Category: Domestic

  • Biden touts drop in crime rates during White House meeting with police chiefs

    Biden touts drop in crime rates during White House meeting with police chiefs

    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday celebrated large drops in crime rates across the U.S. last year during a White House meeting with police chiefs from major cities which suffered sharp spikes in homicides and violent crime during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event offered Biden the opportunity to thwart criticism…

  • US Supreme Court torn over Florida, Texas laws regulating social media companies

    US Supreme Court torn over Florida, Texas laws regulating social media companies

    By John Kruzel and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday expressed reservations about Republican-backed laws in Florida and Texas meant to restrict the power of social media companies to curb content that the platforms deem objectionable, but signaled they may not be ready to block them in their entirety. During nearly…

  • Trump appeals $454 million judgment NY civil fraud case

    Trump appeals $454 million judgment NY civil fraud case

    By Jack Queen NEW YORK (Reuters) -Donald Trump on Monday appealed a judge’s ruling that the former U.S. president must pay $454 million in penalties and interest for fraudulently exaggerating his net worth and the values of his real estate holdings to secure better loan terms. Trump asked an intermediate-level state appellate court to overturn…

  • Exclusive-Biden aide Gamble, behind US EV, manufacturing push, to exit

    By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of the architects of U.S. President Joe Biden’s economic policy, Joelle Gamble, plans to leave the White House in the coming days, according to people familiar with the matter. Gamble, the White House National Economic Council (NEC) deputy director, was a leader on the administration’s industrial policy changes,…

  • Biden’s brother tells impeachment probe he kept family and business separate

    Biden’s brother tells impeachment probe he kept family and business separate

    By Makini Brice and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden’s brother on Wednesday told lawmakers pursuing an impeachment inquiry that their relationship had nothing to do with his business career, as a top Democrat said the probe is based on Russian disinformation and should be dropped. In closed-door testimony, James Biden, 74, told…

  • Biden says ‘Putin and his thugs’ caused Navalny’s death

    Biden says ‘Putin and his thugs’ caused Navalny’s death

    By Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for Alexei Navalny’s death and warned there could be consequences, saying he was “not surprised” but “outraged” by the opposition leader’s passing. “We don’t know exactly what happened, but there is no doubt that the death…

  • US to stop accepting new enrollments for low-income internet subsidy program

    US to stop accepting new enrollments for low-income internet subsidy program

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday will stop accepting new enrollments for a government broadband internet subsidy program, used by nearly 23 million American households, which is set to run out of money in months. “The enrollment freeze is necessary to slow the depletion of the remaining funding and reduce…

  • Trump heads to US Supreme Court with a familiar claim: he is untouchable

    Trump heads to US Supreme Court with a familiar claim: he is untouchable

    By Andrew Chung and John Kruzel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump will try to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court this week to reverse a judicial decision to kick him off the ballot in Colorado over his actions concerning the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, arguing that the constitutional provision his opponents cite does not apply…

  • On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

    On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

    By Brendan O’Brien (Reuters) – The celebrated groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his Pennsylvania burrow on Friday and failed to see his shadow, a sign that the warmer temperatures of spring will arrive early in North America, according to folklore. Thousands of revelers gathered at dawn in Punxsutawney, a small town northeast of…

  • Factbox-Key takeaways from the federal report on the Uvalde massacre

    Factbox-Key takeaways from the federal report on the Uvalde massacre

    By Brad Brooks (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday released its report on the 2022 Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that saw 19 young students and two teachers killed. Here are some of its key findings: ACTIVE SHOOTER The report found that “the most significant failure was that responding officers should…