New York lawmakers pass bill that considers reparations for slavery
New York would create a commission to consider reparations to address the lingering, negative effects of slavery under a bill passed by the state Legislature.
NY legislative session nearing end with fate of several bills still unknown
With 48 hours to go, the fate of bills on affordable housing, a bill to allow New York City to lower its speed limit, or a bill to change the name of the Mario Cuomo Bridge back to Tappan Zee are unknown.
GOP set to push early voting, mail ballots after years of opposite messaging to its voters
Marking a notable shift from rhetoric surrounding the 2020 election, the goal is to persuade voters who support GOP candidates that early voting techniques are secure.
Voices from violent civil rights era view attacks on voting rights as part of continuing struggle
With a Supreme Court decision expected on whether the Voting Rights Act will be reinforced or further eroded, people involved in the push for voting rights 60 years ago believe their struggles were worth it.
Mike Pence launches 2024 presidential bid with Trump critiques over Jan. 6, abortion
Pence opened his presidential bid with an unusually forceful critique of Trump over Jan. 6, saying, “Anyone who puts themselves over the Constitution should never be president of the United States."
Who is running for president in 2024? Meet the candidates
From a former president to a current president, here’s all the people who have launched campaigns to win the White House in 2024.
Sammy's Law supporters begin hunger strike
Amy Cohen and supporters of the 'Sammy's Law' bill have gone on hunger strike over State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie allegedly refusing to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.
Former NJ Governor Chris Christie launches presidential campaign
ormer New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is wasting no time going after Donald Trump while launching his presidential campaign.
Abortion providers sue Kansas over state law enacting restrictions on reproductive health care
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in state district court says Kansas has created what the providers call a biased counseling scheme and that it has become increasingly invasive over time.
New Jersey 2023 primary election results
Fending off a conservative rival and fellow incumbent just two years after he won a surprise victory against the powerful Democratic Senate president, Republican state Sen. Ed Durr defeated his former running mate in Tuesday's primary. On the Democratic side, Sen. Dick Codey, with nearly five decades of legislative experience, won against incumbent Sen. Nia Gill.
Chris Christie files paperwork to formally launch 2024 Republican presidential bid
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has filed paperwork formally launching his campaign for the Republican nomination for president.
Cornel West, progressive activist, announces third-party run for 2024 presidency
In a Twitter video posted Monday, West says he will run as a member of The People’s Party.
Gov. Chris Sununu says he won't run for president in 2024
“I will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024," Sununu tweeted. “The stakes are too high for a crowded field to hand the nomination to a candidate who earns just 35 percent of the vote, and I will help to ensure this does not happen."
Chuck Todd leaving NBC political panel show 'Meet the Press'
Chuck Todd, 51, told viewers that “I've watched too many friends and family let work consume them before it was too late” and that he'd promised his family he wouldn't do that.
Biden signs debt ceiling bill, dodging default deadline
The debt ceiling bill averted the potential of an unprecedented government default that would have rocked the U.S. and global economies.
Tennessee's anti-drag law struck down as too broad, too vague
The judge, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, said placing strict limits on drag shows is unconstitutional.
FBI offers to show top lawmakers document related to Biden, his family
At issue is an internal FBI document agents use for unverified tips and information they receive from confidential human sources.
Debt ceiling deal: Biden celebrates bipartisanship, 'crisis averted' in Oval Office address
He's ready to sign on Saturday a budget agreement that suspends the nation's debt ceiling and eliminates the potential for a first-ever government default that would have sent shock waves through the U.S. and global economies.
DOJ says it won't charge Pence over handling of classified documents
The Department of Justice has informed former Vice President Mike Pence’s legal team that it won't pursue criminal charges related to the discovery of classified documents at his Indiana home.
Debt ceiling: Senate gives final approval to deal, sending it to Biden
Fending off a U.S. default, the Senate has given final approval to a debt ceiling and budget cuts package.