Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller

Dave Chappelle wins Grammy for controversial comedy special 

Comedian Dave Chappelle won best comedy album at this year’s Grammys for “The Closer,” a Netflix special that was criticized as transphobic.  Chappelle was not in attendance at the 65th annual Grammys in Los Angeles, Calif., Sunday night, and a presenter accepted the award on his behalf. The stand-up special drew an angry backlash after...

Top US cyber diplomat says Twitter account hacked

Nate Fick, the country’s top cyber diplomat, said on Sunday that his personal Twitter account was hacked. “My account has been hacked. Perils of the job…” Fick wrote on Twitter. The diplomat did not share further details about the hacking incident, and it remains unclear who was behind the breach — or what its security...

Trump, Christie exchange fire after gloomy 2024 prediction

Former President Trump and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) sparred online Sunday after Christie predicted that Trump couldn’t beat President Biden if they run against each other in the 2024 presidential election. Christie, who endorsed Trump in 2016 after dropping his own campaign for the presidency but has since become a vocal Trump...

Michigan House passes 2024 primary calendar shift

The Michigan House on Tuesday approved plans to move the state’s primary election up in the presidential nominating calendar as part of Democrats’ push to reorganize the party’s primary schedule. The change, approved 56-53 along party lines in the state House, would move the primary from the second Tuesday in March to the fourth Tuesday...

TikTok chief to appear before congressional panel 

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will appear in March before the House Energy and Commerce Committee as lawmakers push to examine the video-sharing app’s ties to China and its consumer data privacy and security practices. Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) said calling the TikTok chief to testify is part of the panel's goal...

Biden to visit Baltimore for rail tunnel project kickoff  

President Biden on Monday will visit Baltimore, Md., for the launch of a project to replace a 150-year-old tunnel causing rail bottlenecks between the nation’s capital and New Jersey. The replacement rail tunnel — funded by the bipartisan Infrastructure Law — is set to improve the travel woes of millions of commuters who face delays down the...