‘Intense’ Discussion of Ukraine Aid Overshadows Government Shutdown Talks
White House
‘Intense’ Discussion of Ukraine Aid Overshadows Government Shutdown Talks
2024-02-27 20:57:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With Congress at a virtual standstill, President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Republican and Democratic leaders to act swiftly to avoid a government shutdown and finally pass long-stalled emergency aid to Ukraine and Israel. Biden invited House Speaker... Read More

Biden Meets With Alexei Navalny’s Widow and Daughter
White House
Biden Meets With Alexei Navalny's Widow and Daughter
2024-02-22 21:58:15
by Dan McCue

SAN FRANCISCO — President Joe Biden met with the late Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter in California on Thursday, and later said he’d be announcing sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, “who is responsible for his death, tomorrow."... Read More

Federal Judge Tosses PhRMA Suit on Medicare Price Negotiations
Prescription Drugs
Federal Judge Tosses PhRMA Suit on Medicare Price Negotiations
2024-02-13 15:19:20
by Dan McCue

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge in Texas on Monday dismissed a PhRMA lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s new Medicare drug price negotiation program, a major win for the White House, though at least eight other challenges to the initiative... Read More

Special Counsel Won’t Seek Charges Against Biden for Keeping Classified Docs
Political News
Special Counsel Won’t Seek Charges Against Biden for Keeping Classified Docs
2024-02-08 22:13:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The special counsel investigating President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents after his years in the Obama White House, concluded that while Biden “willfully” retained highly sensitive records, no criminal charges are warranted against him. In a report... Read More

White House to Welcome Jordan’s King Abdullah II Next Week
White House
White House to Welcome Jordan’s King Abdullah II Next Week
2024-02-08 18:08:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will welcome the king and queen of Jordan to the White House next week to celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations and grapple with how to bring an end... Read More

Democrats to Vote in Suspenseless Primary on Saturday
2024 Elections
Democrats to Vote in Suspenseless Primary on Saturday
2024-02-02 16:40:07
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democrats across the state of South Carolina will vote in a first-in-the-South primary on Saturday in which the outcome is a foregone conclusion. President Joe Biden is expected to win handily. The only question is how many... Read More

Biden Returns to SC to Mobilize Supporters Ahead of Primary
2024 Elections
Biden Returns to SC to Mobilize Supporters Ahead of Primary
2024-01-28 16:08:36
by Dan McCue

COLUMBIA, S.C. — President Joe Biden returned to South Carolina on Saturday to celebrate the elevation of the state as the Democrats' first sanctioned primary and acknowledge the importance of the state’s Black voters. That voting block was critical to... Read More

Write-In Campaign Seeks Victory for Biden in New Hampshire
2024 Elections
Write-In Campaign Seeks Victory for Biden in New Hampshire
2024-01-22 15:45:40
by Dan McCue

CONCORD, N.H. — President Joe Biden’s name will not appear on the New Hampshire Democratic primary ballot on Tuesday, but a statewide grassroots effort is nevertheless determined to sweep him to victory. Biden chose not to actively run in New... Read More

President Makes Impromptu Stop, Poses for Selfies at Soul Food Restaurant
Political News
President Makes Impromptu Stop, Poses for Selfies at Soul Food Restaurant
2024-01-09 20:05:04
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. — While in Charleston on Monday to kick off the South Carolina leg of his 2024 presidential campaign, President Joe Biden made an impromptu stop at one of the city’s best known soul food restaurants. The visit to... Read More

Biden Travels to Charleston in Bid to Shore Up Black Support
2024 Elections
Biden Travels to Charleston in Bid to Shore Up Black Support
2024-01-08 18:53:36
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Joe Biden kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign in South Carolina on Monday, speaking at the Charleston church that was the site of a mass murder of Black parishioners at the hands of a White supremacist... Read More

Biden, Harris Kick Off SC Primary Campaign in Three Cities
Political News
Biden, Harris Kick Off SC Primary Campaign in Three Cities
2024-01-03 22:52:03
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are headed to South Carolina next week to kick off the public phase of their reelection campaign ahead of what for the Democrats is the first-in-the-nation primary on Feb.... Read More

Biden Commutes Sentences of 11 Held on Nonviolent, Cannabis Charges
White House
Biden Commutes Sentences of 11 Held on Nonviolent, Cannabis Charges
2023-12-22 20:48:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is commuting the sentences of 11 individuals currently serving extraordinarily long prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenses that are out of sync with today’s more lenient sentencing guidelines. “Due to reforms, each of these clemency... Read More

Phillips Banking on Write-In Upset in New Hampshire
2024 Elections
Phillips Banking on Write-In Upset in New Hampshire
2023-12-22 20:07:12
by Dan McCue

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Despite the polls and the fact the Democratic National Committee likely won’t give more than lip service to the results, Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., is campaigning like a contender in New Hampshire, hoping to defeat a “write-in”... Read More

Biden Administration Finalizes Sweeping Overhaul of Merger Rules
White House
Biden Administration Finalizes Sweeping Overhaul of Merger Rules
2023-12-18 20:47:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission on Monday released a new set of proposed rules aimed at cracking down on mergers and acquisitions that eliminate competition in the marketplace. The new guidelines, which President Joe Biden announced... Read More

Republicans Gather Evidence in Move Toward Biden Impeachment Inquiry
Political News
Republicans Gather Evidence in Move Toward Biden Impeachment Inquiry
2023-12-05 21:27:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The House will vote next week on formally authorizing its impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., said during a briefing with reporters Tuesday morning, saying Republicans have “no choice” but to push ahead in... Read More

Vice President Harris to Attend Climate Talks in Dubai
White House
Vice President Harris to Attend Climate Talks in Dubai
2023-11-29 22:17:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Dubai on Friday to attend the COP28 climate change talks. According to the White House, the vice president’s scheduled two days at the talks “will underscore the Biden-Harris administration’s success in... Read More

Biden to Visit World’s Largest Wind Tower Manufacturer
Renewable Energy
Biden to Visit World’s Largest Wind Tower Manufacturer
2023-11-27 19:45:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Biden will visit the world’s largest wind turbine tower manufacturing plant on Wednesday, part of a trip the White House postponed last month due to the Hamas attack on Israel and subsequent military action in Gaza. During... Read More

Biden Says Hamas Hostage Deal ‘Very Close’
Diplomacy
Biden Says Hamas Hostage Deal ‘Very Close’
2023-11-21 18:44:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Biden said Tuesday morning that an agreement to bring home hostages held by Hamas is “very close” though he declined to get into details “because nothing is done until it’s done.” The president made his remarks ahead... Read More

US, China Agree to Ramp Up Renewables to Address Climate Concerns
Diplomacy
US, China Agree to Ramp Up Renewables to Address Climate Concerns
2023-11-15 21:01:55
by Dan McCue

SAN FRANCISCO — President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to ramp up renewable energy development over the next seven years in order to speed its replacement of “coal, oil and gas generation.” The announcement of the deal... Read More

Biden Announces New Investments in Resiliency After Sobering Climate Report
White House
Biden Announces New Investments in Resiliency After Sobering Climate Report
2023-11-14 23:37:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The United States is warming nearly 60% faster than the world as a whole and the harm that’s causing Americans is worsening across every region of the country, a new government report shows. The latest edition of the... Read More

Dems ‘Carefully Evaluating’ Speaker Johnson’s CR Plan
Political News
Dems ‘Carefully Evaluating’ Speaker Johnson’s CR Plan
2023-11-13 21:42:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With the “laddered” continuing resolution proposed by House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., set to go before the House Rules Committee in a matter of hours, Democrats on Capitol Hill and in the White House are taking a wait-and-see... Read More

Biden to Tout Rural Investments in Trip to Minnesota
White House
Biden to Tout Rural Investments in Trip to Minnesota
2023-11-01 16:05:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Biden is traveling to Minnesota on Wednesday, where he will announce more than $5 billion in funding for agriculture and other pressing needs while also kickstarting his outreach to rural America ahead of the 2024 election. Biden,... Read More

Biden Issues ‘Landmark’ Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence
White House
Biden Issues ‘Landmark’ Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence
2023-10-30 20:31:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday issued the first-ever executive order regulating artificial intelligence, imposing sweeping new consumer, security and rights protections, while also striving to promote innovation and competition. In a call with reporters on Sunday, a senior... Read More

Congress’ Job Approval Plummets During Prolonged Speaker Search
Opinion Polls
Congress' Job Approval Plummets During Prolonged Speaker Search
2023-10-27 16:39:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Americans’ Approval of Congress plummeted to a six-year low this past month, as a prolonged search for a new House speaker effectively froze the chamber in its tracks, the Gallup company revealed on Friday. Gallup has been measuring... Read More

Moderate Phillips Launches Primary Bid Against President Biden
2024 Elections
Moderate Phillips Launches Primary Bid Against President Biden
2023-10-27 14:05:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., a centrist Democrat from Minnesota who has long argued that President Biden should not run for reelection due to his age and low poll numbers, has formally launched his campaign to unseat the incumbent... Read More

What Will It Take for Johnson to Get Up to Speed as Speaker?
Political News
What Will It Take for Johnson to Get Up to Speed as Speaker?
2023-10-26 20:21:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Imagine vaulting from kit manager, or clubhouse attendant, to coach. Okay, the writers of the hit Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso” have already done that. But it’s not too far a stretch from what newly minted House Speaker... Read More

White House Welcomes Australian PM Albanese for Talks, Dinner
Diplomacy
White House Welcomes Australian PM Albanese for Talks, Dinner
2023-10-26 16:22:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — As it is whenever a foreign dignitary visits, the curved driveway leading from the north gate to the West Wing was buzzing with activity. As international television journalists did stand-ups for their Thursday morning news shows in Australia,... Read More

Comment Deadline Extended on Biden Plan for Alaska Petroleum Reserves
Energy
Comment Deadline Extended on Biden Plan for Alaska Petroleum Reserves
2023-10-22 21:52:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management is extending the public comment period on the proposed new protections for about 13 million acres of pristine wilderness in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The new deadline for commenting on the... Read More

Biden Seeks Billions to Support and Bolster Israel, Ukraine and Border Security
White House
Biden Seeks Billions to Support and Bolster Israel, Ukraine and Border Security
2023-10-20 15:37:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden sent a supplemental funding request to Congress Friday morning, seeking more than $75 billion in aid for Ukraine, Israel and Gaza, while also asking for a significant, multibillion-dollar investment in security at the southern border... Read More

Biden Announces $7B Investment in Regional Hydrogen Hubs
Renewable Energy
Biden Announces $7B Investment in Regional Hydrogen Hubs
2023-10-13 20:54:06
by Dan McCue

PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden used a trip to Philadelphia today to tout his economic record and announce his administration is investing $7 billion to launch seven regional clean hydrogen hubs across the nation. In a statement released before his... Read More

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