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President Biden Signs Bill Expanding Health Care Services for Veterans Who Served at Bases With “Burn Pits”

President Joe Biden, whose elder son Beau died of cancer years after deploying to Iraq, signed legislation on Wednesday expanding federal health care services for millions of veterans who served at military bases where toxic smoke billowed from huge “burn pits.” “We owe you,” Biden said. “You’re the backbone. You’re the steel. You’re the sinew. […]

President Biden Continues to “Improve Significantly” After COVID Diagnosis, Says His Doctor

President Joe Biden continues to “improve significantly” despite a lingering sore throat from his coronavirus infection, according to an update Sunday from his doctor. “The president is responding to therapy as expected,” wrote Dr. Kevin O’Connor in his latest note. Biden has been taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug that helps reduce the chance of severe […]

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 […]

Denzel Washington, Simone Biles to Receive Presidential Medals of Freedom

President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. Biden will also recognize Sandra Lindsay, the New York City nurse who rolled up […]

Supreme Court: Biden Properly Ended Trump-Era Asylum Policy

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration properly ended a Trump-era policy forcing some U.S. asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. The justices’ 5-4 decision for the administration came in a case about the “Remain in Mexico” policy under President Donald Trump. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the decision and was joined by […]

Joe Biden Discusses Plan to Fight Abortion Decision, Urges Voters to Focus on Gun Policy

President Joe Biden had a somber conversation with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, where the pair discussed gun legislation and the ongoing debate surrounding Roe v. Wade. During Biden’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! visit, which marked his first in-studio late-night appearance since the inauguration, Kimmel asked the president if he would issue an executive order regarding gun […]

BTS to Visit White House to Discuss Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Discrimination

BTS is visiting the White House next week to celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month and discuss with President Joe Biden the disturbing rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination in the United States. According to a release from the White House shared with Billboard, the Korean pop septet will touch down at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on May 31 to talk with […]

Biden Taps Karine Jean-Pierre as New White House Press Secretary

President Biden has tapped Karine Jean-Pierre to serve as his new press secretary. Jean-Pierre succeeds Jen Psaki, who will step down from the post on May 13, and who is expected to join MSNBC in the coming months. Biden also said Thursday that veteran communications and political strategist Anita Dunn will rejoin his administration as […]

Biden Administration Seeks Resignations of Dr. Oz, Herschel Walker From Presidential Council

The Biden administration is seeking the formal resignations of TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz and former NFL star Herschel Walker from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, warning that failure to quit the posts would lead to termination. Oz and Walker, both appointed to two-year terms on the council by former President Donald […]

State of the Union: Biden Addresses Ukraine Crisis, Soaring U.S. Inflation and Ongoing Coronavirus

Addressing a concerned nation and anxious world, President Joe Biden vowed in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night to check Russian aggression in Ukraine, tame soaring U.S. inflation and deal with the fading but still dangerous coronavirus. Biden declared that he and all members of Congress, whatever their political differences, are joined […]

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 […]