Supreme Court restricts the EPA’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate carbon emissions that cause climate change. The decision by the conservative court majority sets the stage for further limitations on the regulatory power of other agencies as well. By a vote of 6 to 3, […]

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s former White House counsel

WASHINGTON — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, a critical figure in the final days of the Trump White House who the committee has been publicly pleading with to appear. The committee has spoken to Cipollone in an […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in Thursday at noon as the 116th Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman to serve on the high court. Watch the ceremony: Biden nominated Jackson in February, fulfilling a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. “It has taken 232 […]

Live Updates: A former aide to Mark Meadows to testify at Jan. 6 panel hearing

Updated June 28, 2022 at 12:46 PM ET The Jan. 6 committee is holding a hearing Tuesday with Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Mark Meadows aide, as a witness. The committee announced the hearing on Monday “to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony” after saying there would be no additional hearings until July. Given […]

3 dead, multiple injured after an Amtrak train hits a truck and derails in Missouri

MENDON, Mo. — An Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed Monday in Missouri, leaving at least three people dead and multiple people injured, authorities said. Seven cars and two locomotives on an Amtrak Southwest Chief train derailed. According to Amtrak, the train was carrying about 243 passengers and 12 crew members when […]

Supreme Court backs a high school coach’s right to pray on the 50-yard line

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a high school football coach who claimed the right to pray on the 50-yard line after each game, joined by those players who wanted to participate. The 6-to-3 decision was the latest example of the court’s conservative supermajority requiring more accommodation for religion in public […]

Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and worry about other rights

WASHINGTON — Majorities of Americans say they disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, think it was politically motivated, are concerned the court will now reconsider rulings that protect other rights, and are more likely to vote for a candidate this fall who would restore the right to an abortion, according […]

Here are the key primary election results from Illinois

Voting concludes Tuesday in the Illinois primary elections. Notable primaries include governor, U.S. Senate and House district races. Follow the results live. Polls in Illinois open at 6 a.m. CT/7 a.m. ET and close at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET.

Illinois reaction to Supreme Court abortion decision

Reaction poured in Friday after the court’s decision became public. Those on both sides of the abortion debate issued statements. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s campaign Today, in a direct assault on the right to privacy and self determination, the United States Supreme Court confirmed our worst fears on Roe vs Wade. The Republican Party and the […]

Following Roe’s reversal, Biden calls it ‘a sad day’ for the court and the U.S.

Updated June 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET President Joe Biden has directed the Health and Human Services Department to take steps to make sure abortion and contraception medications are available “to the fullest extent possible,” and his administration plans to protect the right to travel to another state for an abortion, he following the […]

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court officially reversed Roe v. Wade on Friday, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion upheld for nearly a half century, no longer exists. Writing for the court majority, Justice Samuel Alito said that the 1973 Roe ruling and repeated subsequent high court decisions reaffirming Roe “must be overruled” because they were “egregiously wrong,” […]

The Jan. 6 committee’s next hearing is Thursday, June 23

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will convene its fifth of seven planned hearings Thursday to focus on the intense pressure Trump put on the Justice Department to help undo the 2020 presidential election. Watch Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET hearing here: The panel is revealing details of its months-long investigation this […]