Biden Rolls Out Sweeping Tariffs Against China
White House
Biden Rolls Out Sweeping Tariffs Against China
2024-05-14 21:33:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday rolled out steep new tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports, including electric vehicles, solar panels, semiconductors and medical products in an effort to protect American manufacturers from competitors he said are... Read More

White House Expands Health Care Coverage to DACA Recipients
Health
White House Expands Health Care Coverage to DACA Recipients
2024-05-03 15:26:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday expanded access to Affordable Care Act coverage to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. Starting in November, DACA recipients — individuals who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children by a parent... Read More

White House Finalizes New Environmental Permitting Rules
White House
White House Finalizes New Environmental Permitting Rules
2024-05-01 18:37:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled a new rule intended to speed up permitting for new clean energy projects by forcing agencies to adhere to strict deadlines — and page limits — when conducting their environmental reviews. The... Read More

Iran Launches Drone Attack Against Israel
White House
Iran Launches Drone Attack Against Israel
2024-04-13 21:38:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – Iran launched a drone against Israel, the Israeli military said Saturday afternoon, in apparent retaliation for a deadly Israeli airstrike in early April on the Iranian Embassy complex in Damascus, Syria. President Joe Biden cut short his weekend... Read More

Administration Promoting ‘Responsible’ Clean Energy Projects on Public Lands
Renewable Energy
Administration Promoting ‘Responsible’ Clean Energy Projects on Public Lands
2024-04-11 21:20:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration on Thursday unveiled the latest steps it is taking to promote responsible clean energy development on public lands while continuing to nudge the nation closer to the president’s goal of creating a carbon-free energy sector... Read More

President Celebrates ‘Unbreakable Alliance’ During Japanese Prime Minister’s Visit
White House
President Celebrates ‘Unbreakable Alliance’ During Japanese Prime Minister’s Visit
2024-04-10 23:12:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden feted his Japanese counterpart Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the latter’s state visit here on Wednesday, while also announcing a series of moves intended to deepen cooperation between the two nations on several fronts. “The... Read More

White House Unveils Inhaler Price Relief for Asthma Sufferers
White House
White House Unveils Inhaler Price Relief for Asthma Sufferers
2024-04-03 19:04:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that as a result of administration efforts, three of the four largest inhaler manufacturers will cap the cost of their products at $35 per month for most patients. “Twenty-seven million Americans have... Read More

Insurers to Expand Access to ‘Navigation Services’ for Cancer Patients
White House
Insurers to Expand Access to ‘Navigation Services’ for Cancer Patients
2024-03-27 19:33:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Seven of the nation’s largest health insurance companies are expanding access to so-called “navigation services” to help patients and their families navigate the myriad challenges that might arise during treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses. The insurers... Read More

Biden Administration Approves Seventh Offshore Wind Project
Renewable Energy
Biden Administration Approves Seventh Offshore Wind Project
2024-03-26 19:25:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved the construction of the Sunrise Wind offshore wind farm, a project off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, that proponents say will eventually power 320,000 homes. The project is the seventh commercial-scale... Read More

White House Holds Roundtable on Black Men’s Mental Health
Mental Health
White House Holds Roundtable on Black Men’s Mental Health
2024-03-26 19:23:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Public Engagement last week convened a roundtable on the administration’s efforts to support Black men’s mental health. The event was moderated by Charisse Jones of USA Today, and featured actors Courtney B. Vance... Read More

Action on PBMs Not Likely Before Post-Election Lame Duck Session
Health
Action on PBMs Not Likely Before Post-Election Lame Duck Session
2024-03-05 21:58:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Congress last week abandoned plans to try to reform how pharmacy benefit managers operate, casting aside bipartisan proposals many had hoped would be included in the package being taken up this week to fund the federal government. Drugmakers... Read More

White House Ends Routine COVID Testing for Press Corps
White House
White House Ends Routine COVID Testing for Press Corps
2024-03-05 19:39:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In yet another sign of the ongoing return to normalcy following the coronavirus pandemic, the White House announced Monday it will no longer require routine, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for the press corps. In practical terms, this means the... Read More

White House Steps Up Effort to Get Voting Information to the Public
White House
White House Steps Up Effort to Get Voting Information to the Public
2024-02-29 21:16:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Emails, new signage and three “national days of action” are all part of a stepped up effort by the Biden-Harris administration to ensure voters know their rights and are able to participate in 2024 elections. The initiatives are... 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

Key Democratic Strategist to Take On White House Climate Role
Climate
Key Democratic Strategist to Take On White House Climate Role
2024-01-31 22:14:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — John Podesta, whose crowded resume includes such entries as advisor to presidents and founder of the Center for American Progress, the left-leaning think tank, will succeed former Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as the nation’s climate envoy. President Joe... Read More

Landrieu, Biden’s Senior Advisor on Infrastructure, Takes Campaign Role
Political News
Landrieu, Biden’s Senior Advisor on Infrastructure, Takes Campaign Role
2024-01-08 19:01:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Mitch Landrieu, a senior advisor to President Joe Biden and the administration’s lead coordinator for projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure bill, is leaving the White House to join the president’s reelection campaign as national co-chair. The White... Read More

President Signs Order Giving Civilian Fed Workers 5.2% Raise
Employment
President Signs Order Giving Civilian Fed Workers 5.2% Raise
2023-12-22 20:53:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an executive order fulfilling his promise to provide civilian federal workers with an average 5.2% pay raise starting in mid-January. Biden had proposed the bump in salaries in the 2024 budget proposal... Read More

White House Officials Meet With RSV Immunization Makers
Health
White House Officials Meet With RSV Immunization Makers
2023-11-28 15:59:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Senior Biden-Harris administration officials this week urged the makers of shots to prevent respiratory syncytial virus, more popularly known as RSV, to step up the pace of their work ahead of the onset of winter. Monday’s meeting followed... Read More

White House Celebrates Christmas Through Eyes of a Child
Holidays
White House Celebrates Christmas Through Eyes of a Child
2023-11-27 20:30:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The White House kicked off the Christmas season this week by debuting a spectacular presentation of the “magic, wonder and joy” of the holiday through the eyes of a child. Anyone familiar with the traditional White House tour... Read More

President Biden Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkeys
White House
President Biden Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkeys
2023-11-20 22:11:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Monday pardoned the latest pair of national turkeys, an annual tradition that marks the unofficial start of the holiday season in Washington, and had a little fun at his own expense, as his birthday happened... Read More

New White House Initiative Puts Women’s Health Research at Forefront
Health
New White House Initiative Puts Women’s Health Research at Forefront
2023-11-15 16:10:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A new initiative announced by the White House this week aims to fundamentally change how the nation approaches and funds research into women’s health, closing a gender gap that has long had serious consequences for more than half... 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

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

Biden Confirms 14 Americans Killed in Hamas Attack; Others Held Hostage
White House
Biden Confirms 14 Americans Killed in Hamas Attack; Others Held Hostage
2023-10-10 21:54:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday confirmed that 14 Americans were among the more than 1,000 people who died in Israel over the weekend during coordinated attacks by the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas. Biden also acknowledged Tuesday that Hamas... Read More

Kennedy, in Party Switch, Will Mount Independent Run for President
Political News
Kennedy, in Party Switch, Will Mount Independent Run for President
2023-10-09 21:38:11
by Dan McCue

PHILADELPHIA — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., scion of a liberal and Democratic political dynasty, on Monday declared his intention to continue his pursuit of the White House as an independent candidate. Speaking before a crowd of about 2,000 supporters outside... Read More

Senate Votes, President Signs, Shutdown Averted
Political News
Senate Votes, President Signs, Shutdown Averted
2023-10-01 14:47:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With just over three hours to spare, the Senate last night passed a bipartisan bill to avert a government shutdown, and President Joe Biden signed it just before the midnight deadline. The measure will fund the federal government... Read More

Disorder in the House; Last Gasp Bid to Avert Shutdown Crushed in Chamber Vote
Political News
Disorder in the House; Last Gasp Bid to Avert Shutdown Crushed in Chamber Vote
2023-09-29 20:15:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A last gasp attempt to keep the federal government fully funded beyond this weekend turned into a crushing defeat for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Friday as 21 hard-right members of his conference voted against the plan... Read More

House Republicans Advised to Tread Carefully as They Mull Biden Impeachment
Political News
House Republicans Advised to Tread Carefully as They Mull Biden Impeachment
2023-09-28 20:54:59
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Constitutional law experts advised a congressional committee Thursday to be careful about overstepping its authority as lawmakers consider impeaching President Joe Biden. Republicans accuse him of using his political leadership to enrich himself and his family through influence... Read More

Vilsack Warns Farmers, Children Will Feel Shutdown’s Effect Almost Immediately
White House
Vilsack Warns Farmers, Children Will Feel Shutdown’s Effect Almost Immediately
2023-09-26 14:38:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With a partial federal shutdown growing ever more likely come midnight Saturday, the Biden administration on Monday began underscoring the consequences of Congress not quickly taking steps to avert it. At Monday afternoon’s press briefing at the White... Read More

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