With holidays ahead, small businesses struggle with supply chain disruptions

The pandemic forced many factories overseas to shut down, dramatically reducing production. There are also shortages of ships, containers and truck drivers.

Democrats in Congress press Biden to extend COVID-related prisoner releases

Maryland lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to extend home confinement for prisoners once the COVID pandemic eases.

Biden’s 9/11 declassification order renews debate over secrecy vs. transparency

Two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the debate surrounding the overclassification of documents is at the forefront following the White House’s executive order to declassify confidential documents related to the attacks.

Biden: ‘America is on the move again’; wants $2 trillion to aid families

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to pass a nearly $2 trillion plan to help American families – spending that would build on his administration’s efforts during his first…

In Washington, Chauvin guilty verdict is call to pass police reform measures

After a jury on Tuesday found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Democratic congressional leaders saw the verdict as a call to enact new laws against nationwide police brutality.

Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan starting May 1, ending by Sept. 11

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he will begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan on May 1, completing a full withdrawal by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “I’m now the fourth United States president to preside…

Biden takes actions aimed at curbing gun violence ‘epidemic’

The president’s moves came in the wake of two mass shootings — one on March 16 in Atlanta, where eight people were killed, and the other on March 22 in Colorado, where 10 lives were lost.

Biden faces pressure to address May 1 Afghanistan withdrawal deadline

President Joe Biden is facing pressure to decide whether to abide by the May 1 deadline negotiated by the Trump administration to fully withdraw remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Despite initially hinting interest in meeting the May deadline, President Biden…

Democrats in Congress search for a compromise on minimum wage

The battle over increasing the minimum wage continues as congressional Democrats attempt to negotiate a compromise that might be less than their initial $15 per hour plan. Democrats in February were forced to remove their proposed $15 minimum wage from…

Biden administration attempts to revive Iran nuclear talks, but tensions persist

The Biden administration’s attempts to revive talks with Iran over curbing its nuclear program are complicated by continuing tensions over human rights abuses, the unsolved fate of the longest-held American hostage, Iranian proxy attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, and…