Author: Alex Gangitano

Biden’s COVID symptoms ‘almost completely resolved,’ doctor says

President Biden’s COVID-19 symptoms are almost completely resolved, his physician Kevin O’Connor said in a memorandum released by the White House on Monday. The president, who completed his fourth day of the antiviral Paxlovid on Sunday evening, only has residual nasal congestion and minimal hoarseness, O’Connor said. “His symptoms have now almost completely resolved. When…

Stranded by COVID, Biden loses time on the trail

President Biden’s COVID-19 diagnosis has scuttled his plans for domestic travel, presenting another roadblock to the president’s efforts to get out and sell his accomplishments ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Biden’s positive case caused the White House to cancel — so far — planned trips to Pennsylvania and Florida, two key battlegrounds. Biden has…

17 people determined close contacts to Biden

Seventeen people were identified as close contacts to President Biden, who has tested positive for COVID-19, including senior staff members and members of Congress. No senior staff have tested positive for COVID-19 but they are all taking precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, no members of Congress and no members…

White House pushes for health-only budget package post-Manchin

The White House on Monday called for senators to move forward with a slimmed-down, health care-only reconciliation package before their August recess, saying that Democrats are “on the cusp” of beating the pharmaceutical industry.  “The president’s going to continue to work with Congress to make sure that we’re lowering costs for the American families like…

Five takeaways from Biden’s Middle East trip

President Biden on Saturday capped his first trip to the Middle East since taking office, a four-day visit that saw both progress and controversy. The president met with Israeli officials to promote ties between the U.S. and Israel, as well as Palestinian officials amid efforts to maintain peace and foster collaboration in the region. And…

White House offers no reaction to Manchin blow

The White House offered no reaction Friday to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) rejecting the climate spending and tax hikes on the wealthy in the budget reconciliation package, which struck a blow to President Biden’s agenda. “As you’ve heard us say many times before, we’re just not going to negotiate in public as it comes to…