Tuesday, July 27

Biden administration

Biden administration, Mitch McConell, News UK, Politics, Us vaccination program

Mitch McConnell tried to pin slowing vaccine rates on Biden, despite conservatives leading efforts that eroded erode trust

Mitch McConnell sought to assign blame to Democrats for the slowing US vaccination rate. Polls show that Republicans are less likely to get vaccinated. Democrats have blamed anti-vaccine rhetoric from some Republicans and their media allies. LoadingSomething is loading. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sought to pin blame on P...
Biden administration, Conservation, Donald Trump, energy, Energy department, Enviornment, Politics, Shower head, Showering, Water supply, weekend BI US

Biden reverses Trump-era showerhead rule that sought to increase water flow

The Biden administration will reverse a Trump-era rule on showerhead water flow. Last December, the Trump administration reversed an Obama-era rule on the issue. Since 1992, federal law has stipulated that showerheads should not put out more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. The Biden administration is set to reverse a Trump-era rule that would have loosened restrictions on the water flow from showerheads, an issue that generated complaints from the former president during his tenure in office, according to The Associated Press.The Energy Department is returning to the sta...
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Bernie Sanders said he’d oppose a $3 trillion Democrat-only infrastructure plan since it’s’much too low,’ potentially setting up spending showdown with Manchin

Sanders ruled out backing a Democrat-only infrastructure plan below $3 trillion. "That's much too low," he told New York Times opinion columnist Maureen Dowd. It may set up a confrontation with centrists like Joe Manchin, who favor a smaller plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders indicated that he would oppose a Democrat-only spending bill if its price tag didn't top $3 trillion, brushing anything lower as too meager. It may set the stage for a confrontation between Sanders and moderate Democrats looking to restrain the size of a follow-up package.In an interview with New York Times opinion columnist...
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Biden’s executive order aims to stop businesses suppressing workers’ wages

Biden will issue an executive order Friday designed to stop firms collaborating to suppress wages. He will push the FTC and DOJ for tougher guidance to stop companies sharing wage and benefit data. Biden will call on the FTC to ban or limit non-compete agreements, per notes from the White House. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Biden administration, International, original reporting, Politics, Refugee Resettlement, Refugees, world relief

The US resettled more than 1,500 refugees in June, the most since Joe Biden became president

The United States resettled 1,530 refugees in June. President Joe Biden has set a goal of resettling as many as 62,500 refugees by this fall. For contrast, in 1980, the US resettled more than 200,000 refugees. LoadingSomething is loading. More refugees were reset...
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The White House is reportedly having’conversations’ about ways to better aid Harris staffers after reports of office dysfunction

LoadingSomething is loading. The White House has engaged in damage control in seeking to push back against reports of dysfunction within the office of Vice President Kamala Harris, according to five individuals who spoke with CNN.Two individuals with close ties to Harris' office told CNN that several staffers within her office are exasperated by what they vi...
Asylum, Biden administration, Fort Bliss, health and human services, HHS, Law, migrant children, Politics

Fort Bliss: Biden administration responds to report of inhumane conditions for migrant children at emergency shelter in Texas

In court filings, migrant children at a federal shelter in Texas complained of inhumane conditions. Children said they were given rotten food and were unable to sleep in overcrowded tents. The Biden administration said it is working to improve conditions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is defending its handling of migrant children seeking asylum following testimony this week from young people and federal employees alike alleging poor conditions at an emergency intake facility in Texas."We take our humanitarian mission and the well-being of children in our care seriously," said a statement emai...
Avril Haines, Biden administration, Joe Biden, National Intelligence, Politics, Twitter

White House officials were duped into following a fake account pretending to be the Biden administration’s top spy

A now-suspended Twitter account pretended to belong to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines. Some White House comms officials were duped into following the account, The Daily Beast reported. Twitter suspended the account for violating its impersonation policy after The Daily Beast reached out. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some White House officials were duped into following a fake Twitter account that appeared to belong to the Biden administration's top spy, The Daily Beast reported Monday.A now-deleted Twitter account with the handle @WRLD46 pretended to belong to Director of National Intelligence Avril H...
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Ethics experts are concerned that the children of top Biden aides are getting jobs in the White House, report says

Several children and relatives of President Joe Biden's top aides have secured jobs in the administration. At least five children of Biden senior staffers work in the White House, The Washington Post reported. Senior counsel Steve Ricchetti has three children working for Biden, the paper said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several children and relatives of President Joe Biden's top aides have secured jobs in the White House, according to The Washington Post.At least five children of Biden's senior staff are now working in the administration, the paper reported. Experts on ethics and diversity have expressed concern t...