Tag: white house

Biden says it’s “not the time to relax” after touring Houston COVID-19 vaccination site

President Biden said Friday that "it's not the time to relax" coronavirus mitigation efforts and warned that the number of cases and hospitalizations could rise again as new variants of the virus emerge. Why it matters: Biden, who made the…

/ February 27, 2021
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Top coalition of CEOs puts new muscle behind Biden with “Move the Needle” campaign

Business Roundtable, the voice of America's top CEOs, today launched "Move the Needle," a campaign to support President Biden in rolling out COVID vaccines, increasing vaccine uptake and encouraging masks.What they're saying: "Masks and vaccines are working. Now is the…

/ February 26, 2021
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House Democrats quietly push for Shalanda Young to replace Neera Tanden as Biden’s OMB choice

House Democratic leaders are quietly mounting a campaign for Shalanda Young, a longtime congressional aide, to replace Neera Tanden as nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. Why it matters:…

/ February 23, 2021
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Biden on schools: “The goal will be 5 days a week”

President Biden on Tuesday sought to clarify what his administration means by promising to open schools in the first 100 days of his presidency, insisting that "the goal will be five days a week."The big picture: Last week, White House…

/ February 17, 2021
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America’s extra vaccine doses could be key to global supply

The Biden administration’s purchase of 200 million additional Pfizer and Modern doses means the U.S. could fully vaccinate 300 million people with just those two vaccines — and 355 million more people if four additional vaccines gain FDA approval.Why it…

/ February 13, 2021
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Biden says call with China’s Xi Jinping lasted two hours

President Biden told reporters on Thursday that his call Wednesday evening with China's Xi Jinping lasted two hours.Why it matters: Biden summed up his view on China during the brief remarks from the Oval Office on Wednesday, saying, "If we…

/ February 11, 2021
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Ivanka Trump focuses on criminal justice reform as part of reemergence plan

Ivanka Trump used her status to help obtain over 140 pardons and commutations for victims of injustice as well as her father’s cronies, and she's now plotting her political reemergence by highlighting the virtues of some of the clemency grants.Why…

/ February 5, 2021
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Poll: Two-thirds of Americans think Black people, women will gain influence under Biden

A new Pew Research survey provides insight into how Americans anticipate power and influence in Washington, D.C., will shift under President Biden. By the numbers: Nearly two-thirds of Americans think Black people and women will gain influence under the new…

/ February 3, 2021
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Robinhood has a stacked policy team — and it’s going to need it

The stock-trading app Robinhood has an arsenal of political power brokers it can deploy on its behalf as it faces congressional inquiries over its role in an internet-fueled market manipulation frenzy.Why it matters: The populist, discount trading platform is going…

/ January 29, 2021
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U.S. surpasses 25 million COVID cases

The U.S has confirmed more than 25 million coronavirus cases, per Johns Hopkins data updated on Sunday.The big picture: President Biden has said he expects the country's death toll to exceed 500,000 people by next month, as the rate of…

/ January 24, 2021
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We Decode the New Art Biden Just Installed in the Oval Office, From a Bust of Cesar Chavez to a Calming Childe Hassam Painting

As Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president of the United States yesterday, staffers were rushing to ready the Oval Office for its new occupant. They had only five frenzied hours to finish swapping out artworks…

/ January 21, 2021
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Stalemate over filibuster freezes Congress

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell's inability to quickly strike a deal on a power-sharing agreement in the new 50-50 Congress is slowing down everything from the confirmation of President Biden's nominees to Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Why…

/ January 21, 2021
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Trump Pardons Art Dealer Helly Nahmad, Convicted of Running a Gambling Ring Out of Trump Tower, in One of His Final Presidential Acts

In an 11th-hour act, President Donald Trump has pardoned art dealer Helly Nahmad, who was sentenced in 2014 to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to a single federal gambling charge. Nahmad, a member of the Nahmad family…

/ January 20, 2021
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Seven Women Artists of Color Are Honoring Kamala Harris’s Historic Inauguration With a Triumphant New Video Artwork

A group of seven women artists of color are collaborating to mark the inauguration of Kamala Harris as America’s next vice president with When We Gather, a new artwork presented by New York public art nonprofit Creative Time. The idea for the…

/ January 19, 2021