Descendants of men and women who designed and implemented the New Deal are keeping the pressure on President Joe Biden to go big, but time is ticking.
Biden wants to spend billions to create new passenger train lines, including one connecting the Lehigh Valley to New York. Its future is uncertain.
Cold reality intrudes on Biden’s first few months as leftist Democrats frustrated with president’s agenda stalling in Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked, pointedly: “Are we passing the deal that helps working people the most? Are we passing the deal that makes the most jobs? A deal that brings down the most climate emissions?’ Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP They were pointed questions, not personal criticisms. But they will have conveyed a warning to Joe Biden that the patience of the le
As a Trump voter, I'm calling on Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to support Joe Biden's jobs plan. The people of Arizona need it.
Their point man on guns is preparing to vote on a scaled-down bill aimed at uniting the party and picking up a limited number of Republican votes.
Former Vice President Mike Pence privately praised a White House official after he “unloaded” on Donald Trump for the former president’s controversial remarks about the deadly “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a new book. National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn was “alarmed” by Trump’s remarks, and “unloaded” on him, according to an excerpt in Politico from “Frankly We Did Win This Election’: The Inside Story of How Donald Trump Lost,” written by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael C. Bender. Trump insisted there there were “very fine people on both sides” after an avowed white nationalist deliberately drove his vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters, at the 2017 rally, injuring 19 people and murdering 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
The wife of whistleblower Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman wasn’t having it when Rep. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tried to troll President Joe Biden with a Ukraine dig that was completely inaccurate. Remember when freezing military aid to Ukraine was an impeachable offense?
Georgia's secretary of state said on Friday that 101,789 "obsolete and outdated" names will be removed from the state's voter registration rolls to keep voter files "up to date."The big picture: The announcement comes as several Republican-controlled states, including Georgia, have passed or signed into law legislation that imposes new and often restrictive voting measures. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The removal of the 100,000 names is the first "m
LaGRANGE, Ga. — Lonnie Hollis has been a member of the Troup County election board in West Georgia since 2013. A Democrat and one of two Black women on the board, she has advocated Sunday voting, helped voters on Election Days and pushed for a new precinct location at a Black church in a nearby town. But this year, Hollis will be removed from the board, the result of a local election law signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican. Previously, election board members were selected by both political p
At least five children of Biden's senior staff are now working in the administration, The Washington Post reported.
Biden’s 70% vaccination target by Fourth of July likely to fall short as efforts to entice people to get shots have lost their initial impact A deserted walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations site in downtown Washington DC on 1 June. The US is now experiencing its first slowdown in the rate of daily shots. Photograph: Anita Beattie/AFP/Getty Images With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden’s 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine ince
The sixth round of indirect nuclear talks between the United States and Iran ended on Sunday with progress but without a deal, according to the European Union's envoy to the negotiations.The big picture: The Biden administration has said it would like to finalize an agreement with Iran to return to the 2015 nuclear deal before the inauguration in August of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, who won the presidency over the weekend.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.T
At a Florida event, the MyPillow founder said that "one prophet guy" told him years ago that he and Donald Trump would become great friends.
Progressive policies like pot legalization and Medicaid expansion became law through ballot initiatives. Now some Republican-led states are working to limit that process.
The Viatris plant in West Virginia has been making pharmaceuticals since 1965 – but it’s closing down and laying workers off Biden during a campaign event in Detroit in September. Biden has proposed taxing companies that offshore jobs, but it remains to be seen whether he will be successful. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP “Disbelief. Distraught and traumatized.” Just some of the words United Steelworkers Local 8-957 president Joe Gouzd used to describe how he and hundreds of other workers felt
The Washington Post has uncovered the startling background of a Virginia woman leading two firms peddling the “Italygate” rigged election theory to the White House claiming that an Italian defense contractor used military satellites to switch votes to Joe Biden. In one particularly outlandish incident, business executive and one-time Republican congressional candidate Michele Roosevelt Edwards sat for a TV interview in a $30 million Virginia mansion she claimed was her home. Despite the unusual details of Edwards’ background and the fantastical theory pushed by her firms, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows nevertheless pressed then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to look into Italygate.
TAOYUAN, Taiwan (Reuters) -Taiwan welcomed 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States on Sunday as help from a true friend, more than doubling the major semiconductor-producing island's arsenal of shots as it deals with a cluster of domestic infections. Washington, competing with Beijing to deepen geopolitical clout through "vaccine diplomacy," initially had promised to donate 750,000 doses but increased that number as President Joe Biden's administration advances its pledge to send 80 million U.S.-made shots around the world. Speaking from her office in comments broadcast after the arrival of the Moderna Inc shots, President Tsai Ing-wen expressed her "sincere gratitude".
Former White House doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson and 13 other Republicans want President Joe Biden to take a mental cognition test and share the results.
People across the country are celebrating Juneteenth National Independence Day.The big picture: The date, June 19, memorializes when some of the last enslaved people in Texas learned about their freedom under the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freePresident Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation making Juneteenth the newest federal holiday.Many Americans have annually commemorated the anniv
The United States is shipping 2.5 million vaccine doses to Taiwan as the island faces its first major coronavirus outbreak, State Department spokesman Ned Price announced Saturday.The big picture: The United States initially pledged to donate 750,000 doses, but the number increased after President Biden said the United States would send 80 million shots made in the U.S. around the world, per Reuters, which first reported on the shipment.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Sub
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) vetoed funding for the state's legislature on Friday as he promised to do earlier in June after state Democrats staged a walkout to protest and block a GOP-back voting reform bill.Why it matters: Funding is no longer lined up for the entire state legislature — including the paychecks of state lawmakers and their staff members and the budgets of legislative agencies — though it is unclear if the unprecedented veto is constitutional, according to the Texas Tribune.Stay o
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Saturday announced the passing of their German shepherd Champ, who they called a "constant, cherished companion" for 13 years. Champ was one of two German shepherds living at the White House with the president and first lady. Biden got Champ in 2008, the year he was elected vice president under President Barack Obama.
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”