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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy apologizes again for slow mail

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy apologizes again for slow mail

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy apologized on Wednesday for slow mail during the peak holiday season, deeming it “unacceptable.” “I apologize to those customers who felt the impact of our delays,” DeJoy said at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. “All of us at the Postal Service, from our Board, to our leadership team, to…MORE

Federal judge extends block on Biden deportation pause

Federal judge extends block on Biden deportation pause

A federal judge in Texas ruled late Tuesday that a block on the Biden administration’s deportation pause will remain in effect after having previously halted the moratorium on a temporary basis. Just days into Joe Biden’s presidency, Judge Drew Tipton of the Southern District of Texas, a Trump appointee, blocked the administration’s 100-day pause on…MORE

The Biden administration is relying on a Trump-era policy to turn away migrants at border

The Biden administration is relying on a Trump-era policy to turn away migrants at border

The Biden administration has moved swiftly to distance itself from Trump-era immigration policies, but at the US-Mexico border, a pandemic-related order put in place by former President Donald Trump remains in effect, allowing officials to continue to turn away thousands of migrants. The reliance on the order that permits officials to swiftly expel migrants underscores…MORE

Biden’s CIA director pick faces senators in confirmation hearing

Biden’s CIA director pick faces senators in confirmation hearing

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the CIA, William Burns, is facing questions from lawmakers Wednesday during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, his final hurdle on the path to being confirmed as the first lifelong diplomat to serve as director of the nation’s preeminent spy agency. An official familiar with Burns’ testimony told…MORE

Key committee votes postponed in troubling sign for Tanden nomination

Key committee votes postponed in troubling sign for Tanden nomination

Two hearings that were scheduled to vote on Neera Tanden’s nomination to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget were unexpectedly postponed Wednesday, a possible indication that her imperiled nomination may be being pulled. Senators want more time to consider the nomination, an official on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs…MORE

First on CNN: Biden’s Covid plan gets backing from more than 150 top business leaders

First on CNN: Biden’s Covid plan gets backing from more than 150 top business leaders

More than 150 senior executives from some of the largest American companies across several major industries have lined up behind President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, according to a letter obtained by CNN. The group of executives includes the top executives representing some of the powerful business interests in the US, ranging from…MORE

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