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Landmark decisions cap historic term for the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court this term made several significant decisions in addition to overturning Roe v. Wade, and on Thursday the justices limited the EPA's power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. This is a major setback for the Biden administration's efforts to combat climate change. But in a win for President Biden, the court upheld his authority to end the "Remain in Mexico" policy.
Surprise Jan. 6 committee hearing offers explosive testimony from Trump's inner circle
Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified on Tuesday before the Jan. 6 committee that former President Trump demanded armed protesters be allowed into his morning rally and that he insisted on joining the crowd at the Capitol, among other details. But some have pushed back on parts of her story and many Republicans have dismissed her testimony as hearsay.
Fallout from Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade continues
It’s been a week since the Supreme Court handed down its historic decision, striking down Roe v. Wade and ending the constitutional right to an abortion. President Biden on Thursday called on Congress to make the right to an abortion law, and expressed his support for suspending the filibuster to get it done, as Republican celebrated and tried to shift the focus to inflation and rising prices.
Washington Week full episode, July 1, 2022
The fallout from the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade continues. Plus, a former White House aide makes shocking claims about President Trump’s actions on Jan. 6. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Tia Mitchell of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pete Williams of NBC News, and Jacqueline Alemany of The Washington Post to discuss these stories and more.