Author: Kelsey Carolan

Heard, witnesses slam Depp on abuse, drug use

Former celebrity couple Amber Heard and Johnny Depp wrapped up their fifth week in court Thursday, nearing a verdict in what has become one of the country’s most-watched trials. Heard, who is being sued for defamation by Depp because of a 2018 op-ed she wrote about sexual violence, told her side of the story and…

NotedDC — Biden makes first presidential trip to Asia

President Biden will face a series of foreign policy challenges head-on when he lands in South Korea on Friday and then visits Japan in his first Asia trip as president. What’s on the agenda? The Hill’s Laura Kelly and Morgan Chalfant report that Russia will likely be at the top of the list when Biden meets with leaders…

NotedDC — A looming Supreme Court decision on guns

Democrats have renewed their calls for action on guns after the Buffalo, N.Y., mass shooting, though proponents acknowledge changes to the nation’s laws are unlikely. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) pointed to the tough road for lawmakers, noting to The Hill that his bipartisan background checks bill from 2013 failed. And President Biden acknowledged Tuesday that it would be “very difficult” to convince…