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AAP distributing revdi while govt allocated funds to Delhi in Budget: Lekhi

Taking a dig at the Delhi government, Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi on Tuesday said while the Centre provided funds to the city under different heads in the Union Budget 2023-24, the AAP dispensation was busy distributing 'revdi' (freebies). No immediate reaction was available from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on the allegations. Speaking at a press conference, Lekhi noted that Rs 11,932.03 crore was allocated to Delhi Police in the budget which is an increase of Rs 1,576.74 crore over the previous year. This is in line with the commitment of the central government to ensure law and order in the city, she said. The eyes of the world are set on Delhi being the G-20 Summit venue this year, and the Centre has increased the 'capital' section allocation to Delhi Police by 136 per cent to Rs 1,289.92 crore for the 2023-24 financial year which is Rs 546.90 crore more than the last financial year, a party statement quoted Lekhi as saying. The Minister of State for External Affairs also sai

Business Standard 8 Feb 2023 7:51 am

Sarah Huckabee Sanders giving State of Union rebuttal shows Trumps hold

The Arkansas governor and Trump White House alum, chosen to deliver the rebuttal to President Biden's address, represents a new generation of culturally conservative GOP leaders.

The Washington Post 8 Feb 2023 3:04 am

Live-streaming traffic stop is free speech, but protecting it is a challenge

Dijon Sharpe sued after being told he could go to jail for live-streaming police officers during a traffic stop.

The Washington Post 8 Feb 2023 2:55 am

Twitter reinstates Sen. Dainess account after he displayed hunting photo

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) says his Twitter account suspension was lifted by the social media giants owner, Elon Musk, after he had violated a policy regarding sensitive images by posting a hunting photo.

The Washington Post 8 Feb 2023 2:37 am

Judge curbs Fla. probe into U.S. medicines trans treatment standards

American Academy of Pediatrics, Endocrine Society and others accuse the state of targeting them after they backed lawsuit by patients and families fighting Floridas Medicaid funding ban.

The Washington Post 8 Feb 2023 2:01 am

Biden labor secretary to depart to lead NHL players association

Biden labor secretary to depart to lead NHL players association

The Washington Post 8 Feb 2023 12:36 am

The evolution of the backlash against affirmative action

The Supreme Court is likely to severely limit the practice. The right is already eager to cast affirmative action as a central part of an attack on America.

The Washington Post 8 Feb 2023 12:08 am

Who has the leverage on the debt ceiling?

You're likely to see some wildly different polling on Americans' views on spending cuts and the debt ceiling. Here's why, and what it says about what lay ahead.

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 10:40 pm

Fla. woman forced to fly to D.C. for abortion returns for State of the Union

Anabely Lopes was 15 weeks pregnant last year when doctors told her that her fetus had a fatal birth defect that would result in death within days of birth.

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 9:40 pm

What makes a State of the Union, from guest shoutouts to crowd reactions

Here are the key features of the modern state of the union, how they came to be and what we'll watch for on Tuesday.

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 9:31 pm

The case for ending the State of the Union pomp

Washington's excitement about peacocking on live TV notwithstanding, what's the point?

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 9:23 pm

Rep. Boebert suggests God used her to stand up to McCarthy

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) indirectly referred to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as one of her demons while speaking at a womens conference at a Dallas church over the weekend.

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 9:19 pm

Live updates: Biden faces divided Congress in State of the Union address

Biden is set to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET.

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 9:00 pm

How the Chinese spy balloon drama played out on Chinese-owned TikTok

Despite concern China will use TikTok to push Chinese propaganda, TikTok's recommendation algorithm sent millions of viewers to videos that showed one of China's most embarassing geopolitical blunders.

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 5:45 pm

GOPs weaponization committee viewed as more suspect than its targets

When it comes to various subjects the committee might focus on, from the FBI to social media, polls suggest Americans may not see anything amiss.

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 4:47 am

The overlap of race and party on police

Recent polling shows that views of police among Democrats generally mirror views of the Black Americans who vote heavily with the party.

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 3:46 am

Conservative doctors were more likely to view ivermectin as effective

New research from the University of Pittsburgh can help explain why more conservative parts of the country were more likely to use the unproven covid-19 drugs.

The Washington Post 7 Feb 2023 1:30 am

Can Biden 2020 his way to victory in 2024?

Biden won in 2020 in large part as a reaction to Trump. That might not work next year even if he's running against Trump.

The Washington Post 6 Feb 2023 11:46 pm

Neo-Nazi leader and girlfriend accused of targeting Md. power stations

Atomwaffen founder Brandon Russell and a girlfriend, Sarah Clendaniel, are accused of launching a neo-Nazi plot to attack power substations around Baltimore.

The Washington Post 6 Feb 2023 11:30 pm

GOP base warms to giving Russia some of Ukraines territory

New polls ahead of Bidens State of the Union address confirm the shift in what was once a very bipartisan issue and shed light on why it's happened.

The Washington Post 6 Feb 2023 11:21 pm

What we know about surveillance balloons flying over the United States

The government says such flights have happened for years with Trump and his allies eager to deny it.

The Washington Post 6 Feb 2023 9:58 pm

Tracking Biden administration political appointees to fill top roles

Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.

The Washington Post 6 Feb 2023 8:20 pm

Americans not feeling impact of Biden agenda, Post-ABC poll finds

Most Americans think the president has accomplished little or nothing so far, a challenge for the White House ahead of the State of the Union address.

The Washington Post 6 Feb 2023 4:30 pm

As debt ceiling talks kick off, Schumer fights to stay at center

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is carrying with him the lessons of fiscal fights in 2011 and 2013 as he works to keep his caucus together this time around.

The Washington Post 6 Feb 2023 3:30 pm

Opposition stages protest in Parliament on Adani issue, stalls both LS, RS

Opposition MPs on Monday held a protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament complex and stalled proceedings in both houses while demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe or a Supreme Court-monitored investigation into the Adani issue. Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 2 PM after opposition members protested in both houses seeking a discussion on the matter. Adani group stocks have taken a beating on the bourses after US-based activist short-seller Hindenburg Research made a litany of allegations, including fraudulent transactions and share price manipulation at the Gautam Adani-led group. The opposition parties have alleged that the meltdown in Adani Group shares is a scam that involves common people's money as public sector LIC and SBI have invested in them. The Adani group has maintained it complies with all laws and disclosure requirements. Only a JPC or SC-monitored investigation under the CJI can bring out the truth about 'forced' investments

Business Standard 6 Feb 2023 2:01 pm

Santos is accused of harassing prospective staffer in his D.C. office

A would-be staffer has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics. He says he was sexually harassed while performing duties in Santos's office.

The Washington Post 6 Feb 2023 5:15 am

Balloon bickering: GOP attacks Bidens handling of Chinas incursion

Republicans seize on the opportunity to second-guess the president's handling of the Chinese balloon in the wake of the public's attention.

The Washington Post 6 Feb 2023 1:26 am

Bidens 2022 State of the Union proposals: What flopped and what succeeded

With Democrats only narrowly in control of the House and Senate in 2022, Bidens track record on legislation is mixed.

The Washington Post 5 Feb 2023 6:30 pm

Koch network to oppose Trump in primary after sitting out recent cycles

The return of one of the biggest spenders in U.S. politics to the presidential primary field poses a direct challenge to the former presidents comeback bid.

The Washington Post 5 Feb 2023 5:55 pm

Fears mount around catastrophic abortion pills case as decision nears

Abortion rights advocates worry that conservative courts are poised to rule on a Texas lawsuit seeking to ban mifepristone nationwide

The Washington Post 5 Feb 2023 4:30 pm

Bidens tense diplomatic dance with China has a long history

Biden draws on a long, mixed history with China and Xi Jinping as tensions rise over Beijing's surveillance balloon.

The Washington Post 5 Feb 2023 2:25 am

Pick your early Democratic primary states with our 2024 lineup builder

President Biden and the DNC selected their early states, but what are yours? Our tool uses income, voter turnout and other aspects to pick your early states.

The Washington Post 4 Feb 2023 11:20 pm

DNC approves Biden plan to remake 2024 calendar but hurdles remain

The move was expected but it does not guarantee the calendar will ultimately be enacted as designed.

The Washington Post 4 Feb 2023 10:30 pm

House GOP embraces mainstream media after years of bashing fake news

House Republicans have begun to blitz the airwaves they previously shunned. Last Sunday four of the five traditional Sunday talk shows featured House Republicans, a stark contrast to recent years when weeks or months could go by without a single House Republican appearing.

The Washington Post 4 Feb 2023 7:32 pm

Need financial advice? Call your mother.

In this bonus episode of Post Reports, listen in as personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary talks about money and adulting with her daughters.

The Washington Post 4 Feb 2023 7:30 pm

Allan A. Ryan, who hunted down Nazis hiding in America, dies at 77

Mr. Ryan served as director of a Justice Department unit designated to find and expel anyone in the United States who had assisted the Nazis.

The Washington Post 4 Feb 2023 7:00 am

Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and more to blitz Iowa, S. Carolina in 2024 preseason

While the Republican primary is still ramping up slowly, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott and others are planning travel as campaigning enters a more active phase.

The Washington Post 4 Feb 2023 5:07 am

Trumps early-state poll problem

The polls nationally have narrowed. But the polls in the states that matter more in the GOP primaries are actually worse for him.

The Washington Post 4 Feb 2023 2:54 am

Why the Chinese spy balloon case isnt as simple as just shoot it down

The situation is not nearly as simple as the shoot it down crowd might lead you to believe.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 11:20 pm

GOP Rep. Clyde hands out assault-rifle lapel pins to House colleagues

GOP lawmakers have been spotted wearing the pins in the wake of a spate of mass shootings across the country and during National Gun Violence Survivors Week.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 10:21 pm

There will always be a fringe litmus test that Kevin McCarthy will fail

The House speaker's rejection of the effort to grant martyrdom for Ashli Babbitt is a reminder of how modern Republican politics works.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 10:02 pm

Abortion is now banned or under threat in these states

More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Heres a look at abortion laws by state.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 8:49 pm

Post Politics Now: Biden, Harris heading to Philadelphia with an eye on 2024

Ahead of appearances at a Democratic National Committee gathering, the president and vice president are holding an event focused on water infrastructure upgrades.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 6:57 pm

Republicans aim to decimate abortion access in post-Roe haven states

GOP hardliners seek new abortion restrictions in key post-Roe destination states, including North Carolina, Florida and Nebraska.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 6:30 pm

Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2023, Washington Post-ABC News poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2023 among a random national sample of 1,003 adults and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points among the full sample and larger error margin among subgroups.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 4:30 pm

Republicans rally around conservatives who lost their elections

The GOP base lionizes some defeated candidates as wronged warriors and avatars of legitimate grievances.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 3:30 pm

Harvard is shutting down project that studied social media misinformation

The Technology and Social Change Project, which has published research into the spread of coronavirus hoaxes and online incitement ahead of Jan. 6 Capitol riot, will be eliminated in 2024.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 4:49 am

Dennis OLeary, doctor who updated world after Reagan shooting, dies at 85

Dr. O'Leary had no experience dealing with media. He learned fast as the hospital spokesman after President Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 4:03 am

Trump declines to say if hell support eventual 2024 GOP presidential nominee

Former President Donald Trump is refusing to say whether hell commit to backing the 2024 GOP presidential candidate if its not him, injecting uncertainty into Republican hopes of reclaiming the White House next year.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 3:09 am

William Barr shifts from defending Trumps actions to defending his own

The former attorney general stands by the obviously political investigation of the Russia probe as justified and useful.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 3:01 am

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders to deliver GOP response to Bidens State of the Union

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who served as press secretary for former president Donald Trump, will deliver the Republican response to President Biden's State of the Union address.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 1:51 am

Two years after Jan. 6, Trump is still promoting violent rhetoric

The former president has employed suggestive rhetoric before. But the message he promoted to his social media followers this week was strikingly direct.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 1:24 am

The things that cost George Santos precisely $199.99

Federal law mandates receipts for campaign expenses of $200 or more. George Santos's campaign was good at spending $199.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 1:02 am

McCarthy rejects Rep. Greenes claim that Jan. 6 rioter Babbitt was murdered

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) rejected a claim by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) that Ashli Babbitt was murdered on Jan. 6, 2021.

The Washington Post 3 Feb 2023 12:40 am

Despite prior sexual harassment probe, executive hired to senior federal job

The agency that sets personnel and hiring policy across the federal government hired a senior leader last year who was found in a previous job to have sexually harassed two women.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 11:17 pm

Boris Johnson chastises Republicans for their fear of Tucker Carlson

The Fox News host's power derives largely from attacking 'elites'. Johnson, unusually for a conservative, pushed back.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 10:08 pm

Councilwoman fatally shot in car outside her New Jersey home

Prosecutors confirmed to The Washington Post that Eunice Dwumfour, a 30-year-old Republican member of the Sayreville borough council, was killed on Wednesday night.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 9:52 pm

Biden announces departure of Brian Deese from top economic job

President Biden on Thursday publicly confirmed that Brian Deese, the director of the National Economic Council, is leaving the top economic position in the White House.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 9:35 pm

Post Politics Now: Biden to meet with Black lawmakers amid renewed calls for police reform

The meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus comes a day after the funeral of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who died after being beaten by police in Memphis.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 7:02 pm

Pelosi to back Schiff for California Senate seat if Feinstein doesnt run

Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) threw her support behind Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) in what is shaping up as a competitive 2024 Senate race in California if Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) chooses not to run.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 6:56 pm

Voters could tip Wisconsin Supreme Court left on abortion, gerrymandering

In April, Wisconsin voters will decide whether to give liberals or conservatives control of the state supreme court.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 4:30 pm

Laptop email suggests Hunter Biden read newspapers, not classified documents

Republicans claim the president's son wrote a 2014 email with inside information. But the facts he cited could be found in news reports at the time.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 1:30 pm

Tyre Nicholss death renewed push for George Floyd Act. Whats in it?

Tyre Nichols's killing renewed calls for Congress to pass police-reform legislation, including the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 4:25 am

George Santoss shady campaign money, explained

Lets run down what weve learned about his potential legal liabilities and financial issues.

The Washington Post 2 Feb 2023 4:06 am