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First Lady Hosts Veterans Day Breakfast, Supports Caregivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden will host a Veterans Day breakfast at the White House as she announces new support... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden will host a Veterans Day breakfast at the White House as she announces new support for children who live with wounded service members and veterans. The initiative, known as the Hidden Helpers Coalition, is designed... Read More

2022-11-10 18:40:29
by Dan McCue
First In-Person Meeting of Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will hold his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, ahead of... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will hold his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, ahead of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. Though the two leaders have spoken on five other occasions since Biden took office... Read More

2022-11-09 21:08:21
by Tom Ramstack
Biden Administration Offers Climate Grants as New Report Makes Drastic Prediction

WASHINGTON — Climate change is creating harm to the United States that is 68% worse than most of the rest... Read More

WASHINGTON — Climate change is creating harm to the United States that is 68% worse than most of the rest of the world, according to a federal report announced this week. “The things Americans value most are at risk,” a... Read More

2022-11-01 15:48:31
by Dan McCue
White House, UAE Sign Pact to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition

ABU DHABI, UAE — The Biden administration and the United Arab Emirates signed a major new clean energy framework Tuesday,... Read More

ABU DHABI, UAE — The Biden administration and the United Arab Emirates signed a major new clean energy framework Tuesday, agreeing to jointly invest $100 billion in projects intended to produce 100 GW of clean energy by 2035. The agreement... Read More

2022-10-25 14:20:17
by Dan McCue
President Biden Makes ‘Closing Argument’ to Democratic Faithful Ahead of Midterms

WASHINGTON — Though the polls are once again suggesting a slight tilt toward the Republicans ahead of the midterms, President... Read More

WASHINGTON — Though the polls are once again suggesting a slight tilt toward the Republicans ahead of the midterms, President Joe Biden was having none of that as he delivered what he called his “closing argument” for his party in... Read More

2022-10-21 23:43:24
by Dan McCue
8th Circuit Puts Brakes on Biden Student Loan Forgiveness Program

WASHINGTON – Less than 24 hours after a federal judge said it could proceed, a federal appeals court has temporarily... Read More

WASHINGTON – Less than 24 hours after a federal judge said it could proceed, a federal appeals court has temporarily pumped the brakes on President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. The temporary stay of the program by the 8th U.S.... Read More

First Lady to Host Roundtable on Breast and Cervical Cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — First Lady Jill Biden will host a roundtable Monday on breast and cervical cancer, part of the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — First Lady Jill Biden will host a roundtable Monday on breast and cervical cancer, part of the administration's “moonshot” effort to reduce deaths from cancer, the White House said. The event is one of many being launched... Read More

2022-10-19 16:51:17
by Dan McCue
15 Million More Barrels of Gasoline Being Released From Strategic Reserve

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will release 15 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves, and may consider releasing significantly... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will release 15 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves, and may consider releasing significantly more this winter, in an effort to ease high gasoline prices. The announcement comes in the wake of several polls... Read More

Here's How You Can Apply for Student Loan Forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday officially kicked off the application process for his student debt cancellation program, opening the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday officially kicked off the application process for his student debt cancellation program, opening the door for millions of Americans to apply for up to $20,000 in forgiveness. The Biden administration touts it as a... Read More

2022-10-17 18:32:14
by Dan McCue
President Celebrates 50 Years of Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON — Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act.  In observance of that milestone,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act.  In observance of that milestone, President Joe Biden on Monday signed a proclamation celebrating how it revolutionized “America's responsibility to protect and restore the vital... Read More

2022-10-14 15:57:49
by Dan McCue
HHS Encouraging Americans to Review Their Medicare Options During Open Enrollment

WASHINGTON — Medicare Open Enrollment begins on Saturday, Oct. 15, and officials with the Department of Health and Human Services... Read More

WASHINGTON — Medicare Open Enrollment begins on Saturday, Oct. 15, and officials with the Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging Medicare recipients to review and compare their options due to beneficial changes stemming from the passage of the... Read More

2022-10-11 21:15:40
by Dan McCue
Rail Union Rejects Tentative Deal Brokered by White House, Possible Strike Looms

WASHINGTON — A union representing about 12,000 railroad workers voted down a tentative contract on Monday, setting the stage for... Read More

WASHINGTON — A union representing about 12,000 railroad workers voted down a tentative contract on Monday, setting the stage for a possible nationwide strike ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Four unions have ratified contracts based on the agreement brokered by... Read More

2022-10-07 19:06:11
by Tom Ramstack
Biden Pardons Federal Offenders of Marijuana Possession Laws

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday announced he would pardon all offenders convicted of federal marijuana possession charges amid a... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday announced he would pardon all offenders convicted of federal marijuana possession charges amid a sweeping policy change for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Marijuana is listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the DEA, meaning... Read More

2022-09-30 21:09:08
by Tom Ramstack
Biden’s Student Loan Rules Revised While States Sue to Stop the Debt Relief

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration changed its rules on who qualifies for student loan forgiveness Thursday as seven states filed... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration changed its rules on who qualifies for student loan forgiveness Thursday as seven states filed lawsuits to block the plan that would wipe away $10,000 of debt for most borrowers. The states said in their... Read More

2022-09-27 19:17:15
by Dan McCue
White House Outlines Strategy for Ending Hunger by 2030

WASHINGTON — In the 50 years since the last Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health was convened at the White... Read More

WASHINGTON — In the 50 years since the last Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health was convened at the White House, the United States has struggled to end chronic food insecurity in some communities, while seeing a marked increase in... Read More

2022-09-26 18:50:56
by Dan McCue
White House to Host State Dinner for Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron Dec. 1

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron for a state visit to the United States, which will include a state dinner, on Dec. 1, 2022.... Read More

2022-09-26 15:45:15
by Dan McCue
Administration Releases ‘Flight Plan’ for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has released a “flight plan” for how a number of federal departments and agencies will... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has released a “flight plan” for how a number of federal departments and agencies will work together to create new technologies that will boost the production of sustainable aviation fuel on a commercial scale. Dubbed... Read More

2022-09-19 12:49:49
by Dan McCue
Study Finds US Can Gain Durable Competitive Advantage by Investing in Clean Energy

WASHINGTON — Strategic investments in six key “clean” technologies could yield “massive and lasting benefit” for the U.S. economy by... Read More

WASHINGTON — Strategic investments in six key “clean” technologies could yield “massive and lasting benefit” for the U.S. economy by mid-century, a new report says. The study, commissioned by Third Way, a D.C.-based think tank, and Breakthrough Energy, and researched... Read More

2022-09-16 20:43:23
by Natalie McCormick
‘Transformative’ Action, Not Photo-Ops, Needed at Hunger Conference

WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 years ago, a folk singer named Harry Chapin began trying to raise people’s consciousness about the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 years ago, a folk singer named Harry Chapin began trying to raise people’s consciousness about the issue of hunger. In a land of plenty, he knew firsthand from tours that crisscrossed the nation, many — young... Read More

2022-09-16 17:26:47
by Madeline Hughes
Biden Administration Outlines Vision of Crypto Future

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a slew of reports Friday detailing how the government should regulate cryptocurrencies, and even... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a slew of reports Friday detailing how the government should regulate cryptocurrencies, and even create a central bank digital currency. The reports state regulators should continue to use their powers to aggressively pursue enforcement... Read More

2022-09-14 16:13:15
by Dan McCue
White House Striving to Avert Crisis as Potential Rail Strike Grows Nearer

WASHINGTON — As President Joe Biden continued to press union leaders and rail companies to make a deal and avert... Read More

WASHINGTON — As President Joe Biden continued to press union leaders and rail companies to make a deal and avert a national railroad strike as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, the White House is working on contingencies to reduce the... Read More

2022-09-14 15:59:21
by Dan McCue
Biden, in Campaign Form, Delivers Fiery Remarks to Celebrate Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, sans jacket but with his ever-present aviator sunglasses in place, was in full-on campaign mode... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, sans jacket but with his ever-present aviator sunglasses in place, was in full-on campaign mode as he welcomed thousands to the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday to celebrate last month’s passage of the... Read More

2022-09-13 15:29:40
by Dan McCue
Biden Urges Americans to Come Together for Cancer Fight

BOSTON — President Joe Biden traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, Monday in a bid to rekindle memories of John F. Kennedy’s... Read More

BOSTON — President Joe Biden traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, Monday in a bid to rekindle memories of John F. Kennedy’s famous challenge to land an American on the moon and made a similar call for Americans to embrace the goal... Read More

2022-08-31 20:22:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Seeking 4.6% Pay Raise for Federal Employees in 2023

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday announced that President Joe Biden is recommending a pay raise for all civilian... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday announced that President Joe Biden is recommending a pay raise for all civilian federal employees effective the first applicable pay period on or after Jan. 1, 2023. Biden is recommending a 4.1% across-the-board... Read More

2022-08-31 19:44:26
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Advised to Avoid Territorial Citizenship Case

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday told the U.S. Supreme Court to let Congress decide the citizenship of residents... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday told the U.S. Supreme Court to let Congress decide the citizenship of residents of U.S. territories rather than intervening with a court ruling. The U.S. solicitor general informed the Supreme Court of the... Read More

2022-08-31 15:15:50
by Dan McCue
Court Filing Reveals More Details Behind Mar-a-Lago Raid

WASHINGTON — A court filing by the Justice Department on Tuesday reveals new details on the reasoning behind its decision... Read More

WASHINGTON — A court filing by the Justice Department on Tuesday reveals new details on the reasoning behind its decision to raid former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home earlier this month — namely that it had obtained evidence... Read More

2022-08-26 17:10:03
by Dan McCue
White House: No More Paywalls on Federally Funded Research

WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued new guidance directing that by 2026 all... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued new guidance directing that by 2026 all federally funded research results be made freely available to the public without delay, effectively ending the ability of scientific journals... Read More

2022-08-24 22:12:36
by Dan McCue
Biden Appoints Cheatle New Head of Secret Service

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden capped a busy day at the White House Wednesday by announcing he’s appointed Kimberly Cheatle... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden capped a busy day at the White House Wednesday by announcing he’s appointed Kimberly Cheatle to be the next director of the Secret Service. In announcing the appointment, Biden lauded Cheatle’s “long and distinguished career... Read More

2022-08-24 17:30:00
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration to Cancel Some Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce today that he is canceling $10,000 in student loan debt for individuals earning... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce today that he is canceling $10,000 in student loan debt for individuals earning $125,000 or less per year and extending the pandemic-related moratorium on repayment of loans for all borrowers through the end... Read More

Trump's Turbulent White House Years Culminate in Fla. Search

NEW YORK (AP) — Mounds of paper piled on his desk. Framed magazine covers and keepsakes lining the walls. One... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Mounds of paper piled on his desk. Framed magazine covers and keepsakes lining the walls. One of Shaquille O’Neal's giant sneakers displayed alongside football helmets, boxing belts and other sports memorabilia, crowding his Trump Tower office and limiting... Read More

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