A humanitarian flight was ordered to abort a landing in the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, epicenter of the conflict, as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to accept corporate, individual or capital gains tax rate increases has led Democrats to consider proposals once championed by the party’s most liberal flank.
The new strategy could deeply cut greenhouse gases that are heating the planet but it will still face considerable political, logistical and legal hurdles.
The proposal to join West Virginia seems destined to go nowhere. But it has tapped into deep-seated feelings of alienation in western Maryland, a mountainous panhandle wedged against the Mason-Dixon line.
The president said he had visited the southern border before. It's not quite what his critics have been demanding.
It's something President Biden once derided when George W. Bush did it. The big question is whether it's deliberate.
The move comes after her nomination as budget director was pulled earlier this year over her frequent caustic remarks on social media.
As staff secretary, often referred to as the "nerve center" of the White House, Tanden is tasked with determining which documents reach Biden's desk.
President says issues to overcome but ‘I do think I’ll get a deal’Centrists Manchin and Sinema have pushed for smaller price tagSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailWildfires, deadly heat, drought and flooding show how climate change has...
Biden says running LA ports 24/7 will help save Christmas shopping. It's not that simple, experts warn.
Biden's plan to speed holiday gift deliveries by prodding California ports to operate round-the-clock leaves other supply-chain snarls unresolved.
After voting rights defeat, president expresses mounting frustration over rule that allows 41 senators to block legislationJoe Biden has given the strongest indication yet that he is willing to end or whittle down the Senate filibuster as a means of overcoming...
Her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget met resistance in the Senate earlier this year.
Our campaign finance system makes it nearly impossible to track money in politics or hold our representatives accountableJoe Biden’s Build Back Better reconciliation bill has been stuck in limbo – and conservative Democrats are in fundraising heaven.West Virginia’s...
Biden pushes for racial equity in federal health programs. But fragmented plans, poor data hinder efforts.
Administration says there is no change of policy after president repeats remarks from August that US has ‘a commitment’ to defend islandPresident Joe Biden has said the US would come to Taiwan’s defence and had a commitment to defend the island China claims as its...
The president said any push to “fundamentally alter” the Senate’s 60-vote threshold would have to wait until after Congress passed his vast spending agenda.
Intelligence and defense agencies issued reports warning that the warming planet will increase strife between countries and spur migration.
President Joe Biden said at a CNN town hall on Thursday that he's open to eliminating the filibuster for voting rights legislation "and maybe more."
In a 90-minute town hall, Biden cited the opposition of Sens. Manchin and Sinema to major parts of the package and conceded they were forcing major changes. “We’re down to four or five issues,” the president said.
The selection of a new secretary of state arrives as Gov. Greg Abbott is facing pressure to allow an expanded 2020 election audit in Texas.
After weeks of fluctuations driven in part by Washington gridlock, share prices hit another high and put a dismal September in the rearview mirror.
The US spy community issues its first-ever National Intelligence Estimate on climate change – and it's not pretty
The Biden administration's top spies release the first-ever National Intelligence Estimate on the global security threats posed by climate change.
President Joe Biden's comments come as Democrats have failed to overcome Republican opposition to pass voting reform legislation.
Biden town hall live updates: Biden to field questions at town hall, as negotiations over agenda are at key juncture
Anderson Cooper will moderate a town hall with President Biden in Baltimore that airs on CNN at 8 p.m.
House vote follows unanimous Capitol attack panel voteBiden, staff and Congress continue to negotiate on Build Back BetterTrump to launch social media platform called Truth SocialSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailGood morning, US politics...
The furious members accused the Arizona Democrat of “answering to big donors rather than your own people,” in the latest sign of the political pressure she faces.
The president says this over and over. But the number is not based on an examination of tax returns.
The public forum comes at a pivotal moment for President Biden's social spending package, as Democrats fret over the key Virginia gubernatorial race.
If everything is a priority, then nothing is.
Detailed estimates show the budget bill was even bigger than first thought, which makes getting it below $2 trillion that much tougher.
President Biden visited Scranton, Pa., to press the case for his administration’s economic, environmental and social policy agenda, even as he has conceded that crucial elements of his proposal would most likely be dropped or substantially pared back.
At his confirmation hearing, President Biden’s pick for envoy to Japan issued a warning to Beijing and explained his actions as mayor of Chicago after the killing of Laquan McDonald.
Responding to concerns from a key centrist, Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, the White House and leading Democrats are instead discussing a range of other taxes to pay for the plan.
From universal pre-K to dental benefits to college aid, Biden is laying down specifics as tight deadlines converge and time grows short.
Mr. Emanuel, nominee for United States ambassador to Japan, faced a Senate confirmation hearing where he testified that the partnership between the two countries would determine the future of American foreign policy in the region.
The protest comes a day after Joe Biden appeared ready to settle for a smaller environmental proposal ahead of the COP26 summitWith little more than sun hats, placards and folding chairs, five young activists have begun a hunger strike in front of the White House...
Officials revealed a comprehensive plan to vaccinate about 28 million kids, estimating roughly 15 million doses will be available in the first week.
The president’s trip comes as Democrats circle in on a deal to advance two bills carrying a scaled-back version of his domestic policy priorities
“Beijing proclaims that the East is rising, and the West is in decline,” said R. Nicholas Burns, President Biden’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to China. “I’m confident in our own country.”
The Biden administration said it has obtained enough vaccine to distribute doses to the nation's 28 million children ages 5-11 years old.
Scrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalSenate Republicans again poised to block sweeping voting rights billMillions hope plan to expand dental care survives cuts to Biden’s billCapitol attack committee votes to recommend Steve Bannon...
Emanuel suppressed police video in shooting death of Black Chicago teen Laquan McDonald. Biden, Congress risk alienating voters who put them in office.
A rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.
Less than half of workers are still not immunized at facilities in several states. “I just feel like a sitting duck,” one resident said.
White House officials, anticipating the approval of coronavirus shots for 5- to 11-year-olds within weeks, will rely on doctors, clinics and pharmacies instead of mass inoculation sites.
Mayors are tapping COVID-19 funds to take on an affordable housing crisis. But some say real progress depends on Biden's $3.5 trillion spending bill.
The Democrats’ proposal was never that intrusive and now is much more limited.
Mientras el secretario de Estado estadounidense, Antony Blinken, visita la región, la ventana de oportunidad para una resolución diplomática se ha cerrado abruptamente. Por ahora.
As Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to the region, the window of opportunity for a political resolution has slammed shut. At least for now.
As they worked to shrink their marquee domestic policy bill, President Biden told Democrats that a proposal to provide two years of free community college would most likely have to be dropped.