New York has a chance to generate all its electricity from clean energy by 2030 | Ross Barkan

If Democrats act, New Yorkers will begin to get the government they deserve. With climate cataclysms here, the political system can’t afford more delays

It has been, for progressives in New York, a trying year.

Major pieces of legislation that were supposed to reshape the state to safeguard the working class have stalled out. A bill to create a statewide single-payer healthcare system is no closer to passage than it was several years ago. A push to guarantee new protections for...

New York has a chance to generate all its electricity from clean energy by 2030 | Ross Barkan

If Democrats act, New Yorkers will begin to get the government they deserve. With climate cataclysms here, the political system can’t afford more delays

It has been, for progressives in New York, a trying year.

Major pieces of legislation that were supposed to reshape the state to safeguard the working class have stalled out. A bill to create a statewide single-payer healthcare system is no closer to passage than it was several years ago. A push to guarantee new protections for...

Mike Pence to defy Trump and campaign with Georgia governor Brian Kemp – live

  • Former vice-president likely to draw ire of Trump in Georgia
  • Trump has endorsed Kemp’s rival David Perdue in primary
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Lloyd Austin, the US defense secretary, held a call with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday in which he called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, the Pentagon said.

During the call Austin also “emphasized the importance of maintaining lines o...

Joe Biden to address inflation as Congress mulls big aid bill for Ukraine – live

It’s primary day in West Virginia and Nebraska, with votes that will test Donald Trump’s influence on Republican party

Divided States of America: Roe v Wade is ‘precursor to larger struggles’

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The president is due to speak shortly about the administration’s efforts to reduce inflation. But a significant chunk of the remarks are expected to highlight a plan by Senator ...

Obama calls Biden ‘vice-president’ on return to the White House – video

Barack Obama jokingly referred to Joe Biden as 'vice-president' on his return to the White House for the first time since 2017. The 44th president was there to celebrate the Affordable Care Act and offered Biden a potential boost ahead of the midterm elections

  • Back to the future as Obama sprinkles some stardust on Biden White House
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‘Feels like the good old days’: Joe Biden welcomes Barack Obama back to White House – as it happened

  • Former president returns to mark 12 years of Affordable Care Act
  • Confirmation week continues for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
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Ivanka Trump will testify before the January 6 committee this afternoon.

The Guardian confirmed that former president Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, and former senior White House adviser, will speak to the panel virtually.

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Fox News hosts and Trump Jr urged Mark Meadows to help stop Capitol attack, texts reveal – live

Texts turned over by Meadows to committee include pleas from Fox News hosts and Donald Trump Jr urging the chief of staff to take action

  • House rules committee meets to take up Meadows contempt resolution
  • Capitol attack panel recommends Meadows for criminal prosecution
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During the hearing aimed at taking up the contempt resolution against Mark Meadows,...

John Roberts is no longer the leader of his own court. Who, then, controls it?

Chief justice no longer sits in supreme court’s ideological center and has lost the power to cast the deciding vote in any ruling

When Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the decisive vote in 2012 that upheld Barack Obama’s signature achievement in office, the Affordable Care Act, he reportedly did so following after a month-long campaign by fellow conservatives to try to get him to join their side.

His decision to side with liberal colleagues inspired ire on the right but it ...

Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday – as it happened

  • ‘Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,’ president says
  • ‘It is time to move forward,’ Biden says after supreme court decision
  • Supreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millions
  • House votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade Iraq
  • New York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives

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Madam Speaker review: how Nancy Pelosi outwitted Bush and Trump

John Boehner calls the Democrat the most powerful House speaker ever. Susan Page’s authoritative biography shows why

John Boehner, a Republican predecessor, concedes that Nancy Pelosi may be the most powerful House speaker in history. Pelosi provided George W Bush with the votes he needed to prevent a depression, as Republicans balked. She helped make Obamacare the law of the land.

Related: On the House review: John Boehner’s lament for pre-Trump Republicans

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