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DeSantis sues Biden to stop COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contract workers – The Denver Post

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday the state has sued the federal government over a mandate that federal contractors require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “They’re transforming normal contracting into basically public health policy,” DeSantis said at an event in Lakeland, Fla. President Joe Biden’s actions were based on federal law, the […]

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Biden taps privacy advocate for U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will nominate Alvaro Bedoya, a privacy advocate and Georgetown University law professor, to serve on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the White House said on Monday.FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the Federal Trade Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo“It is the honor […]

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Joe Biden moves to declassify documents about Sept. 11 attacks – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday directed the declassification of certain documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a supportive gesture to victims’ families who have long sought the records in hopes of implicating the Saudi government. The order, coming little more than a week before the 20th anniversary of the attacks, […]

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Fall of Afghanistan: Joe Biden confirms US evacuation will end on August 31

President Joe Biden has decided to stick with his August 31 deadline for completing the US-led evacuation from Afghanistan, an administration official said. The decision reflects in part the US military’s concern about heightened security threats to the massive airlift that began 10 days ago. A Taliban spokesman, speaking prior to word of Biden’s decision, […]

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Biden to meet with bipartisan senators to discuss infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will meet with a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday to discuss their proposed framework for an infrastructure bill as he looks to push a large-scale spending package through Congress despite Republican opposition.U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks after a roundtable discussion with advisors on steps to curtail […]

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Biden trip takeaways: Respect, optimism, some skepticism – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s first overseas trip put his diplomatic and negotiating philosophy on display, as he rallied traditional U.S. democratic allies to confront new and old challenges and offered an often rosy take on the possibilities of cooperation with Russian President Vladimir Putin after a one-on-one summit. Here are some key takeaways: A […]

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Job fears, price spikes mean heartburn for Biden White House as economy revs up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – High unemployment. Rising prices. Gas lines.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response and the vaccination program from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueThey’re a bad memory for Americans old enough to remember the 1970s – […]

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Biden plans an order to strengthen U.S. cyberdefense. Will it be enough?

A pipeline that provides the East Coast with nearly half its gasoline and jet fuel remained closed on Sunday after yet another ransomware attack, prompting emergency White House meetings and new questions about whether an executive order strengthening cybersecurity for federal agencies and contractors goes far enough even as President Biden prepares to issue it. […]

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If Joe Biden is America's Robin Hood, this is his merry band

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bolstered by popular support, U.S. President Joe Biden plans to take from the rich to give to the poor, aided by advisers keen to address economic disparities and stop companies from avoiding paying taxes.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris walk on stage for a virtual Climate Summit […]

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Biden open to compromise on infrastructure, but not inaction – The Denver Post

President Joe Biden drew a red line on his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday, saying he is open to compromise on how to pay for the package but inaction is unacceptable. The president turned fiery in an afternoon speech, saying that the United States is failing to build, invest and research for the future and […]