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US infrastructure gets slightly better grade on engineers’ report card: C-

America’s infrastructure received an overall grade of C- from the American Society of Civil Engineers, according to the group’s 2021 Report Card, released Wednesday. The scorecard — which the society has released every four years since 1998 — is the first time the nation’s infrastructure has scored outside the D range in 20 years, the…MORE

House Oversight Committee subpoenas Trump’s accounting firm Mazars again

The House Oversight Committee has issued a new subpoena to accounting firm Mazars USA for a wide swath of records related to former President Donald Trump, which would likely include the ex-President’s tax returns. Though Trump recently lost his case to hold off a prosecutor in New York from obtaining the Mazars records for a…MORE

From confidence to a distraction: Inside Biden’s failed push for Neera Tanden

Standing onstage in December at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Joe Biden described his freshly nominated pick to run the White House budget office, Neera Tanden, as “brilliant.” He cited her hardscrabble upbringing. And he even quoted his father to emphasize her set of values. “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your…MORE

First on CNN: Rep. Ronny Jackson made sexual comments, drank alcohol and took Ambien while working as White House physician, Pentagon watchdog finds

First on CNN: Rep. Ronny Jackson made sexual comments, drank alcohol and took Ambien while working as White House physician, Pentagon watchdog finds

The Department of Defense inspector general has issued a scathing review of Rep. Ronny Jackson during his time serving as the top White House physician, concluding that he made “sexual and denigrating” comments about a female subordinate, violated the policy for drinking alcohol while on a presidential trip and took prescription-strength sleeping medication that prompted…MORE

Republicans plot painful hours ahead for Democrats as they push to pass Covid relief

Republicans plot painful hours ahead for Democrats as they push to pass Covid relief

As President Joe Biden urges Democrats to remain united against poison pill amendments that may come up in an hours-long, overnight vote-a-rama later this week, Republicans are preparing to make the final hours of the Democratic efforts to pass their relief bill politically painful and physically exhausting. Republicans are aiming to put Democrats on the…MORE

Senate confirms Cecilia Rouse to be Biden’s top economist

Senate confirms Cecilia Rouse to be Biden’s top economist

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Cecilia Rouse to chair the Council of Economic Advisers. The vote on Tuesday was 95-4. Rouse, a labor economist and dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, will be the first Black person to serve as the President’s top economist. She previously served as…MORE

Pelosi’s office says 2 controversial projects will be pulled from Covid bill

Pelosi’s office says 2 controversial projects will be pulled from Covid bill

Two big projects originally slated to be part of the Covid-19 relief bill but criticized as being unrelated to coronavirus relief will be pulled from the package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office confirmed to CNN on Tuesday. The original bill, passed by the House, included $1.425 billion in funding to help with transit rail capital…MORE

White House pulls Tanden nomination

White House pulls Tanden nomination

The White House is pulling the nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, according to an administration official. In a statement, President Joe Biden said Tanden requested to withdraw her name from consideration. “I have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office…MORE

John Roberts has another chance to diminish the Voting Rights Act

John Roberts has another chance to diminish the Voting Rights Act

Chief Justice John Roberts has singlehandedly slowed a conservative revolution at the Supreme Court in recent years, but he has for even longer — 40 years — opposed racial remedies and narrowly construed the landmark Voting Rights Act. During oral arguments Tuesday in an Arizona voting rights case with national implications, Roberts sounded ready to…MORE

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