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The White House will review Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s lack of disclosure on his hospital stay

The White House will review Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s lack of disclosure on his hospital stay

The White House said Monday the administration will review what rules or procedures weren’t followed when Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin did not disclose his hospitalization for days to President Joe Biden and top officials at the Pentagon and the National Security Council. The Pentagon maintained its silence on why Austin was hospitalized and said he has no plans to resign.Read more

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As Biden prepares to address the nation, more than 6 in 10 US adults doubt his mental capability

As Biden prepares to address the nation, more than 6 in 10 US adults doubt his mental capability

WASHINGTON (AP) — A poll finds that a growing share of U.S. adults doubt that 81-year-old President Joe Biden has the memory and acuity for the job, turning his coming State of the Union address into something of a real-time audition for a second term. Roughly 6 in 10 say they’re not very or not at all confident in…Continue Reading

Senators release a border and Ukraine deal but the House speaker declares it ‘dead on arrival’

Senators release a border and Ukraine deal but the House speaker declares it ‘dead on arrival’

Senators on Sunday released a highly anticipated $118 billion package that pairs border enforcement policy with wartime aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, but it quickly ran into a wall of opposition from top House Republicans, including Speaker Mike Johnson.Continue Reading

The White House will review Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s lack of disclosure on his hospital stay

The White House will review Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s lack of disclosure on his hospital stay

The White House said Monday the administration will review what rules or procedures weren’t followed when Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin did not disclose his hospitalization for days to President Joe Biden and top officials at the Pentagon and the National Security Council. The Pentagon maintained its silence on why Austin was hospitalized and said he has no plans to resign.Continue Reading

Speaker Johnson demands hard-line policies during a border visit as Ukraine aid hangs in the balance

Speaker Johnson demands hard-line policies during a border visit as Ukraine aid hangs in the balance

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson led about 60 fellow Republicans in Congress on a visit Wednesday to the Mexican border to demand hard-line immigration policies in exchange for backing President Joe Biden’s emergency wartime funding request for Ukraine. He expressed serious doubts about whether he would support a bipartisan compromise.Continue Reading

Biden and Trump are poised for a potential rematch that could shake American politics

Biden and Trump are poised for a potential rematch that could shake American politics

U.S. presidential elections have been rocked in recent years by economic disaster, stunning gaffes, secret video and a pandemic. But for all the tumult that defined those campaigns, the volatility surrounding this year’s presidential contest has few modern parallels, posing profound challenges to the future of American democracy.Continue Reading

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