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Biden Year One Takeaways: Grand Ambitions, Humbling Defeats

Biden Year One Takeaways: Grand Ambitions, Humbling Defeats

Jan 18, 2022

Joe Biden's long arc in public life has always had one final ambition: to sit behind the Resolute Desk of the Oval Office.

Anti-Gay Preacher: Is It Better to Be A Gay Slut or A Straight Slut?

Anti-Gay Preacher: Is It Better to Be A Gay Slut or A Straight Slut?

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 17, 2022

Pure Life Ministries founder and president Steve Gallagher asks whether promiscuity worse if you're gay or straight.

By the Numbers: Stats That Tell Story of Biden's First Year

By the Numbers: Stats That Tell Story of Biden's First Year

By Josh Boak | Jan 17, 2022

By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks.

Biden Backers 'Not Seeing the Results' a Year Into His Term

Biden Backers 'Not Seeing the Results' a Year Into His Term

By Steve Peoples | Jan 15, 2022

Leading voices across Biden's diverse political base openly decry the slow pace of progress on key campaign promises.

Democrats Asking FDA to Revisit Gay Blood Donation Ban Amid Shortage

Democrats Asking FDA to Revisit Gay Blood Donation Ban Amid Shortage

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 13, 2022

A group of House Democrats are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revisit a current policy that limits gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Universal Health Care Bill Advances in California Assembly

Universal Health Care Bill Advances in California Assembly

By Adam Beam | Jan 12, 2022

California Democrats on Tuesday took their first step toward abolishing the private health insurance market in the nation's most populous state.

Watch: Clay Aiken Announces Another Run for Congress in North Carolina

Watch: Clay Aiken Announces Another Run for Congress in North Carolina

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 10, 2022

Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken, best known for finishing second on "American Idol" nearly two decades ago, announced Monday that he would run for Congress as a Democrat for a second time after being soundly beaten in a 2014 House race.

Watershed Moment in NYC: New Law Allows Noncitizens to Vote

Watershed Moment in NYC: New Law Allows Noncitizens to Vote

By Bobby Caina Calvan | Jan 9, 2022

More than 800,000 noncitizens and so-called "Dreamers" in New York City will have access to the ballot box and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year.

As Spending Bill Stalls, Biden Climate goals Remain Elusive

As Spending Bill Stalls, Biden Climate goals Remain Elusive

By Matthew Daly | Jan 8, 2022

President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, amid legislative gridlock.

Supreme Court Skeptical of Biden's Workplace Vaccine Rule

Supreme Court Skeptical of Biden's Workplace Vaccine Rule

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko | Jan 8, 2022

Fully vaccinated and mostly masked, the Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared skeptical Friday of the Biden administration's authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement.

Will America's Gayest City Find Itself With a Homophobic Congressman Next Year?

Will America's Gayest City Find Itself With a Homophobic Congressman Next Year?

Jan 7, 2022

With a gay population somewhere around 40%, Palm Springs may find itself with an anti-gay Congressman next year due to redestricting.

Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules Affecting More than 80M Americans

Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules Affecting More than 80M Americans

By Mark Sherman, Jessica Gresko | Jan 7, 2022

The Supreme Court is taking up two major Biden administration efforts to bump up the nation's vaccination rate against COVID-19 at a time of spiking coronavirus cases.

Trump Maintains Grip on GOP Despite Violent Insurrection

Trump Maintains Grip on GOP Despite Violent Insurrection

By Jill Colvin | Jan 6, 2022

A year after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol former President Donald Trump is hardly a leader in exile. Instead, he is the undisputed leader of the Republican Party and a leading contender for the 2024 presidential nomination.

Biden Urges Concern But Not Alarm in US as Omicron Rises

Biden Urges Concern But Not Alarm in US as Omicron Rises

By Zeke Miller | Jan 5, 2022

President Biden urged concern but not alarm as the U.S. set records for daily reported COVID-19 cases and his administration struggled to ease concerns about testing shortages.

Twitter Bans Rep. Greene's Personal Account for COVID Claims

Twitter Bans Rep. Greene's Personal Account for COVID Claims

Jan 3, 2022

Twitter said Sunday it had banned the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for multiple violations of the platform's COVID-19 misinformation policy.

On Busy 1st Day, NYC Mayor Urges Resiliency Against Pandemic

On Busy 1st Day, NYC Mayor Urges Resiliency Against Pandemic

By Michelle L. Price | Jan 2, 2022

New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, pledged Saturday to steer the nation's largest city out of the pandemic by drawing on the resiliency of its people and promising a government that works better.

Bidens Mark Christmas with Holiday Calls to Service Members

Bidens Mark Christmas with Holiday Calls to Service Members

By Alexandre Jaffe | Dec 25, 2021

President Joe Biden marked his first Christmas in office by making calls to military service members stationed around the world.

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Block Release of Jan 6. Records

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Block Release of Jan 6. Records

By Mark Sherman, Nomaan Merchant | Dec 25, 2021

Former President Donald Trump turned to the Supreme Court on Thursday in a last-ditch effort to keep documents away from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

What Next as High Court Wades Into COVID-19 Mandate?

What Next as High Court Wades Into COVID-19 Mandate?

By Alexandra Jaffe | Dec 25, 2021

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Jan. 7 on whether the Biden administration can order workers at private companies and health care employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

High Court to Hold Special Session on Vaccine Requirements

High Court to Hold Special Session on Vaccine Requirements

By Jessica Gresko | Dec 23, 2021

The Supreme Court says it will hold a special session in just over two weeks to weigh challenges to two Biden administration policies covering vaccine requirements for millions of workers.

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