Supreme Court declines Biden administration’s efforts to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the Biden administration’s request to pause the implementation of a Trump-era immigration policy. The Justice Department had asked the court late last week to delay the reinstatement of the policy, known as “Remain in Mexico,” arguing in its brief that the policy had been dormant for more than a … Read more

Opinion | Alex Azar: Americans Need to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine – The New York Times

Some who are hesitant to get vaccinated point to the fact that the vaccines remain under emergency-use authorization rather than full approval. It’s vital for Democratic and Republican leaders to explain clearly and repeatedly that the F.D.A. held these vaccines to such high standards that the only real difference is that full approval requires steps … Read more

Capitol Hill Officer: Jan. 6 ‘Bigger Threat’ to America than 2020 Summer Riots

Police Officer Harry Dunn told CNN Wednesday the Capitol riot on January 6 was a “bigger threat to America” than the violent Black Lives Matter protests that marked the summer of 2020. He warned “we need to make sure we’re prepared and we continue to shoot down all rhetoric that could possibly lead to violence” … Read more

Biden to require COVID-19 vaccinations, or regular testing, for federal workers

President Biden will require federal employees to wear masks, physically distance from others in the workplace and get tested regularly if they’re not willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The new rules place the federal government, the country’s largest employer, at the forefront of efforts to boost vaccination rates by applying pressure at offices and … Read more

‘I cried and cried’: Unvaccinated Republican assumed COVID-19 ‘wouldn’t be that bad’ – then came perilously close to dying

McCain’s departure, and the years of on-air infighting, ignorance and racism that preceded it, warrant a fair amount of interrogation as to what she was even doing on the show in the first place (besides bewildering us with an array of dubious hair art). There are plenty of warm, optimistic explanations for this casting, like … Read more

Dr. Fauci tells the unvaccinated to ‘Get over this political statement’ and get inoculated against COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is urging those who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to “get over it” and go get inoculated against the disease. “We’re not asking anybody to make any political statement one way or another. We’re saying try and save your … Read more

Jill Biden, Doug Emhoff visiting Texas to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations | The Texas Tribune

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. In a bid to boost the country’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, First Lady Jill Biden traveled to Texas on Tuesday and toured a Dallas vaccination site with retired Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith. “We’re not done … Read more

America sends outpouring of love to Bidens after death of their dog Champ

Champ, the German shepherd who was the faithful companion to President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, has passed away at age 13 according to an announcement from the White House. The first dog “passed away peacefully at home,” the president and first lady revealed in a statement this morning. “He was our constant, cherished companion … Read more

Marvel Star Anthony Mackie: America Keeps Black Men from Seeing Their Potential

Anthony Mackie, the star of Disney’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, says taking on the role of Captain America was humbling but difficult because America prevents black men from succeeding. “I’ve worked so long in this business, and I’ve done so many things that I felt were not appreciated or overlooked or things that … Read more

Harris defends comments on migration spike during visit to Mexico

Kamala Harris on border visit: Want to stop immigration at “root cause” Vice President Kamala Harris says she will visit the southern border amid the immigration crisis while answering questions from reporters in Mexico City. Harris went on to say she wants stop immigration at the root cause during her visits to Guatemala and Mexico. … Read more