Trump FBI raid: Healthy democracies often investigate former leaders
Republican pearl-clutching over the FBI raid on former president Donald Trump’s private golf club residence ignores that it is absolutely normal for healthy democracies to investigate, convict and sometimes jail their former leaders.washingtonpost.com
Chuck Schumer isn’t Harry Reid or LBJ, but has helped Democrats land string of wins
Listen 7 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article ShareMoments after securing passage of the Inflation Reduction Act on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer took a phone call from President Biden. I like people,” Schumer said in a 45-minute interview Sunday after the big vote. These wins could not come soon enough for Schumer, who became majority leader just after Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn in on Jan. 20, 2021. AdvertisementSchumer came to the job with big expectations, having 40 years of congressional experience — more than anyone who took over as majority leader. AdvertisementA few days later, Schumer’s close friend and predecessor, former majority leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), died.washingtonpost.com
Biden formalizes U.S. support for Finland and Sweden joining NATO
President Joe Biden formally welcomed Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance Tuesday as he signed the instruments of ratification that delivered the U.S.'s formal backing of the Nordic nations entering the mutual defense pact.cbsnews.com
Primaries live updates Voters in four states, including Wisconsin and Minnesota, to choose nominees for November
Voters in four states — Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont and Connecticut — are choosing their nominees for November as the primary season enters the final stretch and the matchups for the U.S. Senate are nearly set.washingtonpost.com
Biden signs Chips Act, kicking off huge federal industrial initiative
Today, America is delivering,” Biden said just before signing the legislation in a White House ceremony. Micron became the latest of those, announcing early Tuesday that it will spend $40 billion on new chip-manufacturing facilities in the United States through the end of the decade. Memory chips store data and are vital to new technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G communications and cloud computing. The company does some manufacturing in Manassas, but makes most of its chips, and all of its highest-tech chips, in Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, he said. Because chips underpin not only consumer electronics but a variety of military gear, including F-35 fighter jets and Javelin missiles, they are seen as key to national security.washingtonpost.com
Biden administration to halt controversial ‘Remain in Mexico’ program
"Remain in Mexico," formally known as the Migration Protection Protocols Policy, forced back more than 60,000 asylum-seekers during the Trump administration, as part of an effort to deter migration at the southern border.latimes.com
Harris breaks 50-50 deadlock to advance landmark climate, tax, health bill
The Senate voted along party lines Saturday afternoon to advance a sweeping bill to reform the tax code, tackle climate change and lower the cost of prescription drugs, taking a big step closer to giving President Biden a major victory before the November midterm elections. The Senate voted 51 to 50 to proceed to the 755-page bill,…news.yahoo.com
Pick your economy: booming labor market or fizzling growth
Only eight days separated the two government reports, yet they seemed to describe entirely different realities. The first showed a weak economy and the second reflected a juggernaut that was minting jobs faster than workers could be found to fill them.washingtonpost.com
Newhouse, who voted to impeach Trump, will advance to general election in Washington district, AP projects
Understanding the 2022 Midterm ElectionsNovember’s midterm elections are likely to shift the political landscape and impact what President Biden can accomplish during the remainder of his first term. When are the midterm elections? The midterm elections determine control of Congress: The party that has the House or Senate majority gets to organize the chamber and decide what legislation Congress considers. Every seat in the House and a third of the seats in the 100-member Senate are up for election. Here are the most interesting Democratic primaries and Republican primaries to watch as Republicans and Democrats try to nominate their most electable candidates.washingtonpost.com
Here's what you need to know about monkeypox : Consider This from NPR : NPR
This week the Biden administration declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. And as the number of cases in the U.S. continues to climb, there's a lot of confusion about the disease, how it spreads and who's most at-risk. NPR health correspondents Pien Huang and Michaeleen Doucleff join us to discuss the current outbreak. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Judge tosses Arizona suit over limits on virus relief funds
A judge has dismissed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s demands that the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools that don’t have mask requirements or that close due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Wisconsin's Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation
Evidence revealed at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection shows that an aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver fake elector votes from Wisconsin and Michigan.
Biden sidelines Venezuela's pro-democracy leader from summit
A little more than two years ago, Juan Guaidó was showered with bipartisan applause when President Donald Trump during his state of the union speech praised the Venezuelan opposition leader as a “very brave man” who carries on his shoulders the democratic hopes of an entire nation.
Biden restores stricter environmental review of big projects
The Biden administration is restoring federal regulations that require rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells, including likely impacts on climate change and nearby communities.
Possible Russia oil embargo drives US outreach to Venezuela
Senior U.S. officials secretly traveled to Venezuela over the weekend in a risky bid to unfreeze hostile relations with Vladimir Putin’s top ally in Latin America, a top oil exporter whose re-entry into U.S. energy markets could mitigate the fallout at the pump from a possible oil embargo on Russia.