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Biden Administration Changes Eligibility Requirements For Student Loan Debt Relief Plan

NewsOne Featured Video Source: NICHOLAS KAMM / Getty On Thursday, the Biden administration scaled back the eligibility requirements for the student loan forgiveness plan. Under the new terms, borrowers who have loans that were guaranteed by the federal government but held by private lenders will no longer be eligible for debt relief. The amended plan […]

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Biden administration estimates student loan plan will cost $379B

President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is expected to cost the federal government $379 billion, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Department of Education released on Thursday. Over the next decade, the one-time debt cancellation of up to $20,000 is estimated to cost about $30 billion a year, the Department of Education found. However, the […]

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Medicare Part B premiums to decrease for the first time in over a decade

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced that Medicare Part B premiums will decrease in 2023, marking the first time this cost has been lowered in more than a decade. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare Part B premiums would be lowered by three percent, or $5.20, going from $170.10 a […]

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Meet the Ex–Football Player and the Tattooed LGBTQ Physician Leading the White House’s Monkeypox Fight

Daskalakis was the first person in the city to start testing in those venues. “I started this project in a couple of venues, and I showed really good data,” he recounted. “Twelve percent of people that I had tested had never been tested or had never tested positive before, and they were positive, so that’s […]

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White House gives cold shoulder to Richardson visit to Russia

The Biden administration is distancing itself from former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s (D) visit to Russia in a bid to free detained U.S. citizens Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, reiterating that Americans should not be traveling to Moscow. “Our message is that private citizens should not be in Moscow at all right now, and […]

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Biden touts funds for EV charging network: Will be as ‘easy to find as gas stations’

President Biden on Wednesday predicted a future in the U.S. where electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are as easy to find as gas stations while announcing the first round of funding to build a national charging network. “The great American road trip is going to be fully electrified,” Biden said in remarks in Detroit. “Whether […]

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Rail union becomes first to authorize strike, threatening supply chain

Nearly 5,000 railway workers at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) voted to reject a tentative contract agreement with railroads and authorize a strike, the union said Wednesday. IAM members are the first to approve a strike and reject a contract based on recommendations released by a White House-appointed board last month.  […]

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Biden says he’ll attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

President Biden said Friday that he plans to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, following the British head of state’s death the previous day. “Yes. I don’t know what the details are yet, but I’ll be going,” Biden told reporters while on a trip to Ohio. The funeral could take place on Sept. 19, which would […]

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Intel announces $18M distributed to colleges for chips programs as Biden visits Ohio

Intel is expected to announce that it has distributed nearly $18 million to colleges and universities in Ohio to start education and workforce development programs focused on semiconductors as part of President Biden’s visit to the groundbreaking of a new factory on Friday, according to a senior White House official.  The official said Intel will […]

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Liberals push Biden on marijuana reform ahead of midterm momentum

Democrats are beginning to pressure President Biden to take on marijuana reform as Congress struggles to find a path forward on decriminalization and as the party contemplates what’s possible before the midterms.  Liberals have been building momentum with just two months until the November elections with back-to-back wins on key pieces of Biden’s agenda, from […]

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Biden climate adviser Gina McCarthy leaving White House this month

White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy will depart from her role later this month, a source familiar confirmed to The Hill on Friday. McCarthy will leave her post on September 16, the source said. The New York Times reported, citing two unnamed administration officials, that deputy climate adviser Ali Zaidi is expected to succeed McCarthy. McCarthy’s […]

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Biden assures Israeli prime minister US won’t allow a nuclear Iran

President Biden sought to assure Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Wednesday that the U.S. would not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, as talks about reviving the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran show signs of progress.   “The President underscored U.S. commitment to never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon,” the White House […]

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Some Trump appointees become critical figures for Biden

President Biden ran as a cure to former President Trump, but he’s relying on a handful of officials appointed under the prior administration and serving in critical governing roles who are tackling everything from hostage negotiations to the Kremlin. One example is John Sullivan, a former deputy secretary of State who served under Rex Tillerson. […]

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Biden keeps student loan borrowers in suspense over payment pause

President Biden is keeping student loan borrowers in suspense over whether he’ll decide to again extend a freeze on repayments with less than two weeks to go until the Aug. 31 cutoff date. It’s the smallest window of time borrowers have had so far since the pause in federal loan repayments began at the start […]

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New York Democrats urge White House to invoke Defense Production Act for vaccines to treat monkeypox

A group of Democratic members of Congress from New York on Wednesday called on President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act to enhance the production of vaccines for monkeypox. In a letter to Biden, the lawmakers, led by New York Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler and Ritchie Torres, said ,”It is clear that vaccine demand […]

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What is the ‘Dark Brandon’ meme that has taken the White House by storm?

The phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” started off as a dig at President Biden that spread quickly online and became a political slogan adopted by the president’s critics on the right, including former President Trump. The phrase became popular among Trump’s base after a TV commentator mistakenly interpreted the crowd’s background chanting of “f— Joe Biden” […]

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GOP-controlled states sue over LGBT- inclusive policy to get school lunch funds

Twenty-two states sued the Biden administration over a rule that would cut federal meal funding for schools that don’t include LGBT-friendly policies. Indiana Attorney General (AG) Todd Rokita and Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III led the lawsuit, arguing that the guidelines are unlawful, in part because they are “based on a misapplication of […]

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Why another GDP decline may not mean the US is in recession

The Biden administration is ramping up messaging that two quarters of negative growth do not mean a recession, bracing Americans for a likely tough economic report on Thursday. Economists say new federal data could show U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) shrinking between April and June, marking the second straight quarter of contraction. That will likely […]

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