New York's top prosecutor rejected a proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo for her to pick a lawyer to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him, after Cuomo's office backtracked on Sunday on a plan to choose its own investigator. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz defended former President Donald Trump, and mocked Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for tweeting in January that Cuz "almost had me murdered" - a reference to suggestions that Cruz helped foment the Jan. 6 Capitol violence by Trump supporters.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) lashed out at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) after he said he had doubts about Deb Haaland’s nomination to Secretary of the Interior, which comes on the heels of his opposition to the confirmation of Neera Tanedem to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
[NFA] President Joe Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Texas on Saturday as the state struggles with the fallout from a winter storm that killed at least two dozen people and caused widespread blackouts and water shortages. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.