Democrats focus on abortion ahead of US midterms, spending shows | Women’s Rights News

Democrats in the United States are making abortion rights a central plank of their campaigns ahead of critical midterm elections, pumping an unprecedented amount of money into advertising on the issue. As the most intense period of campaigning begins, Democrats have already invested more than an estimated $124m this year in television advertising referencing abortion, […]

Biden pushed railways, unions to ‘be creative,’ White House says

President Joe Biden urged railway executives and union leaders to be creative and flexible in finding a compromise to avoid a shutdown that could have disrupted the transport of goods across the U.S., White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “The president’s message — it was very clear — we must get a deal done,” […]

Blinken discusses trade, migration with Mexican counterpart | Politics News

Top US diplomat Antony Blinken travels to Mexico City for high-level economic talks with Mexican government officials. United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has discussed “issues of mutual interest” with his Mexican counterpart, including drug trafficking, migration and trade, as top officials from the two countries met for high-level economic talks in Mexico City. […]

All we know (so far) about Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan

Caroline Purser | The Image Bank | Getty Images How much debt is getting canceled? Did I receive a Pell Grant? There’s a good chance you received one as part of your financial aid package while at college: Of the estimated 43 million borrowers who will benefit from the administration’s forgiveness plan, more than 60% […]

‘Human crisis’: Chicago seeks help as Texas buses over migrants | Migration News

Chicago says about 125 asylum seekers, many of them families with small children, arrived on board buses from Texas so far. A political battle over the immigration policies of US President Joe Biden’s administration has expanded in recent days, with officials in Chicago asking for volunteers and donations to assist with asylum seekers being bused […]

Mississippi capital’s water woes persist as aid trickles in | Joe Biden News

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official is scheduled to visit the US state of Mississippi, the White House has said, amid ongoing efforts to restore a flood-impaired, long-troubled water system. In Mississippi’s capital, Jackson, residents have been lining up at emergency distribution points to get bottled water for drinking and water to flush their […]

US judge again orders Lindsey Graham to testify in Georgia probe | Politics News

Judge restricts questions that Graham can be asked by grand jury investigating alleged 2020 election interference. A federal judge in the United States has ordered Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to answer questions in a Georgia state investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, but limited the scope […]

Here’s what you need to know about Biden’s student forgiveness plan

Jbyard | Istock | Getty Images For millions of Americans, learning on Wednesday that the Biden administration plans to move ahead with sweeping student loan forgiveness likely sparked feelings of relief — followed by a lot of questions. The government has already made a surprising number of answers available, though time will tell how smoothly […]

US announces new $775m Ukraine military aid package | Russia-Ukraine war News

Senior US defence official says package will include mine-resistant vehicles, surveillance drones and other weaponry. The United States has announced a new $775m military aid package for Ukraine, as the Biden administration pledged to keep helping the country stave off Russia’s continuing invasion “for as long as it takes”. In a statement on Friday, US […]

Education Dept. offers student loan borrowers in default a second chance

Drazen Zigic | Istock | Getty Images The U.S. Department of Education is giving federal student loan borrowers who’ve fallen behind on their debt a chance to get into current standing. As part of its “Fresh Start” initiative, the 7.5 million student loan borrowers who are in default will be able to return to repayment […]

Biden to sign Inflation Reduction Act into law, setting 15% minimum corporate tax rate

[The stream is slated to start at 3:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] After more than a year of debate over costs, taxes, tax credits and regulations, President Joe Biden is finally signing his sweeping tax, health and climate bill into law — albeit […]

Passage of Inflation Reduction Act gives Medicare historic new powers

A pharmacist collects medications for prescriptions at a pharmacy. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Medicare is poised to renegotiate the prices of some of its most expensive drugs through a historic expansion of its power, which could reduce costs for many seniors as well as federal spending on its prescription drug plan. The […]

Biden signs ‘burn pits’ law widening US veterans’ health benefits | Military News

United States President Joe Biden has signed legislation expanding healthcare for millions of US veterans who were exposed to toxins during their service – including smoke emanating from “burn pits”, contaminated water and Agent Orange used in the Vietnam war. Biden signed the bill, known as the PACT Act, on Wednesday. The law is expected […]

Micron to invest $40 billion in U.S. chip manufacturing

Sanjay Mehrota, CEO, Micron Scott Mlyn | CNBC Micron announced Tuesday it will invest $40 billion between now and 2030 to manufacture chips in the U.S. The investment is supported by grants and credits from the CHIPS and Science Act, which President Joe Biden will sign on Tuesday. Micron said it will create up to […]

Senate passes sweeping climate, health and tax package, putting Democrats on cusp of historic win

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds a news conference to tout the $430 billion drug pricing, energy and tax bill championed by Democrats at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. August 5, 2022.  Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats narrowly passed a sweeping climate and economic package on Sunday, putting President […]

Eli Lilly says Indiana’s abortion law will lead the drugmaker to grow in other states

An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, March 5, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Drugmaker Eli Lilly, one of the biggest employers in Indiana, said that the state’s newly passed law restricting abortions will cause the company to grow away from its home turf. […]

Biden tests positive for Covid again, will restart isolation despite no new symptoms

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to the media as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. July 20, 2022.  Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Joe Biden on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19 once again after consecutive days of testing negative for the virus, his physician said. Biden, 79, is experiencing no new symptoms and […]

Bill to boost U.S. chip production and competition with China clears key Senate hurdle

Thunderstorm clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol on July 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images A bipartisan bill to bolster domestic semiconductor manufacturing and boost U.S. competitiveness with China has cleared a key Senate vote, setting it up for final passage in the chamber in the coming days. The so-called cloture […]

President Joe Biden likely has Covid-19 BA.5 variant; symptoms improving

President Joe Biden, who tested positive today for Covid-19 this morning, posts on Twitter “Folks, I’m doing great. Thanks for your concern. Just called Senator Casey, Congressman Cartwright, and Mayor Cognetti (and my Scranton cousins!) to send my regrets for missing our event today.” Courtesy: White House President Joe Biden likely has the BA.5 Covid-19 variant […]

White House announces new $270m military package for Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

The latest tranche comes atop about $8bn in security assistance provided since the war began in late February. The White House has announced that the United States will send an additional $270m in security assistance to Ukraine, a package that will include more medium-range rocket systems and tactical drones. The announcement on Friday brings the […]

Joe Biden’s COVID-19 symptoms ‘have improved’, his doctor says | Joe Biden News

White House physician says US president is taking antiviral medication, as his vital signs remain ‘entirely normal’. US President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 symptoms “have improved”, his doctor has said, as his pulse, blood pressure and oxygen levels remain “entirely normal”. In a memo (PDF) released by the White house on, Biden physician, Keven O’Connor, said […]

Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19: White House | Joe Biden News

Biden, who is fully vaccinated and has had two booster shots is experiencing mild symptoms the White House says. United States President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and will continue to carry out his duties the White House has said. Biden, 79, who will isolate at the White […]

Russia taking steps to annex Ukraine territory, U.S. says

Britain’s Ministry of Defense has said that Russian forces, having seized the Luhansk province in the Donbas after weeks of intense shelling, are likely to employ the same tactics to seize Donetsk Scott Olson | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The White House said Tuesday that it has intelligence to indicate Russia is taking steps to […]

Joe Manchin raises $1 million from Bob Kraft, Wall Street, energy companies

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) walks to the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, June 7, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Sen. Joe Manchin’s reelection campaign raised over $1 million over three months thanks to donations from the likes of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, multiple Wall Street leaders and energy giants. […]

Biden fist bumps Saudi prince MBS after Jamal Khashoggi killing

President Joe Biden gave a friendly fist bump Friday to Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom the CIA has said likely ordered the brutal 2018 slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Biden’s warm gesture to Bin Salman as the president exited a limousine came ahead of their […]

Texas contests federal order to grant life-saving abortions | Courts News

US state sues Biden administration over guidance directing doctors to perform abortions when pregnant patients at risk. The US state of Texas has sued the Biden administration over recent federal guidelines directing doctors to perform emergency abortions in cases where the life of a pregnant patient is at risk. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced […]

JPMorgan CEO Dimon sums up U.S. economy in one paragraph — and it sounds bad

Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Christophe Morin | Bloomberg | Getty Images JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon on Thursday summarized the state of the U.S. economy in one paragraph, and it’s not all good. On the one hand, Dimon said the U.S. “economy continues to grow and both the job […]

Biden heads to Saudi Arabia for what could be a welcome reset

President of the United States Joe Biden holds a press conference on the final day of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images President Joe Biden is headed to Saudi Arabia this week as part of his first Middle East trip as commander-in-chief. He’s going […]

Most Democrats want Biden not to run for president in 2024

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the commencement address during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy Memorial Stadium on May 27, 2022 in Annapolis, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images A large majority of Democrats want someone other than President Joe Biden to be their party’s candidate for the White House in […]

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