What to watch from Joe Biden’s trip to the G7

Telfs-Buchen, Austria CNN — President Joe Biden may be overseas in the Bavarian Alps, but the political division and sour mood he left behind will be difficult to ignore as he begins this year’s Group of 7 summit. Rising costs – driven in part by the Russian invasion of Ukraine – will be central to … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 5:

CNN — Thursday’s hearing before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection turns the panel’s focus toward how former President Donald Trump tried to use the Justice Department to bolster his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Three top officials who led the Justice Department in the final days of the … Read more

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas tax but faces long odds of getting Congress on board

Washington CNN — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes until the end of September, framing the move as necessary to provide relief to American consumers but itself not enough to solve the problem of surging energy prices. “By suspending the 18-cent gas tax, federal gas tax … Read more

Joe Biden believes Mohammed bin Salman ordered Jamal Khashoggi hit

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday said President Biden, who is visiting Saudi Arabia next month, believes that the country’s crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, ordered the 2018 operation that killed Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia in mid-July as he seeks to thaw US-Saudi relations amid record-high … Read more

Biden to send another $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in Kiev on November 15, 2018. Sergei Supinsky | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced another $1 billion in weapons for Ukraine on Wednesday, … Read more

White House press secretary dismisses concerns about Biden

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday brushed off concerns about gaffe-prone President Biden’s age and physical stamina amid his plummeting poll numbers – gushing that she “can’t even keep up with him.” In an interview on CNN, the spokeswoman seemed shocked when host Don Lemon asked whether the 79-year-old commander-in-chief could handle another … Read more

Takeaways from Monday’s January 6 hearing

CNN  —  The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol detailed Monday how those around then-President Donald Trump told him he lost the 2020 election – but he refused to listen, turning instead to his attorney Rudy Giuliani to embrace false claims that the election was stolen. The hearing Monday … Read more

Concerns are raised about national stockpile of drugs to fight monkeypox

As the rare monkeypox virus continues to spread across the US, now having been detected 40 times in 15 states and the District of Columbia, some are raising concerns about the national stockpile of drugs to deal with the infection. While officials at the White House say the country has enough access to vaccines and … Read more

US warns Iran’s recent actions could lead to a ‘deepening nuclear crisis’

CNN — US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said Thursday that it will “further complicate” efforts to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if Iran removes cameras that monitor its nuclear program and could lead to “a deepening nuclear crisis and further economic and political isolation for Iran. ” The head of the International Atomic … Read more

Liz Cheney said Trump had a ‘seven-part plan’ to overturn the election. Here’s what she meant

CNN — Former President Donald Trump had a “sophisticated seven-point plan” to overturn the 2020 presidential election over the course of several months, January 6 committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney said, detailing how the panel plans to use its future hearings to tackle each part of the scheme. “On the morning of January 6, President … Read more