Monday's politics & policy stories

Jacob Knutson
Updated Jun 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Only 18 states have made Juneteenth a state holiday

A motorcade of people celebrating Juneteenth in Los Angeles in 2021.

Summer school could become the norm for students

Illustration of a pattern for backpacks.
Herb Scribner
Updated Jun 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Eric Greitens' "RINO hunting" video removed from Facebook

Eric Greitens delivers a speech.

Kinzinger shares letter that threatens to "execute" him and his family

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) during the Jan. 6 hearings.

UN asked to extend waiver allowing some Taliban leaders to travel abroad

Flags stand outside the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva, Switzerland.

Jan. 6 committee wants to talk to Pence and may subpoena him

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd.
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Teen killed, officer among 3 injured in shooting after D.C. music festival

Germany to fire up coal plants as Russia cuts gas supply

An elderly woman looks at the Jaenschwalde lignite coal-fired power plant, which is among the biggest single emitters of CO2 in Europe, on October 29, 2021 in Peitz, Germany.

Former Watergate prosecutor: Trump has "zero" defense in Georgia probe

Former U.S. President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition on June 17.

School banned from holding Catholic mass after flying BLM, LGBTQ Pride flags

Republican senators face pushback from both sides on gun control

Border agents set new record amid historic migrant trends

State AGs' corporate cash cow

Illustration of two people shaking hands on a giant stack of money.

Texas GOP goes full MAGA at 2022 convention

Sen. John Cornyn,

What we know about San Antonio's mass shooting

Rep. Adam Kinzinger warns 2024 election "is going to be a mess"

Trump privately admitted he lost election to Biden: Ex-White House aide

Alyssa Farah

6 in 10 Americans now say Trump should be charged for Jan. 6, poll finds

Ivana Saric
Updated Jun 19, 2022 - Politics & Policy

U.S. gas tax holiday is "worth considering," Yellen says

Trump lashing out at Jan. 6 panel is "essentially saying 'Yeah I did it'": Raskin

Some Democrats urge Google to fix search results leading to fake abortion clinics

Google search engine

Yellowstone to partially reopen this week following catastrophic flooding

Yellowstone North Entrance Road

Juneteenth is at risk of losing its meaning

Illustration of a Black fist wearing a kente cloth bandana.