U.S. Supreme Court ruling limits EPA’s authority in regulating greenhouse gases
The high court said a cap on power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions that forces a transition to other fuels may be a “sensible” solution to the climate crisis, but that Congress did not give the Environmental Protection Agency the broad authority to make such requirements. Texas was one of 17 states that joined in the suit.
New reaction to former White House aide's stunning testimony
Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, delivered stunning testimony during Tuesday's Jan. 6 hearing. Congressional correspondent Scott Macfarlane discussed the significance of her testimony on CBS News.news.yahoo.com
Former aide Cassidy Hutchinson testifies on Jan. 6 warnings, pardon requests, and Trump trying to grab the wheel
Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified that Trump said about the crowd at the Ellipse "something to the effect of, 'I don't effing care that they have weapons.'"cbsnews.com
Trump's legal exposure may be growing – and 4 other takeaways from the Jan. 6 hearing
Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified under oath about a volatile and angry president who was prone to throwing dishes, knew that supporters were armed and didn't want the riot to stop.npr.org
Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison in Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse case
Ghislaine Maxwell, the socialite who was convicted of helping financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The judge said Maxwell played a “pivotal” role facilitating “heinous and predatory” abuse.news.yahoo.com
‘They’re Not Here to Hurt Me’: Trump Urged Secret Service to Allow Armed Supporters into January 6 Address, Witness Testifies
A former White House aide testified on Tuesday that former president Trump urged Secret Service to allow his armed supporters to attend the speech he delivered on January 6, 2021 ahead of the Capitol riot.news.yahoo.com
Hutchison says Trump knew Jan. 6 attendees had weapons: ‘They’re not here to hurt me’
Ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson on Tuesday testified that former President Trump and his former chief of staff Mark Meadows were both told attendees at a Jan. 6, 2021, rally had weapons, and that Trump was frustrated that those with weapons were turned away. Hutchinson, a former top aide to Meadows, told the House committee…news.yahoo.com
Howard Stern on Roe v. Wade’s overturning: ‘I’m actually going to probably have to run for president now’
Howard Stern is ripping the Supreme Court’s decision striking down Roe v. Wade, saying the ruling might spur him to launch a White House bid. “I’m actually going to probably have to run for president now,” the SiriusXM host told “Howard Stern Show” listeners on Monday. The show marked Stern’s first public comments about Friday’s…news.yahoo.com
Trump said he was 'scared of COVID' after testing positive because he knew people who died from it, Jan. 6 filmmaker says
"What he said to me was that the reason why he was sort of scared of COVID was essentially because he knew people who had died of COVID," British filmmaker Alex Holder said.news.yahoo.com
Preemptive pardons, Trump’s Justice Dept. plans and other takeaways from Thursday’s Jan. 6 hearing
The hearing featured testimony from top Justice Department officials who detailed Trump’s exhaustive effort to get the department to embrace internet conspiracies, and explained how close the president came to installing atop its ranks an official whose primary qualification was his fealty to Trump.latimes.com
Jan. 6 panel's 1,000 witnesses: From Trump aides to rioters
The House Jan. 6 panel has interviewed more than 1,000 people who were directly or indirectly involved in the U.S. Capitol insurrection as it's probed the violent attack and former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented efforts to overturn his election defeat.
Accounting firm: Trump financial statements aren't reliable
The accounting firm that prepared former President Donald Trump’s annual financial statements says the documents, used to secure lucrative loans and burnish Trump’s image as a wealthy businessman, “should no longer be relied upon” after investigators said they found evidence he and his company regularly misstated the value of assets.
Kellyanne Conway memoir 'Here's the Deal' coming out May 24
Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has a memoir out May 24: “Here’s the Deal” is billed by her publisher as a look beyond the headlines of the Trump administration and her family life, including her husband and prominent Trump detractor, George Conway.
2 Iranians charged with threatening US voters in 2020
Two suspected Iranian computer hackers have been charged in a broad campaign of election interference aimed at intimidating American voters during last year’s presidential race and undermining confidence that the results of the contest could be trusted.
South Texas was already a political battleground. New maps could alter game plans.
With proposed maps out, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, says he might switch to a neighboring district where U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, is retiring. The initial maps are also sure to impact decisions in regional legislative races.
US House votes to ease entry process for Afghan interpreters
The U.S. House of Representatives has easily passed legislation that would make it easier for Afghans who worked for the American military or NATO to relocate to the U.S. The bill, which drew bipartisan support, eliminates a requirement that special visa applicants get a medical exam before they leave Afghanistan.