Victims of Virginia plane crash identified by family
The plane that crashed was registered to Encore Motors of Melbourne Inc, which is based in Florida. John Rumpel, a pilot who runs the company said his family was returning to their home in East Hampton, on Long Island, after visiting his house in North Carolina.
Biden expected to sign budget deal to raise debt ceiling
President Joe Biden is expected to sign legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Saturday, preventing a potential crisis that would have led to the country's first-ever government default and sent shock waves through the U.S. and global economies.
Debt ceiling deal advances pipeline and tweaks environmental rules. But more work remains.
Despite weeks of negotiations, the White House and House Republicans were unable to reach a comprehensive agreement to overhaul environmental regulations and streamline federal permitting as part of their budget deal.
Republicans get their IRS cuts; Democrats say they expect little near-term impact
While Republicans seek to make good on campaign promises to cut IRS funding through the proposed debt ceiling and budget cuts package now moving through Congress, Democrats are offering assurances that the spending cuts will have little impact on the federal tax collector.
Ex-Trump White House official Peter Navarro to go on trial in September in Jan. 6 contempt case
Former Trump White House official Peter Navarro is scheduled to stand trial in September on contempt of Congress charges filed after he refused to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Debt default 'X-date' calculations aim to figure out when the US may run short of cash
For all the concern over when the government might run out of money to cover all its bills, it turns out that no one can be absolutely sure exactly when the country faces a potential default — the dreaded “X-date.”.
Debt ceiling talks stuck on classic problem: Republicans demand spending cuts and Democrats resist
Debt ceiling negotiations are locked on a classic problem that has vexed Washington before: Republicans led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy want to roll back federal government spending, while President Joe Biden and other Democrats do not.
Debt limit talks seem to make little headway as Biden, world leaders watch from afar for progress
Debt limit talks between the White House and House Republicans stopped, started and stopped again heading into a weekend where President Joe Biden and world leaders watched from afar, hoping high-stakes negotiations would make progress on avoiding a potentially catastrophic federal default.
Who's who in the debt limit fight: Meet the four negotiators who could save the US from default
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are turning to a select group of negotiators to help broker a deal to increase the nation’s borrowing authority and avoid the economic carnage that would ensue if a deal is not reached soon.
Deal or default? Biden, GOP must decide what's on the table
Before President Joe Biden and congressional leaders can even try to avert an unprecedented U.S. government default, their initial challenge on Tuesday will be to agree on what exactly they’re talking about as they hold their first substantive meeting in months.
Senators back solar tariffs, oppose prairie bird safeguards
The Senate has approved a measure that would reinstate tariffs on solar panel imports from several Southeast Asian countries after President Joe Biden paused them in a bid to boost solar installations in the U.S. Lawmakers also approved a separate plan late Wednesday to undo federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken, a rare grouse that’s found in parts of the Midwest and Southwest, including one of the country’s most prolific oil and gas fields.
Florida Republicans pass school bills on pronouns, diversity
Florida Republicans have approved bills to ban diversity programs in colleges and prevent students and teachers from being required to use pronouns that don’t correspond to someone’s sex, building on top priorities of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Jolie, Salonga, Chloe Kim glam up state dinner for SKorea
Actor Angelina Jolie, home improvement duo Chip and Joanna Gaines and Olympian Chloe Kim are among scores of people from politics, business, sports and entertainment who gathered at the White House for a black-tie dinner with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Biden to visit Japan, Australia for meetings with allies
President Joe Biden will visit Japan and Australia next month to huddle with allies on their continued response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well as ways to confront China’s assertive economic and military moves in the Indo-Pacific region.
Republican effort to undo VA abortion rule fails in Senate
The Senate has rejected a Republican effort to reverse a Department of Veterans Affairs policy that would expand some abortion services to veterans regardless of state laws, a victory for President Joe Biden and Democrats who say the services are necessary medical care.
Biden taps Gaga, Clooney, Garner, others for arts committee
The White House has announced a star-studded slate of members for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a panel of artists, museum professionals, academics and philanthropists that serves as an advisory board to President Joe Biden on culture issues.