United States Politics and Government

Oligarch of the Month: Richard Branson

1 month ago   |   The New Republic

Music-and-travel tycoon Richard Branson didn't quite make it to space in July, though he came pretty close: From his VSS Unity space capsule, he live-streamed 53.5 miles above...
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The Green Knight Is A Delightfully Gory Moral Test

1 month ago   |   The New Republic

It is Christmas Day in a great castle. King Arthur and Guinevere and their knights are feasting, when a green man on a big green horse bursts through the door. He lays down a...
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The Revolution That Wasn't

1 month ago   |   The New Republic

For the American left of the 1960s and early 1970s, the past refuses to stay past. Two of the most popular films nominated for Best Picture this year-Shaka King's Judas and the...
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2021 NBA Draft pick-by-pick tracker with analysis of selections, trades

1 month ago   |   NBC Sports

The unpredictable 2021 NBA Draft is finally here.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik for trying to 'own the socialists' by praising Medicare and Medicaid

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik for trying to 'own the socialists' by praising Medicare and Medicaid

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik for simultaneously celebrating Medicare and Medicaid and condemning "Socialist...
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Biden nominates Gold Star father Khizr Khan to US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Biden nominates Gold Star father Khizr Khan to US Commission on International Religious Freedom

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement President Biden announced on Friday that he was appointing of Khizr Khan -- a lawyer and Gold Star parent -- to serve on the US Commission on...
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Congressional Democrats are on a renewed push to act on voting rights with a 'sword and shield' approach

Congressional Democrats are on a renewed push to act on voting rights with a 'sword and shield' approach

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Democrats in the White House and both chambers of Congress are rushing to take action on voting rights before the August recess, with a group of House...
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Gov. Abbott banned COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas, despite cases continuing to rise in the state

Gov. Abbott banned COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas, despite cases continuing to rise in the state

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Texas Gov. Abbott signed an executive order on Friday, banning COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas, despite cases continuing to rise in the...
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A photographer captured the contents of a note that an aide passed to Biden: 'Sir, there is something on your chin'

A photographer captured the contents of a note that an aide passed to Biden: 'Sir, there is something on your chin'

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement During a virtual meeting with governors on Friday, a photographer captured the contents of a note passed to President Joe Biden from an aide: "Sir, there...
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45% of Republicans support a universal vaccine mandate, as do a strong majority of Americans, a new poll shows

45% of Republicans support a universal vaccine mandate, as do a strong majority of Americans, a new poll shows

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement More than four-in-10 Republicans support a universal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to a new survey conducted by The COVID States Project. The...
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FHP: 77-year-old bicyclist killed after being hit from behind by car in Oviedo

FHP: 77-year-old bicyclist killed after being hit from behind by car in Oviedo

A bicyclist is dead after being hit from behind by a car in Oviedo Saturday morning. Read more ...

Silver Alert declared for missing 82-year-old Indiana man

Silver Alert declared for missing 82-year-old Indiana man

The Huntingburg Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Raymond Underwood, an 82-year-old white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 185 pounds, gray hair with brown... Read more ...

DOC says Linn County inmate escaped work release

DOC says Linn County inmate escaped work release

Anyone with information about Leo Alan Ray's locations should call police. Read more ...

What's the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

What's the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

Stay hydrated and stay in cool areas. Read more ...

Catherine Oxenberg feared daughter had suicide pact with NXIVM sex cult

Catherine Oxenberg feared daughter had suicide pact with NXIVM sex cult

"Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg reveals how she wrested her daughter India away from the clutches of Keith Raniere's sex slave group NXIVM. Read more ...

Biden spending over $2B to halt border wall construction amid migrant crisis

Biden spending over $2B to halt border wall construction amid migrant crisis

A GOP report issued found that at least 20 percent of the $10 billion received by the Pentagon for border wall construction has been spent on guarding construction sides and... Read more ...

Conservative talk show host Larry Elder leads in crowded California guv...

Conservative talk show host Larry Elder leads in crowded California guv recall race

Larry Elder polled at 16 percent while Caitlyn Jenner has 4 percent of backers. While Gov. Gavin Newsom still has 48 percent of support, 43 percent of people polled said they'd... Read more ...

At march for slain National Guard member, family cries out for justice

The family of slain 19-year-old Chrys Carvajal took to the streets Saturday, chanting and asking the community to come forward with tips on who fatally shot the National Guard... Read more ...

No bail for man accused of killing witness in a murder case

A West Humboldt Park man accused of killing a witness set to testify in a murder case was denied bail during a hearing broadcast on You Tube /on/ Saturday. Read more ...

Baltimore firefighter undergoes surgery after falling through floor, union says

The cause of the Penn North fire is under investigation, the fire department said. Read more ...