In Washington, Chauvin guilty verdict is call to pass police reform measures

After a jury on Tuesday found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Democratic congressional leaders saw the verdict as a call to enact new laws against nationwide police brutality.

Biden takes actions aimed at curbing gun violence ‘epidemic’

The president’s moves came in the wake of two mass shootings — one on March 16 in Atlanta, where eight people were killed, and the other on March 22 in Colorado, where 10 lives were lost.

Voter restrictions are being proposed in 47 states, report says

State legislators in 47 states have introduced 361 bills so far this year to restrict voting, according to a Brennan Center for Justice Report released Thursday. “In the states, legislatures are rushing to enact restrictive voting laws, the most significant…

On bipartisan vote, Senate declares Trump trial constitutional; arguments start Wednesday

WASHINGTON – On a bipartisan vote of 56-44, the U.S. Senate Tuesday asserted the constitutionality of its right to try former President Donald Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol. The vote cleared the way for an historic…

Joe Biden takes oath as 46th president, declares ‘democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON – Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn into office Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, calling for national unity amidst a pandemic and increased racial tension, violence and political polarization. “I will be a president for all Americans,” Biden…