National Newswatch

Key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed remains a high 6.3%

Jun 30 2022 — — A measure of inflation that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 6.3% in May from a year earlier, unchanged from its level in April. Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department provided the latest evidence that painfully high inflation is pressuring American households and inflicting particular harm on low-income families and people of color. […]

Russia and China slam NATO after alliance raises alarm

Jun 30 2022 — — NATO faced rebukes from Moscow and Beijing on Thursday after it declared Russia a “direct threat” and said China posed “serious challenges” to global stability. The Western military alliance was wrapping up a summit in Madrid, where it issued a stark warning that the world has been plunged into a dangerous phase of big-power competition […]

About half say Trump should be charged for 1/6: AP-NORC poll

Jun 30 2022 — — About half of Americans believe former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, a new poll shows. The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 48% of U.S. adults say the Republican former president should be […]

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, former WH counsel

Jun 29 2022 — — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection issued a subpoena Wednesday to former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who has been linked to meetings in which lawyers debated strategies to overturn former President Donald Trump’s election loss. The committee said that it required Cipollone’s testimony after obtaining other evidence about which he was “uniquely […]

NATO calls Russia its ‘most significant and direct threat’

Jun 29 2022 — — NATO declared Russia the “most significant and direct threat” to its members’ peace and security, as the military alliance met Wednesday to confront what NATO’s chief called the biggest security crisis since World War II. It also promised to “step up political and practical support” to Ukraine as it fights off Russia’s invasion. But Ukrainian […]

Ratings show Fox News viewers tuning out Jan. 6 hearings

Jun 29 2022 — — Fox News Channel is airing the Jan. 6 committee hearings when they occur in daytime hours and a striking number of the network’s viewers have made clear they’d rather be doing something else. During two daytime hearings last week, Fox averaged 727,000 viewers, the Nielsen company said. That compares to the 3.09 million who watched […]

‘They’re Not Here to Hurt Me’: Witness Says Trump Demanded Cops Let Armed Supporters Into Jan. 6 Rally — Then Sent Them to Capitol

Jun 28 2022 — — The Jan. 6 committee presented bombshell testimony Tuesday from a witness alleging that former President Donald Trump knew that guns, knives and other weapons were being confiscated at the entry point for his speech at the White House Ellipse — yet he wanted metal detectors removed so that the crowd would be larger. In stunning […]

G-7 leaders end summit pledging to hurt Russia economically

Jun 28 2022 — — Leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies struck a united stance Tuesday to support Ukraine for “as long as necessary” as Russia’s invasion grinds on, and said they would explore far-reaching steps to cap Kremlin income from oil sales that are financing the war. The final statement from the Group of Seven summit in Germany left […]

Republican calls overturning Roe v. Wade a ‘victory for white life’

Jun 27 2022 — — U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, speaking at a rally Saturday night with former U.S. President Donald Trump, called the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade a “victory for white life.” Miller’s spokesman said the Illinois Republican had intended to say the decision was a victory for a “right to life.” The line as […]

Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east

Jun 26 2022 — — Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east. Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw rescue services battling flames and rescuing civilians. Klitschko said four people were hospitalized with injuries and […]