Joe Biden to call for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. The Democratic President will also call on states to … Read more

President Biden nominates Indian-American scientist to key White House role | IndiaNews

NEW DELHI: United States President Joe Biden has announced his attempt to nominate Indian-American scientist Dr Arati prabhakar to serve as the director of the office of science and technology policy (OSTP), and once confirmed to this position, also as the assistant to the president for science and technology. In this capacity, Dr Prabhakar will … Read more

US FDA authorizes Covid vaccines for children as young as 6 months

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months, opening the door for vaccinating millions of the youngest American children. The agency authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years of age, and Moderna Inc’s shot for those aged 6 months to … Read more

From women drivers to Khashoggi: The Saudi crown prince’s tumultuous rule

RIYADH: saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was heralded by some in the West as a reformer when he became the de facto leader of the ultra-conservative country five years ago. But the honeymoon ended abruptly after dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate in 2018. Here is a … Read more

Opinion: Trump scammed America. The January 6 panel is showing us how

Editor’s Note: Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis) a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN — Two … Read more

ukraine: White House expected to announce around $1 bln of weapons for Ukraine: sources

WASHINGTON: The White House is expected as soon as Wednesday to begin announcing around $1 billion worth of new weapons aid for Ukraine, including anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets and rounds for howitzers, people familiar with the packages said. The aid packages, which come as United States defense secretary Lloyd Austin is meeting with allies … Read more

Liz Cheney said Trump had a ‘seven-part plan’ to overturn the election. Here’s what she meant

CNN — Former President Donald Trump had a “sophisticated seven-point plan” to overturn the 2020 presidential election over the course of several months, January 6 committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney said, detailing how the panel plans to use its future hearings to tackle each part of the scheme. “On the morning of January 6, President … Read more

Watch: Matthew McConaughey Pleads for Gun Reform at White House Briefing

Actor Matthew McConaughey made an impassioned speech during a White House press briefing Tuesday, calling on the American people to come together to support gun reform after 19 children and two teachers were killed in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

Joe Biden affirms human rights commitment as he warms to Saudis

REHOBOTH BEACH: US President Joe Biden said on Friday he hasn’t changed his views on human rights despite his administration’s praise of Saudi Arabia for getting key oil producers to step up production. As a presidential candidate, Biden had pledged to make the kingdom a “pariah” over his abuses. Biden said he wasn’t sure whether … Read more

Rep. Greg Steube displays firearms during gun control hearing

Rep. Greg Steube lashed out at his fellow House Judiciary Committee members Thursday after one of his Democratic colleagues remarked on his display of firearms during a hearing on gun control. Steube, who was taking part in the hearing via video call from his home, flashed three guns and multiple large-capacity magazinesclaiming legislation pushed by … Read more