Foreign secretary Liz Truss may fast-track her plan to introduce tax cuts should she win the race in September.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
Senate Democrats are waiting for a go signal from the parliamentarian on whether to proceed with budget reconciliation on the energy, climate, and tax bill.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
The bloc's foreign ministers agreed on banning Myanmar's ruling generals from attending meetings until the junta shows progress on the peace plan.
The head of Ukraine's war crimes department said the department is probing almost 26,000 potential war crime cases, with 135 people charged.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
British foreign secretary Truss said the public wants the government to focus on other key issues instead of taxes on foods deemed unhealthy.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
Joe Biden's first 100 days 'a tremendous success', says Jim Clyburn
Joe Biden held his first address to a joint session of Congress this week to tout the administration’s achievements so far. South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn praised Biden’s achievements in his first 100 days as president.
Speaking to the press at a news conference Monday, Clyburn, one of the top Democrats in Congress, said that Biden has been successful in his first 100 days so far. Clyburn has been one of Biden’s staunch allies and has advocated for his reforms, among them being the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief that was passed into law back in March. Clyburn’s remarks come ahead of Biden’s first address to Congress.
“So I think Joe Biden has had a tremendous success,” said the South Carolina lawmaker. “If I’ve had a surprise, it has been the way in which he has stuck to his guns on this,”
“I don’t know of anything that I’ve been disappointed with thus far, and that’s why I’m a little skittish about the first 100 days...Because although I’m fine with the first 100 days, I want to feel the same way about the second 100 days.”
Republican Senator Tim Scott will give the formal GOP rebuttal to Biden’s remarks after his speech. Clyburn said he congratulated the Republican lawmaker for that, noting that it is good for the state to be represented at that level of government regardless of his political alignment.
During his speech to Congress, Biden highlighted how the US is back on track, noting that its rise in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic through its vaccine rollout was an example of the country’s democracy still functioning. Biden also called for the expansion of federal programs to further boost the economy from its collapse due to the pandemic. It was in his speech that Biden also unveiled his proposal to invest $1.8 trillion in children, families, and education to rebuild the economy.
“I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,” said Biden. “Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength.”
With his address being a televised event, it also gave Americans of all political affiliations a look into Biden’s proposals. This is despite staunch opposition from the Republicans in Congress.