Black Americans living abroad reflect on Juneteenth holiday

BANGKOK (AP) – As the United States marks only the second federally recognized Juneteenth, Black Americans living overseas have embraced the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries on Black history. President Joe Biden moved quickly last year to federally recognize the day Black Americans have … Read more

Why LGBTQ homebuyers say rising mortgage rates are hitting them hard

Skandar Mrad, shown here on vacation in Italy, is looking for a home in the Los Angeles area. When Skandar Mrad decided late last year to buy his first house, his top priority was location. Mrad, a gay man living in the Los Angeles area, has spent much of his adult life commuting several hours … Read more

Biden’s optimism collides with mounting political challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats are going to hold onto the House after November’s midterm elections. They will pick up as many as four seats in the Senate, expanding their majority and overcoming internal dissent that has helped stifle their agenda. As the challenges confronting President Joe Biden intensify, his predictions of a rosy political future … Read more

The graph that disproves Biden’s claim that inflation is worse everywhere else in the world

President Joe Biden has been under fire for inflation that has reached its highest point in 41 years and has squeezed the finances of millions of Americans. He has blamed Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the COVID pandemic for the surge in prices – and now has pointed to inflation being a global issue. … Read more

Oil companies hit back after Biden blamed surging gas prices on their profit ‘greed’

Oil companies have hit back against Joe Biden after the president accused them of intentionally exacerbating the strain on Americans’ pocketbooks after the average price of gas per gallon surpassed $ 5.00. Exxon and Chevron said the Biden administration could be doing more to address the surging oil prices, accusing the president of ‘imposing obstacles … Read more

Summary of weapons US has given to Ukraine

A Soldier conducts registration and calibration for the M777A2 howitzer weapon system in Syria, Sept. 30, 2021. US Army Spc. Isaiah Scott | US Army WASHINGTON – From heavy artillery to tactical drones to armored vehicles, the US has committed $ 5.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded in late February. The … Read more

Summary of weapons US has given to Ukraine

A Soldier conducts registration and calibration for the M777A2 howitzer weapon system in Syria, Sept. 30, 2021. US Army Spc. Isaiah Scott | US Army WASHINGTON – From heavy artillery to tactical drones to armored vehicles, the US has committed $ 5.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded in late February. The … Read more

Biden: ‘I’m not being a wise guy’ by not taking blame for inflation

President Joe Biden said the blame for the 41-year high inflation rate could not be placed squarely on him during a sit-down Thursday with The Associated Press. ‘Isn’t it kind of interesting? If it’s my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? You … Read more

AP Interview: Biden says a recession is ‘not inevitable’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden said Thursday the American people are “really, really down” after a tumultuous two years with the coronavirus pandemicvolatility in the economy and now surging gasoline prices that are slamming family budgets. But he stressed that a recession was “not inevitable” and held out hope of giving the country a … Read more

Democratic senators say Biden not too old for second term

Democratic senators are pushing back on whispers within their party that President Biden, 79, is too old to run for a second term. Senators say they will strongly support Biden if he opts to run for reelection, despite growing concerns over his low public approval rating and his ability to win a grueling presidential election … Read more