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Anna Wiernicki


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Recent articles by Anna:

‘This madness doesn’t seem to stop’: US Republicans criticize Biden administration on immigration

Some Republican congressmen criticized President Biden and his administration for not doing enough to address problems at the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Republicans blame Biden administration for U.S. fuel price spike

Republicans are blaming the Biden administration for they’re labeling “Biden’s Energy Crisis,” but the administration says the pump is a result of a global fuel shortage. → Read More

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blocks Biden State Department nominees over Russian gas pipeline

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz vowed to block dozens of President Biden's State Department nominees in the U.S. Senate over a Russian gas pipeline project that he said needs to be shut down. → Read More

Democrats criticize Supreme Court for using ‘shadow docket’ on Texas’ new abortion law

Democrats say the Supreme Court abused its “shadow docket” when it failed to stop the law from going into effect. Republicans, however, say the Supreme Court is just doing its job. → Read More

What comes next after FDA panel’s rejection of Pfizer’s third booster shot?

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Friday rejected Pfizer's request to administer a third COVID-19 booster shot to the general public. → Read More

Gulf of Mexico oil production still reeling from hurricanes Ida, Nicholas

Hurricane Ida temporarily knocked off 95% of the Gulf's oil production — Hurricane Nicholas only postponed operations even longer. → Read More

Republicans threaten to sue Biden administration over new COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Republican leaders are threatening to sue the Biden administration over President Joe Biden's executive orders on Thursday requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal workers, health care workers and teachers. → Read More

Texas House Democrats travel to Washington, D.C. to stop voting bills from passing

More than 50 Texas House Democrats are in the nation's capitol Tuesday in an extraordinary effort to block Republicans from enacting new voting restrictions. → Read More

Homeland Security Secretary answers questions on Biden administration’s plan for migrants at the border

Senate Republicans grilled Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Biden administration’s response to the sharp rise in migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

SC plant draws 17K complaints for ‘noxious’ odor

CATAWBA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina cardboard factory has found itself in the middle of a stinky situation as environmental regulators order it to lower emissions after receiving thousands of complaints relating to a “noxious,” rotten egg-like smell coming from the plant. The State reports that the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental […] → Read More

What to do about gun violence in America? U.S. Senate divided over right answers after recent shootings

The U.S. Senate scheduled a hearing on reducing gun violence last week after the Atlanta spa shootings that left eight people dead. Tuesday, Democrats stressed the urgency for Congress to act. → Read More

Hasbro speaks: Mr. Potato Head character still exists, brand drops ‘mister’ from box

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Hasbro created confusion Thursday when it announced that it would drop the “Mr.” from the brand’s name in order to be more inclusive and so all could feel “welcome in the Potato Head world.” It also said it would sell a new playset this […] → Read More

Biden administration to deliver 25M masks to vulnerable Americans, increase vaccine shipments to states

The White House says it will deliver 25 million masks to the most vulnerable Americans. The announcement comes one day after the Biden administration ramped up the weekly vaccine shipments to states. → Read More

Senators from oil-rich states request meeting with Biden over climate change policies

Senate Republicans say President Joe Biden rejected their request to meet over climate policies they say threaten "thousands of good-paying jobs." | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

Republican senators look to challenge presidential election results this week

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the effort to challenge the presidential election results when Congress meets on Wednesday to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory. → Read More

Republican lawmakers say they will contest electoral college results Wednesday

A coalition of lawmakers say they will contest the electoral college results if an emergency audit is not completed beforehand. | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico → Read More

117th Congress sworn in during pandemic, economic crisis

Lawmakers are taking their official oath of office on Capitol Hill Sunday in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

U.S. lawmakers still left with questions after briefing on government cyberattack

Federal officials warned lawmakers Friday the cyberattack they believe was conducted by Russia may have exposed deep government secrets. The FBI and other government intelligence agencies briefed House lawmakers on the hacking. → Read More

Video: Florida man retrieves golf ball off gator’s back

A wild video out of Cape Coral, Florida shows a golfer grab his ball off the back of an alligator. → Read More

Biden to take oath outside Capitol amid virus restrictions

Biden's team released some broad details for the Jan. 20 event on Tuesday → Read More