During yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, some of President Joe Biden’s nominees for the bench have come under fire from Republicans for their history of releasing criminals on bond and their legal stances on the Second Amendment.
Days after Donald Trump, a former president, announced his third run for office, the U.S. Department of Justice intensified two inquiries that could prove to be the biggest obstacles to his effort to return to Pennsylvania Avenue.
In a closed-door meeting Tuesday, House Republicans approved Kevin McCarthy for Speaker, demonstrating that there is still much work to do before the full chamber votes next year. Mr. McCarthy must win 218 votes in a roll-call vote among all legislators present in January, with the Republican majority projected to be the smallest in recent history. All Democrats are anticipated to vote against him.
The explosion at a grain factory near the Ukrainian border occurred the same day Russia launched a round of missile assaults on Ukrainian energy infrastructure, heightening fears that the conflict may spread to neighboring nations.
The October inflation data is anticipated to support a half-percentage-point increase in interest rates next month, slowing the rate of extraordinarily rapid rate hikes in recent months. Thursday, the Labor Department announced that consumer prices grew more slowly in October than in prior months.
As a result of news that diesel reserves have been depleted and, if not replenished, may run out within a month, sparking fears of shortages and price hikes, the Biden administration says it’s closely monitoring the diesel situation. Which means we should all be worried.
In recent days, President Biden and senior White House officials have loudly celebrated the decline in gasoline prices, although other energy costs are anticipated to grow during the winter.
Top Republican legislators say they’ll use the federal debt ceiling to force President Biden to negotiate if they regain control of Congress, threatening to rekindle high-stakes brinkmanship that might drive the U.S. into default and create big new issues for the White House next year.
After releasing the largest amount of oil ever from the U.S. emergency petroleum reserve, the Biden administration has signaled that it will soon replenish the reserve, a multibillion-dollar endeavor that it thinks will stimulate the stagnant domestic drilling industry.