President Biden’s dog, Champ, passes away: ‘We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always’

(NEXSTAR) – President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden announced on Saturday the passing of Champ, one of their German shepherds. The president and first lady described Champ as a “constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years” in a joint statement shared via the White House’s Briefing Room. “Even as Champ’s strength waned … Read more

Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a national holiday

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden signed a law Thursday which makes Juneteenth, or June 19, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. “This is a day of profound weight and profound power, a day in which we remember the moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to … Read more

Charges from US Capitol insurrection roil Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants on Jan. 6, but the aftermath of the insurrection is roiling two of the most prominent far-right extremist groups at the U.S. Capitol that day. More than three dozen members and associates across both the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers have been charged with crimes. … Read more

Some Capitol rioters claim election misinformation defense

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Falsehoods about the election helped bring insurrectionists to the Capitol on Jan. 6, and now some who are facing criminal charges for their actions during the riot hope their gullibility might save them or at least engender some sympathy. GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol Lawyers … Read more

Groups make last-minute appeal for Biden to ‘defund’ ICE, CBP

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Migrant advocates on Thursday made a last-minute appeal for President Biden to take money earmarked for immigration enforcement and spend it on education and health care instead. “I call on the president to put forward a compassionate budget, one that affirms the dignity and humanity of our immigrant neighbors,” … Read more

George Floyd family meets with Biden as Congress mulls police bill

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The anniversary of George Floyd’s death was supposed to be a milestone moment, a time to mark passage of legislation to “root out systemic racism” in the criminal justice system, in the words of President Joe Biden. Instead, Floyd’s family visited Washington on Tuesday to mourn with Biden and prod Congress … Read more

Upstate man arrested over Capitol insurrection

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WUTR) — Eric Bochene, 49, of New Hartford was arrested on Thursday by FBI agents out of Albany. He is facing charges related to having taken part in the riot and attack on the U.S. Capitol. Leahy calls for more funding to fight domestic terrorism In papers filed by the FBI, a … Read more

Biden urges Americans not to panic, says fuel shortages to end as Colonial Pipeline reopens

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden Thursday told Americans to “not panic” or hoard gas as the Colonial Pipeline restarted operations after it was stalled for days due to a ransomware attack.  The Colonial Pipeline said late Thursday it had restarted its entire pipeline system and delivery in all markets it serves. The company said it will take several … Read more

‘Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline,’ safety commission warns drivers

(NEXSTAR) – As fuel stations in the East run out of gas amid panic-buying after cyberattackers hit the Colonial Pipeline on Friday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding drivers just how dangerous improperly stored gas can be. More than 1,000 gas stations in the Southeast report running out of fuel thanks to panic-buying … Read more

Biden touts $28.6B restaurant relief program

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden delivered remarks on his $28.6B restaurant relief program which is part of his recently passed American Rescue Plan. The White House said that 186,200 restaurants, bars and other eligible businesses had applied for the program over its first two days of accepting applications. More than half of the … Read more