Category: Politics

Ukraine, Israel aid to hit US House floor as separate bills soon

By Patricia Zengerle, Richard Cowan and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will consider aid to Israel and Ukraine as separate legislation this week, Republican Speaker Mike Johnson said on Monday, more than two months after the Senate passed a bill combining the two. Leaving a meeting of House Republicans on […]

Hochul announces budget outline as lawmakers continue to hash out details

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the framework of a $237 billion budget that includes broad plans to drive new housing construction, address the influx of migrants and crack down on illegal marijuana shops. Hochul, a Democrat, described the announcement as the “parameters of a conceptual agreement” on the […]

New York v. Donald Trump, day 1: From the Politics Desk

Welcome to the online version of From the Politics Desk, an evening newsletter that brings you the NBC News Politics team’s latest reporting and analysis from the campaign trail, the White House and Capitol Hill. In today’s edition, senior national political reporter Jonathan Allen looks at the first day of Donald Trump’s hush-money trial, inside […]

A ‘freak show’ on the outside and solemn on the inside

Inside a courthouse nestled between Tribeca and Chinatown on Monday morning, former President Donald Trump‘s lawyers argued with the district attorney’s office over procedures for a hush-money case that could send an ex-commander in chief to prison for the first time in American history. Judge Juan Merchan advised lawyers that he was getting a little […]

Audit cites potential legal violations in purchase of $19,000 lectern for Arkansas governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders‘ office potentially violated state laws on purchasing, state property and government records when it purchased a $19,000 lectern for the Republican governor that’s prompted nationwide attention, an audit requested by lawmakers said Monday. Legislative auditors referred the findings in the long-awaited audit of the lectern […]

Tennessee lawmakers pass bill to involuntarily commit some defendants judged incompetent for trial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s Republican-led Legislature unanimously passed a bill Monday that would involuntarily commit certain criminal defendants for inpatient treatment and temporarily remove their gun rights if they are ruled incompetent to stand trial due to intellectual disability or mental illness. The proposal is named for college student Jillian Ludwig, who was killed […]

Trump’s 1st criminal trial is underway. Here’s what you need to know.

On Monday, Donald Trump again made history, becoming the first former president to go to trial on criminal charges. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has charged Trump with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in an effort to hide a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels. That payment, according to prosecutors and […]