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    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday he would challenge the Biden administration over any vaccine mandates President Joe Biden may implement in the future. "Let's not have Biden come in and effectively take away — threaten to take away — the jobs of people who have been working hard throughout this entire pandemic," DeSantis said during a news...
    Former State Department official Thomas DiNanno blasted the Biden administration for "denying that there is a problem" shortly after the World Health Organization announced it would re-open its investigation into the origins of COVID-19. DiNanno appeared on "America's Newsroom" Thursday, accusing the Biden White House of avoiding the issue in its entirety.   "Most of the data in the reporting...
    (CNN)Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced in a statement Tuesday that the state is suing President Joe Biden "and other officials in his administration" over the new coronavirus vaccine mandates Biden announced last week. "Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office (AGO) is suing President Biden and other officials in his administration over their unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal...
    Fox News host Jesse Watters criticized slammed President Biden Thursday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," saying the president is "threatening the unvaccinated more than he's threatening the Taliban."  JESSE WATTERS: Joe Biden is threatening the unvaccinated more than he's threatening the Taliban. It's the same exact story that we saw with the CDC’s eviction moratorium. First, Joe Biden said he wouldn't...
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will likely approve COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for all Americans six months after they receive their final shot rather than eight months previously announced by the Biden administration. A person familiar with plans told The Wall Street Journal the change in the timeline is because data being examined by federal regulators look at boosters...
    The Department of Education announced Thursday that it will cancel student loan debt for over 300,000 borrowers with severe disabilities. The program, set to erase over $5.8 billion in total debt, will begin in September and apply to over 323,000 borrowers classified as having a “total and permanent disability” by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Education Department announced. Borrowers...
    In a new opinion from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, officials concluded that the administration is legally obligated to hand over former President Donald Trump's taxes to Congress, as has been requested. The announcement is the latest development in Democrats' years-long struggle to see Trump's tax records. He conspicuously refused to make his tax returns public during the...
    Border wall construction ongoing on farmland in Texas last year.Eric Gay Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.On Friday, the Biden administration canceled two border wall contracts along 31 miles of the Rio Grande in South Texas—continuing the process it began this spring of dismantling one of the...
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday announced a lawsuit against the Biden administration over its controversial decision to end construction of the border wall, one of a number of efforts to push back against the president's border policies by the Lone Star state. "The issue here is simple – no man is above the law, and that includes...
    The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is extending temporary protected status (TPS) for nationals from Yemen -- in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country. The Department of Homeland Security announced an 18-month extension and redesignation of Yemen for TPS, from its current expiration in September through to March 2023. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION GRANTS TEMPORARY PROTECTED...
    DONALD Trump held his first rally since leaving the White House on Sunday, June 27, as he addressed a swarm of MAGA supporters in Ohio. At his rally, Trump ripped into President Joe Biden and branded his presidency a "complete and total catastrophe". Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news and updates... 5Donald Trump will visit...
    U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration announced this week career forester Randy Moore will lead the country’s forest service, the first African American to hold the position in its 116-year history. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment. The department includes the forest service. Vilsack said Moore will take over for current Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, when she steps...
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that Texas will build a border wall along the state's boundary with Mexico - but provided no details on where or when.Abbott declared his plans during a press conference in Del Rio. He said he would discuss the plans next week. The Biden administration issued a proclamation that stopped border wall construction...
    [The stream is slated to start at 11 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe Biden's Covid-19 response team is holding a news briefing Thursday on the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 33.3 million Americans and killed at least 595,849 people. On...
    (CNN)The Biden administration on Saturday granted humanitarian protection for Haitians in the United States, allowing an estimated 100,000 people to apply to remain lawfully in the US, according to the Department of Homeland Security and an administration official.The decision will allow Haitians in the US the opportunity to apply for Temporary Protected Status -- a form of humanitarian relief that...
    Bradley Cortright May 18, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden took a test drive of Ford’s new electric pick-up truck as his administration seeks to transition the country to alternative forms of energy and transportation. On Tuesday, Biden visited Ford’s electric vehicle plan and delivered remarks about electric vehicles and infrastructure. “The future of the auto industry is...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Monday that Massachusetts will lift its COVID restrictions on May 29. The decision comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear face masks or stay socially distanced in most cases. Previously, Massachusetts was set to let bars reopen and...
    (CNN)The Biden administration will invest $7.4 billion to recruit and hire public health workers to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for future public health challenges, the White House announced Thursday. The funding includes $4.4 billion to expand public health staffing for the Covid-19 response and support vaccination outreach, contact tracing and outbreak investigations. It will also invest $3...
    President Joe Biden’s administration announced Friday their decision to extend a mask requirement for travelers to the United States until September. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced its decision to extend the mask mandate, initially set to expire on May 11, to September 13, 2021. [email protected] is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation modes throughout the...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images The US Food and Drug Administration announced its plan to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars on Thursday, and pundits on Twitter are far from thrilled. “Banning menthol—the last allowable flavor—in cigarettes and banning all flavors in cigars will help save lives, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products,” Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet...
    (CNN)The White House is reconsidering raising the number of refugees allowed into the US to about 62,500, its original goal, The Washington Post reported Monday. The move comes after the White House publicly shifted the figure several times as it tries to negotiate a balance between pleasing immigrant advocacy groups and being mindful of the political optics of rapidly increasing...
    President BidenJoe BidenCornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge Harris to travel to Northern Triangle region in June Biden expected to formally recognize Armenian Genocide: report MORE on Thursday announced a slate of environmental nominees, including his choices to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Bureau of Land Management.  He’ll nominate Rick Spinrad,...
    The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Wednesday it is appointing a chief science officer, the first time in over 40 years the role will be filled in the department.                                                             Transportation Sec. Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden dispatches Cabinet members to sell infrastructure plan Watch live: Biden Cabinet officials testify on infrastructure plan Biden looks to bolster long-term research and development MORE...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. moves to withdraw its military from Afghanistan over the next five months, concerns are growing about one American who risks being left behind. Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Lombard, Illinois, believed held for more than a year by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, was not mentioned in President Joe Biden’s address on Afghanistan last week....
    President Joe Biden’s newly announced aid to Palestinians could fund terrorism if it is not thoroughly vetted, Senate Republicans argued to Secretary of State Tony Blinken in a Thursday letter. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz led the Republican senators in the letter, just one day after the Biden administration announced it was restarting more than $100 million in aid to Palestine...
    (CNN)The Pentagon has announced new policies to abolish the Trump administration's ban on transgender troops serving in the US military following a 60-day review initiated after President Joe Biden signed an executive order repealing the ban shortly after he took office in January.On Wednesday, the department announced it has updated two internal polices to make it easier for transgender individuals...
    The Biden administration announced Monday it is launching a major expansion of offshore wind energy as part of an effort to cut carbon emissions and power more than 10 million homes nationwide by 2030. The initiative will designate an area along the New York and New Jersey coasts as a priority zone and set a target of generating 30 gigawatts...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden will announce on Monday afternoon that 90% of adults will be eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine within the next three weeks as well as have a vaccination site within five miles of where they live.According to a White House statement, the president will announce that the US will increase the number of pharmacies participating...
    The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is opening a second facility to process child migrants in Carrizo Springs, Texas -- the latest move by the administration to cope with a surge in migrant numbers at the border. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) said that the facility, known as Carrizo Springs II, will...
    The U.S. will send 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to support Mexico and Canada’s pandemic efforts, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Thursday. The move is the first donation of COVID-19 vaccine doses the U.S. has made, and President Joe Biden’s administration said it is prioritizing vaccinating Americans. The Biden administration says the vaccine donation won’t affect...
    [The stream is slated to start at 3:00 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona are set to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon. The briefing comes after the Biden administration announced earlier Wednesday that $10 billion from...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden is directing states to prioritize vaccinating all teachers during the month of March, and announced that the federal government will help in the effort through its partnership with retail pharmacies.Biden said his goal is for every pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educator, school staff member and childcare worker to receive at least one shot by the...
    The Biden administration on Tuesday announced sanctions on several Russian officials and businesses in response to the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. "We're exercising our authorities to send a clear signal that Russia's use of chemical weapons and violation of its international human rights commitments have severe consequences," a senior administration official said. Officials did not immediately identify...
    The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is further increasing the weekly vaccine shipments the federal government sends to states.  The White House’s COVID-19 response team announced that states will now receive 14.5 million doses starting next week, a jump from 13.5 million.  The team tweeted that the figure is “an increase of almost 70% since we took office just over...
    At the end of a virtual meeting between the heads of the French, British, German and American diplomats, Washington agrees to make efforts for a relaunch of the nuclear agreement concluded with Iran. TheEU invited Washington to talks in Tehran’s presence in order to relaunch efforts aimed at restoringnuclear deal concluded with theIran. An invitation that United States...
    A former Trump administration official announced her candidacy in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat. Lynda Blanchard, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Slovenia from 2019 through the end of the Trump administration, announced on Thursday that she’ll be running to fill the vacancy that will be left by Republican Richard Shelby, who is not running for reelection in...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday had a message to Americans – urging them to "get vaccinated" against the novel coronavirus when they become eligible. "When your turn to get vaccinated comes up, get vaccinated," Fauci said. US ADMINISTERING 1.7 MILLION COVID-19 VACCINE DOSES DAILY, WHITE HOUSE SAYS "It is not only good for you, and good for your family and...
    The Biden administration struck deals to purchase another 100 million doses each of the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus shots on Thursday, increasing the U.S. vaccine supply by 50%. “That means lives will be saved,” President Biden said at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. “That means we're now on track to have enough supply for 300 million...
    The new administration wants to break with Donald Trump’s policy in the region. But it will be difficult to reverse certain achievements Correspondent in Tel Aviv Pace step by step and without drama. This is perhaps the main break in Joe Biden’s foreign policy with that of his predecessor, accustomed to thunderous declarations and...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The White House announced Tuesday retail pharmacies will receive direct shipments of 1 million doses of COVID vaccines next week. That is welcome news for local officials as they’re trying to increase the number of people getting shots. Finding a COVID vaccine should be getting a little easier with a growing number of retail pharmacies soon to be offering...
    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to U.S. pharmacies, part of its plan to ramp up vaccinations as new and potentially more serious virus strains are starting to appear, the White House said Tuesday. Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients said starting next week some 6,500 pharmacies around the country will receive...
    The Biden administration on Tuesday announced that it will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines directly to pharmacies around the country in an effort to expand access. The vaccines will be available in 6,500 pharmacies to start with, said Jeff ZientsJeff ZientsGeorgia senators press administration, Senate Dems on coronavirus relief: report Overnight Health Care: Biden adviser delivers more pessimistic prediction on vaccine rollout |...
    As Senate majority leader during Donald Trump's presidency, Mitch McConnell made the confirmation of federal judges a top priority for Republicans. The Kentucky Republican's efforts helped fundamentally alter the nature of the federal judiciary, pushing it in a more conservative direction. Now, a bit over a week in office, President Biden is getting the chance to start to reverse big...
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