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Neera Tanden named White House staff secretary
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Neera Tanden named White House staff secretary

Neera Tanden was named White House staff secretary on a morning staff call on Friday, a person familiar with the matter and a senior White House official said, after her nomination to be President Joe Biden’s budget chief was pulled earlier this year when key senators balked at some of her past tweets. Since her…MORE

Fact-checking Biden’s CNN town hall in Baltimore
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Fact-checking Biden’s CNN town hall in Baltimore

President Joe Biden participated Thursday in a CNN town hall in Baltimore, taking questions from anchor Anderson Cooper and local residents about his legislative agenda and a variety of other topics. Biden made some false claims, along with making other claims that could have used additional context. He also made one claim, an assertion that…MORE

Biden pushes private talks into the open as the White House keeps its foot on the gas
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Biden pushes private talks into the open as the White House keeps its foot on the gas

For weeks White House officials have deliberately avoided delving into the details of President Joe Biden’s private negotiations over the scope and scale of his mult-trillion dollar domestic agenda. Biden apparently had enough of that, going in depth on the policy, concessions, personal interactions with hold-out senators and more in his CNN Town Hall. That…MORE

Justice Clarence Thomas: the Supreme Court’s influencer
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Justice Clarence Thomas: the Supreme Court’s influencer

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took his seat on the far end of the bench in 1991 feeling — he once said — “beat up” by the workload. A bitter confirmation battle marked by allegations of sexual harassment by Anita Hill was over, but liberals still lamented the fact that a 43-year-old conservative would take…MORE

Why Virginia is the biggest test yet for whether Trump still motivates Democrats
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Why Virginia is the biggest test yet for whether Trump still motivates Democrats

Terry McAuliffe may be running against Glenn Youngkin, but his ultimate rhetorical opponent in the closing days of Virginia’s off-year gubernatorial race is a Republican who lost a year ago. And voters at McAuliffe’s rally on Thursday evening with Vice President Kamala Harris clearly got the message. “He is a bad photocopy of Trump,” Nelson…MORE

DOJ plans for Secret Service testimony about Pence at first scheduled Capitol riot trial
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DOJ plans for Secret Service testimony about Pence at first scheduled Capitol riot trial

The Justice Department plans to call a US Secret Service official to testify at the first scheduled trial against a US Capitol riot defendant this fall, according to a new court filing. The disclosure came in the case of Guy Reffitt, a father from Texas who is accused of obstructing Congress’ certification of the 2020…MORE

Biden says he’s considering deploying the National Guard to ease supply chain crisis
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Biden says he’s considering deploying the National Guard to ease supply chain crisis

President Joe Biden said Thursday evening he’s considering deploying the National Guard to help ease stress on the US supply chain as it prompts growing concern about the economy, prompting a White House official to swiftly throw cold water on the plan. “Yes, absolutely, positively. I will do that,” Biden said when asked by moderator…MORE

Biden vows to protect Taiwan in event of Chinese attack
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Biden vows to protect Taiwan in event of Chinese attack

President Joe Biden said Thursday the US was committed to coming to Taiwan’s defense if it comes under attack from China –– a stance that seems in opposition to America’s stated policy of “strategic ambiguity.” Asked twice during CNN’s town hall whether the US would protect Taiwan if China attacked, Biden said it would. “Yes,…MORE

Biden says many Americans are feeling ‘down’ because of pandemic and urges people to seek help if they need it
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Biden says many Americans are feeling ‘down’ because of pandemic and urges people to seek help if they need it

President Joe Biden said Thursday a lot of Americans are feeling “down” because of the pandemic and anxious about the future — particularly heading into the holiday season — and urged those struggling with mental health issues to seek help if they need it. “How many people do you know — and┬ámaybe some in this…MORE

Biden says he was wrong to suggest those who defy subpoenas from January 6 committee should be prosecuted
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Biden says he was wrong to suggest those who defy subpoenas from January 6 committee should be prosecuted

President Joe Biden admitted on Thursday that he was wrong to make a statement last week that those defying subpoenas from the House committee investigation the January 6 attack on the US Capitol should be prosecuted. “No, the way I said it was not appropriate,” Biden said. “I should have chosen my words more wisely.”…MORE

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