Biden wants a gas tax holiday. Some economists say that's a bad idea

June 22, 2022 - 5:00am EDT
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Biden wants Congress to give people a break on the federal gas tax for the summer. But economists say that won't translate into big savings at the pump — and could hurt efforts to curb inflation.

Jun 24 - 5:30pm EDT

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion," Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority. The court's liberals warn that other rights could now be vulnerable.

Jun 24 - 5:28pm EDT

The White House has reacted somberly to the Supreme Court ruling that has overturned Roe v. Wade. President Biden said there's little he can do on his own to change the situation.

Jun 24 - 5:16pm EDT

President Biden will be in Europe for a G-7 meeting in Germany, before he heads to a NATO summit. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Berlin on Friday to join a UN conference on food security.

Jun 24 - 4:48pm EDT

The "Dobbs" in the case title refers to Thomas Dobbs, an infectious diseases doctor who became Mississippi's top health officer the same year the state adopted new abortion restrictions.

Jun 24 - 4:26pm EDT

Activists from both sides of the abortion issue gathered outside the Supreme Court today. Some were celebrating. Some were protesting.

Jun 24 - 12:14pm EDT

President Joe Biden speaks publicly Friday afternoon, just hours after the Supreme Court officially overturned the constitutional right to abortion.

Jun 24 - 10:17am EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the constitutional right to an abortion, reversing Roe v. Wade, the court's five-decade-old decision that guaranteed a woman's right to obtain an abortion.

Jun 24 - 7:13am EDT

The Senate passed the first major gun legislation in nearly three decades. It would incentivize states to pass red flag laws and expand background checks for 18 to 21-year-olds, among other measures.

Jun 24 - 6:58am EDT

At the last G-7, President Biden announced a plan for the West to counter China's influence in low- and middle-income countries. But not much has happened since. This year, there's a relaunch.