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2021-12-23 13:52:05
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court to Hold Special Hearing on Biden Vaccine Mandates

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Wednesday night that it will hold a special hearing in January to consider the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Wednesday night that it will hold a special hearing in January to consider the constitutionality of vaccine mandates imposed by the Biden administration. Both of the cases the justices will hear on Friday, Jan.... Read More

2021-12-22 19:36:07
by Dan McCue
White House Extends Student Loan Repayment Freeze

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday extended a freeze on student loan repayments to May 1. Borrowers’ payments were... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday extended a freeze on student loan repayments to May 1. Borrowers’ payments were to resume in February. The so-called administrative forbearance was initially put in place as part of the CARES Act in... Read More

2021-12-22 17:12:09
by Dan McCue
HHS Says A Record Number of Americans Signed Up for ACA Insurance

WASHINGTON — A record 13.6 million Americans have already signed up for health coverage on the Affordable Care Act insurance... Read More

WASHINGTON — A record 13.6 million Americans have already signed up for health coverage on the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces with a month left to go in the open enrollment period, the Department of Health and Human Services said... Read More

2021-12-21 15:00:35
by Dan McCue
Biden to Unveil Sweeping Plan to Respond to Omicron Variant

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday will unveil an aggressive plan to address the stunning surge in highly infectious... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday will unveil an aggressive plan to address the stunning surge in highly infectious new omicron variant cases, including getting up to 1,000 military medical professionals to help in overwhelmed hospitals and making 500... Read More

2021-12-16 22:06:24
by Tom Ramstack
Biden’s Truck Driver Outreach Aimed at Easing Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday announced a plan to increase the number of commercial truck drivers in a... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday announced a plan to increase the number of commercial truck drivers in a bid to alleviate supply chain gridlock. The plan includes assistance to state motor vehicle departments to issue more commercial licenses,... Read More

$2T Bill Stalled, Senate Dems Seem Ready to Move on for Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' vast social and environment package languished in Senate limbo Thursday as leaders' hopes for resolving holdout... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' vast social and environment package languished in Senate limbo Thursday as leaders' hopes for resolving holdout Sen. Joe Manchin's demands and considering the bill in this year's waning days seemed all but dead. After weeks of... Read More

2021-12-16 13:16:59
by Alexa Hornbeck
White House Vaccine Mandate in Limbo as Deadline Approaches

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration issued an emergency rule in November mandating all businesses with 100 or more employees require... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration issued an emergency rule in November mandating all businesses with 100 or more employees require staff to get fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. Set to take effect on Jan. 4 and be enforced by... Read More

Congress Sends Biden $2.5T Debt Limit Hike, Avoiding Default

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress averted a catastrophic debt default early Wednesday morning after Democratic majorities in both chambers voted to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress averted a catastrophic debt default early Wednesday morning after Democratic majorities in both chambers voted to send a $2.5 trillion increase in the nation's borrowing authority to President Joe Biden over lockstep Republican opposition. Capping a... Read More

2021-12-13 21:08:07
by Dan McCue
Biden Seeks to Cut the Red Tape When it Comes to Government Services

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Monday afternoon he hopes will dramatically cut the red tape... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Monday afternoon he hopes will dramatically cut the red tape and other road blocks Americans have to navigate to secure basic government services like Social Security and federally-financed student loans.... Read More

Biden to Focus on Elections, Media as Democracy Summit Wraps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to close his two-day virtual Summit for Democracy on Friday by shining a spotlight... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to close his two-day virtual Summit for Democracy on Friday by shining a spotlight on the importance of election integrity, countering authoritarian regimes and bolstering independent media. On the summit's first day, Biden announced... Read More

Biden to Decry Democracy 'Recession' at White House Summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to urge participants at the first White House Summit for Democracy to reverse an ongoing... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to urge participants at the first White House Summit for Democracy to reverse an ongoing “recession” of democracy that is playing out at a time of rising authoritarianism around the globe and extraordinary strains on... Read More

2021-12-08 22:51:28
by Dan McCue
Biden Orders Federal Vehicles, Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t noted on his public schedule today, but President Joe Biden on Wednesday rolled out a plan... Read More

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t noted on his public schedule today, but President Joe Biden on Wednesday rolled out a plan to make the federal government carbon neutral by 2050. “The federal government faces broad exposure to the mounting risks and... Read More

2021-12-08 17:19:42
by Alexa Hornbeck
White House to Implement Policy to Cover the Cost of COVID-19 Testing

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden recently implemented new actions to protect Americans against COVID-19 variants this winter, including a new... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden recently implemented new actions to protect Americans against COVID-19 variants this winter, including a new policy beginning Jan. 15 to expand at-home testing. “More than 150 million Americans with private insurance, who are now able... Read More

2021-12-08 16:43:20
by Dan McCue
White House Panel Assessing Changes to the Supreme Court Makes No Recommendations

WASHINGTON — A special commission established by President Joe Biden to assess potential changes to the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously... Read More

WASHINGTON — A special commission established by President Joe Biden to assess potential changes to the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously approved a draft final report Tuesday that makes no specific recommendations for change. Instead, the 294-page document provides the president... Read More

2021-12-07 22:44:05
by Dan McCue
Biden Pick to Lead Major Banking Regulator Drops Out

WASHINGTON — Saule Omarova, a law professor at Cornell University who was President Biden’s pick to be the next head... Read More

WASHINGTON — Saule Omarova, a law professor at Cornell University who was President Biden’s pick to be the next head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, has withdrawn her name from consideration after several Republicans accused her... Read More

2021-12-07 17:56:35
by Dan McCue
Touting Reconciliation Bill, Biden Talks Up Prescription Drug Cost Savings

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden reminded the public on Monday that the big social policy and climate spending bill currently... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden reminded the public on Monday that the big social policy and climate spending bill currently in the Senate would deliver significant savings on prescription drugs for all Americans.  The pitch came as Americans and Congress... Read More

2021-12-03 23:48:31
by Dan McCue
White House Correspondents’ Association Prepping for Annual Dinner Return in 2022

WASHINGTON — The White House Correspondents’ Association is laying the groundwork for the return of its annual dinner in 2022,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House Correspondents’ Association is laying the groundwork for the return of its annual dinner in 2022, after COVID-19 and related public gathering restrictions forced the cancellation of the past two events. The upcoming WHCA dinner will... Read More

2021-12-02 14:50:25
by Dan McCue
White House to Roll Out Comprehensive Plan for Winter COVID Response

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to roll out a comprehensive plan Monday to step up the nation’s fight... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to roll out a comprehensive plan Monday to step up the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic over the winter months. The moves, which will be announced during a visit to the National... Read More

2021-12-02 12:35:45
by Alexa Hornbeck
Biden Addresses Revised Plan for Ending HIV/AIDS

Yesterday was Worlds AIDS Day 2021, a day on which political leaders around the globe renewed their commitments to ending... Read More

Yesterday was Worlds AIDS Day 2021, a day on which political leaders around the globe renewed their commitments to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic nearly 40 years after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially reported the first cases of... Read More

2021-11-29 20:23:09
by Dan McCue
Biden Tells Americans New COVID Variant ‘Not Cause for Panic’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden addressed the nation Monday, calling the new omicron variant of the coronavirus a cause for... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden addressed the nation Monday, calling the new omicron variant of the coronavirus a cause for concern “but not a cause for panic.” Speaking in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as Dr. Anthony Fauci,... Read More

Biden Pushes Shots, Not More Restrictions as Variant Spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and to receive a booster shot as he... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and to receive a booster shot as he seeks to quell concerns Monday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron, but won't immediately push for more restrictions to stop its... Read More

Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-to-Normal Thanksgiving

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in... Read More

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families —... Read More

Bidens Open Holidays with Christmas Tree and 'Friendsgiving'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden opened the holiday season at the White House by breaking off a sprig from the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden opened the holiday season at the White House by breaking off a sprig from the official Blue Room tree and giving it — and a big smooch — to her toddler grandson. “Look how beautiful... Read More

Alex Jones, Roger Stone Subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas to five more individuals, including former President... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas to five more individuals, including former President Donald Trump’s ally Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as lawmakers deepened their probe of the rallies that preceded... Read More

Biden to Have Routine Colonoscopy, Transfer Power to Harris

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden will briefly transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday when he... Read More

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden will briefly transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday when he undergoes a “routine colonoscopy" at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said. Biden drove early Friday to... Read More

House Moves Toward OK of Dems' Sweeping Social, Climate Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill Friday,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill Friday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government... Read More

2021-11-18 21:44:53
by Reece Nations
White House Pushing Utility and Energy Providers to Prevent Shut-Offs This Winter

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is calling on energy providers to proactively coordinate American Rescue Plan Act funds to prevent... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is calling on energy providers to proactively coordinate American Rescue Plan Act funds to prevent utility shut-offs this winter. In a press briefing issued on Thursday, the Biden-Harris White House urged states, localities and tribes... Read More

Divided House Debates Dems' Expansive Social, Climate Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House finally launched debate Thursday on Democrats' expansive social and environment bill, with party leaders hoping... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House finally launched debate Thursday on Democrats' expansive social and environment bill, with party leaders hoping that cost estimates expected from Congress' top fiscal analyst would nail down moderate lawmakers' votes and allow passage by week's... Read More

Differences Endure as Biden Brings Back North America Summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's leaders are reviving three-way summitry after a Trump-era break. As President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's leaders are reviving three-way summitry after a Trump-era break. As President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador resume the tradition of the North America Leaders' Summit on... Read More

2021-11-17 22:21:21
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration Suspends Enforcement of Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday suspended enforcement of a vaccine mandate on private companies with 100 or more... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday suspended enforcement of a vaccine mandate on private companies with 100 or more employees. The decision, which was carried out through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, comes less than a week after... Read More

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