Brian Naylor

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President Biden says a Russian invasion of Ukraine 'would change the world'

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Biden said should Russian President Putin move in using the more than 100,000 Russian troops surrounding Ukraine, "it would be the largest invasion since World War II. It would change the world."


The IRS faces backlogs from last year as a new tax filing season begins

Monday, January 24, 2022

The IRS is "in the roughest shape it's been in in 50 years," says former commissioner Mark Everson. The agency, he says, is understaffed, has more work than it can handle and is underfunded.


Tax season is nearing, but the IRS has millions of last year's returns to get through

Friday, January 21, 2022

The Internal Revenue Service is still working through millions of returns filed in 2021. An IRS watchdog says the agency is understaffed, underfunded and overburdened.


The Postal Service is now taking orders for free COVID-19 test kits

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The at-home tests are expected to be delivered by USPS later this month. The White House said the site is in "beta testing" and will be launched formally Wednesday.


The Senate is set to debate voting rights. Here's what the bills would do

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The two measures the Senate will debate aim to prevent states from limiting access to the ballot, and make it easier for people to vote.


Biden announces plans to buy 500 million more COVID tests and to offer free masks

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The president expects a website to launch next week to order tests. The head of the postal workers union says that up to 7,000 temporary workers will be hired in the effort to get kits to Americans.


Dr. Fauci says GOP Sen. Paul's false accusations have sparked death threats

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Fauci and Paul sparred at a Senate hearing on COVID-19, escalating exchanges the two have had throughout the pandemic. Fauci also said Paul is attempting to raise money off "a catastrophic epidemic."


The Postal Service is seeking a temporary delay from the vaccine mandate

Friday, January 07, 2022

With more than 500,000 employees, the post office says complying with the rule would be difficult and could interfere with timely mail deliveries.


President Biden blasts Trump for 'spreading a web of lies' in a Jan. 6 speech

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Biden didn't utter Trump's name but referred repeatedly to him with forceful, and at times personal, denunciations of his actions. "He's not just a former president. He's a defeated former president."


Democrats plan to vote on the social spending bill, despite Manchin's 'no'

Monday, December 20, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Schumer said the Senate will take up the measure "very early" in the new year.


Biden awards Medals of Honor to 3 soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The medals were given for acts of "gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty." Two were awarded posthumously, including one to the first Black recipient since the Vietnam War.


The Archives has released nearly 1,500 new documents on JFK's assassination

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

They contain memos from meetings with informants, mostly of interest to historians and researchers. No evidence is expected that would put in doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman.


Frustrated that you can't schedule an IRS callback? Biden signed an order to do that

Monday, December 13, 2021

The provision is part of an order Biden signed to make the government more consumer friendly. It also makes it simpler for disaster survivors to apply for help. The order covers 17 federal agencies.


Former Sen. Bob Dole lies in state at the Capitol as his colleagues pay tribute

Thursday, December 09, 2021

The former lawmaker and presidential candidate was remembered by his former colleagues, including President Biden. He died on Dec. 5 at the age of 98.


In a largely symbolic move, the Senate votes to block Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

The White House says the president will veto the bill if it reaches his desk. But GOP lawmakers pushed the measure as the political fight over vaccine mandates deepens.


Biden warns Putin he'll face tough sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Biden told Putin in a call that if Russia invades Ukraine, the U.S. and allies would apply painful economic sanctions, said Jake Sullivan, Biden's national security adviser.


Biden calls on Congress to pass his Build Back Better bill to lower drug costs

Monday, December 06, 2021

The roughly $2 trillion House-passed measure awaits Senate action. The Senate majority leader says he'd like to try to finish by Christmas.


Biden will lay out in a call with Putin the U.S. response if Russia invades Ukraine

Monday, December 06, 2021

In a scheduled video call Tuesday with the Russian president, Biden will outline economic sanctions and stepped-up support for NATO allies if Russia invades, a senior administration official says.


The omicron variant is cause for concern — but not panic, Biden says

Monday, November 29, 2021

President Biden said that while restrictions imposed on travelers from several nations in southern Africa would slow the variant's entry, the U.S. will eventually see cases.


Biden nominates new chair for Postal Service Board, ousts DeJoy's allies

Friday, November 19, 2021

Biden nominated Daniel Tangherlini, a Democrat, to replace board Chair Ron Bloom, whose term is expiring. Bloom is also a Democrat, but has been a key ally of Louis DeJoy's.