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High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic

Nov. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the...

Houston highway project sparks debate over racial equity

Nov. 24, 2021 16:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A $9 billion highway widening project being proposed in the Houston area could become an important test of the Biden administration’s commitment to addressing what it has said is a history of racial inequity with infrastructure projects in the U.S. The...

Whitmer seeks federal funds to convert I-375 to boulevard

Nov. 24, 2021 16:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday asked the Biden administration for federal funding to replace Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago. The state wants to convert the...

Biden's political standing fuels Democratic worry about 2024

Nov. 21, 2021 08:31 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was supposed to be a moment of triumph for Joe Biden. The Democratic president had just signed into law the most significant infrastructure package in generations. And he had done it by bringing Democrats and Republicans together, just as he...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 20, 2021 07:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Kevin...

Buttigieg touts new infrastructure bill in Arizona visit

Nov. 19, 2021 19:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix Friday to tout the recently passed infrastructure bill in a state that will be crucial in determining control of the U.S. Senate. Buttigieg appeared at events throughout the day with Democratic...

Biden says pardoned turkeys will get ‘boosted,’ not ‘basted’

Nov. 19, 2021 18:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday pardoned two Thanksgiving turkeys, saying that the white male birds were selected based on their “temperament, appearance and, I suspect, vaccination status.” “Instead of getting basted, these two turkeys are getting...

US national parks to offer look into green-friendly transit

Nov. 17, 2021 14:19 PM EST

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed a joint pledge Wednesday to test some of the newest and most...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November 10, 2021. Editorial: Give popular vote priority in presidential elections It’s a truism most Americans take for granted: Elected officeholders win by getting a majority of the vote. The concept is usually the rule, with...

Biden plan to run LA port 24/7 to break backlog falls short

Nov. 16, 2021 19:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden announced a deal last month to establish around-the-clock operations at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's largest, to break an unprecedented container ship traffic jam blamed for driving up consumer prices. But that hasn't...