"Israel has a right to defend itself," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday, as America’s staunchest Middle East ally faced criticism for its retaliations against rocket attacks by Hamas.It’s an anodyne statement from the Biden administration with two problems.
Dr Anthony Fauci said, "in the ongoing crisis, the rich countries have a moral responsibility to assist those countries that don't have the capability of doing that, particularly the low and middle-income countries."Washington: Dr Anthony Fauci, the Biden administration's top medical adviser on Thursday (local time) said that it is imperative for India to collaborate with other countries, and companies to ramp up its vaccine production capability to vaccinate country's huge population against COVID-19.
It's a pandemic turning point.The CDC now says if you've been fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear masks in most circumstances.Sign up for our Newsletters On Thursday, a fully vaccinated President Biden spoke out about the news from the White House without a mask on.
NBC 7 has been closely tracking a controversial firearm with a fast-growing footprint in our county: Ghost guns.At the direction of President Biden, the Justice Department just proposed new regulations that would ban untraceable homemade guns.But law enforcement in North County worries they're already in the wrong hands.
Liz Cheney said Fox News 'especially' has an 'obligation to make sure people know the election wasn't stolen'
Rep. Liz Cheney said Fox News "especially" has an "obligation" to ensure Americans know the 2020 election wasn't "stolen."Cheney's remarks came after she was ousted from her leadership position by House Republicans a day earlier.Fox News host Bret Baier responded by saying Fox News has reported "numerous times" that the election wasn't stolen.
US President Joe Biden yesterday said that motorists there can expect filling stations to begin returning to normal this weekend even as shortages gripped some areas amid restart of the top US fuel pipeline after it was shut by a ransomware attack.The Colonial Pipeline, which carries 100 million gallons per day of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, will take some time to fully recover and could still suffer "hiccups," he said.
Israelis and Palestinians have denounced the Biden administration’s call to step back following clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in east Jerusalem.The confrontations escalated into rocket attacks on Israel from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and retaliatory strikes from Israel’s military.“The US State Department message is not acceptable to me,” Israel’s ambassador to the US, Gilad Erdan, wrote on Twitter.
The claim: The Biden administration rejected the National Day of Prayer But on Facebook, a Republican political action committee makes it seem like the Biden White House is a godless place.“1st time in 70 years!Then refuses to acknowledge God in his proclamation!” says text in the image, which has more than 800 shares.
Misleading narratives targeting Biden began picking up speed on Monday, the day North Carolina Gov.Roy Cooper became the first of several governors to declare a state of emergency over the disruption.“Wouldn’t it be weird if the CYBER-ATTACK that shutdown the United States’ top fuel line was an INSIDE JOB to pretend Joe Biden isn’t responsible for the insane increase in gas price..” read a widely shared tweet by former Florida congressional candidate Chuck Callesto.
Two large sites in Texas used to shelter unaccompanied migrant children amid the influx in arrivals earlier this year will close by early June, the Department of Health and Human Services Department confirmed, marking among the first closures as the number of kids in border facilities drops.In March, the Biden administration took the unprecedented step of opening up emergency intake sites at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas and the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio to accommodate thousands of children who arrived at the US-Mexico border alone.
Frustrated U.S. diplomats are pressing State Department leaders back in Washington to move faster on donating Covid-19 vaccines abroad, arguing that the Biden administration’s indecision is ceding ground to China and Russia.While the White House has spent weeks debating how best to respond to pleas for Covid-19 vaccines and other pandemic assistance from more than four dozen countries, China and Russia have used donations of their homegrown vaccines to extract political concessions from nations seeking aid, four senior officials with knowledge of the situation said.
Members of the executive branch, under the Hatch Act, are restricted from engaging in partisan political activity while acting in their official capacity.Only the president and vice president are exempted."By stating, for example, that 'we have a good shot at it' and 'I believe we can win the Senate race,' Secretary Fudge showed support for the Democratic Party with respect to the Ohio Senate race while speaking in her official capacity," Galindo-Marrone added.
More than 100 progressive groups on Thursday released a joint statement calling on the Biden administration to condemn the Israeli government over a host of policies they say amount to war crimes against Palestinians.The statement was signed by prominent progressive groups like MoveOn, Justice Democrats and the Sunrise Movement, to name a few, that have maintained focus on the potential forced evictions of Palestinians in east Jerusalem and criticized claims by Jewish groups seeking legal justification to reclaim ownership.
Unmasking America: How businesses are responding after CDC announced fully-vaccinated people do not have to wear masks indoors
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that fully-vaccinated people do not have to wear masks indoors or outdoors.This change comes after increased COVID-19 vaccination efforts, and as cases across the country are their lowest levels since last September.After the CDC made the announcement, President Biden addressed the country.
Overnight Energy: Colonial Pipeline says it has restored full service | Biden urges people not to panic about gasoline shortages | EPA rescinds Trump-era cost-benefit rule
AT YOUR SERVICE: The Colonial Pipeline, the target of a ransomware attack last week, has resumed full operations, the company announced Thursday afternoon."We can now report that we have restarted our entire pipeline system and that product delivery has commenced to all markets we serve," the company said in a statement.
‘President Biden said he would get us vaccinated, and boy did he mean it’ Jennifer Garner says two of her three children will soon receive the Covid vaccine, now that it has become available for people aged 12 and older in the US.The actor, who grew up in West Virginia, accompanied Dr Jill Biden during a visit in the state on Thursday.
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Sen. Mitt Romney grilled Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the Biden administration’s handling of the surge of migrants at the southern border in an animated exchange during a Senate hearing Thursday.Mayorkas repeatedly dismissed and refused to acknowledge problems with what the Utah Republican described as “skyrocketing” numbers of apprehensions and unaccompanied children at the U.S. border with Mexico.
"I think it's a great milestone, a great day," he said in a nationally televised address at the White House.Biden implored those yet to be completely vaccinated to keep wearing masks for now.Washington, United States: President Joe Biden told Americans on Thursday that the lifting of the rule on indoor mask wearing was "a great day" in the fight against Covid-19 and that they could now "smile again."