Tag: politics

Biden’s CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said...

Trump supporters who breached the Capitol: ‘It was not Antifa’

Many of the alleged rioters facing charges also embraced this conspiracy. But according to a CNN review of court documents, nearly a dozen defendants have...

Stimulus package update: House passes Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package

The final vote tally was 219-212. Two Democrats broke ranks and voted against the bill: Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Jared Golden of Maine. The...

$1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package set to clear House late tonight

House Democrats hope to clear President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic package late Friday and send it on to the Senate, where it will face...

Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception

The Biden administration nominees for surgeon general and assistant secretary for health had a mostly positive reception from senators during their first and only confirmation...

Capitol riot House hearing: Live updates

Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said Wednesday that the agency had taken action ahead of the Jan. 6 riot based on intelligence that extremists planned...

Trump plots future — and revenge — from sunny Florida links

He typically spends mornings on his nearby golf course, making and taking calls from a golf cart that doubles as his mobile, and self-driven, office....

Need to report bitcoin trades on your taxes? Here are 5 things to know first

Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen is not big on bitcoin, a point she reiterated recently when she called the digital currency speculative and “inefficient.” That...

Biden administration prepares to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning and SolarWinds hack

Discussions about the response to the devastating security breach of at least nine federal agencies and dozens of private businesses are still ongoing but could...

Inside a ‘Patriot Party’ rally where Trump loyalists search for a path forward

The idea and, perhaps just as important, the logo, have been circulating on social media since last summer. But after the Capitol riot and swearing-in...

‘Where is everyone?’: Inside Trump’s DC hotel post-presidency

The hotel had opened to much fanfare just months before former President Donald Trump took office, and quickly became a draw for Trump loyalists and...

‘They can’t coerce the states into doing anything:’ Biden does NOT have the power to enforce in-person learning at K-8 schools — here’s why

Over the past few weeks the question of whether the Biden administration will achieve a campaign promise to reopen the majority of schools in its...

Houston mayor says Texas should pay some consumers’ massive utility bills

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Sunday that the state of Texas should pay the massive utility bills some Texas consumers are facing following last week’s...

Biden’s polling is steadier than Trump’s

Biden’s average approval rating is 55% and his average disapproval rating is 39%, which makes for an average net approval rating of +16 points. So...

Are people willing to live with more COVID-19 deaths? One of Europe’s most-infected cities has just loosened restrictions

While other European cities remain tightly locked down, Spain’s already less-restrictive capital Madrid was gifted another hour of freedom this week. Headed by Isabel Díaz...

Garland calls Capitol riot ‘heinous attack’ in opening statement to Senate Judiciary Committee

“If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6 — a heinous attack that sought...

State attorneys general call on Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt to provide ‘immediate relief to millions’

A multistate coalition of Democratic attorneys general is calling on President Joe Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt per borrower.  The letter...

‘Pittsburgh can’t win the day without Paris, or vice versa’ — these mayors are allies not foes on climate change

  City of lights? Pittsburgh’s skyline at night. AFP via Getty Images “ ‘Pittsburgh can’t win the day without Paris, or vice versa. Nor will...

Ted Cruz cuts his Cancun vacation short after leaving Texas in the cold

While hundreds of thousands of Texans still don’t have heat, electricity or safe drinking water five days after a severe winter storm crippled the state’s...

US says it is willing to sit down for talks with Iran and other nations on nuclear deal

“The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to discuss a...

Senior Republicans are split over how to treat Trump: Pay homage at Mar-a-Lago or refuse to ‘bend the knee’

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana met privately with Trump on Wednesday at the former President’s Mar-a-Lago estate, CNN has learned, on the same day that...

IRS chief says agency is having ’15 minutes of fame’ — here’s how he’s hoping to make the most of it

“ I think we’re living in our 15 minutes of fame. And I think we’re living in, for us, a bipartisan environment. ” — Internal...

US attorney’s office in Brooklyn and FBI scrutinizing Cuomo administration’s handling of data surrounding Covid nursing home deaths

The inquiry is described as preliminary, according to the source. It was not clear whether authorities were looking at Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo...

What Matters: The Texas crisis is not how modern life is supposed to work

As an American living in the 21st century, you expect to be able to flip a switch and have light, heat and the Internet, as...

US expresses outrage over Erbil rocket attack as investigation gets underway

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden “reserves the right to respond in the time and manner of our choosing” to the...