Biden vies to overlook elephant in the room, bolstering ‘unity agenda’
Addressing a divided Congress for the first time Tuesday night at the State of the Union, President Joe Biden will skip over topics that lead to division and instead focus on areas for possible compromise between Democrats and Republicans.
Capitol police officer testifies about theft of his riot shield on Jan. 6
Among five indicted members of the Proud Boys facing seditious conspiracy charges, the only one who faces a single count for robbery faced damning testimony Tuesday from a former U.S. Capitol Police officer who withstood the attack on Jan. 6, 2021.
Supreme Court rejects death penalty relief for Missouri man claiming innocence
Despite his claims of innocence, the U.S. Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to stop the execution of a Missouri man for the 2004 murder of his girlfriend and her three children.
Judge finds no foul in green light for oil drilling in polar bear habitat
A federal magistrate judge has recommended summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a lawsuit over its authorization of oil and gas drilling on the northern coast of Alaska that conservationists say will harass threatened polar bears and walruses.
Big money, partisan priorities invested in Wisconsin Supreme Court race
The so-called nonpartisan contest for a seat on Wisconsin’s highest court could have profound policy ramifications in the Badger State for years to come. Donors and political operatives have taken notice.
Utilities blame weather, high demand for gas price spikes. California wants feds to investigate.
Utility companies face mounting pressure to explain why many Californians are seeing huge spikes in their energy bills this winter, months after Big Oil was warned by the governor about price gouging.
Top New York court likely to back immunity for neighboring New Jersey
Sued over a bus collision in Manhattan, the Garden State is likely to scuttle litigation against it based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says states cannot be forced to defend lawsuits in other states.
Key alibi witness testifies to generous gift offered by Alex Murdaugh after wife and son were murdered
A caretaker for Alex Murdaugh’s mother testified that the disbarred attorney offered her a generous wedding gift when they disagreed on how long he spent at his mother’s house on the night his wife and son were fatally shot.
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