This Week in Politics

Monday, April 1

  • A former Nevada legislator, Lucy Flores, accuses Joe Biden of inappropriate kissing and touching during a 2014 campaign event.
  • Kellogg sells off its cookie brands, including Girl Scout cookies, to the maker of Nutella.

Tuesday, April 2

  • Lori Lightfoot is elected to be the first LGBTQ+ Black woman mayor of Chicago.
  • Mick Jagger announces he will undergo heart surgery and postpones the Rolling Stones’ North American tour.

Wednesday, April 3

  • House Judiciary Committee votes to authorize a subpoena of the full Mueller report.
  • A report by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association shows it would take 80 years to fix all of the deteriorating bridges in the United States.

Thursday, April 4

  • A man who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, a missing boy from Illinois, is charged with lying to the FBI.
  • Trump to nominates U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza to head the Small Business Administration.
  • MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos finalize their divorce. Jeff retains 75 percent of the couple’s Amazon stock.

Friday, April 5

  • The Trump administration announces new economic sanctions against Venezuela, targeting oil shipments between Venezuela and Cuba.
  • Officials say that additional software problems have been detected in the Boeing 737 Max flight control system.
  • The Labor Department reports that the U.S. added 196,000 jobs in March.