U.S. struggling with shortage of COVID 19 rapid tests

U.S. struggling with shortage of COVID 19 rapid tests

The U.S. is struggling with a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 rapid tests. The Biden administration has focused its efforts on vaccinating as many Americans as possible. While the U.S. has a substantial supply of vaccines, many Americans are having difficulty…

President Biden calls out Senate holdouts as legislative agenda stalls

President Biden calls out Senate holdouts as legislative agenda stalls

President Joe Biden addresses ongoing talks surrounding his multitrillion dollar social spending plan during a CNN town hall in Baltimore on Thursday night. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes joined CBSN to discuss the president’s remarks regarding Senate…

Thousands of migrants expelled to Mexico faced violent attacks, report finds

Thousands of migrants expelled to Mexico faced violent attacks, report finds

A new report from the organization Human Rights First found thousands of migrants and asylum seekers expelled to Mexico by the U.S. were subjected to kidnappings and other violent attacks. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joined CBSN’s Lana Zak…

Key climate change program in Democrats' spending bill now in doubt

Key climate change program in Democrats’ spending bill now in doubt

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of coal-rich West Virginia says he’s opposed to the “Clean Electricity Performance Program,” which is part of the multi-trillion dollar reconciliation bill his party is trying to pass. Environmental experts say the program is key to…

First-time unemployment claims fall to new pandemic-era low

First-time unemployment claims fall to new pandemic-era low

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to another pandemic-era low. For the week ending October 16, 290,000 people filed new jobless claims. Mark Hamrick, a senior economic analyst for Bankrate, joins CBSN to discuss. CBSN is…

WorldView: Ambassador to China nominee gives stark assessment of threats

WorldView: Ambassador to China nominee gives stark assessment of threats

Nicholas Burns, President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to China, called the country the United States’ “most dangerous competitor.” And India celebrated administering 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses Thursday, even as a recent drop in inoculations worries healthcare providers.…

President Joe Biden pitching legislative agenda at town hall

President Joe Biden pitching legislative agenda at town hall

President Joe Biden heads to Maryland on Thursday to make another public push for his infrastructure and social spending plans after trying to sell the policies to Pennsylvania taxpayers. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes joined CBSN with…

Port of Long Beach executive director talks supply chain efforts

Port of Long Beach executive director talks supply chain efforts

President Joe Biden announced plan to address supply chain bottlenecks by expanding round-the-clock operations at key West Coast ports. Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach Mario Cordero joins Lana Zak on CBSN to discuss how the move could…

Preparing for the restart of federal student loan payments in February

Preparing for the restart of federal student loan payments in February

Federal student loan borrowers will have to restart their payments in February 2022. They have been paused since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Kantrowitz, author of “How to Appeal for More College Financial Aid,” joined CBSN to…

Haitian gang demands $17M in ransom for abducted missionaries

Haitian gang demands $17M in ransom for abducted missionaries

The “400 Mawozo” gang in Haiti is demanding $1 million for each of the 17 missionaries it abducted. The group was kidnapped last weekend just outside of the capital of Port-au-Prince. Gang activity has been on the rise following the…