GOP seeks oversight hearing with Kerry on climate diplomacy 

GOP seeks oversight hearing with Kerry on climate diplomacy 

This post was originally published on this siteTwo key Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are seeking a hearing with Climate Envoy John Kerry to examine his diplomacy at the recent COP26 climate conference. It’s a hearing they’re unlikely to get for now — as the minority party…

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Top Republican warns Biden against picking Brainard for Fed chair

Top Republican warns Biden against picking Brainard for Fed chair

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Pat Toomey (Pa.), the top-ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, on Thursday warned President Biden against picking Lael Brainard to serve as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, signaling a Senate fight over her nomination if…

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Ohio House passes GOP bill to arm teachers — despite opposition from police and teachers

Ohio House passes GOP bill to arm teachers — despite opposition from police and teachers

This post was originally published on this site Some teachers-turned-legislators urged their colleagues to vote against a bill to authorize school boards to allow teachers and other school personnel to come armed to school. House Bill 99 would create a minimum amount of training, 20 hours initially and four hours...

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Manchin: ‘Looking very favorably’ at Powell as Fed chair after meeting

Manchin: ‘Looking very favorably’ at Powell as Fed chair after meeting

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told The Hill that he was “looking very favorably,” but hadn’t made a final decision, on supporting Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell if he’s renominated as chairman, after the two spoke on Wednesday. “Well we’re…

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McDaniel says she still considers Cheney a Republican despite Wyoming GOP vote

McDaniel says she still considers Cheney a Republican despite Wyoming GOP vote

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Thursday said she still considers Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to be a member of the party after the Wyoming GOP voted to no longer recognize the congresswoman Republican.”Obviously she’s…

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Beto O’Rourke raises $2 million in first 24 hours of launching gubernatorial campaign

Beto O’Rourke raises $2 million in first 24 hours of launching gubernatorial campaign

This post was originally published on this site Beto O’Rourke raised $2 million in the first 24 hours of his run for governor, his campaign tells The Texas Tribune. His campaign called it a record “for any Democratic gubernatorial candidate for the first 24 hours” of a campaign. They also...

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Migrants fear ruse behind Mexican residency offer

Migrants fear ruse behind Mexican residency offer

This post was originally published on this site Immigration agents lined a highway in southern Mexico offering hundreds of migrants temporary residency if they abandoned their march. Exhausted, some accepted, while others kept going, afraid of being deported. The offer of residency cards has split opinion and sowed suspicion within...

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Workers at US tractor maker John Deere end strike

Workers at US tractor maker John Deere end strike

This post was originally published on this site Workers at US farm machinery manufacturer John Deere on Wednesday ended a mass strike launched last month, after reaching a collective deal with management that includes a wage hike, the United Auto Workers union said. The strikers will return to work Thursday...

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US considering sending some evacuees who don’t pass vetting process back to Afghanistan

US considering sending some evacuees who don’t pass vetting process back to Afghanistan

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration is considering sending some of the Afghan evacuees at a US military base in Kosovo back to Afghanistan if they cannot clear the intense vetting process to come to the United States, according to three US officials familiar with the...

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