Early voting gets underway in historic Boston mayoral race

BOSTON (AP) — Early voting is getting underway in Boston’s historic mayoral election. Bostonians who are registered to vote can cast their ballots at any ofRead More

Deal seems near on $2T Biden package, though deadline slips

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation Friday, though theRead More

Washington Monument

GOP uses voters to push election reforms in unlikely states

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to IowaRead More

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez reintroduces bill for 9/11 cleanup crews

New York (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two other legislators reintroduced a bill in the House on Friday to put immigrants who cleared debris afterRead More

Treasury Department

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high ofRead More

White House: Biden to outline filibuster changes in ‘weeks’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday that President Joe Biden would speak in the coming weeks about moving to “fundamentally alter” the filibusterRead More

Supreme Court doesn’t block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in place, but has agreed to hear arguments in theRead More

Free community college expected to be cut from spending bill

President Joe Biden’s long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan, dealing a major blowRead More

Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will beRead More

House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of CongressRead More