Tag: White House

White House Mourns Takeoff’s Death, Condemns Gun Violence: ‘Enough Is Enough’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Kevin Winter / Getty On Nov. 1, The White House released a statement following the tragic death of rapper Takeoff. The star, who was one-third of the popular rap trio Migos, was fatally shot after an argument broke out at a bowling alley and billiards hall in Houston early Tuesday morning. “Over […]

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White House on recent gun violence: ‘Enough is enough’

The White House called on Congress to take action to address gun violence in the aftermath of multiple high-profile shootings in the past two days, saying that “enough is enough.”  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement that President Biden will “continue to do everything in his power” to reduce gun violence […]

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Biden predicts student loan forgiveness checks will go out within two weeks

President Biden on Thursday predicted that a court fight over his student loan forgiveness program would be quickly resolved, and that borrowers would soon see their refunds materialize. “We’re gonna win that case. I think in the next two weeks you’re gonna see those checks going out,” Biden told Nexstar’s Reshad Hudson in an exclusive […]

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Biden chief of staff warned on Hatch Act violation

White House chief of staff Ron Klain was warned about violating rules that prohibit government officials from engaging in campaign activity in their official capacity after he retweeted a political message on his government Twitter account. According to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), Klain retweeted a post from a Democratic political action committee in […]

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Biden officials meet with Iranian activists amid women’s protests

The White House announced Friday evening officials in the administration met with Iranian activists amid the women’s protest against mandatory wearing of the hijab.  Assistant to the President and Director of the Gender Policy Council Jennifer Klein, with other National Security Council officials, met with the activists to hear what more the administration can do […]

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Watch live: Biden delivers remarks on lowering energy costs

[embedded content] Missouri to require libraries to shield young people from ‘inappropriate’ content Biden, Archives sued over JFK assassination records President Biden will on Wednesday afternoon outline policies to address challenges to U.S. energy security as international oil prices continue to face upward pressures. The president is scheduled to speak at 1:15 p.m. ET. Watch […]

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Biden Proclaims AI Bill of Rights (Kinda/Sorta)

You’re autonomously driving down the road in your future car and hit someone. Is it your fault?  A faulty car part?  A bad program developer?  Or a faulty AI algorithm?  Or say a physician assisted by AI makes a fatal mistake in a diagnosis because of errors in an AI-generated database. Perhaps an AI-generated message […]

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Harris: ‘Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed’

Vice President Harris during a late-night show interview backed the Biden administration’s decision to pardon thousands of Americans convicted of simple marijuana possession, saying “nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.” Harris told Seth Meyers on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” that a majority of Americans would agree with her, earning […]

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US Arctic strategy calls for more military exercises to counter Russia, China

The White House on Friday released its 10-year strategy for the Arctic, with a focus on keeping Russia and China at bay in the region.  The National Strategy for the Arctic Region, last released in 2013, includes four pillars meant to keep the region “peaceful, stable, prosperous, and cooperative” in the face of climate change and increasing […]

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White House warns of student loan scams before debt relief opening

The White House and Department of Education are warning student loan borrowers not to fall for scams related to debt relief before the Biden administration enacts student loan forgiveness.  Applications for the student debt relief program President Biden announced over the summer are set to open up in October, with scammers likely to try to […]

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Biden’s Bet: The Future of Manufacturing Is Microscopic

Biomanufacturing has been a relatively niche concept until now, but with a new influx of $2 billion from President Biden, you can expect to hear more – make that a lot more – about it. He is championing the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, and recently hosted a White House summit on the topic. An […]

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Biden Gives Anti-Hunger Advocates Reason for Hope

Other aims included expanding access to free meals in schools, expanding SNAP eligibility, extending summer meal benefits to more children, and reinstating the enhanced child tax credit. Each of these targets would require congressional action, a heavy lift for a narrow Democratic majority with just months left in the year. “This is an issue that […]

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White House slams Ted Cruz for touting infrastructure project he voted against

The White House on Wednesday took to Twitter to slam Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for highlighting his work advocating for a highway project he ultimately voted against in March. Cruz and Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced a bipartisan amendment to an omnibus bill passed earlier this year that designated part of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor […]

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Here’s what’s in the White House-brokered deal that averted railway strike

Railroads and unions reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday morning, averting the threat of an imminent strike that would have ravaged the nation’s economy.  The Biden administration intervened in negotiations to push both parties toward a compromise ahead of Friday, the first day that workers could legally walk out.  The two largest rail unions said […]

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President takes unexpected trip to Delaware to vote

President Biden on Tuesday took an unexpected trip to Delaware to cast his ballot in the primary election in his home state. When reporters asked the president why he was going to Delaware, he responded, “To vote.” The president’s trip is expected to be a quick jaunt out of Washington. The White House updated his […]

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White House stresses need for new COVID funding as fall booster campaign rolls out: ‘Congress has not stepped up’

White House officials on Tuesday reiterated calls for new COVID-19 response funding to be approved by Congress as the fall vaccination campaign begins, with officials warning that there are currently not enough resources to respond should a new surge emerge. White House officials like COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha and Health and Human Services Secretary […]

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Biden student debt plan could cost as much as $1 trillion over a decade

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business estimated the price tag of President Biden’s student debt plan could grow to more than $1 trillion over the next decade if certain conditions take hold. The study found the plan would cost $605 billion over the next decade under strict assumptions, but the price […]

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Biden marks anniversary of Afghanistan bombing that killed 13 US troops

President Biden on Friday marked the anniversary of the “heinous” terrorist attack amid the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan that killed 13 American service members and dozens of civilians. Biden issued a statement in which he recognized each of the 13 American service members by name. They died in a suicide bombing outside the airport in […]

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White House condemns attack on Rushdie: ‘Appalling’

The White House on Friday denounced the attack on author Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed onstage just before he was about to speak at an event in western New York. “Today, the country and the world witnessed a reprehensible attack against the writer Salman Rushdie,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said in a […]

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Biden to name first woman to lead National Cancer Institute

President Biden on Wednesday will appoint Monica Bertagnolli to lead the National Cancer Institute, making her the first woman to lead the organization as the White House puts a renewed focus on fighting cancer. Bertagnolli is currently a professor of surgery in the field of surgical oncology at Harvard Medical School. She previously served as […]

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Biden in a tough spot on Trump after FBI Mar-a-Lago search

President Biden is in a tough spot following the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, facing a delicate dance of handling the situation while steadfastly appearing not to politically taint the Department of Justice (DOJ). Republican lawmakers almost immediately lashed out at Biden following news of the search, which was shared by Trump […]

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Secret Service says uniformed officer assaulted outside White House

The Secret Service said it arrested a man on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted an officer outside the White House. A Secret Service spokesperson said in a statement that the man “physically assaulted” a uniformed officer shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday on Pennsylvania Avenue, which is located on the north side of the […]

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White House: Biden learned of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago FBI search from public reports

The White House said on Tuesday that President Biden learned of the FBI search of former President Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago through public reports while stressing that the Justice Department operates independently of the West Wing. “The president and the White House learned about this FBI search from public reports. We learned just like the […]

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Biden to tout bill’s prescription drug prices, energy provisions in pitch to Americans, aide says

President Biden plans to use upcoming travel to tout the $740 billion climate, health and tax reconciliation bill passed by Senate Democrats on Sunday, a top White House official said. “The president will — our entire team will be out making the case,” National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said on CNN’s “New Day” on […]

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White House warns China against taking escalatory actions if Pelosi goes to Taiwan

The White House on Monday warned China against taking escalatory actions if Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) visits Taiwan during her trip to Asia this week, stressing that such a visit does not change anything. “There’s just no reason for this to escalate,” White House national security spokesman John Kirby told reporters. “There’s every reason given […]

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White House’s Bedingfield to stay on as communications director

White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield will stay on in her role after initially announcing she would leave this summer, a source confirmed to The Hill. The White House had said earlier this month that Bedingfield would step down after working on the 2020 campaign and in the administration. Last week, President Biden tested positive […]

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