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Political wrangling over Democratic primary calendar continues
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Political wrangling over Democratic primary calendar continues

Political wrangling over Democratic primary calendar continues - CBS News Watch CBS News A Democratic National Committee panel and President Joe Biden have backed a plan to have South Carolina replace Iowa as the critical first contest to launching the Democratic nominating process for president. Natalie Brand reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
G-7 and European Union impose $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil
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G-7 and European Union impose $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

The Group of Seven nations and Australia agreed Friday to adopt a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, acting shortly after the European Union reached unanimous agreement on the same price earlier in the day.After a last-minute flurry of negotiations, the EU presidency, held by the Czech Republic, tweeted that "ambassadors have just reached an agreement on price cap for Russian seaborne #oil." Europe needed to set the discounted price that other nations will pay by Monday, when an EU embargo on Russian oil shipped by sea and a ban on insurance for those supplies take effect. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a statement that the agreement will help nations participating in the plan achieve the goal of restricting Putin's "primar...
Biden urges Congress to pass legislation averting potential rail strike
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Biden urges Congress to pass legislation averting potential rail strike

Biden urges Congress to pass legislation averting potential rail strike - CBS News Watch CBS News In a meeting with top congressional leaders, President Biden said lawmakers need to put the brakes on a potential railroad strike. A strike could cost the U.S. economy at least $2 billion per day. Ed O'Keefe shares the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Biden talks stricter gun laws during Thanksgiving trek to Nantucket
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Biden talks stricter gun laws during Thanksgiving trek to Nantucket

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket with other members of their extended family, as per their family's tradition.The Bidens, along with their two-year-old grandson Beau, visited firefighters at a Nantucket firehouse to thank them for their hard work. The White House said they called service members from each branch of our military who are stationed around the world. Mr. Biden spoke briefly to reporters at the firehouse, saying, "I'm sick and tired of these shootings" when asked about the Virginia Walmart shooting. He called for stricter gun laws and said "I'm going to try" when asked if he would try to pass gun legislation before Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in January. ...
A guide to the Biden grandchildren as they celebrate Thanksgiving in Nantucket
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A guide to the Biden grandchildren as they celebrate Thanksgiving in Nantucket

Carolyn Kaster / AP The Biden family is in Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a family tradition that dates back to the 1970s. Then-Sen. Joe Biden was a widow with two young sons, Beau and Hunter, when he met Jill, and they wanted to spend their first Thanksgiving with four of them as a family."Nantucket Thanksgiving became our tradition for the next four decades," Jill wrote in her memoir "Where the Light Enters." "With a few exceptions, we've made the trek every year since, creating rituals that would become a key part of our family along the way."They have continued the tradition through the years as their family has grown, with daughter Ashle...
Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future
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Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN  —  Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told CNN on Tuesday – the first time she’d been asked about Trump’s 2024 candidacy, which he announced last week. She was addressing a gaggle of reporters aboard the Teresa Magbanua, a Philippine Coast Guard vessel stationed at the edge of the South China Sea. Her cautious response at the end of a weeklong gaffe-free trip to Thailand and the Philippines could serve as a reflection of Harris...
Union rejects railroad pact, raising risk of national strike
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Union rejects railroad pact, raising risk of national strike

One of the largest U.S. railroad unions on Monday rejected a proposed wage deal with leading industry players, raising the specter of a strike that could cripple rail transportation just ahead of the holiday shopping season. Railroad engineers accepted a deal with the railroads that will deliver 24% raises, but the group representing conductors, known as SMART Transportation Division, voted against the pact."SMART-TD members with their votes have spoken, it's now back to the bargaining table for our operating craft members," said SMART-TD President Jeremy Ferguson said in a statement. "This can all be settled through negotiations and without a strike. A settlement would be in the best interests of the workers, the railroads, shippers and the American people." ...
President Biden turns 80 – CBS News
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President Biden turns 80 – CBS News

President Biden turns 80 - CBS News Watch CBS News President Biden celebrated his birthday Saturday, becoming the first American president to turn 80 while in office. Facing questions about his age, Mr. Biden said he will make a decision about a possible reelection bid early in 2023. Natalie Brand has more. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Democrats and the 2022 midterm surprises — “The Takeout”
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Democrats and the 2022 midterm surprises — “The Takeout”

Donald Trump is weaker than he was in 2020, President Biden is primed to "beat him like a drum," Democrats still have a branding problem and Florida is now a party "reclamation project" — those are just some of the midterm takeaways from Mr. Biden's pollster, John Anzalone, who appeared on "The Takeout" this week. Anzalone said that he, like many Democratic strategists and pollsters, was far more worried than Mr. Biden about widespread Democratic loses in House, Senate and gubernatorial races."Joe Biden was right and I was wrong," Anzalone said. "A bunch of things happened that we haven't seen happen in a long time. All the rules have been thrown out since 2016."Anzalone described these midterm surprises:Mr. Biden's approval rating improved from the summer to the fall, despite pe...
11/14: Red and Blue – CBS News
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11/14: Red and Blue – CBS News

11/14: Red and Blue - CBS News Watch CBS News Midterms still have a number of undecided races; Biden and China's Xi Jinping hold meeting at G20. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link