President Biden is in South Korea on Friday in the first visit to Asia of his presidency, kicking off a five-day tour designed to underscore his administration’s commitment to the region in the face of a rising China.
Counting continues in Pennsylvania in the too-close-to-call Republican primary for Senate where celebrity physician Mehmet Oz has a narrow lead over GOP rival David McCormick.
After a day of balloting in five states, a another notable contest also remained uncalled: Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) was facing a spirited challenger from his left for the Democratic nomination in Oregon’s 5th congressional district.
Voters will pick nominees in some of the most consequential primaries of the year, signaling the direction of both parties and revealing more about the strength of the hold that former president Donald Trump retains over Republicans.
President Biden will host Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotaki at the White House on Monday. On Tuesday, Biden plans to travel to Buffalo in the wake of the nation’s latest mass shooting.
President Biden has a full day of events in Washington, focused on both foreign and domestic affairs. In the afternoon, he’ll host local leaders and law endorcment officials to talk about public safety funding.
The president plans to order that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff to mark 1 million deaths from the coronavirus in the United States. In a statement, he also nudged Congress to pass additonal funding to combat the pandemic.
The president is heading to Illinois, where he’ll host an event on the cost of food. Later, Biden is scheduled to address a labor union convention and raise money for fellow Democrats.
The president plans to address inflation, one of his biggest liabilities, during remarks from the Oval Office. Meanwhile, Nebraska and West Virginia are holding primary elections.
President Biden is scheduled to hold an event touting efforts to expand Internet access before signing legislation aimed at speeding up deployment of military equipment to Ukraine.