War in Ukraine changes congressional agenda, empowers center

WASHINGTON — The escalating crisis in Ukraine is upending politics and political thinking both left and right on Capitol Hill as an immediate threat to world order and soaring energy prices strengthen the center policy at the expense of the flanks of both parties. When lawmakers gather Wednesday for a virtual speech by Ukrainian President … Read more

LaSalle Veterans Home families speak out after 27 lawsuits condemning seemingly preventable COVID deaths: ‘They had no plan’

LaSALLE, Ill. (WLS) — There were moving stories Tuesday morning in the Loop of dozens of family members of veterans who died after contracting COVID-19 in the southern suburbs. The family members of 27 veterans are among lawsuits just filed against LaSalle Veterans Home, the State of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and … Read more

California city can declare Chick-fil-A a ‘public nuisance’

Chick-fil-A is the talk of Santa Barbara, California, where the fast-food chain finds itself the victim of its own success. Namely, the city is about to call it a “public nuisance” due to long drive-thru lines that often have cars full of hungry customers backed into the street for hours at a time. The restaurant … Read more

Biden travels to Europe for NATO meeting

President Biden will attend an extraordinary NATO summit meeting in Brussels on March 24 and will also attend the European Union summit meeting on the same day, the White House and European officials announced on Tuesday. President Biden will travel to Brussels next week to attend the high-stakes rally to discuss ongoing deterrence and defense … Read more

Migrant arrivals at Mexican border surge in February, with 55% promptly deported

Migrant arrivals at the southern border jumped 7% in February from the previous month, but US immigration officials also increased deportations, deporting more than half of those who entered government detention using the rules first issued under the Trump administration, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data released Tuesday. US border officials recorded 164,973 … Read more

Rhode Island woman accused of impersonating injured veteran to raise over $200,000: ‘She took my sympathy and lied’

A Rhode Island woman was charged in federal court on Monday for fraudulently claiming to be a United States Marine Corps veteran with lung cancer in a scheme to raise hundreds of thousands dollars in veterans’ benefits and charitable contributions. Rhode Island US Attorney Zachary Cunha says Sarah Jane Cavanaugh, 31, of Warwick, is accused … Read more