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Tag Archives: President Joe Biden

Blinken defends Afghanistan withdrawal in congressional hearing

Antony Blinken

Senators on Tuesday grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan which Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. called “fatally flawed.” Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pledged to hold the Biden administration accountable for the U.S. exit from Afghanistan as Blinken testified before Congress for the …

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President Biden Names Seventh Round of Judicial Nominees

President Joe Biden has announced his seventh round of judicial nominees for the federal bench. As has been the case with previous rounds of judicial nominees, the new round continues to fulfill the President’s promise to nominate individuals that ensure that reflect the diversity in the country — both in terms …

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President Biden Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new mandates to compel public and private employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, affecting as many as 100 million Americans. Biden made his message clear from the White House: The minority of Americans who won’t get the shot is keeping the country from …

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DOJ Sues Texas Over Controversial Six-Week Abortion Ban

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday that it is pursuing a lawsuit against Texas over its newly implemented six-week abortion ban. The agency says that the law is unconstitutional. “It is settled constitutional law that ‘a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to …

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Biden Declares Disaster State In New York, Orders Federal Aid

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President Joe Biden has ordered federal aid to New York after declaring a major disaster in the state. The aid will supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Ida, including the counties of Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond and Westchester, the White House said Monday. Assistance …

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20 States Sue Biden Administration Over Transgender Protections

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Twenty Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration to stop the enforcement of what they say is a “regulatory overreach” in federal guidelines that ensure protections for transgender individuals from discrimination at work and in school. The states are being led by Tennessee’s Republican Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III. “This case …

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