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Department of Veterans Affairs 'moving ahead' to provide gender-affirming surgery to transgender veterans: report

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough speaks during a press briefing at the White House, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to pay for gender-affirming surgery as part of veterans' healthcare, CNN reported. VA health insurance currently pays for hormone therapy and mental health services, but not surgery. There are about 134,000 transgender veterans, according to an estimate from the National Center for Transgender Equality. See more sto...
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Over 50 House Republicans call on Biden to replace Harris in leading immigration efforts at US-Mexico border

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at the White House on May 17, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Over 50 Republicans have called on Biden to replace Vice President Harris in immigration efforts at the border. "Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand," the group said. The administration has emphasized that Harris is not a "czar" in charge of managing the border. Sign up for the 10 Things...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Ice, Wisconsin, Migrants


'Our sweet, good boy': First pooch Champ Biden dies, age 13, after months in White House

All good dogs go to heaven, and Champ Biden, who died Saturday at age 13, was a good dog.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ethics experts are concerned that the children of top Biden aides are getting jobs in the White House, report says

The White House insists that President Joe Biden has the "highest ethical standards of anyone to ever hold this office." Getty Images Several children and relatives of President Joe Biden's top aides have secured jobs in the administration. At least five children of Biden senior staffers work in the White House, The Washington Post reported. Senior counsel Steve Ricchetti has three children working for Biden, the paper said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several chil...
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Biden says the Delta variant - set to become the US's dominant strain - is 'particularly dangerous for young people'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden warned Friday that the Delta variant is "particularly dangerous for young people." Delta appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. Young people who are unvaccinated and socially active may be more susceptible than others. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden warned...
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Morning Memo: Sorry, Suckas, Obamacare Isn’t Going Anywhere

A lot of things have happened. Here are some of them. The Death Blow To The GOP's Anti-Obamacare Crusade House Republican leadership is indicating that they've given up their war against Obamacare after the Supreme Court killed Texas’ challenge to it yesterday. House GOP leadership released a statement predictably complaining about  Obamacare but notably didn't say anything about another attempt to kill the law. Obama cheered SCOTUS' decision. "This ruling reaffirms what we have long...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Washington Post, White House, Fox, Gop, New York Times, Fox News, Michigan, Jackson, Republican, Biden, Wall Street Journal


Top Stories this PM: Catholic bishops vs. Biden; Taylor Swift's latest rerelease; HBO blames the intern

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Bishops vs. Biden. Catholic Bishops voted to advance guidance that would ban President Joe Biden from receiving communion in response to his support of abortion rights. The exact language of the document will be drafted and then voted on in November, The New York Times reported. Biden is a practicing Catholic who regularly attends Mass.Should the preside...
Tags: Hbo, Texas, News, Taylor Swift, Obama, White House, America, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Catholic, Chrissy Teigen, Biden, Taylor, Trump


Mike Pence heckled with chants of ‘traitor!’ at conservative Christian conference – live

Former vice-president jeered at Faith & Freedom summitMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 7.20pm BST More than 300 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered since Joe Biden took office in January, the White House announced in a press release.“Today, thanks to the President’s COVID-19 strategy, the virus is in retreat. 300 million shots have been administered in 150 days, COVID-19 cases and deaths ha...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Alaska, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Interior


Biden to mark US administering 300 million Covid-19 shots in 150 days

President Joe Biden on Friday will mark the United States administering 300 million Covid-19 shots in 150 days and give an update on the nation's response to the pandemic, according to a White House official.
Tags: White House, US, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Biden


Trump White House doctor, 13 other House Republicans urge Biden to take cognitive test

Former White House doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson and 13 other Republicans want President Joe Biden to take a mental cognition test and share the results.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell walks out on Jordan Klepper after 'Daily Show' host grills him about his election conspiracy theories

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and “Daily Show” correspondent Jordan Klepper have a heated exchange during the MAGA Frank Free Speech Rally in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on June 12, 2021. Daily Show via Twitter Mike Lindell stormed off during an interview with the "Daily Show" correspondent Jordan Klepper. In a segment broadcast on Thursday, Klepper confronted Lindell about his election conspiracy theories. "You guys are horrible," Lindell told Klepper before storming off. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Comedy Central, Trends, News UK, Wisconsin, Daily Show, Biden, Trump, Lindell, Jordan Klepper, Klepper, Mike Lindell, Steve Bannon, MyPillow


Trump's former physician sent a letter to Biden asking him take a cognitive test - and more than a dozen Republicans signed it

President Joe Biden (L) and Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas (R). Alex Wong/Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Trump's former physician, Rep. Ronny Jackson, has called on Biden to take a cognitive test. Jackson said on Thursday he was circulating a letter among House GOP colleagues. More than a dozen Republicans have so far signed the letter, which was sent to Biden directly. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas, who used to be Trump's White ...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Fox News, Pentagon, Jackson, Biden, Anthony Fauci, George W Bush, Trump, Sean Hannity


Harris' steps into high-wire act on voting rights as pressure builds on election bills

Vice President Harris leads the White House fight to protect voting rights as civil rights groups pressure Congress to pass a pair of election bills.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus live news: US launches $3.2bn virus treatment program; England opens vaccines to all adults

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gets Pfizer vaccine; England opens vaccines to all over 18s from Friday; new US program will focus on development of antiviral pillsUK’s green list update will be ‘cautious’, insiders warnPrevious Covid infection may not offer long-term protectionNetherlands offers free pickled herring as Covid jab incentiveMinisters will not tell workers to return to office when lockdown endsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.56am BST The health service in England w...
Tags: England, Wales, Scotland, White House, US, World news, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci


Biden got down on one knee to welcome the 94-year-old 'grandmother' of Juneteenth to the White House

Opal Lee (2nd L), the activist known as the grandmother of Juneteenth, US Vice President Kamala Harris look on as US President Joe Biden gives a pen to US Congresswoman Barbara Lee (L) after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. JIM WATSON/Getty Images President Joe Biden delivered a special greeting on Thursday to Opal Lee, a 94-year-old Texas activist. In 2016, Lee marched 1,400 miles from Fort Worth, Texas, to DC to advocate for making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Bide...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Cbs, Biden, Kamala Harris, Marshall, Lee, Fort Worth Texas, Barbara Lee


House Demands Docs From DOJ On Trump-era Records Seizure Of Congress, Journos

The House Judiciary Committee demanded on Thursday that the Justice Department provide documents and explanations for how and why it seized the records of House lawmakers, journalists, and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Doj, Justice Department, House Judiciary Committee, Don McGahn, Jerry Nadler, Josh Kovensky


Juneteenth becomes federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US

Biden signs bill at jubilant ceremony as US takes steps to confront shameful historyThe US will officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America, as a federal holiday after Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Thursday.At a jubilant White House ceremony, the president emphasized the need for the US to reckon with its history, even when that history is shameful. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Race, US, America, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US Congress, Biden, Kamala Harris, Juneteenth


Biden signs Juneteenth into a holiday, officially giving federal employees the day off Friday

President Joe Biden signed a bill making June 19th a federal holiday at a White House ceremony with Vice President Kamala Harris, Opal Lee and others.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden signs Juneteenth info a holiday, officially giving federal employees the day off Friday

President Joe Biden signed a bill making June 19th a federal holiday at a White House ceremony with Vice President Kamala Harris, Opal Lee and others.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Usa Today, Kamala Harris Opal Lee


Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?

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Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday – live

‘Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,’ president says‘It is time to move forward,’ Biden says after supreme court decisionSupreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millionsHouse votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade IraqNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 9.23pm BST Now that Joe Biden has signed the Juneteenth bill, June 19 officially becomes a federal holiday just two days before America commemorates the end...
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Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday after President Biden signs bill in White House ceremony

President Joe Biden signed a bill making June 19th a federal holiday at a White House ceremony with Vice President Kamala Harris, Opal Lee and others.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court said that GOP-controlled states challenging the law in the case lacked standing. The ruling in the case, California v. Texas, was 7-2. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.The 7-2 ruling l...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Arizona, Affordable Care Act


Analysis: We now have a good sense of how big the 'Always Trump' caucus is in Congress

In the five months since Donald Trump grudgingly left the White House, one of the central questions kicking around American politics is this: How big, exactly, is the group of pure "Always Trumpers" in Congress?
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Always Trump


Group-chat bans and 'daddy issues': A report on Andrew Giuliani's campaign to be New York's governor highlights family drama

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his son Andrew in 1998. Evy Mages/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images Andrew Giuliani's longshot NY gubernatorial bid was the subject of a New York Magazine profile. Strained family dynamics underpin the shoestring campaign, according to the magazine. Despite being a former White House aide, Andrew is reportedly not Trump's first pick. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Andrew Giuliani's gubernatorial bid was ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Republicans, White House, New York City, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, Republican, Rudy, Giuliani, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Long Island, New York Magazine


House votes to repeal 2002 war resolution that paved way for Iraq invasion

The Senate's Democratic leadership has vowed to take up the measure, and the White House has also endorsed it.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Senate, White House, Iraq, Usa Today


We now have a good sense of how big the 'Always Trump' caucus is in Congress

In the five months since Donald Trump grudgingly left the White House, one of the central questions kicking around American politics is this: How big, exactly, is the group of pure "Always Trumpers" in Congress?
Tags: Congress, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Always Trump


Biden accidentally called Putin 'President Trump' at his post-summit press conference, then corrected himself

President Joe Biden speaking at a press conference in Geneva following his meeting with President Vladimir Putin. C-SPAN Biden made a blunder when he started calling Putin "President Trump" on Wednesday. He made the error at a Geneva press conference following a summit with Putin. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden slipped up after meeting President Vladimir Putin, accidentally calling the Russian leader "President Trump."Biden quickly corrected himself an...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Arctic, Geneva, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump


Former White House adviser says dangerous coronavirus variant is 'like Covid on steroids'

As US states lift more coronavirus restrictions, experts are worried people who aren't fully vaccinated could contribute to further spread of the virus.
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Former WH adviser: Delta variant is 'like Covid on steroids'

A coronavirus variant first identified in India is "like Covid on steroids," Andy Slavitt, former White House senior adviser for Covid-19 response, said Wednesday.
Tags: News, White House, India, Stories, Andy Slavitt



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