Hunt for hammer and sickle breaks out at confirmation hearing of banking regulator
Seventy years away from McCarthyism, a hearing on the woman nominated to be America's top banking regulator saw Republican senators looking for red in Saule Omarova’s roots.
More Americans say they want GOP control of Congress in 2022
A new national Quinnipiac University poll reveals more Americans are itching for the Republican Party to wrest control of both chambers of Congress away from the Democrats in next year’s midterm elections.
Capitol rioter who helped himself to a lawmaker’s bottle of wine pleads guilty to theft
A New Hampshire postal worker who raided a congressperson’s refrigerator and chugged a glass of wine during the Jan. 6 insurrection pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of government property and unlawful parading or picketing.
Florida governor signs sweeping laws against vaccine, mask mandates
Declaring a new “freedom agenda,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed four bills into law on Thursday restricting mask and Covid-19 vaccine mandates in an effort to combat federal rules handed down by President Joe Biden.
Iowa asks appeals court to uphold ban on mask mandates in schools
The state of Iowa urged the Eighth Circuit on Thursday to reverse a federal judge’s decision to block enforcement of a state law that forbids local districts from mandating masks in schools.
Virginia’s online blackout for court records challenged in federal court
Virginia has put in place a statewide system of access to court records. But it is blacked out to the public and the press.
Except for the exceptional: EU member states have little claim to people’s data
Serious threats to national emergency and precious few other circumstances give national governments a basis to keep data from cellphones and laptops, a legal adviser urged Thursday as the EU’s highest court prepares to delve into the issue.
Ireland’s debate over ‘almighty God’ oath won’t be heard by rights court
The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday declined to take up a case brought by a group of Irish politicians seeking to remove a requirement for Irish presidents to utter an oath to “almighty God” upon being sworn in.
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