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Iran nuclear deal talks adjourn as US continues to warn window for return is closing

Iran nuclear deal talks adjourn as US continues to warn window for return is closing

The latest round of talks aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal adjourned on Friday as the Biden administration continues to warn that the window for a mutual return is closing and the landmark agreement could very soon become defunct. Enrique Mora, the top European Union negotiator at the discussions in Vienna, said in a…MORE

An Arizona bill would empower state legislators to reject election results
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An Arizona bill would empower state legislators to reject election results

Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing a raft of major changes to the state’s voting laws, including a controversial bill that would empower legislators to reject election results. The proposal, sponsored by more than a dozen Republican lawmakers, also seeks to overhaul several established election procedures in the battleground state. It would mandate, for instance,…MORE

Biden to proceed with planned trip to Pittsburgh to talk infrastructure after bridge collapse
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Biden to proceed with planned trip to Pittsburgh to talk infrastructure after bridge collapse

President Joe Biden will proceed with his planned trip to Pittsburgh on Friday to talk about strengthening the nation’s infrastructure hours after a bridge collapsed not far from where he is scheduled to deliver remarks, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. The White House is in touch with state and local officials on the…MORE

US to block millions for Egypt over human rights
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US to block millions for Egypt over human rights

The Biden administration has decided to deny $130 million of military aid allocated for Egypt over the country’s failure to comply with human rights conditions laid out by the State Department, according to a senior State Department official, congressional sources and activists. The rare move against a close ally comes just days before a January…MORE

HHS is at ‘high-risk’ of failing to respond to future public health threats, government watchdog says
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HHS is at ‘high-risk’ of failing to respond to future public health threats, government watchdog says

Deficiencies at the US Department of Health and Human Services put the department at “high risk” of failing to respond to future public health threats as the department’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted longstanding concerns, the US Government Accountability Office, the government watchdog agency, said Thursday. The GAO placed the department’s leadership and coordination…MORE

Judge notorious for anti-Obamacare rulings has another crack
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Judge notorious for anti-Obamacare rulings has another crack

A Texas-based judge who has become notorious for his rulings against the Affordable Care Act under the Trump and Obama administrations now has a chance to take another whack at the law. In several different cases spanning the last half-decade, US District Judge Reed O’Connor — an appointee of President George W. Bush — has…MORE

Republicans take sides for a Trump-fueled tug of war over Russia
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Republicans take sides for a Trump-fueled tug of war over Russia

Recently, ex-President Donald Trump proudly declared, “What’s happening with Russia and Ukraine would never have happened under the Trump administration. Not even a possibility!” That may actually be true. After all, just a couple of years ago, Trump was impeached for trying to use Ukraine to dig up dirt on his potential presidential rival Joe…MORE

Bidens welcome new family cat to the White House
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Bidens welcome new family cat to the White House

First lady Jill Biden has revealed the long-awaited Biden family cat. She is a short-haired, two-year-old gray tabby named Willow. The name is inspired by the first lady’s hometown of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Biden first met Willow at a campaign stop in 2020, according to information provided by the first lady’s press secretary Michael LaRosa,…MORE

The internal jockeying begins as Biden selects his Supreme Court nominee
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The internal jockeying begins as Biden selects his Supreme Court nominee

Before the Biden administration engages in any fight with the Senate over the President’s choice for the Supreme Court, there will likely be a brawl within. President Joe Biden’s allies are already jockeying for attention to their preferences, as seen in House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s forceful support for South Carolina-based US trial Judge Michelle…MORE

Biden is aiming to hit the road to reset his presidency. He starts with yet another stop in Pennsylvania.
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Biden is aiming to hit the road to reset his presidency. He starts with yet another stop in Pennsylvania.

When President Joe Biden visits Pittsburgh on Friday, it will amount to the unofficial launch of a new strategy the President devised to shore up his political fortunes by changing how he spends his time. Never mind that Biden has already held eight events in Pennsylvania since taking office, that Pittsburgh was the city in…MORE