Author: Brett Samuels

Biden: Schumer-Manchin agreement ‘strongest bill you can pass’ to address key priorities

President Biden on Thursday called on congressional Democrats to support a reconciliation package agreement unveiled a day earlier, acknowledging that it’s “far from perfect,” but saying it’s the strongest bill the party can pass to address key priorities. “This bill is far from perfect. It’s a compromise. But that’s often how progress is made, by…

Biden urges House to ‘put politics aside’ and pass chips bill

President Biden on Thursday urged lawmakers in the House to “put politics aside” and pass a bill boosting the manufacturing of semiconductors after Republicans indicated they would oppose the legislation in the wake of a reconciliation package outlined by Democrats. “I hope that the House is going to pass this bill today. My plea is,…

Biden throws support behind Manchin-Schumer agreement

President Biden on Wednesday embraced a deal between Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to revive key pieces of his agenda, including provisions on health care, prescription drugs and climate change. “This afternoon, I spoke with Senators Schumer and Manchin and offered my support for the agreement they have reached…

Trump threatens CNN with lawsuit over ‘defamatory’ reporting

Former President Trump on Wednesday said he planned to file a lawsuit against CNN, alleging the network has repeatedly defamed him dating back to his 2016 campaign for the presidency. “I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump said in a statement. “I will…

Trump tiptoes closer to new White House run in DC address

Former President Trump on Tuesday returned to Washington, D.C., for the first time since he departed the White House under a cloud of controversy, teasing out a vision for a Republican-controlled government as he nears a decision on running for president again in 2024. “This November the people are going to vote to stop the…

Top Pence aide appeared before Jan. 6 grand jury

Marc Short, a top aide to former Vice President Pence, testified before a federal grand jury investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, he confirmed Monday. “I can confirm that I did receive a subpoena for the federal grand jury and I complied with that subpoena,” Short told CNN’s Erin Burnett. ABC News…

Biden makes first public appearance since COVID-19 diagnosis

President Biden on Friday met virtually with his economic team to discuss gas prices, making his first public appearance on camera since testing positive for COVID-19. Biden, appearing via video stream from the White House residence, spoke about ongoing efforts to bring down prices at the pump. His voice was slightly hoarse and he could…