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President Joe Biden Signs Landmark Gun Violence Bill

President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. “Time is of the essence. Lives will be saved,” he said in the Roosevelt Room of the […]

President Biden Calls Supreme Court Abortion Ruling a “Sad Day for the Court and the Country”

President Joe Biden said Friday that “it’s a sad day for the court and the country” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. “Now with Roe gone, let’s be very clear, the health and life of women across this nation are now at risk,” he said […]

John Oliver Slams GOP’s Election Denier, Nationalist Candidate in Pennsylvania Governor Race

Doug Mastriano’s ties aren’t the only thing John Oliver doesn’t like about the man who won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor last week. But, to be fair, he really doesn’t like those ties. Mastriano, a state senator who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump in his current campaign, is known for wearing ties […]

Report: Supreme Court Draft Suggests Roe v. Wade Could Be Overturned

A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states and could have huge ramifications for this year’s elections. But it’s […]

Biden Roasts Trump, GOP and Himself at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The White House press corps’ annual gala returned Saturday night along with the roasting of Washington, the journalists who cover it and the man at the helm: President Joe Biden. The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, sidelined by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, featured Biden as the first president in six years to accept […]

Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson and More Stars Hit White House Correspondents’ Dinner Red Carpet

In a return to some normalcy, journalists, government officials and celebrities paraded down the red carpet Saturday night at the annual White House press corps gala even as the threat of COVID-19 loomed over the massive hotel ballroom. The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, which the pandemic sidelined in 2020 and 2021, returned with Joe Biden […]

Kamala Harris Positive for COVID-19, President Biden Not “Close Contact”

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to revert to pre-pandemic normalcy. The White House said Tuesday that Harris tested positive on both rapid and a PCR tests, and said she […]

Director Mo Marable Talks ‘Woke,’ ‘Killing It’ and Working With Michelle Obama

A longtime creative exec, Mo Marable was best known for directing TV titles (see Big Love and the enduringly familiar Entourage opener) before the most unlikely of breaks got him behind the camera of narrative comedies such as The Game, Miracle Workers and Insecure. It was a short for the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, […]

Oscars: New Details About ‘CODA’ Cast’s White House Visit (Exclusive)

Talk about an awards season closer! On Tuesday afternoon, as the final round of Academy Awards voting wound to a close, the principal cast of best picture Oscar nominee CODA — Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant — was not on the campaign trail in any traditional sense, but was, of all places, at […]

Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Pledges to Decide Cases “Without Fear or Favor”

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson pledged on Monday to decide cases “without fear or favor” if the Senate confirms her historic nomination as the first Black woman on the high court. Jackson, 51, addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee at the end of her first day of confirmation hearings, nearly four hours almost entirely consumed […]

Biden Outlines New COVID-19 Plan to Not Allow “Virus to Dictate How We Live”

It’s time for America to stop letting the coronavirus “dictate how we live,” President Joe Biden’s White House declared Wednesday, outlining a strategy to allow people to return to many normal activities safely after two years of pandemic disruptions. One highlight is a new “test to treat” plan to provide free antiviral pills at pharmacies […]

Biden Nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court

President Joe Biden on Friday nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman selected to serve on a court that once declared her race unworthy of citizenship and endorsed segregation. Introducing Jackson, Biden called her a “proven consensus builder” who has “a pragmatic understanding […]