Sanders leaves door open to 2024 White House run

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday said he hadn’t yet decided whether he will make another bid for the White House. “That’s a big — you know, I haven’t made that decision,” Sanders sTheid on “CBS Mornings.” Sanders, an Independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, mounted his first presidential campaign as a Democrat in the … Read more

President Biden surprises Elton John with National Humanities Medal

President Joe Biden on Friday presented Sir Elton John with the National Humanities Medal, surprising the music icon following a performance on the South Lawn of the White House.”I’m never flabbergasted, but I’m flabbergasted,” a visibly moved John said , thanking the President and saying that he will “treasure” the honor.Watch John’s reaction to receiving … Read more

US has privately warned Russia of consequences of using a nuclear weapon

The US has privately been warning the Kremlin for months of consequences if they use a nuclear weapon in their conflict with Ukraine, according to officials. Anonymous officials told The Washington Post that the White House has publicly been purposefully vague about what those consequences would be in an attempt to build concern among Russian … Read more

Glenbard East High School graduate Mark Frerichs of Lombard, Illinois released in Taliban prisoner exchange for Bashir Noorzai

LOMBARD, Ill. (WLS) — A Lombard man who has been held captive by the Taliban for more than two years has been released after a prisoner swap. Mark Frerichs, a Navy veteran, was in Afghanistan working as a civil engineer on construction projects when he was lured into a meeting where he was kidnapped in … Read more

These world leaders were not invited to the Queen’s funeral

World leaders began arriving in London this weekend to attend the state funeral service of the late Queen Elizabeth II Monday at Westminster Abbey in London. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden were among hundreds of world leaders paying their respects to the monarch as she lies in state. Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska … Read more

President Biden in Pittsburgh for Labor Day

President Joe Biden excoriated “MAGA Republicans, the extreme right and Trumpies” on Monday, pitching his Labor Day appeals to union members he hopes will turn out in force for his party in November. “The middle class built America,” Biden told a workers ‘gathering at park grounds in Milwaukee. “Everybody knows that. But unions built the … Read more

Biden Urged to Act Swiftly on Ukraine Nuclear Plant

President Biden should take urgent action to make the deteriorating situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear-power plant an administration priority and demand an immediate inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency before its occupation causes a transnational radiological disaster, according to a private bipartisan letter to the White House from dozens of former senior government officials … Read more

Student Loans: President Biden to announce $10,000 in debt cancellation for many, extend repayment pause: sources

WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans were waiting to learn the fate of their federal student debt on Wednesday as President Joe Biden prepared to deliver on his campaign promise to provide up to $10,000 in debt cancellation. Details of the plan have been kept closely guarded, but borrowers who earn less than $125,000 a year … Read more

Former US ambassador predicts Griner will be released in ‘two-for-two’ prisoner swap

Former US Ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson predicted Sunday that US citizens Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner, who are imprisoned in Russia, will be freed in a “two-for-two” prisoner swap with Moscow. “I’m optimistic. I think she’s going to be free,” Richardson said of WNBA star Griner on ABC’s “This Week.” “There’s gonna be … Read more