Isabel van Brugen

Senate Votes to Cut Off Debate on $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Sunday night cleared a final set of procedural hurdles in the Senate, pushing it closer to passage in the coming days. Sixty-eight senators voted to cut off debate, including 18 Republicans, paving a path forward for the legislation, which is one of the top priorities on President Joe […]

Rep. Norman Tests Positive for Breakthrough Case of COVID-19

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) announced on Thursday that he has contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19. Norman, who said he has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 since February, released a statement saying that he tested positive. “After experiencing minor symptoms this morning, I sought a COVID-19 test and was just informed the test results were […]

Wildfire Tears Through Northern California Town, Destroying Homes, Businesses

A major California wildfire, which has been burning for more than three weeks, tore through a small mountain community on Wednesday evening, destroying businesses and homes as intense winds fueled the blaze. A gas station, hotel, and bar in Greenville, Northern California, were spotted burned to the ground by a photographer on assignment for The […]

Landlords, Real Estate Groups Issue Legal Challenge to CDC’s New Eviction Moratorium

A group of real estate entities on Wednesday night issued a legal challenge in a D.C. district court to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new eviction moratorium. Landlords, real-estate companies, and property-management groups, including the Alabama Association of Realtors and its counterpart in Georgia, argued in their emergency motion that the latest […]

School Board President Rips Mic Away From Mother Speaking Out Against CRT

A Pennsylvania school board president is facing backlash after he cut off an Iranian immigrant mother who was speaking out against the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) during a board meeting last week. Anita Edgarian, a mother of three, was voicing her concerns about CRT during a Chester School District board meeting on July […]

Mask Mandate in Missouri’s St. Louis County Temporarily Blocked by Judge

Residents of Missouri’s St. Louis County will not be mandated to wear masks for at least two weeks, after a local judge granted a temporary restraining order against the requirement that was issued in July. Circuit Judge Ellen “Nellie” Ribaudo on Tuesday ruled in favor of state Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who had filed a […]

Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Order Limiting Transportation of Illegal Aliens

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily halted an executive order issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to prohibit private individuals and groups from transporting immigrants who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in a two-page order blocked the order from being implemented by state officials until at least Aug. 13, when she […]

Appeals Court Upholds Indiana University’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld Indiana University’s (IU) COVID-19 vaccine requirement, after a group of students sued the school arguing that the mandate is unconstitutional. The Chicago-based appeals court upheld an Indiana district court judge’s ruling that found that the university was acting reasonably “in pursuing public health and safety for its campus […]