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Takeaways from Garland’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee

For a few seconds during a marathon hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland, one of the most drama-averse and self-controlled figures in official Washington, lost it.

Under pressure over border, Biden administration to protect hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans

Under intense political pressure from fellow Democrats, the Biden administration has announced it is granting protection to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who are already in the country.


Can anybody stop Donald Trump?

With 2024 campaigning well underway in N.H., Globe Opinion’s Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Joan Vennochi, and Carine Hajjar weigh in on the GOP field and whether President Biden is too old to run again.


Senate moves to confirm stalled military promotions

The Senate is moving ahead with votes on three senior-level military officers whose promotions have long been stalled because of opposition by Senator Tommy Tuberville, the Alabama Republican who has for months protested an abortion policy at the Pentagon.

Biden administration will again allow Americans to order free COVID-19 tests

The Department of Health and Human Services says orders can be placed at starting Sept. 25, and that no-cost tests will be delivered for free by the United States Postal Service.

Economic gloom adds urgency to auto workers’ strike demands and imperils Biden

Interviews with a dozen workers on the picket line in Wayne, Mich., revealed deep frustration with an economy still reeling from inflation and yawning inequality.

House Republicans clash with Attorney General Garland, accusing him of favoring Hunter Biden

Republicans on the committee — led by chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio — set the tone with accusations that the Justice Department is favoring the Biden family while targeting his likely 2024 opponent, Donald Trump.

Speaker McCarthy says there’s still time to prevent a government shutdown as others look at options

Even if House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is able to unite his House Republican majority around a conservative spending plan, the victory would be short-lived. The bill would be rejected by the Senate.