Jill Biden will encourage women and young people to travel to the Middle East, North Africa, Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden will promote women and youth empowerment and attend a Jordanian royal wedding during an upcoming trip to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The first lady is due to leave on Wednesday for a six-day trip that will take her to Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Portugal. His office first … Read more

Justice Department seeks to delay Trump deposition if FBI agent fired over text messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked a judge Thursday to delay Donald Trump’s planned arrest in a lawsuit brought by an FBI agent who was fired over text messages critical of the former president. The government said in federal court that a judge should order Peter Strzok’s lawyers to take over from FBI Director … Read more

US Evacuates Diplomats Amid Fierce Fighting in Sudan

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces have carried out an unsustainable evacuation of U.S. embassy staff in Sudan, President Joe Biden said late Saturday, calling for an end to “relentless” violence there as two rival leaders battled for power in the African nation. Biden thanked the American troops who carried out the mission of withdrawing the … Read more

Biden’s nomination for labor secretary is in doubt in the Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next labor secretary, Julie Sue, will testify in the Senate on Thursday, with key Democrats reluctant to show support for her confirmation, creating uncertainty about her prospects in the narrowly divided chamber. Several moderate Democrats have not publicly said whether they will vote for Suh’s … Read more

McConnell: The GOP will not support replacing Feinstein on the panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Tuesday that Republicans will not allow Democrats to temporarily replace California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying they only want a replacement to promote more partisan judges. McConnell called the effort to place a replacement on the panel as Feinstein recovers from the … Read more