Thursday's politics & policy stories


Democrats' swing-state local news ploy

Illustration of a donkey dressed as a news anchor holding a news microphone.

Federal judge blocks parts of New York's new gun law

Jacob Knutson
Updated Oct 6, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Biden to pardon all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession

President Biden speaking in Poughkeepsie, New York, on Oct. 6.

Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy over Jan. 6

Proud Boys marching through D.C. in December 2020.

University of Florida says Nebraska senator is sole finalist for top job

en. Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks on his cell phone as he walks through the U.S. Capitol Building on September 28, 2022 in Washington, DC
Erin Doherty
Updated Oct 6, 2022 - Politics & Policy

U.S. forces kill ISIS official in helicopter raid

Photo taken on Aug. 3, 2021 shows the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, the United States.

Jan. 6 committee hearing set for Oct. 13

Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney sit behind the dais at a Jan. 6 committee hearing.

Report: Latino representation in media barely budged in past decade

 U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) stands during a news conference to discuss the Supreme Court case involving DACA at the U.S. Capitol.

Rochester reaches $12 million settlement over Daniel Prude's death

A  memorial for Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York, in September 2020.
Herb Scribner
Updated Oct 6, 2022 - Politics & Policy

DeSantis claims media rooted for Hurricane Ian to hit Tampa

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference to update information about the on ongoing efforts.
Mike Allen
Oct 6, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Katty Kay's democracy road trip

Katty Kay speaks with Martin Kimmet, chairman of the Park County (Wyo.) Republican Party, on his ranch.
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Oct 6, 2022 - World

U.S. slams Beijing and Moscow after latest North Korean missile tests

Pedestrians walk under a large creen showing images of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un  in Tokyo on October 4, 2022, after North Korea launched a missile that flew over Japan.

Haaland announces expansion of historic site marking Native American massacre

17 House Democratic challengers raised more than $1 million in Q3

Illustration of a donkey holding a big hundred dollar bill in its mouth

Biden's new Saudi strategy

Biden and MBS