Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

McConnell Reelected Senate GOP Leader; Scott's Bid Rejected

Sen. Mitch McConnell is poised to become the longest-serving leader when the new Congress convenes in the new year.

 | By Associated Press and Nathaniel Reed

Migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Judge Orders End To Trump-Era Asylum Restrictions At Border

The judge ruled that the Biden administration must end Title 42, which allowed for the expulsion of asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Group protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Judge Overturns Georgia's 6-Week Abortion Ban

In 2019, Georgia passed a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually about six weeks into pregnancy.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Former President Donald Trump

Trump Seeks White House Again Amid GOP Losses, Legal Probes

The announcement comes just a week after an underwhelming midterm showing for Republicans.

 | By Associated Press

President Joe Biden talks on the phone with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Pres. Biden Calls 'Emergency' Meeting After Missile Hits Poland

President Joe Biden promised "full U.S. support for and assistance with Poland's investigation."

 | By Associated Press

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a news conference

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Faces Lawmakers

U.S. Homeland security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before lawmakers, three days after the country's top border official resigned.

 | By John Mone

Trump Organization senior vice president and controller Jeffrey McConney returns to the courthouse after a break

Trump Exec Says He Feared Firing If He Spoke Up About Scheme

Donald Trump's company could be fined more than $1 million if convicted, and has denied wrongdoing.

 | By Associated Press

Ethan Crumbley speaks in court.

Life Sentence Sought For Teen In Michigan School Shooting

Ethan Crumbley's lawyers believe he can be rehabilitated in prison, while prosecutors say life in prison is "appropriate in this case."

 | By Associated Press

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Ukraine, China-U.S. Frictions Dominate At G-20 Summit In Bali

The world's 20 largest economies are meeting in Indonesia as central banks fight decades-high inflation that's raising fears of a global recession.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Former President Donald Trump

Trump Prepares To Launch 3rd Campaign For The White House

Trump had hoped to use the GOP's expected gains in last week's elections as a springboard to vault himself to his party's nomination.

 | By Associated Press

Arizona Governor-elect Katie Hobbs

Why AP Called The Arizona Governor's Race For Katie Hobbs

Vote counting had gone on since last Tuesday's election as officials continued to tally massive amounts of late-arriving ballots.

 | By Associated Press

A scene from "Law & Order: SVU" is shown.

Hollywood's Role In America's Gun Violence Epidemic

Researchers say featuring gun safety measures instead of violence on screen could change how media contributes to real-world behaviors.

 | By Jamal Andress

CIA Director William Burns

CIA Director Warns Russian Spy Chief Against Deploying Nukes

The Burns-Naryshkin meeting was the highest-ranking face-to-face engagement between U.S. and Russian officials since before the Ukrainian invasion.

 | By Associated Press

U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Congress Returns For Not-So-Lame 'Lame-Duck' Session

Major bills don't usually pass in Congress during a lame-duck session, however, the reality is, there's plenty of unfinished business.

 | By Joe St. George

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.

Republican Kari Lake Narrows Gap In Arizona Governor Race

Democratic challenger Katie Hobbs led by 26,000 votes as of Sunday night, a 1 point margin, down by about 10,000 votes from a day earlier.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before a meeting

President Biden, Xi Seek To 'Manage Our Differences' In Meeting

Relations are strained under successive American administrations as economic, trade, human rights and security differences come to the forefront.

 | By Associated Press

President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping Nov. 15, 2021.

Biden-Xi Summit: What Biden Wants, What Xi Wants

Essentially, President Biden and other U.S. officials are trying to understand where Chinese President Xi Jinping really stands.

 | By Associated Press and Rebecca Bundhun

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.

Democrats Hold On To Senate, Balance Of Power In House Still At Stake

The fate of the House is still uncertain as the GOP struggles to pull together a slim majority there.

 | By Kellan Howell

Flowers lay next to a victim's name carved in the stone of a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Sandy Hook Memorial Opens Nearly 10 Years After 26 Killed

Some victims' relatives were given a private tour of the grounds.

 | By Associated Press

President Joe Biden smiles before leaving his hotel to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

U.S., Japan, South Korea Vow Unified Response To North Korea Threat

North Korea has fired dozens of missiles in recent weeks, including an intercontinental ballistic missile that triggered evacuation alerts in Japan.

 | By Associated Press

Debris from two planes that crashed during an airshow at Dallas Executive Airport lie on the ground.

6 Killed After Vintage Aircraft Collide At Dallas Air Show

Several videos on social media showed a fighter plane appearing to fly into a bomber, causing them to quickly crash to the ground and catch fire.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto

Cortez Masto Wins In Nevada, Giving Democrats Senate Control

Democrats now hold a 50-49 edge in the Senate.

 | By Associated Press

An election worker inspects a mail-in ballot in the count room in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Senate Control May Come Down To Nevada As Count Nears End

If Democratic Sen. Cortez Masto wins, Democrats would maintain their control of the Senate given Vice President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with Canada's Foreign Minister Melanie Holy.

Biden Pledges U.S. Will Work With Southeast Asian Nations

Biden said the nations are at the heart of the U.S.' Indo-Pacific strategy and promised to collaborate to build a region that is resilient and secure.

 | By Associated Press

Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz.

Kelly Win In Arizona Puts Dems 1 Seat From Senate Control

Democrats can retain control of the Senate by winning either the Nevada race, which remains too early to call, or next month's runoff in Georgia.

 | By Associated Press

Former President Donald Trump is shown.

Former Pres. Trump Files Lawsuit To Avoid Jan. 6 Committee Subpoena

In the lawsuit, Trump's lawyers say the subpoena was an infringement of the former president's First Amendment rights.

 | By Associated Press

Vice President Kamala Harris lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks On Veterans' 'Unwavering Courage'

While President Joe Biden is overseas, the first lady, vice president and second gentlemen stepped in for some of the traditional Veterans Day events.

 | By Stephanie Liebergen

Former President Donald Trump speaks to guests at Mar-a-lago on Election Day

Republicans Separating Themselves From Trump Following Midterms

The criticism this week was directed at Donald Trump, as Republicans grapple with an underwhelming performance in the midterms.

 | By Alexandra Miller

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Says Climate Efforts 'More Urgent Than Ever' At Summit

President Biden says new spending on clean energy initiatives has cemented the United States' role in the effort.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Flare to burn methane from oil production.

Biden Tightens Methane Emissions Rule Amid Push For More Oil

The president is set to announce a supplemental rule cracking down on emissions of methane Friday as he attends a global climate conference in Egypt.

 | By Associated Press and Scott Withers