Biden’s approval dips to lowest of presidency: AP-NORC poll

President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party. Only 39% of US adults approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research, dipping from … Read more

Senate ships $40B Ukraine aid bill to Biden for signature

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate whisked a $40 billion package of military, economic and food aid for Ukraine and US allies to final congressional approval Thursday, putting a bipartisan stamp on America’s biggest commitment yet to turning Russia’s invasion into a painful quagmire for Moscow. The legislation, approved 86-11, was backed by every voting Democrat … Read more

Hunter Biden raked in $11M from overseas biz deals

Hunter Biden and a company he ran raked in around $11 million from his controversial business dealings while his dad served as vice president and shortly thereafter, according to new scrutiny of the first son. President Biden’s scandal-scarred his also burned through cash at a rate of more than $200,000 a month from October 2017 … Read more

Mark Cuban supports Biden proposal to forgive $10,000 of student debt

Mark Cuban still remembers what it was like to live with student loan debt. The billionaire entrepreneur and investor also says reducing the more than $1.7 trillion in US student debt could be a key to boosting the country’s economy, which is why he says he supports President Joe Biden’s campaign proposal to forgive $10,000 … Read more

FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questions about whether his agency should have intervened earlier to address problems at the plant that triggered the national shortage. FDA Commissioner … Read more

Live updates | Brink confirmed as US ambassador to Ukraine.

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who has spent most of her career in the shadow of the former Soviet Union, … Read more

Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country’s largest formula manufacturing plant. The Defense Production Act order requires … Read more

Biden admin ‘pauses’ Disinformation Governance Board: report

They couldn’t handle the truth. The Biden administration has “paused” its controversial plans to create a Disinformation Board, causing its would-be leader to resign, according to a report Wednesday. The Washington Post reported that the Department of Homeland Security decided to scrap the idea Monday after weeks of backlash from Republicans, libertarians and even some … Read more

US to ease a few economic sanctions against Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the US-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro. The limited changes will allow Chevron Corp. to negotiate its license with the state-owned oil company, PDVSA, but … Read more

Tucker Carlson Says ‘All Lives Matter’ After Mass Shooter Targets Black People in Buffalo Supermarket

Two days after a white supremacist in Buffalo shot and killed 10 people and wounded three, most of whom were Black, Fox News host Tucker Carlson declared that “All lives matter.” In his Monday night monologue, Carlson dared not mention the Great Replacement Theory, though he has spoken about it several times before—and the Buffalo … Read more