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It’s getting harder for Cabinet picks to get confirmed, data analysis shows

The Daily Beast Postmaster General Taunts Dems: You’re Stuck With Me for Good Jim Watson./GettyLouis DeJoy had a defiant message on Wednesday for those craving to see him ousted as U.S. Postmaster General: “Get used to me.”The comment came after Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) asked the embattled U.S. Postal Service chief how long he would … Read more

Biden HHS pick Xavier Becerra refuses to say whether he supports any restrictions on abortion

Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, declined to name any restriction on abortion that he would support when rigorously pressed on the issue during testimony before Senators on Wednesday. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., asked Becerra point-blank if he would name an abortion restriction that he might support, … Read more

ABC, CBS, NBC avoid explosive sexual harassment claims against Andrew Cuomo on evening news broadcasts

The three major broadcast networks joined CNN and MSNBC Wednesday in avoiding mention of sexual harassment claims against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during their evening news programs.  According to Grabien transcripts, ABC’s “World News Tonight,” CBS’ “Evening News,” and NBC’s “Nightly News” made no mention of the embattled Cuomo, who is facing calls for … Read more

VaccineFinder Maps Out Where Vaccines Are Available Near You : Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital and Castlight Health is launching a new tool which allows Americans to search for COVID-19 vaccine providers with stock of vaccine where they live. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption toggle caption Michele Abercrombie/NPR The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with … Read more

Self-defence not the answer to Nigeria’s kidnap crisis

Supporters of the “Coalition of Northern Groups” (CNG) rally to urge authorities to rescue hundreds of abducted schoolboys, in northwestern state of Katsina, Nigeria on December 17, 2020 In our series of letters from African writers Nigerian journalist and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani reflects on a recent call for Nigerians to take security into their … Read more

Jill Biden gives Kelly Clarkson advice on healing after a divorce: ‘Things will get better’

Kelly Clarkson has received advice on divorce from First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Clarkson is in the middle of a divorce from Brandon Blackstock, who also worked as her manager. The “American Idol” alum, 38, and Blackstock share two children together: River Rose, 6, and Remington Alexander, 4.  As of late, the split has been marred … Read more

El Chapo’s wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Despite her status as the wife of the world’s most notorious drug boss, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Emma Coronel Aispuro lived mostly in obscurity — until her husband went to prison for life. Then, suddenly, she was a presence on social media. There was talk of launching a fashion line. Even … Read more