Author: Jared Gans

N.Y. Attorney General’s chief of staff resigns following sexual harassment investigation

The chief of staff to New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) has resigned following an investigation into at least two sexual harassment claims made against him. The attorney general’s office said in a statement that an “independent, impartial investigation” was conducted, and Khan has since resigned. “The Office of Attorney General has protocols in…

Biden endorses major shakeup of Democratic nominating process

President Biden on Thursday endorsed a major shakeup of the Democratic presidential nominating process. In a letter to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), he emphasized the first contests should represent the diversity of the party and country.  Multiple outlets on Thursday reported the president has proposed that South Carolina lead off the nominating calendar, replacing…

Jill Biden appears in Sesame Street episode

First lady Jill Biden appeared in an episode of Sesame Street that aired Thursday, helping the characters as they learn about jobs they can have. The White House announced in February that Biden would tape episodes for the show and for “social impact and military family initiatives” for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization responsible for…

ICE accidentally posts personal data of 6,252 immigrants online

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) accidentally posted a document online Monday containing personal information of more than 6,000 noncitizens seeking protection, the agency announced.  ICE said in a statement on Wednesday that the document was posted on its website for about five hours while the agency was performing routine updates and it took “swift action” to fix…

Bill Clinton tests positive for COVID

Former President Clinton announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.  Clinton tweeted that he is “doing fine overall” and is grateful to be fully vaccinated and boosted. “I’m grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, which has kept my case mild, and I urge everyone to do…

Oath Keepers leader verdict: What is seditious conspiracy?

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and one of the group’s state leaders were convicted Wednesday of seditious conspiracy and other charges related to their role in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.  Jurors announced their verdict in one of the most high-profile cases stemming from the insurrection after a nearly two-month-long trial and three days of…

DoorDash cutting more than 1,000 corporate positions

Online food ordering and delivery company DoorDash is cutting more than 1,000 corporate positions amid slowing growth and rising expenses.  CEO Tony Xu said in a message to employees on Wednesday that the decision is the most difficult change he has had to announce in the company’s almost 10-year history. He said the coronavirus pandemic…

Supreme Court approval ticks up in new poll

The Supreme Court’s approval rating ticked up from one of its lowest ratings in modern history, rising to 44 percent, according to a new poll.  The poll from Marquette University Law School showed the court’s approval rating rose 4 points from a poll conducted in September. The rating had previously dropped to 38 percent in a…