Supreme Court rules school district cannot prohibit football coach’s prayers on field

Washington CNN — The Supreme Court said Monday that a Washington state school district violated the First Amendment rights of a high school football coach when he lost his job for praying at the 50-yard line after games. The opinion was 6-3 along conservative-liberal ideological lines. “The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel … Read more

What to watch from Joe Biden’s trip to the G7

Telfs-Buchen, Austria CNN — President Joe Biden may be overseas in the Bavarian Alps, but the political division and sour mood he left behind will be difficult to ignore as he begins this year’s Group of 7 summit. Rising costs – driven in part by the Russian invasion of Ukraine – will be central to … Read more

Anita Alvarez: Coach dives into pool to save American swimmer at World Championships

CNN — American swimmer Anita Alvarez was rescued from the bottom of the pool by her coach at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Hungary, after she lost consciousness, according to Reuters. Coach Andrea Fuentes jumped into the pool after she saw the 25-year-old artistic swimmer sink to the bottom at the end of … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 5:

CNN — Thursday’s hearing before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection turns the panel’s focus toward how former President Donald Trump tried to use the Justice Department to bolster his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Three top officials who led the Justice Department in the final days of the … Read more

Elizabeth Warren to Fed chair Jerome Powell: Don’t ‘drive this economy off a cliff’

CNN — Fed Chairman Jerome Powell conceded that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes won’t solve two of the biggest problems facing families: high prices for gas and groceries. During a Senate Banking Committee hearing Wednesday, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren urged Powell to proceed with rate hikes cautiously and avoid setting off a recession … Read more

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas tax but faces long odds of getting Congress on board

Washington CNN — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes until the end of September, framing the move as necessary to provide relief to American consumers but itself not enough to solve the problem of surging energy prices. “By suspending the 18-cent gas tax, federal gas tax … Read more

Production team with ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ arrested in House building

CNN — Members of a production team for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested earlier this week by police as they filmed a comedy segment at the US Capitol, in an incident that was used by prominent right-wing voices to assail the probe into the January 6 insurrection. US Capitol Police said in … Read more

Bannon and DOJ don’t want to talk politics or January 6 specifics at contempt trial

CNN — Longtime Trump political adviser Steve Bannon wants to block prosecutors from exploring the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol before the jury at his criminal contempt trial next month. At the same time, prosecutors are trying to prevent Bannon from turning his trial into a “circus atmosphere,” they said Friday. Bannon’s … Read more

Election standoff ends in New Mexico county after false fraud claims threw primary certification into question

CNN — The majority of a county commission in a rural swath of New Mexico on Friday voted to certify the results of the June 7 primary, ending a standoff with state officials that had set off national alarms about potential election subversion. The Otero County Commission voted 2-1, with one of the central figures … Read more

Analysis: The malaise of Joe Biden

STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images CNN — Here’s President Joe Biden on Americans, from an interview Thursday with The Associated Press: “They’re really down. The need for mental health in America, it has skyrocketed, because people have seen everything upset. Everything they’ve counted on upset. But most of it’s the consequence of what’s happened, what … Read more