Senate passes short-term funding bill, averting government shutdown

The Senate on Thursday night passed a one-week continuing resolution to fund the government, averting a government shutdown.  The short-term funding bill will now fund the government through Dec. 23, giving Congress additional time to finish crafting a massive longer-term spending package.  The bill passed 71-19, and now goes to President Biden’s desk for his … Read more

White House COVID team announces strategy ahead of possible winter surge

White House COVID team announces strategy ahead of possible winter surge – CBS News Watch CBS News The White House unveiled its COVID-19 strategy as concern grows about about a possible surge in cases this winter. Dr. John Moore, professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, spoke to CBS News about the … Read more

Biden says U.S. is “all in on Africa’s future”

Biden says U.S. is “all in on Africa’s future” – CBS News Watch CBS News President Biden on Wednesday announced a series of economic and investment initiatives in a speech at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The goal is to expand free trade opportunities across the continent, while also countering Russia and China’s influence. Michelle Gavin, … Read more

WH won’t say if Biden will return 2020 donations from Sam Bankman-Fried

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wouldn’t say Tuesday whether President Biden would ask his aides to return 2020 campaign contributions from accused cryptocurrency con man Sam Bankman-Fried after the Justice Department charged him with swindling investors out of at least $1.8 billion. Bankman-Fried, 30, was one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors … Read more

White House continues to defend Griner-for-Bout prisoner swap, despite criticism

White House continues to defend Griner-for-Bout prisoner swap, despite criticism – CBS News Watch CBS News WNBA star Brittney Griner is still under medical supervision in Texas, but played basketball for the first time since being released from a Russian prison. The Biden administration is defending the deal that brought her home in exchange for … Read more

Fauci Reveals How Donald Trump Made Him Feel During White House Briefings

Dr. Anthony Fauci, outgoing head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is revealing more about how he navigated his “very uncomfortable” time in President Donald Trump’s administration. (Watch below.) Fauci told CNN’s Chris Wallace he felt “uncomfortable” publicly disagreeing with Trump during White House briefings. “And that’s how I evolved essentially in … Read more

Some U.S. officials express concern over Brittney Griner prisoner swap

Some U.S. officials express concern over Brittney Griner prisoner swap – CBS News Watch CBS News The Biden administration is receiving some criticism for the release of convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout as part of a prisoner swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner. Some U.S. officials are worried about the national security implications of … Read more