Black leader who helped delay Trump rally in Tulsa in 2020 is killed
A Black business leader and community activist who joined civic leaders in 2020 to oppose President Donald Trump's plan to hold a campaign rally on Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Okla., the site of one of the nation's deadliest white-on-Black mob attacks in 1921, has been killed in what police describe as a domestic incident at her home.news.yahoo.com
Ex-White House press secretary Jen Psaki hired by MSNBC
Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network's cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show. The program, set to debut in the first quarter of 2023, will “bring together her unique perspective from behind the podium and her deep experience in the highest levels of government and presidential politics,” the network said in a statement Tuesday. Psaki will also appear on NBC and during MSNBC’s primetime special election programming throughout the midterms and 2024 presidential election.news.yahoo.com
Pentagon spokesman Kirby moving to White House in senior communications role
Placeholder while article actions loadPentagon spokesman John Kirby will move to the White House in a senior communications role, according to two people familiar with the personnel move. Kirby’s move to the White House comes after Karine Jean-Pierre took over as White House press secretary from Jen Psaki, who left the administration last week. Kirby met with President Biden at the White House the day after he offered the press secretary job to Jean-Pierre. On May 16 White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said “representation matters” during her first, historic briefing serving in the role. (Video: The Washington Post)Kirby is expected to be heavily involved in White House communications, including working closely with the National Security Council.washingtonpost.com
Letters: Immigrants need our help
State has the Texas National Guard here — have them help direct and organize, and test for COVID-19 as well as anything else we fear. Move some of those judicial sections down to the borders to help with processing asylum seekers. Folks from Ukraine, Central American countries and some South American countries need our help. Use our taxes as we see fit, not some wealthy yahoo who cares nothing for those in need. Also, if Jesus wanted prayers to be done in private, why do church buildings exist in every corner of the world?myrgv.com
Psaki names the funniest question she got as Biden’s press secretary
White House press secretary Jen Psaki says one of the funniest moments for her in the briefing room came courtesy of a reporter asking a macabre, canine-related question. “Someone once asked me if I would commit not to euthanize the dog — as in the president’s dog,” Psaki recently recalled to ITK, when asked to…news.yahoo.com
Some Democrats warn abortion rights demonstrators not to go overboard
As a fire at a Wisconsin anti-abortion office is investigated for arson and a debate surrounds a protest outside Justice Kavanaugh's house, some Democratic leaders are cautioning anti-abortion protestors not to lose the moral high ground by letting their demonstrations turn violent.washingtonpost.com
White House condemns 'threats' after peaceful protests outside homes of Roberts and Kavanaugh
The White House issued a statement saying that President Biden believes in the right to protest while condemning “violence, threats or vandalism” after abortion-rights demonstrators marched outside the homes of Supreme Court justices over the weekend.news.yahoo.com
What Biden and Dems really say — and avoid saying — on abortion limits
With the apparent fall of Roe v. Wade ahead, Republicans have claimed that members of the other party oppose any limits on abortion. The reality is less explicit — in ways that may be uncomfortable for Democrats.washingtonpost.com
US seeks to downplay role in sinking of Russian warship
The Biden administration sought Friday to downplay the role of American intelligence in the high-profile sinking of the Russian missile cruiser Moskva, distancing itself from any direct role in one of the greatest embarrassments for Russia since it attacked Ukraine.
Karine Jean-Pierre to be next White House press secretary
Placeholder while article actions loadKarine Jean-Pierre will take over as President Biden’s next White House press secretary within weeks, replacing Jen Psaki who is set to leave the administration, the White House announced Thursday. As press secretary, Jean-Pierre will be responsible for holding the daily press briefing at the White House and helping advise Biden and the broader administration on communication and messaging efforts. She becomes the first Black and openly gay woman to serve as the White House press secretary. AdvertisementUnder former president Donald Trump, White House press secretaries often attacked the reporters they were addressing and challenged their motives, and for long stretches the White House suspended the daily press briefing altogether. Jeff Zients, the coronavirus coordinator; Cedric L. Richmond, director of the White House office of pubic engagement; Gina McCarthy, the national climate adviser; and Pili Tobar, the White House deputy communications director, have all left or plan to leave in the coming weeks.washingtonpost.com
'Not the opinion police': Disinformation board is latest headache for White House
Questions about whether a new Department of Homeland Security panel to combat disinformation will curb Americans’ free speech, and whether the woman named to run the board is too partisan, have emerged as the latest headache for the Biden administration.news.yahoo.com
Biden calls former VP Mondale 'giant' of political history
President Joe Biden has saluted his “friend of five decades” Walter Mondale, traveling to the University of Minnesota to remember the former vice president and Democratic Party elder whose memorial service was delayed for a year due to the pandemic.
Press Sec. Jen Psaki answers Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich’s question about Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) border complaints.
Jacqui Heinrich, the White House Correspondent of Fox News, asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki about Governor Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) border complaints and the request to send more help. Psaki went on to explain that before President Biden resumed office, the former president invested millions of dollars to build a border wall that “was never going to work or be effective instead of working toward comprehensive immigration reform.”news.yahoo.com
Biden administration, Mexican governors urge Abbott to end inspections that have bogged down border trade
Gov. Greg Abbott is slated to have a meeting and press event with Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda — the Mexican governor of Nuevo León, the state that includes a section of the border near Laredo — later Wednesday afternoon.