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

The US can avoid a default in July if it receives cash in June. CBO:

People walk and ride bicycles past the US Capitol in Washington on May 11, 2023. Jim Watson |: AFP Getty Images: WASHINGTON – The Congressional Budget Office said on Friday that tax revenue and emergency measures after June 15 “will likely keep the government funded at least through the end of July.” The updated guidance … 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

The US is carrying out the first evacuation of its citizens since the war in Sudan

WASHINGTONHundreds of Americans fleeing two weeks of deadly fighting in Sudan arrived at a port in the east African country on Saturday in the first US-led evacuation, ending a perilous land journey escorted by armed drones.U.S. drones, which have been patrolling ground evacuation routes for days, are providing armed surveillance for a bus convoy carrying … 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

“Israel is a sovereign country”

Top line Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday hit back at President Joe Biden’s comments about his controversial judicial reforms that have sparked mass protests, saying Israel is making its own decisions on domestic policy as tensions between the two leaders ease amid Netanyahu-led Washington. amid concerns about – the right government. Israeli Prime … Read more

Yellen says not all deposits are safe in the event of future bank failures

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sought to reassure markets and lawmakers Thursday that the federal government is committed to protecting U.S. bank deposits after the weekend failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. “Our banking system remains healthy, and Americans can feel confident that their deposits will be there when they need them,” … Read more