Politics

Capitol police clash with insurrectionists.

Former Capitol Police Chief: 'Intelligence Was Botched' On Jan. 6

In a newly released book, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund details the "agonizing" memories and experiences he faced on Jan. 6, 2021.

 | Scripps News Staff and AP

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Toughens Border, Offers Legal Path For 30,000 Migrants A Month

Cuban migrants are still arriving by boat in the Florida Keys even as the Biden administration promises a crackdown.

 | AP and Haley Bull

Congregants at city church in Harlingen

Evangelical Christians Influencing Hispanic Community In Elections

Trends in evangelical Christianity are influencing Hispanics and their attraction to the GOP.

 | John Mone

Insurrections loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol.

Specific Violent Details Revealed In Video Of Jan. 6 Attackers

One video made public was the body-worn camera footage captured by Michael Fanone, a former MPD officer, who was beaten and tased by attackers.

 | Lori Jane Gliha

California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy talks with other representatives.

McCarthy Fails For 3rd Long Day In GOP House Speaker Fight

The House stalemate over choosing a new speaker is continuing for a long, excruciating third day of voting with no end in sight.

 | AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone

Putin Orders 36-Hour Weekend Cease-Fire In Ukraine

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church proposed the cease-fire to observe the Christmas holiday, which is celebrated Jan. 7.

 | AP

Rep. Kevin McCarthy speaks with other representatives.

McCarthy Rejected For House Speaker With GOP In Disarray

The second day of a new Congress ended without much progress in naming a new House speaker.

 | AP

Surveillance video of suspected pipe bomber

Exclusive Details On Capitol Hill Pipe Bomb Probe As FBI Ups Reward

The FBI has conducted every type of lab test on the devices, from fingerprints to DNA, but nothing has generated strong leads.

 | Sasha Ingber

Residents help Cuban migrants to shore near Key West, Fla.

Cruise Ship Rescues Cuban Migrants Near Florida Keys

18 people, including women and children, were rescued from a makeshift boat by the Scarlet Lady cruise ship between Key West and Cuba.

 | Haley Bull

Rep.-elect George Santos.

Rep.-Elect Santos Issued Premature Statement Saying He Was Sworn In

Santos wasn't the only incoming representative to announce they had been sworn in. At least three other GOP lawmakers issued a nearly identical.

 | Scripps News Staff

The Twitter logo

Twitter Says It Will Relax Ban On Political Advertising

The move represents a break from a 2019 policy, which banned ads by candidates, political parties or elected or appointed government officials.

 | AP

Boxes of the abortion drug mifepristone.

FDA Finalizes Rule Expanding Availability Of Abortion Pills

The rule updates the drug's labeling to allow many more retail pharmacies to dispense the pills, so long as they complete a certification process.

 | AP

A classic American convertible car passes beside the U.S. embassy as Cuban flags fly at the Anti-Imperialist Tribune

U.S. Reopening Visa And Consular Services At Embassy In Cuba

The Embassy confirmed this week it will begin processing immigrant visas, with a priority placed on permits to reunite Cubans with family in the U.S.

 | AP

The prosecutor of the ICC speaks during a meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

Can The International Criminal Court Prosecute War Crimes In Ukraine?

The International Criminal Court is limited in its ability to investigate war crimes, and the most powerful have ways to shield themselves.

 | Scripps News Staff

A long row of double-stacked shipping containers provide a new wall between the United States and Mexico.

Containers Used As A Border Wall Are Being Removed, But At What Cost?

Environmentalists say the container wall disrupted wildlife, but they worry their expensive removal will cost the land even more.

 | Adi Guajardo

New York Representative-elect George Santos.

Rep.-Elect George Santos Set To Be Sworn In Despite Investigations

The incoming Republican congressman from New York has been accused of lying about his education, prior work experience, and having a Jewish ancestry.

 | AP

Sunrise at the U.S. Capitol

Jan. 6 Panel Shutting Down After Referring Trump For Crimes

The House Jan. 6 committee's time officially ends Tuesday when the new Republican-led House is sworn in.

 | AP

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy

McCarthy Fails In Two Votes For House Speaker, Not Conceding

Lawmakers convened Tuesday to a new era of divided government as Democrats relinquish control of the House after midterm election losses.

 | AP

Ukrainians flee homes destroyed by Russian shelling.

Russia Presses Ukraine, Firing 40 Drones At Kyiv

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Monday that 40 drones "headed for Kyiv" overnight. All of them were destroyed, according to air defense forces.

 | AP

Democratic Arizona Governor-elect Katie Hobbs.

Democrat Katie Hobbs To Take Office As Arizona Governor

Hobbs is the outgoing secretary of state and will replace Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.

 | AP

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Historic Term Begins In Michigan As Whitmer, Others Sworn In

Whitmer, the state's first female governor when elected in 2018, won reelection in November by defeating Republican Tudor Dixon.

 | AP

Traffic on the Brent Spence Bridge passes in front of the Cincinnati skyline while crossing the Ohio River

President Biden's New Year Pitch Focuses On Benefits Of Bipartisanship

President Biden and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell will make a rare joint appearance in McConnell's home state of Kentucky on Wednesday.

 | AP

Emergency workers arrive at a residential area hit during a Russian attack in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Russian Strikes Intensify As Ukrainians Return For Holiday

Officials say at least one person has been killed and 14 others hospitalized after 20 Russia launched 20 missiles over Ukraine Saturday.

 | AP

Military members are shown.

New Housing Support For Military Families Is Coming

In a tough economy, the Defense Department is taking steps to help relieve the burden on military families.

 | Haley Bull

A memorial for the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde shooting sits outside of Robb Elementary

2022 Year In Review: Gun Violence

2022 saw a record number of people under 18 years old killed, but some cities have reported a drop in homicides.

 | Ben Schamisso

Former President Donald Trump arrives to speak at Mar-a-lago on Election Day.

Trump's Taxes: Takeaways From Release Of Long-Sought Returns

Former President Donald Trump's tax returns show he maintained a bank account in China through 2017, his first year in the White House.

 | AP

A great egret flies above a great blue heron in a wetland in Michigan.

EPA Finalizes Water Rule That Repeals Trump-Era Changes

The rule defines which "waters of the United States" are protected by the Clean Water Act.

 | AP

Former President Donald Trump

Trump's Tax Returns Released After Long Fight With Congress

Tax returns spanning from 2015 to 2020 could take on added significance now that Trump has launched a third campaign for the White House.

 | AP

President Joe Biden walks up to a podium.

What Will Be The Major Political Headlines In 2023?

Politics won't be slowing down, even though legislation on Capitol Hill might.

 | Joe St. George

President Joe Biden arrives at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Biden Signs $1.7 Trillion Bill Funding Government Operations

The bill President Joe Biden signed includes new aid for Ukraine and NATO allies.

 | AP