House prepares first veto override vote


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy enrolls an anti-ESG resolution passed by the House in March. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images. The Republican-controlled House is preparing to make its first attempt at overriding a veto from President Biden. Reality check: A veto override requires support from two-thirds of […]

Judge declines to dismiss New York AG’s lawsuit against Trump


Former President Trump is seen at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images A New York judge on Friday declined to throw out state Attorney General Letitia James' civil lawsuit against former President Trump, per the New […]

Metal detectors at schools on the rise but still rare


The school district in Virginia where a first-grader shot his teacher will become one of the rare spots in the U.S. to have permanent metal detectors at elementary schools. Driving the news: Newport News School Board Chair Lisa Surles-Law said this week detectors would go […]

How Kevin McCarthy won over Marjorie Taylor Greene


Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The backstory is now emerging over how Speaker Kevin McCarthy secured the loyalty of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ahead of the most contentious speaker election in a century. Why it matters: In less than two years, Greene […]

Trump Allies Pressure DeSantis to Weigh In on Expected Indictment


Former President Donald J. Trump’s political operation is trying to use the news of his expected indictment by a Manhattan grand jury to turn the strident base of the Republican Party against his expected rival for the 2024 presidential nomination, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. […]