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Biden monitoring China Covid unrest as US rallies pop up

US President Joe Biden is monitoring unrest in China by protesters demanding an end to Covid lockdowns and greater political freedoms, the White House said Monday, as rallies popped up in solidarity around the United States. Around the United States, notably on university campuses, rallies sprang up Monday in support of the protests in China.
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What to know if you applied for student loan forgiveness

President Joe Biden’s plan to provide up to $20,000 in federal student loan forgiveness has been blocked by two federal courts, leaving millions of borrowers wondering what happens next. The Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to reverse one of the lower court decisions, warning that many Americans will face financial hardship if the plan remains blocked.

Biden urges Congress to step in to avert a looming rail strike

President Biden on Monday urged Congress to step in and pass legislation to avert an economically damaging rail strike. In September, Biden and his administration brokered a compromise deal between 12 rail worker unions and rail companies, but workers at four of the 12 unions rejected that deal, teeing up a strike by all 12 unions as soon as Dec. 9. "As a proud pro-labor president, I am reluctant to override the ratification procedures and the views of those who voted against the agreement," Biden said in a statement. "But in this case — where the economic impact of a shutdown...
Washington Examiner

Biden administration faces multifront battle on student loans

The Biden administration is pushing forward on multiple fronts in its battle to see through a $500 billion student debt transfer . Two separate courts have blocked the program, which President Joe Biden attempted to implement without congressional approval on Aug. 24, and the White House is now appealing to the Supreme Court for help while extending the student loans repayment pause for at least another six months.
Washington Post

Biden seizes on gun control despite hurdles in Congress

Vexed by another string of mass shootings, President Biden has begun calling vociferously on Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons despite the extremely low odds that it will enact such a ban — a reflection of how he may seek to use Republicans as a foil now that a GOP takeover of the House is putting his legislative goals further out of reach.
Yale Daily News

Is the COVID-19 pandemic over? Yale experts weigh in

In a September interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” program, President Biden declared that the COVID-19 pandemic had come to an end. His remarks were met with firm reservations and retracted shortly after by the White House. Amid changing attitudes regarding the virus’ future landscape, the News spoke...

In conversation with Megan Bozarth, Assistant Vice President, Customer Programs at DFW Airport

Watch this exclusive interview which took place at Future Travel Experience Global in Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, International Airport Review Editor Holly Miles, caught up with Megan Bozarth, Assistant Vice President, Customer Programs at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport. Together they discussed how DFW Airport rebuilt passenger confidence in...
Clayton News Daily

CAL THOMAS: Biden's misplaced emphasis on one gun

We now know at least one of the priorities of the Biden administration during the remaining weeks Democrats control the House of Representatives. The president says he would try to “get rid of assault weapons.” Speaking to reporters at his Nantucket, Mass., holiday house, Biden said: “The idea [that] we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick. Just sick. It has no, no social redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers.”