US politics

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House Republicans assail university head for negotiated end to Gaza protest
Northwestern president becomes lightning rod in Republican-led committee hearing also featuring chiefs of Rutgers and UCLA

Robert Tait in Washington

23, May, 2024 @10:43 PM

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Senate Republicans block bipartisan border security bill for a second time
Democrats had forced vote to try to prove argument that Republicans are not serious about situation at US-Mexico border

Lauren Gambino in Washington

23, May, 2024 @8:12 PM

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Leading Democrats demand Alito face investigation after second report of far right-linked flag
Lawmakers urge US supreme court justice to recuse himself from certain cases after new report of flags linked to Capitol attack

Michael Sainato and Chris Stein

23, May, 2024 @7:34 PM

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Supreme court rules South Carolina doesn’t need to redraw congressional map to consider Black voters
Justices send case back to lower court, saying it didn’t properly evaluate evidence in ruling Republican plan was discriminatory

Sam Levine

23, May, 2024 @7:31 PM

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Senate Democrats to investigate Trump’s reported big oil ‘deal’
Two committees inquiring after reports of ex-president’s offer to roll back dozens of regulations for $1bn campaign donations

Dharna Noor

23, May, 2024 @7:24 PM

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South Dakota governor Kristi Noem banned from all tribal lands in her own state
Last of state’s Indigenous tribes vote ‘in solidarity’ to bar Noem after she claimed tribal leaders benefit from drug cartels

Gloria Oladipo

23, May, 2024 @6:56 PM

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US attorney general calls Trump’s claim FBI was ready to shoot him ‘dangerous’
Merrick Garland says agency’s ‘standard operations plan’ was also used for Biden, as ex-Trump lawyer excoriates Mar-a-Lago delays

Robert Tait in Washington and agency

23, May, 2024 @6:37 PM

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ICC arrest warrants would be an anti-colonial step | Letter
Letter: Prof Lutz Oette says Israel’s call on ‘nations of the civilised world’ to boycott the international criminal court betrays a colonial mindset

23, May, 2024 @4:50 PM

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Consultant behind deepfaked Biden robocall fined $6m as new charges filed
Steve Kramer charged in New Hampshire for AI-generated impersonation of Biden that urged residents not to vote in primary

Michael Sainato

23, May, 2024 @4:48 PM

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Trump’s ‘unified Reich’ video was a message not a mistake | Margaret Sulivan
You’ll hear no apology, no disavowal, no expression of regret for what he did. And certainly no promise that this will never happen again

Margaret Sullivan

23, May, 2024 @3:43 PM

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Trump attends Houston lunch to ask oil bosses for more campaign cash
Invitation-only meeting comes on heels of controversial dinner at Mar-a-Lago where Trump reportedly offered $1bn quid pro quo

Dharna Noor

23, May, 2024 @2:09 PM

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Vivek Ramaswamy acquires 7.7% activist stake in BuzzFeed
The former Republican presidential candidate invested in the media company intending to ‘shift its strategy’

Chris Michael

23, May, 2024 @2:02 PM

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