Category Archives: National News

Defense rests at Jussie Smollett’s trial

Defense rests at Jussie Smollett’s trial

Jussie Smollett on Tuesday repeatedly denied he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself for publicity, telling a prosecutor as the trial neared its end that “there was no hoax on my part” and that two brothers who testified against him are “liars.”Read more

Judge blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors

Judge blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors, the latest in a string of victories for Republican-led states pushing back against Biden’s pandemic policies.Read more

Biden-Putin square off for 2 hours as Ukraine tensions mount

Biden-Putin square off for 2 hours as Ukraine tensions mount

Face to face for just over two hours, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin squared off in a secure video call Tuesday as the U.S. president put Moscow on notice that an invasion of Ukraine would bring enormous harm to the Russian economy.Read more

Attorney says Meadows won’t cooperate with Jan. 6 panel

Attorney says Meadows won’t cooperate with Jan. 6 panel

In an abrupt reversal, an attorney for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said his client will not cooperate with a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing a breakdown in negotiations with the panel.Read more

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