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Biden Administration Will Not Enforce Vaccine Deadline on Federal Workers

The Biden Administration is delaying enforcement of its deadline requiring government employees to get vaccinated by November 22.  Most suspensions and removals are being delayed until January of 2022.  An Office of Management and Budget spokesperson said Monday the deadline was “not a cliff.” Workers who do not comply with the vaccine mandate will still…

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Biden Administration Braces for New COVID-19 Variant Omicron

The U.S. is exercising caution in response to a newly detected variant of the coronavirus called omicron, which the World Health Organization on Friday designated a highly transmissible “variant of concern.” Hours after Friday’s news, the Biden administration announced that starting Monday, the U.S. would restrict travel from South Africa—where researchers first detected omicron—and seven other African countries. (The…

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Biden Administration Imposes Travel Ban on Eight African Nations amid ‘Omicron’ Variant

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in an illustration released by the CDC in Atlanta, Ga., January 29, 2020. (Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via Reuters) Amid the discovery of the new highly infectious “Omicron” variant of the coronavirus, the Biden administration has imposed a travel ban on eight African countries. The restrictions apply to…

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Biden administration invites Taiwan to its Summit for Democracy

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its “Summit for Democracy” next month, according to a list of participants published on Tuesday, a move that angered China, which views the democratically governed island as its territory.The first-of-its-kind gathering is a test of President Joe Biden’s assertion, announced in his first foreign policy address…

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Biden Administration Withholding Key Information About Afghanistan: Watchdog

President Joe Biden’s administration is withholding information about Afghanistan, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko said during a speech on Friday. As an example, Sopko said, the Department of Defense (DoD) withheld information on the performance of Afghan security forces, including unit strength, training deficiencies, and casualty data, or, “in essence, nearly all…

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Biden administration issues new memo ending Trump ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Please try another search Economy2 hours ago (Oct 29, 2021 12:05PM ET) © Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks about his Build Back Better agenda and the bipartisan infrastructure deal during a speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst By Alexandra Ulmer (Reuters) -…

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Biden Administration Reportedly Considering $450,000 Payments To Families Separated At Southern Border

Topline The Biden administration is reportedly considering making payments of approximately $450,000 to each person separated from their family at the southern border, the Wall Street Journal reports, showing signs of a potential settlement for several lawsuits that claim the U.S. government’s policies left them with lasting psychological effects. Members of a caravan of Central…

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Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court To Block Texas Abortion Law

Topline The U.S. Department of Justice filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday asking it to block Texas’ near-total ban on abortion while legal challenges against it play out, setting up a second showdown over the law. Pro- and anti-abortion rights activists protest outside of the Supreme Court on October 04 in ……

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Biden administration urges Supreme Court to suspend Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to intervene and suspend a Texas law that has banned most abortions there.The Justice Department filed an emergency appeal that asks the justices to put the Texas law on hold and to eventually declare it unconstitutional. The move, while expected, sets the stage for another battle…

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Biden administration warns Moderna to “step up” global vaccine supply

The federal government is demanding Moderna provide enough vaccines to the global initiative COVAX, at not-for-profit prices, a top federal official said during an intense panel event today.What they’re saying: “We expect that Moderna will step up as a company,” David Kessler, the Biden administration’s chief science officer of the COVID-19 response, said, adding Moderna…