Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

CNN — US President Joe Biden is taking part in a flurry of events as part of his first state visit since taking office, meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron after welcoming him and his spouse, Brigitte Macron, on Thursday. The Macrons’ trip to the White House marks their second time as the guests of … Read more

IRS gives Trump tax returns to House committee after court battle

IRS gives Trump tax returns to House committee after court battle

Former US President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on November 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The IRS has given six years of former President Donald Trump’s federal income tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee, a week after … Read more

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved. The measure passed by a vote of 290-137 and now … Read more

Inside Biden’s calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

Inside Biden's calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

CNN — There were no illusions inside the White House that the decision to call on Congress to impose a negotiated labor agreement on railroad workers and operators would be universally well received, several officials said. President Joe Biden’s announcement of the move on Monday was as notable for its 506-word length and detailed, bordering … Read more

Oath Keepers’ Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Oath Keepers' Rhodes guilty of Jan.  6 seditious conspiracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising. In Washington, DC, jury found Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations … Read more

Congressional leaders clear the way for a bipartisan bill to avert a railroad strike

Congressional leaders clear the way for a bipartisan bill to avert a railroad strike

US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attends a meeting with US President Joe Biden (R) and other Congressional Leaders to discuss legislative priorities through the end of 2022, at the White House on November 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden hosted a rare meeting of the … Read more

Rails, unions draw lines in sand as Biden asks Congress to stop strike

Rails, unions draw lines in sand as Biden asks Congress to stop strike

The National Railway Labor Conference and The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (BMWED) are drawing their lines in the sand after President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass legislation that would enforce the attempted rail labor agreement. In a statement, the BMWED said pressing Congress to … Read more

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden’s call for Congress to block strike

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden's call for Congress to block strike

New York CNN Business — President Joe Biden was in the unusual position Tuesday of being praised by business interests and attacked by his normal allies in the labor movement after calling for Congress to move immediately to block a strike by more than 100,000 union members at the nation’s freight railroads set for the … Read more

Rail shutdown: Congress prepares to act after Biden calls on Capitol Hill to ‘immediately’ pass legislation to avert strike

Rail shutdown: Congress prepares to act after Biden calls on Capitol Hill to 'immediately' pass legislation to avert strike

CNN — Democratic leaders say they could act as soon as this week after President Joe Biden on Monday called on Congress to pass legislation “immediately” to avert a rail shutdown by officially adopting a September tentative agreement approved by labor and management leaders. “I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt … Read more

US criticizes Beijing, supports right to protest

US criticizes Beijing, supports right to protest

The White House on Monday criticized Beijing’s zero Covid strategy as ineffective and said the Chinese people have a right to peacefully protest. “We’ve long said everyone has the right to peacefully protest, here in the United States and around the world. This includes in the PRC,” a spokesperson for President Joe Biden’s National Security … Read more