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2024-03-19 17:15:54
by Dan McCue
Biden Presses Netanyahu to Slow Advance Toward Planned Rafah Operation

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a planned ground operation into Rafah — effectively... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a planned ground operation into Rafah — effectively Gaza’s last remaining city — would be a mistake and urged him to send a senior delegation of military leaders... Read More

Hur Said Biden Couldn’t Recall When His Son Died. The Interview Transcript Is More Complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House knew it had a political problem on its hands when a special counsel report questioned President... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House knew it had a political problem on its hands when a special counsel report questioned President Joe Biden’s memory last month, but Biden saw a much more personal affront as well. Robert Hur, who had been... Read More

Biden's Budget Proposal for a Second Term Offers Tax Breaks for Families and Lower Health Care Costs

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday released a budget proposal aimed at getting voters' attention: It would... Read More

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday released a budget proposal aimed at getting voters' attention: It would offer tax breaks for families, lower health care costs, smaller deficits and higher taxes on the wealthy and corporations. Unlikely... Read More

2024-03-09 21:25:43
by Dan McCue
Patrick Caddell’s Last Race

CHARLESTON, S.C. — To find Patrick Caddell, the self-taught political pollster who traversed an arc in presidential politics that carried... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. — To find Patrick Caddell, the self-taught political pollster who traversed an arc in presidential politics that carried him from Sen. George McGovern to Donald Trump, one needs to be blessed with a little luck and a penchant... Read More

2024-03-07 17:50:49
by Dan McCue
US Military to Build Port to Speed Aid to Gaza

WASHINGTON — U.S. military personnel will build a port in Gaza to help speed humanitarian aid to Palestinians caught in... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. military personnel will build a port in Gaza to help speed humanitarian aid to Palestinians caught in the war zone there, senior administration and Department of Defense officials announced Thursday. The mission, which officials said would not... Read More

It's Not Just What Biden Will Say in State of the Union Address, but How

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to use his State of the Union address Thursday to promote his vision for... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to use his State of the Union address Thursday to promote his vision for a second term to a dispirited electorate who question whether he's up to the job and to warn that GOP... Read More

2024-03-06 22:31:22
by Dan McCue
Health Care, Drug Prices to Be Cornerstone of State of the Union

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s plans to do more to lower prescription drug prices and ensure the nation’s health care... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s plans to do more to lower prescription drug prices and ensure the nation’s health care system works better for more Americans will be the centerpiece of his State of the Union address, the White House... Read More

2024-03-06 20:54:39
by Dan McCue
Road Closures Announced Ahead of State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress Thursday... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress Thursday night, and the U.S. Capitol Police have released a list of road closures for the hours surrounding the annual event.... Read More

2024-03-05 19:39:26
by Dan McCue
White House Ends Routine COVID Testing for Press Corps

WASHINGTON — In yet another sign of the ongoing return to normalcy following the coronavirus pandemic, the White House announced... Read More

WASHINGTON — In yet another sign of the ongoing return to normalcy following the coronavirus pandemic, the White House announced Monday it will no longer require routine, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for the press corps. In practical terms, this means the... Read More

2024-03-01 22:46:26
by Dan McCue
CVS, Walgreens to Begin Selling Abortion Pills Later This Month

WASHINGTON — The nation’s two largest pharmacy chains will start dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone in select states later this... Read More

WASHINGTON — The nation’s two largest pharmacy chains will start dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone in select states later this month, just weeks before the Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could lead to its removal from... Read More

2024-02-29 21:16:17
by Dan McCue
White House Steps Up Effort to Get Voting Information to the Public

WASHINGTON — Emails, new signage and three “national days of action” are all part of a stepped up effort by... Read More

WASHINGTON — Emails, new signage and three “national days of action” are all part of a stepped up effort by the Biden-Harris administration to ensure voters know their rights and are able to participate in 2024 elections. The initiatives are... Read More

2024-02-27 20:57:05
by Dan McCue
‘Intense’ Discussion of Ukraine Aid Overshadows Government Shutdown Talks

WASHINGTON — With Congress at a virtual standstill, President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Republican and Democratic leaders to act... Read More

WASHINGTON — With Congress at a virtual standstill, President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Republican and Democratic leaders to act swiftly to avoid a government shutdown and finally pass long-stalled emergency aid to Ukraine and Israel. Biden invited House Speaker... Read More

2024-02-22 21:58:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Meets With Alexei Navalny's Widow and Daughter

SAN FRANCISCO — President Joe Biden met with the late Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter in California on... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — President Joe Biden met with the late Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter in California on Thursday, and later said he’d be announcing sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, “who is responsible for his death, tomorrow."... Read More

Jill Biden Announcing $100M in Funding for R&D Into Women's Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday was announcing $100 million in federal funding for research and development into women's health as... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday was announcing $100 million in federal funding for research and development into women's health as part of a new White House initiative that she is heading up. The funding is the first major deliverable of... Read More

It's an Election Year, and Biden's Team Is Signaling More Aggressive Posture Toward the Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupants of the White House have grumbled over news coverage practically since the place was built.... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupants of the White House have grumbled over news coverage practically since the place was built. Now it's Joe Biden's turn: With a reelection campaign underway, there are signs that those behind the president are starting... Read More

2024-02-08 22:13:08
by Dan McCue
Special Counsel Won’t Seek Charges Against Biden for Keeping Classified Docs

WASHINGTON — The special counsel investigating President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents after his years in the Obama White... Read More

WASHINGTON — The special counsel investigating President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents after his years in the Obama White House, concluded that while Biden “willfully” retained highly sensitive records, no criminal charges are warranted against him. In a report... Read More

2024-02-08 18:08:49
by Dan McCue
White House to Welcome Jordan’s King Abdullah II Next Week

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will welcome the king and queen of Jordan to... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will welcome the king and queen of Jordan to the White House next week to celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations and grapple with how to bring an end... Read More

2024-02-01 19:18:37
by Dan McCue
Administration Makes First Offer in Drug Price Negotiation Process

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration on Thursday sent its initial offers to the makers of 10 prescription drugs that have... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration on Thursday sent its initial offers to the makers of 10 prescription drugs that have been selected for price negotiations with Medicare under the Inflation Reduction Act. Medicare is federal health insurance for anyone 65... Read More

2024-01-31 22:14:57
by Dan McCue
Key Democratic Strategist to Take On White House Climate Role

WASHINGTON — John Podesta, whose crowded resume includes such entries as advisor to presidents and founder of the Center for... Read More

WASHINGTON — John Podesta, whose crowded resume includes such entries as advisor to presidents and founder of the Center for American Progress, the left-leaning think tank, will succeed former Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as the nation’s climate envoy. President Joe... Read More

2024-01-29 17:43:46
by Dan McCue
21.3M People Choose ACA Marketplace Coverage

WASHINGTON — More than 21.3 million people selected an Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace plan during the most recent... Read More

WASHINGTON — More than 21.3 million people selected an Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace plan during the most recent open enrollment period, including 5 million who were accessing the marketplaces for the very first time, the Biden-Harris administration announced.... Read More

Biden Brings Congressional Leaders to White House at Pivotal Time for Ukraine and Border Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will convene top congressional leaders Wednesday at the White House pressing for his $110 billion national... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will convene top congressional leaders Wednesday at the White House pressing for his $110 billion national security package at a pivotal time as senators narrow on a landmark immigration deal that could unlock the stalled aid... Read More

2024-01-08 19:01:28
by Dan McCue
Landrieu, Biden’s Senior Advisor on Infrastructure, Takes Campaign Role

WASHINGTON — Mitch Landrieu, a senior advisor to President Joe Biden and the administration’s lead coordinator for projects funded by... Read More

WASHINGTON — Mitch Landrieu, a senior advisor to President Joe Biden and the administration’s lead coordinator for projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure bill, is leaving the White House to join the president’s reelection campaign as national co-chair. The White... Read More

2024-01-08 18:53:36
by Dan McCue
Biden Travels to Charleston in Bid to Shore Up Black Support

CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Joe Biden kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign in South Carolina on Monday, speaking at the... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Joe Biden kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign in South Carolina on Monday, speaking at the Charleston church that was the site of a mass murder of Black parishioners at the hands of a White supremacist... Read More

2024-01-03 22:52:03
by Dan McCue
Biden, Harris Kick Off SC Primary Campaign in Three Cities

CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are headed to South Carolina next week to kick... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are headed to South Carolina next week to kick off the public phase of their reelection campaign ahead of what for the Democrats is the first-in-the-nation primary on Feb.... Read More

2023-12-22 20:53:29
by Dan McCue
President Signs Order Giving Civilian Fed Workers 5.2% Raise

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an executive order fulfilling his promise to provide civilian federal workers with... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an executive order fulfilling his promise to provide civilian federal workers with an average 5.2% pay raise starting in mid-January. Biden had proposed the bump in salaries in the 2024 budget proposal... Read More

2023-12-22 20:48:38
by Dan McCue
Biden Commutes Sentences of 11 Held on Nonviolent, Cannabis Charges

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is commuting the sentences of 11 individuals currently serving extraordinarily long prison sentences for nonviolent... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is commuting the sentences of 11 individuals currently serving extraordinarily long prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenses that are out of sync with today’s more lenient sentencing guidelines. “Due to reforms, each of these clemency... Read More

2023-12-18 20:47:24
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration Finalizes Sweeping Overhaul of Merger Rules

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission on Monday released a new set of proposed rules aimed at... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission on Monday released a new set of proposed rules aimed at cracking down on mergers and acquisitions that eliminate competition in the marketplace. The new guidelines, which President Joe Biden announced... Read More

2023-12-13 20:42:35
by Dan McCue
Congress Urged to Fully Fund WIC Program, Avert Crisis

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration on Wednesday urged Congress to fully fund the WIC nutrition assistance program come January, warning... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration on Wednesday urged Congress to fully fund the WIC nutrition assistance program come January, warning that the failure to address a much-anticipated budgetary shortfall would jeopardize the health and safety of millions of mothers, babies... Read More

2023-12-08 00:07:57
by Tom Ramstack
White House Threatens to Penalize Pharma Companies for High Prices

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced a plan Thursday to lower prescription drug costs in a move that takes a... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced a plan Thursday to lower prescription drug costs in a move that takes a tough stance toward pharmaceutical companies charging high prices. If the Federal Trade Commission determines the prices are unreasonable, the new... Read More

2023-12-06 19:00:10
by Dan McCue
Antisemitism at US Universities Takes Center Stage on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — The four students, each from an elite university, stood pensively beneath Gilbert Stuart’s iconic life-size portrait of George... Read More

WASHINGTON — The four students, each from an elite university, stood pensively beneath Gilbert Stuart’s iconic life-size portrait of George Washington, which hangs in the Rayburn room of the U.S. Capitol. Talia Khan, Bella Engberg, Eyal Yakoby and Jonathan Frieden... Read More

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