Blinken assures Ukraine during high-profile visit

Thu, 06 May 2021 09:06:26 GMT

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who arrived in Ukraine on Thursday as the administration’s first official visit, assured the country that was recently on the brink of war with Russia that the U.S. is committed to its “sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence.”

Court upholds Newsom’s use of emergency powers during COVID-19 outbreak

Thu, 06 May 2021 06:54:05 GMT

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s use of emergency powers to make far-reaching policies during the pandemic was upheld Wednesday by state appellate judges who rejected a lower court finding that the Democrat had done too much unilaterally.

Arizona’s Sinema says ‘not enough being done’ by federal government at border

Thu, 06 May 2021 05:59:29 GMT

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat, had a meeting with the state’s National Guard on Wednesday and said that it is clear that the federal government is not doing enough to deal with the issue.

Biden admin’s photos of empty migrant facility are misleading, Texas Democrat says: ‘They’re just next door’

Thu, 06 May 2021 04:03:47 GMT

A Texas Democrat who has been critical of Biden administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border lashed out this week, accusing the administration of posting misleading photos from a migrant processing facility.

Newsom draws contrast with GOP challenger Caitlyn Jenner after her comments on transgender athletes

Thu, 06 May 2021 02:06:17 GMT

In the wake of Caitlyn Jenner's comments against transgender athletes competing on girls' sports teams, California Gov. Gavin Newsom reiterated his support for transgender people.

McConnell dodges questions about Liz Cheney

Thu, 06 May 2021 01:45:28 GMT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell dodged questions Wednesday regarding calls from top Congressional Republicans to replace Rep. Liz Cheney as House GOP conference chair amid her public feud with former President Donald Trump.

US pullout from Afghanistan could leave 17,000 interpreters' lives in danger

Thu, 06 May 2021 00:50:28 GMT

Nearly 17,000 Afghan interpreters who risked their lives working for the U.S. military are trying to leave the war-torn country ahead of President Biden’s Sept. 11 deadline to withdraw remaining U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

ICE deportations fall to under 3,000 in April amid Biden rules that restrict removals

Thu, 06 May 2021 00:45:54 GMT

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported less than 3,000 illegal immigrants in April, the agency confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday -- a sign of how drastically the agency’s enforcement capabilities have been limited by the Biden administration.

Hawley: Facebook board's Trump ban proves its time to 'get serious' on antitrust action

Thu, 06 May 2021 00:34:27 GMT

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., renewed his call for antitrust action against Facebook and other tech platforms on Wednesday, calling it “a little bit ridiculous” that an oversight board was able to determine whether the social media platform’s suspension of former President Donald Trump’s account was justified.

Liz Cheney, facing GOP leadership removal, takes swipe at Trump 'cult'

Wed, 05 May 2021 23:23:24 GMT

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) wrote that the Republican Party is at a "turning point" and must decide “whether we will join Trump’s crusade to delegitimize and undo the legal outcome of the 2020 election, with all the consequences that might have.”

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