(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited a local middle school in Washington on Friday to talk about keeping students safe in classrooms as the raging delta variant has upended the start of the school year -- and one day... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As Kathy Hochul assumes office and becomes New York's first female governor, she will have several ongoing challenges facing the state. The still pressing COVID-19 pandemic, the state's economic recovery, gun violence in New York City and the rollout of the newly... Read More.
(HOUSTON) -- The largest school district in Texas is among those poised to defy the governor's ban on school mask mandates as students prepare to head back to school this month amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Houston Independent School District board is set... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 617,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 4.2 million people have died worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The president took aim Tuesday at local officials, including the governors of Florida and Texas, over laws that prevented public health measures in the wake of surging COVID-19 cases. "I say to these governors: please help, but you aren't going to help at... Read More.
Just when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences thought -- or maybe, hoped -- this year's Emmys would be back to normal, comes a new pandemic cancellation. In a statement, the organization behind the awards show noted that for the second year in a... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- After months of speculation, former Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez announced his candidacy in the race for Maryland Governor on Wednesday. In a video announcing his run, Perez highlights his early life and ties to the Obama administration, including a clip of... Read More.
(PHOENIX) -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order on Tuesday that prohibits public universities and community colleges from requiring students to get COVID-19 vaccines or show proof of vaccination to attend class. "The vaccine works, and we encourage Arizonans to take it," Ducey... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As some states end their participation in federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits, others are offering extra cash incentives to get people back to work. Millions are unemployed but hiring has slowed nationwide, and some businesses are putting the blame on unemployment benefits as... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — As 2024 presidential optics continue to loom over the current political landscape, at least two high-profile Republican governors and potential presidential hopefuls are at the forefront of an unfolding culture war aimed at social media companies. The governors of two Republican strongholds, Florida... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration faced pushback Tuesday after recommending a temporary suspension of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following concerns that it could trigger an exceedingly rare blood clot, with state governors privately warning the White House that the decision could deal a... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- The Georgia lawmaker who was arrested for knocking on the door while Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a sweeping election bill won't be prosecuted, the district attorney announced Wednesday. Democrat Park Cannon was escorted out of the statehouse last month after she repeatedly... Read More.