Vaccine Mandates Crash into America’s ‘Don’t Tell Me What to Do’ State

Pummeled by unemployment, Las Vegas tried to reopen without widespread vaccination. Here are the lessons the city learned — and the challenges ahead. | Continue reading | 6 hours ago

The Roberts Court Is Dying. Here’s What Comes Next

With the chief justice increasingly sidelined, the Supreme Court's new majority has an aggressive strategy to cement a conservative agenda. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Washington’s judgment on tech giants already ‘written,’ says top Lina Khan aide

Shaoul Sussman spoke to the publication months before joining the agency as an attorney adviser to new Chair Lina Khan. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The inmate claimed the state was violating his religious freedom by not letting his pastor lay hands on him at the time of his lethal injection. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

The CIA’s least covert mission

The country’s premier intelligence agency is looking to showcase “a softer side” via social media. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Space Force wary of taking over UFO mission

The newest branch is among a number of military and intelligence organizations in the running to take over the investigation of unexplained aircraft. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Biden's top-down booster plan sparks anger at FDA

Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock sent a memo Tuesday evening to vaccine regulators, reiterating her support as frustration over the process spreads within their ranks. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Supreme Court halts Biden eviction moratorium

The court's three Democratic appointees dissented. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

A Private Network Is Using a Messaging App to Rescue Afghans

Horrified by U.S. government failures to help former colleagues and friends trapped in Afghanistan, the group is using its connections to fill the breach. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

FCC proposes fining conspiracists $5.1M for voter suppression robocalls

The apparent violations were part of Wohl and Burkman’s voter suppression activities ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election, aimed at discouraging voting by mail. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

New CDC studies point to waning immunity from vaccines

The publication of the studies comes a week after the agency released its first three reports on vaccine efficacy. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

What I learned about American power watching the U.S. leave Vietnam — and then Afghanistan decades later. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

How the Apple lobbying machine took on Georgia, and won

Poorly resourced state governments are no match for the lobbying firepower of Apple, the most valuable company in the world. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

‘Massive wake-up call’: Crypto faces growing legal crackdown

The enforcement actions are fueling debate about how cryptocurrency players fit into financial regulations. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

BlackBerry resisted announcing major flaw in software powering cars, hospitals

The former smartphone maker turned software firm resisted announcing a major vulnerability until after federal officials stepped in. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

‘I Believed in the U.S. but That Turned Out to Be Such a Big Mistake’

An Afghan journalist in hiding in Kabul talks about what it’s like in the capital city as the Taliban seize control. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

‘Price growth is winning the race’: Inflation is devouring wage gains

New data shows inflation jumped again in July, as price hikes overshadow the benefits of wage gains. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

America's Covid-Reporting Breakdown

Crashing computers, three-week delays tracking infections, lab results delivered by snail mail: State officials detail a vast failure to identify hotspots quickly enough to prevent outbreaks. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

NIH director sees 'no signs' of a Delta peak

“This is going very steeply upward with no signs of having peaked out,” Collins said on “Fox News Sunday.” | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Albania to accept Afghans who worked with Western forces

“No doubt we shall not say no,” the prime minister said. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Federal laws bar cannabis from crossing state lines, driving up the cost — and the emissions — of an industry using indoor grow operations. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Senior Biden health officials have for weeks worried internally about the low vaccine uptake in rural, conservative counties across the country. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Last-ditch effort to salvage cryptocurrency tax deal underway in Senate

The revised amendment attempts to end a dayslong standoff over who counts as a “broker” and is therefore subject to new requirements. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Obamacare architect floated for top FDA job

The administration has struggled for months to find a nominee to lead the agency despite its central role in fighting the ongoing pandemic. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

'Functionally useless': California privacy law's big reveal falls short

One year in, it’s almost impossible to tell how many Californians are taking advantage of their new rights, or precisely how the biggest players are complying. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Where Republicans Are Starting to Worry About Big Oil

Everyone likes the money from fracking. But as contaminated water spills across the North Dakota plains, a deep red state faces a question: What prevails, property rights or big business? | Continue reading | 1 month ago

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which sought to lift long-standing impediments against blacks that blocked them from voting in some federal, state and local elections. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

California hits drought milestone as Oroville hydropower stops for first time

Oroville is at 24 percent of its capacity, which is about a third of average for this time of year. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

"If they want all this spending and debt to be their signature legacy, they should leap at the chance to own every bit of it,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Jihadists flood pro-Trump social network with propaganda

GETTR, the new platform started by members of the former president’s inner circle, is awash with beheading videos and extremist content. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Pro-Trump social network becomes safe haven for ISIS

GETTR, the new platform started by members of the former president’s inner circle, is awash with beheading videos and extremist content. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Just like oat milk and kombucha: Inside the race to sell cannabis beverages

Major beer companies are investing in THC-infused drinks, but the sector represents less than 2 percent of the overall $20 billion marijuana market. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A Liberal Michigan Town Struggles to Move Past ‘Defund the Police’

Decriminalizing mental illness is emerging as one of the most important and challenging aspects of police reform. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How Biden's sherpa, Steve Ricchetti, scored the big deal

Senators say the president’s top aide was critical in the close of negotiations. Now, he just needs to clear several more major hurdles. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Cyber Apocalypse Never Came. Here’s What We Got Instead

Over the past decade, cyber warfare has changed in ways the experts didn’t see coming. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

In Alabama and Louisiana, partisan opposition to vaccine surges

Many people are turning down Covid vaccines because they are angry that President Donald Trump lost the election and sick of Democrats thinking they know what’s best. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

“I can’t make you take care of yourself,” Republican Kay Ivey said of her state’s residents who have yet to receive their shots. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

When it comes to reopening after coronavirus, income matters more than party

Cell phone data shows a partisan split on how quickly people are returning to their normal routines. But there’s an even bigger income divide. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Huawei hiring former Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta

The longtime K St. fixture is back in business after a Mueller-induced hiatus. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Mississippi Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe vs. Wade

Abortion rights advocates warn of a threat to the landmark 1973 precedent. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

It's not a border crisis. It's a climate crisis

There was a time when rural Guatemalans never left home. But back to back hurricanes, failed crops and extreme poverty are driving them to make the dangerous trek north to the U.S. border. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Amazon endorsed legal weed. Will it now fight to make it happen?

The company’s money and power could be a game-changer for federal cannabis policy. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The White House hasn’t called out the network. Nor has it engaged it aggressively. Some supporters of the vaccine campaign say that’s a mistake. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A $280M handout for baseball? Secret California budget item might juice Oakland

The money has stayed under the radar ahead of a pivotal Oakland City Council vote Tuesday on the stadium’s future. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Pollsters: 'Impossible' to say why 2020 polls were wrong

A new report couldn't answer the big question plaguing political polling: Why were surveys off by so much in 2020? | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The rocket engine that could transform space travel

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Fed’s Powell expects Inflation to stay hot for months

Both the Fed and the Biden administration have said rapid price increases are being stoked by temporary factors. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Biden picks former West Virginia health official as drug czar

Rahul Gupta, who gained national recognition for his anti-opioid efforts, will oversee President Joe Biden's response to a worsening drug crisis. | Continue reading | 2 months ago