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Ariana Figueroa


Federal prisons chief insists to Senate panel there’s been ‘visible change’ in the system

Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters told lawmakers on Wednesday that she has visited more than 20 facilities, and has worked to address employee misconduct and “hold those who engage in misconduct accountable.”


House Speaker McCarthy tells committees to launch Biden impeachment probe

"I do not make this decision lightly," the California Republican told reporters Tuesday. It’s unclear if he has 218 votes for the House to launch a probe.


Biden border policies ripped by House GOP as threats to impeach the Homeland Security secretary ramp up

House Republicans hold multiple hearings about immigration at Southern border as part of broader strategy to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas.


A Default on the U.S. Debt Would Be Far Worse Than a Government Shutdown. Here’s How

National security, transportation, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid would be impacted.


Asylum Limits, More Border Security Funds Proposed in House GOP Immigration Bill

A spike in the number of migrants seeking asylum in the United States has challenged local, state and federal authorities.


Congressional Black Caucus Meets with Biden to Push for Police Accountability

Last year, at least 1,192 people were killed by law enforcement officers in the U.S., and 26% were Black people despite making up more than 13% of U.S. population


At Tribal Summit, Biden Pledges Federal Commitment to Indian Country

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he is poised to designate Avi Kwa Ame, a sacred site for Native American tribes in southern Nevada, as a national monument that would ensure the preservation of ancestral lands for those 12 tribes.


Biden Says Midterm Elections Turned Out to Be ‘A Good Day’ for Democracy

While Republicans have fallen short of a ‘red wave,’ they are still projected to win a slim House majority


Misinformation about Voting Crops Up Around the U.S. as Midterm Elections Near

It’s hard to determine what is disinformation, and who the actors are behind it.


Biden Student Debt Forgiveness Plan on Temporary Hold after Appeals Court Ruling

“We will continue to move full speed ahead in our preparations in compliance with this order," Karine Jean-Pierre, President Joe Biden’s press secretary, said in a statement Friday.


Senate Panel Works Over Bill to Assure Peaceful Transfers of Power

The Electoral Count Act has become a recent concern following the Jan. 6 insurrection