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White House vows to ‘keep fighting’ for Tanden despite slim approval chances

White House vows to ‘keep fighting’ for Tanden despite slim approval chances

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday that the Biden administration will “keep fighting” for Neera Tanden’s confirmation to lead the Office of Management and Budget despite her slim chances amid bipartisan resistance in the Senate. “We remain committed to fighting our hearts out for Neera Tanden. We believe she is the right person,…MORE

Cuomo says he’s ‘truly sorry’ for workplace comments he says were ‘misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation’ following sexual harassment claims

Cuomo says he’s ‘truly sorry’ for workplace comments he says were ‘misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation’ following sexual harassment claims

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday he’s “truly sorry” and that some of his previous workplace comments were “misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation” as he faces allegations of sexual harassment. “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I…MORE

Democratic lawmakers wrestle with how to proceed on immigration

Democratic lawmakers wrestle with how to proceed on immigration

Democratic lawmakers are wrestling with how to move forward with a series of immigration bills that would legalize undocumented immigrants, with some pushing for sweeping immigration revisions out of the gate and others urging caution. Lawmakers are hoping to resurface immigration bills on the House floor before April 1, a period in which they can…MORE

Cassidy on Trump and the GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’

Cassidy on Trump and the GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy said Sunday that he believes if the Republican Party focuses on former President Donald Trump to win back seats in 2022 and the presidency in 2024, “we will lose.” “If we idolize one person, we will lose,” Cassidy told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “And that’s kind of…MORE

DOJ charges man who allegedly sprayed chemicals at cops in Capitol riot

The Justice Department has charged a Texas man who was allegedly caught on video attacking a dozen police officers with a chemical spray during the Capitol insurrection, according to court records. Federal prosecutors say Daniel Caldwell, 49, used a chemical spray against a line of officers that were blocking rioters from entering the Capitol. It…MORE

Fauci: ‘I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me’

Fauci: ‘I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, on Sunday urged Americans to take any of the three “highly efficacious” coronavirus vaccines now available to them and not delay getting one vaccine over another. His comments come after the US Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, adding a…MORE

Biden wants to reopen schools. Here’s why that’s so hard to do

Biden wants to reopen schools. Here’s why that’s so hard to do

Millions of students across the US are still out of the classroom after nearly a year, fueling a heated debate among school districts, teachers and parents about the best — and safest — way to educate kids even as President Joe Biden pushes to get them back in buildings. Biden has pledged to reopen most…MORE

Virginia’s off-year elections could pose key test for both parties

Virginia’s off-year elections could pose key test for both parties

A 16-year political shift has transformed the Commonwealth of Virginia from a solidly red state to a blue one. Democrats in the state now control all levers of power — the Governor’s mansion, and both chambers of the state legislature — for the first time in a generation. And they are leading in an unapologetically…MORE

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