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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…

Ohio GOP lawmaker to resign giving Republicans one fewer vote in the House

Ohio GOP lawmaker to resign giving Republicans one fewer vote in the House

Republican Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio announced Monday on Twitter that he is leaving Congress next month to become the president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, giving the GOP at least temporarily one fewer vote in the narrowly divided House of Representatives. “Throughout my career in public service I’ve worked to promote…

Biden administration to provide $150 million to boost Covid response in underserved and vulnerable areas

Biden administration to provide $150 million to boost Covid response in underserved and vulnerable areas

The Biden administration on Monday will allocate $150 million from the American Rescue Plan to community-based health care providers across the nation to help boost their coronavirus response for “underserved communities and vulnerable populations,” an administration official told CNN. President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 adviser Andy Slavitt is expected to announce the federal government will provide…

Supreme Court tosses out another Republican 2020 election challenge

Supreme Court tosses out another Republican 2020 election challenge

Five months after the presidential election, the Supreme Court said on Monday that it won’t take up a case from several Republicans challenging changes to election rules in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. The unsigned ruling sends yet another message that the court’s majority has no interest in relitigating the last election. Before Monday, the…

Biden preparing for ‘tinderbox’ with country on edge ahead of verdict in Chauvin trial

Biden preparing for ‘tinderbox’ with country on edge ahead of verdict in Chauvin trial

President Joe Biden is keeping a watchful eye on this week’s closing arguments in the Minneapolis trial of Derek Chauvin, fearful that a controversial verdict could inflame new racial tensions and further escalate a deepening crisis in confidence with the nation’s police forces. The President voiced his concern about potential fallout from the trial during…

Inside the GOP’s tense fallout with the big business lobby

Inside the GOP’s tense fallout with the big business lobby

What started as a polite discussion about small business soon turned into a heated confrontation between unusual opponents — Republican members of the House and their party’s old friends at the US Chamber of Commerce. Republican lawmakers were blunt with the Chamber’s lobbyist, Tom Sullivan, calling him on the carpet about the organization’s decision to…

Biden and Obama urge Americans to get vaccinated in star-studded television special

Biden and Obama urge Americans to get vaccinated in star-studded television special

President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama joined a slate of celebrities Sunday evening in urging Americans to get vaccinated during an hour-long NBC special aimed at boosting confidence in the shots and raising awareness about eligibility. The event, titled “Roll Up Your Sleeves” and hosted by singer Ciara and her NFL quarterback husband,…

White House to promote vaccine eligibility with media blitz

As all Americans 16 years and older become eligible for the vaccine on Monday, the White House is launching a media blitz to raise awareness about Americans’ vaccine eligibility, an administration official said. Earlier this month, President Joe Biden moved up the deadline for states to make all American adults eligible for the vaccine to…