Manchin says he will vote against Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) attends a news conference at the Marriott Hotel at Waterfront Place June 3, 2021 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Michael Swensen | Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday will vote against the sweeping federal election reform bill introduced by congressional Democrats, called the For the People Act, a move essentially guaranteeing … Read more

SEC Chair Gensler: Agency is looking at retail brokerage apps, how they make money on trades

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler told CNBC on Friday the agency is looking into how commission-free retail brokerage apps encourage more stock trading and then make money off m the execution of those trades. “There is a little bit of a conflict of interest,” Gensler said on “Squawk Box,” one day after testifying about this issue … Read more

Op-ed: As China forges global trade ties, U.S. risks falling behind despite early Biden wins

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attends the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement after the fourth RCEP Summit, held via video link on Nov. 15, 2020. Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan signed the agreement on behalf of China. Xinhua News Agency | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The biggest hole in … Read more

Biden and Obama urge Americans to get vaccinated in star-studded television special

The event, titled “Roll Up Your Sleeves” and hosted by singer Ciara and her NFL quarterback husband, Russell Wilson, saw Biden pitch vaccinations as “the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from Covid-19, including the new variants we’re seeing.” “If you’ve been fully vaccinated, thank you,” the President said. “If you’re planning … Read more

Biden’s closest advisors have ties to big business and Wall Street with some making millions

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the state of vaccinations during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the East Room at the White House in Washington, March 18, 2021. Carlos Barria | Reuters President Joe Biden’s closest advisors have ties to big business and Wall Street, with some making millions of dollars in their … Read more

Biden’s immigration bill faces an uphill battle in Congress, but these parts could find bipartisan support

Deportees walk across a U.S.-Mexico border bridge from Texas into Mexico on February 25, 2021 in Matamoros, Mexico. John Moore | Getty Images Immigration advocates and experts across the political spectrum do not expect the comprehensive immigration bill backed by President Joe Biden to pass in Congress as is — but the areas where their … Read more

GOP warns Biden against relying on party-line vote for big bills, but Democrats are wary of obstruction

During his first year in office, President Barack Obama enjoyed a congressional “supermajority”: Wide enough margins of power in both chambers of Congress that allowed agenda items to pass without Republican support. But when Republican Scott Brown won a special election to fill the seat of the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, the number of … Read more

Biden may face an uphill task trying to form an ‘anti-China alliance’ in Asia

U.S. President Joe Biden may find it difficult to gather Asian “swing states” into a coalition against China, a political analyst told CNBC. Part of that challenge stems from Biden’s promise to rebuild the American middle class — which could hamper efforts to push economic and trade policies that Asian countries would sign up to, … Read more

View: India needs climate bonding with US without burdening itself

By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office on January 20, US President Joe Biden signalled that climate policy will be a central pillar of his foreign policy over the next four years. A White House February 8 read out of his call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of renewing … Read more

Rush Limbaugh, the incendiary radio talk show host, dies at age 70

Rush Limbaugh gestures after being given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by first lady Melania Trump. Moments earlier, in a surprise, President Donald Trump announced the award during his State of the Union address on Feb. 4, 2020. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Rush Limbaugh, the self-proclaimed “Doctor of Democracy” who led the … Read more