Federal judge blocks Biden’s ban on leases for drilling on public lands

WASHINGTON — In a setback for President Joe Biden’s efforts on climate change, a federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday blocked the administration’s temporary ban on new leases to drill for oil and gas on public lands and ordered that lease sales continue.The Interior Department said it would “comply with the decision,” signaling that lease…

Share this:

U.S. Senator Rubio plans legislation to address Russia cyberattacks -letter

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) looks on during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Former Senator Bill Nelson to be NASA administrator, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2021. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – The top Republican on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee urged…

Share this:

Newly deemed ‘variant of concern’ delta accounts for 10 percent of U.S. cases, CDC says

The so-called delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for nearly 10 percent of new cases in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.The agency on Monday declared the variant, which was first detected in India, a “variant of concern,” a designation given when there is increased evidence of factors…

Share this:

‘Sigh of relief.’ Biden team embraces new Israeli government after Netanyahu drama

The Biden administration wasted no time in embracing the new government of Israel.The politics of Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, are no more agreeable to President Biden than those of the unseated Benjamin Netanyahu — including the rejection of both a Palestinian state and any agreement with Iran.But style and temperament suddenly make a…

Share this:

White House unveils new strategy to counter domestic terrorism ‘laser-focused on violence’

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday rolled out what it said is a new strategy to counter domestic terrorism — a series of changes to elevate the federal government’s response to an urgent problem, with renewed efforts to deter, detect and prosecute those who would use violence in pursuit of political aims.”What we are…

Share this: