Biden said he would be willing to break up his $1.75 trillion sprawling Build Back Better plan to try to get the most important elements passed.
Carlos Barria/ReutersThe Jan. 6 Committee will receive White House documents that former President Donald Trump desperately tried to keep out of investigators’ hands after the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Trump couldn't exert executive privilege over Joe Biden's administration.On Wednesday evening, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that it would not block the National Archives from turning over hundreds of documents to the Select Committee investigating the violent attack on the Capitol building
The congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas on Wednesday to two far-right leaders who had joined former President Donald Trump's unsuccessful attempt to overturn his election defeat. The House of Representatives committee said it believed Nicholas J. Fuentes and Patrick Casey have information about the planning, coordination and funding of events that preceded the attack. The two men "are leaders of the 'America First' or 'Groyper movement' and were present on the Capitol grounds on January 6th," the committee said in a statement.
For years, Donald Trump punctuated his reality TV spiels and presidential speeches with claims that his business and his many gold-plated properties were “huge,” “amazing,” the biggest and the best. The office's civil investigation into Trump found that he and his company regularly fudged the value of assets on financial statements given to banks, insurers and tax authorities. Lawyers who examined the details of the allegations told The Associated Press that while Attorney General Letitia James could potentially bring a lawsuit alleging fraud, she will face two major hurdles: proving both an intent to deceive and that banks that loaned Trump money were actually fooled.
Responding to a question from Yahoo News’ Alexander Nazaryan at a press conference on Wednesday, President Biden said Republican obstructionism has been much worse under his administration compared to when he was Barack Obama’s vice president.
While defending the White House’s track record during his first year in office, President Biden lamented Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s lack of a policy plan and former President Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican Party.
School closures dropped markedly over the long weekend, as the Omicron-fueled coronavirus surge appears to have abated in many parts of the nation. Still, thousands of schools remain closed, prolonging a crisis that poses educational, economic and — increasingly — political challenges.
Appearing at a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee meeting Wednesday, the comedian and activist called on members of Congress to help Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans suffering from exposure to toxic burn pits.
Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor issued a rare joint statement Wednesday after NPR reported that Gorsuch refused a request by Chief Justice John Roberts to wear a mask in the courtroom.
For months, the Justice Department has provided little public indication of whether, or how seriously, it is investigating the role played by former President Donald Trump in the violent attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. But Tuesday, for the first time, evidence emerged in court papers that prosecutors have posed questions to at least one Jan. 6 defendant that were “focused on establishing an organized conspiracy” involving Trump and his allies to “disrupt” the work of Congress. The papers
New York Attorney General Letitia James disclosed new details Tuesday night about her civil investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business, saying the probe has uncovered evidence suggesting the fraudulent valuing of multiple assets and misrepresentations of those values to financial institutions for economic benefit.
Progressive Vermont senator believes ‘there’s a very good chance’ Democrats will face challenges over their filibuster stance Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to striking Kellogg's workers in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan, in December. Photograph: Seth Herald/AFP/Getty Images Bernie Sanders has said he may consider supporting primary challengers against colleagues Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, the two Democrat holdouts in debate over whether to amend the filibuster to pass voting rights legisla
WASHINGTON — One of the largest contributors to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s political rise announced Tuesday that it would cut off its financial support if the senator continues to refuse to change the Senate’s filibuster rules to allow for passage of far-reaching voting rights legislation. Emily’s List, the largest funder of female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights, made the extraordinary announcement as the Senate barreled toward votes this week on a bill to reverse restrictions on v
The court has long said that because money buys the ability to spread a political message, limits on expenditures implicate the First Amendment.
Sweeping protections for voters, already passed by House and backed by Biden, fail to clear 60-vote procedural hurdle Ilhan Omar and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus talk outside the Senate about voting rights legislation on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Senate Democrats failed again to pass sweeping new voting protections on Wednesday, in what may be the most brutal blow yet to efforts strengthen protections for voters at a perilous moment for US demo
By turns blustery and defiant, reflective and hopeful, President Biden used just the second press conference of his presidency on U.S. soil to argue that his administration has hardly been the moribund and aimless affair depicted by Republicans and in some media reports.
A growing number of Senate Democrats are urging their colleagues to begin paring back the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better agenda to salvage what they can, abandoning hopes of the transformational to achieve the possible.Why it matters: Democrats are desperate to notch a win. President Biden's popularity is sagging in the polls, the pandemic is raging and the party's record of passing crucial legislation has been muddled. Biden himself conceded during his news conference Wednesday that passing t
Jill Biden is expanding her communications team in anticipation of increased demand for the first lady ahead of this fall's midterm elections, Axios has learned.Why it matters: First ladies are often more popular than their husbands and become valuable surrogates during elections. Kelsey Donahue, who worked as an assistant press secretary for first lady Michelle Obama, will join the three-person communications team.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.In lie
Over nearly two hours on Wednesday, President Biden admitted the GOP has effectively blocked his agenda, Vladimir Putin can invade Ukraine with impunity and the coronavirus moves faster than the public health apparatus.Why it matters: A big part of any president's mystique and leverage comes from the perception of the power they wield. Biden gave himself high marks on nearly every issue during his news conference, but he also gave his allies and adversaries — not to mention his staff — plenty to
The White House is considering requiring migrants aged 5 and older to receive a coronavirus vaccination as a condition for crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to await court hearings, Axios has learned.Why it matters: The Biden administration has been offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people in immigration detention centers or shelters but hasn't yet offered it to other migrants who've crossed the border — much less required it.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios
President touts accomplishments but acknowledges failure to foresee Trump’s grip on Republican party Joe Biden holds a press conference in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock Joe Biden spent decades in Washington, striving to reach the White House. When he achieved the goal a year ago on Thursday, at the age of 78, he spoke of a “winter of peril and possibility”, of cascading crises as an opportunity to think big and aim high. It turns out the Washington h
Facing the potential of losing control of Congress, President Joe Biden entered the midterm election year on Wednesday pledging to connect more frequently with voters and present a starker contrast with Republicans aiming to blunt his agenda. During a nearly two-hour news conference marking his first anniversary in office, Biden promised to more frequently travel the country making a case that, despite persistent challenges during the pandemic, his administration has notched notable achievements.
“Cooking is the No. 1 way you’re polluting your home … You’re basically living in this toxic soup.”
“People (myself included) like cooking with gas! It’s one of the few energy uses that inspires brand loyalty to the fuel consumed.”
“It’s time to start making new buildings all-electric and switching out all those existing gas appliances, including gas stoves.”
“If you're looking for personal ways to protect the environment and your health right now, you have much bigger fish to fry.”
“Market-based solutions have not achieved their desired goals, thus new ways of thinking need to emerge.”