U.S. Rep. Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’

Representative Mary Miller (R-IL) speaks at the Save America rally after former U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed her in Mendon, Illinois, U.S. June 25, 2022.KATE MUNSCH/Reuters U.S. Representative Mary Miller of Illinois, speaking at a Saturday night rally with former President Donald Trump, called the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade from “victory for … Read more

U.S. Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks with reporters following a closed-door political luncheon at the Capitol from Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press The Senate on Thursday easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unthinkable just a month ago, paving the way … Read more

Biden nominates first Native American U.S. treasurer

Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, who is Native American, was named United States Treasurer in a historic first on June 21.Jessica Hill/Associated Press A Native American has been named US Treasurer, a historic first. US President Joe Biden’s Tuesday nomination of Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba comes as his administration establishes an Office of Tribal and Indigenous Affairs in … Read more

U.S. Senate gun bill talks hit snag over mental illness, abuse provisions

U.S. Senate negotiators, rushing to iron out the details of bipartisan gun legislation, struggled on Wednesday to resolve serious disagreements over federal funding for state “red flag” programs and the scale of a plan to keep guns out of the hands of people prone to domestic violence. A series of mass shootings has prompted Democratic … Read more

Mass shootings in the United States have almost become a news beat in itself

Members of the Los Angeles SWAT team approach the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, California on August 10, 1999.FREDERICK BROWN/AFP/Getty Images In the wake of the murder of at least four people at a Tulsa medical campus on Wednesday, parents are once again trying to explain the inexplicable to their children, political … Read more