Standing alongside a bipartisan group of 10 senators, the president announced they had agreed on a package of hundreds of billions in new spending on the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
In December 2019, a McDonald’s in Marseille was on the verge of shuttering when its employees took the keys and occupied it. Months later, as the coronavirus overwhelmed Europe, the building became the unlikely hub of an impromptu aid-distribution effort.
The proposed new delivery regimen would disproportionately affect Western states and the country’s mainland extremities, including large swaths of South Texas and Florida, a Washington Post analysis shows.
The Justice Department on Thursday arrested the first defendant in the Jan. 6 riot to face charges including assaulting a journalist, and Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed to “charge what the evidence supports to hold all January 6th perpetrators accountable.”