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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... Read More

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 Meets Sweden, Finland Leaders to Talk NATO, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the leaders of Sweden and Finland to the White House, as... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the leaders of Sweden and Finland to the White House, as he hailed the application of the once-neutral countries to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russia's invasion of... 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... Read More

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

2022-05-12 23:09:06
by Dan McCue
White House Accelerates Response to Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his administration to “work urgently” to respond to the major baby formula... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his administration to “work urgently” to respond to the major baby formula shortage that has forced families across the United States to rely on others with leftover supplies to swap or sell... 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... Read More

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

2022-05-11 19:40:00
by Reece Nations
Biden Administration Taking Steps to Lower Farming, Food Costs

KANKAKEE, Ill. — President Joe Biden is blaming Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for supply chain disruptions that are causing yield-impairing... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

2022-05-09 20:25:59
by Madeline Hughes
Internet Providers Promise $30 Service

WASHINGTON — More than 80% of Americans will have access to high-speed internet plans for $30 or less, President Joe... Read More

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

Call Pence or Trump? It's Decision Time for Jan. 6 Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has interviewed nearly 1,000 people. But the nine-member panel has yet... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has interviewed nearly 1,000 people. But the nine-member panel has yet to talk to the two most prominent players in that day’s events — former President Donald Trump and former Vice... Read More

2022-05-08 15:31:12
by Reece Nations
Ukraine Invasion Could Influence Biden’s National Security Strategy

WASHINGTON — Foreign policy and defense experts think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate the Biden administration’s national security plans.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Foreign policy and defense experts think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate the Biden administration’s national security plans. Classified versions of President Biden’s National Security Strategy, Nuclear Posture Review and National Defense Strategy were transmitted to Congress in... Read More

2022-05-06 18:21:59
by Madeline Hughes
Cybercrime Tracking Bill Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice can now get a handle on the number of cybercrimes happening in the U.S.... Read More

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

Jill Biden to Meet Ukrainian Refugees During Border Visit

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — For weeks, first lady Jill Biden has been transfixed by the news coming... Read More

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — For weeks, first lady Jill Biden has been transfixed by the news coming out of Ukraine, by the bombings and scenes of “parents weeping over their children’s broken bodies in the streets,” as... Read More

2022-05-05 20:48:02
by Dan McCue
Karine Jean-Pierre to Replace Psaki as White House Press Secretary

WASHINGTON — Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to assistant to the president and White House press secretary, replacing Jen Psaki,... Read More

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

2022-05-03 23:15:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Nominates Two to Serve on Nuclear Regulatory Commission

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated two westerners to fill vacancies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, again signaling... Read More

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

2022-05-02 20:00:36
by Madeline Hughes
US Signs Onto ‘Declaration for the Future of the Internet’

WASHINGTON — The United States joined 60 global partners in signing an agreement to work toward a common vision of... Read More

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... Read More

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

2022-04-28 00:22:59
by Dan McCue
Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Could Make for Long Hot Summer

WASHINGTON — A trial balloon floated by the president during a wide-ranging meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus... Read More

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... Read More

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

2022-04-19 21:17:39
by Tom Ramstack
Biden Reinstates Rule Requiring Environmental Review for Projects

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday announced it is restoring provisions of a 1970 law that requires formal review... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday announced it is restoring provisions of a 1970 law that requires formal review of projects for their environmental impact before they can go forward. The Trump administration had abolished the need for the... Read More

2022-04-14 13:00:00
by Alexa Hornbeck
Rep. Alma Adams Holds Forum on Black Maternal Health

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., hosted a forum on Wednesday on Black maternal health to highlight the efforts being... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., hosted a forum on Wednesday on Black maternal health to highlight the efforts being made to address reproductive issues in the U.S. for women of color. The forum aligns with Black Maternal Health Week... Read More

2022-04-08 21:33:10
by Tom Ramstack
Jackson’s Appointment to Supreme Court Leaves Powerful Judicial Vacancy in DC

WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation on Thursday to the Supreme Court leaves open a judgeship on what is often... Read More

WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation on Thursday to the Supreme Court leaves open a judgeship on what is often considered the second most powerful court in the United States. Jackson resigned her post as a judge on the U.S.... Read More

Cheers for Jackson as Biden Declares 'Moment of Real Change'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday celebrated the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday celebrated the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court, hailing “a moment of real change in American history.” It was a moment 46... Read More

2022-04-07 14:42:21
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration to Lease 110K Undersea Acres for Wind Energy Development

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will hold an auction on May 11 for the lease on two massive undersea tracts... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will hold an auction on May 11 for the lease on two massive undersea tracts off the coast of the Carolinas to advance wind farm development in the area. Together the two parcels, which are... Read More

2022-04-06 23:02:49
by Dan McCue
What They’re Saying About the End of Title 42 Expulsions

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration last week announced it will wind down the pandemic-era order known as Title 42 in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration last week announced it will wind down the pandemic-era order known as Title 42 in late May.  Though always controversial, the decision to do away with what were, in essence, summary deportations in the name... Read More

2022-04-06 15:15:44
by Alexa Hornbeck
Biden Administration Begins Whole-of-Government Efforts to Tackle Long COVID

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will institute new efforts this week to accelerate prevention, detection and treatment of long COVID.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will institute new efforts this week to accelerate prevention, detection and treatment of long COVID. “There are federal efforts underway at the [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and the [National Institutes of Health]... Read More

2022-04-05 13:44:27
by Dan McCue
President Moves to Fix ‘Family Glitch’ in Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday will propose a new rule the administration believes will finally fix the so-called... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday will propose a new rule the administration believes will finally fix the so-called “family glitch” in Affordable Care Act coverage, a change that could potentially save hundreds of thousands of American families hundreds... Read More

2022-04-04 14:32:11
by Dan McCue
Rep. Davis Leads Bipartisan Call to Ramp Up US Biofuel Production

WASHINGTON — Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., chair of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, led over two dozen members of Congress, of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., chair of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, led over two dozen members of Congress, of both parties, in urging President Joe Biden to boost domestic biofuel production as a replacement for Russian energy imports. In... Read More

2022-04-01 21:56:31
by Reece Nations
Biden Administration, CDC to Rescind Title 42 Migrant Expulsion Policy 

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s public health authority Title 42 will be terminated on May 23,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s public health authority Title 42 will be terminated on May 23, the health agency announced on Friday. The move comes after the Biden administration had previously defended its continuation of the... Read More

2022-04-01 18:25:42
by Dan McCue
White House Press Secretary Psaki Refuses to Confirm Reports She's Joining MSNBC

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who brought back the tradition of daily, in-depth briefings with reporters, refused... Read More

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who brought back the tradition of daily, in-depth briefings with reporters, refused to directly confirm reports in advanced talks to leave the Biden administration and join MSNBC, perhaps as early as next... Read More

2022-03-31 23:06:30
by Dan McCue
White House Plans Largest-Ever Oil Reserve Release to Combat Gas Prices

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday will announce plans for the largest-ever release of oil from the nation’s strategic... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday will announce plans for the largest-ever release of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves, the White House announced. Under the plan, about 1 million barrels of oil per day will be released... Read More

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