Inside Biden’s calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

CNN 🇧🇷 There were no illusions inside the White House that the decision to call on Congress to impose a negotiated labor agreement on railroad workers and operators would be universally welcomed, several officials said. President Joe Biden’s announcement of the move on Monday was as notable for its 506-word length and detailed, bordering on … Read more

Tony Ornato, former White House deputy chief of staff, meeting with the House January 6 committee

CNN 🇧🇷 The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot is interviewing former White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato on Tuesday, a potentially key witness whose testimony could shed new light on former President Donald Trump’s movements leading up to and on January 6, 2021, according to two sources familiar with the panel’s … Read more

Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

CNN 🇧🇷 Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that Donald Trump was “wrong” to recently have dinner with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Florida resort and that the former president should apologize for it. “President Trump was wrong to give a White nationalist, an antisemite and … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN 🇧🇷 Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Biden jokes about his annual physical

President Biden joked with a reporter on Thursday who asked him when he’ll be getting his annual checkup done. “What, do you think I need it?” the 80-year-old commander in chief responded. Biden made the retort outside the Nantucket Fire Department in Massachusetts, where he met with first responders on Thanksgiving, and revealed that part … Read more

WaPo reporter accuses White House of lying about Naomi Biden’s wedding

The White House’s game-playing over media access to first granddaughter Naomi Biden’s wedding this past weekend has been too much for some reporters to take — with one Washington Post scribe comparing the administration to Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump. WaPo national correspondent Ashley Parker was one of several journalists to express outrage after the press … Read more

Supreme Court clears way for House to get Trump’s taxes

CNN 🇧🇷 The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the Internal Revenue Service to release former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a Democratic-led House committee. The court’s move is a major loss for Trump, who has sought to shield the release of his tax returns for years and is currently under multiple … Read more

Mar-a-Lago documents: Appeals court hearing to determine future of special master for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents

CNN 🇧🇷 As former President Donald Trump faces the new reality of a special counsel leading Justice Department investigations into his conduct, a federal appeals court on Tuesday will hear arguments about whether it should remove what has been a notable hurdle in one of the probes. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals will … Read more

Some student loan relief applicants get approval notice from Department of Education

The Department of Education has begun alerting student loan applicants that they have been approved for relief under the Biden administration’s plan. The big picture: The update comes after the Biden administration last week urged the Supreme Court to lift a lower court ruling that blocked the student loan relief program. Driving the news: The … Read more