What They’re Saying About the End of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy 
What They’re Saying About the End of the 'Remain in Mexico' Policy 
2022-06-30 21:49:11
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justices on Thursday approved the Biden administration’s attempts to rescind the Migrant Protection Protocol, or the “Remain in Mexico” border policy, dealing a blow to Republican-led states’ attempts to prolong the enforcement of Trump-era immigration policy.... Read More

Supreme Court
Breyer Bids President Adieu as SCOTUS Prepares to Announce Final Rulings
2022-06-29 22:56:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The letter, delivered to President Joe Biden Wednesday afternoon, was as modest and straightforward as the man who signed it. "This past January, I wrote to inform you of my intent to retire from regular active service as... Read More

Congress Drops Waiver to Allow Free School Meals for All Students
2022-06-29 16:15:45
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the Keep Kids Fed Act into law on June 25 to support school meal programs ahead of the expiration of pandemic-era waivers, but to expedite the bill’s passage before the expiration on June 30,... Read More

Biden, G7 Leaders Introduce Global Infrastructure Partnership
2022-06-26 16:36:21
by Dan McCue

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany — Solar microgrids, advanced nuclear, an undersea telecommunications cable and other climate resilient projects are part of a new Partnership for Global Infrastructure unveiled Sunday at the start of the G7 Summit. President Joe Biden and western... Read More

White House
Biden Signs Landmark Gun Measure Into Law
2022-06-25 16:20:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades into law Saturday morning, declaring “lives will be saved” as a result of a bipartisan compromise reached in the shadow of a wake of recent mass... Read More

Civil Rights
Abortion Ruling a Galvanizing Moment in American Life

WASHINGTON — From the president of the United States to ordinary citizens as far away as Hawaii and Guam, nearly everyone, it seemed by Friday afternoon, was talking about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn two landmark precedents enshrining... Read More

Renewable Energy
Offshore Wind Boosted as Biden, East Coast Governors Team Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is launching a formal partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden's plan for climate change. At a White House meeting on Thursday, Biden... Read More

Biden Calls for ‘Gas Tax Holiday’ in Bid to Kneecap Inflation Woes
2022-06-22 15:52:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to suspend the federal tax on gas and diesel for three months to provide some relief to soaring inflation and surging prices at the pump. The federal gas tax holiday... Read More

In The States
Delaware Passes Assault Weapons Ban
2022-06-21 12:56:50
by Eden Metzger

DOVER, Del. — A ban on sales of AR-15 rifles and other assault style weapons passed the Delaware Senate last week, by a 13-8 vote, with every Republican in the chamber voting no on the measure and all but one... Read More

In The News
Takeaways From AP Interview: Biden on Inflation, US Psyche

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden sat down with The Associated Press to discuss the state of the economy, his concerns about the national mood and his commitment to standing up to Russia's aggression in Ukraine. Takeaways from Biden's first news media... Read More

Biden to Visit 'Pariah' Saudi Arabia and Israel Next Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden confirmed on Tuesday that he will visit Saudi Arabia next month for talks with leaders of the kingdom, a dramatic reordering of his stance on the kingdom that he pledged to make a “pariah” as a... Read More

Biden Seeks Consensus at Fractured Americas Summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plunged into this week's Summit of the Americas aiming to push for regional progress in addressing economic development, climate change and migration despite the absence of some notable counterparts from Latin America. With the U.S. playing... Read More

New Dems Roll Out Sweeping Inflation Action Plan
2022-06-08 23:09:44
by Natalie McCormick

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition released an Inflation Action Plan Wednesday, urging their colleagues in Congress and the Biden administration to take further, pragmatic steps to ease the financial pressures on American families.   In doing so, the coalition acknowledged... Read More

White House
President Waives Tariffs on Solar Panels From Southeast Asia
2022-06-06 18:59:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden waived tariffs on solar panels from four Southeast Asian nations on Monday and invoked the Defense Production Act to boost solar panel manufacturing in the United States. The tariff exemption, which will last for two... Read More

White House
Over a Quarter Million Tune Into White House Stream for BTS
2022-05-31 20:55:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The K-wave officially landed in the White House press room Tuesday, with an appearance by the Korean pop supergroup BTS drawing over 260,200 viewers to the live stream of the daily briefing. On a typical day, the briefing... Read More

White House to Spend June Spreading Sharper Economic Message
2022-05-31 17:01:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — As president, Joe Biden has shepherded the economy’s recovery from an unforeseen global pandemic, kick-started long needed infrastructure repairs all across the nation, and seen the unemployment rate drop to 3.6% on his watch — nearly the lowest... Read More

Political News
Schrader Loses Oregon Primary After Extended Vote Count
2022-05-27 17:51:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Seven-term Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., long a moderate voice in the House chamber, lost last Tuesday’s Democratic primary to progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner. It wasn’t hanging chads, but rather blurry bar codes that delayed knowing the outcome of... Read More

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

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

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
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

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
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
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

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

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’
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

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

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

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

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