National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said the government will likely move to resume use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine this week after advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meet Friday to discuss the pause in the single-dose vaccine. (The Associated Press) His comments came as the CDC reported that over half of America’s total adult population have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and adults in every U.S. state became eligible for the shot, meeting President Joe Biden’s April 19 target. (The New York Times)
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said indirect talks with Iran about the restoration of the 2015 nuclear accord have been “constructive” after Tehran’s deputy foreign minister said that a “new understanding” was taking shape with global powers, signs of hope from talks in Vienna that began on April 9. (Bloomberg) The Israeli government reportedly believes the Vienna talks will lead to the United States returning to the nuclear agreement, and is trying to convince Washington not to alleviate pressure from the Iranian government. (Axios)
Senate Democrats are said to be zeroing in on an increase of the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 25 percent, stopping short of the 28 percent sought by the White House in the face of opposition from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and others. That hike could raise about $600 billion over 15 years as part of a way to pay for Biden’s proposed $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan. (Axios)
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the Biden administration amid a barrage of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and refugee advocates for maintaining a Trump-era limit on refugee admissions for now.
President Joe Biden’s balancing act on the politically fraught issue of immigration moves to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that finds the new administration at odds with Democratic lawmakers and progressive allies.
When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact on climate change efforts not only in the U.S. but throughout the world.
White House officials have removed Betsy Weatherhead, an experienced atmospheric scientist tapped by a Trump appointee to oversee the U.S. government’s definitive report on climate change impacts from her position.
A senior Republican senator said he and his colleagues could support an infrastructure bill of around $800 billion, underscoring GOP interest in a bipartisan fix for the nation’s aging roads and patchy broadband service.
A Senate Democrat leading negotiations seeking to compromise with Republicans on gun-control legislation said Sunday he’s hopeful that last week’s mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis will hasten a breakthrough.
Congress’s pursuit of an independent investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection is facing long odds, as bipartisan resolve to hold the perpetrators and instigators accountable erodes, and Republicans face sustained pressure to disavow that it was supporters of former president Donald Trump who attacked the U.S. Capitol.
The GOP almost certainly can’t stop Joe Biden from getting a lineup of leading progressives confirmed to senior Justice Department posts. But Republicans — especially those eyeing the White House — are eager to make the president’s party pay a political price.
Members of Congress routinely trade stocks, buying and selling the shares of companies that often have significant business before the federal government — and sometimes spend lots of money to lobby lawmakers.
Top liberal lawmakers are set to unveil legislation on Monday that would modernize the public housing system and start a transition to renewable energy, offering a clear policy marker for progressives as Democrats haggle over the details of President Biden’s infrastructure plan and how to push it through Congress.
Two far-right House Republicans linked to a document calling for the protection of “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” distanced themselves from what they said was a draft of prescriptions for an “America First Caucus.”
U.S. health authorities came close to simply warning about a blood-clotting risk from Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, but decided to recommend pausing use out of concern doctors would improperly treat the condition, people familiar with the matter said.
A former New York advice columnist who says Donald Trump defamed her when he denied raping her two decades ago urged a federal appeals court to reject the former president’s claim that he’s protected from her lawsuit because he was a government employee when it was filed.
While some veterans of Donald Trump’s administration are having a tough time selling memoirs about their time in power, others with ties to Trump who didn’t embrace his election conspiracy theories have sold book deals.
Republicans who were the most vocal in urging their followers to come to Washington on Jan. 6 to try to reverse President Donald J. Trump’s loss, pushing to overturn the election and stoking the grievances that prompted the deadly Capitol riot, have profited handsomely in its aftermath, according to new campaign data.
In February, Illinois enacted a law that rewrote many of the state’s rules of policing, and mandated that officers wear body cameras. In March, New York City moved to make it easier for citizens to sue officers.
A slight majority of New Yorkers said Gov. Andrew Cuomo shouldn’t resign amid sexual-harassment allegations, but a growing number of voters view him unfavorably and don’t want him to seek re-election, a poll released Monday found.
Some of America’s most prominent corporations infuriated Republicans in Congress earlier this month when they protested a Georgia law setting state voting rules. The longtime alliance between the GOP and business seemed on the verge of cracking up.