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Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden marked the start of Ramadan on Monday, sending their “warmest greetings and best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.” “As many of our fellow Americans begin fasting… Source: The Hill

Against mounting odds, Biden seeks GOP support for infrastructure plan

President Biden on Monday intensified his effort to win broad congressional support for his massive infrastructure plan, huddling with eight lawmakers from both chambers in search of that rarest of things in today’s hyperpolarized Washington:… Source: The Hill

Shocking killing renews tensions over police

A new and shocking police killing in a Minnesota suburb has renewed tensions over police violence with much of the country already on edge over the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, a… Source: The Hill

Biden calls for peaceful protests after police shooting of Daunte Wright

President Biden on Monday called for calm in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb shortly after the police chief there said he believed the officer involved mistakenly used a gun instead of a Taser.Biden… Source: The…

White House announces border agreements with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala

The White House on Monday said it had reached agreements with Mexico and other Central American countries to step up military presence at their borders in an effort to stem migration to the U.S.The deals with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala come… Source: The Hill

Cornyn draws criticism for tweet questioning if Biden 'really in charge'

The White House on Monday brushed off a tweet from Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) that suggested President Biden may just be a figurehead because of his carefully calibrated media presence.Cornyn earlier in the day shared a Politico story titled “The… Source: The Hill

Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure

President Biden and Vice President Harris are set to meet with a group of bipartisan lawmakers on Monday about the president’s sweeping infrastructure proposal. Biden and Harris will meet with Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb… Source: The Hill

Blinken to return to Brussels to discuss Russia, Ukraine tensions

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will join Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for discussions at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, regarding Iran, Russia and Afghanistan, a top U.S. official said on Saturday.The official told Reuters that… Source: The Hill

White House races clock to beat GOP attacks

President Biden is facing a ticking clock as he seeks to shepherd a massive infrastructure bill through Congress that is his next big legislative priority.The complicated set of policy proposals funded in part by hiking the corporate tax rate and… Source: The Hill

Democrats see opportunity in GOP feud with business

The feud between Republicans and major corporations over voting laws is creating an opportunity for Democrats and President Biden to build new political ties.GOP ties with big business frayed during the Trump era, when corporations sometimes found… Source: The Hill

Pence pleaded with military officials to 'clear the Capitol' on Jan. 6: AP

A previously undisclosed document from the Pentagon reportedly sheds light on the timeline of responses from federal government leaders on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, including a call from then-Vice President Mike Pence to clear the building… Source: The Hill

Pentagon document provides timeline on response to Capitol riot: AP

A previously undisclosed document from the Pentagon reportedly sheds light on the timeline of responses from federal government leaders on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, including a call from then-Vice President Mike Pence to clear the building… Source: The Hill

Biden taps California workplace safety leader to head up OSHA

The White House on Friday said President Biden will nominate Doug Parker, the chief of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, to head up the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).Parker’s nomination comes as… Source: The Hill

US mulling cash payments to help curb migration

The White House is mulling sending cash payments to certain Central American countries to try to help them battle domestic issues that are leading people to migrate to the U.S.Roberta Jacobson, the White House’s southern border coordinator,… Source: The Hill

Five takeaways from Biden's first budget proposal

President Biden’s budget proposal on Friday kicked off what’s likely to be a long, drawn-out fight in Congress over how to fund the federal government starting Oct. 1.Biden’s first budget request as president calls for raising annual discretionary… Source: The Hill

Progressives give Biden's court reform panel mixed reviews

Progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups greeted news of President Biden’s bipartisan commission on Supreme Court reform with a mix of cautious optimism, shrugs and deep skepticism.The commission, launched Friday through an executive order, will… Source: The Hill

Biden will let Breyer decide when to retire, aide says

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday indicated President Biden would leave it up to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to determine when to retire amid mounting pressure from progressive groups.”He believes that’s a decision Justice… Source: The Hill

Border czar Roberta Jacobson to step down from post

Roberta Jacobson, the White House’s southern border czar, will step down from her post at the end of the month in a surprising move but one the administration said was pre-planned.Jacobson, who was U.S. ambassador to Mexico under former President… Source: The Hill