As early as next week, the Biden administration will be responsible for enforcing a Trump-era policy that requires asylum-seekers wait outside the U.S. for their court appearances. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the program, as well as new data that shows only a small percentage of migrants are being offered COVID-19 vaccinations while in U.S. custody.
The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is one step closer to holding another Trump ally in contempt. On Wednesday night, the panel voted unanimously to recommend contempt charges against former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion joins CBSN AM to talk about the committee's decision and why it's delaying a full House vote.
Former President Trump's attorneys were joined by the Justice Department in arguing before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that a defamation lawsuit brought by author E. Jean Carroll against Mr. Trump should be dismissed, based on a law that federal employees are to be protected from claims like defamation while working in their federal capacity.
The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that gunmakers and distributors are not responsible for the actions of the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, CBS affiliate KLAS-TV reports. The parents of Carrie Parsons — one of the 60 people killed in the 2017 mass shooting...
The House of Representatives passed a short-term resolution Thursday that would temporarily fund the government through February 18. It's now up to the Senate to stop the shutdown, but as CBS News congressional correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports, a group of Republican lawmakers could derail the effort. Anthony Adragna, a Politico reporter covering Congress and author of Politco's "Congressional Minutes," joins CBSN's Lana Zak with the latest from Washington.
As Congress gears up for another fight over the debt ceiling, the so-called "X date," when the United States is no longer able to meet its debt obligations on time, will most likely fall between December 21, 2021 and January 28, 2022, the Bipartisan Policy Center projects. This new projection is a narrower window than the group's previous assessment of when the risk will dramatically escalate, which was mid-December to early February.
Congress has averted a government shutdown after passing a crucial spending bill. But legislators still face a series of deadlines this month. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion joins CBSN AM to discuss what's next on the agenda.
President Biden delivered remarks on the U.S. response to the Omicron COVID-19 variant on Thursday. Plus, the House passed a stopgap measure that will fund federal agencies into mid-February — but the bill’s fate is less clear in the Senate. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe, Axios congressional correspondent Alayna Treene and Washington Examiner senior correspondent David Drucker join CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more.
Oklahoma is suing the Biden administration over its federal coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal employees and the National Guard, the state's Republican attorney general announced Thursday. "Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate ensures that many Oklahoma National Guard members will simply quit instead of getting a vaccine, a situation that will irreparably...
The governor of New York announced five new confirmed cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant after infections were detected in California, Minnesota and Colorado. Dr. Nada Fadul, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the latest concerns with the new strain.
Washington — Both chambers of Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap measure that will fund federal agencies into mid-February, sending the legislation to President Biden's desk and avoiding a holiday season partial shutdown. The measure passed the Senate 69-28 with substantial GOP support, hours after passing the House 221-212. Congressman...
At least five U.S. states have confirmed cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant so far: California, Hawaii, Colorado, Minnesota and New York, CBS News correspondent Nikki Battiste reports. Dr. Bob Lahita joins CBSN's Anne-Marie Green to discuss what these cases of the new strain can tell us and how you can protect yourself.
Your last day of vacation abroad could be a lot less relaxing under President Joe Biden's new COVID-19 safety protocols for travelers entering the U.S. The more restrictive measures were announced Thursday, as the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which was recently detected in the U.S., stirs up fears of another nasty wave of the virus.