Category Archives: Politics

Russia says U.S. agreed to renew nuclear weapons pact “on our terms”

Moscow — Russia’s parliament plowed ahead on Wednesday to ratify a bill extending the New START nuclear arms control treaty with the United States after the first phone call between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin announced on Tuesday that Russia and the U.S. had struck a deal to extend the treaty — the last

McCarthy to House Republicans: “Cut this crap out” and stop infighting

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy warned his members to stop the public bickering within the conference if they want to effectively push back on the Biden administration and win back the majority in 2022, a congressional aide tells CBS News. His blunt message to his colleagues on Wednesday’s phone call: “Cut this crap out.” The warning

House Republicans face some backlash over vote to impeach, sounding a warning to senators

In his first phone town hall since voting to impeach former President Trump, a voter told South Carolina Congressman Tom Rice his decision was “inexcusable.” “Next time around, I don’t think you’re going to get elected,” said his Myrtle Beach constituent, from the district Rice has represented since 2013. “I’m not happy with you. And

Biden lifts transgender military ban

President Joe Biden signed an executive order to repeal a Trump-era ban on most transgender Americans joining the military on Monday alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. “This is reinstating a position that the previous commanders and, as well as the secretaries, have supported. And what I’m doing is enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform,” Biden

In the nearly 232-year history of the US Senate there have only been 11 Black senators

Congress set a new diversity record this year with its highest-ever number of women and racial minorities, including 60 Black lawmakers. But that’s mostly in the House. People of color have historically had a tougher time getting elected to the Senate. Newly elected Raphael Warnock is only the 11th Black US senator since the Senate convened

Senate begins Biden cabinet hearings; Mexico urges US immigration policy reform; American woman allegedly steals Pelosi laptop for Russian intelligence

On inauguration eve, President-elect Joe Biden’s top national security cabinet picks are set for Senate approval hearings Tuesday. Biden tapped recently retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense, ruffling feathers by asking Congress to waive the rule against picking a military officer who has served in the Pentagon within the last seven years. Also up

5 major challenges facing Biden on Day One

Democratic President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office in a pandemic-friendly, high-security ceremony in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Harris is now the highest-ranking woman and woman of color to ever hold national government office. Prior to Wednesday’s formal proceedings, Biden’s Cabinet nominees began confirmation hearings in the Senate. Related: Watch live: Biden takes

Biden seeks to extend US-Russia arms deal;

President Joe Biden seeks a five-year extension with Russia on the New START treaty — the only deal left that limits the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals — with just weeks before it expires on Feb. 5. The deal allows each country to have no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers,