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Israel’s Netanyahu loses vote on key parliamentary committee

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a ceremony for fallen soldiers of Israel’s wars at the Yad Lebanim House on the eve of Memorial Day, in Jerusalem, April 13, 2021. Debbie Hill/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo April 19, 2021 JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost an important vote on Monday […]

US, China Agree to Cooperate on Climate, Beijing’s Actions Are Key

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon emitters, have agreed to cooperate on climate change with seriousness and urgency, according to a joint statement issued on April 17. “This [the cooperation] includes both enhancing their respective actions and cooperating in multilateral processes, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and […]

Biden to welcome Japan’s Suga as first guest and key ally in China strategy

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan March 5, 2021. Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool via REUTERS April 16, 2021 By Trevor Hunnicutt and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday as the first foreign leader to visit his White House, […]

U.S. trade chief Tai says climate key priority in trade policy

FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O’Leary/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo April 15, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday laid out her vision for […]

Republican Senators Want FBI to Investigate Biden’s Key Pentagon Nominee

Eighteen GOP senators are asking FBI Director Christopher Wray to open an investigation into President Biden’s key Pentagon nominee to find out whether he solicited or disclosed classified information after his tenure with the Obama administration. The senators do not want the nomination of Colin Kahl for undersecretary of defense for policy to advance for a full […]

Key witness in Chauvin trial invokes Fifth Amendment

In this image from video, Morries Hall appeared via video as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill discussed motions before the court Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. […]

Biden Nominates Wife of Key Democrat for Post on Federal Commission

President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Gayle Manchin to be the co-chair of a federal commission post, according to a White House statement. Manchin is the wife of the former governor of West Virginia, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV.), who serves a critical part in Biden’s agenda if he wants to get any of his legislative […]

Top Democrat speaks to Biden staff about key internet law

FILE PHOTO: Committee chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) questions witnesses during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 23, 2021. Drew Angerer/Pool via REUTERS March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Mark Warner said on Monday he has been talking to President Joe Biden’s staff about Section 230 – […]

Loeffler Says Conservative Get-Out-the-Vote Drive Key to Countering Stacey Abrams’ Group and Winning Georgia

Former Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican, is ramping up the rhetoric around the key role of her new get-out-the-vote drive—called Greater Georgia—to counter Fair Fight, the voter participation initiative founded by former Democratic congressional representative Stacey Abrams. Loeffler has warned that if the GOP can’t successfully rebuff Abrams’s movement, they won’t win another seat […]

Key Things You Need to Know About HR 1, the For the People Act of 2021

On Wednesday, Democrats in the House passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021, which was introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.). The election reform package, if passed by the Senate, would transfer authority over how elections are administered from states to the federal government, subject private citizens to intimidation and harassment for […]