing family and friends to raise money to free him. The offer came via Facebook when 30-year-old Athenkosi Dyonta was working
COVID-19 origin theorists could be right about a Chinese government cover-up, but they might have their sights set in the wrong direction, an American virologist suggested to Bloomberg. When an international group of experts organized by the World Health Organization traveled to Wuhan, China, earlier this year to research the
China’s quest for office sobriety is not going down smoothly for Kweichow Moutai, the Chinese liquor giant and the world’s largest liquor company by market capitalization. The stock price for Kweichow Moutai has fallen nearly 10% since last Tuesday when China’s top anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection