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Biden Leaves WH For First Time Since Getting COVID

The Associated Press reports: Ending his most recent COVID-19 isolation, President Joe Biden on Sunday left the White House for the first time since becoming infected with the coronavirus last month, settling in for a reunion with first lady Jill Biden in their home state of Delaware. The president tested negative Saturday and Sunday, according to his doctor, clearing the …

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Biden Tests Negative For COVID, Continues Isolation

NPR reports: President Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a letter from White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, but he will continue to isolate until he tests negative a second time. “The President continues to feel very well,” O’Connor wrote The president first tested positive for the virus on July 21. The administration said he experienced only …

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Biden “Hopeful” Deal Can Be Reached On Griner [Video]

The Hill reports: President Biden on Friday said he’s “hopeful” about Brittney Griner’s situation after the WNBA star was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia. “I’m hopeful. We’re working hard,” Biden told reporters when asked about Griner, who a day earlier was sentenced by a Russian judge on charges that she illegally brought drugs into the country. White …

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Biden Is Still Testing COVID+ But Feeling “Very Well”

The Hill reports: President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on Thursday but feels “very well,” his physician, Kevin O’Connor, said in a new update two weeks after the president first tested positive. Biden has tested positive for six days with a rebound COVID-19 infection that has been seen in some patients who take the antiviral treatment Paxlovid. He first …

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WH: Biden Tests COVID+ Again, Has “Loose Cough”

The Hill reports: President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again and is experiencing a loose cough, according to a memo Tuesday from his physician Kevin O’Connor, three days after the president experienced a rebound of his infection. “The president continues to feel well, though he is experiencing a bit of a return of a loose cough. “He remains fever-free and …

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Biden Hails “Trailblazing Inspiration” Nichelle Nichols

Via press release from the White House: In Nichelle Nichols, our nation has lost a trailblazer of stage and screen who redefined what is possible for Black Americans and women. A daughter of a working-class family from Illinois, she first honed her craft as an actor and singer in Chicago before touring the country and the world performing with the …

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Biden Tests Positive For COVID Again, Will Isolate

Axios reports: President Biden tested positive for a rebound case of COVID-19 on Saturday morning after being treated with Paxlovid, his physician said in a letter. Biden did not experience new COVID-19 symptoms and “continues to feel quite well,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said. “This being the case, there is no reason to reinitiate treatment at this time, but we will …

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Biden To Host White House Portrait Ceremony For Obamas That Trump Never Held Due To His Assholery

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden will host former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the White House in early September for the unveiling of their official White House portraits, according to an Obama spokesperson. The traditional East Room ceremony unveiling the Obamas’ portraits, usually a moment where the sitting president and the first lady fête their immediate predecessors, …

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Biden Tests Negative Twice, Will End “Strict Isolation”

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden is ending his COVID-19 isolation after testing negative for the virus on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday. That’s according to a letter the White House released Wednesday from Biden’s physician. Dr. Kevin O’Connor writes that Biden has completed his course of treatment with the drug Paxlovid and remains free of fever. O’Connor …

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Biden Completes COVID Med, Symptoms Nearly Gone

Axios reports: President Biden completed his five-day course of Paxlovid, a coronavirus treatment medication, and his COVID-19 symptoms are “almost completely resolved,” his physician wrote in a letter on Tuesday. “His pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature remain absolutely normal. His oxygen saturation continues to be excellent on room air. His lungs remain clear,” wrote his physician Kevin O’Connor. …

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WH: Biden Has Omicron Subvariant, Still Improving

Axios reports: President Biden’s coronavirus stemmed from the Omicron subvariant BA.5, currently the most dominant strain of the virus in the U.S., according to a letter from the White House physician on Saturday. BA.5 is responsible for 75-80% of infections in the U.S., his physician Kevin O’Connor said in a letter on Saturday. Biden completed his second day of Paxlovid …

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WH: Biden Feeling Better After Getting COVID Med

Bloomberg News reports: President Joe Biden’s symptoms from Covid-19 improved overnight after his first full day on the Pfizer Inc. drug Paxlovid, his doctor said. “The president is fully vaccinated and twice-boosted, so I anticipate that he will respond favorably, as most maximally protected patients do,” White House physician Kevin O’Connor wrote in a memo posted online. “There has been …

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BREAKING: Biden Tests COVID+, Has Mild Symptoms

Via press release from the White House: This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms. He has begun taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time. He has been …

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White House Urges Senate To Quickly Pass Marriage Bill

The Hill reports: The White House on Wednesday urged the Senate to quickly pass a bill protecting same-sex marriage after it made it through the House with bipartisan support. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One that the legislation is “personal” to President Biden, adding that he would sign the bill should it pass the Senate. Republican …

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Biden Celebrates As Gas Prices Decline For 8th Week

Bloomberg News reports: US retail gasoline prices fell below $4.50 a gallon for the first time since mid-May, starting to ease pressure at the pump for millions of Americans. The nationwide average was at $4.495 a gallon, according to data released on Tuesday by the American Automobile Association. Prices have fallen more than 10% since hitting a record last month …

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Biden May Soon Declare National Climate Emergency

The Washington Post reports: President Biden is considering declaring a national climate emergency as soon as this week as he seeks to salvage his environmental agenda in the wake of stalled talks on Capitol Hill, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private deliberations. If an emergency is invoked, …

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Biden: I Raised Khashoggi’s Murder To Crown Prince

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden said he raised the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the beginning of his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday. “I said, very straightforwardly, for an American president to be silent on an issue of human rights is inconsistent with who we are and who I am,” Biden said. “I’ll …

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Biden Greets Saudi Prince With Fist Bump [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Mr. Biden emerged from the plane and made his way down the stairs for his first visit to Saudi Arabia as president, wearing his aviator shades, waving and looking serious. He was greeted by Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, the Saudi ambassador to Washington, and Prince Khalid Al Faisal. The president climbed into his …

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Parkland Father Interrupts Biden’s Presser On Gun Bill

The Independent reports: Joe Biden was interrupted by Parkland father Manuel Oliver during a White House event celebrating the passage of a bipartisan gun safety bill. Mr Oliver, who lost his son Joaquin during the 2018 Florida shooting at Marjory Stone Douglas High School, stood up during the president’s speech on the White House lawn on Monday. “Despite the naysayers, …

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Today: Biden To Sign Order Protecting Abortion Access

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Friday to protect access to abortion as part of his administration’s response to the Supreme Court’s ruling last month overturning the constitutional right to the procedure. The order aims to safeguard access to reproductive health care services, including abortion and contraception; protect patients’ privacy and access to accurate …

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