government and public administration

Macron arrives at the White House for the Biden administration’s first state visit

CNN — US President Joe Biden takes part in a flurry of events as part of his first state visit since taking office, welcoming the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, on Thursday. The Macrons’ trip to the White House marks their second time as guests of honor on a …

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Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage in historic vote

Washington CNN — The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, called the Respect for Marriage Act, in a historic bipartisan vote. The final vote was 61-36. The bill was backed by all members of the Democratic caucus and 12 Republicans, the same dozen GOP members who backed the bill for …

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Railroad unions denounce, companies praise Biden’s call to Congress to block strike

New York CNN Business — President Joe Biden was in the unusual position on Tuesday to be praised by business interests and attacked by his normal allies in the labor movement after calling on Congress to move immediately to block a strike by more than 100,000 trade unionists to the country’s freight railways scheduled for …

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Tony Ornato, former White House deputy chief of staff, meets with the House committee on January 6

CNN — The House Select Committee to Investigate Capitol Riot questions former White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato on Tuesday, a potentially key witness whose testimony could shed new light on former President Donald Trump’s movements until January 6, 2021, according to two close sources of the panel’s work. Former Trump aide Cassidy …

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Iran take on the United States in a winner-takes-all match to advance to the World Cup Round of 16

CNN — After days of political tension and off-pitch pranks between countries, the knockout stage has already arrived for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) at the World Cup – nothing less than a victory on Tuesday will be enough when he faces Iran in a winner-takes-all match. Whichever team wins will reach the …

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Elon Musk says Apple ‘threatened to remove’ Twitter from its app store

New York CNN Business — Elon Musk claimed on Monday that Apple had “threatened” to remove Twitter from its iOS app store, a move that could be devastating for the company Musk just acquired for $44 billion. “Apple (AAPL) also threatened to remove Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why,” Musk said …

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Virginia Representative Donald McEachin dies at 61

Washington CNN — U.S. Representative Donald McEachin, a Democrat from Virginia, died Monday, according to a statement from his office. He was 61 years old. “We are all devastated by the passing of our patron and friend, Congressman Donald McEachin,” said Tara Rountree, his chief of staff. the statement. “Valiantly, for years now we have …

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Rural Arizona county delays certification of midterm results as election disputes linger

CNN — Officials in a rural Arizona county delayed certification of the November midterm elections on Monday, missing the legal deadline and leading the Arizona Secretary of State’s office to sue over the county’s failure to approve the results. By a 2-1 vote Monday morning, the Republican majority on the Cochise County Board of Supervisors …

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Pence says Trump ‘mistaken’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that Donald Trump was “wrong” to have dinner with him recently. White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Florida resort and that the former president should apologize for it. “President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, anti-Semite, …

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