Comer Determined to Advance Inquiries Into Bidens, White House
Oversight
Comer Determined to Advance Inquiries Into Bidens, White House
2023-02-03 18:17:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Speaking before the National Press Club this week, House Oversight Chair James Comer, R-Ky., said his panel is determined to press investigations into President Joe Biden and his family to ensure they did not illegally profit from relationships... Read More

Biden Travels to Philadelphia Bearing $500M for Water Upgrades
Infrastructure
Biden Travels to Philadelphia Bearing $500M for Water Upgrades
2023-02-03 15:53:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Friday afternoon to announce $500 million has been allocated to the city's water upgrades and lead pipe removal. According to senior White House officials, about $160 million of that total... Read More

White House Celebrates Klain, Welcomes Back Zients in East Room Ceremony
White House
White House Celebrates Klain, Welcomes Back Zients in East Room Ceremony
2023-02-03 14:39:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It was a victory lap and, as victory laps often are, it was accompanied by a fair amount of tears. The White House called it the “official transition event” from one chief of staff to another, but it... Read More

McCarthy, Biden, Have ‘Good’ First Meeting on Debt Crisis 
Federal Budget
McCarthy, Biden, Have ‘Good’ First Meeting on Debt Crisis 
2023-02-02 20:40:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., emerged with a smile from an hour of highly anticipated budget talks with President Joe Biden on Wednesday, but gave no indication how quickly next steps will progress to avoid a default on... Read More

President Confirms Jeff Zients Will Succeed Klain As Chief of Staff
White House
President Confirms Jeff Zients Will Succeed Klain As Chief of Staff
2023-01-27 15:26:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Friday morning that Jeff Zients, the administration’s former COVID-19 response coordinator, will assume the role of White House chief of staff next month. Ron Klain, who currently serves as the president’s chief of staff,... Read More

House Republicans Vow to Advance Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bill
Congress
House Republicans Vow to Advance Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bill
2023-01-25 23:14:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Republicans vowed Wednesday to move ahead with a vote on a bill restricting the president’s ability to tap the strategic petroleum reserve, despite a promised veto from the White House. Speaking to reporters at a news conference... Read More

AP Sources: Biden to Pick Zients as His Next Chief of Staff
Political News
AP Sources: Biden to Pick Zients as His Next Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to name Jeff Zients, who ran the administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of Biden's term, as his next chief of staff, according to two people familiar with the matter. Biden's... Read More

President Heads to Northern California to Survey Storm Damage
In The News
President Heads to Northern California to Survey Storm Damage
2023-01-19 17:47:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is traveling to Northern California today to view the damage left by a series of “atmospheric rivers” that have battered the state’s coast for the past nine weeks. Biden left the White House aboard Marine... Read More

Congressmen Want to Revoke Right-Wing Former Brazilian President’s Visa
International
Congressmen Want to Revoke Right-Wing Former Brazilian President's Visa
2023-01-13 21:35:33
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to revoke the visa of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after insurrectionists stormed that nation’s government buildings this week in a repeat of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot in Washington, D.C.... Read More

Biden to Deliver State of the Union Feb. 7
Political News
Biden to Deliver State of the Union Feb. 7
2023-01-13 21:29:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Invitation sent, invitation accepted. Minutes after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Friday invited President Joe Biden to deliver his annual State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 7, the president said... Read More

Special Counsel Appointed for Biden Document Inquiry
Law
Special Counsel Appointed for Biden Document Inquiry
2023-01-12 19:35:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate why documents with classified markings were found at President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at the office of a think tank he once chaired.... Read More

Biden to Honor Election Officials as Jan. 6 Anniversary Is Commemorated
White House
Biden to Honor Election Officials as Jan. 6 Anniversary Is Commemorated
2023-01-06 16:01:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will commemorate the second anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol by awarding the Presidential Citizens Medal to a dozen individuals who resisted efforts by former President Donald Trump and his... Read More

White House Toughens Border Policy
Immigration
White House Toughens Border Policy
2023-01-06 14:34:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the United States would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans who cross the border from Mexico illegally. The new rules expand on an existing effort to stop Venezuelans attempting to... Read More

Zelenskyy Dazzles Washington on Whirlwind Trip to Give Thanks and Bolster Support
White House
Zelenskyy Dazzles Washington on Whirlwind Trip to Give Thanks and Bolster Support
2022-12-22 17:19:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — He came, he saw (and was seen), he conquered. If the initial response to his “surprise” visit to Washington is any indication, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pulled off an extraordinary feat of diplomacy during 24 hours that took him... Read More

White House Steps Up Fight Against Possible Winter COVID-19 Surge
Health
White House Steps Up Fight Against Possible Winter COVID-19 Surge
2022-12-15 21:47:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Three months after stopping the practice, the Biden administration is once again making free COVID-19 tests available to all U.S. households. The goal, administration officials said, is to stop a potential surge in COVID-19 cases heading into winter.... Read More

Biden Orders Release of More Than 12,000 Unredacted JFK Assassination Files
History
Biden Orders Release of More Than 12,000 Unredacted JFK Assassination Files
2022-12-15 20:39:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The National Archives and Records Administration released 12,879 newly unredacted files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday, after President Joe Biden signed an executive order authorizing their disclosure while keeping only the most... Read More

Administration Seeks to Make Health Care More Accessible
White House
Administration Seeks to Make Health Care More Accessible
2022-12-14 21:23:01
by TWN Staff

The Biden administration has released a new rule that will provide and expand access to quality health care options for millions of consumers. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the proposal, known as the 2024 Notice of... Read More

Most Americans Have Low Expectations for New Congress, Pollster Finds
Opinion Polls
Most Americans Have Low Expectations for New Congress, Pollster Finds
2022-12-14 18:33:21
by Dan McCue

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – A majority of Americans expect little change when Republicans take control of Congress in January, and four out of five said their expectations that Congress will effectively conduct the people’s business remains low. Those opinions... Read More

Biden Signs Bill Protecting Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Rights
White House
Biden Signs Bill Protecting Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Rights
2022-12-14 14:00:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday afternoon, presiding over a joyful celebration that saw more than 2000 people gather on a chilly South Lawn of the White House. “Marriage is a... Read More

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Freed for Russian Arms Dealer in Prisoner Swap
White House
WNBA Star Brittney Griner Freed for Russian Arms Dealer in Prisoner Swap
2022-12-08 15:17:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the All-Star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist who had been imprisoned in Russia, was released on Thursday morning in a swap for Viktor Bout, the jailed Russian arms dealer... Read More

Landrieu Evangelizes, Issues Call to Action on Infrastructure at NewDEAL Meeting
Infrastructure
Landrieu Evangelizes, Issues Call to Action on Infrastructure at NewDEAL Meeting
2022-12-05 20:09:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Mitch Landrieu could hardly contain himself as he waited to address the NewDEAL Leaders 12th annual conference last Friday. Bouncing on his heels, the senior advisor to President Joe Biden and the man responsible for implementing the sweeping... Read More

Biden Hosts Kennedy Center Honorees at White House
Arts
Biden Hosts Kennedy Center Honorees at White House
2022-12-05 16:46:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomed the 2022 Kennedy Center honorees to the White House on Sunday, mixing a bit of politics with good cheer and his full-throated support of the arts. On a glittering night in the East Room... Read More

President Signs Measure to Avert Nationwide Rail Shutdown
White House
President Signs Measure to Avert Nationwide Rail Shutdown
2022-12-02 16:07:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden moved quickly Friday morning to sign H.J. Res. 100 into law and thereby avert a nationwide rail shutdown that many have said would have caused a devastating $2 billion-per-day hit to the U.S. economy. The... Read More

Biden Urges Democrats to Dramatically Alter Early Primary Calendar
Political News
Biden Urges Democrats to Dramatically Alter Early Primary Calendar
2022-12-02 14:40:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has asked the leaders of the Democratic National Committee to dispense with decades of tradition and make South Carolina the nation’s first primary state. The proposal, which was sent in a letter to party officials... Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Biden Student Loan Program
Education
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Biden Student Loan Program
2022-12-01 22:49:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan forgiveness program, saying it will hear oral arguments in February, with the date to be determined. As is their custom,... Read More

Pomp, Circumstance and a Shared Vision of the Future Mark Macron Visit
White House
Pomp, Circumstance and a Shared Vision of the Future Mark Macron Visit
2022-12-01 22:43:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Pomp and military flare were on vivid display on the South Lawn of the White House early Thursday morning as President Joe Biden formally welcomed his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron, to the executive mansion. Though the two... Read More

Macrons, Bidens to Dine on Maine Lobster, Beef and Artisanal Cheeses at State Dinner
White House
Macrons, Bidens to Dine on Maine Lobster, Beef and Artisanal Cheeses at State Dinner
2022-12-01 00:07:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Guests attending the first state dinner of the Biden administration will dine on butter poached Maine lobster and Calotte of beef while being serenaded by New Orleans, Louisiana, native Jon Batiste, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden revealed during... Read More

House Passes Legislation to Avert Nationwide Rail Strike
Congress
House Passes Legislation to Avert Nationwide Rail Strike
2022-11-30 21:41:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation Wednesday to avert a nationwide rail strike, the first step in avoiding an economic calamity at the height of the holiday shopping season. The chamber passed the main resolution in a 290-137 vote, sending... Read More

Administration Extends Student Loan Payment Pause Through June
Education
Administration Extends Student Loan Payment Pause Through June
2022-11-22 21:28:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday afternoon extended its pause of federal student loan repayments to June 30, 2023, saying the move was necessary to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to rule in a case challenging the program.... Read More

First Lady Receives Official White House Christmas Tree
White House
First Lady Receives Official White House Christmas Tree
2022-11-22 16:00:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — First Lady Jill Biden and her 2-year-old grandson Beau formally received the 2022 White House Christmas tree on Monday, declaring it “beautiful” as the growers, invited guests and a smattering of administration staffers looked on. The tree, a... Read More

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