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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

(McComb) Enterprise-Journal. May 7, 2021. Editorial: Early voting can prevent fraud Mississippi’s resistance to early voting — and the backtracking of other Republican-led states that previously were receptive to it — makes sense only if you...

Adviser suggests Biden still wears mask outside out of habit

May. 02, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — One of President Joe Biden's top White House advisers suggested Sunday that he's still wearing a mask outdoors out of habit although the latest public health guidance says he doesn't need it. Questioned about Biden's practice, senior adviser...

Biden reaches 26.9 million viewers for talk to Congress

Apr. 29, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 26.9 million people watched President Joe Biden's first address to Congress across 16 television networks, the smallest audience for the yearly presidential speech since at least 1993. The previous low was the 31.3 million who watched...

What to watch during Biden's 1st big speech to Congress

Apr. 28, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of Congress, a prime-time speech on Wednesday night on the eve of his 100th day in office. Biden will use the speech before lawmakers and a broader viewing audience to talk about...

Cooling the temperature: Biden faces fractious Congress

Apr. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can lawmakers all just listen to the president — even for one night? Recent history is not assuring. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted “you lie!” at President Barack Obama when he was giving a joint speech to Congress in 2009. Eleven years...

President Biden's first address to Congress is invite-only

Apr. 27, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first address to Congress is an invite-only affair, no guests allowed. The restrictions for Wednesday's event are due to COVID-19 safety protocols, but will have the added security benefit of a limited number of people inside the...

President Biden's first address to Congress is invite-only

Apr. 26, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first address to Congress is an invite-only affair, no guests allowed. The restrictions for Wednesday's event are due to COVID-19 safety protocols, but will have the added security benefit of a limited number of people inside the...

Biden to address Congress under security, COVID restrictions

Apr. 14, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress will look like no other in recent memory. The traditional speech for the new president, set for April 28, will unfold against the backdrop of heightened security in the aftermath of the...

Biden to address joint session of Congress on April 28

Apr. 13, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation to Biden on Tuesday, “to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this...

The Latest: Arkansas Gov: end of mask mandate at month's end

Mar. 21, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday that he believes his proposal to remove a mask mandate intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus will take place as planned at the end of the month. On CNN’s ‘State of the Union,’ Hutchinson said...