Politics

President Joe Biden speaks on the phone.

Experts: Handling of presidential documents leaves room for error

After classified documents of President Biden's were found in an insecure location, experts have highlighted problems with government processing.

 | Kellan Howell

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker looks to supporters after he defeated GOP challenger Darren Bailey

Illinois governor bans the possession or sale of semiautomatic weapons

Illinois' state ban on semiautomatic weapons is only a few days old. Legal challenges are in the works.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Nurses hold signs during a strike.

Though NYC nurses reached deal, issues persist in hospitals nationwide

The New York City nurses strike highlighted staffing and working conditions issues in hospitals across the country.

 | Alexandra Miller

Assistant A.G. of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada of the California central division

Bank to pay $31M redlining settlement, DOJ's largest ever

The DOJ says City National Bank avoided marketing and underwriting mortgages in majority Black and Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles County.

 | AP

A banner hangs on an overpass on I-395 advertising the new I-95 Express Lanes in Alexandria, Va.

Women would be able to count fetuses as passengers under new bill

Under the bill, pregnant women in Virginia could avoid getting a ticket for driving in an HOV lane.

 | Scripps News Staff

Pedestrians pass security barricades in front of Trump Tower.

Trump Organization to be sentenced for tax fraud, faces fine

The company was convicted last month for 17 tax crimes, including charges of conspiracy and falsifying business records.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Yarianna Martinez, Jaime Avalos and their son

DACA recipient stranded in Mexico faces uncertain future

A Houston man who has lived in the U.S. since he was 1 is now stuck in Mexico. He was protected here under DACA, until he left.

 | John Mone

A sign stands outside the office of Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., on Capitol Hill

NY Republicans are now asking Rep. George Santos to resign

Local NY Republicans are calling on Rep. George Santos to resign after more campaign lies come out.

 | Alexandra Miller

U.S. Attorney Robert Hur.

Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur, the former Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Maryland, to lead the investigation.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden.

Source: Biden team finds more docs with classified markings

A person who spoke to the Associated Press anonymously said the president's legal team found additional classified material at a second location.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

GOP opens long-promised investigation into Biden family

Republicans now have subpoena power in the House, giving them the authority to compel testimony and conduct a far more aggressive investigation.

 | AP and Maura Sirianni

First lady Jill Biden.

White House: Jill Biden has two cancerous lesions removed

Jill Biden's press secretary said the first lady returned to the White House Wednesday evening and was "doing well and in good spirits."

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rep. George Santos departs Capitol Hill.

Rep. Santos refuses to resign following calls from NY Republicans

Republican leaders called for New York Rep. George Santos to immediately step down following accusations he lied about his past.

 | Scripps News Staff

Former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg

Trump executive Allen Weisselberg sentenced to 5 months in jail

Weisselberg was promised this sentence in August when he agreed to plead guilty to 15 tax crimes and to testify against the Trump Organization.

 | AP

President Joe Biden.

Biden 'surprised' government records were found at old office

The Department of Justice is reviewing “a small number of documents with classified markings" found at President Biden's previous office.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Gov. J.B. Pritzker hugs gun control advocate Maria Pike.

Illinois bans semiautomatic weapons, critics vow court challenge

The ban covers dozens of types of rifles and handguns, .50-caliber guns and attachments, and it puts limits on rounds rifles and handguns can hold.

 | AP

A sign in Times Square reads "Gun Free Zone."

Shootings in New York City are costing taxpayers millions of dollars

A new report found New York City taxpayers have paid nearly $40 million to treat gunshot wounds in the city's hospitals.

 | Axel Turcios

President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are shown.

Migration was the main topic during US, Mexico, Canada summit

During the two-day summit, North American leaders discussed everything from border policy to domestic manufacturing.

 | Bianca Facchinei and Kellan Howell

Rep. George Santos

Campaign Legal Center alleges Santos misrepresented campaign funds

Nonpartisan watchdog group Campaign Legal Center is accusing Rep. George Santos of using campaign funds for personal expenses, among other things.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Feds propose 'student loan safety net' alongside forgiveness

Education experts see the payment plan as a powerful tool to make college affordable, especially for those with lower incomes.

 | AP

President Joe Biden is greeted by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as he arrives at the National Palace

Presidents Biden, Lopez Obrador Open Mexico Meetings With Brusque Talk

Their comments were a contrast to their public display of affection shortly before, as they smiled and embraced.

 | AP

President Joe Biden

DOJ Reviewing Potentially Classified Docs At Biden Center

Attorneys immediately alerted the White House Counsel's office, who notified the National Archives.

 | AP

A young man from Cuba is on a phone call at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility

Florida Gov. DeSantis Rolls Out Resources To Address Cuban Migrants

Florida's governor has declared a state of emergency and is now bringing in the Florida National Guard to address the migrant crisis.

 | Haley Bull

Protesters storm Brazil's presidential palace.

Authorities In Brazil Seek To Punish Pro-Bolsonaro Rioters

The protesters were seeking military intervention to either restore Jair Bolsonaro to power or oust the newly inaugurated Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

 | AP

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.

House To Vote On Rules Package After McCarthy Wins Speaker Battle

In his acceptance speech, Kevin McCarthy promised the House would be a check on the president and his policies.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

President Joe Biden walking with Border Security guards.

Biden Inspects U.S.-Mexico Border In Face Of GOP Criticism

President Joe Biden has wrapped up a four-hour visit to the U.S.-Mexico border and is headed to Mexico.

 | AP and John Mone

Marijuana plants ready for harvesting

From Marijuana To Minimum Wage, New Laws Going Into Effect In 2023

Among the changes: 27 states will see a minimum wage increase this year.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Incoming House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., holds the gavel on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

McCarthy Elected House Speaker In Vote 15 After Chaotic Week

The House was finally able to swear in newly elected lawmakers who had been waiting all week for the chamber to formally open.

 | AP and Nathaniel Reed

The Supreme Court

How The Supreme Court Is Still Entangled In Jan. 6, Two Years Later

After Jan. 6, the Supreme Court was forced to take up cases regarding the very administration that put three justices on the bench.

 | Alexandra Miller

Representative Jimmy Gomez wore his 4-month-old son Hodge as he waits to be sworn in.

Elected Members Of Congress Wait With Their Families To Be Sworn In

Some of their kids were seen napping on the chamber floor as House speaker vote frustrations continue.

 | Joe St. George