US domestic news roundup: Biden praises reporters in Ukraine as White House press dinner resumes; The Fed wants to cool the US housing market. Here’s what it looks like and more


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Biden praises journalists in Ukraine as White House press dinner resumes

US President Joe Biden praised reporters covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine as he resumed a Washington tradition of speaking at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday night. After being canceled for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and boycotted by Donald Trump during his presidency, the event returned with gusto, with remarks from comedian Trevor Noah.

The Fed wants to cool the US housing market. Here’s what it does

In mid-April, months after an increasingly frustrating house hunt, Harsh Grewal and his wife moved to a suburb of San Francisco and prepared an offer, above the listed price, so that they have a chance to beat other offers in one. of the most dynamic real estate markets in the country. Then he checked his phone and saw several alerts, all touting discounted prices for other homes they were tracking. The Grewals withdrew their offer and put their research on ice hoping it was a sign that the market was finally cooling down. “I want to see where it goes and where the dust settles,” Grewal said.

Amazon to get hearing that could overturn New York union vote, labor board official says Inc’s objections to a historic union election at a company warehouse in New York warrant a hearing that could overturn the result, a US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official has said. The online retailer accused the NLRB’s Brooklyn office of appearing to support the union campaign and alleged that union organizers bullied workers into voting for them, claims the union was removed from office.

‘Huge firefight’ to defend New Mexico villages and city from fire

Thousands of residents of villages in northern New Mexico were evacuated on Sunday as high winds pushed the largest active US wildfire to their drought-scorched mountain valley. Winds of more than 40mph (64kph) blew embers a mile before the blaze to spark new blazes as bulldozers dug firebreaks to protect the villages of Ledoux, Mora and Cleveland about 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Santa Fe.

Jill Biden to meet Ukrainian refugees during visit to Romania and Slovakia

First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Romania and Slovakia May 5-9 to meet with U.S. service and embassy staff, displaced Ukrainian parents and children, aid workers and teachers, her colleague said. office Monday Sunday, celebrated as Mother’s Day in the United States, Biden will meet with Ukrainian mothers and children who have been forced to flee their homes because of Russia’s war on Ukraine, his office said.

Hispanics lose faith in Democrats in the face of inflation as US election looms

Ricardo Aguirre sits by his two taco trucks and laments soaring prices for tomatoes, onions, meat and cilantro, which have doubled in price in recent months, hammering his Phoenix-based restaurant business. Aguirre, 43, usually votes for the Democratic Party. But with inflation hitting a 40-year high in February, he has a stark warning for Democrats as they seek to retain control of the US Congress in November’s election.

Explanation – What’s at stake in the 2022 US Congressional elections

Control of the US Congress is at stake in November’s midterm elections, as well as President Joe Biden’s remaining political agenda. Republicans have a strong chance of taking control of the US House of Representatives, while Democrats have a better chance of retaining a majority in the Senate. A Republican House would be enough to derail most of the laws Biden and his fellow Democrats want to enact, while likely sparking a flurry of new congressional investigations into the administration.

US judge denies RNC’s request to stay subpoena against email provider

A U.S. federal judge has denied a request by the Republican National Committee to block a subpoena asking its email provider to release documents to the congressional panel investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The RNC sued the House panel on March 9 after it issued a subpoena to Salesforce Inc, which organizes donor information for the committee.

Trump faces biggest test of his ‘kingmaker’ influence since leaving White House

May brings Donald Trump the biggest test of his political influence since the end of his presidency, as a candidate he endorsed the Republican primaries in the contest that will set the stage for the midterm congressional elections of november. Trump-backed candidates in Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina face active, well-funded challengers seeking the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate. The former president also backed a challenger to the incumbent Republican governor of Georgia, who angered Trump by dismissing his false claims that his 2020 election loss was the result of fraud.

Mexican foreign minister slams Texas ‘extortion’ in border dispute

Texas pressure on neighboring Mexican states last month to tighten border security amounts to “extortion,” Mexico’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Texas Governor Greg Abbott reached agreements with the governors of the border states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon after tightening Texas security checks to prevent people smuggling and smuggling disrupted bilateral trade.

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