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

Factbox: Broad U.S. support for abortion rights at odds with Supreme Court’s restrictions

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that has upended nearly half a century of legal protection for the right to abortion is in stark contrast to public opinion in a country where a significant majority of people support the right to abortion. Here are some key takeaways on Americans’ views on … 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

U.S. to cancel $6 billion in student loans for 200,000 defrauded borrowers

A graduate student waits to cross the street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., June 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – The United States will cancel $6 billion in student loans for 200,000 borrowers who said they were defrauded by their universities, the administration … 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

U.S. judge agrees to postpone Proud Boys trial amid Jan. 6 Capitol riot hearings

WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday postponed the trial of Proud Boys leaders charged with seditious conspiracy for their role in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, fearing revelations in recent congressional hearings could begin the jury. US District Judge Timothy Kelly has set a new trial date for December 12, … Read more

U.S. Justice Dept delivers subpoenas in Trump fake electors probe, reports say

FILE PHOTO: Police clear the United States Capitol with tear gas as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside in Washington, U.S. January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith / File Photo / File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – U.S. federal agents on Wednesday issued grand … Read more

Takeaways from fourth day of Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot hearings

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The fourth day of U.S. congressional hearings on the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump featured testimony from election officials from the states of Arizona and from Georgia. Here are five takeaways from the fourth U.S. House of Representatives select committee during … Read more

Screams, threats as New Mexico counties try to certify vote

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — Deep-seated conspiracy theories about the safety of voting machines erupted into passionate, angry and at times threatening outbursts on Friday as New Mexico counties moved to certify the results of their recent primary , underscoring the depths of an election crisis that officials fear heralds darker times for the country’s democracy. … Read more

Lead Democrat hopeful on U.S. gun legislation despite Republican walk-out

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. February 17, 2022. REUTERS/Jon Cherry/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – The chief Republican negotiator for the U.S. Senate’s effort to hammer out a bipartisan gun safety bill walked out … Read more