What’s stalling Congress’ Ukraine aid and government funding bill

This post was originally published on this siteThere’s bipartisan support in Congress to quickly send more aid to Ukraine as it fights back against Russia’s invasion — but the money is tied to a larger spending bill that has yet to be finalized. Republicans have pushed back against the White House’s request to include more […]

Manchin delays vote on Interior nominee, citing energy crisis

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) delayed the nomination of a key Biden Interior Department nominee after holding a rare second hearing for her, citing the ongoing energy crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of…

US to ban Russian oil imports over Ukraine invasion; experts expect gas price spike

This post was originally published on this siteWith gas prices already rising, President Joe Biden is expected to announce the U.S. will no longer import Russian oil.     

Stagflation Is Already Here in the Housing Market

This post was originally published on this siteSoaring prices and low inventory are causing headaches for homebuilders and buyers but benefiting owners — and therein lies the Fed’s predicament as it seeks to lower inflation.

Democrats ready for possible budget vote Friday

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democratic leaders warned their troops Tuesday to prepare for a last-ditch effort later in the week to prevent a government shutdown — if needed.House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told the Caucus at a closed-door meeting that the House…

‘This is evil’: Critics angry Mitch McConnell is blocking the extension of free school lunch waivers

This post was originally published on this site Federal waivers that have given U.S. schools the flexibility to offer universal free lunches throughout the pandemic are at risk of ending as Senate Republicans—led by Mitch McConnell—stonewall a proposed extension of the relief measures, potentially depriving millions of children of no-cost meals in the coming months. […]

Shell says it will halt operations in Russia, apologizes for buying Russian oil

This post was originally published on this siteShell CEO Ben Van Beurden said there were “incredibly difficult trade-offs that must be made during the war in Ukraine.”

Ukraine conflict: How reliant is the world on Russia for oil and gas?

This post was originally published on this siteRussia says it may cut off gas supplies if countries decided to ban Russian oil.

Top Law Enforcement Officials Back Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination

This post was originally published on this siteJackson has also been praised by defense attorney groups.

Ukraine skeptical of Russia’s plan to allow civilians to flee as number of refugees reaches 2M: Live updates

This post was originally published on this siteMore than 2 million people have already fled Ukraine. On Tuesday, safe corridors intended to allow more to escape could open. Live updates.     

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