Judge Jackson’s confirmation stalled with a tie vote by the Judiciary panel

D.C. 04/04/22, 18:06

The confirmation of Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee with a tied party-court vote, a situation not seen since the 1991 nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas, The Hill reported.  The committee's 22 senators, who are evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, voted 11-11 for the ...

GOP Sen Blunt refuses to support Supreme Court nominee

D.C. 04/04/22, 15:04

A Republican from Missouri will not support a judiciary candidate for the nation's highest court. Sen. Roy Blunt refused to vote in support of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. "She is certainly qualified [and] I think she has got a great personality ... but the judicial philosophy seems to be ...

President Biden orders largest US oil stockpile release in history

D.C. 03/31/22, 18:14

The White House announced on Thursday, March 31, that it would release the largest historical amount of barrels of oil per day from its reserves to reduce gasoline prices and combat inflation, The Hill reported. Beginning in May, the United States will release 1 million barrels of oil per day (BPD) ...

AOC demands Supreme Court justice’s resignation

D.C. 03/30/22, 02:42

A Democrat from New York ordered a judiciary official to step down because his spouse approved of the previous president on March 29. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants Clarence Thomas to resign as U.S. Supreme Court associate justice because his wife, Virginia Thomas, supported Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Virginia ...

Hillary Clinton, Press Secretary Jen Psaki diagnosed with coronavirus

Trending 03/23/22, 16:13

Two high-profile Democrats have been quarantined after seemingly contracting a highly contagious disease. Hillary Clinton and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki have both tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Clinton confirmed she is experiencing influenza-like ailments. "Well, I have tested positive for COVID [and] I have got some mild cold symptoms but am ...

Supreme Court Justice Thomas hospitalized with flu-like infection

D.C. 03/21/22, 22:44

A judiciary official received urgent medical attention after experiencing a respiratory ailment on March 18. Clarence Thomas became hospitalized in the nation's capital after reporting influenza-like symptoms. The U.S. Supreme Court associate justice was thoroughly tested for coronavirus and other diseases at Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5 miles northwest of downtown Washington. "He underwent ...

U.S. postpones plans for investment controls in China

D.C. 03/11/22, 02:03

Last year, President Joe Biden expanded restrictions on U.S. investments in certain Chinese companies by adding extra 59 Chinese firms to a growing blacklist in an Executive Order. Whether the United States should restrict bank's investment in Chinese technology companies, the White House national security advocates strict restrictions, but the Treasury ...

DOJ inquiry into Trump will spark political outrage warns GOP

D.C. 03/08/22, 23:50

Republican senators warned a federal executive office not to prosecute Donald Trump otherwise, a political battle could begin. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) want the Department of Justice (DOJ) to refrain from prosecuting the previous president over the 2021 Capitol riots. The trio warned if the ...

First Jan. 6 rioter on trial found guilty of all charges

D.C. 03/08/22, 23:28

A Texas man will be sentenced for storming and attacking the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2020. A jury unanimously found Wylie resident Guy Reffitt guilty of two counts of civil disorder, obstruction of justice, obstruction of an official proceeding, and both entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with ...

Proud Boys leader charged with plotting to attack Capitol

D.C. 03/08/22, 23:21

A nationalistic activist was accused of violating U.S. law ahead of the 2021 Washington riots. Federal prosecutors recently indicted Enrique Tarrio for allegedly planning to attack the U.S. Capitol Complex on Jan. 6. They claim the former Proud Boys chairman contacted fellow members to bring tactical gear to the nation's capitol building, ...

White House drops mask mandate before Biden’s State of the Union address

News 03/01/22, 03:30

Joe Biden's administration stopped requiring fully vaccinated Americans to cover their nose and mouth inside the U.S. Capitol Complex. A mask mandate ended in time for the president's annual message to Congress. The White House confirmed masks would no longer be required just hours before the 2022 State of the Union address ...