Thursday, August 5, 2021

Politics

Manchin Vows to Block Democratic Voting Rights Bill and Preserve Filibuster

“I’m not being naïve,” Mr. Manchin insisted, acknowledging that Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican leader, has vowed to block Mr. Biden’s agenda. “We’d be a lot better if we had participation, and we’re getting participation,...

Global Tax Deal Reached Among G7 Nations

Business lobbyists and Republican lawmakers have warned that doing so will make American companies less competitive than their international counterparts and lead to more offshoring.Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen and other administration officials have said that getting other...

Government Report Finds No Evidence U.F.O.s Were Alien Spacecraft

He and other officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the classified findings in the report.Russia has been investing heavily in hypersonics, believing the technology offers it the ability...

Old-Guard Senators Defy Changes in How Military Treats Sex Assault Cases

WASHINGTON — Over nearly a decade, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has painstakingly cobbled together a bipartisan Senate majority for legislation that would overhaul the way the military handles sexual assault and other serious crimes, a shift that many experts...

Biden to Tout Free Child Care Through Big Providers For Vaccination Appointments

President Biden will announce on Wednesday that four of the nation’s largest child care providers have agreed to offer free child care to parents and caregivers while they get vaccinated against the coronavirus during the next month, part...

Voting Rights Bill Falters in Congress as States Race Ahead

WASHINGTON — In the national struggle over voting rights, Democrats have rested their hopes for turning back a wave of new restrictions in Republican-led states and expanding ballot access on their narrow majorities in Congress. Failure, they have...

Biden Aims to Rebuild and Expand Legal Immigration

WASHINGTON — If President Biden gets his way, it will soon be far easier to immigrate to the United States. There will be shorter, simpler forms and applicants will have to jump through fewer security hoops. Foreigners will...

Texas Senate Passes One of the Nation’s Strictest Voting Bills

In a statement on Saturday, President Biden called the proposed law, along with similar measures in Georgia and Florida, “an assault on democracy” that disproportionately targeted “Black and Brown Americans.” He called on lawmakers to address the issue...

Foster Friess, Big Donor to Republicans, Dies at 81

Foster Friess, a Wyoming businessman who founded an investment firm, made a fortune and gave a lot of it away to Republican presidential candidates and charities, sometimes with flair, died on Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 81.His...

At Naval Academy Graduation, Harris Focuses on Strengthening a ‘Fragile’ World

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris achieved another first for women on Friday when she addressed the graduating class of the United States Naval Academy, becoming the first female commencement speaker in the school’s nearly 175-year history.The vice...
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‘Freaky bad accident’ could derail Hawks

Trae Young hopes to play through pain. The Hawks point guard suffered a right ankle sprain in the third quarter of Atlanta’s Game...

U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON — The United States carried out airstrikes early Monday morning in Iraq and Syria against two Iranian-backed militias that the Pentagon said...

Kristen Schaal enters ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’

Comedy veteran Kristen Schaal had a new experience in “The Mysterious Benedict Society.” “This is the first time I’ve done something where I have...

Are Black Creators Really on ‘Strike’ From TikTok?

Black creators’ concerns run deeper than simply obtaining dance credits or more brand deals. “We are being exploited, and that’s the core issue...