December 5, 2021

Brain Freeze: Biden Struggles to Name His Secretary of Defense During Speech

President Joe Biden struggled to name of his Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, during an event marking International Women’s Day at the White House on Monday. Biden spoke at a White House event highlighting his nomination of two women General Officers for positions as four-star Combatant Commanders — Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost and Army…

Oil Prices Hit New Highs Amid Texas Freeze

The deep freeze that has covered parts of Texas in ice and dropped temperatures into the single digits helped push the price of West Texas Intermediate crude above $60 a barrel for the first time in over a year. WTI crude futures gained 1.09 percent to hit $60.12 a barrel Monday morning, the first time…

House votes to freeze federal funding for Planned Parenthood

The House on Friday voted along party lines to freeze federal funding for Planned Parenthood after weeks of escalating tension surrounding its use of fetal tissue. In a 241-187 vote, nearly all Republicans and two Democrats approved legislation that would block Planned Parenthood’s federal funding for one year, giving time for Congress to fully investigate […]

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