Tag Archives: White House

Biden And Brittney Griner’s Wife Celebrate Her Release

The Guardian reports: Speaking at the White House, Joe Biden formally announced the release of Brittney Griner from detention in Russia, and pledged to continue working to bring home another American jailed in the country. “Moments ago, standing together with her wife Cherelle in the Oval Office, I spoke with Brittney Griner,” Biden said. “She’s safe, she’s on a plane, …

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Emhoff To Host WH Roundtable On Rise In Antisemitism

The Washington Post reports: Second gentleman Doug Emhoff will host a roundtable with Jewish leaders and White House officials Wednesday to discuss the rise of antisemitism in the United States and efforts to combat hate in the country. Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Harris, is the first Jewish spouse of a vice president. The event has been in the …

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WH Issues List Of Thanksgiving Dinner “Talking Points”

The Hill reports: Ahead of the upcoming holiday weekend, the White House has unveiled a series of Thanksgiving “talking points” touting the Biden administration’s accomplishments. White House chief of staff Ronald Klain shared an image titled “President Biden’s accomplishments for chatting with your uncle at Thanksgiving” on his Twitter account, a day before the popular holiday. Among the notable points …

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Democrats Prep For GOP-Led House Investigations

The New York Times reports: With Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, a loose network of groups allied with Democrats is planning a multimillion-dollar counteroffensive against an expected onslaught of oversight investigations into President Biden, his family and his administration. The White House, which is building its own defense team, has quietly signaled support for some of the …

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Biden Celebrates Senate Win At Asian Nations Summit

The Washington Post reports: President Biden was triumphant on Sunday after Democrats cemented control of the Senate and said the result meant he was going into his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali on Monday “stronger.” Biden made the remarks during his second day at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Cambodia, where the U.S. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Threats To Democracy

CNN reports: President Joe Biden on Wednesday is set to deliver a speech warning that American democracy is under assault from election deniers who are running for office at all levels as he tries to make defending democracy a top issue in next week’s midterm elections. “This is also the first national election since the events of January 6, when …

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Biden: I’ll Decide On 2024 After The Midterms [VIDEO]

Axios reports: President Biden will decide after the midterm elections whether he’ll run for a second term or not, he told CNN in an interview broadcast Tuesday night. “After that’s done in November, then I’m going to be in the process of deciding,” Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper. What they’re saying: Tapper asked if a factor in Biden’s decision making …

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Biden To Pardon Thousands For Weed Possession

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of color. He is also calling on governors to issue similar pardons for those convicted of state marijuana offenses, which reflect the vast …

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WH Unveils New Sanctions Over Russian Annexation

Via press release from the White House: The United States condemns Russia’s fraudulent attempt today to annex sovereign Ukrainian territory. Russia is violating international law, trampling on the United Nations Charter, and showing its contempt for peaceful nations everywhere. Make no mistake: these actions have no legitimacy. The United States will always honor Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders. We will continue …

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White House Approves Federal Disaster Aid For Florida

Just in from the White House: Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Ian beginning on September 23, 2022, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in …

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Capitol Rioter Got Call From WH Landline During Attack

Law & Crime reports: A Brooklyn rioter who appeared on a far-right streamer’s video during the attack on the U.S. Capitol is the recipient of a call from a White House landline on Jan. 6, 2021, CNN reported on Monday. In May 2021, authorities charged Anton Lunyk with federal crimes after a college classmate spotted him in a New York …

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Biden: I’ve Made No “Firm Decision” On Reelection Bid

“In terms of election laws. and it’s much too early to make that kind of decision. I’m a great respecter of fate. And so, what I’m doing is I’m doing my job. I’m gonna do that job. “And within the time frame that makes sense after this next election cycle here, going into next year, make a judgment on what …

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Biden’s Approval Rating “Rises Sharply” In AP Poll

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden’s popularity improved substantially from his lowest point this summer, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for Biden recovered from a low of 36% in July to 45%, driven in large part by a rebound in support …

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White House Announces Deal To Avert Rail Strike

Axios reports: Rail companies and unions struck a tentative agreement on Thursday to avoid a strike that businesses feared would’ve led to severe supply chain disruptions, the White House said. President Biden, in a pre-dawn statement, called the agreement “an important win for our economy.” A strike could have driven up prices at a time when inflation is showing signs …

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Biden Formally Accepts Invitation To Queen’s Funeral

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden has formally accepted an invitation to attend the state funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II. The White House said Sunday that the president will be accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden. The service will be held on Sept. 19. Earlier in the day, Biden remembered the words of comfort that the late monarch …

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White House Hails Queen For Her “Unmatched Dignity”

Via press release from the White House: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era. In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Unveils WH Portraits Of Obamas

The Associated Press reports: It’s been more than a decade since President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, welcomed back George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, for the unveiling of their White House portraits, part of a beloved Washington tradition that for decades managed to transcend partisan politics. President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are set to revive …

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In Contrast To Trump, Biden Still Has Original Cabinet

CNN reports: When President Joe Biden met with senior members of his administration on Tuesday, the 24 officials sitting around the table were identical to the ones Biden gathered 17 months ago for his first Cabinet meeting. At this point in Trump’s administration, he had already lost three Cabinet officials: his secretaries of Health, State and Veterans Affairs. He had …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On “The Soul Of The Nation”

NPR reports: President Biden has been speaking in increasingly dire terms about threats to American democracy, going so far as to describe some Republicans as “semi-fascist.” On Thursday, he is set to deliver a prime-time address from Independence Park in Philadelphia about the “battle for the soul of the nation,” kicking off a two-month fight Democrats are making to try …

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WH To Boost MPX Vaccine Outreach At LGBTQ Events

The Hill reports: The Biden administration on Tuesday announced plans to expand the response to the monkeypox outbreak by providing vaccinations and education at large LGBTQ-centered events around the country following a recent pilot program carried out in Charlotte, N.C. Demetre Daskalakis [photo], deputy director for the White House’s national monkeypox response, stated during a briefing that the administration was …

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