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Biden Pitching Partnership After Tough Stretch With Allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership... Read More

2021-09-17 21:10:50
by Daniel Mollenkamp
US Threatens Sanctions Against Officials in Tigray Conflict

The United States has threatened to issue new sanctions against members of the Tigray conflict in northwestern Ethiopia.  The conflict,... Read More

The United States has threatened to issue new sanctions against members of the Tigray conflict in northwestern Ethiopia.  The conflict, which has continued to deteriorate the stability of the region, has grown since last November. White House officials have said... Read More

White House Warns That Debt Limit Showdown Could Hurt States

The White House is warning state and local governments about severe cuts to disaster relief, Medicaid, infrastructure grants. school money... Read More

The White House is warning state and local governments about severe cuts to disaster relief, Medicaid, infrastructure grants. school money and other programs if Congress fails to raise the U.S. debt limit. A fact sheet for state and local officials... Read More

Biden Announces Indo-Pacific Alliance With UK, Australia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities — including helping equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines.... Read More

President, CEOs, Biz Leaders Meet on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was meeting Wednesday with the CEOs of Walt Disney and Columbia Sportswear, and other... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was meeting Wednesday with the CEOs of Walt Disney and Columbia Sportswear, and other business executives and leaders leaders to discuss  his recently announced vaccine requirement for companies  that employ at least 100 people. ... Read More

Biden Turns to Colorado to Pitch Investments in Clean Energy

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive... Read More

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean... Read More

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Tribute, Call for Unity

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is making an appeal for the nation to reclaim the spirit of cooperation... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is making an appeal for the nation to reclaim the spirit of cooperation that sprung up in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks as he commemorates those who died 20 years ago. ... Read More

2021-09-10 13:18:04
by Tom Ramstack
Biden Presents Stringent New Rules to Clamp Down on the Unvaccinated

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced tough vaccine rules Thursday that require all healthcare workers, federal employees and contractors to... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced tough vaccine rules Thursday that require all healthcare workers, federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. In addition, millions of workers at companies with 100 or more employees must get... Read More

White House Competition Council Seeks Lower Consumer Prices

A new White House council on U.S. economic conditions plans to hold its first meeting Friday, with participants to highlight... Read More

A new White House council on U.S. economic conditions plans to hold its first meeting Friday, with participants to highlight at least 18 actions taken to help consumers and potentially lower prices. The council, an outgrowth of a July executive... Read More

2021-09-09 19:41:12
by Dan McCue
White House Unveils Plan to Cut Prescription-Drug Prices

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration on Thursday offered the first detailed look at actions the White House may take in... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration on Thursday offered the first detailed look at actions the White House may take in conjunction with congressional action to lower prescription drug prices. The 29-page plan, released through the Department of Health and Human... Read More

Biden, Dems Push Civilian Climate Corps in Echo of New Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing for... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing for a modern counterpart: a Civilian Climate Corps that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs building trails, restoring streams and... Read More

Biden Ousts 18 Trump Military Academy Board Appointees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump in the final months of the Republican president's term in office, according to the White House. Cathy Russell, director of... Read More

Jill Biden Heads Back to Classroom As a Working First Lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is going back to her whiteboard. After months of teaching writing and English to community... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is going back to her whiteboard. After months of teaching writing and English to community college students in boxes on a computer screen, the first lady resumes teaching in person Tuesday from a classroom at... Read More

Biden Directs Federal Aid to NY, NJ After Deadly Flooding

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New... Read More

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New Jersey counties and five New York counties affected by devastating flooding last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. At... Read More

2021-09-05 17:01:03
by Dan McCue
Bidens to Travel to 9/11 Attack Sites on 20th Anniversary

President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 next Saturday by traveling to the... Read More

President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 next Saturday by traveling to the three sites of the terrorist attacks. In a brief announcement released Saturday, the White House said the president and first... Read More

2021-09-04 00:38:43
by Dan McCue
Biden Moves to Declassify Some Sept. 11 Documents

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden directed the Justice Department and other federal agencies on Friday to immediately begin a review... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden directed the Justice Department and other federal agencies on Friday to immediately begin a review of documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks so that Attorney General Merrick Garland can release any deemed... Read More

2021-09-03 19:02:31
by Reece Nations
Austin Mayor Joins Pelosi, Doggett to Share ‘Build Back Better’ Progress

AUSTIN, Texas — As Democrats returned to Capitol Hill poised to make more of the Biden administration’s agenda a reality,... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — As Democrats returned to Capitol Hill poised to make more of the Biden administration’s agenda a reality, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler for an update on the progress... Read More

2021-08-27 20:40:28
by Dan McCue
Biden to Boost Federal Employee Pay in 2022

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden formally unveiled plans on Friday to give civilian employees of the federal government a pay... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden formally unveiled plans on Friday to give civilian employees of the federal government a pay raise, effective Jan. 1, 2022. In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Biden said the across-the-board base pay increase... Read More

Biden Vows to Finish Kabul Evacuation, Avenge US Deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is vowing to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan after... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is vowing to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan after the deadly suicide bombing at the Kabul airport. He promised to avenge the deaths of 13 U.S. service members killed... Read More

Harris Rebukes China in Speech on Indo-Pacific Vision

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a sharp rebuke to China for its incursions in the South... Read More

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a sharp rebuke to China for its incursions in the South China Sea, warning its actions there amount to "coercion" and "intimidation" and affirming that the U.S. will support its allies... Read More

2021-08-23 20:43:41
by Reece Nations
California to Receive Billions for Highways, Airports, and More from Infrastructure Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The bipartisan infrastructure package is drawing closer to finalization and California residents are anticipating improvements to local... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The bipartisan infrastructure package is drawing closer to finalization and California residents are anticipating improvements to local roads, airports and more. Although the Golden State boasts the nation’s largest economy, a lack of prior investments in public... Read More

Harris Meets with Singapore Officials to Begin Asia Visit

SINGAPORE (AP) — The White House on Monday announced a series of new agreements with Singapore aimed at combating cyberthreats,... Read More

SINGAPORE (AP) — The White House on Monday announced a series of new agreements with Singapore aimed at combating cyberthreats, tackling climate change, addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and alleviating supply chain issues. The announcements coincide with Vice President Kamala Harris'... Read More

Biden: Greater Threats Than Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says even with the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, he sees a greater threat... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says even with the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, he sees a greater threat from outposts of al-Qaida and its affiliated groups in other countries, and that it was no longer "rational" to continue... Read More

2021-08-18 15:49:11
by Dan McCue
Administration Unveils Plan for COVID Booster Shots Starting in September

WASHINGTON -- Americans who got the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines will be able to obtain booster shots eight months... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Americans who got the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines will be able to obtain booster shots eight months after the date of their second doses, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. Because of the timing element, those who were... Read More

Prosecutors Push Biden to Prioritize Criminal Justice Reform

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of more than 100 former and current prosecutors and law enforcement officials is calling on... Read More

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of more than 100 former and current prosecutors and law enforcement officials is calling on President Joe Biden to prioritize criminal justice reform and make good on his campaign promise to form a task force... Read More

2021-08-16 22:01:41
by Dan McCue
Biden Stands ‘Squarely Behind' Afghanistan Decision

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden said Monday that he stands “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan... Read More

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden said Monday that he stands “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan and that the government's collapse was quicker than anticipated. Speaking about the chaotic situation in Afghanistan, Biden said that he... Read More

2021-08-16 17:48:06
by Dan McCue
Biden to Address Nation on Chaos in Afghanistan

President Joe Biden cut short what was to have been a five-day stay at Camp David Monday and is slated... Read More

President Joe Biden cut short what was to have been a five-day stay at Camp David Monday and is slated to address the nation this afternoon on the stunning and still unfolding events in Afghanistan. Biden is scheduled to speak... Read More

2021-08-13 19:28:21
by Victoria Turner
US Treasury Slaps Sanctions on Two Cuban Officials and Military Unit

Cubans have taken to the streets since July demanding a democratic life, and violence against exerting their civil rights will... Read More

Cubans have taken to the streets since July demanding a democratic life, and violence against exerting their civil rights will not be tolerated under the U.S. Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. Friday saw the third set of sanctions by... Read More

Biden Eyes Tougher Vaccine Rules Without Provoking Backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the pace of vaccinations in the U.S. first began to slow, President Joe Biden backed incentives... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the pace of vaccinations in the U.S. first began to slow, President Joe Biden backed incentives like million-dollar cash lotteries if that's what it took to get shots in arms. But as new coronavirus infections soar,... Read More

2021-08-06 16:18:16
by Dan McCue
Capitol Defenders Honored With Congressional Gold Medals

The gold medals are provided to individuals or institutions as Congress’ “highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and... Read More

The gold medals are provided to individuals or institutions as Congress’ “highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions,” according to the website of the House historian.  Four medals will be displayed: one in the Capitol Police headquarters,... Read More

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