Children play with a chalkboard sign as Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, right, speaks with a parent after an event about proposed legislation dubbed the "Parents Bill of Rights," March 1, 2023, on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

It was a fiery week on Capitol Hill in hearings debating parental rights in the classroom. Republicans say it's about transparency and who's in charge of raising children. Democrats call it censorship and say it pits parents against teachers. 

A Communist Party logo near a residential area in Beijing, March 2, 2023.  (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

An expert who tackles Christian persecution sounded the alarm this week on parallels he sees between western nations’ tactics and crackdowns perpetuated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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The CEO of TikTok is facing a bipartisan grilling in Congress today. The popular app is owned by a Chinese company. That has Congress concerned that the user data of roughly 150-million Americans could wind up in the hands of the communist Chinese regime.

Rep. Jeff Jackson, Democratic Congressman from North Carolina

A freshman Democratic Congressman from North Carolina did something on social media you just don't see that often. He looked into the camera and told everyone he was wrong.

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Former President Donald Trump is awaiting word whether he will be indicted on allegations of hush-money payments, reportedly made on his behalf during his 2016 presidential campaign. 


Former President Trump claimed over the weekend that he'll be arrested this week, touching off a political firestorm. It comes as the Manhattan district attorney is investigating an alleged hush money payment during the 2016 presidential campaign.


President Joe Biden issued his first veto Monday after the House and Senate voted to repeal the Labor Department's ESG or "Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance" rule. It's the latest political acronym to get Washington, D.C.'s full attention. Conservatives have made the investment strategy a target, creating a rallying cry against what they call "woke capitalism." The House leadership scheduled a Thursday vote to override the veto.


Abortion clinics in Utah could be banned from operating under a new law signed by the state's Republican governor, due to concerns about medical safety standards ror women.


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen addressed members of Congress Thursday under a dark cloud of financial turmoil lingering over her hearing. 

Yellen's testimony came after the second-largest banking collapse in U.S. history. 

The secretary tried to stress that the country's financial system remains strong after the government took emergency measures to help Silicon Valley and Signature Bank customers get their money this week.


House members on the Homeland Security Committee took their hearing on the road Wednesday for a closer look at what's happening on the U.S. southern border.