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’s ‘mind is open’ on student loan forgiveness, Schumer says

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Leah Millis | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., wearing a mask that read “Cancel student debt,” called on the labor movement on Wednesday to join him in his fight to get President Joe Biden to forgive $50,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower . During the … Read more

What a federal gas tax holiday could mean for prices at the pump

Fuel prices at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco June 9, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images For months, drivers across the US have faced eye-popping prices when they fill up their gas tanks. Now, President Joe Biden is weighing a new remedy — a federal gas tax holiday. The gallon of gas … Read more

Gun-wielding Greitens releases violent ad targeting other Republicans | Politics

Eric Greitens, a former Missouri governor and Republican candidate for the US Senate, released a new advertisement offering hunting permits for people who want to shoot “RINOS” (Republicans in name only). JEFFERSON CITY — Republican US Senate candidate Eric Greitens recycled an inflammatory campaign tactic he used in his successful 2016 bid to become Missouri … Read more

Analysis: Why Steve Kerr’s comments on Uvalde should stop you in your tracks

CNN — Sometimes it takes someone not in politics to point out the insanity that dominates our current political moment. On Tuesday night – in the wake of a school shooting in Texas that left 19 children and two adults dead – that person was Steve Kerr, the head coach of the NBA’s Golden State … Read more

Senate votes to pass $40 billion Ukraine aid package

CNN — The Senate voted Thursday to pass a roughly $40 billion bill to send aid to Ukraine as the country fights back against Russia’s brutal and unprovoked attacks. The measure passed the House earlier this month and will now go to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The final tally in the … Read more

Kathy Barnette slams GOP rivals at closed event as spotlight on Pennsylvania Senate hopeful intensifies

CNN — Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette slammed her Republican primary rivals on Saturday as being overly fixated on her surging candidacy, according to audio of a speech obtained by CNN, while calling her leading opponents “two globalists” who were only pandering to conservatives to get elected. The comments came during an event in Bucks … Read more

Biden tells Congress to ‘immediately’ pass $40 billion Ukrainian aid bill

CNN — President Joe Biden called on Congress to “immediately” pass a nearly $40 billion Ukrainian aid bill, warning for the first time that existing aid will run out in “approximately ten days.” “Get it to my desk in the next few days,” Biden said in a statement. Biden had urged Congress to spend $10 … Read more

Senate bill seeks to update Supplemental Security Income asset rules

Camille Tokerud Photography Inc. | Stone | Getty Images A federal benefits program for blind, disabled and elderly individuals could get a long-overdue update if a proposal in Washington is approved. Two Ohio senators — Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman — have teamed up to introduce a bill to update the … Read more