WASHINGTON — During a rally in Arizona on Saturday, former President Donald Trump repeated his lie that the 2020 election was stolen and made other false claims about the pandemic and the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 last year. Here’s a fact check. WHAT TRUMP SAID: “The left is now rationing lifesaving therapeutics based on race, discriminating against and denigrating, just denigrating, white people to determine who lives and who dies. If you’re white, you don’t get the vaccine, or if you’re
U.S. President Joe Biden traveled to Philadelphia on Sunday to honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as he continues to press for voting rights legislation and concerted action to combat rising extremism. Biden's visit to the "City of Brotherly Love" comes hours after an FBI hostage rescue team https://www.reuters.com/world/us/police-colleyville-texas-involved-standoff-synagogue-media-2022-01-15 stormed a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, to free three hostages after a more than 10-hour standoff. Biden and first lady Jill Biden are volunteering at Philabundance, a hunger relief organization in Philadelphia, to mark Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. America exited Afghanistan, but the war ended with a chaotic evacuation and a suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. troops. Pricey legislation to advance Biden's social and climate proposals shrunk and then stalled.
CNNSen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) attempted to wave off any concerns on Sunday about former President Donald Trump’s push to install election-denying supporters into election supervisory positions, claiming that “it’s just not true” that these officials could impact final vote counts.At the same time, Cassidy insisted that the American public won’t fall for Trump-backed candidates pushing the “Big Lie” at the ballot box. “The American people are not going to vote for a cheat,” he confidently proclaime
Kirsten Gillibrand has pledged to 'do better' after Innovo Kitchen's owner expressed his frustration that she wasn't wearing a mask on the premises.
The order is the first of a batch of executive actions the Republican governor planned to release after his swearing in Saturday.
Self-funder JB Pritzker made the contribution just days before expected GOP challenger Richard Irvin is set to announce a bid to unseat the first-term Democrat.
Amid a flurry of bills nationwide that seek to ban the teaching of critical race theory in schools, one such proposal in Virginia stood out. Tucked inside a bill introduced by Wren Williams, a Republican delegate, was a glaring error: Among the concepts that school boards would be required to ensure students understood was “the first debate between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.” But as scholars, Williams’ colleagues in the House of Delegates and others on social media noted, that debat
As America’s first second gentleman, Doug Emhoff has attended a U.S. naturalization ceremony in New York, dished up spaghetti and chocolate milk to kids at a YMCA near New Orleans and reminisced with second graders in Detroit about an early job at McDonald's. Emhoff visited 31 states over the past year, meeting with doctors, parents, community leaders and small-business owners everywhere from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Allentown, Pennsylvania. “It gets me to really talk about the folks I meet,” Emhoff told The Associated Press.
OAN, which rose to prominence amid the triumph and tumult of the administration of then-President Donald Trump, has been criticized for spreading conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election. "We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires," a DirecTV spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Reuters. AT&T has a 70% stake in DirecTV, after last year spinning off the satellite service, now an independently managed company.
Newly elected Republican unveils sweeping conservative orders, including loosening public health mandates during the pandemic Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin waves to the crowd during an inaugural celebration on Saturday. Photograph: Steve Helber/AP Virginia’s newly elected Republican governor has immediately passed a swath of conservative orders – ranging from attempts to alter local school curriculums to loosening public health mandates during the pandemic – after being sworn into office on S
The Biden administration has been pursuing a diplomatic response to Russia's military build-up along Ukraine's eastern border.
“He’s got to recognize that when he was elected, people were not looking for him to transform America,” he said of President Joe Biden.
The FBI identified the man as Malik Faisal Akram, 44, who was killed after the safe release of his four hostages on Saturday night. The incident in Colleyville, Texas, "was an act of terror,“ said Biden, who was in Philadelphia with first lady Jill Biden packing carrots and apples at a food bank in a visit to the city to honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty ImagesThere was a time when Donald Trump made news with his rallies—when he said things that utterly shocked us. Who could forget the firestorm he started, for example, when he went after Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who knelt during the national anthem in 2017, or earlier that year when he called Barack Obama “the founder of ISIS”?Trump’s performance in Arizona on Saturday night—his first rally in months and his much-hyped chance to respond to the one-year ann
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday the Supreme Court's decision to block the Biden administration's coronavirus vaccine-or-test requirement for large employers was "a setback for public health."The big picture: Murthy said the mandate was necessary and appropriate, adding that such measures "help create a safer environment for health care workers as well as for patients."Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Driving the news: The co
From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. For Biden, it's been a year of lofty ambitions grounded by the unrelenting pandemic, a tough hand in Congress, a harrowing end to an overseas war and rising fears for the future of democracy itself. Biden did score a public-works achievement for the ages.
How has the president fared on the four big issues he outlined at his inauguration – and the one he couldn’t ignore Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address at the US Capitol on 20 January 2021. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP One year ago on Thursday, Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president at the US Capitol in an inauguration ceremony devoid of the usual crowds due to pandemic restrictions. Biden identified four crises facing America: the coronavirus, the climate, the economy a
Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President Joe Biden called “an act of terror." Malik Faisal Akram was shot and killed after the last of the hostages got out at around 9 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel near Fort Worth. In a statement, the FBI said there was no indication that anyone else was involved, but it didn't provide a possible motive.
"We're going to decertify Biden electors in Arizona, in Wisconsin, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in the great state of Georgia," Bannon said.
The governor — a political newcomer — led a successful statewide GOP ticket that includes Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears and Attorney General Jason Miyares.
CNN's "K-File" resurfaced the top House Republican's comments to a California radio station just days after the Jan. 6 insurrection.
“Air travel is a funnel point through which millions of Americans pass each week. Requiring vaccinations would save lives.”
“Get ready for a snarled mess at airports around the country if airlines are forced to verify that passengers are vaccinated.”
“The only way to protect our industries, our work and our economy is to mandate vaccines on airplanes and schools, etc.”
“Of course airplanes, thanks to their ventilation systems, are the opposite of superspreader sites.”
“At the very least, Biden should extend that 24-hour testing requirement to all domestic air travel.”