Biden's news conference takes abrupt, lengthy turn
It started when CNN's Jeff Zeleny broke in with a question that referenced concerns many Americans hold about the competence of government, after the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal and the recent shortage of testing for COVID-19. Zeleny's question opened the floodgates. Biden took to calling on reporters at random, and what started as a very traditional presidential news conference became something else entirely, stretching to nearly two hours.news.yahoo.com
New York AG investigation zeroes in on alleged fraud at Trump Organization
In a new court filing, New York Attorney General Letitia James says there is "significant evidence" that former President Trump's business inflated property values and wealth statements. The Supreme Court has also refused to block the release of his records to the House January 6 committee. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN's Lana Zak with the latest developments,news.yahoo.com
Jon Stewart pushes Congress to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits
Comedian Jon Stewart spoke at a virtual roundtable of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Wednesday, urging congressional support for service members suffering from the effects of toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.news.yahoo.com
U.S. says Russia may attack Ukraine on short notice
Russian troops arrived in Belarus for war games, raising concerns in the U.S. that Ukraine's neighbor may help Russian President Vladimir Putin attack. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia could attack with "very short notice." Margaret Brennan reports.news.yahoo.com
Watch live: Biden holds press conference as the U.S. grapples with inflation, Covid and Russia
President Joe Biden is set to hold a formal press conference Wednesday as he marks the end of his first year in office and contends with a stalled agenda, inflation, the Covid pandemic and a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine. Legislation that the president campaigned on, such as the Voting Rights Act, appears doomed. His social safety net and climate change bill, the Build Back Better Act, is stalled. His disapproval rating reached an all time high in December, according to a CNBC Change Research poll. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.cnbc.com
White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags
A White House spokeswoman says an armed British man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended in his death entered the United States without raising any red flags during multiple checks against law enforcement databases.
White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online.The[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
NTSB chief to fed agency: Stop using misleading statistics
With traffic fatalities spiking, the nation’s top safety investigator says a widely cited government statistic that 94% of serious crashes are solely due to driver error is misleading and the Transportation Department should stop using it.
Harris still struggling to define herself one year in VP job
Vice President Kamala Harris is capping off a controversial first year in office, creating history as the first woman and first Black and Indian American person in her position while fending off criticism and complaints over her focus and agenda.
A year ago, Biden unveiled a 200-page plan to defeat covid. He has struggled to deliver on some key promises.
The U.S. would have have been better prepared for virus curveballs if the administration had moved more quickly to boost testing, acquire real-time data on the virus and convey risks more clearly, say some coauthors, adviserswashingtonpost.com
Conservative Host of Most Watched Cable News Show Rants About ‘Zero Diversity’ in Media
Fox NewsTucker Carlson Tonight was the most-watched cable news show of 2021, yet the program’s namesake host spent Monday night decrying an alleged lack of diversity in the same media ecosystem that his employer, Fox News, dominates.In a segment about President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings and the recent obstacles to his agenda, Carlson took the opportunity to play news clips of pundits and reporters offering pessimistic takes on the administration. This was part of a trend, he figured, as inews.yahoo.com
Jill Biden: I didn't expect 'healing role' as first lady
Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says “healing” a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too. Wrapping up a year in which she saw herself as a key member of President Joe Biden's team, the first lady told The Associated Press that she found herself taking on a role that "I didn't kind of expect, which was like a healing role, because we’ve faced so much as a nation.” Jill Biden spoke sitting in the sunshine near a swimming pool at a Las Vegas hotel a day after she and the president comforted families in Louisville, Colorado, where a huge swath of homes burned to the ground in a late December wildfire.news.yahoo.com
Trump claims he couldn't have lost the 2020 presidential election because his Arizona rally boasted thousands of attendees and 'had cars that stretch out for 25 miles'
"There's nobody that can see the end of this crowd," Trump told his supporters at a Saturday rally. "That's not somebody that lost an election."news.yahoo.com
Feds: No new construction as gov’t returns some land to owners
Whatever stretches of border wall are currently under construction in Hidalgo and Starr Counties, they are the last portions of wall that will go up. And any land previously slated for construction that has been thus far untouched will remain so moving forward. On his first day in office, President Joe Biden issued an executive order halting all border wall construction. Nicol claims new portions of border wall construction are still going up, despite the representations made in court this week. We thought their plans were gonna mess it up,” Kirby said, referring to the potential for border wall to have crisscrossed those 37 acres.myrgv.com
President Joe Biden: The first year
The 46th president's first year in office is being measured according to opposing forces – both by legislative wins and a "return to normalcy," and by the economic headwinds of the continuing pandemic. Experts offer their take on the Biden Presidency to date.cbsnews.com
By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden's first year
By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. America exited Afghanistan, but the war ended with a chaotic evacuation and a suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. troops. Pricey legislation to advance Biden's social and climate proposals shrunk and then stalled.news.yahoo.com