Caroline Vakil, The Hill

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Recent articles by Caroline:

Taiwanese official says China’s behavior around her country is ‘unprecedented’

A top Taiwanese official slammed China’s “unprecedented” behavior as dozens of planes this week entered the self-governing island’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) following House Speaker Na… → Read More

Grassley: It would be ‘unconstitutional’ to curb travel for abortions

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) this week said that it would be “unconstitutional” to restrict travel for abortions, suggesting that not all Republicans agree with curbing at least some of the efforts… → Read More

Great Salt Lake drops below historic low level

The Great Salt Lake in Utah reached a historic new low level on Sunday, reaching an average daily surface water elevation of 4,1901.1 feet at the lake’s southern end, officials announced. The… → Read More

Brooks hits back at Trump over Britt endorsement

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) criticized former President Trump for endorsing Alabama Republican Senate challenger Katie Britt, saying late Friday on Twitter that “Donald Trump is the only man in America… → Read More

Abbott, FDA warned of problems at plant months earlier than previously known: report

Abbott Laboratories and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were notified about possible problems at an Abbott plant in Sturgis, Mich., that makes baby formula in February 2021, The Wall Street … → Read More

Half of Republicans now support tougher gun laws: poll

Half of Republicans in a new poll said they support stricter gun laws, up from 35 percent a year ago and against the backdrop of several high-profile shootings across the country. A USA Today… → Read More

Casey urges colleagues to change their thinking on gun control: ‘I didn’t burst into flames’

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) urged his colleagues in the upper chamber to consider changing their position on gun control measures, saying he “didn’t burst into flames or get run out of town” after chang… → Read More

World Bank announces $1.5B in added aid to Ukraine

The World Bank announced on Tuesday that it will be providing roughly $1.5 billion in additional financing to Ukraine, money which will go toward paying government and social workers. The aid is b… → Read More

Officials detain armed man outside Kavanaugh’s home

Police arrested a man early Wednesday morning close to the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after he was found armed and allegedly threatening Kavanaugh, a spokesperson for the high co… → Read More

Marjorie Taylor Greene knocks Graham for openness to voting on gun legislation

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for his openness to voting on gun control legislation, arguing such measures were going to “hurt the very people that vot… → Read More

Giffords renews calls for gun reform after Uvalde: ‘Now is the time to come together’

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) renewed her calls for gun reform after 19 children and two adults were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last month. The former rep… → Read More

Kemp knocks Abrams over ‘worst state’ remarks in new ad

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s (R) reelection campaign knocked Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams over her previous comments in which she called Georgia “the worst state in the country to live” i… → Read More

State Department accuses Russia of ‘full assault’ on media freedom

The Biden administration said on Monday that Moscow is “engaged in a full assault on media freedom” amid reporting that the Kremlin may bar American journalists from working in Russia over the trea… → Read More

Uvalde teacher calls local police ‘cowards’ for delay in response

A teacher at the Uvalde, Texas elementary school that last month became the scene of a horrific mass shooting called local police “cowards” as law enforcement comes under increasing scrutiny over t… → Read More

Fetterman unveils general election ad running on Fox News

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s (D) Senate campaign is out with two new general election ads on Tuesday, including one airing on Fox News within the state. The ad on Fox News, which was firs… → Read More

Six races to watch in the California primary

A progressive prosecutor trying to stave off a recall effort amid growing concerns over crime. A tight mayoral race in Los Angeles with tens of millions of dollars already spent by one candidate al… → Read More

Trump, children to sit for up to 7 hours of questioning in lawsuit over marketing company

Former President Trump and three of his children will participate in up to seven hours of questioning in a lawsuit started in 2018 over multi-level marketing company ACN Opportunity, lawyers of the… → Read More

Thompson on elections: ‘You don’t tear the place up if you lose’

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, took an apparent swipe at former President Trump, saying that in an election, &#8… → Read More

Reuters photographer, cameraman injured in east Ukraine

A Reuters photographer and a cameraman suffered injuries while traveling in eastern Ukraine on Friday between the cities of Rubizhne and Sievierodonetsk, the news outlet reported. Cameraman P… → Read More

911 dispatcher accused of ending phone call with Buffalo supermarket employee fired

A 911 dispatcher who allegedly hung up on a Buffalo, N.Y., Tops supermarket employee during the deadly shooting that took place last month has been fired, officials confirmed. The Erie County Depa… → Read More