Politics

A Vote Here sign is posted at a polling location in Cincinnati

New Year Expected To Bring More Changes To State Voting Laws

An explosion of new election-related legislation followed former President Donald Trump's lies about losing the 2020 presidential election.

 | AP

New York Rep.-elect George Santos

U.S. Rep.-Elect George Santos Investigated For Lying About His Past

The New York Republican has shown no signs of stepping aside and is scheduled to be sworn in Tuesday.

 | AP

Migrants from Venezuela prepare for relocation to a refugee shelter in Matamoros, Mexico,

Activists React To Supreme Court Blocking Immigrants Seeking Asylum

The Supreme Court is keeping pandemic-era limits on immigration in place indefinitely, dashing hopes of immigration advocates.

 | Adi Guajardo

A crowd outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Asked To Bar Punishment For Acquitted Conduct

In courtrooms across America, defendants get additional prison time for crimes juries found they didn’t commit.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Architect Of Plot To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer Sentenced To 19 Years

Barry Croft Jr. was sentenced Wednesday, a day after key ally Adam Fox was sentenced to 16 years in prison over the plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer.

 | AP

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

Biden Heading To U.S. Virgin Islands To Relax Between Holidays

President Joe Biden is heading to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to enjoy some downtime and warmer weather and to ring in the new year.

 | AP

Migrants from Venezuela line up in the cold weather for hot drinks and food from volunteers at a makeshift camp

Supreme Court Keeps Immigration Limits In Place Indefinitely

The restrictions, often referred to as Title 42, were put in place under then-President Donald Trump at the beginning of the pandemic.

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Rep.-elect George Santos talks to a voter

New York Rep.-Elect Santos Admits To Lying About Career, College

Santos admitted to lying about his college education, as well as his career. Explaining his fabrications, Santos says, "We do stupid things in life."

 | AP and Alexandra Miller

Incoming New York Republican Congressman George Santos

Incoming N.Y. Congressman May Have Won Election With Fraudulent Resume

Despite being on his resume, there's no history of George Santos attending NYU or working at Citigroup or Goldman Sachs.

 | Alexandra Miller

A Social Security card

Social Security Reform Set For Debate In New Congress

More lawmakers are sounding the alarm about the Social Security program's financial stability.

 | Joe St. George

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin Claims Moscow Ready For Ukraine Talks As Attacks Go On

A country-wide air raid alert was announced twice on Sunday and three missiles in the afternoon hit the city of Kramatorsk.

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Migrant families as they get on to a bus to transport them from near the Vice President's residence.

Buses From Texas Drop Off Migrants In Frigid Washington, D.C.

The buses that arrived late Saturday outside the vice president's residence were carrying around 110 to 130 people.

 | AP

Security officers speak inside a store at the Mall of America.

5 Arrested In Deadly Shooting At Minnesota's Mall Of America

Those arrested are two 18-year-olds and three 17-year-olds, all male.

 | AP

Former President Donald Trump announces he is running for president for the third time at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.

Congress Approves New Election Rules In Jan. 6 Response

Congress has passed changes to the arcane law that controls how it ratifies the winner of a presidential election.

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The U.S. Capitol

House Passes $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill

The $1.7 trillion spending bill finances federal agencies through September and provides more aid to Ukraine. It now heads to President Biden.

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President Donald Trump is awarded the Bipartisan Justice Award by Matthew Charles

It's Been 4 Years Since President Trump Signed The First Step Act

The law reduced the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine for thousands of inmates.

 | Jamal Andress

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy Back In Kyiv After U.S. Visit; Russia Keeps Up Attacks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sounded another defiant note on his return to his nation's capital following his wartime visit to the U.S.

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Double-stacked shipping containers in San Rafael Valley, Arizona, provide a wall between the United States and Mexico.

Arizona To Remove Shipping Container Wall From Mexico Border

Gov. Doug Ducey has agreed to remove the containers by Jan. 4 after the Biden administration filed a lawsuit.

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Jan. 6 Committee

Jan. 6 Panel Unveils Report, Describes Trump 'Conspiracy'

The insurrection gravely threatened democracy and "put the lives of American lawmakers at risk," the nine-member panel concluded.

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packages of the medicine Tamiflu by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche are seen in Stuttgart, southern Germany.

Explaining The Current Medication Shortages

Millions of Americans are struggling to get their hands on much-needed medication.

 | Emily Grossberg and Lindsey Theis

The Patriot weapons system at the NATO Missile Firing Installation.

U.S. To Provide Ukraine With Most Advanced Air Defense System Yet

What is the Patriot air defense system, and how would it benefit Ukraine?

 | Haley Bull

The IRS report from the House Ways & Means Committee.

IRS Mandatory Presidential Audit Policy Under Spotlight

A report released by the Democratic majority on the House Ways and Means Committee said the IRS policy was "dormant" during the Trump administration.

 | AP

President Joe Biden speaks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House

Zelenskyy Tells Biden: 'No Compromises' In Path To Peace

This is Zelenskyy's first known trip outside Ukraine since Russia's invasion began in February.

 | AP and Simon Marks

People line up to apply for visas at the U.S. embassy in Brazil.

Long Wait Times For Tourist Visas Could Be Hurting U.S. Economy

Travelers who need a visa to enter the U.S. are now waiting hundreds of days, though the White House says it's processing faster recently.

 | Ben Schamisso

Two migrant children drink juice as they wait in line at the border fence in their attempt to enter into El Paso

El Paso Officials Working To Provide Shelter To Migrants

A Nicaraguan refugee told Newsy she's worried about the impending cold weather while seeking asylum.

 | John Mone

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., speaks during a news conference on the omnibus budget bill.

Millions To Lose Medicaid Coverage Under Congress' Spending Bill

The legislation will sunset a requirement of the COVID-19 public health emergency that prohibited states from booting people off Medicaid.

 | AP

Pallets of 155 mm shells bound for Ukraine.

U.S. To Send $1.8 Billion In Additional Military Aid To Ukraine

The aid comes as Congress is poised to approve another $44.9 billion in assistance for Ukraine as part of a massive spending bill.

 | AP

Migrants gather at a crossing into El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

U.S. Asks Supreme Court To End Asylum Limits, With A Short Delay

Under the restrictions, officials have expelled asylum-seekers inside the United States 2.5 million times.

 | AP and Maura Sirianni

Documents arrive as the House Ways & Means Committee holds a hearing regarding tax returns from Donald Trump

Trump Taxes: House Panel To Release Report On Returns

Democratic lawmakers argue that transparency and the rule of law are at stake by voting to issue the report.

 | AP

Migrants walk near the U.S.-Mexico border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Migrants Seeking Asylum Face Uncertainty Once They Reach The U.S.

Advocates say the real issue is not Title 42 restrictions but the broad need for immigration reform.

 | John Mone