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Ted Lasso Cast Joins WH Presser, Faces a Heckler

Simon Ateba of Today News Africa goes after press secretary Jean-Pierre in testy exchange

(Newser) - On Sunday evening, President Biden tweeted a photo taped over the entrance to the Oval Office, reading simply: "Believe." It was a cute signal of what was to come Monday: the cast of the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso converging upon the White House to help the Biden...

First Lady Offers New Hint on 2024 Bid From Joe Biden

'He says he's not done,' says Jill Biden says of president

(Newser) - First lady Jill Biden gave one of the clearest indications yet that President Biden will run for a second term, telling the AP in an exclusive interview on Friday that there's "pretty much" nothing left to do but figure out the time and place for the announcement. Although...

Jill Biden Has Cancerous Skin Lesions Removed

First lady is in 'good spirits and feeling well' after surgery, doctor says

(Newser) - Surgeons removed a cancerous lesion above first lady Jill Biden's right eye Wednesday, as well as another cancerous lesion on her chest, the White House said, while a third lesion on her left eyelid was being examined. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the president’s physician, said examinations showed that...

Bidens Host All-Day Wedding Celebration

Naomi Biden and Peter Neal marry on South Lawn on a cold day

(Newser) - Naomi Biden and Peter Neal married in a private ceremony in a public place on Saturday morning. Biden, 28, became the first grandchild of a sitting president to marry at the White House, in a South Lawn ceremony attended by President Biden and first lady Jill Biden. The wedding kicked...

Jill Biden Gives Interview to a Surprising Outlet

The conservative cable station Newsmax

(Newser) - First lady Jill Biden took her husband's unity agenda to an unlikely venue on Monday, when conservative cable station Newsmax aired an interview with her about cancer research, the AP reports. Curing cancer is a central goal for President Biden, whose eldest son, Beau, died from a brain tumor...

In London, Biden Praises the Queen
In London, Biden
Praises the Queen

In London, Biden Praises the Queen

Elizabeth was 'all about service,' president says before event for world leaders

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II "was the same in person as her image: decent, honorable and all about service," President Biden told reporters in London after signing a condolence book Sunday evening. "Our hearts go out to the royal family, King Charles and all of the family," he...

Marking 9/11, Biden Says the Fight Goes On

President pledges pursuit of terrorists continues though war in Afghanistan ended

(Newser) - President Biden marked the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Sunday, taking part in a somber wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon and paying tribute to "extraordinary Americans" who lost their lives on one of the nation's darkest days. Held under a steady rain, the ceremony occurred...

Jill Biden Recalls Fear for Her Flight Attendant Sister on 9/11

Bonny Jacobs was safe that day

(Newser) - When Jill Biden realized that terrorists had attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001, her husband, Joe, wasn't the only loved one whose safety she worried about. Biden recalled being “scared to death” that her sister Bonny Jacobs, a United Airlines flight attendant, was on one of the four...

It's a COVID Rebound for Jill Biden
It's a COVID Rebound
for Jill Biden

It's a COVID Rebound for Jill Biden

First lady will stay in isolation in Delaware

(Newser) - Days after testing negative for COVID-19, Jill Biden received a positive result Wednesday on an antigen test. "This represents a 'rebound' positivity," a White House spokesperson said. Biden, 71, has no symptoms, the statement said, and plans to remain isolated at home in Delaware, USA Today reports.

COVID Interrupts Jill Biden's Vacation
First Lady Leaving
COVID Isolation

First Lady Leaving COVID Isolation

Jill Biden tests negative

(Newser) - Update: The first lady is COVID-free again. Jill Biden has tested negative for the coronavirus and will leave isolation in South Carolina, per the AP . The 71-year-old tested positive last week but had only mild symptoms. She now plans to join her husband at their Delaware beach house, her office...

Ukraine's First Lady to Address Congress

Olena Zelenska also will meet with first lady Jill Biden this week

(Newser) - Four months after her husband, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, made an emotional plea to Congress in a speech delivered remotely, Olena Zelenska will present an address of her own in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited all members of Congress to the speech Wednesday in the congressional auditorium of the...

Jill Biden Slammed for Comparing Latinos to Tacos

'We are not tacos,' Hispanic journalists group responds to FLOTUS speech, blasting 'stereotypes'

(Newser) - On Monday, Jill Biden spoke in San Antonio at the UnidosUS Annual Conference, one of the Hispanic community's largest gatherings on issues such as housing, health care, civil rights, and education. But the first lady's speech didn't go over well with everyone, drawing backlash for what some...

Army General Suspended After Jill Biden Tweet

Retired 3-star general reportedly responded to first lady's post about Roe v. Wade

(Newser) - A retired three-star Army general has been suspended from his duties as an adviser to active-duty officers after he reportedly dissed first lady Jill Biden online. Retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky was serving as an HQE-SM—a highly qualified expert-senior mentor—when he was suspended, per the AP . Army spokeswoman...

On Russia's Latest 'Stop List': Biden's Family

First lady Jill Biden, president's daughter Ashley are banned from entering the country

(Newser) - Russia on Tuesday announced it was banning the wife and daughter of President Biden from entering the country, in response to widening sanctions against Russia. The nation's Foreign Ministry said 25 names were being added to the country's "stop list," including Biden's wife Jill and...

Jill Biden Says She, President Settle Disputes by 'Fext'

That is, they fight via text

(Newser) - When President Biden and first lady Jill Biden disagree, they don't hash it out in front of the Secret Service and other people. Instead, she says, they fight by text—or “fexting” as they call it. After she recently texted the President in a fit of pique, he...

Jill Biden Visits Ukraine
First Ladies Meet in Ukraine

First Ladies Meet in Ukraine

Jill Biden makes unannounced visit, as does Canada's Trudeau

(Newser) - Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine on Sunday, holding a surprise Mother's Day meeting with first lady Olena Zelenska to show US support for the embattled nation trying to fight off the Russia invasion. Biden traveled under the cloak of secrecy, the AP reports, becoming the...

Refugees Share 'Heartbreaking' Stories With First Lady

Jill Biden visits mothers, children at school in Romania

(Newser) - Jill Biden on Saturday heard heartbreaking stories from Ukrainian women and children who fled Russia's war and found safe haven across the border in Romania. She praised the Romanian government and relief organizations for the range of humanitarian aid they are providing to refugees, the AP reports. At a...

Jill Biden Will Spend Mother's Day Overseas

First lady will be in Slovakia meeting with Ukrainian mothers and children who fled the war

(Newser) - Jill Biden will spend Mother's Day meeting with Ukrainian mothers and children who have fled the Russian invasion. The Sunday meeting will take place in Slovakia, one of two eastern European countries the first lady plans to visit during a five-day trip that starts Thursday, per the AP . She...

Despite Rain, White House Easter Egg Roll Returns

This is the first time it's been held since 2019

(Newser) - Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon roamed the soggy White House grounds on Monday for the first Easter egg roll since before the pandemic. Undaunted by rain, President Biden and his wife, Jill, kicked off the equivalent of a daylong garden party for some 30,000 kids...

Bidens' Federal Taxes: $150K
Bidens Release Tax Returns

Bidens Release Tax Returns

Federal tab comes to $150K, about 24%

(Newser) - President Biden and his wife, Jill, earned $610,702 during their first year in the White House and paid $150,439 in federal income taxes. That was a tax rate of 24.6% for 2021, well over the average of around 14% for all Americans, the AP reports. The totals...

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