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President Biden plans to boost his 'Buy American' law for federal agencies, from 55% US-made goods to 75%

President Joe Biden. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images President Biden is expanding rules for federal agencies to buy US-made products. Biden plans an immediate rise from 55% to 60% for US-made products in federal government contracts. Biden wants to further hike the figure to 75% in future, the White House said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden wants federal agencies to immediately increase the share of US-made products in their procurement contracts. The ...
Tags: White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Biden, Reuters, Mack Trucks, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Reuters Read, Anna Cooban, Joe Biden Anna


Trump threatened to primary GOP lawmakers who favor the bipartisan infrastructure plan. 17 Republicans just voted to advance it, including Mitch McConnell.

Former President Donald J. Trump speaks about filing a class-action lawsuits targeting Facebook, Google and Twitter and their CEOs, escalating his long-running battle with the companies following their suspensions of his accounts, during a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Wednesday, July 07, 2021 in Bedminster, NJ. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump threatened primary challengers to any Republicans who support the bipartisan infrastructur...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Republicans, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Republican Party, Republican, Biden


Arkansas Reports 33 New Covid-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators in Single Day

Arkansas hospitals placed 33 new covid-19 patients on ventilators Tuesday, according to the state’s department of health, bringing the total to 205 patients struggling for life on the machines. Sadly, that’s the highest number of patients on ventilators since January, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medicine, Articles, Arkansas, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Life Sciences, Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Vaccine Hesitancy, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


McConnell just said he'll vote to advance Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal in a major test vote

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does a cable news interview before the start of a two-week recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would vote to advance the bipartisan infrastructure deal. The procedural vote will advance a vehicle of the bill, which will later be replaced with legislative text. McConnell's approval comes after Sens. Portman and Sinema met with President B...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Biden, Rob Portman, Capitol, Schumer, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell


Biden's $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal advances in the Senate in major test vote

GOP Sens. Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Bill Cassidy announce they struck an infrastructure deal with the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal advanced in a major test vote on Wednesday. Seventeen Republicans joined all 50 Senate Democrats in voting for it. A final vote for the bipartisan plan will likely happen sometime in the next week or two. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's $1 trillion...
Tags: Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, South Dakota, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Bill Cassidy, Chuck Schumer, Senate Senate, Mike Rounds, Sen Kyrsten Sinema, Joseph Zeballos Roig, White House Drew Angerer Getty


Facebook warns of ‘headwinds’ to its ad business from regulators and Apple

Facebook posted its second quarter earnings Wednesday, beating expectations with $29 billion in revenue. The world’s biggest social media company was expected to report $27.8 billion in revenue for the quarter, a 50 percent increase from the same period in 2020. Facebook reported earnings per share of $3.61, which also bested expectations. The company’s revenue was $18.6 billion in the same quarter of last year. In the first financial period to really reflect a return to quasi-economic normalcy ...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Congress, White House, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, United States, Computing, Earnings, Biden


Pelosi says Biden doesn't have the power to cancel student loan debt, as Schumer pushes him to eliminate $50,000 per borrower

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) looks on during a news conference about climate change on July 28, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Pelosi said that Biden does not have the power to cancel student loan debt. The House speaker said student loan debt cancelation has to be "an act of Congress." Fellow Democrat Schumer has called for Biden to wipe out $50,000 in student loan debt. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ho...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, House, Warren, Student Loans, The White House, Student Loan Debt


Biden officials reportedly warn Iran's incoming president that time is running out to save nuclear deal

Iranian Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a campaign meeting at the Mosalla mosque in Tehran Reuters The US is warning Iran that the 2015 nuclear deal could soon be beyond saving, Axios reports. Talks aimed at reviving the deal have been stalled as Iran prepares to inaugurate a new president. The incoming president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hardliner and close ally of Iran's supreme leader. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is warning Iran's incomi...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, France, White House, Germany, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, State Department, Biden


The GOP just slashed $30 billion from the new bipartisan infrastructure deal they struck with Biden

GOP Sens. Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins announce they struck an infrastructure deal with the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Republicans and the White House struck a deal on a slimmer infrastructure deal compared to last month. The new agreement cut almost $30 billion, largely the result of reductions of transit funding and an infrastructure bank, two people familiar said. The deal could face a major test vote later on Wednesday evening. See...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop, Mitt Romney, Wages, Biden, Susan Collins, Sen Jon Tester, Sen Mitt Romney


Wishing Harm to Anti-Vaxxers and Climate Deniers Won’t Solve Anything

I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend in how people are talking about covid-19. As vaccines have become widely available in the U.S., people are treating the unvaccinated with scorn and anger. Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey even went so far as to say “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” for the new…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Environment, Alabama, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Deception, Michael Stern, Climate Change Denial, Kay Ivey, Vaccine Hesitancy


Inflation Is New Battle Line as Republicans and Biden Spar Over Spending

Republicans say President Biden’s spending plans will keep inflation rising, but the White House says the proposals could help tame costs.
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Biden meets with Belarusian opposition leader at the White House

President Joe Biden met with Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Wednesday morning, as part of her larger campaign to ratchet up international pressure on the Lukashenko regime.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya


Senate has reportedly reached deal on infrastructure

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans reached a deal with Democrats on Wednesday over major outstanding issues in a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and said they are ready to vote to take up the bill. An evening test vote was possible. Lead GOP negotiator Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio made the announcement at the Capitol, flanked by four other Republican senators who have been in talks with Democrats and the White House on the bipartisan package. “We now...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Ohio


Biden Plans to Say Civilian Federal Workers Must be Vaccinated or Face Testing

It is a major shift in approach that reflects the White House’s growing concern about the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant.
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AOC, other top Democrats urge Biden to prevent 'wave of evictions' because millions are at housing risk in 3 days

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Some Democrats are urging the administration to extend the federal eviction ban. Reps. Maxine Waters and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are some of them. A key Senate Democrat overseeing the rental aid program told Insider he's not pushing for a renewal yet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrats in Congress are starting to ramp up pressure on the Biden administration to extend an eviction moratorium that ends in t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, California, Cdc, Senate, White House, Politico, America, Trends, Hawaii, Treasury, Biden, Illinois, Aoc, Congressional, Dick Durbin


AOC, other Democrats push at the last minute for Biden to extend federal eviction ban with millions at housing risk in 3 days

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Associated Press/Andrew Harnik Some Democrats are urging the administration to extend the federal eviction ban. Reps. Maxine Waters and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are some of them. A key Senate Democrat overseeing the rental aid program told Insider he's not pushing for a renewal yet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrats in Congress are starting to ramp up pressure on the Biden administration to extend an eviction moratorium that ends in t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, California, Cdc, Senate, White House, Politico, America, Trends, Hawaii, Treasury, Biden, Illinois, Aoc, Congressional, Dick Durbin


Key Republican senators, Biden agree on 'major issues' to move forward with infrastructure deal

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images A group of GOP senators announced they struck a bipartisan infrastructure deal on Wednesday. It remains unclear whether enough GOP senators will back it in a key test vote that could happen later in the evening. It caps six weeks of tumultuous negotiations between the White House, Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Sen. Rob Portman announced that a group of Republican senat...
Tags: Senate, White House, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Gop, Biden, Rob Portman, Portman, Congressional Budget Office, Sen Rob Portman, Sen Susan Collins, White House Senate, Senate Republicans, Erik Wasson, Kelly McLaughlin Joseph Zeballos Roig


Is the politics of crime and punishment now different than in our recent history?

The question in the title of this post is promoted by this recent Politico piece by Joshua Zeitz headlined "'Law and Order' has Worked for the GOP Before. This Crime Boom Might be Different." I recommend the piece in full, and here are a few excerpts: In the 1970s and 1980s, Republican candidates successfully used violent crime as an issue to attract white voters. Fused with concerns over the economy, busing and neighborhood integration, “law-and-order” politics dislodged millions of working- a...
Tags: Law, White House, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Richard Nixon, Douglas A Berman, Joshua Zeitz


25% of people who rely on Facebook for news say they won't get a COVID-19 shot - slightly more than Fox News viewers, a survey suggests

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images The Washington Post surveyed people's news sources and vaccine hesitancy. A quarter of people relying on Facebook for their news said they wouldn't get a COVID-19 shot. This was slightly higher than the group who said they got their news from Fox. See more stories on Insider's business page. People who rely on Facebook for their news are slightly more likely to reject the COVID-19 vaccine than people wh...
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Biden's talk of vaccine mandates sends labor into disarray

AFL-CIO’s Trumka said he supported it. But other unions don’t and they’ve let the White House know it.
Tags: White House, Biden, AFL CIO, Trumka


Coronavirus live news: record cases in South Korea and Thailand; US may mandate vaccines for federal workers

White House considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated; South Korea reports 1,896 new cases; Thailand reports 16,533 new casesBiden to announce vaccine requirement for US federal workers – reportWho’s behind Australia’s anti-lockdown protests?UK poised to end amber list quarantine for people vaccinated in US and EUSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.12am BST Joe Biden says requiring all federal workers to get coronavirus vaccine is “under consideration” as t...
Tags: South Korea, Australia, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, Cnn, Thailand, Delta, Biden, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


Arizona Senate leaders issue new subpoenas for Maricopa County routers amid ongoing audit

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images Arizona Senate Republicans are demanding Maricopa County turn over routers used during the 2020 election for the ongoing audit. The GOP-controlled county board of supervisors has rebuked the audit and pledged to stop producing materials for the review. Audit...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Petersen, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Senate, Dominion, Judiciary Committee


White House, Senators in crunch time for infrastructure deal

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be spent on public transit remains in question and a new dispute flared over the regulat...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Biden, Irs, Kamala Harris


Senators, White House in crunch time on infrastructure deal

By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be spent on public transit remains in question and a new dispute flared over the regulation of broadba...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Biden


Before Booting Biden, Look Over Horizon at Harris

When you talk about Joe Biden leaving office, it’s necessary to look over his should to see who’s waiting in the wings to take his place. IMG NRA-ILA Fox News is reporting that Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX), the former White House physician, has doubts Joe Biden will finish his term as president, and he is calling on Biden to undergo an exam and disclose the results publicly. “Our cities are EXPLODING with drugs & violence,” Jackson tweeted, “because of Democrat ‘defund the police’ policie...
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Biden administration weighing a vaccine mandate for all federal employees

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is reportedly considering a vaccine mandate for federal employees. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that the federal government is weighing whether to implement a vaccine mandate for the entire federal workforce as the US grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases.The move would follow recent decisions to require vaccines for state workers in California by Gov. Gavi...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Bill DeBlasio, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronaivrus, Azmi Haroun, Joe Biden Doug Mills, Speed desk


Biden administration to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday: report

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday. CNN first reported that the announcement was coming on Thursday. The move would affect an estimated 2.1 million people. See more stories on Insider's business page. CNN reported that the Biden administration will announce a vaccine mandate or regular testing requirement for federal workers as early as Thursday.President Joe Biden initial...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Gavin Newsom, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID, Joe Biden Doug Mills, Azmi Haroun Charles Davis


Biden administration expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday: report

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday, according to a report. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that the federal government is weighing whether to implement a vaccine mandate for the entire federal workforce as the US grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases.CNN reported that the Biden administration is expected to announce the...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Bill De Blasio, Biden, Gavin Newsom, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID


Brother of Top Biden Adviser Lobbied for General Motors

Washington, D.C. has long been thought of as a “swamp” of shady dealings, regardless of what party is in charge of the White House and/or Congress at any given time. The previous president even promised to “drain the swamp,” though his critics would argue he made it swampier than ever. A close adviser of the […] The post Brother of Top Biden Adviser Lobbied for General Motors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Washington, Government, White House, General Motors, Joe Biden, Industry, Gm, Autos, Biden, Lobbying, Donald Trump, Trump, News Blog, Swamp, The Swamp


Psaki says reporters should 'cover scandals in Hollywood' if they're bored with Biden

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki held a daily news briefing to answer questions from members of the press. Alex Wong/Getty Images Psaki said that reporters who are bored with covering Biden should get a different job. "Maybe you should work for Us Magazine and cover scandals in Hollywood," she said in an interview. "I don't find that boring. I wor...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Journalists, Trump, White House Press, Jen Psaki, Psaki



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