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Donald Trump Jr. takes on new role as top adviser inside the Trump family

Donald Trump Jr. takes on new role as top adviser inside the Trump family

Former President Donald Trump has elevated his son Donald Trump Jr. to an unofficial new role inside his orbit as he weighs the idea of a comeback presidential bid in 2024 that would require him to maintain a vice grip on the Republican base for any chance of success. Behind the scenes, Trump’s eldest son…

White House considers broad range of migration plans ahead of Harris visit to Central America

White House considers broad range of migration plans ahead of Harris visit to Central America

The Biden administration is considering pressing Guatemala to address governance issues in the country, ranging from investment to corruption, according to a source familiar with the deliberations at the White House, highlighting just one of the delicate negotiations Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to lead. The State Department, in coordination with other federal agencies,…

Walter ‘Fritz’ Mondale, former vice president under Jimmy Carter, dead at 93

Walter ‘Fritz’ Mondale, former vice president under Jimmy Carter, dead at 93

Walter Frederick “Fritz” Mondale, who served as vice president under then-President Jimmy Carter before waging his own unsuccessful White House bid in 1984, has died, according to family spokesperson Kathy Tunheim. He was 93. Mondale died at home in downtown Minneapolis, Tunheim said, surrounded by family. “It is with profound sadness that we share news…

Blinken warns US is falling behind China in race to capitalize on climate opportunities

Blinken warns US is falling behind China in race to capitalize on climate opportunities

US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said that “coming up short” in efforts to address climate change “will have major repercussions” for US national security and its economy, warning that the country is falling behind China on renewable energy and pushing for greater investment in green technologies. “Right now, we’re falling behind. China is the…

Jill Biden revisits the idea of free community college

Jill Biden revisits the idea of free community college

First lady Jill Biden on Monday stepped up her call for affordable community college for all Americans who wish to attend, revisiting her support for free community colleges. Biden resurfaced the idea — an objective that President Joe Biden helped launch when he was vice president under Barack Obama — on Monday during a visit…

Officer Sicknick suffered strokes and died of natural causes, DC medical examiner says

Officer Sicknick suffered strokes and died of natural causes, DC medical examiner says

US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick suffered strokes and died of natural causes one day after responding to the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, Washington DC’s chief medical examiner has determined. The medical examiner, Francisco Diaz, didn’t note any evidence that Sicknick had an allergic reaction to chemical spray or list any internal…

New York attorney general asked to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s book

New York attorney general asked to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s book

The New York state comptroller has asked the state’s attorney general to investigate allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo used state resources in the “development and promotion” of his book on the coronavirus pandemic. Attorney General Letitia James’ office received the request to investigate the Democratic governor on Monday, her spokesman confirmed. The attorney general’s office…

Army approves DC request for National Guard ahead of verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Army approves DC request for National Guard ahead of verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

The DC National Guard said Monday that the US Army has approved the call-up of 250 members of the DC National Guard, as the nation’s capital braces for potential protests and unrest ahead of a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis. The Guardsmen will support the DC Metropolitan Police Department with traffic management…

CNN to host climate crisis town hall with Biden administration officials

CNN to host climate crisis town hall with Biden administration officials

Senior Biden administration officials this week will answer questions on how President Joe Biden plans to remake US climate policy in a globally broadcast CNN town hall, the network announced Monday. “CNN Town Hall: The Climate Crisis” will air Friday at 10 p.m. ET. It coincides with this week’s celebration of Earth Day and will…

US immigration agencies ordered to end use of terms ‘alien’ and ‘assimilation’

US immigration agencies ordered to end use of terms ‘alien’ and ‘assimilation’

The leaders of two US immigration agencies issued new guidance Monday ordering staff to end the use of terms such as “illegal alien” and “assimilation,” according to two officials, words that immigration advocates had criticized as dehumanizing. A pair of memos issued Monday from Tae Johnson and Troy Miller, the acting heads of Immigration and…

Harris pitches American Jobs Plan during first extended economic speech since becoming VP

Harris pitches American Jobs Plan during first extended economic speech since becoming VP

Kamala Harris on Monday delivered her first extended economic speech since becoming vice president, making a pitch for the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan and touting the White House’s accomplishments since President Joe Biden was sworn in. “Help is here and hope is here — and things are looking up. Schools are reopening. Businesses are reopening.…

Supreme Court asked to make foreign intelligence court opinions public

Supreme Court asked to make foreign intelligence court opinions public

The ACLU and other groups asked the Supreme Court on Monday to consider whether a special court that reviews government requests for electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes must disclose significant opinions that came after 9/11. The filing marks the first time the Supreme Court has been asked to resolve whether the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance…

Kimberly Guilfoyle joins Eric Greitens’ US Senate campaign in Missouri

Kimberly Guilfoyle joins Eric Greitens’ US Senate campaign in Missouri

Missouri Senate candidate Eric Greitens announced Monday that Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top official on former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, will serve as the national chair of his Senate bid. The disgraced former GOP governor has aligned himself with figures in Trump’s orbit, drawing concerns among from an array of Republicans in Missouri politics and…

Biden White House removes Trump-era scientist from overseeing climate report

Biden White House removes Trump-era scientist from overseeing climate report

White House officials have transferred Trump-appointed scientist Betsy Weatherhead from her position overseeing the US government’s report on the effects of climate change, a senior administration official told CNN. The move is part of a larger effort by the Biden administration to clean house of President Donald Trump’s political appointees in scientific roles. The EPA…

Bush says he was ‘shocked’ by people’s reactions to his friendship with Michelle Obama

Bush says he was ‘shocked’ by people’s reactions to his friendship with Michelle Obama

Former President George W. Bush said Sunday he was “shocked” by people’s reaction to his public interactions with former first lady Michelle Obama as he reflected on the pair’s across-the-aisle friendship. Recalling the memorable moment of the two embracing at the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and their…

White House backtracks after Biden calls border situation a ‘crisis’

White House backtracks after Biden calls border situation a ‘crisis’

The White House on Monday backtracked after President Joe Biden over the weekend described the influx of migrant children on the country’s southern border as a “crisis,” in what appeared to be a notable shift in language. The President’s use of the “crisis” label doesn’t represent the administration’s official position, the White House said Monday…