Biden expresses confidence in Milley amid questions about his calls to China

The country’s top-ranking military officer did not bypass his civilian leaders when he called his Chinese counterpart in October and January, his office said on Wednesday, while General Mark Milley,…

Democratic senators ask Biden administrator to use remaining defense funds to help Afghan refugees

“With the legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan guiding us, it is very clear that we must move from a foreign policy dominated by the military to one based on diplomacy,…

Milley defends appeals to Chinese to avoid conflict

The senior US military officer defended on Wednesday phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart during the turbulent last months of Donald Trump’s presidency, saying the conversations were aimed…

Democrats propose higher tobacco and nicotine taxes to help offset economic package

Democrats have proposed raising taxes on tobacco and nicotine to help fund their $ 3.5 trillion economic plan, a move Republicans say would violate President Joe Biden’s pledge not to…

2 parties, 2 cards: Democrats and Republicans bicker over redistribution

New York’s new bipartisan redistribution commission got off to a bleak start on Wednesday, with its Democratic and Republican members failing to come to an agreement on a first set…

Megan Rapinoe mocks America at Met Gala with pro-gay posts

Monday night’s Met Gala was a cesspool of wealthy politicians and celebrities showing off their wealth and status to compete for media attention. As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stole the show in…

Republicans’ extreme politics sends Texas tech companies into crisis mode

Houston Chronicle Business columnist Chris Tomlinson is skeptical of Abbott’s sunny outlook for Lone Star State’s business climate. “It’s too early to know” Tomlinson told NPR Last week. “The companies…

Roger Stone: Saturday Capitol Rally and “Agitprop, Setup”

Roger Stone warns that Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally at the United States Capitol planned by Look Ahead America is only an “agitprop” and “setup” to make supporters of former…

GOP Senators Unveil Bill to Designate Taliban Terrorist Organization

Republican senators on Wednesday unveiled a bill that seeks to order the State Department to list the Taliban in the list of terrorist organizations and “the illegitimate Islamic emirate of…

Yellen urges lawmakers to give IRS more power to fight tax evasion

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen is pressuring Representative Richard Neal, Democratic Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, to include the Biden administration’s comprehensive proposal to strengthen the Internal Revenue…