Tag Archives: White House

AP: Joe Manchin Now “On Board” With WH Tax Plan

The Associated Press reports: Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden’s scaled-back social services and climate change package. Biden huddled with the conservative West Virginia Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the president’s Delaware home on …

Read More »

Biden Orders Flags To Half-Staff To Honor Colin Powell

Via press release from the White House: General Colin Powell was a patriot of unmatched honor and dignity. The son of immigrants, born in New York City, raised in Harlem and the South Bronx, a graduate of the City College of New York, he rose to the highest ranks of the United States military and to advise four Presidents. He …

Read More »

Biden Rejects Trump’s Plea To Withhold Riot Docs

NBC News reports: The White House on Friday formally blocked an attempt by former President Donald Trump to withhold documents from Congress related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, setting up a legal showdown between the current and former president over executive privilege. In a letter to the National Archives obtained by NBC News, White House Counsel Dana …

Read More »

Biden Marks “Painful Milestone” Of US COVID Deaths

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden mourned “the painful milestone” of 700,000 American deaths from COVID-19, a day after the U.S. surpassed that mark on Friday. The president says in a statement “the astonishing death toll is yet another reminder of just how important it is to get vaccinated.” He says the nation has “made extraordinary progress” in the …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Biden Receives His Vaccine Booster Shot

CNN reports: President Joe Biden is set to get his Covid-19 booster shot on Monday afternoon, according to the White House. Biden will receive his third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at 1 p.m. ET at the White House during an on-camera event. He’s also scheduled to make remarks ahead of receiving his booster shot. A head of his …

Read More »

WH: No Executive Privilege For Trump’s Riot Docs

Reuters reports: President Biden has determined that he does not plan to assert executive privilege to shield Trump-era documents sought by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. “We take this matter incredibly seriously. The president has already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege and so …

Read More »

WH Praises Fox News For Its Strict Vaccine Mandate

CNN’s Oliver Darcy reports: In effect, Fox has adopted a more stringent version of the vaccine and testing mandate President Biden announced last week — the mandate that the company’s loudest voices have trashed and deemed to be nonsensical and “authoritarian.” While Biden pushed a vaccination or weekly testing requirement, Fox is saying it will implement a vaccination or daily …

Read More »

WH Mulls Vax Mandate For International Air Travelers

The Washington Post reports: As White House officials rushed to shape last week’s sweeping new vaccine mandates, they debated the idea of requiring international air travelers to be vaccinated before boarding a plane, as part of a larger effort to persuade more Americans to get immunized, according to two people familiar with the plans. Some aides argued that other countries …

Read More »

Melania Rages At Grisham’s Coming Tell-All: “Betrayal”

Politico Playbook reports: Sometimes it seems that everything has already been said about the Trump years though not everyone has said it. In the latter camp is STEPHANIE GRISHAM, the former Trump White House press secretary best known for never holding a press briefing. Now Grisham is breaking her silence, and POLITICO’s Daniel Lippman emails us with a scoopy preview …

Read More »

Biden To Visit All Three 9/11 Sites For 20th Anniversary

The Washington Post reports: President Biden will travel to New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at all three sites where they occurred, the White House announced Saturday. Biden will be accompanied by first lady Jill Biden when he visits Lower Manhattan in New York City; Shanksville, Pa.; and the …

Read More »

Biden Strongly Defends Decisions On Afghanistan

The New York Times reports: President Biden on Tuesday hailed what he called the “extraordinary success” of the evacuation of Kabul as he vehemently defended his decision to end America’s war in Afghanistan, just one day after the end of a two-week rescue of 125,000 people from Kabul that saw the deaths of 13 service members. Speaking from the Cross …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Biden Delivers Remarks On Afghanistan

CBS News reports: President Biden will address the American people Tuesday afternoon following the end of the nation’s two-decade-long war in Afghanistan, which came to a close Monday with the departure of the final U.S. military aircraft from the main airport in Kabul. In remarks from the White House, the president is poised to explain his decision not to extend …

Read More »

Biden Addresses End Of US Presence In Afghanistan

From a statement just issued by the White House: I want to thank our commanders and the men and women serving under them for their execution of the dangerous retrograde from Afghanistan as scheduled – in the early morning hours of August 31, Kabul time – with no further loss of American lives. The past 17 days have seen our …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Afghanistan Evacuation

CNN reports: President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Friday about the ongoing US military evacuations of American citizens and vulnerable Afghans as chaos ensues at and around Kabul’s international airport. Prior to his remarks, the President and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with their national security team in the Situation Room to hear intelligence, security and diplomatic updates …

Read More »

Biden: “I Stand Squarely” Behind Afghanistan Decision

The New York Times reports: President Biden offered a defiant defense on Monday of his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, returning to the White House from a weekend at Camp David amid chaotic scenes at the Kabul airport following the collapse of the Afghanistan government to the Taliban. Speaking to the American people from the ornate East Room, Mr. …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Crisis In Afghanistan

USA Today reports: Facing intense criticism for his handling of Afghanistan, President Joe Biden will address the nation from the White House on Monday, the administration announced. Biden has not yet spoken publicly about the Taliban’s swift takeover of the country. Taliban fighters completed their stunning sweep by seizing control of Afghanistan’s capital Sunday as American troops scrambled to evacuate …

Read More »

Loser’s Current Wife Attacks Presidential Historian

The Hill reports: Former first lady Melania Trump fired back at a historian who criticized the renovations she made to the White House Rose Garden last year, calling his remarks “misleading” and “dishonorable” before questioning his credibility. The message was in response to a tweet from Michael Beschloss, presidential historian for NBC News and a frequent critic of former President …

Read More »

Biden Thanks “Courageous” US Olympians [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Biden on Saturday sent out a video message thanking U.S. athletes for representing the country in the Tokyo Olympics ahead of the event’s closing ceremony this weekend, commending their “courage” and resolve to push themselves amid the stress of the coronavirus pandemic. Biden went on to acknowledge that “getting to the Olympics is a long journey, …

Read More »

White House: 50% Of All Americans Now Fully Vaxxed

The Hill reports: Half of the total U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a White House official said Friday. White House Data Director Cyrus Shahpar announced in a tweet that 50 percent of all Americans are fully vaccinated as part of an update on daily vaccination data. The updated data showed more than 821,000 doses were administered, including …

Read More »

White House To Announce Limits On Housing Evictions

The Washington Post reports: The Biden administration is expected to announce a new action to limit housing evictions, moving swiftly after intense pressure from liberal House Democrats, according to three people aware of the matter. The exact details of the measure were not clear, the people said. The congressional pressure campaign intensified in recent days after a national eviction moratorium …

Read More »