Man’s 63-month prison term matches longest for Capitol riot

A man who attacked police officers with poles during the riot at the US Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five years in prison, matching the longest term of imprisonment so far among hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions. Mark Ponder, a 56-year-old resident of Washington, DC, said he “got caught up” in the … Read more

Trump returning to Washington to deliver policy speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President donald trump will return to Washington on Tuesday for the first time since leaving office, delivering a policy speech before an allied think tank that has been crafting an agenda for a possible second term. Trump will address the America First Policy Institute’s two-day America First Agenda Summit as some … Read more

The government will mobilize “des bras supplémentaires” pour vacciner

The Mairie de Paris demanded lundi des «mesures d’urgence» de l’État pour obtain more doses et de personnel vaccinant contre cette maladie. A specific vaccination center ouvre ce mardi dans la capitale. Le gouvernement annonce monday 25 juillet mobilizer «des bras supplementaires» pour vacciner contre la variole du singe, à l’heure où des élus et … Read more

Latest news from Russia and the war in Ukraine

Ukraine’s economy has seen a sharp decline due to Russia’s war, says top help A view of damage after market place hit by Russian attacks as Russia-Ukraine War continues in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine on July 25, 2022. Metin Atkas | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Russia’s assault on Ukraine has taken a significant toll … Read more

Growing number in GOP back Pelosi on possible Taiwan trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reported plans to travel to Taiwan have upended Washington’s political divide, with a rift emerging with President Joe Biden over the visit to the self-governing island while prominent Republicans offer encouragement to a political opponent they normally scorn . Pelosi’s supporters include a conservative Republican senator, at least … Read more

Indiana Legislature agreeing special session to consider abortion ban

A special Indiana General Assembly committee will meet at 1 pm ET Monday to discuss Senate Bill 1, which would prohibit abortion unless the procedure was necessary to prevent a “substantial permanent impairment” to the life of the mother. Republicans control the state legislature. The GOP-authored bill would also bar abortion clinics from performing surgical … Read more

Biden downplays worries over economic downturn: ‘I don’t think we’re going to see a recession’

CNN — President Joe Biden and White House officials are continuing to downplay recession fears, even as they brace for a highly anticipated report that could show the economy shrinking for a second consecutive quarter. “We’re not going to be in a recession, in my view,” Biden told reporters on Monday. “The employment rate is … Read more

What Donald Trump refused to say on and around January 6 is more telling than what he did say

Trump’s unwillingness to place blame on the rioters was made clear, again, on Monday in a new video released by Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia, who serves on the House select committee investigating January 6. A copy of the speech Trump gave on January 7 — the day after the insurrection — was shown … Read more

Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis barred investigating Trump fake elector

Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis photographed in her office on Jan. 4, 2022. Ben Gray | PA A judge Monday effectively barred a Georgia prosecutor from investigating Republican state Sen. Burt Jones — one of 16 “fake electors” to form President donald trump — saying she was disqualified by hosting a campaign fundraiser … Read more

Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis barred investigating Trump fake elector

Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis photographed in her office on Jan. 4, 2022. Ben Gray | PA A judge Monday effectively barred a Georgia prosecutor from investigating Republican state Sen. Burt Jones — one of 16 “fake electors” to form President donald trump — saying she was disqualified by hosting a campaign fundraiser … Read more