Sanders leaves door open to 2024 White House run

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday said he hadn’t yet decided whether or not he will make another bid for the White House. “That’s a big – you know, I haven’t made that decision,” Sanders said on “CBS Mornings.” The Independent mounted his first presidential campaign as a

White House to open gates for autumn garden tours

Fall is in the air at the White House, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is opening its gates to the public for its annual autumn garden tours. The gardens and South Grounds will be open to visitors on Oct. 8 and 9, the White House announced Tuesday. The free tours are open to the

Abbott holds 7-point lead in Texas governor race: survey

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is leading his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, by 7 points in the state’s gubernatorial race with only six weeks left before Election Day, according to a new poll. The Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation poll released on Saturday found that 51

Snowden responds to Putin approval of Russian citizenship

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who fled the U.S. in 2013 after leaking classified information about U.S. government surveillance programs, responded on Monday to his newly granted Russian citizenship, which he received as the result of a decree from

Satisfaction in US ticks upward: Gallup

Americans’ satisfaction with the state of the country continued to tick upward in September, according to a new Gallup poll released on Tuesday. Twenty-one percent of Americans in the poll said they are satisfied with “the way things are going” in the U.S., up from 17 percent

Ian strengthens overnight, poses major threat to Florida

Hurricane Ian continued to strengthen early Tuesday as it approached Florida, with forecasters now predicting that it will become a Category 4 storm. Ian is expected to make landfall in western Cuba for a few hours on Tuesday morning, before emerging over the Gulf of Mexico,

Russia is a failed state

The signs are there for everyone to see: The Russian state is no longer failing; it has failed. The first step in Russia’s disintegration was Vladimir Putin’s painstaking construction of a fascist political system centered on him and his personality cult as an infallible,

Feehery: Republicans map out their approach to governance

Commitment, of course, is a two-way street. For Republicans to fulfill their new Commitment to America, the American people have to commit to giving them control of the House of Representatives. My sense is that voters were going to do that, no matter what the House

Senators push to reform police’s cellphone tracking tools

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit U.S. law enforcement agencies’ ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people’s whereabouts, including back years in time, and sometimes without a search warrant.

No, Italy’s democracy isn’t doomed

Judging from news reports on the conservative election victory in Italy, one might come away thinking that the country is returning to its fascist history. In fact, the new governing coalition under Giorgia Meloni’s Fratelli d’Italia party marks a turn away from populist

US ambassador walks a post-Trump tightrope in Israel

TEL AVIV – U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides said his main mission in the region is to “keep the waters calm.” Another view is that Nides is tasked with preventing any major waves for President Biden’s relationship with Israel, following the Trump administration’s ripping up

Riggleman at center of new Jan. 6 controversy

Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.), who previously worked as an adviser to the Jan. 6 select committee, is at the center of a new controversy engulfing the panel after he dropped a bombshell revelation while promoting his forthcoming book. In an interview with CBS’s “60

New York Dropped Dead, and Some People Loved It

Spring of 2020 was not a good time for most people in New York City: The streets were deserted, sirens dominated the soundscape, and refrigerated trailer trucks could be seen parked outside of hospitals to store the casualties of the coronavirus. In some ways, Manhattan

Manchin faces make-or-break vote on permitting reform

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) faces a make-or-break moment for his top policy priority when the Senate holds a key procedural vote Tuesday on his permitting reform bill, which Republican leaders are working hard to defeat. The Senate will vote at 5:30 p.m. on a motion

Jan. 6 panel scrambles to crunch ‘avalanche’ of evidence

In the last legs of their sprawling probe, investigators on the Jan. 6 committee are facing an enormous challenge: How to crunch a massive amount of evidence surrounding last year’s Capitol attack into a narrative that resonates with large segments of the voting public. The

Five things to know about Congress’s spending showdown

Congress is gearing up for a long week ahead as lawmakers work to finalize a deal on funding federal agencies in time to avert a government shutdown. Lawmakers have until just before midnight on Friday to pass a short-term funding bill, often referred to as a continuing

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS T-Mobile USA hired Ryan Costello Strategies to lobby on spectrum policy, 5G, broadband deployment and privacy issues. Former Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.), a two-term congressman, will work on the account. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT CoreLogic hired Cypress Advocacy

Schumer delivers on permitting reform promise to Manchin

The Senate Appropriations Committee late Monday night released the text of a 237-page bill to fund the government until mid-December that includes Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) controversial permitting reform bill, making good on a deal Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer

Cara Mund’s House pitch rides on abortion, outsider appeal

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When Cara Mund was competing to become Miss North Dakota, a key part of her platform was increasing the number of women elected to political office. Later, after she became the state's first Miss America winner, she traveled the country to encourage women to use their voice to make an impact.

Harris to visit DMZ on Thursday

Vice President Harris will visit the Demilitarized Zone on Thursday as part of her trip to South Korea, the White House confirmed Monday. Harris will travel to the heavily guarded area dividing the Korean Peninsula to meet with service members and receive a briefing from U.S.