Politics

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights groups on Thursday celebrated President Joe Biden’s swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and ...

Lawyers Want Giuliani Investigated, License Suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyers' group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York's courts, calling for him to be investigated and his law license suspended over his w...

Fauci Unleashed: Doc Takes ‘Liberating’ Turn At Center Stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. In truth, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away. But after enduring nearly a year of darts and unde...

Chuck Schumer Is Now The Highest-Ranking Elected Jewish Official Ever. He Wants To Make More History.

NEW YORK (JTA) - Chuck Schumer could not let the moment pass without mentioning its Jewish history. Georgia’s new senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, were sworn in on Wedn...

Biden Proposes 5-Year Extension Of Nuke Treaty With Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has proposed to Russia a five-year extension of a nuclear arms treaty that is otherwise set to expire in February, the White House said Thursd...

Democrats Ask Ethics Panel To Investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understa...

Bernie Sanders Spawns Splash Of Memes With Inaugural Attire

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Wearing mittens made out of recycled materials and a warm winter jacket, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a casual inauguration outfit — and vibe — that o...

Republican Congresswoman Files Articles Of Impeachment Against President Biden

WASHINGTON (VINnews) — Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene followed through on her word Thursday when she announced the filing of articles of impeachment against Presid...

Judge Says Amazon Won’t Have To Restore Parler Web Service

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon won't be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media ap...

Pelosi Vows Action On Impeachment Trial: ‘We Must Do It’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are pushing for a quick impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the riots at the Capitol, arguing a full reckoning is necessary before the country...

Biden Signs Burst Of Virus Orders, Requires Masks For Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progre...

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg Urges Big Funds For Transportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was headed down a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursd...

White House: Biden Confident In FBI Head, Will Retain Him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI Director Chris Wray and plans to keep him in the job, the White House press secretary said Thursday. FBI directors ar...

Israeli Secular Journalist Calls For ‘Secular Intifada’ Against Chareidim Who Are ‘More Dangerous Than Hezbollah Rockets’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a shocking example of secular incitement, a journalist in the Haaretz newspaper called on the left to "ignite a secular intifada" against the Chareidi publ...

‘Just Move On’: Republicans Grapple With Post-Trump Future

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of d...
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Programmer Bequeaths $500,000 In Bitcoins To US Right-Wing Groups And Then Commits Suicide

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A French computer programmer decided to bequeath his bitcoin fortune of $522,000 to a number of far-right American political activists before he committed suic...

Biden’s US Revives Support For WHO, Reversing Trump Retreat

GENEVA (AP) — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, Preside...

VIN Editorial: Governor Cuomo’s Unhealthy Obsession with the Jewish Community

NEW YORK (VIN News Editorial) - Once again, Governor Andrew Cuomo took advantage of an opportunity to cast aspersions on the Jewish community, using his Inauguration Day press brie...

Smooth Psaki Shows New Tone In First Biden Press Briefing

NEW YORK (AP) — If there's one thing clear after White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first session with reporters on Wednesday, it's that she's determined to minimize drama in ...

Biden’s First Cabinet Member To Lead Battered Intel Agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Avril Haines as director of national intelligence, giving President Joe Biden the first member of his Cabinet and placing the fi...