What Trump’s and Tucker Carlson’s rationalization of Putin means for the Ukraine standoff
There is evidence of more GOP sympathy for Vladimir Putin — as pushed most prominently by Trump and Carlson — but it hasn't manifested in big partisan differences when it comes to Ukraine, at least yet.washingtonpost.com
Biden administration officially withdraws vaccine rule
The Biden administration has officially withdrawn a rule that would have required workers at big companies to get vaccinated or face regular COVID testing requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed the withdrawal Tuesday. In early November, OSHA announced a vaccine-or-test mandate for companies with at least 100 employees.news.yahoo.com
Scowling Biden haunted by order to treat people with 'decency and dignity' as he lobs serial insults
It was his very first day on the job, Inauguration Day, when President Biden laid down the law about treating people nice. He was so serious about it that he threatened to fire the new staffers he was swearing in if they violated the code. But as his polls tank and even allies question his leadership, Biden is forgetting his own manners.news.yahoo.com
On hot mic, Biden appears to call Fox News reporter 'stupid son of a b****'
President Biden was caught on a hot mic Monday appearing to call Fox News reporter Peter Doocy a "stupid son-of-a-bitch" in response to a question asked at the start of a White House event on lowering the prices on consumer goods.news.yahoo.com
Top U.S. diplomat meets with Russian foreign minister amid heightened tensions
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva on Friday in an effort to prevent a Russian military invasion of Ukraine. The discussions didn't end with any resolutions, but Blinken said he felt the meeting was productive. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams reports on the latest from Kyiv, Ukraine, and CBS News correspondent Christina Ruffini joined CBSN from Geneva to discuss the diplomatic talks.news.yahoo.com
Senate confirms big slate of Biden ambassadors to end 2021
The Senate has confirmed more than 30 ambassadors and other Biden administration nominees after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to schedule a vote on sanctions on the company behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany.
A retro feel to Biden's plan for covering OTC virus testing
The Biden administration’s plan for health insurers to reimburse consumers for over-the-counter COVID-19 tests is recalling the model of a bygone era when the companies processed large volumes of claims from individuals — with paper receipts.