Indian-American astronaut nominated for promotion to US Air Force brigadier general
The nomination announced on Thursday will have to be confirmed by the Senate which approves all senior civilian and military appointments. The US Air Force uses the same ranks as the Army, which considers brigadiers to be one-star generals. Chari is a member of the Artemis team of astronauts preparing for the US mission of returning to the moon.
US sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine: Biden
Addressing reporters at the White House on Wednesday, Biden said the decision to send the tanks came after his conversation earlier in the day "with our NATO Allies -- German Chancellor (Olaf) Scholz, French President (Emmanuel) Macron, UK Prime Minister (Rishi) Sunak, and the Italian Prime Minister (Giorgia) Meloni -- to continue our close coordination in our full support of Ukraine".
Biden renominates Indian-American as NY district court judge
Subramanian's nomination was first announced by the White House in September 2022. Since it could not be confirmed by the previous Congress, the White House on Monday sent his nomination, along with the case of several other district court nominees, to the Senate for its renewed consideration.
Is Indian-American Ro Khanna eyeing 2024 US presidential bid?
After six years in the US House, Khanna, 46, said he would not run for the White House if President Joe Biden seeks re-election in 2024, the Politico reported. The report said that Khanna's recent moves have sparked speculation among Democrats in several key states that the congressman has his eyes set on a higher office.
Biden to deliver his State of the Union address on Feb 7
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that Biden had accepted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's invitation to address a joint session of Congress on February 7, Xinhua news agency reported. This would be Biden's second State of the Union speech and the first before a divided Congress with Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives and Democrats still running the Senate.
Special counsel to look into Biden's handling of classified files
Robert Hur, who had served in the Department when Donald Trump was President, will lead the investigation, the BBC reported. The first batch of files were found on November 2, 2022 at the Penn Biden Center, a think-tank near the White House which Biden had used as office space
Biden's legal team finds fresh batch of classified documents
Since the original batch of about 10 documents was discovered in November 2022 at the Penn Biden Center think tank near the White House, but only came to light this Monday, Biden's aides have been searching for any additional classified materials that might be in other locations he used, an informed source told CBS News on Wednesday.
Biden 'surprised' to learn classified documents taken to his private office
"I was surprised to learn there were any government records that were taken there to that office," Xinhua news agency quoted Biden as saying reporters in Mexico City where he had a trilateral summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.