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Biden administration details new plans for air travel for foreign nationals starting next month
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Biden administration details new plans for air travel for foreign nationals starting next month

The Biden administration on Monday outlined new details of its plans to allow Covid-19-vaccinated foreign nationals to travel to the United States again starting November 8, including details on which vaccines will be permitted and who will be exempted from requirements. The change will relax a patchwork of bans that had begun to cause fury…MORE

Biden pitches spending plans in New Jersey ahead of key week for Hill negotiations
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Biden pitches spending plans in New Jersey ahead of key week for Hill negotiations

President Joe Biden went to New Jersey to promote his economic agenda on Monday, amid a major week of negotiations with Democrats to pass portions of his sweeping, multi-trillion dollar agenda. The visit offered Biden a chance to pitch both his plans — a bipartisan infrastructure package and a social safety net package — ahead…MORE

Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown announces run for Maryland attorney general
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Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown announces run for Maryland attorney general

Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown announced Monday that he will run for Maryland attorney general in 2022 instead of seeking another term in the House of Representatives. The news makes Brown the latest House Democrat to announce that they are either retiring or running for another office. Democrats will be fighting a tough battle to retain…MORE

House Oversight report shows inadequate discipline for border agents connected to offensive Facebook groups
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House Oversight report shows inadequate discipline for border agents connected to offensive Facebook groups

US Customs and Border Protection determined that 60 CBP agents “engaged in misconduct and were subject to discipline” in a review of controversial Facebook posts, a new congressional report says, but many only received light final penalties from the agency and remain in their posts. The agency conducted 135 investigations into personnel affiliated with a…MORE

Biden administration boosting at-home Covid testing efforts
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Biden administration boosting at-home Covid testing efforts

The Biden administration is taking steps to boost access to over-the-counter Covid-19 testing, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. That includes a $70 million investment from the National Institutes of Health via the Covid relief package passed earlier this year to bring more tests onto the market by identifying and encouraging new…MORE

Lower premiums, more choices on Obamacare exchanges for 2022 as Democrats battle to extend generous subsidies
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Lower premiums, more choices on Obamacare exchanges for 2022 as Democrats battle to extend generous subsidies

Consumers shopping for health coverage on the federal Affordable Care Act exchanges can likely find lower premiums and more choices for 2022 — as well as generous government assistance, according to a Biden administration report released Monday. The upcoming open enrollment period, which begins November 1 and runs through January 15, is the first for…MORE

Democrats drive toward a scaled back $1.75 trillion spending agreement
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Democrats drive toward a scaled back $1.75 trillion spending agreement

Listening mode is done. Informational meetings are over. Public posturing and private positioning are a thing of the past. Now — after what seems like roughly a dozen straight “critical weeks” for President Joe Biden’s sweeping multi-trillion agenda — is the moment the rubber meets the road. Biden and Democratic leaders are driving toward a…MORE

Biden speaks with potential FDA commissioner
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Biden speaks with potential FDA commissioner

President Joe Biden recently held a call with Dr. Rob Califf, the former FDA commissioner, who is now under consideration to lead the agency again, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The call last week was seen as a next step in Califf’s vetting for the job, which acting commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock…MORE

McAuliffe, Abrams warn Virginians that commonwealth could look like Texas, Georgia with Youngkin win
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McAuliffe, Abrams warn Virginians that commonwealth could look like Texas, Georgia with Youngkin win

Stacey Abrams had a message for Democrats in Virginia on Sunday: If Republicans win on November 2, the commonwealth will begin looking a lot more like Georgia or Texas, two states that have seen years of Republican control. Abrams, during an event in Charlottesville on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe that featured a…MORE

Blumenthal says Facebook’s calls for regulation are the ‘height of disingenuousness’
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Blumenthal says Facebook’s calls for regulation are the ‘height of disingenuousness’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Sunday balked at claims made by Facebook that it would support government regulation of social media platforms, calling it the “height of disingenuousness.” “What we are hearing from Facebook is platitudes and bromides. When it says it wants regulation, at the same time it is fighting that regulation tooth and nail,…MORE