Brian Stelter asks White House press secretary Jen Psaki about political news coverage; briefing room behavior; and President Biden’s accessibility. While Biden has only held one formal press conference to date, “he takes questions several times a week,” Psaki says.
[NFA] U.S. President Joe Biden shot down a new proposal from the main Republican negotiator on infrastructure, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, that increased spending by about $50 billion over their last offer, the White House said. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
The White House warned corporate executives and business leaders on Thursday to step up security measures to protect against ransomware attacks after intrusions disrupted operations at a meatpacking company and a southeastern oil pipeline. Freddie Joyner has more
A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators said on Thursday it had reached agreement on a framework for a proposed infrastructure spending bill that would not include any tax increases. Bryan Wood reports.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), a progressive, says that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is the “new Mitch McConnell” after the Democratic West Virginia senator declared in an op-ed that he would be voting against the House bill to expand voting rights and eliminating the filibuster.
U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a solo news conference after meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week, denying him an elevated international platform to castigate the West and sow discord. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday withdrew a series of executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department review of security concerns posed by those apps. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
[NFA] The Oregon House of Representatives on Thursday night voted to expel one of its own members accused of coordinating with protesters, some of whom were armed, to allow them into the state Capitol. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Former President Donald Trump is struggling to find a challenger against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Trump publicly trashed Kemp after the governor wouldn’t help Trump cheat in the 2020 election. CNN reporter Michael Warren reports.
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are due this week to discuss whether politicians, including President Joe Biden, should receive Communion while supporting abortion and LGBTQ rights, a debate that has divided the clergy and laid bare internal cultural rifts. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.