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Mar 06 2023
D.C. Council Withdrawing D.C. Crime Bill
(CNSNews.com) - D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced Monday that he is withdrawing the controversial D.C. crime bill after President Biden said he would not block a Republican measure doing away with key parts of the bill. Meanwhile, the Senate is set to vote on the GOP measure anyway. When asked to respond to the council’s decision, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-PierreCNSNews.com
Mar 06 2023
Furman wins, headed to first NCAA tourney since 1980
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Jalen Slawson scored 20 points and Furman beat Chattanooga 88-79 on Monday night to win the Southern Conference Tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1980. The NCAA field contained 48 teams the last time the top-seeded Paladins made the Big Dance. Furman coach Bob Richey had the Paladins on their way last season as the No. 2 seed until DavidWashington Post
Mar 05 2023
Gallery: Iowa routs Ohio State to win Big Ten women's basketball title
Iowa beat Ohio State 105-72 to win the Big Ten women's basketball tournament championship at Target Center on Sunday.
The Class 2A boys state swimming prelims were held Friday, March 3, 2023 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn..
The MSHSL wrestling state tournament held on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Xcel Energy Arena in St. Paul.
Games continued duringStar Tribune
Mar 11 2023
House votes 419-0 to declassify intelligence on COVID-19 origins, sending bill to Biden's desk
The House voted unanimously Friday on a bill ordering the declassification of intelligence about the origins of COVID-19 in China, sending the bill to President Biden's desk.
The bill, which already passed the Senate, would require Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to declassify any information about links between the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Wuhan InstituteCBS News (Online)
May 05 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre to replace Jen Psaki, becoming first Black woman and openly gay White House press secretary
WASHINGTON — Karine Jean-Pierre will make history by becoming the first Black woman, and first openly LGBTQ person, to hold the job of White House press secretary, President Biden announced on Thursday afternoon.
“Jill and I have known and respected Karine a long time and she will be a strong voice speaking for me and this Administration,” the president said in a statement.
Mar 02 2023
WH Press Secretary: Biden Inherited a Rise in Crime
Crime was cited as a major issue that led to the defeat of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Tuesday’s election.
When asked whether President Biden feels that he has focused enough attention on dealing with crime in big urban cities, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president is committed to working with whoever the people of Chicago elect, and she said that BidenCNSNews.com
Mar 02 2023
Biden Announces Visit to East Palestine Amid Backlash
President Joe Biden pledged to "at some point" visit East Palestine, Ohio, the site of a Feb. 3 train derailment that launched toxic chemicals into the environment, The Hill reported. "I've spoken with every official in Ohio, Democrat, and Republican, on a continuing basis, as in Pennsylvania," Biden told reporters Thursday. "We will be implementing an awful lot through the legislation here,Newsmax (News)
Mar 09 2023
Biden is using his budget as a cudgel in the debt ceiling fight — and for 2024
President Biden will unveil his budget on Thursday, a proposal that the White House says would reduce the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years.
Since Congress controls the purse strings — and Republicans control the House of Representatives — the plan is more of a political exercise than a practical roadmap for spending. Rather, it's an opening volley in a high stakes political fightNPR (Online News)
Mar 03 2023
White House Struggles To Defend Biden’s D.C. Legislation Decision After Outrage From Democrats
The White House struggled to defend President Joe Biden’s decision to support a bill blocking Washington D.C. from overhauling its criminal code and voting rights laws. Biden announced Thursday that he would sign a Republican bill blocking D.C. from passing two bills reforming the criminal code and allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections. Congressional Democrats were outraged by theThe Daily Wire
Mar 02 2023
White House pressed on DC statehood as Biden says he'd override crime bill
The White House was pressed Thursday by several reporters after President Joe Biden said he'd sign a law overriding a new Washington, D.C., crime bill. Biden, while stressing that he still supports D.C. statehood, nonetheless promised he'd sign a law overriding a crime bill passed unanimously by the City Council if it reaches his desk. WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT HAS NO BACKUP PLAN IF STUDENT LOANSWashington Examiner