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Yellen to tell Congress US banking system ‘remains sound’ By FATIMA HUSSEIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A week after the second-largest bank collapse in U.S. history, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is set to tell the Senate Finance Committee that the nation’s banking system “remains sound” and Americans can feel “confident” about their deposits. Yellen…

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell hospitalized after fall By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was hospitalized after tripping at a local hotel, a spokesman for the senator said. The Kentucky senator, who’s 81, was attending a private dinner in Washington on Wednesday when he…

Congress floats ways to secure skies after Chinese balloon By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As the only current U.S. senator to have visited space, Mark Kelly knows something about unexplained objects in the skies. Back in his aviator days, Kelly saw Mylar party balloons fly by his cockpit. And once when he…

Biden speech takeaways: More conciliation than conflict By JOSH BOAK and AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The State of the Union address tends to have a ritual rhythm. Grand entrance. Applause. Platitudes. Policies. Appeals for Unity, real or imagined. President Joe Biden checked those boxes, and a few more, during his speech to…

Harriet Hageman has won the race for Wyoming’s only Congressional seat with over 60% of the vote currently, allowing her to oust Rep. Liz Cheney. Cheney conceded the race earlier this evening. “Tonight Harriet Hageman has received the most votes in this primary, she won. I called her to concede the race,” Cheney said during…

Dick Cheney, the 46th Republican vice president (as well as a former Wyoming congressman and CEO of Halliburton), attacked Donald Trump in a new ad for his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday. “In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,”…

Harriet Hageman is a deep-rooted Wyomingite, a constitutional attorney, a former Republican National Committeewoman from Wyoming, and a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Wyoming. Ms. Hageman spoke with KODI Radio about Ted Cruz’s campaign endorsement, her race against incumbent Liz Cheney, and her work on Wyoming’s water. In terms of Cruz’s endorsement,…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a restrictive New York gun law in a major ruling for gun rights. The justices’ 6-3 decision is expected to ultimately allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation’s largest cities — including New York, Los Angeles and Boston —…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection heard from election workers and state officials on Tuesday as they described President Donald Trump’s pressure to overturn his 2020 election defeat. On Thursday, the nine-member panel will hear from former Justice Department officials who refused Trump’s entreaties to declare the election “corrupt.” The committee’s…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Academy Award–winning actor Matthew McConaughey took center stage at the White House briefing Tuesday to call on Congress to “reach a higher ground” and pass gun control legislation in honor of the children and teachers killed in last month’s shooting rampage at an elementary school in his home town of Uvalde, Texas.…


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