Election 2024

Democrats split on placing conditions on military aid to Israel

BY: - November 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are divided on whether to set guardrails on additional military aid to Israel as that country responds to the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks with airstrikes and a ground war in Gaza. It’s not yet clear what those conditions would be or how they would affect congressional support for aid […]

Ahead of climate conference, U.S. House panel tussles over curbs on emissions

BY: - November 30, 2023

Republicans on a U.S. House panel argued Wednesday against aggressive moves to meet carbon reduction goals, saying U.S. fossil fuel companies are working to make their products cleaner. Democrats on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment, Manufacturing and Critical Minerals countered that to achieve further reductions, federal policies should be continued […]

New life for old coal: Minelands and power plants are hot renewable development spots 

BY: - November 29, 2023

PETERSBURG, Ind. — AES Indiana’s Petersburg Generating Station, which towers over the White River here in southwest Indiana, has been burning coal to generate electricity since the late 1960s. That era, though, will come to an end soon. Two of the power plant’s four coal-burning units have already retired and the last is planning to […]

N.M. Supreme Court upholds redrawn congressional map

BY: - November 27, 2023

New Mexico’s highest court upheld the state’s newest congressional map on Monday, setting the stage for what is expected to be a highly competitive race for the seat representing much of the southern part of the state. Ninth Judicial District Judge Fred Van Soelen ruled in September the redrawn map did not entrench the Democratic […]

Where the 2024 presidential candidates stand on Indigenous issues

BY: - November 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — Marianne Williamson, a 2020 presidential hopeful, promised before an auditorium of Indigenous leaders, elders and voters that under her administration the White House would formally apologize and atone for the horrific treatment of Native Americans by the federal government, alluding to genocidal policies enacted by the United States. In 2019, Williamson was one […]

Case seeking to bar Trump from 2024 ballot appealed to Colorado Supreme Court

BY: - November 22, 2023

The widely anticipated next phase of a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began on Monday with separate appeals filed by Trump and the plaintiffs who brought the case to the Colorado Supreme Court. A Denver District Court judge ruled last week that Trump should be placed on Colorado’s […]

How U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson helped derail a fight against election lies

BY: - November 22, 2023

Back in July, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. A federal court had recently granted a temporary injunction, in Missouri v. Biden, finding that the Biden administration had violated the First Amendment by coercing social media companies to remove content, related both to elections and the COVID-19 vaccine, that […]

Trump immigration policies set the tone for most of the GOP presidential field

BY: - November 22, 2023

This is one of an occasional series comparing the Republican presidential candidates’ positions on issues. WASHINGTON — Most of the candidates in this year’s 2024 Republican race for the presidential nomination mirror hard-line immigration policies set by the front-runner, former President Donald Trump. What were once considered far-right policies are now common talking points among […]

Three presidential debates, one VP debate scheduled ahead of 2024 election

BY: - November 21, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican nominees for president would debate three times next year if both candidates agree to a schedule released Monday by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. “The United States’ general election debates, watched live worldwide, are a model for many other countries: the opportunity to hear and see leading candidates […]

N.M.’s highest court hears appeal on redrawn Congressional map

BY: - November 20, 2023

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments from the state’s Republican Party and the Legislature about whether to overturn a lower court’s decision that upholds the state’s redrawn congressional map. Ninth Judicial District Judge Fred Van Soelen ruled in September that lawmakers did not violate the state’s constitution when it redrew the map […]

Former President Trump descends the steps from an airplane after arriving in Georgia to turn himself in to the Fulton County jail.

Colorado judge rejects attempt to bar Trump from 2024 ballot under ‘insurrection’ clause

BY: - November 20, 2023

A Colorado judge has ordered the state’s top elections official to place former President Donald Trump on the 2024 primary ballot, rejecting a lawsuit from a group of voters who argued the Republican frontrunner is constitutionally ineligible to hold office under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. “The Court orders the Secretary of State to place […]


The Colorado case against Trump is clear. Will the court follow the law?

BY: - November 17, 2023

The trial over whether former President Donald Trump should be disqualified from the Colorado presidential ballot can seem complex. So let’s step back for a moment and look at the basics. Based upon all available evidence, Trump understood that he lost the 2020 election, but he lied to the American people about the results, claiming […]