36.64 F
New York
March 5, 2021

New York Times Politics

New Yorkers say that Cuomo shouldn’t resign, but that he shouldn’t run for re-election either.

New York Times
Reeling from multiple scandals and faced with crescendoing calls for his resignation, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has managed to retain the support of most voters in his state. But that support appears to come with a time limit attached. Fifty-five percent of the participants in a Quinnipiac......

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......

Private Insurance Wins in Democrats’ First Try at Expanding Health Coverage

New York Times
Democrats spent much of the 2020 presidential primary debating the best way to expand public health insurance. They sparred over whether to enroll everyone in public coverage — the preferred policy of Senator Bernie Sanders — or to give everyone a choice to do so, the public option plan that......

British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers

New York Times
Measures that grant workers paid time off when they become parents have not always benefited the lawmakers who have created the rules. In Britain this week, Parliament updated the law so that senior government officials could take paid maternity leave without needing to resign their posts. Only a few countries,......

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......

Action on Stimulus Bill Halts as Senate Clerks Read All 628 Pages Aloud

New York Times
Asked when the process would end, Senator Mike Braun, Republican of Indiana, observed, “I think that we’re just a captive of the time here.” Setting a brisk, modulated pace, Mr. Merlino and a small cluster of colleagues embarked on the reading marathon at 3:21 p.m., paging through the hefty stack......

Capitol Police Chief Asks to Extend National Guard Presence

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The acting chief of the Capitol Police formally asked the Defense Department on Thursday to keep thousands of National Guard troops on Capitol Hill beyond their scheduled departure next week as she warned of an increase in threats against lawmakers. The request came only after Yogananda D. Pittman,......

One and Done: Why People Are Eager for Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine

New York Times
In North Dakota this week, health officials are sending their first Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to pharmacies and urgent care clinics, where people who don’t necessarily have a regular doctor can get the single jab. In Missouri, doses are going to community health centers and rural hospitals. And in......

Treasury to Invest $9 Billion in Minority Communities

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration unveiled a plan on Thursday to invest $9 billion in minority communities, taking an initial step in fulfilling its promise to ensure that those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic have access to loans as the economy recovers. The Treasury Department said it......

C.I.A. to Expand Inquiry Into Mysterious Health Episodes Overseas

New York Times
WASHINGTON — A new C.I.A. task force is trying to expand efforts to find the cause of a series of mysterious incidents that injured its officers around the world, in particular in Cuba, China and Russia, the agency said this week. The task force will work with the State Department......

BBC Apologizes for Interview With Cory Booker Impostor

New York Times
The BBC has issued an apology and started an investigation after airing an interview with a man who posed as Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. The network said in a statement that the unidentified man was interviewed on the “Newshour” radio program last Friday, adding that the appearance appeared......

Republicans Won Blue-Collar Votes. They’re Not Offering Much in Return.

New York Times
As the election returns rolled in showing President Donald J. Trump winning strong support from blue-collar voters in November while suffering historic losses in suburbs across the country, Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, a Republican, declared on Twitter: “We are a working class party now. That’s the future.” And with......

Targeting State Restrictions, House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Expansion

New York Times
Study after study, including by Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department, has concluded no widespread fraud exists. “In this country, if the people who win elections want to hold onto power, they need to perform well, pass sound policies and earn the support of the voters again,” said Senator Mitch McConnell......

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......

Officials Put ‘Unusual’ Limits on D.C. National Guard Before Riot, Commander Says

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials placed “unusual” restrictions on the D.C. National Guard before the Capitol riot, its commander told senators on Wednesday, saying the military leaders’ fears of a repeat of aggressive tactics used during racial justice protests last year slowed decision-making and squandered time as the violence by a......

Capitol Police Warn of March 4 Threat Amid New QAnon Conspiracy Theories

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Capitol Police force is preparing for another assault on the Capitol building on Thursday after obtaining intelligence of a potential plot by a militia group, just two months after a mob of Trump loyalists and extremists attacked the building, leaving five dead and hundreds injured. Leaving nothing......

Facebook Lifts Ban on Political Advertising

New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Wednesday that it planned to lift its ban on political advertising across its network, resuming a form of digital promotion that has been criticized for spreading misinformation, falsehoods and inflaming voters. The social network said it would allow advertisers to buy new ads about......

Why the Georgia G.O.P.’s Voting Rollbacks Would Hit Black People Hard

New York Times
ATLANTA — After record turnout flipped Georgia blue for the first time in decades, Republicans who control the state Legislature are moving swiftly to implement a raft of new restrictions on voting access, mounting one of the biggest challenges to voting rights in a major battleground state following the 2020......

Exxon Mobil’s Chief Says It Is ‘Supportive’ of Zero-Emission Goals

New York Times
HOUSTON — Darren W. Woods rarely makes headlines even though he is the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the oil company that some people consider a top environmental villain and others think of as a vital engine of the U.S. economy. Few have taken seriously, or even noticed, that he......

Empty Office Buildings Squeeze City Budgets as Property Values Fall

New York Times
WASHINGTON — At a meeting with Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen last month, Jeff Williams, the mayor of Arlington, Texas, laid out his grim economic predicament: Heavy spending on coronavirus testing and vaccine distribution had dwarfed dwindling tax revenue, forcing the city to consider painful cuts to services and jobs.......

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Click whichever is suitable. Accept Read More