Debt limit deal clears House panel, setting up floor debate
The House Rules Committee on Tuesday evening advanced a bipartisan bill to raise the debt limit and avert a national default, paving the way for a floor debate in the lower chamber on Wednesday.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Freedom Caucus threatens ouster as McCarthy rushes forward with debt-limit vote
Speaker Kevin McCarthy is rushing forward a vote on a bipartisan agreement to hike the nation’s debt limit until after the 2024 election, even as a brewing revolt from hard-right members of the House Freedom Caucus casts doubt on his future as leader.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Dept of Homeland Security classifies US as “heightened threat environment:” faith-based institutions and minorities among vulnerable groups
The US Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin last week announcing that, ahead of the 2024 general election cycle, the United States “remains in a heightened threat environment” as individuals and groups motivated by a range of diverse beliefs and grievances present a “persistent and lethal threat” to the country.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Republicans speak out against US debt-ceiling deal, in sign of rocky road ahead
A handful of hard-right Republican lawmakers said on Monday they would oppose a deal to raise the United States' $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, in a sign that the bipartisan agreement could face a rocky path through Congress before the U.S. runs out of money next week.
Posted on: Monday, May 29, 2023

Biden and McCarthy reach a final deal to avoid US default and now must sell it to Congress
With days to spare before a potential first-ever government default, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached final agreement Sunday on a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and worked to ensure enough support in Congress to pass the measure in the coming week.
Posted on: Sunday, May 28, 2023

US Could Run Out Of Cash By June 5
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Kellen said Friday that the United States could run out of money to pay its bills on time by June 5, which would be the nation’s first default in U.S. history.
Posted on: Saturday, May 27, 2023

Militia Leader Gets 18 Years Over Capitol Attack
Two members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia received lengthy prison sentences Thursday for their involvement in 2021 on the U.S. Capitol, which houses the Congress.
Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2023

McCarthy threatened with GOP rebellion over rumored debt-limit deal with Biden
House Republicans left Washington on Thursday without a deal on the debt limit and with a brewing revolt against Speaker Kevin McCarthy because of a rumored compromise with President Biden.
Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Musk’s Neuralink cleared for human test of brain implants
Elon Musk's brain-implant company Neuralink on Thursday said it had received the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval to launch its first in-human clinical study.
Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023

SCOTUS reins in state property tax practices
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously that states may not keep the excess proceeds from selling a property seized to satisfy delinquent taxes.
Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Target market value drops $9 billion in a week amid boycott over pride offerings
Retail giant Target has lost billions in market value amid public outcry over its offering of LGBTQ-themed clothing for children.
Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Debt ceiling talks make progress, but House will leave town with no deal
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that negotiations over raising the U.S. debt limit were progressing toward a deal despite disagreements over spending, with only eight days before the government could face an unprecedented default.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

House passes measure overturning Biden’s student debt forgiveness program
House Republicans passed a resolution on Wednesday that overturns President Biden’s student debt relief plan that would give up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness to borrowers.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Launches Presidential Campaign
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday confirmed previous Worthy News reporting that he will run for U.S. president in 2024.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Second IRS Whistleblower Probing Hunter Biden Comes Forward, Claims Retaliation
A second Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower came forward Monday to express concern about the investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged tax fraud and financial crimes after the entire team working on it was removed from the case, according to the New York Post.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis To Announce Presidential Bid
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a prominent member of the Republican Party and a former military officer, was to announce his 2024 U.S. presidential bid during a discussion with Elon Musk on Wednesday, U.S. sources say.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

New survey finds only half of Americans are sure God exists
A new report published by NORC at the University of Chicago on May 4 shows that only about half of Americans now say they are sure God exists, the Hill reports. The data was gathered as part of NORC’s biennial nationally representative General Social Survey (GSS) conducted in 2022.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Treasury Confirms Default as Soon as June 1 Without Debt Limit Hike
The Treasury Department reiterated Monday it expects to be able to pay the U.S. government's bills only through June 1 without a debt limit increase, leaving just 10 days for White House negotiators and congressional Republicans to reach a deal.
Posted on: Monday, May 22, 2023

Target Pride Month partner boasts about satanism: ‘Satan Respects Pronouns’
The designer behind one of Target's brand partnerships for Pride month was revealed to have an affinity for Satanism.
Posted on: Monday, May 22, 2023

Nebraska passes 12-week abortion limit, bans transgender surgeries for minors
he Nebraska legislature has passed a bill restricting both abortion and gender-transition treatment for minors, sending the measure to the governor after a contentious seven-hour session interrupted by raucous left-wing protesters.
Posted on: Sunday, May 21, 2023