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Apr 15 2021
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced he would “end the forever war” in Afghanistan by gradually withdrawing America’s 2,500 remaining troops from the country between May 1 and September 11, 2021. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken traveled to Afghanistan on Thursday in an unannounced visit, telling Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the U.S. had an “ongoing commitment...to the IslamicPolitico Foreign Policy Fox News (Online News)
Apr 15 2021
Biden Imposes Sanctions on Russia Over Cyberattacks and Election Interference, Declares 'National Emergency'
The Biden administration announced new sanctions against Russia on Thursday, declaring that Russia’s SolarWinds cyberattack, election interference and other actions amounted to a “national emergency.” The sanctions prohibited U.S. companies from buying or lending Russian-issued bonds, expelled 10 Russian diplomats from the U.S., and sanctioned 32 Russian entities and individuals for electionNew York Times (News) Reuters New York Post (News)
Feb 22 2021
Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, where he vowed to guard the Justice Department from political influence and prioritize an investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. Garland, a federal appeals court judge, managed the investigation into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and supervised the prosecution ofThe Daily Wire Yahoo News Reuters
Nov 01 2019
Tracking impeachment: Two diplomats testified before impeachment investigators Wednesday about President Donald Trump's attitude toward the Ukraine, while the House of Representatives voted 232-196 Thursday morning to move forward with the impeachment inquiry.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State and one of the top targets in the international fight against terrorism, wasHenry A. Brechter
Feb 04 2021
National security adviser Jake Sullivan announced Thursday morning that President Joe Biden would end American support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s offensive operations against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The conflict has contributed to a humanitarian crisis in the country over the last five years, leaving millions without food, water or electricity. Biden is also reportedly expectedFox News (Online News) NBC News (Online) Reuters
Feb 05 2021
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday beginning the process of raising the refugee admissions cap to 125,000 from the Trump administration’s record-low 15,000 by fiscal year 2022. The change will require Biden to consult Congress before it can be implemented. The new cap will surpass the 110,000 limit set by former President Barack Obama in his last year in office. BidenReuters BuzzFeed News New York Post (News)
Dec 24 2022
There was a common theme in Christmas-themed opinions from across the political spectrum this year: positivity in trying times.
Voices from left to right expressed optimism in spite of a range of issues: social pressures around the holidays, family tragedies, expensive holiday shopping, distractions from core values, and more. Religious themes were also common from columnists across theUSA TODAY Christian Science Monitor The American Conservative
Jan 02 2021
The Senate voted 81-13 to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act on Friday. This comes after the House voted 322-87 Monday to override Trump's veto. The bill includes funding for military programs, construction projects, a 3% pay raise for military, and renaming of military bases named for Confederate generals. Trump vetoed the defenseThe Guardian Washington Examiner The Hill
Dec 11 2020
The Trump administration is set to execute a record 13 federal prisoners by the end of President Donald Trump’s term. On Thursday, Brandon Bernard was executed for his involvement in the 1999 murder of two youth ministers. Bernard, 40, was the youngest federal prisoner to be executed in 70 years, and his case sparked a wave of activism against the death penalty that garnered high-profileWashington Times Axios The Guardian
Dec 22 2020
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona for Secretary of Education. Cardona is also a former elementary school teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. If confirmed, Cardona would likely work to resume in-classroom learning, which Biden has said he plans to do within his first 100 days in office. Cardona advocated for reopening schoolsNPR (Online News) Washington Post Washington Examiner