White House communications director Kate Bedingfield leaving her role

“Without Kate Bedingfield’s talent and tenacity, Donald Trump might still be in the White House, the Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Law might still be unrealized goals, and Ketanji Brown Jackson might not be sitting on the Supreme Court,” Klain said in a statement . “She has played a huge role in everything the President … Read more

Emails show White House initially planned to nominate anti-abortion Republican to federal judgeship on the day Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

In an email dated June 23, White House assists Kathleen Marshall, who works in its office of intergovernmental affairs, wrote to Coulter Minix in Beshear’s office that Chad Meredith was “to be nominated tomorrow” to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky . The subject line of the email read “Close hold,” … Read more

DACA: Federal appeals court to hear arguments on future of program

DACA, created in 2012, was intended to provide temporary reprieve to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, a group often described as “Dreamers.” Many of those are now adults. There are more than 611,000 immigrants enrolled in the program, according to US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The case before the … Read more

Brittney Griner: Biden and Harris speak with detained WNBA star’s wife

“The President called Cherelle to reassure her that he is working to secure Brittney’s release as soon as possible, as well as the release of Paul Whelan and other US nationals who are wrongfully detained or held hostage in Russia and around the world. He also read her a draft of the letter the President … Read more

NY judge holds Trump appraiser in contempt, fines it $10,000 a day

Judge Arthur Engoron said the appraiser, Cushman & Wakefield, “has only itself to blame if it thing to treat the looming deadlines cavalierly.” Engoron acknowledged the subpoenas request “an enormous number of documents” but he said the attorney general’s powers are broad. The fine begins Thursday. Appraisals performed by Cushman, which worked for the Trump … Read more

Biden administration to make sweeping changes to student loan system

The US Department of Education in Washington, DC Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it was moving to make sweeping changes to the federal student loan system, including making it easier for public servants to get debt forgiveness and setting new limits on the accrual … Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris visits Highland Park shooting scene

CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday said Americans need to understand that gun violence “can happen anywhere,” during a visit to the Illinois city where a gunman killed at least seven people in a mass shooting at a July Fourth parade. “There’s a lot of healing that’s going to have to happen that … Read more

Biden awards 4 Vietnam veterans with the Medal of Honor

The individuals who received the medal — the most prestigious decoration in the US military — are Staff Sergeant Edward N. Kaneshiro, Specialist Five Dwight W. Birdwell, Specialist Five Dennis M. Fujii and retired Major John J. Duffy. “They stood in the way of danger, risked everything … to defend our nation and our values,” … Read more

Student loan payments could restart in September. How to prepare now

Carol Yepes | Time | Getty Images It’s right there on the US Department of Education’s website: Student loan payments to restart after Aug. 31, 2022. Skeptical? It’s understandable. The Education Department has repeatedly set an end date for the payment pause on federal student loans, which began in March 2020, and then revised it … Read more

The Quad expands beyond naval military exercises — and China watches

Over the years, the Quad has been incorrectly called an “Asian NATO,” especially when it comes to security concerns about another big power in the region — China. The Quad, or the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, including four big, democratic economies: the United States, Japan, India and Australia. Over the years, the Quad has been incorrectly … Read more