Harris says abortion rights threatened across United States

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris said on Sunday abortion rights were under attack across the United States in a speech marking the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that had established a right to abortion until it was overturned last year. “The right of every woman … Read more

U.S. Justice Dept found more classified items in Biden home search

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – A new search of President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, by the U.S. Justice Department on Friday uncovered six more items, including documents bearing classification marks, a lawyer for the president said in a statement late Saturday. Some of the classified documents and “surrounding documents” dated from Biden’s tenure … Read more

White House chief of staff Klain expected to leave in weeks

REHOBOTH BEACH, De., Jan 21 (Reuters) – Ron Klain, President Joe Biden’s White House chief of staff, plans to leave his post in the coming weeks, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday, a major change in the guard. Klain briefed Biden on his plans, the sources said, confirming a New York Times report … Read more

U.S. officials advise Ukraine to wait on offensive, official says

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Senior U.S. officials are advising Ukraine to hold off on launching a major offensive against Russian forces until the last supply of U.S. weapons is in place and training was waived, a senior Biden administration official said Friday. The official, speaking to a small group of reporters on condition of … Read more

U.S. hits debt ceiling amid standoff between Republicans and Democrats

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. government hit its $31.4 trillion borrowing limit on Thursday, amid a tussle between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and President Joe Biden’s Democrats which could lead to a budgetary crisis in a few months. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has told congressional leaders, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, that … Read more

Biden’s approval at 40%, near lowest of his presidency – Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s public approval rating was near the lowest level of his presidency this week amid criticism from Republicans over classified documents found at his home in recent months, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. The three-day national poll, which ended on Sunday, showed 40% of Americans approved … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. energy chief warns Republicans that oil bill would raise pump prices

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warned Republicans in a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday that limiting President Joe Biden’s power to exploit the country’s oil reserves would compromise security nationwide, cause crude shortages and increase gasoline prices. Biden repeatedly called on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) last year to … Read more

White House says there are no visitor logs for Biden’s Delaware home

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – There are no visitor records for President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, where classified documents dating from his time as vice president were found, as he is a private residence, the White House legal counsel’s office said Monday. “Like every president through decades of modern history, his personal residence … Read more

Yellen to meet China’s vice premier Liu He in Zurich on Wednesday -U.S. Treasury

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will meet Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Switzerland on Wednesday to exchange views on economic developments and deepen communication between the world’s two largest economies. , said a Treasury official. Yellen’s first in-person meeting with Liu is part of a commitment by the two … Read more

New York Mayor says “no room” in his city for migrants

LOS ANGELES, Jan 15 (Reuters) – The mayor of New York visited the Mexican border town of El Paso on Sunday and said “there is no place in New York” for buses filled with migrants to be sent to the most populous city in America. Eric Adams, a Democrat, also criticized US Democratic President Joe … Read more