Biden gets a big victory and Democrats get some November talking points
But today, Democrats are cautiously optimistic about their chances to defy those early predictions and deny Republicans the big gains once seen as inevitable. Roadblocks in Congress led to increasingly vocal frustration among rank-and-file Democrats that the president wasn’t delivering on the promises of his campaign. There was a view inside the White House six weeks ago that the summer could produce the kind of good news that now has materialized. The question is whether Biden and his White House team can maintain the discipline to keep driving these points throughout what still promises to be a rough fall election season. There was news beyond Congress that the White House also viewed as favorable.washingtonpost.com
Though Trump had a reputation for avoiding briefings and flushing meeting notes, he would ask officials for documents: 'Can I keep this?'
While in office, Donald Trump would ask officials if he could keep documents, his former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told CNN's Erin Burnettnews.yahoo.com
House Dems set to overcome GOP for climate, health care win
A flagship Democratic economic bill perched on the edge of House passage Friday, placing President Joe Biden on the brink of a back-from-the-dead triumph on his climate, health and tax goals that could energize his party ahead of November’s elections. Democrats were poised to muscle the measure through the narrowly divided House Friday over solid Republican opposition. The package is but a shadow of Biden's initial vision and was produced only after a year of often bitter infighting between party leaders, progressives and centrists led by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., empowered by that chamber's even split.news.yahoo.com
'No pronouns necessary:' Kayleigh McEnany's sister is promoting a right-wing dating app created by former Trump White House staffers
Ryann McEnany, ex-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany's sister, said in a video it's for "people who see the world our way: the right way."news.yahoo.com
Biden quietly met with a group of historians who warned him about threats to democracy and compared the current moment to the pre-Civil War era, report says
The historians warned President Joe Biden about the rise of totalitarianism around the world, sources told The Washington Post.news.yahoo.com
Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina
The first couple was planning to be in Kiawah Island, noted for its private beach and golf resort, through Tuesday, according to Federal Aviation Administration advisories. The White House did not respond to requests to provide details on Biden's vacation schedule, activities or when he planned to return to Washington. Biden, accompanied by first lady Jill Biden, departed the White House by motorcade to Joint Base Andrews outside the capital, where Air Force One was on hand to take them to Joint Base Charleston.news.yahoo.com
A shocked John Kelly told Trump 'those are the heroes' after the president said having wounded veterans in a military parade 'doesn't look good,' book reveals
"I don't want them. It doesn't look good for me," Trump said of including wounded veterans in a military parade, according to an upcoming book.news.yahoo.com
An author who helped Donald Trump ghostwrite his book speculates Trump may have taken White House documents to one day sell as presidential memorabilia
"If there's a grift to be grifted, he's gonna grift it," Charles Leerhsen told Newsweek. "He has this very basic sense that he might be able to pawn it off on someone."news.yahoo.com
Why Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Document Dump May Be a Crime
The FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home as part of an investigation into whether he improperly took documents from the White House was celebrated by some as proof that no one is above the law and denounced by others as a political attack. Little is known about the aims of Department of Justice investigators and what evidence they may have gathered. There are laws governing how presidents are supposed to handle documents that, at least theoretically, can trigger prosecutiwashingtonpost.com
Black family in Missouri says racism led to pool party cancellation
The Evans family says racism prompted officials at a suburban Kansas City water park to cancel a private pool party for their 17-year-old son's birthday on Saturday. Summit Waves Aquatic Facility reportedly canceled the reservation once several of the family members arrived, and didn't give a reason.news.yahoo.com
Burn pits recognition for veterans took decade of struggle
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rosie Torres of Robstown, Texas, is no Washington lobbyist, but she’s been making the long trek to Capitol Hill for some 13 years, knocking year after year on lawmakers’ doors.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Did Trump break the law? FBI search raises fresh questions
Whether an FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence is a prelude to criminal charges is unknown — especially unclear since other investigations into mishandling of classified information have ended without prosecution or in misdemeanor plea deals.
How the FBI knew what to search for at Mar-a-Lago – and why the Presidential Records Act is an essential tool for the National Archives and future historians
The gate to former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 8, 2022. Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty ImagesThe FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, on Aug. 8, 2022, has sparked a vigorous outcry from Trump and his allies. The details of the search are not clear, but reporting by The New York Times confirms that the search was “at least in part” for presidential records that Trump had taken from the White House and which werenews.yahoo.com
Alyssa Farah Griffin says FBI may have ‘handed’ Trump the presidency
Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin on Tuesday said the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property could be the key to him winning the 2024 presidential election. Griffin, in an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” said she hoped the investigation is about more than Trump not complying with certain archiving laws…news.yahoo.com
President Biden to sign $280B CHIPS act in bid to boost US over China
President Joe Biden’s legislative victories have aimed to position the U.S. to “win the economic competition of the 21st century,” but his investments to boost the nation’s technology, infrastructure and climate resilience over the next decade are set against a 90-odd-day clock until the midterms.
The Monkeypox Outbreak, Explained : Short Wave : NPR
The White House officially declared monkeypox a public health emergency in the United States last week. More than 7,500 cases of the virus have been confirmed since it began spreading across the country in May. Today's show: Health reporter Pien Huang on how the outbreak began, how it gathered steam and whether monkeypox is on track to become an endemic disease in the United States.Check out more of NPR's reporting on monkeypox:- Monkeypox: The myths, misconceptions — and facts — about how you catch it- He discovered the origin of the monkeypox outbreak — and tried to warn the world- How we talk about monkeypox matters. Experts offer ways to reduce stigmanpr.org
McCarthy threatens to probe Garland after Trump FBI raid
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promised on Monday that if Republicans take back the House after November’s midterm elections, he will have them investigate the Department of Justice, singling out Attorney General Merrick Garland to “clear your calendar.” “I’ve seen enough. The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization,” McCarthy…news.yahoo.com
Haberman shares photos of Trump-era White House toilet clogged with wads of paper
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman released a pair of photos to corroborate reporting in her forthcoming book that White House staffers regularly found ripped-up printed paper clogging a toilet in the presidential residence during former President Trump’s administration. The photos, shared with Axios on Monday, reportedly show small pieces of paper in a toilet in the White…news.yahoo.com
Surprise Senate vote would overturn Biden environmental rule
In a surprise victory for Republicans, the Senate on Thursday voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells — a victory enabled in part by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
House approves bill to help West fight wildfires, drought
The House has approved wide-ranging legislation aimed at helping communities in the West cope with increasingly severe wildfires and drought — fueled by climate change — that have caused billions of dollars of damage to homes and businesses in recent years.
Manchin, Schumer in surprise deal on health, energy, taxes
In a startling turnabout, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin have reached an expansive agreement that had eluded them for months on health care, energy and climate issues, taxes on higher earners and corporations and trimming the federal debt.
Biden presses computer chips case in advance of Senate vote
Calling semiconductors “the building blocks for the modern economy,” President Joe Biden is asking Congress to move quickly and send him a bipartisan bill designed to boost the computer chips industry and high-tech research in the United States.
The tough words Trump never spoke: Jan. 6 panel's new video
An original script for Donald Trump’s speech the day after the Capitol insurrection included lines ordering the Justice Department to “ensure all lawbreakers are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law’ and stating the rioters “do not represent me."