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Federal, Policy

Biden calls Xi as US-China relationship grows more fraught

September 10, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden spoke with China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday amid growing frustration on the American side that high-level engagement between the two leaders’ top advisers has been largely unfruitful in the early going of the Biden presidency. Biden initiated […]


Federal, Policy

More Than Two-Thirds of Americans Support a Surge in Staff and Funding at IRS

September 3, 2021

Via: Nextgov

More than two-thirds of U.S. voters support bolstering the Internal Revenue Service’s staff to enable more enforcement of the nation’s tax laws, according to a new survey. The key priority of President Biden to ensure high-income earners pay their full […]


Federal, Policy

White House details plans to improve housing affordability

September 1, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

White House officials are outlining plans to build and restore more than 2 million homes, a response to the volcanic rise in housing prices over the past year. Millions of Americans are getting priced out of ownership or stuck spending […]


Federal, Policy

Dems won’t blink in debt showdown as painful September looms

August 30, 2021

Via: POLITICO

Republicans raised the debt ceiling with minimal drama under Donald Trump. Now Democrats are prepared to make them publicly refuse to do the same for Joe Biden. Senate Republicans are digging in deeper and deeper in their resistance to raising […]


Federal, Policy

Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic

August 27, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s action ends protections for roughly […]


Federal, Policy

Harris urges Vietnam to join US in opposing China ‘bullying’

August 25, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Vice President Kamala Harris called on Vietnam to join the U.S. in challenging China’s “bullying” in the South China Sea, continuing her sharp rhetoric against Beijing as she met with Vietnamese leaders on Wednesday. “We need to find ways to […]


Federal, Policy

Why some US Capitol rioters are getting no jail time

August 25, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

When it comes to holding the January 6 US Capitol rioters to account, the Justice Department has plenty of tools in its prosecutorial toolbox — and plenty of critics who have questioned whether they are prosecuting defendants to the fullest […]


Federal, Policy

Budget clash pits moderate Democrats against Biden, Pelosi

August 23, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Outnumbered and with their party’s most powerful leaders arrayed against them, nine moderate Democrats trying to upend plans for enacting President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar domestic program face a House showdown. All the rebellious group must do to prevail is outmaneuver […]


Federal, Policy

US judge in Nevada: Felony deportation law unconstitutional

August 20, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

In a court ruling with potentially broad implications for U.S. immigration cases, a federal judge in Nevada found that a criminal law that dates to 1929 and makes it a felony for a person who has been deported to return […]


Federal, Health Care, Industry, Policy

US keeps ban on nonessential border crossings to slow COVID

August 20, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. government on Friday extended a ban on nonessential travel along the borders with Canada and Mexico to slow the spread of COVID-19 despite increasing pressure to lift the restriction. U.S. border communities that are dependent on shoppers from […]