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February 24

Biden signs executive order aimed at securing critical US supply chains

The order will launch a 100-day review for four product supply chains.
February 24
President Joe Biden holds a semiconductor during his remarks before signing an Executive Order on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 24, 2021.
February 24

A 3rd stimulus check could be coming. Here’s what Americans did with the others

Lawmakers will vote this week on President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief package.
February 24
(FILES) In this file photo a Wall Street sign at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 17, 2021 in New York City. - Stocks fell worldwide on February 18, 2021 as profit-taking and growing inflation worries overshadowed optimism about an expected strong economic recovery as the coronavirus crisis eases, and US stimulus hopes.All three major indices on Wall Street finished lower, as did bourses in Europe and Asia.
February 24

The Breakdown: 160 business leaders urge lawmakers to pass COVID relief plan

Plus, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be approved by Friday, and what the California governor is saying about reopening schools.
February 24
VIDEO: The Breakdown: 160 business leaders urge lawmakers to pass COVID relief plan
February 24

Votes on Neera Tanden nomination to OMB postponed amid bipartisan opposition

Neera Tanden could be Biden's first nominee to face defeat in the Senate.
February 24
Neera Tanden testifies during a Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 10, 2021.
February 24

Gov. Gavin Newsom says schools can reopen after declining COVID-19 cases

Republican critics said Gov. Gavin Newsom's urgency on opening schools changed because of the growing recall efforts.
February 24
VIDEO: Gov. Gavin Newsom says schools can reopen after declining COVID-19 cases
February 24

Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused of undercounting nursing home deaths

After a high approval rating over the summer, the New York governor is now defending himself and is refusing to apologize.
February 24
VIDEO: Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused of undercounting nursing home deaths
February 24

Nursing home residents get 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

West Virginia nursing home residents said they are excited to be able to see their family again.
February 24
VIDEO: Nursing home residents get 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine
February 24

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized by Friday

The Food and Drug Administration re-established the Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s 85% efficacy as it nears the approval of the one-dose vaccine.
February 24
VIDEO: The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized by Friday
February 24

160 CEOs write to lawmakers urging them to pass Biden’s COVID relief plan

Plus, former President Donald Trump is expected to push false claims during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend.
February 24
VIDEO: 160 CEOs write to lawmakers urging them to pass Biden’s COVID relief plan
February 24

Acting Capitol Police chief admits 'internal challenges' during Jan. 6 response

Yogananda Pittman is scheduled to testify Thursday.
February 24
Rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington D.C.
February 24

Democratic leader says AG may look at Trump in Capitol riot probe

Garland has said he plans to pursue leads “wherever the investigation takes us.”
February 24
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Dick Durbin speaks during a hearing for Judge Merrick Garland, nominee to be Attorney General, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feb. 22, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
February 24

Postmaster General DeJoy apologizes for 'unacceptable' mail delays during holidays

"Too many Americans were left waiting weeks," he told lawmakers.
February 24
United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Legislative Proposals to Put the Postal Service on Sustainable Financial Footing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, on Feb. 24, 2021.
February 24

Awkward moment as House Republican leaders clash over Trump speaking at CPAC

Liz Cheney contradicted Kevin McCarthy on whether Trump has a role with the GOP.
February 24
Rep. Liz Cheney, the House Republican Conference chair, joined from left by Rep. Jason Smith, top Republican on the House Budget Committee, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 24, 2021.
February 24

Vivek Murthy to talk about his own family lost to the pandemic in nomination hearing

The U.S. surgeon general nominee has lost seven family members to COVID-19.
February 24
Former Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks by video feed during the 4th and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Aug. 20, 2020.
February 24

Federal judge allows deportations to continue despite Biden's attempt at pause

ICE can still carry out fewer deportations under Biden's orders.
February 24
A young mother holds her infant after they arrived on an ICE deportation flight from Brownsville, Texas on Aug. 29, 2019, to Guatemala City. Under a new policy, ICE expedited removal procedures for many Guatemalan families and adults arriving to the U.S.-Mexico border.
February 24

Biden to make 25 million masks available at community health centers, food banks

It's part of his effort to get more Americans to wear masks.
February 24
President Joe Biden arrives at the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2021.
February 24

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine effective against COVID-19 variants: Data

An FDA advisory committee is set to discuss the vaccine in a Friday hearing.
February 24
Empty vials that contained a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Klerksdorp Hospital on Feb. 18, 2021.
February 24

Trump's role in Jan. 6 siege looms over business of Washington: The Note

The 1st hearing raised questions that directly involve the Trump administration
February 24
President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 presidential election results, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021.
February 24

The first 4 early states start scramble to lead 2024 primary calendar

"South Carolina and Nevada should be the first two," said former Sen. Harry Reid
February 24
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden walks on stage to speak during a Nevada caucus day event on Feb. 22, 2020 in Las Vegas.
February 24

Iran limits UN nuclear inspections while inching closer to talks with US, others

"A lot of diplomatic work is underway," says the European Union's top diplomat.
February 24
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses in a conference in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2021.  Following the conference Zarif told journalists the country has started implementing a law passed by the parliament to curb UN inspections into its nuclear program and would no longer share surveillance footage of its nuclear facilities with the U.N. agency.
February 24

CPAC to put 2020 election claims center stage just weeks after Capitol attack

Speakers will include Donald Trump and others who challenged the 2020 results.
February 24
President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Feb. 29, 2020.
February 23

'I'm still here': Transgender troops begin new era of open military service

A decade later, leaders see lessons in successful repeal of military gay ban.
February 23
A transgender soldier in the U.S. Army laces up his boots at Wheeler Army Airfield on March 26, 2015, in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
February 23

Transgender service members fight for acceptance

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports on transgender military service members after the Biden administration’s new policy allowing them to serve openly, reversing the Trump administration’s ban.
February 23
VIDEO: Transgender service members fight for acceptance
February 23

Trudeau tells Biden US leadership has been 'sorely missed'

Biden's first bilateral meeting was with the Canadian prime minister.
February 23
President Joe Biden speaks after holding a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 23, 2021.
February 23

US, Canada to hold climate talks, paving road to Biden's Earth Day summit

The summit will be co-hosted by Biden's special envoy for climate John Kerry.
February 23
President Joe Biden speaks after holding a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 23, 2021, in Washington.
February 23

Senate holds 1st public hearing on the Capitol insurrection

Lawmakers questioned top officials on the breach of security at the Capitol.
February 23
VIDEO: Senate holds 1st public hearing on the Capitol insurrection
February 23

President Joe Biden's top-level appointees and Cabinet picks

"We'll have a Cabinet of barrier breakers, a Cabinet of firsts," Biden said.
February 23
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a press conference at The Queen, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
February 23

Senate holds 1st public hearing into Capitol assault security failures

Officials responsible for security testified for the first time.
February 23
Security forces respond with tear gas after the US President Donald Trump's supporters breached the US Capitol security in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.
February 23

Biden HHS nominee speaks before Senate committee

President Joe Biden’s HHS nominee California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will come before two Senate committees on Tuesday and Wednesday to test his confirmation.
February 23
President Joe Biden’s HHS nominee California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will come before two Senate committees on Tuesday and Wednesday to test his confirmation.
February 23

Senate holds 1st public hearing on Capitol siege

Lawmakers to question top officials on security failures that led to the breach on the Capitol.
February 23
VIDEO: Senate holds 1st public hearing on Capitol siege
February 23

Centrist Dems flex muscles, create headaches for Biden: The Note

Some limits to President Biden's power might be found inside his own party.
February 23
President Joe Biden speaks about the 500,000 Americans that died from COVID-19, Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
February 23

Biden HHS nominee to highlight experience as GOP gears up for fight

Xavier Becerra will appear at nomination hearings Tuesday and Wednesday.
February 23
Xavier Becerra, California's attorney general, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Nov. 12, 2019.
February 22

Ted Cruz under fire for 'photo ops' in Houston following controversial Mexico trip

AOC and Democratic leaders were volunteering in the state at the same time.
February 22
Sen. Ted Cruz in a photo posted to his Twitter account, Feb. 20, 2021.
February 22

Biden honors those lost to COVID-19

President Joe Biden held a moment of silence as the United States marked 500,000 deaths due to the pandemic.
February 22
President Joe Biden held a moment of silence as the United States marked 500,000 deaths due to the pandemic.
February 22

Confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee Merrick Garland begins

An emotional Garland talks about his immigrant family and how he feels an obligation to give back to the U.S. as attorney general.
February 22
VIDEO: Confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee Merrick Garland begins
February 22

New Jersey legalizes recreational marijuana

Fourteen states and D.C. have now legalized cannabis.
February 22
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy speaks during his COVID-19 update at the War Memorial in Trenton, N.J., Feb. 5, 2021.
February 22

Biden to mark 500,000 COVID deaths milestone with candle-lighting, moment of silence

The president is expected to deliver remarks at a sunset commemoration.
February 22
President-elect Joe Biden pauses as he speaks at a memorial for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Lincoln Memorial on the eve of the presidential inauguration on Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
February 22

Representative urges Biden to boycott 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Rep. John Katko cited China's alleged human rights violations as the reason.
February 22
Rep. John Katko in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 2, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
February 22

What you need to know about the United engine failure, grounding of some Boeing 777s

United is temporarily removing the affected planes from its schedules.
February 22
A photo showing debris from a plane is seen outside a home off Elmwood, Colo., in a photo posted by the Broomfield Police Department in their Twitter account.
February 22

3 families sue Saudi Arabia over Florida shooting

Three Navy sailors were killed in the attack and several others were wounded
February 22
This file handout photo released on December 7, 2019 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows police tape stretching across a street near a building after a shooting incident at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., Dec. 6, 2019.
February 22

Sen. Durbin says Garland confirmation 'one of the most critical in department history

Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland is questioned about what his involvement will be in the investigations of the Capitol siege, Hunter Biden, and the Russian probe.
February 22
VIDEO: Sen. Durbin says Garland confirmation ‘one of the most critical in department history’
February 22

After weather crisis, Texas Democrats lay groundwork to finally flip state

After weather crisis, the party sees a chance to mobilize voters before 2022.
February 22
People wait in line to cast their ballots for the presidential election as early voting begins in Houston, Oct. 13, 2020.
February 22

Biden announces changes to PPP loan program

The new program will allow businesses with less than 20 employees to apply for loans.
February 22
The new program will allow businesses with less than 20 employees to apply for loans.
February 22

Biden tailors PPP with focus on smallest businesses, emphasis on equity

Businesses with fewer than 20 employees will get priority to apply for loans.
February 22
President Joe Biden speaks about the Paycheck Protection Program during an event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus, Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington.
February 22

Democrats expected to pass COVID-19 relief package by end of week

House Democrats plan to pass President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief package including $1,400 relief checks for most Americans.
February 22
VIDEO: Democrats expected to pass COVID-19 relief package by end of week
February 22

Garland tells senators his first priority will be prosecuting Capitol insurrection

Biden's attorney general nominee faced questions at his confirmation hearing.
February 22
Judge Merrick Garland, nominee to be Attorney General, is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judicary Committee, Feb. 22, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
February 22

'They were terrorists': Capitol Police officer recounts Jan. 6 attack

"They beat police officers with Blue Lives Matter flags," Dunn said.
February 22
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 06, 2021 Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C. - Impeachment prosecutors aired terrifying, never-before-seen footage of senior US politicians fleeing for their lives during the January assault on Congress by Donald Trump supporters on day two of the former president's Senate trial.
February 22

Merrick Garland delivers opening statement at confirmation hearing

The attorney general nominee testifies at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
February 22
The attorney general nominee testifies at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
February 22

SCOTUS rejects appeals from GOP, Trump over 2020 voting rules

Republicans had argued changes in voting rules were illegal.
February 22
Trump signs and Biden signs are seen near Eisenhower Elementary School a polling area in Flint, Mich., Nov. 3, 2020.
February 22

Merrick Garland to answer for Biden on key Trump questions: The Note

He faces questions on largely inherited but no less relevant cases and topics.
February 22
Federal Judge Merrick Garland delivers remarks after being nominated to be U.S. attorney general by President Joe Biden at The Queen theater Jan. 7, 2021, in Wilmington, Delaware.

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