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Biden Gains Two Key Economic Advisers

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The Senate confirmed Gina Raimondo as President Biden's commerce secretary and Cecilia Rouse as the head of the Council of Economic Advisers.
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Biden's Commerce Secretary, Gina Raimondo, Confirmed By Senate

Biden's Commerce Secretary, Gina Raimondo, Confirmed By Senate

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Gov. Gina Raimondo, the first woman to lead Rhode Island, is cutting short a second term as governor to oversee an eclectic portfolio of U.S. Commerce Department agencies, including the Census Bureau.
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Senate Confirms Biden's Commerce Secretary Pick, R.I. Gov Gina Raimondo

Senate Confirms Biden's Commerce Secretary Pick, R.I. Gov Gina Raimondo

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Republicans were concerned Raimondo wouldn't be forceful enough on the Chinese government and their espionage efforts.
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Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says there's 'no reason to be pushing vaccines...

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says there's 'no reason to be pushing vaccines on people' in interview with right-wing radio host

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Only One Senator Voted No on Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

Only One Senator Voted No on Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

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Russian's Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day

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California public universities plan to require Covid-19 vaccines

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HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters

HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters

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Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the GOP response to Biden's speech before a...

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Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill

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Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have...

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have already rejected

Senate Republicans released a $568 billion infrastructure framework on Thursday intended as a counteroffer to President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal, a plan about a... Read more ...

9-0 Supreme Court ruling guts FTC's ability to seek redress for consumers

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The Federal Trade Commission can't force companies that engage in wrongdoing to pay back consumers or give up ill-gotten profit, the Supreme Court held Thursday, dealing a huge... Read more ...

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on intelligence surrounding suspected directed-energy attacks against U.S. troops, and officials identified Russia as a likely culprit... Read more ...