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White House vows to ‘keep fighting’ for Tanden despite slim approval chances

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday that the Biden administration will “keep fighting” for Neera Tanden’s confirmation to lead the Office of Management and Budget despite her slim chances amid bipartisan resistance in the Senate. “We remain committed to fighting our hearts out for Neera Tanden. We believe she is the right person,…MORE

How long should movies be in theaters before streaming? Hollywood is trying to find out

How long should movies be in theaters before streaming? Hollywood is trying to find out

With the movie business upended during the pandemic and tilting more towards streaming than cineplexes, Hollywood is rethinking its business model. One significant debate is how long a gap there should be between a film’s theatrical release and its availability on streaming services. Although some studios have tried releasing films simultaneously in theaters and on…MORE

Democratic lawmakers wrestle with how to proceed on immigration

Democratic lawmakers wrestle with how to proceed on immigration

Democratic lawmakers are wrestling with how to move forward with a series of immigration bills that would legalize undocumented immigrants, with some pushing for sweeping immigration revisions out of the gate and others urging caution. Lawmakers are hoping to resurface immigration bills on the House floor before April 1, a period in which they can…MORE

Connecticut man accused of starting Molotov cocktail fires targeting ambulances

Connecticut man accused of starting Molotov cocktail fires targeting ambulances

A 37-year-old Connecticut man allegedly used a Molotov cocktail to start a fire at an ambulance facility and was also connected to other arson fires targeting Emergency Medical Services agencies in the state on Saturday, the Old Saybrook Fire Department said in a Facebook post. The Torrington, Connecticut, man fled the state and was taken…MORE

Cassidy on Trump and the GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’

Cassidy on Trump and the GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy said Sunday that he believes if the Republican Party focuses on former President Donald Trump to win back seats in 2022 and the presidency in 2024, “we will lose.” “If we idolize one person, we will lose,” Cassidy told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “And that’s kind of…MORE

DOJ charges man who allegedly sprayed chemicals at cops in Capitol riot

The Justice Department has charged a Texas man who was allegedly caught on video attacking a dozen police officers with a chemical spray during the Capitol insurrection, according to court records. Federal prosecutors say Daniel Caldwell, 49, used a chemical spray against a line of officers that were blocking rioters from entering the Capitol. It…MORE

Fauci: ‘I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me’

Fauci: ‘I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, on Sunday urged Americans to take any of the three “highly efficacious” coronavirus vaccines now available to them and not delay getting one vaccine over another. His comments come after the US Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, adding a…MORE