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Biden signs bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday

Biden signs bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday

President Joe Biden said that signing legislation into law on Thursday establishing June 19 asĀ Juneteenth National Independence Day — a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — will go down as “one of the greatest honors” of his presidency. “I have to say to you, I’ve only been president…MORE

Covid-19 outbreak hits US Embassy in Afghanistan

Covid-19 outbreak hits US Embassy in Afghanistan

More than 100 people at the US Embassy in Kabul have Covid-19, one person has died, and several have been medically evacuated as a wave of the deadly pandemic hits Afghanistan and the US military withdrawal from the country continues. “COVID-19 is surging in the Mission,” an Embassy management noticed dated June 17 said. “114…MORE

House votes to repeal Iraq War authorization

House votes to repeal Iraq War authorization

The House voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 legal authorization for the war in Iraq, marking what the bill’s backers hope is a first step to curbing the President’s expansive war powers enacted after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The House voted 268-161 to repeal the authorization, with 49 Republicans joining Democrats to back…MORE

McCarthy slams Biden for giving ‘Putin a pass’ after years of silence on Trump’s relationship with Russian president

McCarthy slams Biden for giving ‘Putin a pass’ after years of silence on Trump’s relationship with Russian president

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy criticized President Joe Biden’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying in a statement on Thursday that Biden “gave Vladimir Putin a pass.” “The American people suffered massive disruptions because of Russia-linked cyber-attacks,” McCarthy said in a statement released Thursday. “Two Americans, both Marine veterans, are being held as prisoners…MORE

Here’s what the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling means for you

Here’s what the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling means for you

The Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land. The Supreme Court’s dismissal Thursday of the latest Republican-led challenge to the landmark health reform law, widely known as Obamacare, leaves in place the existing system. The act, which has survived multiple Republican attempts to tear it down in the 11 years since it was…MORE

Abrams signals openness to Manchin’s voting legislation proposals

Abrams signals openness to Manchin’s voting legislation proposals

Stacey Abrams on Thursday praised West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s proposed changes to voting rights legislation, a notable statement of support from someone who is widely seen as a leader among progressives on the issue. “What Sen. Manchin is putting forward are some basic building blocks that we need to ensure that democracy is accessible…MORE

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Affordable Care Act, leaving it in place

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Affordable Care Act, leaving it in place

The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday in a decision that will leave the law intact and save health care coverage for millions of Americans. The justices turned away a challenge from Republican-led states and the former Trump administration, which urged the justices to block the entire law. The…MORE

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