Republican plans to use political operatives as poll workers alarm voting rights activists (VIDEO)
June 2, 2022 – The lie that former President Trump won the 2020 election has played out again and again in Republican primaries for statewide office. Now, reporting by POLITICO details GOP efforts on the local level to challenge and potentially overturn elections. Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine and […]
Senate holds final confirmation vote for Jackson Supreme Court nomination
The Senate is voting Thursday to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. The vote follows three days of testimony from Jackson and questions from senators in late March. Jackson was nominated by President Joe Biden in February to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. If confirmed, Jackson will be the first […]
Signing Ceremony for the Emmett Till Antilynching Act
March 29, 2022 – President Biden signs into law the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The bill passed Congress with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate after more than 200 previous attempts to outlaw lynching. The new law makes lynching a federal hate crime.
Zelensky delivers virtual address to U.S. Congress (video)
Warning: Some of the video shown during this speech contains graphic imagery. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivers a virtual address Wednesday to Congress, the latest in a series of appeals the leader has made to world leaders for more assistance as Russia’s invasion continues.
WATCH LIVE: President Joe Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address | PBS NewsHour Special Coverage
The PBS NewsHour will feature special programming of Biden’s State of the Union address. Transcript of remarks as prepared: Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, our First Lady and Second Gentleman. Members of Congress and the Cabinet. Justices of the Supreme Court. My fellow Americans. Last year COVID-19 kept us apart. This year we are finally together again. Tonight, […]
WATCH LIVE: Members of Congress share experiences from Jan. 6 insurrection
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WATCH LIVE: House investigation of Jan. 6 attack begins with police testimony
Warning: Video and audio played during this hearing may contain violence and explicit language. The House select committee appointed to investigate the violent insurrection that occurred Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol begins its hearings on Tuesday, July 27. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department and U.S. Capitol Police are expected to testify about the […]
President Biden addresses nation on COVID-19 anniversary – live video
March 11, 2021 – After Congress passed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, President Biden addresses the nation to mark one year since the beginning of the pandemic.