Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban Without The U.S.?

President Biden stood in the Roosevelt Room at the White House and declared the end of U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan. He spoke from the same spot where former President George W. Bush announced the beginning of the war 20 years ago with a bombing campaign. “It’s time to end America’s longest war,”… Continue reading Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban Without The U.S.?

Biden Says His Climate Plan Means Jobs. Some Union Members Are Skeptical

President Biden is selling the climate friendly aspects of his $2 trillion infrastructure plan as a chance to create good-paying union jobs. But at a local branch of one of the country’s oldest unions, there are doubts that dealing with climate change will be good for workers here, in the oil-and-gas state of Pennsylvania. Boilermakers… Continue reading Biden Says His Climate Plan Means Jobs. Some Union Members Are Skeptical

OECD backs Biden’s plan to raise the minimum wage

The U.S. should go ahead with a plan to increase its federal minimum wage to help with a more inclusive recovery from the coronavirus crisis, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday. President Joe Biden wants to increase the minimum pay of federal employees to $15 per hour and an executive order… Continue reading OECD backs Biden’s plan to raise the minimum wage

President Biden calls for ‘peace and calm’ after a 20-year-old black man was killed by police in Minnesota

President Joe Biden has called for “peace and calm” in the wake of fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, saying his death does not justify violence or looting. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by female police on Sunday afternoon, pril 11, during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of… Continue reading President Biden calls for ‘peace and calm’ after a 20-year-old black man was killed by police in Minnesota

Betting Big On Electric Vehicles, Biden Faces Fraught Decision On Ga. Battery Plant

President Biden is pushing hard to get more Americans to buy electric vehicles to rein in global warming and spur domestic manufacturing. The $2 trillion infrastructure plan he is trying to sell to Congress includes about $174 billion to boost electric vehicle sales and production — more than the president proposes spending on roads and… Continue reading Betting Big On Electric Vehicles, Biden Faces Fraught Decision On Ga. Battery Plant

Biden Proposes $1.5 Trillion Federal Spending Plan

The Biden administration Friday unveiled a $1.5 trillion partial budget request for the next fiscal year, calling for increases across a range of domestic programs aimed at fighting poverty and climate change, while keeping defense spending relatively flat. The 41-page document lies out the White House’s spending priorities, and while it’s up to Congress to… Continue reading Biden Proposes $1.5 Trillion Federal Spending Plan

It Has To Stop’: Biden Takes Initial Action On Guns, Calls On Congress To Do More

Declaring U.S gun violence an “epidemic” and “an international embarrassment,” President Biden outlined actions to regulate certain firearms and to try to prevent gun violence after a spate of mass shootings in recent weeks and pressure from advocates. “This is an epidemic for God’s sake, and it has to stop,” Biden said. Biden made the… Continue reading It Has To Stop’: Biden Takes Initial Action On Guns, Calls On Congress To Do More

Task Force Investigates Whether Trump Separated Families Earlier Than Known

President Biden’s family separation task force is scouring through thousands of unreviewed files to determine whether the Trump administration began separating families within the first six months of coming into office. The task force uncovered 5,600 files from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement from Jan. 20, 2017, the day… Continue reading Task Force Investigates Whether Trump Separated Families Earlier Than Known

Biden To Announce Actions On Firearms, Tap Gun Safety Advocate To Lead ATF

President Biden on Thursday will announce initial steps his administration plans to take on firearm safety, along with the nomination of a prominent gun safety advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The moves, which were previewed Wednesday evening by a senior administration official, come after recent high-profile mass shootings put… Continue reading Biden To Announce Actions On Firearms, Tap Gun Safety Advocate To Lead ATF

With His Legacy In Mind, Biden Seeks U.S. Transformation With Infrastructure Plan

President Biden’s infrastructure train is leaving the station. In remarks Wednesday pushing for his sweeping $2.3 trillion plan, Biden said he wants to meet with Republicans on it and hopes to negotiate in “good faith” — a political tenet that hasn’t been practiced much in Washington, D.C., in recent years. But Biden is not waiting… Continue reading With His Legacy In Mind, Biden Seeks U.S. Transformation With Infrastructure Plan