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Supreme Court takes up secret CIA black sites in 9/11 detainee’s case

Supreme Court takes up secret CIA black sites in 9/11 detainee’s case

zodebala/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will wrestle with the limits of the government state secrets privilege in a high-stakes case brought by the first al-Qaida suspect detained and harshly interrogated at a CIA “black site” after Sept. 11, 2001. Abu Zubaydah, who was captured in Pakistan in 2002, was waterboarded 83 times,…Continue Reading

Climate change provisions remain crucial piece of reconciliation debate

Climate change provisions remain crucial piece of reconciliation debate

oonal/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Asked last week what the biggest sticking points were in the ongoing negotiations over the partisan budget reconciliation bill, California Rep. Ro Khanna, a member of the progressive caucus, texted ABC News one word: “climate.” In television interviews since, several other progressive leaders have also been quick to underscore their commitment to the…Continue Reading

As Republicans play debt limit brinksmanship, nation barrels toward default

As Republicans play debt limit brinksmanship, nation barrels toward default

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the nation barrels toward default, Republicans are poised to sink a Democratic effort to suspend the federal borrowing limit. Republicans in the Senate are filibustering a House-passed measure that would suspend the debt limit until December 2022. At least 10 Republicans would need to join all Senate Democrats to break…Continue Reading

Biden calls out Republicans for refusing to help raise debt ceiling

Biden calls out Republicans for refusing to help raise debt ceiling

ABC News/Twitter(WASHINGTON) — Two weeks before the “calamity” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen predicts could strike by Oct. 18, President Joe Biden on Monday blasted Republicans for “playing Russian roulette with the U.S. economy” in refusing to join Democrats to raise the debt ceiling so the U.S. does not default on its debt for the first time…Continue Reading

White House promises more rapid COVID-19 tests amid supply shortage

White House promises more rapid COVID-19 tests amid supply shortage

TriggerPhoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) — With at-home rapid COVID-19 tests hard to come by and many stores limiting purchases, the White House on Friday acknowledged the current supply crunch, promising to double the number of rapid tests available for sale within the next two months. “You’re right that the at-home rapid test is under a lot of demand,”…Continue Reading

DOJ and Texas face off in court over restrictive abortion law

DOJ and Texas face off in court over restrictive abortion law

robertcicchetti/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Lawyers from the Justice Department and the state of Texas squared off in court Friday as the Biden administration seeks an order that would halt enforcement of the state’s restrictive abortion law that took effect exactly one month ago. It was the first court hearing on the matter and presents the first opportunity…Continue Reading

Biden heads to Capitol Hill to meet with House Democrats amid infighting

Biden heads to Capitol Hill to meet with House Democrats amid infighting

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden went to Capitol Hill Friday afternoon to meet with House Democrats, White House officials said, amid party infighting that has put his legislative agenda in jeopardy. Biden, who has kept a low public profile most of the week while negotiating behind the scenes trying to break the impasse,…Continue Reading

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19

Lubo Ivanko/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19, the Supreme Court said on Friday. Kavanaugh tested positive during a routine test ahead of an investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett. He has been vaccinated since January and currently has no symptoms, the court said. His family has also tested negative. The…Continue Reading

Many lawmakers’ ‘leadership PACs’ spend more on fundraising than political contributions, report finds

Many lawmakers’ ‘leadership PACs’ spend more on fundraising than political contributions, report finds

Douglas Rissing/iStock(WASHINGTON) — In today’s world of permanent campaigning, “leadership PACs” — political action committees established by individual politicians — have served as an invaluable vehicle for members of Congress to support their political allies. Leadership PACs were approved in 1978 as a way for politicians to raise money and then make contributions to other…Continue Reading

Court orders FEC to rule on complaints against NRA’s alleged campaign coordination scheme

Court orders FEC to rule on complaints against NRA’s alleged campaign coordination scheme

DNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A federal court on Thursday ordered the Federal Election Commission to rule on pending complaints that allege the National Rifle Association used shell entities to illegally coordinate campaign spending with federal candidates, including with the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump. In 2019, the Washington-based nonpartisan watchdog group Campaign Legal Center Action sued…Continue Reading

Infrastructure vote postponed despite Pelosi’s efforts to push forward: ‘We are not there yet’

Infrastructure vote postponed despite Pelosi’s efforts to push forward: ‘We are not there yet’

f11photo/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats scrapped plans on Thursday to vote on the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure agreement after leadership and the White House failed to bring progressives and moderates together behind a path forward for President Joe Biden’s broader agenda. “The President is grateful to Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer for their extraordinary leadership, and to…Continue Reading

Senate reaches last-minute deal to avert government shutdown

Senate reaches last-minute deal to avert government shutdown

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate was set to vote Thursday on a deal party leaders reached late Wednesday to avert a government shutdown that would have affected hundreds of thousands of federal workers and slammed an economy still struggling to recover from the pandemic, all this with just hours left to stave off a crisis. Under…Continue Reading

Select committee issues subpoenas to 11 associated with planning of Jan. 6 rally

Select committee issues subpoenas to 11 associated with planning of Jan. 6 rally

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack issued 11 subpoenas Wednesday to organizers of the pro-Trump rally outside the White House that turned into a march on the U.S Capitol. The committee, which recently subpoenaed Trump’s closest aides and advisers for records and depositions by mid-October, is seeking documents…Continue Reading

New DHS commission will look at best law enforcement practices: Mayorkas

New DHS commission will look at best law enforcement practices: Mayorkas

aijohn784/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the formation of the Law Enforcement Coordination Council — an effort to “institutionalize best practices in law enforcement,” Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in an interview with ABC News. The LECC, chaired by Mayorkas, is the “first ever” department-wide body that will serve as a governing…Continue Reading

What the debt ceiling is, and why you should care about it

What the debt ceiling is, and why you should care about it

rrodrickbeiler/iStock(WASHINGTON) — While the concept of the debt ceiling might seem “in the weeds,” it actually poses a very real threat to millions of Americans in a precarious economic period. If lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain deadlocked on raising the debt ceiling, the government could go into default — essentially, unable to pay bills. That…Continue Reading

Key takeaways from US military leaders on Afghanistan withdrawal

Key takeaways from US military leaders on Afghanistan withdrawal

Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In their first appearance before Congress since the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan, the nation’s top military leaders candidly admitted to lawmakers that they had recommended to President Joe Biden that the U.S. should keep a troop presence there, appearing to contradict his…Continue Reading

Obama gives Democrats a pep talk with Biden agenda in limbo: The Note

Obama gives Democrats a pep talk with Biden agenda in limbo: The Note

slowgogo/iStock(NEW YORK) —  The TAKE with Rick Klein He’s been there before, with many of the same players alongside him, and wants to see his party get there again. With that in mind, former President Barack Obama is lending rhetorical support to President Joe Biden’s agenda — an agenda he thinks the nation “desperately needs”…Continue Reading

Nancy Pelosi reiterates infrastructure vote plans as some Democrats continue to push back

Nancy Pelosi reiterates infrastructure vote plans as some Democrats continue to push back

dkfielding/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi privately rallied Democrats in a caucus meeting Monday evening as the House began debate over the bipartisan infrastructure package. Pelosi signaled she plans to push forward with a Thursday vote on the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure bill, regardless of the status of negotiations on the larger Democratic policy package with…Continue Reading

Exclusive: Obama says US ‘desperately needs’ Biden agenda, supports taxing the rich

Exclusive: Obama says US ‘desperately needs’ Biden agenda, supports taxing the rich

ABC News(CHICAGO) — President Biden’s far-reaching multitrillion-dollar domestic agenda, in peril because of Democratic infighting, is getting a prominent boost from former President Barack Obama, who told ABC News in an exclusive interview that the country “desperately needs” the programs and that he supports taxing the wealthy to help support the package. “You’re talking about…Continue Reading

Legacy and landscape at stake for Pelosi, Biden: The Note

Legacy and landscape at stake for Pelosi, Biden: The Note

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The TAKE with Rick Klein There are three mammoth bills, two enormous deadlines and one big collective legacy to be defined – by a pair of veteran Democrats who need each other to make it happen. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is framing the high-stakes action coming to the House floor as…Continue Reading

Trump return to White House ‘would be a disaster’ for US intelligence: Former DHS whistleblower

Trump return to White House ‘would be a disaster’ for US intelligence: Former DHS whistleblower

C-Span(WASHINGTON) — A former senior Department of Homeland Security official who once accused the Trump administration of politicizing intelligence said Sunday that a return of President Donald Trump to the White House in 2024 “would be a disaster” for the U.S. intelligence community. “(Former President Trump) has denigrated the intelligence community, he puts out disinformation…Continue Reading

Pelosi may delay vote on Senate bipartisan infrastructure bill

Pelosi may delay vote on Senate bipartisan infrastructure bill

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., may not bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill to the House floor Monday as she had previously committed to, she said Sunday. “I’m never bringing to the floor a bill that doesn’t have the votes,” Pelosi told ABC “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos, adding it could be Monday. “You…Continue Reading

GOP-led review of Arizona ballots reaffirms Biden’s win

GOP-led review of Arizona ballots reaffirms Biden’s win

Spiderstock/iStock(PHOENIX) — Nearly 11 months after Joe Biden was elected president, the GOP-led review of Arizona’s Maricopa County ballots has found no substantial deviation from the vote count reported by the county that helped clinch the win for Biden. The review’s count was within a “few hundred” of the county’s total, according to Republican Senate…Continue Reading

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, running for reelection

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, running for reelection

Gwengoat/iStock(DES MOISE, Iowa) — Iowa’s senior Republican senator, Chuck Grassley, announced in an early morning tweet Friday that, at age 88, he will seek reelection in 2022. Grassley, who will be 89 by Election Day next year, is proud of his physical fitness, and not-so-subtly bragged about in a tweet announcing his run that showed…Continue Reading

Biden harshly criticizes Border Patrol agents for confronting Haitian migrants

Biden harshly criticizes Border Patrol agents for confronting Haitian migrants

Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Friday harshly criticized the action of some Border Patrol agents, mounted on horseback, who confronted Haitian migrants crossing the border into Texas, calling their actions “horrible.” “It’s outrageous, I promise you, those people will pay,” Biden said. Biden’s blunt statements came as the…Continue Reading

Jan. 6 select committee sends first subpoenas to former Trump aides, advisers

Jan. 6 select committee sends first subpoenas to former Trump aides, advisers

krblokhin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot issued its first subpoenas Thursday to four former senior Trump administration officials, including former President Donald Trump’s longest-serving aide and last chief of staff. The committee is seeking documents and depositions from Dan Scavino — Trump’s caddy-turned-social media guru and senior White House aide…Continue Reading

US special envoy to Haiti resigns in protest over deportations

US special envoy to Haiti resigns in protest over deportations

alexis84/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. special envoy for Haiti, Daniel Foote, has resigned in protest over the Biden administration deportations of Haitians from the southern border, calling them “inhumane.” “Ambassador Daniel Foote, who had been serving as Special Envoy for Haiti since July 22, 2021, submitted his resignation to Secretary Blinken yesterday. We thank Ambassador Foote…Continue Reading

Democrats lash out at Biden administration over handling of Haitian migrants

Democrats lash out at Biden administration over handling of Haitian migrants

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Even as the Biden administration makes progress toward dispersing the large group of mostly Haitian nationals gathered in Del Rio, Texas, government officials are facing internal divisions over how the migrants have been treated. “As we speak out against the cruel, the inhumane, and the flat out racist treatment of our Haitian brothers…Continue Reading

House committee probing Jan. 6 attack could subpoena Trump aides: Sources

House committee probing Jan. 6 attack could subpoena Trump aides: Sources

DouglasRissing/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol could issue its first subpoenas in the coming days, possibly targeting several former high-level aides to President Donald Trump for records and information, sources tell ABC News. Former GOP congressman and Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows and White House aides…Continue Reading

Biden admin missed red flags before Haitian migrant surge

Biden admin missed red flags before Haitian migrant surge

OleksiiLiskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Months before the Haitian migrant surge at the southern border, Border Patrol agents on the front lines in Texas sounded alarms that Del Rio was vulnerable and resources could become overwhelmed, according to email messages reviewed by ABC News. Despite the warnings, officials say preparations for the migrant surge only began when large…Continue Reading

Biden tries to salvage agenda threatened by Democratic infighting

Biden tries to salvage agenda threatened by Democratic infighting

BrianPIrwin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday worked to salvage his sweeping legislative agenda as Democratic infighting imperiled his ambitious goals on infrastructure, climate change, and Americans’ relationship with government into peril. The president planned to host a series of Democratic congressional leaders and factions at the White House, with the goal of pushing two pieces…Continue Reading

When to expect decision on COVID-19 vaccine boosters

When to expect decision on COVID-19 vaccine boosters

carmengabriela/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to greenlight Pfizer booster shots Wednesday for seniors and other high-risk Americans, a step that would pave the way for third doses to be offered as early as the end of the week. The deliberation follows a recommendation last week by the FDA’s independent scientific…Continue Reading

House votes to approve bill to avert government shutdown

House votes to approve bill to avert government shutdown

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House voted along party lines to pass a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown next week. The final vote was 220-211. The bill would fund the government through Dec. 3 and it also includes billions in emergency disaster relief and aid for Afghan evacuees. It also suspends the debt limit…Continue Reading

House Democrats remove money for Israel’s Iron Dome system in funding bill

House Democrats remove money for Israel’s Iron Dome system in funding bill

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats on Tuesday removed $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system from their stopgap government funding bill, after progressives threatened to tank the measure over the military support for Israel. While Democratic leaders committed to approving the funding by year’s end in another must-pass bill, the holdup was…Continue Reading

Two disbarred attorneys outside Texas sue abortion doctor under SB8

Two disbarred attorneys outside Texas sue abortion doctor under SB8

Kuzma/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The first tests of Texas’ unprecedented and highly controversial scheme for enforcing a ban on nearly all abortions have come from two non-Texans — both former lawyers disbarred for alleged misconduct who are effectively inviting courts to invalidate the law on constitutional grounds. Oscar Stilley, a former Arkansas attorney, brought one of the two civil…Continue Reading

Democrats introduce post-Trump ethics bill to enforce subpoenas, limit conflicts

Democrats introduce post-Trump ethics bill to enforce subpoenas, limit conflicts

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats on Tuesday released a new package of measures to limit presidential power, a rebuke of former President Donald Trump and designed with the Biden White House to prevent future presidents from breaking traditional ethics and governing norms. “Donald Trump made this legislation a necessity, but this is bigger than any one president,” Rep. Adam Schiff,…Continue Reading

Democrats dare GOP to vote against government funding bill

Democrats dare GOP to vote against government funding bill

rarrarorro/iStock(NEW YORK) — House Democrats are plowing ahead to vote on a bill Tuesday that will fund the government through Dec. 3, provide billions in emergency disaster relief and billions more to support Afghan evacuees — but it is expected to be blocked by Senate Republicans. The federal government faces a looming shutdown at the…Continue Reading

Biden challenges UN to act together on pandemic, climate change

Biden challenges UN to act together on pandemic, climate change

mizoula/iStock(NEW YORK) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered his first speech as president to the United Nations General Assembly, telling diplomats that they were meeting at a moment “intermingled with great pain and extraordinary possibility.” He pitched his vision for America’s return to the world stage — in sharp contrast with years of bellicosity from his…Continue Reading

500 US women athletes ask Supreme Court to uphold abortion rights

500 US women athletes ask Supreme Court to uphold abortion rights

Bill Chizek/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A decorated group of more than 500 current and former American women Olympians and professional and collegiate athletes is warning the U.S. Supreme Court in a new legal filing that eroding access to abortion care in America will be “devastating” to women’s athletics at all levels. “If the state compelled women athletes to carry pregnancies…Continue Reading

Army Gen. Mark Milley was ‘not going rogue’ in secret calls to China, authors of new book claim

Army Gen. Mark Milley was ‘not going rogue’ in secret calls to China, authors of new book claim

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(NEW YORK) — Former President Trump’s top military adviser was “not going rogue” when he held secret phone calls with his Chinese counterpart before and after the 2020 election, Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa said on “Good Morning America” Monday. “He was not going rogue,” Costa told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos…Continue Reading

Biden administration to ease restrictions on travelers to US in November

Biden administration to ease restrictions on travelers to US in November

Maudib/iStock(NEW YORK) — The White House on Monday announced a new international air travel system starting in early November, requiring all foreign nationals traveling to the United States to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before boarding a U.S. bound plane — ending the separation of some families since March 2020. The new system,…Continue Reading

Biden had slow adjustment to ‘cold’ White House, new book claims

Biden had slow adjustment to ‘cold’ White House, new book claims

Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith(WASHINGTON) — A new book details scenes from the early days of Joe Biden’s presidency, including that Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly complained to Biden about calling him a “killer” in an ABC News interview. “I’m upset you called me a killer,” Putin said to Biden on an April 13 phone…Continue Reading

Pentagon’s drone strike acknowledgement was the correct response: Mullen

Pentagon’s drone strike acknowledgement was the correct response: Mullen

sommersby/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday that U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie’s acknowledgement that the Aug. 29 drone strike near the Kabul airport was “a mistake” was the correct response. “I thought what Gen. McKenzie did was right,” Mullen told ABC “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz. Ten…Continue Reading

Texas abortion ban puts spotlight on medication abortions

Texas abortion ban puts spotlight on medication abortions

leekris/iStock(AUSTIN, Texas) — Before 1973, fatal “back-alley” and “coat-hanger” procedures in places where abortion was illegal became emblematic of the impact of abortion bans. But in modern times, those images have become obsolete with the use of medication abortion, advocates say. This has become especially relevant in light of Texas’ new abortion law that bans…Continue Reading

What to expect as FDA advisory panel debates Pfizer COVID booster shots

What to expect as FDA advisory panel debates Pfizer COVID booster shots

carmengabriela/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Administration’s independent advisory committee will convene in open session Friday to review the latest data submitted by Pfizer and discuss whether a booster dose is safe enough for widespread use and whether it’s necessary and effective at improving protection levels against COVID-19. Their vote will be non-binding — the…Continue Reading

Lawyer whose firm represented Clinton campaign indicted by special counsel investigating Russia probe

Lawyer whose firm represented Clinton campaign indicted by special counsel investigating Russia probe

Macky_CH/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A lawyer whose firm represented Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election was indicted Thursday by special counsel John Durham on a single charge of making a false statement to the FBI. Michael Sussmann, an attorney for the Perkins Coie law firm who previously represented the Democratic National Committee following the hacking…Continue Reading

Apprehensions at the southern border surpass 200,000 in August

Apprehensions at the southern border surpass 200,000 in August

CREATISTA/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Customs and Border Protection encountered over 200,000 attempted crossings in August, fewer than the two-decade high seen in July, but still far more than in past years. While the Biden administration has asked for patience, some Republican lawmakers are sounding the alarm over what they consider a continuing crisis. The 208,887 of apprehensions…Continue Reading

Democratic drama as House advances Biden’s agenda: What’s in the draft reconciliation bill?

Democratic drama as House advances Biden’s agenda: What’s in the draft reconciliation bill?

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Following months of negotiations, House Democrats advanced critical legislation late Wednesday that will help President Joe Biden deliver on a massive $3.5 trillion human infrastructure package filled with social and progressive priorities. Thirteen House committees spent countless hours over the week marking up legislation to meet a self-imposed Sep. 15 deadline. The bill…Continue Reading

DOJ documents impacts of Texas abortion ban in new court filings

DOJ documents impacts of Texas abortion ban in new court filings

Robert Cicchetti/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Women driving hundreds of miles alone for an abortion, clinics overwhelmed with out-of-state patients, providers facing “relentless harassment” from “emboldened vigilante activities,” those are some of the impacts detailed by the federal government in new court documents since the most restrictive abortion law went into effect in Texas earlier this month. Nearly…Continue Reading

60% of Californians voting in recall view Republican Party unfavorably, preliminary exit polling shows

60% of Californians voting in recall view Republican Party unfavorably, preliminary exit polling shows

(LOS ANGELES) — Positive results on handling the pandemic, unfavorable views of the Republican Party and a turnout advantage among Democrats cemented Gov. Gavin Newsom’s efforts to retain his seat in California’s recall election, according to exit poll results. ABC News projected shortly after polls closed that Newsom would not be recalled, according to preliminary exit…Continue Reading

DOJ files for immediate injunction to halt enforcement of Texas abortion law

DOJ files for immediate injunction to halt enforcement of Texas abortion law

robertcicchetti/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After announcing their lawsuit last week, the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday evening filed for an immediate injunction to halt Texas’ enforcement of their restrictive law banning most abortions in the state. “The State of Texas adopted S.B. 8 to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights,” the DOJ says in their motion.…Continue Reading

Senate Democrats introduce The Freedom to Vote Act

Senate Democrats introduce The Freedom to Vote Act

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday introduced their latest version of a sweeping election reform bill to counter the record-number of voting restrictions that have passed in GOP-led states, which they say make it harder for minorities and low-income Americans to cast a ballot. The modified bill, now known as The Freedom to Vote Act,…Continue Reading

SCOTUS allowing Texas to mostly ban abortions ‘very bad’ but not political: Justice Breyer

SCOTUS allowing Texas to mostly ban abortions ‘very bad’ but not political: Justice Breyer

Bill Chizek/iStock(NEW YORK) — Justice Stephen Breyer said Tuesday the Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision allowing Texas to effectively ban abortion across the state was “very bad” but not politically motivated. “We don’t trade votes, and members of the court have different judicial philosophies,” Breyer, the court’s most senior liberal justice, told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”…Continue Reading

Biden to survey California fire damage as he urges action on climate change

Biden to survey California fire damage as he urges action on climate change

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Joe Biden on Monday was making his first visit to the West Coast as president, with plans to survey wildfire damage and push for action on combatting climate change. Biden planned to first stop in Boise, Idaho, to visit the National Interagency Fire Center — which coordinates the federal government’s…Continue Reading

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