US, Philippine forces hold combat drills to brace for crisis

Manila, Philippines — More than 2,500 U.S. and Filipino marines joined in combat drills on Monday to be ready to respond to any sudden crises in a region long tense over territorial disputes in the South China Sea and growing tensions over Taiwan. The annual military drills are among the largest to date between longtime … Read more

Biden says ‘we can afford’ student debt forgiveness after GOP lawsuit

President Joe Biden touted his historic student loan forgiveness order despite its significant reduction just two days earlier – and slammed Republicans who opposed it. Biden called the cancellations a “game changer” before slamming GOP members during remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards. “We can afford to forgive $10,000 in student debt … Read more

Cha-Ching! Biden Embraces His Election-Year Fundraising Role – NBC4 Washington

Every time a donor’s non-silent cell phone rings at a fundraiser while President Joe Biden speaks, he has the same joke ready to go: It’s Donald Trump on the other line. “If it’s Trump calling me again, tell him I’m busy,” Biden said at an event last week for the Democratic Governors Association, repeating a … Read more

Biden announces return of seven American detainees from Venezuela

CNN — President Joe Biden on Saturday announced the return of seven Americans who he says were wrongfully detained in Venezuela for “years”. “Today, after years of wrongful detention in Venezuela, we bring home Jorge Toledo, Tomeu Vadell, Alirio Zambrano, Jose Luis Zambrano, Jose Pereira, Matthew Heath and Osman Khan. These people will soon be … Read more

Biden admin urges court not to allow guns on DC Metro trains

On Friday, the Biden administration urged a court in Washington, DC, to uphold the district’s ban on carrying handguns on its subway trains. The administration filed a Statement of Interest, which seeks to declare the nation’s interests in a case in federal court, to oppose a lawsuit filed by four people to block DC’s law … Read more

House passes funding measure to avoid government shutdown

House Impeachment Officer Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) delivers part of the impeachment officers’ opening argument in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, accused of instigating the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, on the floor of the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2021. US Senate TV via Reuters … Read more

Fox News Host Jesse Watters’ Dig at Joe Biden’s Hurricane Ian Response Falls Flat

Jesse Watters attempted to ironically dig into President Joe Biden on Thursday over his response to Hurricane Ian, but was left empty after being rebuffed not by a Democratic-leaning guest, but by the former chief of staff deputy to George W. Bush, Karl Rove. The Fox News host tried to make it look like Biden … Read more

In the Philippines, victims of martial law fear their stories are being erased under ‘Bongbong’ Marcos

hong kong CNN — When Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jnr. meeting US President Joe Biden in New York last week, there was an uncomfortable sense of deja vu for some older Filipinos. But that’s not so much that the visit came 40 years after Marcos’ father and namesake was welcomed to Washington by President … Read more

6 GOP-led states sue Biden over student loan forgiveness plan

Washington CNN — Six Republican-led states sued President Joe Biden on Thursday in a bid to block his student loan forgiveness plan from taking effect. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri by state attorneys general from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska and South Carolina, as well as legal representatives from Iowa. “In addition … Read more

Student loan forgiveness: Biden administration kicks off student loan debt forgiveness process

CNN — The Biden administration kicks off its efforts to forgive student loan debt on Thursday, sending out updates on the process via email ahead of the opening of the application window next month. In August, President Joe Biden announced his decision to forgive up to $10,000 in student loan debt for people earning less … Read more