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Budget nominee Neera Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition about controversial tweets

1 month ago   |   By WTAE

President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition for her controversial tweets.
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Biden ‘accepts' Neera Tanden's withdrawal after toxic OMB nominee fails to win support, promises her administration ‘role' anyway

Biden ‘accepts' Neera Tanden's withdrawal after toxic OMB nominee fails to win support, promises her administration ‘role' anyway

1 month ago   |   By RT

US President Joe Biden praised Neera Tanden, the controversial nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, and said she'll serve him in some other capacity after failing to get enough support in the Senate.
“I have accepted Neera Tanden's request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget,” Biden said in a statement on Tuesday. He offered no explanation for her decision but added “I look forward to having her serve a role in my administration” without specifying what that could be.
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Neera Tanden Withdraws As Nominee For Office Of Management And Budget

Neera Tanden Withdraws As Nominee For Office Of Management And Budget

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The former head of the Center for American Progress was criticized for tweets disparaging some lawmakers. President Biden said in a statement he accepted Tanden's request. (Image credit: Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)
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Prosecutors expect decision today for cop who shot Black motorist Daunte Wright

Prosecutors expect decision today for cop who shot Black motorist Daunte Wright

Prosecutors expect a decision to be reached Wednesday on whether to charge the former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb... Read more ...

Shane Bieber-Lucas Giolito pitchers' duel doesn't disappoint

Shane Bieber-Lucas Giolito pitchers' duel doesn't disappoint

CHICAGO - Shane Bieber wasn't sure where this ranked among his best performances. The AL Cy Young Award winner knew it was high on the list. Bieber pitched three-hit ball over... Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson vaccine on pause after rare blood clots found in 6 women

Johnson & Johnson vaccine on pause after rare blood clots found in 6 women

After almost 7 million doses, the Food and Drug Administration is recommending a pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Read more ...

Mets offense comes alive in doubleheader sweep of Phillies

Mets offense comes alive in doubleheader sweep of Phillies

A pulse could be detected from this Mets lineup over the final eight innings Tuesday, spanning two games, and that carried the day. Jonathan Villar delivered a walk-off hit in... Read more ...

The ship that blocked the Suez Canal has been impounded over a $900 million...

The ship that blocked the Suez Canal has been impounded over a $900 million compensation bill

Ever Given, the ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week last month and halted more than 400 ships from passing through, has been seized by Egyptian authorities... Read more ...

Biden, Harris meet with Congressional Black Caucus about police reform

Biden, Harris meet with Congressional Black Caucus about police reform

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris joined the leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus to renew calls for systematic change, following the... Read more ...

One Deshaun Watson accuser drops civil suit against Texans QB

One Deshaun Watson accuser drops civil suit against Texans QB

One woman has dropped her civil suit against Deshaun Watson, NFL Network reported Tuesday. “We believe we have names for 20 of the 22 lawsuits,” Watson's lawyer Rusty Hardin... Read more ...

Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy endorse Ray McGuire for mayor of New York City

Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy endorse Ray McGuire for mayor of New York City

It's the "Empire State of Mind" collaboration New Yorkers didn't see coming. Read more ...

After J&J vaccine pause, added hesitancy more of a concern than supply crunches

After J&J vaccine pause, added hesitancy more of a concern than supply crunches

Experts and health officials in Iowa don't expect the federal pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution to be a major logistical challenge, but there are worries that the... Read more ...

Vigil held for grandmother who was shot, killed at Boston home

Vigil held for grandmother who was shot, killed at Boston home

The 73-year-old was struck by gunfire while sitting on her front porch, which has left many city leaders and officials outraged. Read more ...