Politics

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Washington may be divided, but one-party rule is common in most states

This "government trifecta" is when one political party controls the governor's office, the state Senate and the state House.

 | Joe St. George

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., departs after attending a House GOP conference meeting

George Santos not taking committee assignments amid calls to resign

Reports in recent weeks have surfaced that Santos fabricated his background before being elected to Congress in November 2022.

 | Scripps News Staff

Former President Donald Trump

Reports: New grand jury in NY examining Trump hush money

News outlets, citing unnamed sources, reported witnesses started testifying before a grand jury to hear evidence against Trump in a years-old probe.

 | AP

Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil's Bolsonaro applies for 6-month US visitor visa

The former president applied for the visa amid an investigation into whether he had any role in inciting an uprising in Brazil's capital.

 | AP

President Joe Biden talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies May 11

This comes as lawmakers have already ended elements of the emergencies that kept millions of Americans insured during the pandemic.

 | AP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he holds a news conference.

Israel's new government sparks concern for the future of its democracy

Far-right changes to Israel's government have some experts and citizens concerned for the future rule of law in the country.

 | Scripps News Staff

A heading shows the World Health Organization's COVID-19 literature.

WHO says COVID remains an emergency but is in transition

The World Health Organization said there is still uncertainty in COVID-19's future, but the virus is at a "transition point."

 | Scripps News Staff

Migrants camp on the New York City sidewalk.

New York City migrants refuse relocation, say new center is 'inhumane'

Migrants moved from a Manhattan hotel to a Brooklyn shelter say it's not suitable for living, though the mayor's office say it has the same services.

 | Axel Turcios

An Amtrak train emerges from the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland

For 'Amtrak Joe' Biden, Baltimore rail tunnel visit is personal

President Biden will visit the aging Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel that's slated to be replaced with help from bipartisan infrastructure legislation.

 | AP

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks Wednesday

McCarthy said he wants to address spending cuts along with raising the debt limit, but said cuts to Social Security and Medicare are off the table.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Young refugees playing soccer.

These young refugees are finding their way in America through soccer

Soccer Without Borders integrates language learning into soccer practices and provides a community for young refugees and immigrants.

 | Emily Kallmyer

President Joe Biden speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it over

The organizer and host for this year's breakfast will be the National Prayer Breakfast Foundation, headed by former Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.

 | AP

Migrants hold up their phones showing the CBPOne app.

Online system to seek asylum in US is quickly overwhelmed

The daily ritual resembles a race for concert tickets when online sales begin for a major act.

 | AP

Former President Donald Trump

Trump kicking off 2024 run with stops in early-voting states

The former president has visits to both New Hampshire and South Carolina on his agenda.

 | AP

Crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas.

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

Pres. Biden withdrew 180 million barrels from the strategic reserve over several months, bringing the stockpile to its lowest level since the 1980s.

 | AP

Husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, right, fights for control of a hammer with his assailant.

Police release bodycam footage of attack on Paul Pelosi

The footage shows police confronting the suspect and taking him into custody after police say he severely beat Pelosi in his home.

 | Justin Boggs

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden touts economic record, criticizes House Republicans

The president's first major economic address this year comes as the White House and Congress remain at odds over increasing the debt ceiling.

 | Haley Bull

House Oversight Chairman Rep. James Comer.

House GOP wastes no time launching investigations

With their new majority in hand, House Republicans have made it clear that government oversight will be a huge focus.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Jackson, Miss.'s O.B. Curtis Water Plant is shown.

Federal funding helps Jackson, Mississippi address water crisis

A Jackson restaurant owner shares what the millions headed to the city could do to help businesses like his deal with aging infrastructure.

 | Jessie Cohen

Multiple movie posters are shown.

Hollywood is personifying abortion like never before

More films and shows are bringing up the topic of abortion than ever before, but experts say their depictions aren't entirely accurate.

 | Amber Strong

People line up for immigration services in New York.

Inside the chaotic system of New York's immigration services

Lack of information, guidance and a language barrier are just a few issues migrants face while waiting sometimes overnight in lines.

 | Axel Turcios

A view of Houston, Texas

Texas bill would ban nationals from 4 countries from buying land

A proposed Texas bill prohibits land sales to entities and individuals with ties to North Korea, Russia, China and Iran.

 | John Mone

A man walks past boxes that were moved out of the Eisenhower Executive Office building inside the White House complex.

Former US leaders asked to re-check for classified docs

The Archives sent a letter to representatives of former presidents and vice presidents to ensure compliance with the Presidential Records Act.

 | AP

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y.

What Rep. George Santos' fallout reveals about the news

Congressman George Santos' rocky start to his political career paints a picture of what our news landscape looks like today.

 | Andrew Rafferty

Vice President Kamala Harris visits a memorial set up outside Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California

Monterey Park memorial visitors honor victims, call for gun reform

A sea of flowers and candles has formed in front of the Star Ballroom Dance Studio after one of several recent mass shootings across the country.

 | James Packard

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., chair of the Senate Intelligence committee.

Senators: Biden administration blocking access to mishandled documents

Senators are reacting with bipartisan anger, insisting they need to see for themselves what documents Biden, Trump and Pence were holding.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A happy golden retriever.

Should Congress force the USDA to do more to protect dogs?

The ASPCA wants Congress to compel the Department of Agriculture to investigate and fine breeders more for violations.

 | Joe St. George

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi.

California judge orders release of Pelosi attack footage

A San Francisco judge ordered the footage be released after a host of news organizations sought access to the evidence.

 | AP

People wait on a street blocked by police after a rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Russian attacks on Ukraine reported; tank training to start

The attacks came after Germany and the United States announced they would send advanced battle tanks to Ukraine.

 | AP

President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak at a rally.

Donald Trump can soon return to Instagram, Facebook

Meta has reinstated former President Donald Trump's accounts as part of a new protocol.

 | Scripps News Staff