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www.npr.org
6 months ago
US news

Can $3 billion persuade Black farmers to trust the Department of Agriculture?

The Biden administration is investing $3.1 billion to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address historical discrimination against Black farmers.
Many of the projects receiving the most funding are run by large for-profit companies and agricultural lobbying groups, raising concerns about their ability to serve disadvantaged farmers. [ more ]
#hospit
www.mediaite.com
6 months ago
US politics

Even the Deputy Who Covered for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Didn't Know He Was Hospitalized: CNN

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's hospitalization was kept secret, even from Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks.
Biden administration officials were unaware of Austin's condition for more than three days. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Austin

US defence secretary says he takes full responsibility' for secret hospitalisation

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin takes responsibility for lack of transparency regarding his hospitalization for a still-unspecified medical condition.
Senior Biden administration leaders and top Pentagon officials were unaware of Austin's hospitalization for several days. [ more ]
www.mediaite.com
6 months ago
US politics

Even the Deputy Who Covered for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Didn't Know He Was Hospitalized: CNN

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's hospitalization was kept secret, even from Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks.
Biden administration officials were unaware of Austin's condition for more than three days. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Austin

US defence secretary says he takes full responsibility' for secret hospitalisation

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin takes responsibility for lack of transparency regarding his hospitalization for a still-unspecified medical condition.
Senior Biden administration leaders and top Pentagon officials were unaware of Austin's hospitalization for several days. [ more ]
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Truthout
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Despite Pledge to Avoid Broad Conflict, Biden Is Pushing War Across Middle East

The Biden administration is reportedly planning to bomb Houthi targets in Yemen in response to the Houthi blockade of the Red Sea.
The U.S. is heavily arming Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip, which is escalating fears of a wider war in the Middle East. [ more ]
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time.com
6 months ago
Law

Supreme Court Allows Idaho to Enforce Its Strict Abortion Ban, Even in Medical Emergencies

The Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, even in medical emergencies, while the legal fight continues.
The court will hear arguments in April and put on hold a lower court ruling that had blocked the Idaho law in hospital emergencies. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
Law

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce emergency room abortion ban

The Supreme Court has allowed Idaho to enforce its abortion ban while it reviews whether doctors can use the procedure in emergency situations.
The Biden administration had argued that doctors must comply with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and provide abortion as necessary to stabilize a patient. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Law

The Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, even in medical emergencies

The Supreme Court has allowed Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, including in medical emergencies, while a legal fight continues.
The Biden administration argues that federal law requires hospitals to provide emergency care, including abortion, regardless of state laws banning abortion. [ more ]
time.com
6 months ago
Law

Supreme Court Allows Idaho to Enforce Its Strict Abortion Ban, Even in Medical Emergencies

The Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, even in medical emergencies, while the legal fight continues.
The court will hear arguments in April and put on hold a lower court ruling that had blocked the Idaho law in hospital emergencies. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
Law

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce emergency room abortion ban

The Supreme Court has allowed Idaho to enforce its abortion ban while it reviews whether doctors can use the procedure in emergency situations.
The Biden administration had argued that doctors must comply with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and provide abortion as necessary to stabilize a patient. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Law

The Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, even in medical emergencies

The Supreme Court has allowed Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, including in medical emergencies, while a legal fight continues.
The Biden administration argues that federal law requires hospitals to provide emergency care, including abortion, regardless of state laws banning abortion. [ more ]
moresupreme-court
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Law

US supreme court allows Idaho's strict abortion ban to stand pending hearing

The US Supreme Court has allowed Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, including in medical emergencies.
The Biden administration argued that hospitals receiving Medicare funds must provide emergency care, including abortion, regardless of state laws. [ more ]
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Truthout
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden Sticks by Israel as Bloody War on Gaza Threatens to Expand

The Biden administration will continue supporting the IDF in the war on Gaza despite divisions within the Democratic Party.
The U.S. airstrike on Baghdad and tensions with Iraq raise concerns that the conflict in Gaza is turning into a multi-front war. [ more ]
The Mercury News
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Letters: Biden presidency

Biden's foreign policy is aggressive and dangerous
COVID deaths have increased under the Biden administration [ more ]
Truthout
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden Sticks by Israel as Bloody War on Gaza Threatens to Expand

The Biden administration will continue supporting the IDF in the war on Gaza despite divisions within the Democratic Party.
The U.S. airstrike on Baghdad and tensions with Iraq raise concerns that the conflict in Gaza is turning into a multi-front war. [ more ]
The Mercury News
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Letters: Biden presidency

Biden's foreign policy is aggressive and dangerous
COVID deaths have increased under the Biden administration [ more ]
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Axios
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Scoop: Biden preparing to keep many of Trump's China tariffs

The Biden administration is considering keeping many of Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports in place and increasing duties on electric vehicles and critical minerals.
Biden wants to put his own stamp on these tariffs and show a tough stance toward China to counter Trump's claims of being 'soft' on China. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Cars

The $7,500 tax credit for electric cars will see big changes in 2024. What to know

Starting in 2024, the federal tax credit for electric vehicles will be available as an instant rebate at dealerships.
However, fewer vehicles are expected to qualify for the full $7,500 credit. [ more ]
Axios
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Scoop: Biden preparing to keep many of Trump's China tariffs

The Biden administration is considering keeping many of Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports in place and increasing duties on electric vehicles and critical minerals.
Biden wants to put his own stamp on these tariffs and show a tough stance toward China to counter Trump's claims of being 'soft' on China. [ more ]
www.npr.org
6 months ago
Cars

The $7,500 tax credit for electric cars will see big changes in 2024. What to know

Starting in 2024, the federal tax credit for electric vehicles will be available as an instant rebate at dealerships.
However, fewer vehicles are expected to qualify for the full $7,500 credit. [ more ]
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New York Post
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden is shamefully selling out democracy in Venezuela - for oil

The Biden administration suspended many US sanctions on Venezuela in October, with the goals of freeing American hostages and inducing the regime to allow free elections in 2024.
The administration has only achieved the goal of freeing American hostages, but has abandoned the goal of restoring democracy in Venezuela and allowing free elections. [ more ]
Truthout
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden Appointee Resigns Over Administration's Response to Gaza Assault

Tariq Habash resigns over Biden's handling of Israel's war on Gaza
Growing dissent within the U.S. government over support for Israel's 'indiscriminate violence' against Palestinians in Gaza [ more ]
www.mediaite.com
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Charlamagne Rips Fox News for Only Airing Biden Criticism

Charlamagne tha God, host of The Breakfast Club radio show, has caught the attention of Fox News.
In his interview with Politico, Charlamagne criticized President Biden and Vice President Harris for relying too much on demonizing Trump instead of focusing on policy achievements.
Charlamagne's criticisms of the Biden administration have aligned with the negative narrative often portrayed by Fox News. [ more ]
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New York Post
6 months ago
US politics

Gov. Abbott says 'I like my chances' after Biden administration sues Texas over migrant arrest law

The Biden administration has sued Texas over a new law that allows authorities to arrest migrants who enter the country illegally.
The Justice Department argues that the law intrudes on the federal government's exclusive authority to regulate immigration and violates the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Law

Texas emergency rooms are not required to perform life-saving abortions, federal court rules

The Biden administration cannot use a 1986 emergency care law to require Texas hospitals to provide abortions for women whose lives are at risk due to pregnancy.
Abortion restrictions have resulted in numerous cases being brought to state and federal courts since the U.S. Supreme Court ended abortion rights in 2022. [ more ]
WSJ
6 months ago
US politics

House Republicans Rally at Southern Border as Senate Talks Continue

House Republicans travel to Texas to criticize the Biden administration's handling of migration policies.
The delegation plans to meet with federal and local officials and hold a press conference. [ more ]
time.com
6 months ago
Law

Court Says Texas Can Ban Certain Emergency Abortions. What That Means

Texas hospitals cannot be required to perform emergency abortions, according to a federal appeals court ruling.
The court found that the Biden Administration's guidance on providing abortions exceeded its authority and went against state laws. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
Law

In Texas Case, Federal Appeals Panel Says Emergency Care Abortions Not Required By 1986 Law

The Biden administration cannot use a 1986 emergency care law to require hospitals in Texas to provide abortions for women at risk due to pregnancy.
Multiple cases involving abortion restrictions have occurred in state and federal courts following the end of abortion rights in 2022. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
Law

Federal appeals court rules Biden admin can't force Texas doctors to perform emergency abortions

A federal appeals court ruled that the Biden administration cannot compel emergency room doctors in Texas to perform abortions.
The court ruled that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) does not mandate physicians to provide abortions as part of stabilizing treatment. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
US politics

Gov. Abbott says 'I like my chances' after Biden administration sues Texas over migrant arrest law

The Biden administration has sued Texas over a new law that allows authorities to arrest migrants who enter the country illegally.
The Justice Department argues that the law intrudes on the federal government's exclusive authority to regulate immigration and violates the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Law

Texas emergency rooms are not required to perform life-saving abortions, federal court rules

The Biden administration cannot use a 1986 emergency care law to require Texas hospitals to provide abortions for women whose lives are at risk due to pregnancy.
Abortion restrictions have resulted in numerous cases being brought to state and federal courts since the U.S. Supreme Court ended abortion rights in 2022. [ more ]
WSJ
6 months ago
US politics

House Republicans Rally at Southern Border as Senate Talks Continue

House Republicans travel to Texas to criticize the Biden administration's handling of migration policies.
The delegation plans to meet with federal and local officials and hold a press conference. [ more ]
time.com
6 months ago
Law

Court Says Texas Can Ban Certain Emergency Abortions. What That Means

Texas hospitals cannot be required to perform emergency abortions, according to a federal appeals court ruling.
The court found that the Biden Administration's guidance on providing abortions exceeded its authority and went against state laws. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
Law

In Texas Case, Federal Appeals Panel Says Emergency Care Abortions Not Required By 1986 Law

The Biden administration cannot use a 1986 emergency care law to require hospitals in Texas to provide abortions for women at risk due to pregnancy.
Multiple cases involving abortion restrictions have occurred in state and federal courts following the end of abortion rights in 2022. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
Law

Federal appeals court rules Biden admin can't force Texas doctors to perform emergency abortions

A federal appeals court ruled that the Biden administration cannot compel emergency room doctors in Texas to perform abortions.
The court ruled that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) does not mandate physicians to provide abortions as part of stabilizing treatment. [ more ]
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Truthout
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Critics Slam US Officials for Decrying Displacement in Gaza While Arming Israel

The U.S. State Department condemned Israeli officials for suggesting the eviction of Gaza's Palestinian population.
Critics argue that the condemnation is hypocritical as the Biden administration continues to support Israel despite the assault on Gaza. [ more ]
Truthout
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Far Right Appeals Court Rules Fed Protections for Emergency Abortions Don't Apply to States

The ruling bars the Biden administration from applying a federal law on emergency health care to abortions.
New York Post
6 months ago
NYC politics

From New Jersey to the Senate, fellow Democrats aren't lifting a finger to help NYC and Chicago's migrant crisis

Mayor Adams' effort to manage NYC's migrant crisis was foiled by bus companies creatively dropping off migrants in New Jersey.
The Biden administration's border policies have effectively eliminated the US-Mexico border and flooded the nation with unvetted arrivals. [ more ]
Truthout
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Legal Battle Over Native Fishing Rights Heats Up in Alaska as Salmon Disappear

Salmon shortage in western Alaska has led to a legal dispute over fishing rights on federal lands.
The dispute revolves around the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which grants priority to rural Alaskans to fish and hunt on federal lands. [ more ]
WSJ
6 months ago
World news

Meet America's Newest Oil Trader Extraordinaire: Joe Biden

President Biden released oil from America's reserves to stabilize oil prices after Russia invaded Ukraine.
The release of emergency supplies brought in billions of dollars to the Energy Department. [ more ]
Truthout
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Biden Again Bypasses Congress to Sell More Arms to Israel

Citing "the urgency of Israel's defensive needs," the Biden administration on Friday said it would bypass Congress for the second time this month to approve an immediate arms sale to the key Middle East ally as it continues to wage a genocidal war against Gaza.
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
US politics

Biden's Christian Persecution'? We Assess Trump's Recent Claims.

Former President Trump has accused the Biden administration of persecuting Christians, particularly Catholics
Experts say there is no data to support the claim of increased persecution of Catholics [ more ]
The American Conservative
6 months ago
Right-wing politics

Trumped Up Trade

Former U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's book No Trade Is Free highlights the moderate nature of Trump's trade policy.
There might be potential for universal baseline tariffs in President Trump's second term if he is re-elected. [ more ]
Hcn
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Is Biden waging a war on energy? Or on the climate?

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on a Republican National Committee in the Patriot Post titled "Biden Accelerates War on American Energy."
Truthout
6 months ago
Left-wing politics

Blinken Meets with Mexican President as Biden Pushes Trump-Like Border Policies

As many as 10,000 people a day are being arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Biden administration is adapting the GOP's anti-immigrant framework. [ more ]
WSJ
6 months ago
World news

U.S., Mexico to Hold Talks on Slowing Border Crossings

Top Biden administration officials are flying to Mexico on Wednesday for urgent talks to slow the record pace of illegal crossings at the U.S. southern border, just as congressional negotiators are racing to reach a deal to tighten America's immigration laws.
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Environment

A Natural Gas Project Is Biden's Next Big Climate Test

On a marshy stretch of the Louisiana coastline, a little-known company wants to build a $10 billion facility that would allow the United States to export vast stores of liquefied natural gas.
WSJ
6 months ago
World news

Opinion | Trump's Actions Prove His Commitment to NATO

As U.S. Ambassador to Austria from 2018-21, I can confirm that President Trump was committed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and would be again (" NATO and Donald Trump," Review & Outlook, Dec. 19).
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