5 changes ahead for borrowers pursuing public service loan forgiveness

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: Student loan debt holders take part in a demonstration outside of the white house staff entrance to demand that President Biden cancel student loan debt. Jemal Countess | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images A number of big changes are coming for borrowers pursuing public service loan forgiveness. That program, […]

Kenya gets historic number of female governors from August 9 vote | Elections News

The rise in female governors from Tuesday’s vote is a small but significant improvement over 2017, when three women were elected as governors. Nairobi, Kenya – At least seven of Kenya’s 47 incoming governors are women, compared with only three in the last government, according to the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The […]

Passage of Inflation Reduction Act gives Medicare historic new powers

A pharmacist collects medications for prescriptions at a pharmacy. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Medicare is poised to renegotiate the prices of some of its most expensive drugs through a historic expansion of its power, which could reduce costs for many seniors as well as federal spending on its prescription drug plan. The […]

Trump team considering challenging DOJ's motion to unseal search warrant, source says

Trump team considering challenging DOJ’s motion to unseal search warrant, source says

US Attorney General Merrick Garland arrives to speak about the FBI’s search warrant served at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Department of Justice filed a motion to unseal a search warrant and property receipt relating to the search of former President Donald […]

China’s trade curbs on Taiwan after Pelosi visit are drop in the ocean

Beijing’s trade blocks against Taiwan affect about 0.04% of their two-way trade, reinforcing that these moves in Beijing’s playbook tend to be more political than economic, analysts said.  Beijing took action against Taiwan following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island earlier this month despite warnings from Beijing. That included suspensions of imports […]

Biden signs ‘burn pits’ law widening US veterans’ health benefits | Military News

United States President Joe Biden has signed legislation expanding healthcare for millions of US veterans who were exposed to toxins during their service – including smoke emanating from “burn pits”, contaminated water and Agent Orange used in the Vietnam war. Biden signed the bill, known as the PACT Act, on Wednesday. The law is expected […]

Wisconsin, Vermont and Minnesota election results 2022

Wisconsin, Vermont and Minnesota election results 2022

Poll workers and voters participate during Wisconsin’s state primary day on August 9, at the Village Hall of Waukesha in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) Former President Donald Trump’s clout with Republican voters in a key swing state will be tested again on Tuesday as the fallout from the FBI search of his Florida resort mushrooms across the political landscape. […]

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How the Wisconsin Democratic Senate primary suddenly changed within the span of a few days

Primaries in the Upper Midwest on Tuesday will set the stage for two major governor’s races, as Republicans in Wisconsin and Minnesota select their nominees to take on those states’ Democratic incumbents in November. Minnesota is also set to fill a House seat after former GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn died in February. Meanwhile, in Vermont, Rep. Peter […]

What's in Biden's Build Back Better plan after Manchin's latest move

What’s in Biden’s Build Back Better plan after Manchin’s latest move

It won the critical support of Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who demanded several changes be made. It now goes to the Democratic-controlled House for approval before President Joe Biden can sign it into law. The deal is far smaller than the slimmed-down $1.75 trillion version the House passed in October. But Manchin, whose vote is […]

Senate passes sweeping climate, health and tax package, putting Democrats on cusp of historic win

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds a news conference to tout the $430 billion drug pricing, energy and tax bill championed by Democrats at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. August 5, 2022.  Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats narrowly passed a sweeping climate and economic package on Sunday, putting President […]

Ivory Coast president pardons predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo | Politics News

Alassane Ouattara says he pardoned his longtime rival to boost ‘social cohesion’ in Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has pardoned his predecessor and longtime rival Laurent Gbagbo, as part of a reconciliation drive ahead of elections in 2025. Ouattara made the announcement in a televised address on Saturday, a day ahead of Ivory […]

U.S. Senate Democrats’ bill will make mark on climate, health-care costs

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds his weekly news conference after the Democratic caucus party luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, August 2, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The $430 billion climate change, health-care and tax bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Saturday delivers a major win for Democrats, and will […]

Eli Lilly says Indiana’s abortion law will lead the drugmaker to grow in other states

An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, March 5, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Drugmaker Eli Lilly, one of the biggest employers in Indiana, said that the state’s newly passed law restricting abortions will cause the company to grow away from its home turf. […]

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema signs off on Democrats’ big agenda bill, paving the way for Senate passage

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., leaves her office to walk to the Senate Chambers in the U.S. Capitol Building on August 2, 2022. Lawmakers worked to come to a deal on sweeping Democratic legislation ahead of the August recess. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images News | Getty Images Sen. Kyrsten Sinema signed off on sweeping Democratic legislation Thursday […]

Exclusive: Trump lawyers in talks with Justice Department about January 6 criminal probe

Exclusive: Trump lawyers in talks with Justice Department about January 6 criminal probe

The talks revolve around whether Trump would be able to shield conversations he had while he was president from federal investigators. In recent weeks, investigators have moved aggressively into Trump’s orbit, subpoenaing top former White House officials, focusing on efforts to overturn the 2020 election and executing searches of lawyers who sought to aid those […]

A Proposed Antiabortion Law Infringes on Free Speech

A Proposed Antiabortion Law Infringes on Free Speech

After the June Supreme Court Dobbs decision overturned nearly 50 years of abortion care precedent, several states have moved quickly to pass abortion-related legislation. This has frequently been in the form of restricting or protecting access to the medical procedure. But efforts to limit abortion aren’t solely about what happens in a medical facility. They […]

SocGen earnings Q2 2022

French bank Societe Generale’s headquarters in Paris. Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images Societe Generale on Wednesday reported better-than-expected earnings despite taking a 3.3 billion euro ($3.36 billion) hit from exiting its Russian operations. The French lender saw every unit grow in the second quarter, which helped offset the impact of its departure […]

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Katie Hobbs will win Democratic nomination for Arizona governor  

People rally in front of the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas, in June. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal/AP/File) Kansas voters have decided to maintain the right to an abortion in their state’s constitution by voting “no” on a proposed constitutional amendment, CNN projects. It was the first popular vote on abortion since the US Supreme Court overturned […]

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Eric Schmitt wins GOP primary for Senate in Missouri, defeating former governor Eric Greitens

Signs are displayed by a road in Lenexa, Kansas, on Monday. (Kyle Rivas/Getty Images) Kansas on Tuesday became the first state in the nation to let voters weigh in on abortion since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The closely watched vote offers the first popular look at voter sentiment in the wake of […]

Arizona, Michigan and Missouri election results 2022

Arizona, Michigan and Missouri election results 2022

Eric Greitens speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. (Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg/Getty Images) Paula Callihan hasn’t quite decided whom she’s voting for in Tuesday’s crowded GOP Senate primary. But she knows whom she’s not voting for.   “Eric Greitens scares the crap out of me,” the 67-year-old Joplin resident said last week in this southwest corner […]

Biden speaks on US killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

US successfully kills al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul drone strike

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who sources say was killed by a US drone strike, Zawahiri, had remained a visible international symbol of the group — 11 years after the US killed Osama bin Laden. At one point, he acted as bin Laden’s personal physician. Zawahiri comes from a distinguished Egyptian family, according to the New York […]

Biden speaks on US killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Biden speaks on US killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

The US drone strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on his balcony in Kabul over the weekend was the product of months of highly secret planning by President Biden and a tight circle of his senior advisers, who constructed a small scale model of Zawahiri’s safe-house for Biden to examine inside the White House […]

All eyes turn to Sinema as Democrats face a week that could transform Biden's presidency

All eyes turn to Sinema as Democrats face a week that could transform Biden’s presidency

But there remains at least one huge question mark — the vote of Sinema, whose support is just as critical as Manchin’s in the 50-50 Senate. Like Manchin, she has opposed dismantling the Senate filibuster to pass other Democratic priority bills. She did help remodel Biden’s larger Build Back Better bill before Manchin blocked it […]

House passes assault weapons ban that’s doomed in the Senate

The House passed legislation Friday that would ban assault weapons for the first time since 2004, in a sign that Democrats intend to pursue more aggressive gun violence prevention measures after a spate of mass shootings. The bill passed in a largely party-line vote of 217-213, with two Republicans voting for the measure and five Democrats […]

Trump's January 6 conversations: Prosecutors prepare for court battle to force former White House officials to testify

Trump’s January 6 conversations: Prosecutors prepare for court battle to force former White House officials to testify

At issue are claims of executive privilege that prosecutors expect the former president to make in order to shield some information from the federal grand jury as the criminal investigation moves deeper into the ranks of White House officials who directly interacted with Trump. An executive privilege court fight would immediately put the Justice Department’s […]

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