Biden offers logistics support to ease formula shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from parents and politicians, President Joe Biden is offering formula manufacturers and retailers transportation and logistics support to ease the nationwide shortage of baby formula, as the administration works to bring the largest domestic plant back on line after it was shut down early this year due to safety issues. … Read more

Jeff Bezos says Manchin saved Biden administration ‘from themselves’

Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos said in a tweet on Sunday that Sen. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) had saved the Biden administration “from themselves” by blocking spending proposals that Bezos said would have further fueled inflation. In a tweet on Sunday, Bezos said that the Biden administration “tried hard to inject even more stimulus into … Read more

Amazon’s Bezos criticizes Biden admin, says inflation hurts the poor

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos arrives for his meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the UK diplomatic residence on September 20, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images News | Getty Images Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tweeted on sunday that inflation is most hurtful to the least affluent in the … Read more

TV-bound Psaki bids Biden and press corps farewell at last briefing

Outgoing White House press secretary Jen Psaki teared up during her last briefing on Friday, thanking President Biden for the opportunity to serve in the role. †I promised myself I wasn’t going to get emotional,” she said. Driving the news: Psaki said her first conversation with Biden and first lady Jill Biden was after the … Read more

Biden names envoy to SE Asia bloc, stressing US attention

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday announced he’s nominating one of his top national security aides as ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, aiming to underscore his administration’s commitment to the Pacific region. Biden announced his decision to nominate Yohannes Abraham, chief of staff to the White House National Security Council, … Read more

Baby formula boss warns crisis will last ALL YEAR as Biden claims it will be eased in weeks

The head of one of the four companies that control 90 percent of the U.S. market for baby formula has warned that the shortages nationwide could last until the end of the year, as President Joe Biden’s critics mocked his claim that ‘only a mind reader’ could have predicted the current crisis. On Friday CEO … Read more

House subpoenas its own, grave new norm after Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust among lawmakers and raising questions about what comes next. The outcome is certain to reverberate beyond … Read more

AFL-CIO presses Biden to cancel student debt

The AFL-CIO on Thursday urged President Biden to forgive student loans, putting additional pressure on the White House to cancel at least some of the nation’s $1.6 trillion in student loan debt. “The Biden administration’s decision to continue to pause student debt has made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many borrowers, but … Read more

Elon Musk says Trump SHOULDN’T run for president in 2024 but will get his Twitter back

Elon Musk says Donald Trump should skip the 2024 election even as he vows to restore the former president’s Twitter account. The Tesla CEO shared his views on US politics in a series of tweets Thursday evening. He said Trump shouldn’t run for office because a ‘less divisive candidate would be better in 2024,’ before … Read more

The AP Interview: US ‘vulnerable’ to COVID without new shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha issued a dire warning Thursday that the US will be increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus this fall and winter if Congress doesn’t swiftly approve new funding for more vaccines and treatments. In an Associated Press interview, Jha said Americans’ immune protection from the virus is … Read more