Author: Brett Samuels

Biden greets Prince William at JFK Library in Boston

President Biden on Friday greeted the United Kingdom’s Prince William in Boston, where the president is attending a fundraiser and the prince was in town for a ceremony focused on climate change. The two men spoke briefly outside of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum before going inside for a private conversation. “Where’s…

Biden has ‘no immediate plans’ to contact Putin

President Biden on Thursday said he has no plans to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin unless it is to discuss ways for Putin to end his invasion of Ukraine. “I have no immediate plans to contact Mr. Putin,” Biden said at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron. “Mr. Putin is, let…

US ‘deeply concerned’ about Whelan after week without contact

White House officials expressed concern on Wednesday about the condition of Paul Whelan, who is being detained in Russia, after his family said they have gone several days without hearing from him. “Our embassy in Moscow has been working to understand exactly Paul’s condition and why his family hasn’t heard from him,” press secretary Karine…

Five things to watch for during Macron’s state visit

President Biden will host French President Emmanuel Macron this week for the administration’s first official state visit after a lengthy hiatus due to the pandemic. Biden is hosting Macron in a sign of the importance of the U.S-France relationship at a time when cooperation on the war in Ukraine, climate change and other global priorities…

White House to host second democracy summit next March

The White House announced Tuesday it will host a second summit on democracy next year, following up on efforts to push back on authoritarianism and present a united front among democratic nations. “As President Biden has said, we know democracy remains the best tool humankind has to unleash our collective potential and deliver our security…

White House preps for potential post-midterms staff turnover

The White House is bracing for a potential staffing turnover now that the midterm elections are in the rearview mirror, with some aides expected to depart in early 2023. The Biden administration so far has been remarkably stable compared to the Trump administration, with very few high-profile departures in its first two years. But that…

Trump allies shed fear of former boss as they eye 2024

Former Vice President Mike Pence inspired memes and mockery at times with his devotion to former President Trump during their four years in the White House together. But last week, Pence told a town hall of voters there will be better candidates than Trump in 2024. Nikki Haley, Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations,…