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Harris brushes off question on staff shake-up after senior adviser announces departure

Harris brushes off question on staff shake-up after senior adviser announces departure

Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday offered praise for her departing senior adviser, Symone Sanders, while brushing off a question about a larger staff shake up in her office. “I love Symone, and I can’t wait to see what she will do next, and I know that it’s been a, you know, it’s been three…MORE

Bidens set to attend National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony
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Bidens set to attend National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

The first family and the second family are set to attend the National Christmas Tree lighting outside the White House Thursday afternoon. The event, taking place on the Ellipse, will mark the first tree lighting since President Joe Biden took office. Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland are scheduled to speak at the ceremony. The…MORE

US Army and FAA investigating military flyover of NFL game
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US Army and FAA investigating military flyover of NFL game

The US military and the Federal Aviation Administration are reviewing a flyover of an NFL game last month to determine if the military helicopters flew too low over civilians in violation of aviation regulations. A military inquiry is underway by the 101st Airborne Division to determine if members of its combat aviation brigade violated any…MORE

EPA urges states to target billions in new water infrastructure funding to historically underserved communities

EPA urges states to target billions in new water infrastructure funding to historically underserved communities

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled billions of dollars in new federal water infrastructure funding on Thursday, urging states to utilize the federal dollars from the recent bipartisan infrastructure law to address environmental impacts faced by historically underserved communities. The bipartisan infrastructure law provided more than $50 billion to the EPA for improvements in water infrastructure,…MORE

Florida’s DeSantis wants to hand out taxpayer dollars to businesses that defy vaccine mandates

Florida’s DeSantis wants to hand out taxpayer dollars to businesses that defy vaccine mandates

As Florida Republicans, led by Gov. Ron DeSantis, escalate their fight against President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate, they are testing a new method to support resisters: giving taxpayer money to the unvaccinated. Florida is one of a handful of states that now ensures people who refuse the shot remain eligible for unemployment benefits if…MORE

New details shed light on ways Mark Meadows pushed federal agencies to pursue dubious election claims
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New details shed light on ways Mark Meadows pushed federal agencies to pursue dubious election claims

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’ new cooperation with the January 6 House select committee could give investigators a valuable window into how former President Donald Trump and his allies tried to enlist government officials to pursue baseless election conspiracy theories — an effort new CNN reporting reveals Meadows was central to in…MORE

GOP attacks Biden over pandemic response while fighting key tools to curb the virus
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GOP attacks Biden over pandemic response while fighting key tools to curb the virus

Republicans are cranking up their crusade against federal vaccine mandates, making their resistance to the Biden administration’s pandemic response efforts a prominent rallying cry in the GOP — even as they simultaneously criticize the President for failing to get the virus under control. From the outset, the GOP has been fighting vaccine mandates at the…MORE

US and allies impose new sanctions on Belarus over migrant crisis and ongoing human rights abuses
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US and allies impose new sanctions on Belarus over migrant crisis and ongoing human rights abuses

The United States joined with international allies to impose new sanctions on Belarus Thursday in response to the migrant crisis on the border with Poland and the political repression and ongoing human rights violations committed by the Lukashenko regime. The US, United Kingdom, European Union, and Canada took coordinated action against a number of Belarusian…MORE

Tough politics around oil and gas are preventing Joe Biden from being a climate hero
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Tough politics around oil and gas are preventing Joe Biden from being a climate hero

A long-awaited Department of Interior report on federal oil and gas leasing, tellingly released on Black Friday, is drawing criticism from multiple fronts. The review, which was expected in June, recommended an increase in leasing fees for companies seeking to drill for oil and gas on federal land and water. But while it mentioned climate…MORE

Due to court order, ‘Remain in Mexico’ rules for migrants are likely to restart Monday
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Due to court order, ‘Remain in Mexico’ rules for migrants are likely to restart Monday

The Biden administration plans to relaunch the Trump-era border program known as “Remain in Mexico” on Monday due to a court order, meaning the US will again send migrants to Mexico to await their immigration court hearings, administration officials announced Thursday. Restarting the program is still pending final approval from Mexico, which is expected soon…MORE

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