Kyra Bolden Could Become The First Black Woman To Join Michigan’s Supreme Court

Michigan state Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden decided to pursue a career in politics after learning about the 1939 lynching of her great-grandfather. The 35-year-old Democrat was still an undergraduate student when her great-grandmother told her the story of how Bolden’s great-grandfather Jesse Lee Bond was lynched by white store owners in Tennessee in 1939 and … Read more

U.S. delivers angry rebuke of massive OPEC+ production cut

Energy analysts believe the deep production cuts could yet backfire for OPEC kingpin and US ally Saudi Arabia. Mandel Ngan | Afp | Getty Images The White House angrily pushed back at OPEC+ after the oil producer group announced its largest supply cut since 2020, lashing out at what President Joe Biden’s administration described as … Read more

U.S. Looks to Ease Venezuela Sanctions, Enabling Chevron to Pump Oil

The Biden administration is preparing to scale down sanctions on Venezuela’s authoritarian regime to allow Chevron to summarize pumping oil there, paving the way for a potential reopening of US and European markets to oil exports from Venezuela, according to people familiar with the proposal. In exchange for the significant sanctions relief, the government of … Read more

Opinion: The single-minded goal of Trump-loving Republicans

Editor’s Note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show” and a columnist for The Daily Beast. follow him @DeanObeidallah. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. view more opinion on CNN. CNN — If the GOP wins control of the House of Representatives … Read more

Opinion: The security risk Congress needs to take seriously

Editor’s Note: Alejandro Mayorkas is the secretary of homeland security. The opinions in this commentary are his own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN — Football watch parties saw unexpected interruptions recently when low flying drones over the gridiron forced NFL and college football games to stop. In both instances, the drones flew away without … Read more

John Ramirez: Texas executes inmate whose pastor was allowed by SCOTUS to touch him and pray aloud as he died

CNN — Texas has executed John Henry Ramirez, whose spiritual adviser was allowed to pray aloud and “lay hands” on him as he died after a US Supreme Court ruling led to new guidelines in his case and in similar requests in prisons across the country. Ramirez, 38, was killed Wednesday evening by lethal injection … Read more

Election denier Kari Lake has a real shot of winning a swing state governorship

CNN — One of the big questions heading into the 2022 cycle had been how Republican candidates would or not reflect the GOP base when it came to views of the 2020 election. Poll after poll has shown that a clear majority of Republicans falsely believe that President Joe Biden did not legitimately win the … Read more

Musk deal could see Trump back on Twitter by midterms

CNN — Elon Musk’s decision this week to once again move forward with his deal to acquire Twitter could see the return to the platform of former President Donald Trump, once the world’s most influential tweeter. While Trump has previously said he would stay on his own social media platform, Truth Social, rather than return … Read more

Elon Musk’s Twitter Reversal Revives Takeover Bid for a Now-Weaker Firm

Updated Oct. 5, 2022 5:18 pm ET Listen to articles (2 minutes) Elon Musk’s latest about-face over his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter has him poised to take over a company that is weaker than it was before he tried to abandon the agreement—thanks in part to his own actions. Broad economic concerns have … Read more

Georgia Election Probe Enters New Phase With Search Warrants

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke the law trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state is seeking search warrants in the case, a sign that the wide-ranging probe has entered a new phase. The revelation came Monday in a court order filed … Read more