McAuliffe, Youngkin spar over vision for commonwealth in 1st Va. gubernatorial debate

On the eve of the first day of early voting, gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin faced off in the first debate of the general election campaign, presenting contrasting visions for how to lead Virginia over the next four years. Democrat McAuliffe, who served as the commonwealth’s top executive between 2014 and 2018, touted … Read more

Gymnasts testify as Congress investigates FBI’s handling of Larry Nassar sexual abuse

An IG report said the FBI made “fundamental” errors in the investigation. September 15, 2021, 3:04 PM • 7 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article U.S. elite gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman are testifying before Congress Wednesday about what they say were failures in FBI’s handling of … Read more

Gov. Gavin Newsom will not be removed in California recall election, ABC News projects

California has voted not to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to a projection from ABC News based on exit polls and an analysis of votes. Voters who hadn’t already cast their ballots by mail headed to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on whether they would like to recall Newsom. Californians were faced with a … Read more

Young people experiencing ‘widespread’ psychological distress over government handling of looming climate crisis, researchers say

The youth feels a sense of “institutional betrayal” brought on by their leaders. September 14, 2021, 5:00 AM • 7 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Children and young people around the world are experiencing increasing anxiety over the fate of the planet — specifically climate change and how lawmakers are handling … Read more

Biden surveys California fire damage as he urges action on climate change

President Joe Biden on Monday made his first visit to the West Coast as president, surveying wildfire damage and pushing for action on combatting climate change. Biden first stopped in Boise, Idaho, to visit the National Interagency Fire Center — which coordinates the federal government’s response to wildfires — before traveling to the Sacramento, California, … Read more

Larry Elder, Gavin Newsom gear up for California recall battle

Elder refused to answer whether he’ll accept the recall election results. September 12, 2021, 6:55 PM • 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article There are still two days to go before California’s gubernatorial recall election, but the current governor’s team and his leading opponent, Larry Elder, have each already indicated they’re … Read more

Manchin, Sanders at odds over $3.5 trillion budget resolution

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., reiterated his call on Sunday for a strategic pause on the $3.5 trillion budget resolution, while Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., doubled down on the need to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills. “The urgency — I can’t understand why we can’t take time to deliberate on this and … Read more

Murthy calls Biden’s new COVID-19 actions an ‘appropriate response’ to tackle pandemic

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy defended President Joe Biden’s new actions to combat COVID-19, calling it an “ambitious” and “thoughtful” plan to increase vaccinations as the country has faced more than 100,000 cases a day for the past four weeks and roughly a quarter million new cases being reported among children. “The requirements that he … Read more