Given the state of housing affordability in the U.S., here’s what to know about ongoing construction shortages, high interest rates, where housing prices are climbing, and what policymakers could do about it.
Former President Donald Trump railed against his many legal charges while continuing to stoke fear about migrant workers, China and the southern border during a visit to Michigan, 10 days before the state’s Feb. 27 presidential primary.
U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is heading west on Saturday to stump for President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign in a key Nevada swing county. Fetterman is scheduled to join the Washoe Democratic Party for its annual Crab Feed and meet with voters in the northern Nevada county, according to the Biden-Harris campaign.
President Joe Biden urged U.S. House Republicans on Friday to approve funding for Ukraine after Russian dissident Alexei Navalny died in the custody of Vladimir Putin’s government.
A New York judge on Friday ordered former President Donald Trump to pay nearly $355 million in disgorgement after finding Trump had fraudulently inflated his net worth on yearly financial documents, stiffing banks and insurers out of millions.
President Joe Biden’s battle against high drug prices is mostly embodied in the IRA, as the law is known — a grab bag of measures intended to give Medicare patients immediate relief and, in the long term, to impose government controls on what pharmaceutical companies charge for their products. The law represents the most significant overhaul for the U.S. drug marketplace in decades.
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Danny Werfel told lawmakers on Capitol Hill Thursday that his agency is “poised to move quickly” on a bipartisan tax bill that would temporarily expand the child tax credit and revive several corporate tax breaks.
Pennsylvania Treasury spokesperson Erik Arneson said the states and MoneyGram are now working with the special master to work out the intricacies of a settlement, including how much Delaware should pay, how much MoneyGram should pay and what portion of the money owed should be repaid with interest. Treasurer Stacy Garrity estimated after the 2023 decision that Pennsylvania could receive nearly $19 million. Delaware’s total liability could top $400 million.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday fiercely defended herself against allegations of prosecutorial misconduct while she had a romantic relationship with the special prosecutor she appointed to oversee the 2020 presidential election interference case.
The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve a bill that would preempt the Biden administration’s move last month to pause new approvals for some liquified natural gas exports.