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Governors question Biden decision on J&J, warn of potential hit to vaccine confidence

Governors question Biden decision on J&J, warn of potential hit to vaccine confidence

OlegAlbinksy/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration faced pushback Tuesday after recommending a temporary suspension of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following concerns that it could trigger an exceedingly rare blood clot, with state governors privately warning the White House that the decision could deal a fatal blow to public confidence in the vaccine. The White House…

Jon Stewart, lawmakers announce legislation to help veterans impacted by burn pits

Jon Stewart, lawmakers announce legislation to help veterans impacted by burn pits

Courtesy of Sen. Gillibrand via Facebook(WASHINGTON) — Comedian Jon Stewart joined lawmakers on Tuesday to announce legislation that would make it easier for veterans with diseases linked to burn pits to access Veterans Affairs benefits. “For those that have fought and defended and served this country, for them to come home and have to fight…

GOP willing to negotiate on infrastructure but wants improvement from COVID talks: Wicker

GOP willing to negotiate on infrastructure but wants improvement from COVID talks: Wicker

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Despite many Republicans signaling they do not support President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said on ABC’s “This Week” that the GOP is willing to negotiate on a smaller package. “I’m meeting with the president tomorrow,” the senator told “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, referring to Biden’s meeting with a…

Biden willing to negotiate aspects of $2 trillion infrastructure plan: Energy Secretary Granholm

Biden willing to negotiate aspects of $2 trillion infrastructure plan: Energy Secretary Granholm

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Joe Biden could alter some terms of his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal and may be open to breaking it up into several smaller packages, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “The president is willing to negotiate what this looks like,” Granhom told “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos. “He knows that…

House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The House Ethics Committee has opened a bipartisan investigation into the wide-ranging allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., as he grapples with a Justice Department investigation into alleged sex trafficking, the panel said in a statement Friday. The inquiry, according to a statement from the panel’s Democratic and Republican…