The chair of former President Donald Trump's inaugural committee, Tom Barrack, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he used his connection to Trump to illegally lobby for the United Arab Emirates. Barrack flew across the country from California, where he was arrested last week, for his arraignment in Brooklyn federal court. Barrack was released on a $250 million bond, secured by $5 million in cash.
A day before the new select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection holds its first public hearing, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy labeled Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., as “Pelosi Republicans.”
President Joe Biden is nominating eight new leaders for U.S. attorney positions across the country, including in the office overseeing the prosecutions of hundreds of defendants charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The nominees announced by the White House on Monday come as the Justice Department is continuing to round out its leadership team under Attorney General Merrick Garland, who traveled to Chicago last week to announce an initiative to crack down on gun trafficking corridors. The Justice Department's 93 U.S. attorneys, who are responsible for federal criminal prosecutions in their respective districts, are likely to be central to efforts to combat violent crime.
Republican Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana, a critic of mask mandates and public health restrictions during the pandemic, said he, his wife and son have contracted the coronavirus. Higgins is the second member of Congress to announce in the last week that they'd contracted the virus. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican who represents parts of southwest Florida, said July 19 that he had tested positive.
Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are meeting in the Oval Office on Monday and plan to make the announcement afterward.
A Democratic source close to the talks said Democratic senators and White House officials made a "global offer" to GOP negotiators Sunday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden said Monday the White House is pushing for people with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 to be protected against discrimination, as he marked the anniversary of a landmark law for people with disabilities. "Many Americans who seemingly recovered from the virus still face lingering challenges like breathing problems, brain fog, chronic pain or fatigue," Biden said. Biden spoke at a Rose Garden event celebrating the 31st anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities in public accommodation, employment, transportation and community living.
President Biden will highlight the bipartisan roots of the Americans with Disabilities Act when he holds a Rose Garden event Monday with Vice President Harris to mark the law's 31st anniversary. What to watch: Biden, a co-sponsor of the bill as a senator, will say that the ADA was a Democratic bill signed into law by a Republican president, George H.W. Bush, who was surrounded by both Democrats and Republicans.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subs
Data: Fabrizio, Lee & Associates. Margin of error: ±3.46%; Chart: Danielle Alberti/AxiosDon Jr. and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis top a poll — provided first to Axios — gauging the popularity of seven key GOP figures.Between the lines: Don Jr. is the Trump child with the strongest connection to the base, and the most political promise should he ever decide to run. And the results reaffirm Ron DeSantis’ rise as an early 2024 front-runner should Trump decide not to run.Stay on top of the latest market
Across the country, GOP lawmakers are rallying around the cause of individual freedom to counter community-based disease mitigation methods, moves experts say leave the country ill-equipped to counter the resurgent coronavirus and a future, unknown outbreak. In some states, anger at perceived overreach by health officials has prompted legislative attempts to limit their authority, including new state laws that prevent the closure of businesses or allow lawmakers to rescind mask mandates. Some st
Joe Biden has said he will cut air support to Afghan forces and target terrorist groups from regional bases An Afghan soldier keeps watch on a Humvee tank after US forces left Bagram airbase on 5 July. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images As the US nears completion of its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Pentagon is supposed to switch to “over-the-horizon” counter-terrorist operations in the country. But it is far from clear yet what those will look like in practice. The Biden admini
As Congress launches a powerful — albeit delayed — investigation into the causes of the Jan. 6 insurrection on Tuesday, Republicans are already calling it a partisan witch hunt.
Across the US, in Republican-controlled states Democrats are being forced to get creative to oppose a conservative agenda Texas Democratic legislators outside the US Capitol earlier this month. The group fled their state to prevent Republicans from enacting controversial voting restrictions. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock When a group of Texas Democratic legislators fled their state this month to prevent Republicans from enacting controversial voting restrictions, the incident became somewhat of a
China's vice foreign minister lashed out at the U.S. during the visit of the State Department's No. 2 diplomat on Monday, accusing the Biden administration of "demonizing" Beijing as an "imagined enemy," according to remarks released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.Why it matters: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman became the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit China when she met her counterpart Xie Feng in Tianjin. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic ins
The Republican leadership’s decision to boycott the inquiry leaves the ex-president without defenders on the committee Anti-Trump Republican Kinzinger joins Capitol attack panel Nancy Pelosi was strongly supported by House Democrats in her decision to exclude two Republican nominees for the committee, leading Kevin McCarthy to pull two more. Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is readying the committee that will on Tuesday begin its investigation into the attack
The House Committee on Oversight on Monday requested an interview with ExxonMobil senior lobbyist Keith McCoy regarding the company's efforts "to mislead the global public" and Congress about fossil fuels' role in causing global warming. Why it matters: The request for a transcribed interview on Aug. 9, sent Monday, comes after McCoy was caught on camera discussing the company's lobbying tactics. This is the most serious congressional action to date related to the widely reported videos in which
When the GOP Doctors Caucus gathered to publicly encourage vaccines last week, the message came with a caveat: Talk to your doctor about an antibody test.For example: "If you haven’t had the vaccine, or if you haven’t tested positive for the virus, go to your doctor. Ask him for the antibody test," said Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), who is an OB/GYN. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free."And then you and your doctor should decide the pros and cons, the risks
Analysis: Democrats in the White House and Congress are betting that the long-term benefits of their agenda will outweigh a "temporary" rise in prices.
The Biden administration's push to increase competition in the technology industry could be on a collision course with a formidable obstacle: the courts.Why it matters: Regulatory agency actions — whether it be adopting new rules or bringing enforcement cases against companies — are almost always challenged and litigated in the court system.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The big picture: As president, Donald Trump appointed 226 federal judges, leaving
The Illinois congressman, who has spoken out against Trump's role in the Capitol attack, said he's accepted an invitation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The United States' combat mission against the Islamic State in Iraq will be completed "by the end of the year," President Biden said Monday prior to a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.Why it matters: Biden is close to shifting the U.S. military mission in Iraq to a fully advisory role more than 18 years after combat troops were sent to the country under the former President George W. Bush.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What they're
The Republican head of the Wisconsin Assembly elections committee said Monday she will ensure there is a “comprehensive, forensic examination” of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election at the same time the state's nonpartisan audit bureau conducts a review. The broadened investigation comes amid pressure from former President Donald Trump and other national Republicans to take a closer look in Wisconsin, a state President Joe Biden won by just over 20,000 votes. There is no evidence of widespread fraud and courts rejected numerous lawsuits filed by Trump and his allies attempting to overturn the outcome.
President Joe Biden addressed the nation's Latinos during a conference by UnidosUS, the nation's largest Latino advocacy group.
GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance argued that childless Democrats and "weird cat ladies" shouldn't run the country.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."