Category: Executive Branch

Biden Admin: National COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate ‘Not Under Consideration at This Time’

The White House on Friday said President Joe Biden and other top administration officials aren’t considering a national COVID-19 vaccine mandate “at this time.” “A national vaccine requirement is not under consideration at this time. That’s where we are with that,” deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a press briefing at the White House […]

GOP Doctors: Biden Administration Not Disclosing Whether Border Crossers Are Being Tested for COVID-19

Republicans in the U.S. House are pushing the Biden administration to disclose how many illegal immigrants who cross at the U.S. southern border are being tested for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the disease COVID-19, by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as vaccinated Americans are being told to wear masks indoors. In […]

Trump’s Tax Returns Must be Released to Congress: Department of Justice

Tax officials must give former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional panel, the Department of Justice said Friday. The House Ways and Means Committee has long sought the returns, only to be stymied by federal officials. Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the panel, has said he wanted six years of Trump’s tax […]

White House Walks Back Statement on COVID-19 Lockdown Possibility

A White House spokeswoman walked back a statement on the possibility COVID-19 lockdowns will be reimplemented due to the Delta variant. On Thursday, White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked by a Fox News reporter about whether future COVID-19 lockdowns would be considered. Jean-Pierre didn’t provide a direct answer, instead saying that the […]

Justice Memo Backing Mandatory COVID Shots ‘Is Absurd,’ Religious Liberty Group Claims

A Department of Justice (DOJ) memorandum claims government and private corporations can mandate that employees be vaccinated against the CCP Virus, also known as the novel coronavirus, even though federal law specifies the contrary. An 18-page memorandum issued July 27 to support President Joe Biden’s direction that federal employees be required to be vaccinated or […]

Airlift Begins for Afghans Who Worked for US During Its Longest War

WASHINGTON—Some 200 Afghans were set to begin new lives in the United States on Friday as an airlift got underway for translators and others who risk Taliban retaliation because they worked for the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. The operation to evacuate U.S.-affiliated Afghans and family members comes as […]

Top US Diplomat Talks Relocation of Afghan Allies in Kuwait

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The United States is negotiating with Kuwait and other countries whether they can host Afghans who supported the American war effort and could face Taliban revenge attacks if they stay in Afghanistan, America’s top diplomat said Thursday. During a visit to tiny, oil-rich Kuwait, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken did not […]

Pentagon Chief in Vietnam to Advance Ties but Rights Concerns Linger

HANOI—U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sought on Thursday to nudge forward security ties with Vietnam that have been slowly deepening as both countries watch the Chinese regime’s activities in the South China Sea with growing alarm. Despite closer military relations, more than four decades after the Vietnam War ended in 1975, President Joe Biden’s administration […]

Risking China’s Anger, Blinken Meets Representative of Dalai Lama in India

NEW DELHI—U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on Wednesday, drawing an angry response from Beijing. Blinken met briefly with Ngodup Dongchung, who presented him with a scarf from the Dalai Lama, a senior State Department official said. Dongchung serves as a representative of the Central […]

Blinken Meets Representative of Dalai Lama in India Amid Tensions With China

NEW DELHI—U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on Wednesday, drawing an angry response from Beijing. Blinken met briefly with Ngodup Dongchung, who presented him with a scarf from the Dalai Lama, a senior State Department official said. Dongchung serves as a representative of the Central […]