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Private sales emerge as obstacle to Senate action on guns

Apr. 09, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are trying to pass the first major gun control legislation in more than two decades with the support of President Joe Biden, who said Thursday that it is “long past time” to do so. But they are confronting a potentially insurmountable question...

Yellen calls for minimum global corporate income tax

Apr. 05, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday urged the adoption of a minimum global corporate income tax, an effort to at least partially offset any disadvantages that might arise from the Biden administration's proposed increase in the U.S. corporate tax rate. ...

Suburban Philly county commissioner launches US Senate bid

Apr. 05, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The chairperson of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners said Monday she is seeking the 2022 Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Val Arkoosh, a Democrat, joins Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta in planning to seek...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 27, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — White House communications director Kate Bedingfield; Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska; Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University School of Public Health. __ ...

A first: US Senate confirms transgender doctor for key post

Mar. 25, 2021 02:02 AM EDT

Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. She is the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation. The final vote Wednesday...

A first: US Senate confirms transgender doctor for key post

Mar. 24, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. She is the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation. The final vote...

Democrats vow vote on gun bills; Biden says 'we have to act'

Mar. 24, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats said they are pushing toward a vote on expanded gun control measures as the nation reels from its second mass shooting in a week. President Joe Biden said “we have to act,” but prospects for any major changes were dim, for now, in the closely divided...

Democrats vow vote on gun bills; Biden says 'we have to act'

Mar. 23, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats said Tuesday that they are pushing toward a vote on expanded gun control measures as the nation reels from its second mass shooting in a week. President Joe Biden said “we have to act,” but prospects for any major changes were dim, for now, in the closely...

Who deserves credit? Biden leans into pandemic politics

Mar. 18, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Joe Biden's war against the coronavirus, former President Donald Trump hardly exists. The Democratic president ignored Trump in his first prime-time address to the nation, aside from a brief indirect jab. It was the same when Biden kicked...

Advocates seek Biden push on gun bills, but prospects iffy

Mar. 16, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After President Joe Biden’s giant COVID-19 relief bill passed Congress, he made a prime-time address to the nation and presided over a Rose Garden ceremony. But there wasn’t so much as a statement from the White House after the House passed...