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Biden nominates Cindy McCain as ambassador to UN food agency

President Biden will nominate Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), as U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, the White House said Wednesday, a position that will come with the rank of… Source: The Hill

Democrats urge Biden to extend moratorium on student loan payments

Congressional Democrats are calling on President Biden to extend a moratorium on student loan payments for at least six months beyond the upcoming October deadline.In a Wednesday letter led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Democratic lawmakers… Source: The Hill

Biden to deliver remarks on voting access next week

President Biden will deliver remarks next week on expanding access to voting, amid uncertainty about how Democrats can advance their voting rights agenda after Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping election reform bill.“This is a continuation… Source: The Hill

Energized Trump probes pose problems for Biden

Six months after former President Trump left office, new disclosures are peeling back layers to his conduct in the White House, teeing up investigations that could create a headache for a Biden administration that is eager to move out of the shadow… Source: The Hill

Biden to outline efforts to combat crime, with focus on gun violence

President Biden on Wednesday will lay out his administration’s agenda to cut down on crime, with a particular focus on addressing gun violence as action in Congress remains elusive.The president will deliver remarks and meet with local leaders at… Source: The Hill

Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday expressed hesitancy at launching a broad review of the Trump administration’s politicization of the Department of Justice (DOJ), citing separate investigations already underway and concerns of potential… Source: The Hill

Biden says push to advance elections overhaul 'far from over'

President Biden said Tuesday that the work to pass an election reform bill is “far from over” and accused Senate Republicans of “attacking” the right to vote by blocking a mammoth bill to overhaul federal elections.“The creed ‘We Shall Overcome’ is… Source: The Hill

White House draws ire of progressives amid voting rights defeat

When Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) came out in favor of a procedural debate over voting rights legislation on Tuesday, he offered a symbolic showing of Democratic Party cohesion. But before GOP senators blocked the bill later in the… Source: The Hill

White House admits July 4 vaccine marker will be missed

The White House on Tuesday acknowledged it will not meet its goal of having 70 percent of all American adults receive at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine by July 4, a rare setback for a president who has put the nation’s recovery from…

Biden to tap SEIU lawyer to serve on NLRB

President Biden announced Tuesday that he will nominate a top union lawyer to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).David Prouty, general counsel for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Labor 32BJ, has been chosen… Source: The Hill

Harris to preside over Senate for voting rights debate

Vice President Harris will preside over the Senate when the chamber votes Tuesday on whether to proceed with a sweeping voting rights bill that is guaranteed to fail to advance, a White House official said.The Senate will vote Tuesday… Source: The Hill

US seizes websites of Iranian state-backed news outlets: reports

Iranian state media are accusing the U.S. of seizing control of several websites for unknown reasons, with multiple news pages posting notices of the alleged move on Tuesday. The Associated Press reported that Iran’s state-run IRNA news… Source: The Hill

Move by Catholic bishops against Biden brings howls of hypocrisy

Catholic bishops who voted to advance an effort that could deny President Biden communion over his stance on abortion are being accused of hypocrisy by critics of the decision.Biden, just the second Catholic U.S. president in history, regularly goes… Source: The Hill

Biden plans to host Obama for portrait unveiling that Trump skipped: report

President Biden is reportedly planning on hosting a White House ceremony for the unveiling of former President Obama’s presidential portrait, a tradition former President Trump had declined to take part in.Sources close to the matter told NBC News… Source: The Hill

White House slaps down Jim Jordan attack on gas prices

The White House is shooting down an attack from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who linked higher gas prices one year after the coronavirus pandemic locked down the economy to President Biden.”Average gas price: June 2020: $2.21 June 2021: $3.07,” Jordan… Source: The Hill

Biden sees Manchin proposals on voting rights as 'a step forward'

President Biden views Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) compromise proposal on voting rights to be a “step forward,” even as it is unlikely to garner any Republican support ahead of a critical Senate vote on the issue this week.The Senate is set to vote… Source: The…

HUD secretary links student loan debt to decline in Black homeownership

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge said student debt is playing a role in limiting homeownership for Black people. “Who has student debt? Poor people, Black people, brown people. We’re the people who carry most debt. And so… Source: The Hill