Biden pardons thousands for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden will pardon thousands of Americans convicted of "simple possession" of marijuana under federal law, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that it contends disproportionately impact people of color.
Leaders call Biden speech inflammatory, divisive
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden charged in a prime-time address that the "extreme ideology" of Donald Trump and his adherents "threatens the very foundation of our republic," as he summoned Americans of all stripes to help counter what he sketched as dark forces within the Republican Party trying to subvert democracy.
US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a "pause" in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccine campaign.
Biden signs $1.9T COVID relief bill
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden on Thursday (March 11) signed into law a $1.9 trillion relief package that pro-lifers have decried because it fails to include safeguards against abortion funding.
Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday (Jan. 25) reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military.