This week in US politics: Biden takes on Facebook, cosies up to Fox News, to battle vaccine hesitancy

Welcome to your weekly run-down of all the big news, strange rules and interesting happenings from the world of US politics.

Joe Biden campaigned on making politics boring, and since taking office, he’s been called boring by everyone from Donald Trump to his top White House staffers (yes, even by us, too).

Just last week The New York Times published a widely shared analysis of how “mind-numbingly tedious” the “explainer-in-chief” can be.

So this week it was bracing, like stepping out into a stiff winter breeze, to see the President answer a question about vaccine misinformation spreading on social media

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White House unveils first countrywide tactic to battle domestic terrorism | US politics

The White Household has released its initially at any time national technique for countering domestic terrorism five months after a violent mob stormed the US Capitol in Washington.

The framework released on Tuesday by the nationwide protection council describes the danger as now additional serious than probable assaults from abroad but emphasises the require to protect civil liberties.

Anticipating Republican objections that Joe Biden could use counterterrorism instruments to persecute supporters of Donald Trump, the system is also thorough to condition that domestic terrorism must be tackled in an “ideologically neutral” method.

It cites illustrations these kinds of as “an

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