The Hill

Written by Jennifer McCubbin

February 18, 2021

  • Senate confirms US ambassadors to four countries
    by Zach Schonfeld on September 30, 2022 at 3:01 am

    The Senate confirmed four U.S. ambassadors on Thursday before heading out for recess, which is expected to last through the midterm elections. After approving a short-term funding bill to avoid a looming government shutdown deadline at the end of the week, the upper chamber confirmed by voice vote President Biden’s nominees to serve as ambassadors…

  • Trevor Noah to depart ‘The Daily Show’ after seven years
    by Zach Schonfeld on September 30, 2022 at 2:32 am

    Trevor Noah announced he is departing “The Daily Show” after seven years hosting the late-night television program. Noah appeared to make the announcement during a studio recording of his show, which airs four nights a week on Comedy Central. “I just found myself filled with gratitude for the journey,” Noah said. “It’s been absolutely amazing,”…

  • Biden administration estimates student loan plan will cost $379B
    by Julia Shapero on September 30, 2022 at 1:36 am

    President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is expected to cost the federal government $379 billion, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Department of Education released on Thursday. Over the next decade, the one-time debt cancellation of up to $20,000 is estimated to cost about $30 billion a year, the Department of Education found. However, the…

  • These nine House Republicans voted against a bill to require vetting for programs exploited by China
    by Mychael Schnell on September 30, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Nine House Republicans voted against a bill on Thursday aimed at requiring federal agencies to vet companies seeking funds through small business programs that are exploited by foreign countries of concern, including China. The legislation, titled the SBIR and STTR Extension Act, passed in a 415-9 vote. All “no” votes came from Republicans — Reps. Andy…

  • Wisconsin Senate race shifts toward Johnson: poll
    by Zach Schonfeld on September 30, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) led his Democratic challenger Mandela Barnes by 4 points in a new Fox News poll after the same survey showed Barnes leading last month. The poll found Johnson garnered the support of 48 percent of respondents, compared to Barnes’s 44 percent. Five percent said they didn’t know who they would lean…

  • LIVE COVERAGE: Ian regains hurricane strength as it closes in on South Carolina after battering Florida
    on September 30, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Ian has regained hurricane strength as it spun toward South Carolina a day after devastating a cross section of Florida. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm’s maximum sustained winds increased Thursday to 75 mph. It was centered about 240 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, and moving northeast at 10 mph. Ian made…

  • Judge denies student debt cancellation lawsuit after Education Department clarifies plan
    by Zach Schonfeld on September 30, 2022 at 12:03 am

    A federal judge on Thursday denied a challenge to President Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF). PLF on Tuesday became the first organization to challenge the Biden administration’s move to forgive up to $20,000 in student debt per borrower, alleging it is illegal because Congress, which holds the power…

  • NotedDC — Hurricane Ian brings DeSantis, Biden together
    by Elizabeth Crisp on September 29, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    President Biden and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) are putting aside their rocky relationship to aid the millions of people affected by Hurricane Ian’s devastation after it made landfall as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday afternoon. Images of flattened buildings, flooded homes and drivers caught in head-tall waters in the wake of the storm have dominated media attention…

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