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Journalists demanding more action against online harassment

Jun. 11, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' recent firing of a young reporter for what she said on Twitter has somewhat unexpectedly turned company and industry attention to the flip side of social media engagement — the online abuse that many journalists face routinely. ...

Senate confirms geneticist Lander as Biden science adviser

May. 28, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed geneticist Eric Lander to be President Joe Biden's chief science adviser, one of the last unfilled Cabinet posts in the Biden administration. Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, was approved by...

As deadlines slip, Biden agenda faces crucial assessment

May. 25, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan is hitting roadblocks. A policing overhaul after the killing of George Floyd is up in the air. Even a seemingly bipartisan effort to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol faces the blockade of Republican...

As deadlines slip, Biden agenda faces crucial assessment

May. 24, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan is hitting roadblocks. A policing overhaul after the killing of George Floyd is up in the air. Even a seemingly bipartisan effort to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol faces the blockade of Republican...

Senate panel advances Biden pick as WH science adviser

May. 20, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Eric Lander to be chief science adviser, one of the last unfilled Cabinet posts in the Biden administration. Lander, a geneticist and founding director of the Broad...

After Cabinet withdrawal, Neera Tanden lands White House job

May. 14, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's lone Cabinet choice who was rebuffed by Congress has landed a job as a White House senior adviser. Neera Tanden had been Biden's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget but withdrew her nomination in March after it was...

At 1st Cabinet meeting, Biden says team 'looks like America'

Apr. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first Cabinet meeting looked and felt different from those of his predecessor. Biden's full Cabinet met Thursday in the spacious White House East Room, not the comparatively cramped West Wing room that bears the group's name, to...

Biden to hold first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push

Mar. 31, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden will convene his first Cabinet meeting on Thursday, a presidential rite of passage that will be used to promote his new infrastructure plan. The gathering will look very different from those held by his predecessor. To begin with, the full...

Senators back off vow to withhold support of Biden nominees

Mar. 24, 2021 08:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators who said they would not support President Joe Biden's nominations to fill administration posts until the White House better promoted diversity reversed their stances Tuesday after the White House said it would add an Asian American Pacific Islander...

Biden Cabinet near complete but hundreds of jobs still open

Mar. 23, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s Cabinet is nearly complete with the confirmation of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. But the work of building his administration is just beginning, as Biden has hundreds of key presidential appointments to make to fill out the federal government. ...