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Biden administration tells facilities for migrant children to reopen to pre-pandemic levels

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The increase in arrivals of unaccompanied children put additional strain on the immigration system, which was operating under limited capacity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “We recognize the challenge of having these unaccompanied children come across the......

Biden administration takes credit for WHO not releasing early summary of COVID-19 origins report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration is taking partial credit for the World Health Organization’s decision to backtrack on releasing an early summary of findings from the joint China-WHO team, which conducted an early 2021 investigation into the coronavirus origins. The United......

White House: Biden believes U.S. authorizations for military force need updating

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden holds a meeting on infrastructure with members of Congress in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden believes that authorizations for the use of military force that have been......

For Biden, Deliberation and Caution, Maybe Overcaution, on the World Stage

New York Times
But the early indications suggest that Mr. Biden is moving slower on the world stage than he is at home. And that is partly rooted in his belief, his national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said in an interview, that the United States will regain its global influence only after it......

Watch live: Biden Covid team holds briefing as more states lift pandemic restrictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here [The stream is slated to start at 11 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe Biden‘s Covid-19 response team is holding a news briefing Friday on the coronavirus pandemic,......

Trump’s Department of Veterans Affairs left a time bomb for Biden team

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation, delay or rescheduling of almost 20 million medical appointments for veterans.  Part of that is a result of many Veterans Affairs medical facilities being fully or partially shut down......

The Promises to Coal Country Are Familiar, but Can Biden Deliver?

New York Times
“I made the choice to be a coal miner,” he said. “I could have probably gone to college and pursued a different career, but I didn’t.” “I don’t know nothing else,” he added. Matt Wireman, the county judge executive of Magoffin County, sees considerable potential in his community. The county......

Biden DOJ urges Supreme Court to dismiss ‘sanctuary city’ cases

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In letters filed with the court in all three cases related to sanctuary cities, the Justice Department said it had come to an agreement with the parties on the issue. Under President Donald Trump, the department had won one......

Biden has asked team to travel to Mexico border and report on influx of children

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden has asked senior officials to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border and brief him on the government response to the influx of unaccompanied minors and steps to ensure their safety and care, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. Biden’s administration is facing criticism from......

Biden climate envoy John Kerry talking to banks, asset managers about mobilizing capital for clean energy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. climate envoy John Kerry speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, January 27, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate, is holding discussions with leaders in the financial sector......

Nearly 160 million U.S. households to get virus stimulus checks: White House

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki answers a question from a journalist during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A total of 158.5 million households would receive direct payments under the Senate version of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus......

Covid-19 Live Updates: States Face Pushback as Biden Criticizes Mask Moves

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. The state has been affected deeply by the coronavirus pandemic, recording more than 44,000 deaths and nearly 2.7 million cases.Credit…Montinique Monroe/Getty Images The outrage didn’t stop at the Texas......

Cotton to block Garland’s quick confirmation to lead Biden DOJ

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The hold that Cotton has placed on Garland’s nomination means that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will need to clear a procedural hurdle before a final confirmation vote. Democrats had hoped that Republicans would agree to skip that step, particularly......

Biden to meet with U.S. lawmakers on infrastructure push

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will meet Thursday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on the White House’s planned push for a massive jump in spending on projects to restore crumbling infrastructure. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attend a meeting with bipartisan......

Digital Artists Recreated The Changes The Oval Office Went Through Over The Last 100 Years

IA
The Oval Office became the central place of every American president since the beginning of the 20th century. It’s a tradition for every incoming president to change the décor in the Oval Office, from the upholstery to the wallpapers. The process is meant to reflect a president’s individual personality and......

Democrats Narrow Stimulus Payments as Biden Works to Keep Aid Plan on Track

New York Times
The legislation, which Democrats hope to push through the Senate by the weekend, remains among the largest federal relief packages in modern American history. It would deliver hundreds of billions of dollars for vaccine distribution, hospitals, state and local governments and families struggling to recover from the economic toll of......

President Joe Biden slams governors for lifting mask mandates, calls it ‘Neanderthal thinking’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a bipartisan meeting on cancer legislation in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, March 3, 2021. Alex Brandon | Pool | Reuters President Joe Biden on Wednesday slammed states that repealed......

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