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COVID Emergencies to End on May 11
COVID Emergencies
to End on May 11

COVID Emergencies to End on May 11

Patients will have to pay more drug, treatment costs

(Newser) - President Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared. The move to end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations...

Tyre Nichols' Parents, Monterey Park Hero Invited to SOTU

Biden will deliver his second SOTU address next Tuesday

(Newser) - President Biden will deliver his second State of the Union Address next Tuesday and the guests will include the parents of Tyre Nichols, the Memphis man who died days after he was brutally beaten by police. Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Sunday that Nichols'...

There Will Be No Default, McCarthy Says

Like Biden, speaker says he won't back cuts to Social Security, Medicare

(Newser) - Saying he'll meet with President Biden on Wednesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday discounted the chances of the US defaulting on its debt. The two will look for a "reasonable and responsible" way to lift the debt ceiling and cut spending, McCarthy said on CBS' Face the ...

Memphis on Edge as Video in Cop Beating Set for Release
Biden Speaks
Ahead of Release
of Tyre Nichols Video

Biden Speaks Ahead of Release of Tyre Nichols Video

Biden urges calm ahead of footage being made public that shows cops beating man during traffic stop

(Newser) - Friday evening is likely to be a tense one in Memphis, Tennessee, as authorities are set to release video that shows the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols , a 29-year-old Black man who died three days after the Jan. 7 confrontation during a traffic stop. Police have said Nichols experienced shortness...

Democrats May Have to Deal With GOP on Debt Ceiling

Manchin says he has no interest in going with Republicans on Social Security cut

(Newser) - The White House hasn't budged on negotiating with congressional Republicans over the debt ceiling—it's a "no"—but political professionals in both parties suggest talks will take place anyway. "Like the president has said many times, raising the debt ceiling is not a negotiation; it...

Biden Picks Consultant as Chief of Staff

Jeff Zients led White House pandemic response

(Newser) - President Biden has decided to enlist a management consultant as his next chief of staff. Jeff Zients will succeed Ron Klain , who is in his final weeks in the job, the Washington Post reports. Zients led the administration's pandemic response until April, including the vaccination campaign. Last fall, he...

Biden Will Need a New Chief of Staff

Ron Klain is leaving, a rare high-level departure in the current White House

(Newser) - White House chief of staff Ron Klain, who has spent more than two years as President Biden's top aide, is preparing to leave his job in the coming weeks, per the AP . The personnel change is a rarity for an administration that has had minimal turnover so far—no...

Search Finds More Documents at Biden's Wilmington Home

Half-dozen papers marked classified are removed in 13-hour hunt in Wilmington

(Newser) - A more extensive search of President Biden's Wilmington home, conducted after Department of Justice investigators received full access to the Delaware house, uncovered additional classified documents, the president's personal lawyer said Saturday night. Six documents with classified designations were removed, some of which dated to Biden's tenure...

Biden: 'There's No There There' on Classified Docs

President discusses controversy publicly for first time

(Newser) - President Biden on Thursday addressed the classified documents probe centered on him , and he didn't sound too concerned. "I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there. I have no regrets, I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. That’...

Biden's Lawyers Accused of Worsening His Classified Mess

It leaves the impression White House hasn't been candid, writes columnist Jennifer Rubin

(Newser) - The controversy over the discovery of classified documents at President Biden's residence and at an old office continues to percolate. Even as the White House accuses Republicans of misconstruing the facts and having "no credibility" on the issue, the president's legal team is coming under heavy criticism...

Colbert, Fallon Mock Biden's Happy Birthday Gaffe

'First rule: Don’t start singing Happy Birthday unless you know the person’s name'

(Newser) - President Biden appeared to forget the name of Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter-in-law when he tried to sing Happy Birthday to her during an event Monday—and that's not the kind of gaffe that goes unnoticed by late-night hosts. In a speech to the National Action Network'...

White House: Visitor Logs for Biden Home Don't Exist

Delaware home is a private residence, White House counsel says

(Newser) - House Republicans are demanding visitor logs from President Biden's Delaware home, but the White House says it isn't going to provide them because they don't exist. "Like every President across decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal," the White House counsel's office...

Imprisoned in Iran, He Has Message for Biden

American Siamak Namazi slams Biden, Trump, Obama for failing to secure his release since 2015

(Newser) - Three Americans have been wrongfully detained in Iran for years, and one of them is now taking desperate measures to gain President Biden's attention. CNN reports that Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American oil executive who was taken into custody during a visit to Tehran in late 2015, has embarked on...

Schiff on Biden's Classified Docs: We Can't Rule Out National Security Risk

He says special counsel appointment was the right move

(Newser) - Adam Schiff, the Democrat congressman who served on the House of Representatives' January 6 panel, on Sunday seemed to concede that President Biden's handling of classified documents could have put the country at risk, Fox News reports. Appearing on ABC's This Week, Schiff responded to the question of...

At King's Church, Biden Preaches His Message

The fight for the nation's soul is constant, president tells congregation

(Newser) - On what would have been the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 94th birthday, President Biden took to the pulpit at the civil rights leader's church and said the country is at an "inflection point." The dream King spoke about at the National Mall 60 years...

Six Classified Pages Were Found This Week: White House

Biden's lawyers release details about latest discovery in Delaware house

(Newser) - White House officials said Saturday that a total of six pages of classified documents were discovered this week in President Biden's house in Delaware. Five were found hours after they acknowledged Thursday that one page had been spotted in a room off the garage , aides said. Richard Sauber, a...

Now Biden Is the Focus of a Special Counsel

Attorney general makes move after more improperly stored classified documents were found

(Newser) - Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of documents with classified markings found at President Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an office in Washington . The announcement followed Biden's acknowledgement Thursday morning that a document with classified markings from his...

Classified Documents Were Found in Biden's Garage

'It’s not like it’s sitting out on the street,' says the president when pressed

(Newser) - It turns out the latest batch of out-of-place classified documents tied to President Biden were found in his garage. The president's lawyers searched Biden's two Delaware homes following the discovery of classified documents at an office Biden kept in Washington and discovered "a small number of additional...

House GOPer Sends Letter to Yellen on Hunter Biden

Republicans have started their probe into president's son, as well as into Joe Biden's finances

(Newser) - In October, federal agents announced they'd gathered enough evidence to justify charging Hunter Biden with crimes. Now, House Republicans have jump-started their long-desired investigation of the president's son, as well as the involvement of ex-Twitter employees in handling reporting on him. Per the Hill , a letter sent Wednesday...

In Another Spot, Biden Aides Find More Classified Docs

Search began after first batch was found in November

(Newser) - Aides to President Biden have found more out-of-place classified documents, somewhere other than the office where the first batch was discovered. They've been looking for such files since documents were spotted in November in an office Biden once kept at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement...

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