President Biden called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign on Tuesday after an independent investigation found that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including employees in his office, in violation of state and federal law.Why it matters: Unlike dozens of other prominent Democrats, Biden held off on calling for Cuomo's resignation in March when the allegations of sexual misconduct first emerged.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscr
Brown appears to have won the day in the most significant intraparty election fight yet of the Democratic Party under President Joe Biden.
A federal judge in El Paso on Tuesday temporarily blocked an order issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) restricting the transportation of undocumented migrants.Why it matters: U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone's ruling is a win for the Biden administration, in the latest clash between Texas and the Department of Justice, which filed a lawsuit against the state last week challenging Abbott's executive order on migrants.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.
(Reuters) -Missouri Governor Mike Parson said on Tuesday he has granted pardons to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who drew international attention for brandishing guns at racial justice protesters last year. In addition to the McCloskeys, who are personal injury lawyers, the Republican governor also pardoned 10 other people on Friday, a document from his office showed. On June 17, Mark McCloskey, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.
“We have to have rules where you can be able to determine what the background, how many times a cop has violated the rules," President Biden said.
Donations to the Republican Attorneys General Association dipped considerably in the months following the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol, records show.Driving the news: Large companies that gave in the past — such as Amazon, Walmart, Visa, Capital One, Johnson & Johnson and CocaCola — didn't donate to RAGA in the first six months of this year. Another prior donor, Facebook, said it paused its political giving program altogether.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe
The independent investigation began in March after at least five former Cuomo staffers came forward to describe what they said was inappropriate behavior by the governor
Former President Donald Trump all but destroyed America's credibility when it comes to addressing climate change, John Kerry, President Biden's special envoy for climate, said in a new interview with the New Yorker magazine.
Case counts are mounting in Texas and Florida, the two states where one-third of all infections nationwide were recorded last week. But the Republican leaders there have strenuously resisted public health advice, pushing back against mask mandates and vaccination requirements.
A coalition of groups sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Tuesday morning calling for the infrastructure bills moving through Congress to bolster nascent carbon capture and storage ventures.Why it matters: This may be the broadest coalition yet put together to advocate for carbon capture and storage policies (CCS). Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The letter is backed by major unions, including United Steelworkers and the AFL-CIO, along with big co
WASHINGTON — A week of public health reversals from the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has left Americans with pandemic whiplash, sowing confusion about coronavirus vaccines and mask-wearing as the delta variant upends what people thought they knew about how to stay safe. Vaccines remain effective and highly protective against hospitalization and death, even among those infected with the extremely contagious delta variant. Mask-wearing prevents transmission of the
President Biden and his top aides are rebuffing activists who want the White House to pressure Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire, sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell Axios.Behind the scenes: Both Biden and White House chief of staff Ron Klain believe applying such pressure — publicly or even privately — would politicize and damage the institution of the Supreme Court, the sources said. They're also afraid it could backfire.Stay on top of the latest market trends and
Ohio's Mike Carey, a Trump-backed candidate, faces a crowded Republican primary Tuesday, just seven days after another Trump candidate lost in Texas.
The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms and wildfires. Notably, the deal omits mention of a Clean Electricity Standard, a key element of Biden's climate plan that would require the electric grid to replace fossil fuels with renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydropower.
Parents in some parts of the U.S. are increasingly frustrated at their deadlocked school districts when it comes to masking policies and the few options for protecting unvaccinated kids this fall. The big picture: The Biden administration's recent plea that people wear masks indoors again risks falling on deaf ears in the hardest-hit states, leaving families who are at odds with local policies in a quandary. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscr
Five months ago, former heads of the Food and Drug Administration urged Joe Biden to make filling that position a priority, but it's still vacant.
Ex-president hails Mike Carey’s victory in special election seen as test of Trump’s continuing hold on party Mike Carey speaks at the kick-off of his campaign in Grove City, Ohio, in June. Photograph: Barbara J Perenic/AP Donald Trump was spared fresh political embarrassment on Tuesday when his favoured candidate won a Republican primary election in Ohio. The coal lobbyist Mike Carey, endorsed by the former president, was on course for a comfortable victory over Ron Hood and Jeff LaRe in the sta
The Republican race was closely watched in its final days after the loss last week of a Trump-endorsed candidate in a special House election in Texas.
The longtime coal lobbyist was backed by former President Donald Trump, who had called Carey a “courageous fighter” who will be tough on crime.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration is preparing to offer coronavirus vaccines to migrants in U.S. custody along the Mexico border, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Under the broad outlines of the new plan, the Department of Homeland Security will vaccinate the migrants soon after they cross into the United States and await processing by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said the Post, which cited two unnamed DHS officials. Until now, only a limited number of migrants have received the vaccine while held in longer-term U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities, the Post said.
Carey's fortunes in the special election posed a key test of the former president's power and influencer over the GOP electorate.
Biden singled out Florida and Texas, both GOP-led hot spots that have pushed back against coronavirus restrictions in recent days.
Following pressure from Rep. Cori Bush, as well as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Biden administration reversed its position on Tuesday.
A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. The temporary order by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone of El Paso is at least a short-term victory for the Biden administration, which had warned that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's plan would create more problems amid high levels of summer border crossings in Texas —- particularly in the Rio Grande Valley, which one U.S. official called the “epicenter of the current surge.” In a sign of the growing strain, local officials there who have rebuffed Abbott's hardline immigration actions to jail border crossers and build new barrier declared a local state of disaster this week as COVID-19 cases climb and capacity at migrant shelters is stretched.
“[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."