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2022-07-19 13:47:32
by Dan McCue
White House Touts Decline in Gas Prices

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday evening released a memo detailing how the average price of gasoline across the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday evening released a memo detailing how the average price of gasoline across the U.S. has declined by 50 cents per gallon over the past 34 days — one of the fastest declines in... Read More

2022-07-15 16:02:21
by Dan McCue
Sen. Manchin Dashes Administration’s Hope of Addressing Climate Change

WASHINGTON — In something of a stunner, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told Democratic party leaders on Thursday that he could... Read More

WASHINGTON — In something of a stunner, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told Democratic party leaders on Thursday that he could not support funding for climate or energy programs in a proposed “slimmed down” reconciliation bill that had been the subject... Read More

2022-07-14 17:27:19
by Alexa Hornbeck
Preparations Begin for White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

WASHINGTON — The Bipartisan Policy Center and Tufts University co-hosted an event on July 14 to discuss the challenges of... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Bipartisan Policy Center and Tufts University co-hosted an event on July 14 to discuss the challenges of food and nutrition in the U.S., in advance of the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in... Read More

2022-07-12 20:45:03
by Dan McCue
Calls to Do ‘More’ Reverberate at Celebration of Bipartisan Gun Bill

WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House Monday morning to celebrate the... Read More

WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House Monday morning to celebrate the “real progress” of the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and agreement across the aisle on gun control after... Read More

Biden to Discuss Immigration, Trade with Mexico's President

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday for discussions the White House says... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday for discussions the White House says will showcase the underlying strength of a relationship that of late has been more notable for the leaders' disagreements on issues... Read More

Biden Celebration of New Gun Law Clouded by Latest Shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden welcomed a crowd to the White House lawn Monday to showcase a new law... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden welcomed a crowd to the White House lawn Monday to showcase a new law meant to reduce gun violence, celebrating “real progress” after years of inaction. But he also lamented the country remains “awash... Read More

Biden Signs Order on Abortion Access After High Court Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday to protect access to abortion as he faced mounting... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday to protect access to abortion as he faced mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to be more forceful on the subject after the Supreme Court ended a constitutional right to the... Read More

2022-07-07 13:49:32
by Dan McCue
Dulles International Nets $49.6M in Federal Funds for Terminal Improvements

WASHINGTON — Washington Dulles International Airport has been awarded $49.6 million to replace an aging temporary concourse, part of a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Washington Dulles International Airport has been awarded $49.6 million to replace an aging temporary concourse, part of a $1 billion outlay from the Biden administration to replace or improve terminals at 85 airports across the country. The money... Read More

2022-07-06 23:33:30
by Dan McCue
Bedingfield to Step Down as White House Communications Director

WASHINGTON — Kate Bedingfield, a longtime aide to President Biden who most recently served as White House communications director, will... Read More

WASHINGTON — Kate Bedingfield, a longtime aide to President Biden who most recently served as White House communications director, will be leaving that position in late July. According to the White House, Bedingfield, who has worked for Biden in some... Read More

Biden to Award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. Biden... Read More

2022-06-29 13:25:10
by Dan McCue
White House Unveils Monkeypox Vaccination Campaign

WASHINGTON — Starting Wednesday, clinics across the country will begin to receive doses of a new monkeypox vaccine called Jynneos... Read More

WASHINGTON — Starting Wednesday, clinics across the country will begin to receive doses of a new monkeypox vaccine called Jynneos from the federal stockpile, the move being the start of a nationwide vaccination campaign to slow the spread of the... Read More

2022-06-26 16:36:21
by Dan McCue
Biden, G7 Leaders Introduce Global Infrastructure Partnership

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany — Solar microgrids, advanced nuclear, an undersea telecommunications cable and other climate resilient projects are part of... Read More

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany — Solar microgrids, advanced nuclear, an undersea telecommunications cable and other climate resilient projects are part of a new Partnership for Global Infrastructure unveiled Sunday at the start of the G7 Summit. President Joe Biden and western... Read More

2022-06-25 16:20:30
by Dan McCue
Biden Signs Landmark Gun Measure Into Law

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades into law Saturday morning, declaring “lives... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades into law Saturday morning, declaring “lives will be saved” as a result of a bipartisan compromise reached in the shadow of a wake of recent mass... Read More

2022-06-22 15:52:07
by Dan McCue
Biden Calls for ‘Gas Tax Holiday’ in Bid to Kneecap Inflation Woes

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to suspend the federal tax on gas and diesel for... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to suspend the federal tax on gas and diesel for three months to provide some relief to soaring inflation and surging prices at the pump. The federal gas tax holiday... Read More

Watergate 50th Meets Jan. 6. Common Thread: Thirst for Power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wreckage of Watergate and Jan. 6 are a half-century apart yet rooted in the same ancient... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wreckage of Watergate and Jan. 6 are a half-century apart yet rooted in the same ancient thirst for power at any cost. Two presidents, wily and profane, tried an end run around democracy. Mysteries from both... Read More

Takeaways From AP Interview: Biden on Inflation, US Psyche

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden sat down with The Associated Press to discuss the state of the economy, his concerns about... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden sat down with The Associated Press to discuss the state of the economy, his concerns about the national mood and his commitment to standing up to Russia's aggression in Ukraine. Takeaways from Biden's first news media... Read More

2022-06-15 21:59:08
by Natalie McCormick
Future of DACA Is Unclear on Its 10th Anniversary 

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago in a Rose Garden ceremony on June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama unveiled the Deferred... Read More

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago in a Rose Garden ceremony on June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama unveiled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects undocumented adolescents from deportation and provides them with a work permit. It was,... Read More

Biden to Visit 'Pariah' Saudi Arabia and Israel Next Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden confirmed on Tuesday that he will visit Saudi Arabia next month for talks with... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden confirmed on Tuesday that he will visit Saudi Arabia next month for talks with leaders of the kingdom, a dramatic reordering of his stance on the kingdom that he pledged to make a “pariah” as a... Read More

2022-06-10 14:58:18
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration Announces Major Change in COVID Travel Policy

WASHINGTON — Come 12:01 a.m. Sunday, international travelers will no longer have to test negative for the coronavirus before coming... Read More

WASHINGTON — Come 12:01 a.m. Sunday, international travelers will no longer have to test negative for the coronavirus before coming to the United States. The Biden administration announced the major change in U.S. policy after the Centers for Disease Control... Read More

2022-06-08 23:09:44
by Natalie McCormick
New Dems Roll Out Sweeping Inflation Action Plan

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition released an Inflation Action Plan Wednesday, urging their colleagues in Congress and the Biden... Read More

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition released an Inflation Action Plan Wednesday, urging their colleagues in Congress and the Biden administration to take further, pragmatic steps to ease the financial pressures on American families.   In doing so, the coalition acknowledged... Read More

2022-06-06 18:59:33
by Dan McCue
President Waives Tariffs on Solar Panels From Southeast Asia

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden waived tariffs on solar panels from four Southeast Asian nations on Monday and invoked the... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden waived tariffs on solar panels from four Southeast Asian nations on Monday and invoked the Defense Production Act to boost solar panel manufacturing in the United States. The tariff exemption, which will last for two... Read More

2022-05-31 20:55:43
by Dan McCue
Over a Quarter Million Tune Into White House Stream for BTS

WASHINGTON — The K-wave officially landed in the White House press room Tuesday, with an appearance by the Korean pop... Read More

WASHINGTON — The K-wave officially landed in the White House press room Tuesday, with an appearance by the Korean pop supergroup BTS drawing over 260,200 viewers to the live stream of the daily briefing. On a typical day, the briefing... Read More

2022-05-31 17:01:17
by Dan McCue
White House to Spend June Spreading Sharper Economic Message

WASHINGTON  — As president, Joe Biden has shepherded the economy’s recovery from an unforeseen global pandemic, kick-started long needed infrastructure... Read More

WASHINGTON  — As president, Joe Biden has shepherded the economy’s recovery from an unforeseen global pandemic, kick-started long needed infrastructure repairs all across the nation, and seen the unemployment rate drop to 3.6% on his watch — nearly the lowest... Read More

Biden to Meet Fed Chair as Inflation Bites US Pocketbooks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as soaring inflation takes a... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as soaring inflation takes a bite out of Americans' pocketbooks and the president's public approval. Tuesday's meeting is the first since Biden renominated Powell to lead the... Read More

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

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