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Federal judge rules eviction moratorium is unconstitutional

Federal judge rules eviction moratorium is unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas on Thursday ruled that the federal moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional, according to court documents. In October, a group of Texas landlords and property owners sued the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services over the Eviction Moratorium Order that was issued…MORE

Student protesters urge state to change Dixie State University’s name

Student protesters urge state to change Dixie State University’s name

State Senate leaders in Utah say a bill to rename Dixie State University will get a debate this session, after a group of students rallied at the Capitol in favor of removing “Dixie” from the school’s name. About 50 students made the 300-mile bus trip from St. George, in the southwestern corner of the state,…MORE

McConnell says he’ll ‘absolutely’ support Trump in 2024 if he’s the GOP nominee

McConnell says he’ll ‘absolutely’ support Trump in 2024 if he’s the GOP nominee

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would “absolutely” support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blistering critiques of the former President. While McConnell maintained that the 2024 presidential election cycle would be a “wide-open race,” when pressed by Fox News’…MORE

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against including the increase in the minimum wage in the Covid relief bill. While Democrats had pushed for the increase to be included — and leadership expressed its disappointment in the ruling Thursday evening — its removal may actually make it easier to pass the bill, senior Democratic sources believe,…MORE

US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias

US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias

The US military on Thursday struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks. “Up to a handful” of militants were killed in the strikes, a US official told CNN. The strikes, which mark the US military’s…MORE

Arthritis drugs can help critically ill Covid-19 patients, study suggests

Arthritis drugs can help critically ill Covid-19 patients, study suggests

Drugs typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can help critically ill Covid-19 patients in intensive care units, one new study finds. But experts warn that more research is needed before doctors start using the drugs more widely, because another new study found that another, similar drug did not help patients hospitalized with Covid-19 pneumonia getting…MORE

AT&T is selling a stake in DirecTV, ending an infamous saga

AT&T is selling a stake in DirecTV, ending an infamous saga

AT&T on Thursday sold a minority stake in its video business to private equity firm TPG. The deal values DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-Verse at roughly $16 billion combined — less than a third of the $49 billion AT&T spent to buy DirecTV in 2015. The ill-timed deal was doomed from the start. AT&T bought…MORE

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