President Joe Biden

Scott creates MLK Day videos, hopes to rebut Biden speech

The U.S. Senate’s only Black Republican is putting forth what he characterizes as a positive response to partisan rhetoric on race that he’s best-positioned to rebut. Tim Scott of South Carolina tells The Associated Press that he hopes a video series on issues he sees as pertinent to the Black community will help refocus a fraught national conversation on race.

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job. At the same time, the court is allowing the administration to proceed with a vaccine mandate for most health care workers in the U.S.

Supreme Court hears arguments over coronavirus vaccine mandates

The fate of President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for workers in health care and large businesses is now in the hands of the justices at the nation’s highest court. The Supreme Court heard arguments from federal lawyers and attorneys representing a coalition of Republican-led states, including South Carolina, that are pushing back on the requirement. The Biden administration argues the mandate will keep Americans safe, even as the COVID-19 omicron variant surge continues.

President Biden blasts former President Trump during speech on Capitol riot anniversary

America is marking the one year anniversary of the assault on the U.S. Capitol. It was a year ago when thousands supporters of former President Trump stormed the Capitol for several hours. The insurrection left about 140 officers injured and several rioters dead. Today, President Joe Biden laid much of the blame for that attack on democracy at the former president’s feet.