Democratic women call on Biden, Congress to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – Leading female Democrats on Sunday called on President Joe Biden and Congress to protect abortion rights nationwide after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, in a decision that has heightened political tensions between the federal government and the states. . Two Democratic progressives, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends constitutional right to abortion

Ruling allows US states to ban abortion Decision of the power of conservative judges; the dissenting liberals Biden condemns decision as ‘sad day’ for America Judge Alito calls Roe v. Wade from “grossly wrong” WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade that recognized women’s … Read more

IMF slashes U.S. growth forecast, sees ‘narrowing path’ to avoid recession

People drive outside the Lincoln Tunnel at the start of Memorial Day weekend amid rising gas prices and record inflation, in Newport, New Jersey, U.S. May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Friday lowered its forecast for U.S. … Read more

With Roe overturned, U.S. Democrats turn abortion battle to November midterms

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – Leading Democrats have sought to turn Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade into a rallying cry for the November election, warning of dire consequences for women, contraception and same-sex marriage if the Republicans regain control of Congress. In a 5-4 decision by its Conservative majority, the High Court … Read more

U.S. House passes gun-safety legislation in victory for Biden

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed major gun safety legislation for the first time in three decades, sending it to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it. The House voted 234 to 193 for the bill, the day after a Supreme Court ruling broadly expanding gun … Read more

In their own words: U.S. Supreme Court justices on overturning Roe v. Wade

June 24 (Reuters) – In a bombshell decision, the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade who recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. Read more The court voted 5-4 to overturn Roe, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing separately to say he would have upheld the Mississippi law … Read more

U.S. House speaker’s husband charged with driving under influence of alcohol

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA and her husband Paul Pelosi arrive for the formal Artist’s Dinner honoring the recipients of the 44th Annual Kennedy Center Awards at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, USA United, December 4, 2021. REUTERS / Ken Cedeno Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, … Read more

U.S. raids home of Trump-era Justice Dept official ahead of Capitol riot hearing

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. law enforcement raided the home of a Donald Trump-era Justice Department official ahead of a hearing on Thursday into his role in the the former president’s efforts to reverse his 2020 election defeat. The House of Representatives select committee hearing on January 6, 2021 will bring the public to … Read more

Bipartisan gun safety bill set for votes in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate is set to vote on Thursday to advance a bipartisan gun control bill that supporters hope will help curb the mass shootings that have rocked the country , in what may be the first new federal gun legislation. in decades. The 80-page bipartisan Safer Communities Act would … Read more

U.S. Congress moves to boost Biden’s record defense budget

An F/A-18 Super Hornet lands on the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Wednesday backed a proposal to increase Defense Department spending … Read more