Oath Keepers’ Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Oath Keepers' Rhodes guilty of Jan.  6 seditious conspiracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising. In Washington, DC, jury found Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations … Read more

Congressional leaders clear the way for a bipartisan bill to avert a railroad strike

Congressional leaders clear the way for a bipartisan bill to avert a railroad strike

US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attends a meeting with US President Joe Biden (R) and other Congressional Leaders to discuss legislative priorities through the end of 2022, at the White House on November 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden hosted a rare meeting of the … Read more

Rail unions decry Biden’s call for Congress to block strike. Businesses praise the plan

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden's call for Congress to block strike

New York CNN Business — President Joe Biden was in the unusual position Tuesday of being praised by business interests and attacked by his normal allies in the labor movement after calling for Congress to move immediately to block a strike by more than 100,000 union members at the nation’s freight railroads set for the … Read more

Rails, unions draw lines in sand as Biden asks Congress to stop strike

Rails, unions draw lines in sand as Biden asks Congress to stop strike

The National Railway Labor Conference and The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (BMWED) are drawing their lines in the sand after President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass legislation that would enforce the attempted rail labor agreement. In a statement, the BMWED said pressing Congress to … Read more

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden’s call for Congress to block strike

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden's call for Congress to block strike

New York CNN Business — President Joe Biden was in the unusual position Tuesday of being praised by business interests and attacked by his normal allies in the labor movement after calling for Congress to move immediately to block a strike by more than 100,000 union members at the nation’s freight railroads set for the … Read more

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in September. “Let me be clear: a … Read more

Rail shutdown: Congress prepares to act after Biden calls on Capitol Hill to ‘immediately’ pass legislation to avert strike

Rail shutdown: Congress prepares to act after Biden calls on Capitol Hill to 'immediately' pass legislation to avert strike

CNN — Democratic leaders say they could act as soon as this week after President Joe Biden on Monday called on Congress to pass legislation “immediately” to warn a rail shutdown by officially adopting a September tentative agreement approved by labor and management leaders. “I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt … Read more

Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violencehis go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign into law a ban on high-powered guns that have the … Read more

Biden mulls 2024 plans as Democrats weigh generational shift

Biden mulls 2024 plans as Democrats weigh generational shift

President Biden plans to use some time over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to decide whether he wants to run for re-election, surrounding himself with family as he assesses his political future while giving himself a deadline of early next year to officially announce. Biden, who just turned 80, remains in many Democrats’ minds the … Read more

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

CNN — President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would work with Congress to “try to get rid of assault weapons” after a recent spate of shoots in the US. “The idea (that) we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick, it’s just sick. It has no social redeeming value, zero, none. Not … Read more