Here’s what’s on the menu for the Biden-Macron state dinner

Here’s what’s on the menu for the Biden-Macron state dinner

President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron are set to enjoy lobster, caviar and a course of American artisan cheeses at Thursday’s state dinner. The red, white and blue-themed meeting with France is the first state visit Biden has hosted during his White House tenure, signaling the administration’s return to pre-pandemic affairs. “It’s an expression … Read more

House votes to avert rail strike, force union deal

House votes to avert rail strike, force union deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. House moved quickly to avert a looming nationwide rail strike Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 involved unions. The measure passed by a vote of 290-137 and now goes to the Senate. … Read more

Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows ordered to testify in Georgia election probe

Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows ordered to testify in Georgia election probe

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to reporters after a television interview outside the White House in Washington on Oct. 21, 2020. Alexander Drago | Reuters The South Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to testify before an Atlanta-area grand jury as part of the … Read more

Progressives are cool with finding an alternative to Biden

Progressives are cool with finding an alternative to Biden

Progressives have cooled on the idea of ​​finding a new leader to seek the party’s 2024 presidential nomination, marveling at the successes of the midterms and crediting President Biden for once again exceeding expectations. The result is not perfect. Democrats will soon be in the House minority and will struggle to advance some of their … Read more

Progressives are cool with finding an alternative to Biden

Progressives are cool with finding an alternative to Biden

Progressives have cooled on the idea of ​​finding a new leader to seek the party’s 2024 presidential nomination, marveling at the successes of the midterms and crediting President Biden for once again exceeding expectations. The result is not perfect. Democrats will soon be in the House minority and will struggle to advance some of their … Read more

Biden urges Congress to reject potential rail strike

Biden urges Congress to reject potential rail strike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to step in and block a railroad attack before next month’s deadline in deadlocked contract negotiations, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to enforce the deal unions agreed to in September. “Let me be clear: a rail … Read more

The memo: Democrats want Trump as the GOP nominee

The memo: Democrats want Trump as the GOP nominee

Former President Trump met with a muted response from many Republicans when he launched his 2024 White House bid at Mar-A-Lago this month. But his campaign is drawing excitement, and even some glee, from Democrats. Members of President Biden’s party are openly rooting for Trump to be the Republican nominee in 2024, believing him to … Read more

Biden, family attend Christmas tree lighting on Nantucket

Biden, family attend Christmas tree lighting on Nantucket

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The Biden family’s tradition of lunching, shopping and watching a Christmas tree light up in downtown Nantucket on Friday was mostly about keeping the president’s 2-year-old grandson from having a meltdown. There was President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley, who danced and clapped with nephew Beau to “Jingle Bell Rock” to keep … Read more

Encouraged by Biden, Democrats push for ban on so-called assault weapons

Encouraged by Biden, Democrats push for ban on so-called assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) – When President Joe Biden talks about the “scourge” of gun violence.his go-to response is to reset so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign a ban on powerful weapons which has the capacity to kill many … Read more