Biden to begin bipartisan work to 'end cancer as we know it,' Psaki says, calling it a 'priority' for admin
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are set to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon on the work to begin "end cancer as we know it," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
An earlier end date for vaccination campaign is 'possible', Trudeau says
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Canada's vaccination campaign could wrap up before September if the country secures the necessary shots and if there's a change in dosing timelines.
Trudeau says China invented charges for Canadian detainees after Meng's arrest
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that China concocted national security charges to pin on Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig following the arrest of Huawei telecom executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver — smacking down a claim by China's ambassador that the cases are not linked.
Cuomo speaks as NY lawmakers call for resignation, impeachment over scandals
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he will be holding a coronavirus briefing and making an "announcement" Wednesday afternoon, as he faces pressure from members of both parties to step down or face impeachment.
Senate bill will narrow income eligibility for $1,400 stimulus checks
President Joe Biden has agreed to a compromise with moderate Democrats to narrow the income eligibility for the next round of $1,400 stimulus checks that are included in a bill the Senate is expected to take up this week, a Democratic source told CNN Wednesday.
'They just were not all in': How the White House convinced two pharmaceutical giants to collaborate on a vaccine
President Joe Biden's coronavirus response team learned two things his first week in office: Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine was highly effective -- but the company was millions of doses behind its production schedule.
Shalanda Young pushed by House Dem leaders for Biden budget director after Tanden defeat
House Democratic leaders on Wednesday are pushing President Biden to tap Shalanda Young – his current pick for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget – for director, after he withdrew the nomination of Neera Tanden for the post amid controversy over her past statements.
Republicans want briefing from Mayorkas after DHS chief claims 'no' border crisis
EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans on the Border Security Caucus are requesting a briefing by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the escalating crisis at the southern border and warning that Biden administration policies are fueling it -- days after Mayorkas denied that there was a crisis at all.
Pence rails against HR 1, laments Capitol riot prevented 'substantive discussion' on election integrity
Former Vice President Mike Pence offered harsh criticism for a Democrat-proposed voting reform legislation while condemning the Capitol protest on Jan. 6 that, he said, interrupted what would have been a worthwhile discussion of election integrity.
DC National Guard commander says 'unusual' Pentagon restrictions slowed response to Capitol riot
The commanding general of the Washington, DC, National Guard testified Wednesday that he did not need authorization from Pentagon leaders before deploying troops in response to protests at the nation's capital last summer but that changed in the days before the January 6 insurrection.
Democrat assemblyman says Gov. Cuomo should resign: 'Pattern of abuse of power'
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign "for the good of the state," in the wake of sexual harassment allegations and nursing home death cover-up accusations against the governor.
Senate Finance Committee split on HHS nominee Becerra in tie vote
The Senate Finance Committee did not make a determination on the nomination of President Biden's pick for Health Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra, after a vote on the nomination resulted in a tie, split along party lines.
National security watchdog says the pandemic is slowing its work
News/Politics: Physical distancing measures meant to keep Canadians safe during the pandemic have had an unintended consequence for the people keeping tabs on the nation's spies: they can't always access the classified information they need to do their jobs.
Biden’s failure to get Tanden confirmed follows other aborted presidential nominations in history
President Joe Biden suffered his first major setback in confirming his cabinet after the withdrawal this week of the nomination of Neera Tanden to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget.