White House Names AIDS Expert Debbie Birx To Help Lead Coronavirus Response

February 27, 2020 - 12:47pm EST
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The White House had rebuffed suggestions to name an official "czar" to lead the coronavirus response. But on Thursday, Vice President Pence announced Birx would coordinate the administration's effort.

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In his first call with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking office, President Biden agreed to extend a key arms control deal and pressed Putin on many issues, including the SolarWinds hack.

Jan 26 - 4:16pm EST

The Department of Justice said it would spare no resource to bring to justice those responsible for the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Jan 26 - 4:09pm EST

Sen. Rand Paul forced a vote on whether the Constitution allows the Senate to try a former president. Ahead of the trial it could indicate how many Republicans are open to voting to convict Trump.

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Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told a House committee that the department expects to answer "for our failings on Jan. 6."

Jan 26 - 12:43pm EST

The Senate confirmed Antony Blinken as President Biden's secretary of state on Tuesday. The vote was 78-22. As the top U.S. diplomat, Blinken will face an array of national security challenges.

Jan 26 - 12:30pm EST

President Biden on Tuesday signs four executive actions aimed at upholding one of his key campaign themes.

Jan 26 - 11:46am EST

Blow's book is a call to action for Black Americans to reconsider their Great Migration North and imagine new possibilities of Black political might.

Jan 26 - 6:12am EST

The Senate minority leader backed down from demands that Democrats promise to keep the filibuster intact. He and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer can now negotiate a power-sharing agreement.

Jan 26 - 5:10am EST

Former CEO Michael Pack created such a whirlwind of scandal at the Voice of America's parent agency that it obscured just how much damage he caused. We take a look at the human cost.