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Biden on Afghanistan withdrawal: ‘It is time to end America’s longest war’

Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden plans to say Wednesday that he is withdrawing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks because “it is time to end America’s longest war.” “We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years…read more »

Biden pick for DOJ Civil Rights chief cites support from law enforcement amid Republican attacks

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke, faced a barrage of questions from Republican senators during her confirmation hearing Wednesday looking to resurface past controversial comments they argued showed her hostility towards police — as Clarke sought to defend her reputation and highlight her…read more »

Anti-Asian hate bill could muster bipartisan support on Senate floor

drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate will take its first step aimed at combating the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes Wednesday in what could prove to be an increasingly rare bipartisan Senate effort. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to begin debate on a bill, sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii,…read more »

Governors question Biden decision on J&J, warn of potential hit to vaccine confidence

OlegAlbinksy/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration faced pushback Tuesday after recommending a temporary suspension of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following concerns that it could trigger an exceedingly rare blood clot, with state governors privately warning the White House that the decision could deal a fatal blow to public confidence in the vaccine. The White House…read more »

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