His economic agenda on the line, Biden prepares to fight for tax increases on the wealthy

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Library in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Oliver Contreras | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON – After a rough summer, President Joe Biden is getting ready to spend the autumn fighting for tax increases on the wealthy and … Read more

Evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan ‘highest priority’, says Harris – live

3.20pm BST15:20 At least three US troops have been wounded in the explosion outside the Kabul airport, according to Fox News. Reports indicate the explosion was the result of a suicide bomber. Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) BREAKING: At least 3 U.S. troops wounded in suicide bombing outside Abbey Gate at Kabul airport: U.S. officials August 26, … Read more

Kamala Harris kicks off Vietnam visit by calling out China’s ‘bullying’ tactics

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam on August 24, 2021. Harris is on an official trip to Southeast Asia to rally regional allies as the U.S. global leadership status takes a hit over a fallout in Afghanistan. Evelyn Hockstein | AFP | Getty Images The strategic competition between the U.S. and China … Read more

United States VP Kamala Harris believes Southeast Asia, Indo-Pacific will dictate future of world

US Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday said she believes that Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific will dictate the future of the world as she held talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as part of her Southeast Asia visit aimed at bolstering America’s engagement in the region. Harris, at a press conference here … Read more

Kamala Harris is set to visit Southeast Asia as U.S.-China tensions rise. Here’s what to expect

Kamala Harris in March 2021. The U.S. has a defense partnership with Singapore and is the largest foreign direct investor there. And the U.S. has growing trade with Vietnam, which opposes China’s vast territorial claims in the South China Sea. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images SINGAPORE — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is expected on … Read more

Biden orders 1,000 more troops to aid Afghanistan departure

President Joe Biden authorized on Saturday an additional 1,000 U.S. troops for deployment to Afghanistan, raising to roughly 5,000 the number of U.S. troops to ensure what Biden called an “orderly and safe drawdown” of American and allied personnel. U.S. troops will also help in the evacuation of Afghans who worked with the military during … Read more

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo strongly denies claims in bombshell sexual harassment report

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks from the One World Trade Center Tower while making an announcement in New York City, New York, U.S., June 15, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday strongly denied claims in a bombshell report by the state Attorney General’s Office, which found that … Read more

Millions of families are receiving new monthly child tax credit checks. Some hope that income becomes permanent

Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images Sasha Demskie received a welcome deposit in her bank account this week: a $250 payment from the government as part of the new monthly child tax credit payments. The money will go to pay basic bills, said Demskie, 46, of Conway, Arkansas, who lost her job in April while she … Read more

Biden praises child tax credit payments as ‘historic’ step to end child poverty – live

Monthly payments to produce ‘largest ever decrease in child poverty’ Biden and Merkel to meet before holding joint press conference Senate to vote Wednesday to advance infrastructure bill – Schumer 5.55pm BST Joe Biden predicted Republicans will try to boast about the enhanced Child Tax Credit, even though they did not vote for the coronavirus … Read more

Vice President Harris to announce $25 million for DNC voter registration efforts ahead of midterms

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks remotely to the Generation Equality Forum in Paris from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, June 30, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris is set to announce a new $25 million investment by the Democratic National Committee to expand their program … Read more