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

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Friday afternoon to announce $500 million has been allocated to... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — It was a victory lap and, as victory laps often are, it was accompanied by a fair amount... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., emerged with a smile from an hour of highly anticipated budget talks with... Read More

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

2023-02-02 18:44:05
by Dan McCue
Travel Group Urges White House, Congress to Take Steps to Boost Industry

WASHINGTON — The travel industry has made progress in recovering from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic, but a full... Read More

WASHINGTON — The travel industry has made progress in recovering from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic, but a full recovery won’t be achieved until the last COVID restrictions are lifted, including restrictions on travel from China, representatives of the... Read More

Biden Lawyer: FBI Finds No Classified Docs at Beach House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation searched President Joe Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation searched President Joe Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday without finding any classified documents, the president's personal attorney said. Agents did take some handwritten notes and other materials relating... Read More

2023-01-31 19:55:50
by Dan McCue
White House Preparing to End COVID-19 Emergencies in May

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that President Biden will end dual national emergencies declared to deal with the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that President Biden will end dual national emergencies declared to deal with the COVID-19 public health crisis in May, nearly three years after they were first declared. The announcement came 24 hours before... Read More

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

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Friday morning that Jeff Zients, the administration’s former COVID-19 response coordinator, will assume the... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is traveling to Northern California today to view the damage left by a series of... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — Invitation sent, invitation accepted. Minutes after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Friday invited President Joe Biden to... Read More

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

2023-01-12 21:38:49
by Tom Ramstack
GOP Bill Seeks to Stop Alleged Social Media Censorship

WASHINGTON — House Republicans put more pressure on social media companies Thursday by introducing a bill that would block the... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Republicans put more pressure on social media companies Thursday by introducing a bill that would block the Biden administration from trying to remove certain kinds of information from their websites. Republicans who introduced the bill said they... Read More

Feds Propose 'Student Loan Safety Net' Alongside Forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and in the future, offering a new route to repay federal loans under far more generous terms.... Read More

Biden, López Obrador, Trudeau Meet in Mexico City for Summit

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are... Read More

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are meeting for a series of talks on migration, trade and climate change on Tuesday as the three leaders try to... Read More

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

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will commemorate the second anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the United States would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — He came, he saw (and was seen), he conquered. If the initial response to his “surprise” visit to... Read More

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

2022-12-21 14:39:18
by Dan McCue
Zelenskyy to Meet With Biden, Address Congress, in ‘Surprise’ Visit to Washington

WASHINGTON — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet with President Biden at the White House Wednesday afternoon before delivering a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet with President Biden at the White House Wednesday afternoon before delivering a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, White House officials announced Tuesday night. “I’m glad to intrude on your... Read More

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

WASHINGTON — Three months after stopping the practice, the Biden administration is once again making free COVID-19 tests available to... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — The National Archives and Records Administration released 12,879 newly unredacted files related to the assassination of President John... Read More

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

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

The Biden administration has released a new rule that will provide and expand access to quality health care options for... Read More

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

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

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – A majority of Americans expect little change when Republicans take control of Congress in January,... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday afternoon, presiding over a joyful... Read More

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

2022-12-09 19:04:27
by Dan McCue
White House to Host 50 African Leaders in Three-Day Summit

WASHINGTON — The White House will host representatives from 50 African nations at a three-day summit next week intended to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House will host representatives from 50 African nations at a three-day summit next week intended to “advance shared priorities,” while recognizing that the continent “is a key geopolitical player” that is “shaping the present and will... Read More

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

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the All-Star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist who had... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — Mitch Landrieu could hardly contain himself as he waited to address the NewDEAL Leaders 12th annual conference last... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomed the 2022 Kennedy Center honorees to the White House on Sunday, mixing a bit... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden moved quickly Friday morning to sign H.J. Res. 100 into law and thereby avert a... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — Pomp and military flare were on vivid display on the South Lawn of the White House early Thursday... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON — Guests attending the first state dinner of the Biden administration will dine on butter poached Maine lobster and... Read More

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

2022-11-29 19:39:30
by Dan McCue
‘Tis the Season: Capitol, White House Christmas Trees to Be Lighted

WASHINGTON — If you love attending Christmas tree lightings, the next two days will be especially exciting. On Tuesday night,... Read More

WASHINGTON — If you love attending Christmas tree lightings, the next two days will be especially exciting. On Tuesday night, at 5 p.m., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will join members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation and Gov. Roy... Read More

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