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Biden in Asia: New Friends, Old Tensions, Storms at Home
Geopolitics
Biden in Asia: New Friends, Old Tensions, Storms at Home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South Korea on... Read More

Biden Looks to Nudge ASEAN Leaders to Speak Out on Russia
Geopolitics
Biden Looks to Nudge ASEAN Leaders to Speak Out on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to nudge southeast Asian leaders to be more outspoken about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but the issue continues to be a delicate one for many members of the region's 10-country alliance with deep... Read More

Biden Co-Hosts 2nd Global COVID Summit as US Nears 1M Deaths
COVID-19
Biden Co-Hosts 2nd Global COVID Summit as US Nears 1M Deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will appeal for a renewed international commitment to attacking COVID-19 as he convenes a second virtual summit on the pandemic and marks “a tragic milestone" as the U.S. approaches 1 million deaths. “As a nation, we... Read More

Biden Administration Taking Steps to Lower Farming, Food Costs
Agriculture
Biden Administration Taking Steps to Lower Farming, Food Costs
2022-05-11 19:40:00
by Reece Nations

KANKAKEE, Ill. — President Joe Biden is blaming Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for supply chain disruptions that are causing yield-impairing fertilizer shortages and driving up food prices. The war’s repercussions have sent international food prices to record highs, according to... Read More

Biden Signs Ukraine Bill, Seeks $40B Aid, in Putin Rejoinder
In The News
Biden Signs Ukraine Bill, Seeks $40B Aid, in Putin Rejoinder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European... Read More

Internet Providers Promise $30 Service
Broadband
Internet Providers Promise $30 Service
2022-05-09 20:25:59
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — More than 80% of Americans will have access to high-speed internet plans for $30 or less, President Joe Biden announced Monday. The partnership with 20 different broadband internet providers “gives families a little more breathing room to pay... Read More

Cybercrime Tracking Bill Signed Into Law
Cybersecurity
Cybercrime Tracking Bill Signed Into Law
2022-05-06 18:21:59
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice can now get a handle on the number of cybercrimes happening in the U.S. after President Joe Biden signed a bill into law Thursday granting the department the ability to track crimes that have... Read More

Karine Jean-Pierre to Replace Psaki as White House Press Secretary
White House
Karine Jean-Pierre to Replace Psaki as White House Press Secretary
2022-05-05 20:48:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to assistant to the president and White House press secretary, replacing Jen Psaki, who will depart from the White House on May 13, President Joe Biden announced Thursday afternoon. Jean-Pierre will become the... Read More

Biden Nominates Two to Serve on Nuclear Regulatory Commission
White House
Biden Nominates Two to Serve on Nuclear Regulatory Commission
2022-05-03 23:15:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated two westerners to fill vacancies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, again signaling that nuclear power is very much on his mind as he moves the nation toward a post-fossil fuel future. The... Read More

US Signs Onto ‘Declaration for the Future of the Internet’
Technology
US Signs Onto ‘Declaration for the Future of the Internet’
2022-05-02 20:00:36
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The United States joined 60 global partners in signing an agreement to work toward a common vision of the internet of the future that is “open, free, global, interoperable, reliable and secure.”  The agreement is not legally binding,... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs’ Assets
Geopolitics
EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs' Assets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden doesn't want to just seize the yachts, luxury homes and other assets of Russian oligarchs, he wants to sell off the pricey goods and use the money to help rebuild Ukraine. He's asking Congress... Read More

Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Could Make for Long Hot Summer
Political News
Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Could Make for Long Hot Summer
2022-04-28 00:22:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A trial balloon floated by the president during a wide-ranging meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus could become the latest point of contention between the White House and Republicans on Capitol Hill. During a Monday meeting... Read More

Russia Releases US Marine Vet as Part of Prisoner Exchange
Geopolitics
Russia Releases US Marine Vet as Part of Prisoner Exchange

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and the United States have carried out a dramatic prisoner exchange, trading a Marine veteran jailed in Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America, both countries announced Wednesday. The... Read More

High Court Could Free Biden to End Trump Asylum Policy
Supreme Court
High Court Could Free Biden to End Trump Asylum Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned lower-court orders that have blocked the Biden administration from ending a controversial Trump-era immigration program for asylum-seekers. Questions from conservative and liberal justices during nearly two hours of arguments suggested that... Read More

Biden Pardons Former Secret Service Agent and Two Others
Justice
Biden Pardons Former Secret Service Agent and Two Others

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has granted the first three pardons of his term, providing clemency to a Kennedy-era Secret Service agent convicted of federal bribery charges that he tried to sell a copy of an agency file and to... Read More

Biden Launches $6B Effort to Save Distressed Nuclear Plants
Energy
Biden Launches $6B Effort to Save Distressed Nuclear Plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is launching a $6 billion effort to rescue nuclear power plants at risk of closing, citing the need to continue nuclear energy as a carbon-free source of power that helps to combat climate change.... Read More

Biden Reinstates Rule Requiring Environmental Review for Projects
Environment
Biden Reinstates Rule Requiring Environmental Review for Projects
2022-04-19 21:17:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday announced it is restoring provisions of a 1970 law that requires formal review of projects for their environmental impact before they can go forward. The Trump administration had abolished the need for the... Read More

Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry
Congress
Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of... Read More

Biden to Require US-Made Steel, Iron for Infrastructure
Manufacturing
Biden to Require US-Made Steel, Iron for Infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction material. The guidance being issued... Read More

Biden Picks Michael Barr for Fed’s Bank Regulation Post
Federal Reserve
Biden Picks Michael Barr for Fed's Bank Regulation Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday he plans to nominate Michael Barr, the dean of the University of Michigan's public policy school, to be the Federal Reserve's vice chairman of supervision. The selection of Barr comes after Biden’s... Read More

First Bus of Texas Migrants Arrives Near Capitol 
Immigration
First Bus of Texas Migrants Arrives Near Capitol 
2022-04-13 23:16:29
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A week after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to begin transporting busloads of migrants to Washington, D.C., the first transport arrived blocks away from the Capitol building. At Abbott’s direction, the Texas Division of Emergency Management chartered the... Read More

Biden: Russia War a ‘Genocide,’ Trying to ‘Wipe Out’ Ukraine
Geopolitics
Biden: Russia War a 'Genocide,' Trying to 'Wipe Out' Ukraine

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden has now said Russia's war in Ukraine amounts to "genocide,” accusing President Vladimir Putin of trying to “wipe out the idea of even being a Ukrainian." “Yes, I called it genocide," he told reporters... Read More

WH Environmental Justice Advisors Press for Justice40 Action
Climate
WH Environmental Justice Advisors Press for Justice40 Action

Key members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council said Tuesday that the Biden administration hadn't done enough to make good on its promise that 40% of all benefits from climate investment go to disenfranchised communities. Speaking at a... Read More

Biden Waiving Ethanol Rule in Bid to Lower Gasoline Prices
Renewable Energy
Biden Waiving Ethanol Rule in Bid to Lower Gasoline Prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is visiting corn-rich Iowa on Tuesday to announce he'll suspend a federal rule preventing the sale of higher ethanol blend gasoline this summer, as his administration tries to tamp down prices at the pump... Read More

Cheers for Jackson as Biden Declares ‘Moment of Real Change’
Supreme Court
Cheers for Jackson as Biden Declares 'Moment of Real Change'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday celebrated the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court, hailing “a moment of real change in American history.” It was a moment 46... Read More

Senate Confirms First Black Woman as Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court
Senate Confirms First Black Woman as Supreme Court Justice
2022-04-07 19:49:00
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson won confirmation in the Senate Thursday to become the first Black woman to be appointed as a Supreme Court justice. The 53-47 vote was made possible by three Republicans who crossed over to vote for... Read More

Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
Supreme Court
Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
2022-04-07 18:55:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 53-47 to confirm U.S. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman ever to serve at the very top of the nation’s courts. Jackson will now replace... Read More

What They’re Saying About the End of Title 42 Expulsions
Immigration
What They’re Saying About the End of Title 42 Expulsions
2022-04-06 23:02:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration last week announced it will wind down the pandemic-era order known as Title 42 in late May.  Though always controversial, the decision to do away with what were, in essence, summary deportations in the name... Read More

Biden Administration Begins Whole-of-Government Efforts to Tackle Long COVID
Health
Biden Administration Begins Whole-of-Government Efforts to Tackle Long COVID
2022-04-06 15:15:44
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will institute new efforts this week to accelerate prevention, detection and treatment of long COVID. “There are federal efforts underway at the [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and the [National Institutes of Health]... Read More

President Moves to Fix ‘Family Glitch’ in Affordable Care Act
White House
President Moves to Fix ‘Family Glitch’ in Affordable Care Act
2022-04-05 13:44:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday will propose a new rule the administration believes will finally fix the so-called “family glitch” in Affordable Care Act coverage, a change that could potentially save hundreds of thousands of American families hundreds... Read More

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