Biden signs stopgap spending bill, keeping government running

President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law the stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running through Feb. 18, after congressional leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The White House released a statement noting the bill signing and thanking congressional leaders for their work. Earlier in the day, Biden … Read more

Biden administration pushed Congress to water down anti-China bill: report

A top State Department official urged a key senator earlier this year to tamp down the language in a bill meant to prevent the importation of goods from China that are made using Uyghur forced labor, according to a new report. The Washington Post, citing Biden administration officials, reported Thursday that Deputy Secretary of State … Read more

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding government shutdown

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Earlier in the day, congressional leaders announced they had … Read more

Public housing would receive big boost from Build Back Better Act

WASHINGTON — Across the country, more than 2 million Americans live in public housing, which are homes provided for and often maintained by the federal government and tax dollars. But in recent years, many of those facilities have fallen into disrepair. The Park Morton apartments in Washington, D.C. is one of those complexes. For Shonta’ … Read more

Muslim Lawmakers Condemn Republicans’ Inaction After Boebert’s Islamophobic Remarks

Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and André Carson (D-Ind.) came together to condemn Republican lawmakers’ inaction after Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-Colo.) repeated Islamophobic remarks against Omar. “When a sitting member of Congress calls a colleague a member of the ‘jihad squad’ and falsifies a story to suggest I will blow up the Capitol, … Read more

The Countdown: Dr. Oz running for Senate, new roadblocks for President Biden

NEW YORK (WABC) — “The Countdown” is here to get you caught up with all of the day’s political news. You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more. Today’s political headlines: Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz … Read more

Boebert Watch: Sorry You Feel That Way

At some point, everyone has offered someone they’ve wronged a bad apology. You know, the sort of apology in which you take no responsibility for the act itself, but still expect absolution from the person you’ve offended. For most people, it’s not their best moment. For Colorado’s Lauren Boebert, it’s just a continuation of her … Read more

Rep. Boebert apologizes after anti-Muslim comments about colleague surface

RIFLE, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado is back in the national spotlight on Capitol Hill. Third district Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Rifle made comments about Muslim Congresswoman IIhan Omar. The comments sparked outrage across the nation after this video was posted online. Over the Thanksgiving break, Lauren Boebert said she was recently in a Capitol elevator … Read more

U.S. to Restrict Travel From South Africa, 7 Other Countries as New Covid Variant Emerges

The United States will restrict travel for non-U.S. citizens from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday as a new Covid variant emerges. President Joe Biden was briefed Friday by White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci. The briefing came as other nations announced travel restrictions on southern Africa. In addition to South … Read more

Ilhan Omar Rips Lauren Boebert For Telling ‘Made Up’ Anti-Muslim Story For Clout

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday called out Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for sharing a “made up” exchange in which Boebert claimed to have made a vile, anti-Muslim joke while the two women shared an elevator at work. While campaigning in Colorado over the Thanksgiving break, Boebert boasted that she was recently in a Capitol … Read more