VP Harris reminds Biden about Florida condo collapse in awkward WH moment

Sure you don’t want to say anything else, Joe? Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to remind President Biden to mention the deadly South Florida condo collapse before leaving a White House event Thursday. Biden had given remarks on infrastructure and taken questions from the press on that issue as well as voting rights. He then […]

Biden approves federal emergency declaration after Surfside building collapse

President Biden on Friday ordered federal assistance to support the massive response in South Florida after a 12-story building partially collapsed, killing at least one person and trapping others. “The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts,” the White House said. About 100 […]

Ohio House erupts over amendment banning transgender females from women’s sports

Chaos erupted on the Ohio House floor when a Republican proposed an amendment that would ban transgender women from participating in women’s sports, with Democrats shouting “point of order!” and banging on the desks, while at least one repeatedly shouts “boo.” Still, the amendment passed 54-40. GOP Rep. Jena Powell had proposed the addition to […]

Biden says US more divided than at any time since the Civil War

President Biden said Thursday that the U.S. has not been so divided since the days of the Civil War and suggested that Donald Trump was to blame. “The third reason I was running [for president] was to unify the country. Well, folks, it’s never been as divided as it is today, never been as divided […]

Security officials prepare to evacuate Afghan allies as US troops withdraw

Top U.S. officials are scrambling to assist thousands of Afghan allies and translators with evacuations, as President Biden pledged U.S. support Thursday. “Those who helped us are not going to be left behind,” Biden told reporters. The Biden administration began the official removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan early last month, postponing the original exodus […]

Police reform bill talks yield bipartisan ‘framework’ for an agreement

A bipartisan group of lawmakers said Thursday they have reached a preliminary deal on the framework of a comprehensive police reform package. The lawmakers — Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif. – touted progress following months of negotiations. Congress has worked to pass legislation since last summer, when […]