Latest Executive branch News

Repeated Guard missions in DC trigger frustration, denials

Apr. 19, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after more than 25,000 National Guard troops poured into the nation's capital to secure President Joe Biden's inauguration, Defense Department and Guard officials are losing patience and are denying some of the city's recurring requests for troops to protect...

Beshear challenges law shifting fair board appointment power

Apr. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has asked a judge to strike down a Republican-backed law that eroded his appointment authority over the state fair board in the latest partisan political battle to make its way into Kentucky courts. The measure...

Supreme Court asked to give access to secretive court's work

Apr. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups are asking the Supreme Court to give the public access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs. The groups say in an appeal...

Supreme Court asked to give access to secretive court's work

Apr. 19, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups are asking the Supreme Court to give the public access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs. The groups say in an appeal...

Ricketts creates credential system for media covering events

Apr. 19, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — News outlets that want to attend Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts' press conferences will have to answer detailed questions about their business model and submit a notarized letter from a manager before they'll be given access to ask questions under a new policy the governor's...

Gaetz and DeSantis: A friendship that may become a liability

Apr. 16, 2021 06:26 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When he launched his campaign to become Florida’s governor in January 2018, few expected Ron DeSantis to prevail in America’s toughest political battleground. The 39-year-old congressman was largely unknown outside his Daytona Beach...

Distillery to build family-friendly destination in Kentucky

Apr. 16, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky distillery startup is planning to build a 300-acre campus that will employ about 126 workers, the governor's office said. Log Still Distillery is investing $24 million in a second phase of its project to revive a historic site in Nelson...

Nashville mayor: Oracle to bring 8500 jobs, $1.2B investment

Apr. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oracle Corporation plans to bring 8,500 jobs and a $1.2 billion investment to fast-growing Nashville over the coming decade, a deal Mayor John Cooper's office announced Wednesday as unprecedented in the history of Tennessee economic development projects. ...

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...