Biden weighs border deal that would deport non-Mexicans to Mexico
The Biden administration has been negotiating an agreement with Mexico that would allow U.S. authorities to, for the first time, carry out large-scale formal deportations of non-Mexicans back across the border.washingtonpost.com
Here are the spending cuts Republicans have pitched in debt limit talks
President Biden ripped Republicans during his State of the Union address for efforts to use the nation’s debt ceiling as leverage to extract spending cuts from Democrats. “Some of my Republican friends want to take the economy hostage, I get it, unless I agree to their economic plans,” Biden said Tuesday night as the White…news.yahoo.com
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy admits Republicans ‘took bait’ and let Biden turn State of the Union heckling into political gold
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy admitted Wednesday that Republicans “took the bait” by allowing President Biden to turn GOP heckling at his State of the Union address into political gold. The powerful Republican said Biden effectively used the outbursts by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and other far-right wingers to win over Americans watching at home. “The one thing we need to be is, we ...news.yahoo.com
Homeland Security Chair Mark Green: Southern and ‘cyber’ borders top focus for holding Biden, China to account
Chairman Green sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Tuesday, first obtained by Fox News Digital, to demand information about China's "espionage" in U.S. airspace.foxnews.com
McCarthy excuses Republicans who heckled Biden, calls them ‘passionate’
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday excused fellow Republicans who heckled President Biden during his State of the Union address, saying they were “passionate,” but suggested the smart play would be not to “take the bait” from Biden.washingtonpost.com
Feds wasted ‘at least’ $191 billion on fake COVID unemployment claims, says Labor Department watchdog
At least $191 billion in COVID unemployment relief was wasted on fraudulent claims, according to a Labor Department watchdog who testified hours after Biden promised a crackdown.foxnews.com
Federal official warns $191 billion in covid unemployment aid may have been misspent
The new estimate -- compiled by Larry D. Turner, the inspector general of the Labor Department — is likely to galvanize House Republicans as they look to intensify their scrutiny of the roughly $5 trillion in emergency funds approved since the start of the crisis.washingtonpost.com
‘History will remember your names’: 2 years since Jan. 6 riot, President Biden awards officers who defended Capitol
Two years after the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, President Biden marked the day with a solemn tribute to fallen law enforcement officers, and members of the House held a service on the Capitol steps.
Lawmakers announce 'framework' on bill to keep gov't open
Lawmakers leading the negotiations on a bill to fund the federal government for the current fiscal year say they’ve reached agreement on a “framework” that should allow them to complete work on the bill over the next week and avoid a government shutdown.
Blinken vows US support for Israel despite unease over govt
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. will not shrink from its unwavering support for Israel despite stark differences with Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu and concerns the Biden administration may have about members of his incoming right-wing government.
US, Iran inch closer to nuke deal but high hurdles remain
The Biden administration is expected to weigh in this week on Iran’s latest offer to resume its compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but neither side is offering a definitive path to revive the agreement, which has been on life-support since former President Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018.
Biden administration forecasts $1.03T deficit, down $400B
The Biden administration is forecasting that this year’s budget deficit will be nearly $400 billion lower than it estimated back in March, due in part to stronger than expected revenues, reduced spending, and an economy that has recovered all of the jobs lost during the multi-year pandemic.