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Biden speaks with potential FDA commissioner

Biden speaks with potential FDA commissioner

President Joe Biden recently held a call with Dr. Rob Califf, the former FDA commissioner, who is now under consideration to lead the agency again, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The call last week was seen as a next step in Califf’s vetting for the job, which acting commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock…MORE

McAuliffe, Abrams warn Virginians that commonwealth could look like Texas, Georgia with Youngkin win
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McAuliffe, Abrams warn Virginians that commonwealth could look like Texas, Georgia with Youngkin win

Stacey Abrams had a message for Democrats in Virginia on Sunday: If Republicans win on November 2, the commonwealth will begin looking a lot more like Georgia or Texas, two states that have seen years of Republican control. Abrams, during an event in Charlottesville on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe that featured a…MORE

Blumenthal says Facebook’s calls for regulation are the ‘height of disingenuousness’
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Blumenthal says Facebook’s calls for regulation are the ‘height of disingenuousness’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Sunday balked at claims made by Facebook that it would support government regulation of social media platforms, calling it the “height of disingenuousness.” “What we are hearing from Facebook is platitudes and bromides. When it says it wants regulation, at the same time it is fighting that regulation tooth and nail,…MORE

Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court through the years, in his own words
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Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court through the years, in his own words

Justice Clarence Thomas‘ unconventional ideas, daring rhetoric and booming baritone have distinguished him from his Supreme Court colleagues over the past 30 years. From the start, his image at the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings went beyond the world of the law. The 73-year-old Thomas remains a cultural icon, especially on issues of race and sex.…MORE

Biden still hasn’t nominated an OMB director. Here’s why that matters.
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Biden still hasn’t nominated an OMB director. Here’s why that matters.

Nine months after taking office, President Joe Biden still doesn’t have a permanent director of a critical agency in his administration. The last Cabinet-level position that hasn’t been filled is the director of the Office of Management and Budget — an agency that not many Americans are familiar with but is an incredibly powerful part…MORE

Free community college is out of Biden’s plan, but a bigger Pell grant could still help cut costs
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Free community college is out of Biden’s plan, but a bigger Pell grant could still help cut costs

President Joe Biden’s plan to make tuition free at community colleges is unlikely to make it into the final bill to expand the nation’s social safety net. But boosting the federal Pell grant is still on the table and could have a big impact for low-income students. The latest proposal would add $500 to the…MORE

Pelosi floats Democrats acting alone as ‘one path’ to raising debt ceiling but still hopes for bipartisanship
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Pelosi floats Democrats acting alone as ‘one path’ to raising debt ceiling but still hopes for bipartisanship

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday suggested that the budget reconciliation process could be one way toward raising the debt ceiling in December. “That’s one path. But we’re still hoping to have bipartisanship,” Pelosi told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” In September, Pelosi previously said raising the debt ceiling would not be…MORE

Former Afghanistan envoy says he quit because debate wasn’t rooted in reality
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Former Afghanistan envoy says he quit because debate wasn’t rooted in reality

President Joe Biden’s former Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, said he quit the administration because internal debates weren’t rooted in events on the ground. “One reason I left the government is that the debate wasn’t really as it should be — based on realities and facts of what happened, what was going on and what our…MORE

Inflation to fall to acceptable levels in second half of 2022, Treasury secretary says
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Inflation to fall to acceptable levels in second half of 2022, Treasury secretary says

US inflation levels are not expected to decrease to acceptable levels until the latter part of 2022, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday. The prediction comes as rising prices strain Americans’ wallets at grocery stores and fuel pumps amid high energy demand, already exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the economy. Asked when…MORE

Pelosi says Democrats plan to have ‘agreement’ on spending bill and vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week
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Pelosi says Democrats plan to have ‘agreement’ on spending bill and vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday Democrats are planning to have an “agreement” on a framework for President Joe Biden’s sweeping social safety net plan and a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week. “That’s the plan,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Asked if they’ll have a…MORE

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