President Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild symptoms’
President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and is experiencing “very mild symptoms,” underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus as new variants challenge the nation’s efforts to resume normalcy after two and a half years of pandemic disruptions.
Students at Prairie View A&M University watch historic Inauguration, celebrate VP Kamala Harris
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Vice President Kamala Harris has made history as the first woman, first Black and first South Asian to hold the position. She credits her time at a historically Black college, Howard University, with preparing for a life of public service. Students at Prairie View A&M University proudly watched Wednesday’s ceremony at the Memorial Student Center. Some students were emotional and felt inspired by President Joe Biden and VP Harris. LaShonda Williams is a graduate of Prairie View A&M and she’s also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, just like Harris.
PHOTOS: Presidential inaugurations throughout American history
FILE - This images shows a depiction of President George Washington delivering his inaugural address in the Senate Chamber of Old Federal Hall in New York on April 30, 1789. When Joe Biden addresses the country for the first time as president, his inaugural speech is likely to echo calls for unity that predecessors have invoked since the first time George Washington was sworn in. (AP Photo, File)(AP1789)
Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for impeachment of President Donald Trump following chaotic protest at US Capitol
President Donald Trump in a social media video addressing violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. HOUSTON – Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, has called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump after Wednesday’s extraordinary protest at the U.S. Capitol. FULL COVERAGE OF PROTEST AT U.S. CAPITOLIn a tweet, she said she is drawing up Articles of Impeachment against the president. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.
President Trump, first lady test positive for COVID-19: See how public figures are responding on social media
HOUSTON – People around the world and Houston’s backyard are sharing their thoughts on President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump announcing that they’ve tested positive for COVID-19. — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 2, 2020Joe Biden:Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. https://t.co/6OUZT20huK — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) October 2, 2020Boris Johnson:My best wishes to President Trump and the First Lady. Hope they both have a speedy recovery from coronavirus. https://t.co/exq2n8mDan — CNN (@CNN) October 2, 2020Ivanka Trump:Praying for the swift recovery of my father and Melania and for all those impacted by COVID-19.
Let it flow: Trump Administration eases showerhead rules
WASHINGTON The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough. Since 1992, federal law has dictated that new showerheads shouldnt pour more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute (9.5 liters). As newer shower fixtures came out with multiple nozzles, the Obama administration defined the showerhead restrictions to apply to what comes out in total. The new proposal Wednesday would allow each nozzle to spray as much as 2.5 gallons, not just the overall showerhead. Appliance and plumbing energy and water conservation standards save consumers about $500 a year on energy bills, deLaski said.
FIFA to AP: Infantino should remain president during probe
LONDON Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country's attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption. There is nothing preventing the president from performing his duties, FIFA said in a statement to the AP. The FIFA president is subject to a criminal investigation by the Swiss judicial authorities," FIFA said, but he has not been charged nor is he guilty of anything. FIFA is convinced that at the end of the current investigations it will be confirmed that the FIFA president didnt do anything wrong by performing his fiduciary duties and meeting the attorney general of Switzerland, FIFA said.
President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 74 years of marriage
HOUSTON KPRC 2 would like to congratulate former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter on 74 years of marriage. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter arrive for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter arrive onstage at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, on August 25, 2008. (John Moore/Getty Images)America's 39th president, Jimmy Carter, and his wife Rosalynn wave to the audience during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library featured a number of photos of the couple throughout their years together.
Trump on Americans hoping for a second round of stimulus checks: ‘We’re talking about that’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump and his administration were in talks Monday considering a second round of stimulus checks to Americans, Fox News reported. “We’re talking about that,” he answered a reporter’s question when asked about a Democratic proposal to send another round of checks. We’re talking about a payroll tax.”Phase 3 of the coronavirus stimulus plan, announced in March at the beginning of the pandemic, protected employees from future payroll tax cuts. The plan included $1,200 stimulus checks to individuals to provide relief as part of the CARES Act. Once the Trump administration moves into Phase 4 stimulus, it could result in another $2 trillion to focus on infrastructure.