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Biden Administration Denies Report of Prisoner Swap with Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacts after a meeting with Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in Caracas, Venezuela, November 5, 2020. (Fausto Torrealba/Reuters) The Biden administration denied a report from Iranian state TV on Sunday that the U.S. and U.K. agreed to exchange billions of dollars for American and British prisoners held in Iran.…

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Biden administration proposes restoring California’s right to Establish car pollution rules

by Anna M. Phillips Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Transportation Department announced Thursday it was withdrawing part of a Trump-era rule that blocked states from setting their own tough car pollution standards, reversing actions by the Trump administration that weakened California’s ability to fight climate change. The newly proposed rule change, which will be subject…

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Administration May Force Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes

April 20, 2021 The Biden administration is considering two moves that would affect tobacco companies and American smokers, The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. First, the administration may require tobacco companies to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels, the WSJ reported. Nicotine doesn’t cause cancer, but it’s…

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Biden administration launches big push for offshore wind

Down by the sea — Big cross-agency effort will set the stage for massive growth by 2050. John Timmer – Mar 30, 2021 8:41 pm UTC Enlarge / Sights like these may be more common in the US before long.On Monday, the Biden administration announced a major effort to kickstart the offshore wind industry in…

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Biden-Harris Administration Extends Moratorium on Residential Evictions in USDA Multifamily Housing Communities in Accordance with CDC Guidance

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction moratorium to affected multifamily housing residents through June 30, 2021. This halt in residential evictions allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend relief to the hundreds-of-thousands of Americans who rely on USDA-supported multifamily housing communities.…

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The Biden government gets a taste of China’s’wolf warrior’ diplomacy

When top Biden administration officials chose a venue for their inaugural meeting with Chinese counterparts, they settled on snowy Anchorage.But footage of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s meeting with Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi on Thursday revealed an atmosphere that was not so much cool as burning hot.The Biden White House, it…

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Biden government directs $10 billion of stimulus towards school Covid evaluations

During a White House coronavirus task force briefing, White House Testing Coordinator Carole Johnson announced that the Biden administration will direct $10 billion of the recently passed stimulus towards increased Covid testing in schools in order to speed up reopening classrooms.March 17, 2021

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Biden administration misses its deadline to issue workplace mask standard

​The Biden administration missed its self-imposed deadline to issue temporary mask standards for workplaces as the Occupation Safety and Health Administration tries to determine whether an emergency order is needed to protect workers from the coronavirus, according to a report. President Biden in an executive order on Jan. 21 directed the government “consider whether any…

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Trump administration Unintentionally left behind a Massive gift for Joe Biden: report

“That is $1 trillion of money that the Treasury does not have to borrow this year”

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The Biden Administration Weighs the Social Cost of Carbon

A new White House policy tries to put a dollar value on the future harm of greenhouse gas emissions.