Biden blocked from winding down Trump-era border policy

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Department of Homeland Security to halt its efforts to dissolve a coronavirus-related border restriction initiated in 2020, potentially derailing the Biden administration’s goal of rescinding the Trump-era policy by late May.U.S. District Judge Robert R. Summerhays of the Western District of Louisiana, who said Monday he intended to…

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Biden signs anti-lynching law a century after it was first introduced

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Tuesday signed a bill making lynching a federal hate crime, finally cementing a legislative triumph that’s eluded generations of lawmakers, civil rights groups and seven presidents — and one, he lamented, that’s still needed in a country where racial violence persists.“Racial hate isn’t an old problem,” Biden said after signing the bill…

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Biden signs government funding bill that includes $13.6 billion in Ukraine aid

U.S. President Joe Biden, center, signs H.R. 2471, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022,” in the Indian Treaty Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.Samuel Corum | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a $1.5 trillion bill that funds federal operations through September and sends billions of…

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Biden seeks $10B for aid to Ukraine, $22.5B for coronavirus

The Biden administration is seeking another $10 billion to help protect Ukraine against the Russian invasion and an additional $22.5 billion to cover coronavirus pandemic-related expenses, two major additions to budget talks already underway.The acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Shalanda Young, laid out the need for the supplemental funding…

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Trump wins CPAC straw poll, revs up campaign speculation amid Biden polling collapse

ORLANDO, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump overwhelmingly won a straw poll at the country’s top conservative conference Sunday, another sign of his continued dominance of the GOP.Trump got 59 percent of the vote in a nonscientific straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, long considered an early measure of popularity of…

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