The Biden administration is laying out its plan to meet an ambitious goal of ending hunger in the U.S. by 2030, including expanding monthly benefits that help low-income Americans buy food. The administration, in a plan released Tuesday, is also seeking to increase healthy eating and physical activity so that fewer people are afflicted with diabetes, obesity, hypertension and other diet-related diseases. “The consequences of food insecurity and diet-related diseases are significant, far reaching, and disproportionately impact historically underserved communities,” Biden wrote in a memo outlining the White House strategy.
President Joe Biden's plan to forgive $10,000 in federal student debt for most borrowers will cost the government about $400 billion, the CBO said Monday.
TOKYO (Reuters) -U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the Koreas on Thursday in a bid to show Washington's commitment to the South's security, according to U.S. and South Korean officials. The visit, announced on Tuesday, comes days after North Korea fired a ballistic missile towards the sea and amid fears of a possible nuclear test as the Biden administration's attempts at outreach to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have failed. Harris' visit, which would be the first by a senior Biden administration official, was publicly announced by South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo during a meeting with the U.S. vice president in Tokyo and was later confirmed by a U.S. official.
Far from shying from his contrarian reputation, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Jonson is leaning into controversy as he runs for his third term. Johnson has called for the end of guaranteed money for Medicare and Social Security, two popular programs that American politicians usually steer clear from.
The controversy over Native American names in professional and collegiate sports arrived at the White House on Monday, when President Biden hosted the Atlanta Braves, winners of last year’s World Series.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — In the same spot where he spoke to thousands of people at a raucous state Capitol rally demanding an end to pandemic restrictions in April 2020, Doug Mastriano appeared Saturday before a crowd of just a few dozen — about half of whom were volunteers for his ragtag campaign for governor of Pennsylvania. Mastriano, an insurgent state senator who in the spring cruised to the Republican nomination, is learning this fall that while it is one thing to win a crowded GOP primary on the
President Joe Biden announced a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy, as the White House continues to search for ways to lower costs for Americans amid persistently high inflation. The White House says the proposed rule from the Transportation Department will prevent airlines from hiding the “true cost” of airline tickets, which would help consumers save money up front and encourage more competition among airlines to offer better fares. “You should know the full cost of your ticket right when you're comparison shopping,” Biden said Monday, citing fees charged by airlines to check luggage or to seat families together.
French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Washington in early December for the first state visit of President Joe Biden's tenure, an occasion marked by pomp and pageantry that is designed to celebrate relations between the United States and its closest allies. The Dec. 1 visit, following the U.S. midterm elections and the Thanksgiving holiday, will be the second state visit for Macron, who was first elected to lead his country in May 2017 and won a second term earlier this year. Macron also had a state visit during the Trump years.
The Wyoming Republican said that she will leave the party if former President Donald Trump is its 2024 nominee for president.
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyWith the election of Italy’s most right-wing government since World War II, diplomats are increasingly concerned by the Biden administration’s decision not to fill the U.S. ambassador post in the country—a move that they feel leaves it without the influence necessary to keep a vital European partner in the fold.The victory of a right-wing coalition led by Giorgia Meloni—who once described the European Union as “rotten to its core” and ha
Medically tailored meals are one of many new programs proposed Tuesday by the Biden administration to reduce hunger and diet-related diseases.
Drew Angerer/GettySo you’re saying there’s a chance? Call it “wishcasting” if you like, but for the first time in a long time, Republicans are starting to see the slimmest ray of hope in midterm polling results.The most conclusive evidence is in the U.S. Senate races that could determine control of the upper chamber.In Nevada, Republican challenger Adam Laxalt narrowly leads Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. After getting off to a rough start in Wisconsin, Sen. Ron Johnson is down just 1 point to Lt.
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyFormer NFL quarterback Brett Favre is the biggest star in the Mississippi welfare scheme in which he and other state officials, including the state’s former Department of Human Services Director John Davis and former Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, are under investigation for funneling $77 million worth of welfare funds to their own personal projects—none of which had anything to do with where the funds needed to go. But now a former WWE wr
Fox NewsTucker Carlson on Monday heaped praise on Giorgia Meloni, the far-right politician who will likely become Italy’s next prime minister, citing her comments about the nuclear family as an example of what is lacking in the Republican Party’s recently unveiled congressional platform.The Fox host complained that the GOP’s agenda, which House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy released on Friday, doesn’t sufficiently detail the supposed threat to families that those on the left represent.While Mel
A post online claims Nancy Pelosi is set to resign as former president Donald Trump files an "impeachment lawsuit" against her. This is false.
A group representing truck drivers in North America and a New York lawmaker on Monday asked the Biden administration to rescind a requirement for foreign visitors to be vaccinated. The United States in June rescinded its requirement that people arriving in the country by air test negative for COVID-19 but has not lifted vaccination requirements for nearly all foreign visitors arriving by air or at land ports. Canada said Monday it will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers starting Oct. 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains.
“John Fetterman has the courage to do what's right,” the suburban Philadelphia sheriff says of the Democrat. “Dr. Oz doesn't know a thing about crime."
The Congressional Budget Office cautioned that cost projections of President Joe Biden's student loan cancellation are "highly uncertain."
Abigail Spanberger, an endangered House Democrat, has tried to emphasize her GOP opponent Yesli Vega's "extreme" views on abortion in one of the nation's most competitive districts.
The Biden administration said Monday it is expanding and extending temporary legal status in the United States for several thousand people from Myanmar after a military coup last year in the Asian country. The decision extends Temporary Protected Status for 18 months for an estimated 970 people of Myanmar until May 25, 2024, and makes an additional 2,290 eligible to live and work until that date if they were in the United States on Sunday. People of Myanmar “are continuing to suffer a complex and deteriorating humanitarian crisis due to a military coup, upheaval, and security forces’ brutal violence against civilians," said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation will cost the federal government about $400 billion over the next 30 years, according to new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. The Biden administration previously estimated the plan would cost about $24 billion a year over the next 10 years — about $240 billion for the decade — while other estimates put the total cost at $500 billion or more over the decade. On Monday, the White House noted that the CBO's estimated cost in the first year — $21 billion — is actually lower than the administration's early estimate of $24 billion.
“A mass student loan forgiveness scheme is an essential policy correction to a worsening social crisis.”
“There is no possible definition of ‘need’ in which college graduates in the United States of America would rank first.”
“A lot of working-class people carry a lot of student debt.”
“This is a college graduate bailout paid for by plumbers and FedEx drivers.”
“A comprehensive student-loan debt-cancellation program will have a valuable economic upside.”