Speaker Pelosi's trip to Taiwan ignites tensions with China
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan's capital of Taipei on Tuesday, arriving for a controversial stop on her tour of Asian countries that has become a flashpoint amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China. Adam Yamaguchi reports.news.yahoo.com
Senate votes on aid for veterans harmed by burn pits
After nearly a week of delays, outrage and protests, the Senate is voting on a bill to expand healthcare and disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Republicans faced intense criticism, including from comedian Jon Stewart, after blocking the bill last week. Scott MacFarlane has more.news.yahoo.com
Live: Jackson County election results for Aug. 2, 2022
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How Thailand Is Blazing Trails on Gay Rights, Legalizing Marijuana
Thailand is largely regarded as a conservative, deeply religious country, with a military prone to intervening in politics and a king for whom “revered worship” is stipulated in the constitution. It’s also the first country in Asia to decriminalize cannabis and the first in Southeast Asia to move toward legalizing same-sex unions. Such developments stand out in a region where gay sex is illegal in many countries and some impose the death penalty for drug offenses. Among those cheering the moveswashingtonpost.com
House poised to vote on bills to codify abortion rights, ensure access
The House is poised to vote on bills to codify abortion rights and to prohibit states from preventing women to travel to obtain an abortion. The bills face Republican opposition in the Senate, where they probably will stall.washingtonpost.com
Michigan election 2022: Your guide to newly drawn congressional districts
With the Midterm Elections approaching and absentee voter ballots arriving, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the new districts, your ballot and candidates might look a little different. In this article, you’ll find candidates listed by district as well as maps of new district lines.
TV crew arrested in House office building, authorities say
Placeholder while article actions loadA television production team in Washington to record a segment for “The Late Show” was “detained” Thursday night in a House of Representatives building, according to a spokeswoman for the show. Seven people were arrested Thursday night in the Longworth House Office Building after a disturbance was reported there, the Capitol Police said Friday in a statement. The police statement gave no names or affiliations, and a police spokeswoman declined to give details beyond what was in the statement. According to the statement, officers saw seven people in a sixth-floor hallway at a time when the building was closed to visitors. The people were part of a group that had been directed by Capitol Police to leave the building earlier in the day, the statement said.washingtonpost.com
John Eastman says Ginni Thomas invited him to speak on ‘election litigation’
During a hearing largely devoted to outlining Eastman’s role in what the committee described as a scheme to steal the presidency, he posted online a copy of an email that he said Thomas sent him on Dec. 4, 2020washingtonpost.com
Gun control advocate says Biden can take action on 4 things without Congress
The recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., have reignited calls for gun control laws at the federal level. President Biden has said there is little he can do without the help of Congress. “I can’t dictate this stuff,” he said, demanding that lawmakers work together to take action on stronger gun measures. On Sunday, a bipartisan group of senators announced a legislative framework on gun safety measures that has yet to be written and needs to pass the House of Representatives before it gets to Biden’s desk for signing. Kris Brown, president of Brady United, a nonprofit organization that advocates for stricter gun control, told Yahoo News there are actions President Biden can take if Congress ultimately fails to pass new legislation.news.yahoo.com
Automakers ask Congress to lift electric vehicle tax cap
Major automakers are asking Congress to lift the cap on how many people can receive tax credits for buying a hybrid or fully electric vehicle. In a letter to leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives on Monday, the chief executives of Ford, Toyota, GM and Stellantis asked that tax credits be extended to anyone who seeks to buy a qualified vehicle. Currently the number of tax credits allowed are capped at 200,000 per company.news.yahoo.com
AOC Brags about Blocking SCOTUS Security Bill after Kavanaugh Assassination Plot
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) bragged about her efforts to block legislation that would increase security for Supreme Court justices shortly after authorities foiled an alleged assassination attempt against Justice Brett Kavanaugh.news.yahoo.com
Republicans are pointing fingers at Chuck Schumer's 'you will pay the price' comments after the arrest of an armed man near Brett Kavanaugh's home
Schumer said in 2020 that Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh would "pay the price" for overturning Roe, later clarifying he was "in no way" making a threat.news.yahoo.com
Judge blocks Louisiana Congress map with 1 majority-Black district
A federal judge has blocked the use of Louisiana congressional maps that have only one majority-Black district. Gov. John Bel Edwards said there should have been a second majority-Black district approved since the state’s population is almost one-third Black.news.yahoo.com
Allies of Marcos Jr. set to dominate Philippine Congress
Allies of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the presumptive next president of the Philippines, appear set to dominate both chambers of Congress, alarming activists after the late dictator son's apparent election victory restored his family to the seat of power.
Trump endorses Gosar one day after House censure
Former President Donald Trump is endorsing Rep. Paul Gosar, one day after the Arizona Republican was censured by the House of Representatives for posting a violent cartoon video that depicted a character with his face killing one with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s.
Philippine leader unabashedly threatens to kill drug dealers
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has unabashedly renewed a threat to kill drug dealers in his final state of the nation speech, while defending his nonconfrontational approach in the country’s territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea.
US House votes to ease entry process for Afghan interpreters
The U.S. House of Representatives has easily passed legislation that would make it easier for Afghans who worked for the American military or NATO to relocate to the U.S. The bill, which drew bipartisan support, eliminates a requirement that special visa applicants get a medical exam before they leave Afghanistan.