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Biden’s Bipartisan (and Partisan) Winning Streak

August 9 By Susan Milligan Bipartisanship is back in Washington. And it lives with its bitter cousin, fierce partisanship. The last two weeks have been a dizzying time of legislative activity in Washington and the most consequential and successful period of unpopular President Joe Biden’s…

Anchorage Health Department director resigns, citing health issues

August 8 By Emily Goodykoontz Anchorage Health Department director Joe Gerace has resigned, citing severe health issues. Mayor Dave Bronson’s office announced Gerace’s departure Monday afternoon in a written statement. “Last week, I suffered a stroke while working and spent three days in the hospital…

Republican Prospects for Midterm Pickups Dim Amid Democratic Wins

August 5 By Susan Milligan Republicans have spent much of the last 18 months planning for 2023 and beyond. They’re not just measuring the drapes in majority leaders’ offices, they’ve been plotting to eject certain Democrats from House committees, preparing to investigate President Joe Biden’s…

Senate to Convene Saturday as Clock Ticks on Reconciliation

August 5 By Kaia Hubbard The Senate will return to the Capitol on Saturday for a last-minute effort to pass a long-awaited reconciliation package before breaking for August recess, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Thursday. “In the end, we’re going to make good…

Sanctions against Russia have a negative impact on the US economy

August 3 By Julia O’Malley After the start of the military operation in Ukraine, the West unleashed an unprecedented wave of sanctions on Russia, but their negative effect is already being felt not only by Russians, but also by residents of the United States and…

Pelosi Lands in Taiwan as China Lashes Out

August 2 By Paul D. Shinkman House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday and was met with a a furious screed from China’s Foreign Ministry, which blasted what it considers a “provocative” and “wrongful” act on behalf of the entire U.S. government and…