Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-to-Normal Thanksgiving
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Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-to-Normal Thanksgiving

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families —... Read More

White House Pushing Utility and Energy Providers to Prevent Shut-Offs This Winter
2021-11-18 21:44:53
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is calling on energy providers to proactively coordinate American Rescue Plan Act funds to prevent utility shut-offs this winter. In a press briefing issued on Thursday, the Biden-Harris White House urged states, localities and tribes... Read More

In The News
Turkeys to Take Posh Turn Ahead of White House Pardon
2021-11-17 22:08:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A pair of winged celebrities are scheduled to check in to the posh Willard Hotel tomorrow as they prepare for an all-important meeting with President Biden on Friday. We’re talking, of course, about the turkeys who will be... Read More

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Speakers Hail Centrists, Willingness to Compromise at Infrastructure Bill Signing
2021-11-16 22:07:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t the best afternoon for holding a bill-signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. As the hour approached, the temperature plummeted and at times the wind sweeping across the wide lawn gusted to 35... Read More

Aviation Industry, Wireless Providers Clash Over 5G Cellular Expansion
2021-11-12 15:34:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Days before President Joe Biden is set to sign the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, a coalition of aviation entities is seeking to put the brakes on a key element of the package —  the expansion of 5G... Read More

Mental Health
White House Issues New Guidance for Combating Veteran Suicides
2021-11-10 19:01:10
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — The White House recently issued evidence-informed guidance for reducing the tragedy of veteran suicides, as 65,000 veterans have died by suicide since 2010.  "Suicide among service members, veterans, and their families is a public health and national security... Read More

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Biden to Host Canada's Trudeau, López Obrador at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host talks next week in Washington with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, the White House said Wednesday. The Nov. 18 meeting will be the first with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and... Read More

White House Rolls Out Multibillion-Dollar Plan to Fix Aging Ports, Ease Bottlenecks
2021-11-09 22:34:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports and relieve the bottlenecks that have plagued the nation’s critical supply chains since early summer. The actions announced during a... Read More

Biden Asking Democrats to do so Much With so Little in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely have the leaders of Congress been asked to do so much, with so little, as in navigating President Joe Biden’s big domestic vision into law. Reaching for FDR-style accomplishments with slimmer-than-ever Democratic majorities has been politically messy at... Read More

In The News
Biden Faces Fresh Challenges After Infrastructure Victory

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — He has been here before. President Joe Biden doesn't need to look any further back than his time as vice president to grasp the challenges that lie ahead in promoting his new $1 trillion infrastructure deal to... Read More

White House
Biden Rejoices After House Achieves ‘Monumental’ Breakthrough on Infrastructure
2021-11-06 20:48:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore Saturday morning in the State Dining Room of the White House, history was not on hand to record it. Beaming... Read More

Progressives Delay Infrastructure Vote, Make McCarthy Prediction Prophetic
2021-10-29 14:59:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about Capitol Hill, but on Thursday afternoon it was a question literally on everyone’s lips. Case in point: This rendering was... Read More

Florida Sues Biden Over Contractor Vaccine Mandate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida on Thursday sued President Joe Biden's administration over its coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal contractors, opening yet another battleground between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and the White House. The lawsuit, announced by... Read More

Political News
Biden Announces 'Historic' Deal — But Still Must Win Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday he had reached a "historic economic framework" with Democrats in Congress on his sweeping domestic policy package, a hard-fought yet dramatically scaled-back deal announced just before he departed for overseas summits. Biden's... Read More

Well Versed
Joe Lieberman Tells TWN: Centrists Are the Key to Getting Government Working Again
2021-10-26 23:11:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In a divisive age in which it seems lawmakers will run faster from a deal than they would from a burning building, it’s nice, occasionally, to hear an elder statesman talk about the government's ability to get things... Read More

Political News
Sluggish Pace of Confirmations Vexes Biden White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's willingness to confirm a president's nominees took a downward turn during Donald Trump's first year in office. And it has only gotten worse for President Joe Biden. About 36% of Biden's nominees have been confirmed... Read More

White House
To Navigate Legal Quandaries, Biden Leans on Low-Key Counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election lawsuits multiplying by the day. An obscure federal agency blocking the presidential transition. The very legitimacy of Joe Biden's victory under assault as supporters of Donald Trump riot at the Capitol. Amid all the turmoil, lawyer... Read More

Government Unveils Suite of Analyses on Climate Change
2021-10-21 17:52:52
by TWN Staff

Several federal agencies representing the core of the executive branch’s national security and foreign policy apparatus, are releasing a suite of reports on the impact of climate change at home and abroad, and particularly on how to deal with the... Read More

Political News
Big Changes in White House Ideas to Pay for $2 Trillion Plan

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — In an abrupt change, the White House on Wednesday floated new plans to pay for parts of President Joe Biden's $2 trillion social services and climate change package, shelving a proposed big increase in corporate tax... Read More

White House Details Plans to Vaccinate 28M Children Age 5-11

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected... Read More

Political News
Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next 2 Weeks for Agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration's accomplishments on a global stage.  Biden... Read More

White House Action on Supply Chain Bottleneck Seen As First Step To Ending Crisis
2021-10-14 19:52:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- They’ve almost become as ubiquitous as scenes of weathermen and women leaning into the fierce winds of a tropical storm during hurricane season. We refer, of course, to the daily television news footage of a reporter bobbing up... Read More

Native American Equity Initiative Planned to Strengthen Tribal Education
2021-10-13 15:55:17
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The White House will institute a new federal policy initiative to help advance educational equity and economic opportunity for Native Americans by vitalizing tribal colleges and universities. The executive order, signed by President Joe Biden on Monday, designates... Read More

White House Steps Up Fight Against Supply Chain Woes
2021-10-13 15:44:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON --  In an ideal economy, the nation’s supply chains work something like this: raw materials, finished products and ready-to-assemble merchandise like cars and trucks flow into the nation’s ports. The largest of these ports, those blessed to sit on... Read More

Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team Announced as White House Mulls Oversight
2021-10-13 13:17:18
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration is taking steps to address the growing threat of cybercrime while considering whether to issue an executive order on issues surrounding the illicit use of cryptocurrency. A White House National Security Council spokesperson said in... Read More

White House Restoring Stricter Environmental Reviews for Major Projects
2021-10-08 17:55:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The White House Council on Environmental Quality is restoring provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act set aside by the Trump administration to bolster the environmental review process for a wide range of projects. The former president, a... Read More

Takeaways from Trump Aide's Account of Chaotic White House

NEW YORK (AP) — Ferocious tantrums. Family gossip. Petty nicknames. Stephanie Grisham, once a White House press secretary and chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump, is out with a book next week that paints a deeply unflattering picture... Read More

In The News
Biden Intensifies Talks, With Big Overhaul Plans at Stake

WASHINGTON (AP) — His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared determined Wednesday to strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators, likely trimming back the size of his potentially historic $3.5 trillion measure that will collapse without their... Read More

New Rule Proposed to Strengthen DACA Protections
2021-09-29 14:32:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration proposed a new rule on Monday that its says will “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and protect undocumented people in the program from legal challenges. The Deferred Action for Childhood... Read More

Political News
Biden, Congress Face Big Week for Agenda, Government Funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a consequential week for President Joe Biden's agenda, as Democratic leaders delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" package to win over remaining lawmakers and work to quickly pass legislation to avoid a federal... Read More

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