Author: Brett Samuels

Biden tests negative after COVID-19 rebound case

President Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, one week after he first tested positive with a “rebound” case of the virus. Kevin O’Connor, the White House physician, said in a letter that Biden “continues to feel very well,” but he will not leave isolation until he has a second negative test. “In an abundance…

Biden on Griner case: ‘I’m hopeful. We’re working hard’

President Biden on Friday said he’s “hopeful” about Brittney Griner’s situation after the WNBA star was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia. “I’m hopeful. We’re working hard,” Biden told reporters when asked about Griner, who a day earlier was sentenced by a Russian judge on charges that she illegally brought drugs into the…

RNC officially picks Milwaukee for 2024 convention

The GOP will host its 2024 national convention in Milwaukee, Wis., the party announced Friday following a unanimous vote by the Republican National Committee. “Milwaukee is a world-class city, and we are eager to see it shine in the spotlight come 2024,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted after the vote. The announcement makes Milwaukee a…

Biden denounces Russia’s nine-year sentence for Brittney Griner as ‘unacceptable’

President Biden on Thursday called on Russia to release WNBA star Brittney Griner immediately, condemning a newly announced nine-year prison sentence for Griner as “unacceptable.” “Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney,” Biden said in a statement….

Primary results reinforce Trump’s power over GOP

Talk of former President Trump’s loosening grip on the GOP may be overstated, as evidenced by Tuesday’s primary results in states like Arizona and Michigan. Trump-backed candidates have picked up wins in the Senate primary in Arizona, the GOP governor’s race in Michigan, as well as House and secretary of state primaries. Overall, the results…

Biden to address counterterrorism operation against al Qaeda

President Biden on Monday evening will speak from the White House about a successful counterterrorism operation the U.S. military carried out in Afghanistan over the weekend. “Over the weekend, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation against a significant al Qaeda target in Afghanistan. The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties,” a…

Democrats hope DOJ holds Trump accountable after Mueller disappointment

For the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, liberals and Trump critics who wanted to see him punished for criminal acts or substantial wrongdoing poured their hopes into then-special counsel Robert Mueller. Now, watchdogs, Democratic lawmakers and Trump opponents all have their eyes on Attorney General Merrick Garland as his Justice Department ramps up…

White House’s Bedingfield to stay on as communications director

White House communications director Kate Bedingfield will stay on in her role after initially announcing she would leave this summer, a source confirmed to The Hill. The White House had said earlier this month that Bedingfield would step down after working on the 2020 campaign and in the administration. Last week, President Biden tested positive…