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Federal, Policy

Biden-Kishida 1st formal talks touch on North Korea, China

January 21, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first formal talks on Friday as they face fresh concerns about North Korea’s nuclear program and China’s growing military assertiveness. The 80-minute virtual meeting came as North Korea earlier […]


Federal, Policy

Voting changes and more in Democrats’ broad elections bill

January 20, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The sweeping elections bill that has collapsed in the Senate was about far more than voting. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would have created national automatic voter registration, allowed all voters to cast ballots by mail and […]


Federal, Policy

Tracking Biden’s 1st-year progress delivering on promises

January 19, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in progress or dependent […]


Federal, Policy

US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn’t as clear

January 19, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden largely has rallied European allies to pledge as one that they will take tough measures against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to what exactly the United States and Europe are willing […]


Federal, Policy

With an increase in federal payouts comes an increase in improper payments

January 18, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Agencies made speed a priority when issuing the first rounds of COVID-19 recovering spending in 2020, a decision that came with a few tradeoffs. The governmentwide improper payment rate increased between fiscal years 2020 and 2021, driven largely by programs […]


Federal, Industry, Policy, Workforce

Bill would require Senate confirmation for US prison chief

January 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Days after the head of the troubled federal Bureau of Prisons said he was resigning amid increased scrutiny over his leadership, lawmakers have introduced a bill to require Senate confirmation for future bureau directors — the same process used to […]


Federal, Policy

What Democrats put in their voting rights megabill — and what got left out

January 14, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Senate Democrats are careening toward a final showdown on voting rights, with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer putting forth a bill that would make major changes to American elections — and putting pressure on members to change the Senate’s filibuster rules […]


Federal, Policy

Trump attorneys cite immunity, want Jan. 6 lawsuits tossed

January 11, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump and his associates argued Monday that incendiary statements by Trump and others last Jan. 6 prior to the Capitol riot were protected speech and in line with their official duties. In response to civil […]


Federal, Health Care, Industry, Policy

28,000 pounds of meat across 7 states hit with major USDA recall

January 10, 2022

Via: BGR

Last week, Consumer Reports issued a health alert after detecting traces of E. coli O157:H7 in a sample of Kroger-brand ground beef. We told you at the time that a recall wasn’t in place, but health authorities were investigating the […]


Energy & Environment, Federal, Industry, Policy

White House highlights effort to cover winter heating bills

January 7, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration is distributing an additional $4.5 billion in funds to help low-income Americans cover heating costs during a second pandemic winter, with cold-weather states receiving the largest share, according to a state-by-state breakdown released Friday. The funding boost […]