Democrats set aggressive timeline to pass Biden’s multitrillion-dollar plans, with pitfalls

Democrats set aggressive timeline to pass Biden's multitrillion-dollar plans, with pitfalls

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi overcame a squabble within Democratic ranks this week and got her members to cast a unified vote Tuesday to advance President Joe Biden’s top legislative priorities. In doing so, she set up an aggressive timeline to pass them. To keep their warring factions happy, Democrats will have to … Read more

Taliban threats, Biden’s deadline force stateside scramble to evacuate female Afghan judges

Taliban threats, Biden’s deadline force stateside scramble to evacuate female Afghan judges

[ad_1] When Patricia Whalen first started helping Afghanistan’s female judges leave the country just a few days before the fall of Kabul, she was mostly worried about visas and seats on airplanes.  Now, Whalen, a retired Vermont family court judge, is most worried about getting them inside the airport and away from the Taliban’s guns. … Read more

House returns as Democrats plan a vote to advance Biden’s $3.5 trillion package

House returns as Democrats plan a vote to advance Biden's $3.5 trillion package

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The House makes an early return from its August recess Monday as Democratic leaders seek to string together the votes to advance President Joe Biden‘s $3.5 trillion economic package, a centerpiece of his agenda. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to move the bill in tandem with the Senate-passed infrastructure legislation is threatened by … Read more

Biden’s job ratings decline amid Covid surge, Afghanistan withdrawal in NBC News poll

Biden's job ratings decline amid Covid surge, Afghanistan withdrawal in NBC News poll

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — After a spike in U.S. Covid-19 cases and bipartisan criticism over the chaos from America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden’s overall job-approval rating has dipped below 50 percent among adults for the first time in his early presidency, according to a new NBC News poll. The poll also finds fewer Americans … Read more

Honeymoon over? Afghanistan chaos comes at a critical moment for Biden’s agenda

Honeymoon over? Afghanistan chaos comes at a critical moment for Biden's agenda

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s honeymoon with congressional Democrats appeared to reach an abrupt halt last week when a number of his allies on Capitol Hill began pummeling the administration’s execution of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, promising investigations. That development comes at a precarious moment for Biden, who needs to save his political … Read more