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President Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19, Has “Mild Symptoms”

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and is experiencing “very mild symptoms,” the White House said, as new variants of the highly contagious virus challenge the nation’s efforts to get back to normal after two and a half years of pandemic disruptions. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden has begun […]

Impassioned Biden Signs Executive Order to Try to Protect Abortion Access

President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the “extreme” Supreme Court majority that ended a constitutional right to abortion and delivered an impassioned plea for Americans upset by the decision to “vote, vote, vote vote” in November. Under mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to be more forceful in response to the ruling, he signed an executive […]

President Biden Blasts “Radical” Roe v. Wade Draft, Warns Other Rights Threatened

President Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted what he called a “radical” leaked draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, warning that a “whole range of rights” are in jeopardy if it holds. Speaking to reporters before boarding Air Force One, Biden […]

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Positive for COVID-19

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that she has tested positive again for COVID-19 and will not accompany President Joe Biden to Europe for meetings on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Psaki tweeted that she took a test in preparation for Wednesday’s trip and it came back positive. Today, in preparation for travel to […]

White House Soft-Launches COVID-19 Test Request Website

The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online. The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for Americans to access an order form run by the U.S. Postal Service. People can order four at-home tests per […]

Biden Says He Will Double Free COVID Tests, Add N95s to Fight Omicron

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with the most protective N95 masks, as he highlighted his efforts to “surge” resources to help the country weather the spike in coronavirus cases. Biden also announced that starting next […]

Biden to Pledge 500M Free COVID-19 Tests to Counter Omicron

Fighting the Omicron variant surging through the country, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the government would provide 500 million free rapid tests, increase support for hospitals under strain and redouble vaccination and boosting efforts. In remarks Tuesday at the White House, Biden detailed major changes to his COVID-19 winter plan, his hand forced by […]

President Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday […]

Trump’s Executive Order Against TikTok, WeChat Dropped by Biden Administration

The White House on Wednesday revoked executive orders from the Trump administration that sought to ban TikTok and WeChat. In a new executive order, the Biden administration has directed the Commerce Department to conduct “evidence-based” investigations of applications connected to “a foreign adversary” and “address any unacceptable or undue risks consistent with overall national security, […]