Clyburn echoes Scott's comments on race

"A racist country would never elect Barack Obama president or Kamala Harris vice president," the South Carolinian said in an interview.
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GOP state lawmaker facing criminal charges related to a video that appears to show him allowing right-wing protestors to enter the Oregon Capitol

In this Dec. 21, 2020, file photo, pro-Trump and anti-mask demonstrators hold a rally outside the Oregon State Capitol as legislators meet for an emergency session in Salem, Ore. Andrew Selsky, File/AP Video shows a GOP state lawmaker letting in protestors into the Oregon state capitol on December 21. Oregon Rep. Mike Nearman faces two charges in connection with the incident. Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek called Nearman's actions a "serious breach of public trust." See more st...
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WH expands behind-the-scenes lobbying as Biden makes public push for $4T proposals

President Joe Biden's major public -- and prime time -- push this week for his sweeping $4 trillion economic agenda was only one piece of the White House push to lay the groundwork to move his agenda.
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White House expands behind-the-scenes lobbying as Biden makes public push for $4 trillion proposals

President Joe Biden's major public -- and prime time -- push this week for his sweeping $4 trillion economic agenda was only one piece of the White House push to lay the groundwork to move his agenda.
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Newsmax Goes After Joe Biden for Picking a Dandelion for Jill

Host Grant Stinchfield suggested White House staff had planted the weed beforehand to facilitate what he sarcastically called a “sweet gesture.”
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‘National Security’ Excuse Takes War on Guns to Dangerous New Level

With his NSC proxies out there equating gun owners with terrorists ready to inflict “mass casualty attacks” on American soil, this is starting to sound more like Joe’s Plan to End Gun Owners. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “We share Biden’s view that the level of U.S. gun violence is a ‘national embarrassment,’” an April 22 Politico opinion piece declares. “But as National Security Council veterans who have specialized in counterterrorism—with direct experience involving far-right American terrori...
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Pants On Fire: Biden’s Bogus Gun Control Claim Up in Smoke

Joe Biden has been caught in another canard about guns. (Screen snip, Biden-Harris campaign.) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- When Joe Biden declared during his address to Congress and the country—as quoted by The Hill—that, “We need a ban on assault weapons and high capacity again. Don’t tell me it can’t be done. We did it before and it worked,” he evidently didn’t count on people listening who knew better. One of those people was the National Review’s David Harsanyi, and he quickly blew the whistl...
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President Biden Bans Travel from India Due to Covid-19 Surge

As they discussed the decision this week, top health officials warned the White House about uncertainty over how vaccines might respond...
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ICE said to transfer women out of detention center that became infamous over allegations of forced sterilization

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. The Trump administration is deporting several women who have alleged they were abused or mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to lawyers representing the women. AP Photo/Jeff Amy ICE has transferred out the last women at Irwin Cou...
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Biden to restrict travel from India to US due to rise in Covid-19 cases

India’s healthcare system has been overwhelmed by the latest surge, with 386,452 new cases – which may be an undercountThe US will restrict travel from India starting next week, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in Covid-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus.The limits, which take effect from 4 May, with bar most non-US citizens arriving from India from entering the United States. Continue reading...
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Newsmax settles a defamation lawsuit from a Dominion executive at the center of election conspiracy theories and issues an apology

Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy attends a dinner with Donald Trump and business leaders. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Dominion executive Eric Coomer reached a settlement with Newsmax, which he sued for defamation. Newsmax pushed false theories Coomer was in an "Antifa conference call" to rig the election. Coomer is still suing others, and his legal efforts are separate from Dominion's own lawsuits. See more stories on Insider's business page. An executive at Dominion...
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken heading to Ukraine to show support after Russia sparked fears of an invasion

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks after being introduced by President-elect Joe Biden as he introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images America's top diplomat is heading to Ukraine next week. This trip comes on the heels of a Russian military buildup that sparked fears of an invasion. The State Department said the trip is about showing support to ...
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How a 26-year-old Harvard graduate and nonprofit cofounder spends his day

Saad Amer. Courtesy of Saad Amer Saad Amer, 26, is the cofounder of the nonprofit Plus1Vote. The nonprofit seeks to help people vote in elections. He is also a fellow at Yale and works with the United Nations. See more stories on Insider's business page. No two days are the same for Saad Amer, the 26-year-old cofounder of Plus1Vote. Some days he's creating Instagram filters to educate people on the climate crisis; the next, he's helping send a million text messages to get yo...
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Kamala Harris to Give Naval Academy Commissioning Address

A White House official tells a Maryland news outlet that Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver the keynote address at the Naval Academy’s commissioning ceremony.
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Lawmakers Look to Crack Down on White House's Discretion in Allocating Agency Funding

Democrats decry "unelected officials" who make spending decisions in communities they do not understand.
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Biden to Veer From Trump, Obama Policies in Taking on NKorea

The White House says President Joe Biden plans to veer from the approaches of his two most recent predecessors as he tries to stop North Korea’s nuclear program, rejecting both Donald Trump’s deeply personal effort to win over Kim Jong Un and Barack Obama’s more hands-off approach.
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Biden Faces Legal, Political Complications in Mandating Coronavirus Vaccine for Troops

The authority to require troops to take an emergency use vaccine has rarely been tested and is politically risky, though the White House is positioning itself to try.
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Biden's Pentagon says it's canceling all border wall projects paid for with money Trump took from the military

Government contractors erect a section of Pentagon-funded border wall in Yuma Arizona, September 10, 2019. Matt York/AP The Pentagon is canceling all border wall projects that used redirected military funding. Under Trump, a national emergency declaration allowed military funds to be funneled to border projects. One of Biden's first acts as president was to halt work on the border wall. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pentagon said Friday that it is canceling borde...
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Biden is banning most travel from India to the US, but once said such restrictions would not stop COVID-19

US President Joe Biden speaks to the press after disembarking from Airforce One after arriving in Wilmington, Delaware on March 26, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration is banning most travel from India amid its escalating COVID-19 outbreak. Biden has gone back and forth on the issue of travel bans. Last year, Biden said that banning all travel from any part of the world would not stop COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden ad...
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Biden administration expected to ban most travel from India to US to limit COVID-19 spread

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Biden is expected to announce new travel restrictions from India to the US starting May 4. The administration will bar most non-US citizens from entering the country, Reuters reports. India has reported more than 300,000 new COVID-19 cases daily for nine days in a row. See more stories on Insider's business page. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to impose new travel restrictions on India starting Tuesday in light...
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Rebel ANC branches reject ‘stand-aside’ rule

Corruption charged eThekwini councillors and former mayor Zandile Gumede have been nominated The post Rebel ANC branches reject ‘stand-aside’ rule appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Analysis: Mask wearing should never have had any political significance

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden walked to a podium set up outside the White House to announce the new CDC guidance on mask-wearing when outdoors.
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Americans' personal income shot up 21.1% in March, a record dating back to at least 1946

Passers-by examine a storefront window on Boston's Newbury Street shopping district. Personal income and spending both jumped in March. Steven Senne, File via AP Personal income for Americans climbed by 21.1% in March, the Commerce Department said Friday. It's the highest on record in data that goes all the way back to 1946; spending was up by 4.2%. The income jump was supported by the $1.9 trillion stimulus signed into law by President Biden. See more stories on Insider's bus...
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All aboard! Biden celebrates Amtrak’s 50 years on the rails

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden, once a regular Amtrak rider, helped the nation’s passenger rail system celebrate 50 years of service Friday. As a U.S. senator, Biden was a fixture on Amtrak trains between his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington, D.C., when the Senate was in session. He continued riding Amtrak as vice president. He has sometimes been referred to as “Amtrak Joe.” But with a presidential train trip challenging because of security concerns, Bi...
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Analysis: Biden's mask-wearing doesn't have to be political

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden walked to a podium set up outside the White House to announce the new CDC guidance on mask-wearing when outdoors.
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Analysis: Joe Biden's mask-wearing doesn't have to be political

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden walked to a podium set up outside the White House to announce the new CDC guidance on mask-wearing when outdoors.
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Joe Biden's mask-wearing doesn't *have* to be political

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden walked to a podium set up outside the White House to announce the new CDC guidance on mask-wearing when outdoors.
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Jill Biden lets cat out of the bag: White House dogs to have new feline friend

New pet will be adopted from a rescue shelter and Biden’s dog Major has had training to to cope with cats
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Biden administration completes North Korea review process, will pursue 'calibrated' diplomacy

The Biden administration has completed its months-long North Korea policy review, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Friday, telling reporters that the United States "is open to and will explore diplomacy" in a practical way.
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US to restrict travel from India amid COVID outbreak

By Kaitlan Collins | CNN The Biden administration will restrict travel from India starting on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. “On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately,” she said in a statement. “The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in the India.” The administration will issue a 212(f) order res...
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