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The White House wants a robust electric vehicle charging network. Here's the plan

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The White House this week outlined a plan to install electric vehicle charger nationwide, a step it says is vital to improving the accessibility and practicality of nontraditional vehicles.


Democrats are forced to regroup as Biden's signature spending bill stalls

Thursday, December 16, 2021

For weeks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had promised a vote on Biden's social and climate agenda before Christmas. But all 50 senators in caucus have not been able to unify behind the plan.


The White House aims to boost the ranks of the pandemic-strained trucking industry

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The plan is part of the Biden administration's efforts to improve the nation's ongoing supply chain problems.


Biden will nominate Michelle Kwan and Caroline Kennedy for ambassador posts

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The president will nominate Kwan, a two-time Olympic medalist figure skater, to serve as U.S. ambassador to Belize. He's tapping Kennedy to be ambassador to Australia.


NYC Council OKs measure that would allow legal noncitizens to vote in local elections

Thursday, December 09, 2021

If enacted, New York City would become the largest jurisdiction in the U.S. to allow legal permanent residents to vote in municipal elections.


Citing humanitarian abuses, U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Monday, December 06, 2021

The White House cited the "ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity" in the Xinjiang region of China. U.S. athletes will compete in the Olympics.


Stacey Abrams announces candidacy in Georgia governor's race

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Abrams rose to national prominence following her narrow loss in Georgia's 2018 governor's race. Her entrance into the contest sets up a potential rematch against Gov. Brian Kemp.


TV's Dr. Oz enters Pennsylvania's crucial Senate race on the GOP side

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The celebrity surgeon, who has promoted questionable health advice to national television audiences, has thrown his hat into the ring to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.


Trump-backed Pa. Senate candidate suspends his campaign after losing custody battle

Monday, November 22, 2021

Sean Parnell's decision came after it was made public that a judge had granted Parnell's estranged wife — who accused the Republican of physical abuse — custody of the pair's three children.


Biden restarts trilateral summit, focused on North American partnership

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The meeting with the leaders of Canada and Mexico was the first North American summit of its kind since 2016.


Biden picks a rickety New Hampshire bridge as a scene to sell his infrastructure bill

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The president made a first stop in New Hampshire to promote the $1 trillion infrastructure law. Members of his cabinet will crisscross the nation in the coming days to boost the new law.


Steve Bannon threatens vengeance after surrendering on criminal contempt charges

Monday, November 15, 2021

Former President Donald Trump's onetime top adviser surrendered to federal authorities Monday. Bannon was indicted last week for defying a congressional subpoena related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.


Virginia school revisits its history as a polio vaccine trailblazer with COVID clinic

Monday, November 08, 2021

Franklin Sherman Elementary was the first school to administer the polio vaccine to kids in 1954. Now it's once again at the forefront, hosting a COVID-19 vaccine event with first lady Jill Biden.


House punts on social spending bill

Friday, November 05, 2021

The change comes after House moderates said they would not vote on the $1.75 trillion spending package without a score from Congress' budget office.


Democrats' deal on prescription drugs would lower costs for seniors

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Democrats agreed to a significant — but slimmed down — proposal to help lower prescription drug prices, bringing aboard notable holdouts on the measure, including Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.


Paid family leave gets slashed as Democrats try to reach consensus on spending plan

Friday, October 29, 2021

The United States is one of a handful of countries, and the only wealthy nation, without a national paid leave policy.


Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry is charged with lying to authorities over illegal donations

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Republican is accused of lying to the FBI about illegal campaign contributions made to his 2016 reelection bid.


In 2008, some Republicans claimed Obama was a Muslim. Colin Powell pushed back

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The nation's first Black secretary of state notably broke from the Republican Party to endorse Barack Obama in 2008. He also gave a forthright condemnation of Islamophobia.


The political fight over vaccine mandates deepens despite their effectiveness

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Republicans in Texas and Florida are combatting COVID-19 mandates as a matter of personal liberty, even as the data show just how crucial vaccination — and mandates — are to beating the virus.


The House passes a short-term fix to the looming debt ceiling crisis

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The bill heads off fiscal calamity and puts an end — for now — to tense negotiations over the federal debt limit.