Here’s why spending $2T won’t make inflation worse than it already is | Opinion
I'm an economist. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's opposition to President Joe Biden's domestic agenda is misguided.
Biden sends medical teams to 6 states, promises more free COVID tests and masks
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the federal government will deploy military medical units to six states to assist hospitals overwhelmed with the recent spike of the omicron coronavirus variant. Starting next week, more than 120 medical personnel — the beginning of a deployment of 1,000 service members — will go to hospitals […]
About the GOP’s historical amnesia on voting rights | John L. Micek
There is only one party actively working to disenfranchise Black voters and voters of color. Any other argument is a distraction.
It’s up to Democrats in Pa. and D.C. to defend democracy. So far, that isn’t happening | Opinion
Just as surely as history repeats itself, the American Experiment is at risk of failing. But history also points the way to its salvation.
At MLK alma mater, Biden pitches Senate rule change to safeguard voting rights
The visit by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to Atlanta was the latest sign of Georgia’ central role as a battleground state for voting rights that ratcheted up following the 2020 elections after Democratic wins for president and Senate that helped flip control of Congress and the White House.
Biden in Jan. 6 speech decries ‘web of lies’ created by Trump about 2020 election
'We are in the battle for the soul of America,' Biden said during a somber and strongly worded speech.
Here’s what’s happening in D.C. on the Jan. 6 anniversary
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will deliver a speech Thursday in the heart of the U.S. Capitol to mark the first anniversary of the insurrection there. One year ago, former President Donald Trump incited a mob of his supporters, and encouraged them to storm the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the electoral […]
Sure, things seem bad. But there are some reasons to be cheerful in 2022 | Bruce Ledewitz
Even if President Joe Biden is no FDR, it is still true that the only thing we have to be pessimistic about is pessimism itself.
Capitol Hill Dems push to rescue climate plan in Biden’s spending package
WASHINGTON — A group of congressional Democrats on Tuesday called for preserving the climate portions of President Joe Biden’s stalled domestic spending bill as Democrats in the U.S. Senate rewrite the measure. U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Tina Smith of Minnesota and John Hickenlooper of Colorado, along with Reps. […]
Federal judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for Head Start workers in 24 states
A Louisiana federal judge has put a hold on President Joe Biden’s mandate that Head Start workers be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Biden extends student loan repayment pause three more months
President Joe Biden will continue a pandemic-spurred pause on student loan repayments until May 1, he said Wednesday. Loan repayments were set to restart Jan. 31, following months of the U.S. Education Department not requiring payments during the pandemic. Biden told the department to extend the moratorium initially placed by President Donald Trump’s administration. It […]
‘The alarm bell went off:’ Biden admin. announces relief efforts amid omicron surge
Pennsylvania first detected the variant on Dec. 3 in Philadelphia. Penn State University also confirmed omicron on its largest campus Monday night.