President Joe Biden

China

Biden-Xi set virtual summit for Monday to discuss tensions

President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping will hold their much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday evening as the two sides look to dial back tensions after a rough start to the U.S.-China relationship since Biden took office earlier this year. The White House is setting low expectations for the video call between the leaders. Biden

Civil Rights

State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries

The Education Department on Monday opened civil rights investigations into five Republican-led states that have banned or limited mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions. The department’s Office for Civil Rights announced the investigations in letters to education chiefs in Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina,

Electric vehicles

US automakers pledge huge increase in electric vehicles

Declaring the U.S. must “move fast” to win the world’s carmaking future, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a commitment from the auto industry to produce electric vehicles for as much as half of U.S. sales by the end of the decade. Biden also wants automakers to raise gas mileage and cut tailpipe pollution between

Opinion

Opinion: Have You No Shame Asks the Healer in Chief

One of Joe Biden’s campaign promises was to heal the country after what he called the divisive four years of Donald Trump. This will go down on the list of broken campaign promises. You cannot be a healer when you refer to half the country as Racist, White Supremacist, Nazi Republicans every time you speak.

Infrastructure

Bipartisan infrastructure deal back on track after walk-back

A bipartisan deal to invest nearly $1 trillion in the nation’s infrastructure appeared to be back on track Sunday after a stark walk-back by President Joe Biden to his earlier insistence that the bill be coupled with an even larger Democrat-backed measure in order to earn his signature. Republican senators who brokered the agreement with

Israel

New leaders, new era: US-Israel relations reach crossroads

Their countries at crossroads, the new leaders of the United States and Israel have inherited a relationship that is at once imperiled by increasingly partisan domestic political considerations and deeply bound in history and an engrained recognition that they need each other. How President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett manage that relationship will

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