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Pro-labor? Biden aims to prove it with unionized 2024 staff

Mar. 23, 2023 05:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden likes to say he's the most pro-union president in U.S. history. When he announces his expected reelection campaign in the coming weeks, he'll get the chance to prove it to his own staffers. Workers on his 2024 campaign will be unionized, political allies...

Senators press Moderna CEO on COVID-19 vaccine price hike

Mar. 22, 2023 16:57 PM EDT

Moderna’s CEO on Wednesday defended a plan to more than quadruple the company’s COVID-19 vaccine price, but he also said the drugmaker will work to ensure patients continue paying nothing at drugstores or clinics. Stephane Bancel told the Senate Committee on Health, Education,...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Mar. 21, 2023 15:26 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 15 The Washington Post on voter fraud: A 59-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly double voting in the 2020 presidential election. Florida authorities brought the felony...

In Chicago mayor's race, 2 hopefuls reflect Democrats' split

Mar. 19, 2023 08:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Before they were rivals to be Chicago’s next mayor, Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson both worked in education, though their career paths — like their views on the city's future — were very different. Vallas was CEO of Chicago Public Schools, appointed by...

How the last banking tumult fuels today's populist politics

Mar. 15, 2023 18:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence and Bernie Sanders are hardly political allies. But in the aftermath of two large bank failures, the conservative former vice president and the democratic socialist senator are striking remarkably similar tones. Pence, a Republican, bemoaned that “we...

Starbucks' Schultz agrees to testify before Senate committee

Mar. 07, 2023 13:26 PM EST

Howard Schultz has agreed to appear before a U.S. Senate committee that is examining Starbucks' actions amid an ongoing unionization campaign. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independent and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said Tuesday that...

How Biden leaves wiggle room to opt against reelection bid

Mar. 03, 2023 13:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden exudes confidence as the next race for the White House approaches. During last month's State of the Union address, he lured unruly Republicans into agreeing with him that federal entitlements should be protected. He's intensified travel outside...

Sanders schedules vote to force Starbucks CEO to testify

Mar. 01, 2023 12:21 PM EST

Sen. Bernie Sanders is raising the stakes in his effort to get Starbucks’ interim CEO Howard Schultz to testify at a Senate hearing about an ongoing unionization effort at the company. Sanders, a Vermont Independent and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions...

Buffett touts benefits of buybacks in his shareholder letter

Feb. 25, 2023 17:13 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett said critics of stock buybacks are “either an economic illiterate or a silver-tongued demagogue” or both, and all investors benefit from them as long as they are made at the right prices. Buffett used part of his annual letter to...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 17, 2023 18:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Blinken; former Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md. __ CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Blinken; Sen....