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Sanders to Biden: Cut back looming Medicare premium hike

Dec. 03, 2021 17:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking the White House to cut back a big Medicare premium hike set to take effect in weeks and tied to a pricey Alzheimer's drug whose benefits have been widely questioned. In a letter Friday to President Joe Biden, the Vermont...

Biden signs stopgap funding bill to keep government running

Dec. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law the stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running through Feb. 18, after congressional leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The White House released a...

Biden warns Russia's Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion

Dec. 03, 2021 14:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday pledged to make it “very, very difficult” for Russia's Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine and said new initiatives coming from his administration are intended to deter Russian aggression. The president...

Trump faces flurry of investigations beyond Jan. 6 probe

Dec. 03, 2021 10:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's lawyers try to block the White House from releasing records to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the former president faces a flurry of other investigations that could come to a head in the coming weeks and the new...

Biden, allies increasingly pushing back at GOP's virus barbs

Dec. 03, 2021 05:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden looked out over an audience of government scientists and framed his latest plan for fighting COVID-19 as an opportunity to at last put an end to divisiveness over the virus, calling the politicization of the issue a “sad, sad commentary.” ...

Jones, Blackhawks come back to beat Capitals in shootout

Dec. 02, 2021 22:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coaches challenged players at the second intermission to see what they could do with the score tied against one of the NHL’s best teams. They took a quick punch to fall behind, fought back to tie it on Seth Jones’ goal midway...

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

Dec. 02, 2021 22:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law....

Biden helps light National Christmas Tree near White House

Dec. 02, 2021 20:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden helped light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday while remembering those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic and crediting the American people for his optimism. Biden also paid tribute to service members, thanking them for their...

Capitol riot committee has interviewed 250 people so far

Dec. 02, 2021 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has interviewed about 250 people so far, its chairman said Thursday, a staggering pace over just five months as lawmakers work to compile the most comprehensive account yet of the violent attack and plan to hold...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...