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Psaki resumes White House briefings after COVID diagnosis

Nov. 12, 2021 17:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jen Psaki resumed her daily press briefings Friday, nearly two weeks after she was diagnosed with COVID-19, joking that one downside to returning was having to wear professional footwear. “It's great to be back with all of...

Biden vax-test mandate covers government workers in Michigan

Nov. 09, 2021 12:23 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration's requirement that many private-sector workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if their employers allow it, get tested weekly also applies to many of the roughly 586,000 government employees in Michigan. That is...

White House: US will discuss Michigan pipeline with Canada

Nov. 08, 2021 21:11 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. and Canada will discuss the future of an oil pipeline that crosses part of the Great Lakes and is the subject of rising tension over whether it should be shut down, the White House said Monday. President Joe Biden is caught in a...

Government: Vaccine rule should remain while cases play out

Nov. 08, 2021 19:29 PM EST

The Biden administration framed its vaccine mandate for private employers in life-and-death terms Monday in a legal filing that sought to get the requirement back on track after it was halted by a federal court. Its filing in response to a stay issued over the weekend by...

Latest exit from Fed's board gives Biden three slots to fill

Nov. 08, 2021 16:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Randal Quarles announced Monday that he will resign from the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors at the end of the year after completing a four-year term as its top bank regulator, opening up another vacancy on the Fed's influential board for President Joe Biden to fill. ...

After Virginia, GOP amplifies debate over race and education

Nov. 05, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans plan to forcefully oppose race and diversity curricula — tapping into a surge of parental frustration about public schools — as a core piece of their strategy in the 2022 midterm elections, a coordinated effort to supercharge a message that mobilized...

Biden's big bill on brink of House votes, but fights remain

Nov. 05, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House appear on the verge of advancing President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion-and-growing domestic policy package alongside a companion $1 trillion infrastructure bill in what would be a dramatic political accomplishment — if they can push it to...

GOP state officials push back on employer vaccine mandate

Nov. 04, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican state officials reacted with swift rebukes Thursday to President Joe Biden's newly detailed mandate for private employers to require workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, threatening a wave of lawsuits and other actions to thwart a requirement they...

White House press secretary Psaki says she has COVID-19

Oct. 31, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday she has contracted COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Psaki, 42, said she was last in contact with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, when she met him in the White House, where they were more than...

Biden winds up G-20 summit with dings at Russia, China

Oct. 31, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — President Joe Biden wrapped up his time at the Group of 20 summit on Sunday trying to convince Americans and the wider world that he’s got things under control — and taking Russia, China and Saudi Arabia to task for not doing enough to deal with the existential threat of...