House passes bill to provide US visas for Afghans who helped war effort

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Thursday to allow thousands of more Afghans who worked alongside U.S. forces to seek safe refuge in America and avoid retaliation from the Taliban.  The ALLIES Act passed in a 407-16 vote and now the legislation heads to the Senate. Lawmakers stressed the urgency in protecting their Afghan partners […]

He’s no sell-out: Biden speaks to half-empty room at CNN town hall

President Biden on Wednesday spoke to a half-empty auditorium while doing a live CNN “town hall” event in Ohio. The more than dozen empty rows weren’t apparent to television viewers thanks to flattering shots that appeared to show a full, non-distanced crowd packing the front rows – in a striking visual display of normalcy after […]

Wicker, Manchin vow support for Hyde Amendment, calling it a ‘decades-long’ compromise

EXCLUSIVE: Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent a bipartisan letter to the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to protect the Hyde Amendment and maintain this “long-standing provision” in the Fiscal Year 2022 bill. The senators crossed the aisle in a letter to both Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, […]