Joe Biden Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose

President Joe Biden received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on Monday in line with CDC’s recent health guidance. CDC recommended last week that certain populations receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completion of their two-dose course of the same vaccine. The recommended categories of populations include people aged […]

LGBTQ Veterans Discharged Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Can Receive Full Benefits

LGBTQ military veterans who received other-than-honorable discharges for their sexuality, gender identity or HIV status are nonetheless eligible for government benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week. More than 14,000 service members were forced out of the military under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which was established in 1994 under former President Bill Clinton. […]

GOP Senate Candidate Flips Out At Vaccine Mandates In ‘Deeply Offensive’ Video

Josh Mandel, a Republican Senate candidate in Ohio, railed against President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandates in a video that’s been slammed as “beyond the pale” by Jewish advocacy group the Anti-Defamation League. Mandel said his blood was “boiling in rage” and Biden was “trampling on our freedom” with the additional measures the president […]

President Joe Biden Visits Hurricane-Ravaged Louisiana

President Joe Biden visited Louisiana days after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in the region, destroying homes and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power for days. At a briefing with local officials at St. John Parish’s Emergency Operations Center in LaPlace on Friday, Biden said he understood the frustration of many residents with the […]

U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kills 'Multiple Suicide Bombers' Targeting Kabul Airport

The American military carried out a second drone strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, this time targeting a car carrying “multiple suicide bombers” intending to attack the Kabul airport, U.S. officials said, according to the AP. An earlier drone strike this weekend in Nangarhar Province killed two ISIS-K targets. Both are retaliation for a suicide […]

Joe Biden Urges Private Sector To Establish Vaccine Mandates Now

President Joe Biden on Monday urged business leaders to institute COVID-19 vaccine requirements, citing the Food and Drug Administration giving full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech shots earlier in the day.  “Today I’m calling on … the private sector to step up the vaccine requirements that will reach millions more people,” Biden said at a news conference. “If you’re […]

Biden, Allies Frustrated With Media’s Hawkish Coverage Of Afghanistan Withdrawal

As President Joe Biden ended his news conference on Friday afternoon about the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, a reporter called out an especially bellicose question. “Why do you continue to trust the Taliban, Mr. President?” the reporter said. Notwithstanding the militant group’s poor human rights record and ultra-conservative Islamist ideology, multiple U.S. administrations have […]

Biden Admits Afghanistan's Fall Happened 'More Quickly Than We Anticipated'

President Joe Biden addressed the nation following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the subsequent collapse of the American-backed government in Kabul as the Taliban took over. The president defended his decision to withdraw but admitted that the government’s fall came “more quickly than we had anticipated.” “I stand squarely behind my decision,” […]