Trump agreements seek to tie Biden's hands on immigration

During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies. Officials in Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas say

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

The Senate on Monday approved President Joe Biden’s nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation’s 78th treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job in the department’s 232-year history. Yellen, a former chair of the Federal Reserve, was

Jill Biden signals she'll be more active as first lady

Five days into her new role, Jill Biden signaled Monday that she’ll be a more active first lady, with a trio of virtual appearances before governors spouses young Latinos and library officials. She also used the meetings to promote President Joe Biden

Janet Yellen: Senate confirms first female Treasury Secretary

Ms Yellen’s nomination has largely breezed through the Senate with little controversy, her track record as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve under Barack Obama and Donald Trump and longtime relationships with policymakers on Capitol Hill helping pave the way for a smooth

First case of Brazil coronavirus variant found in the US

The first case of the highly transmissible Brazil coronavirus variant has been found in the US. Health officials in Minnesota  have confirmed that they have identified a person with the P.1 variant of coronavirus. The individual is a resident of the Twin

Biden names Democrats to lead nuclear, pipeline agencies

Moving quickly to assert influence over energy issues, President Joe Biden has named two Democrats to lead regulatory agencies that oversee nuclear power, natural gas and other energy infrastructure. Christopher Hanson, the new chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Rich Glick,

Biden to have sign interpreter at every press briefing

Joe Biden will have a sign language interpreter at the daily White House press briefings, it had been announced. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the president wants an American Sign Language interpreter to become a regular part of the re-instituted news conferences.