Ukrainian officials reached out several days ahead of Dr. Biden’s planned four-day tour of Eastern Europe to suggest a meeting with the Ukrainian first lady. The East Wing took the chance.
President Biden acknowledged that the immediate demands of the presidency, including the pandemic and war in Ukraine, have taken him away from his domestic agenda.
The decision to wear a mask is “up to them,” President Biden told reporters during a trip.
President Biden and Jill Biden, the first lady, hosted the first Egg Roll since the beginning of the pandemic. It was the largest event held at the White House since they moved in.
The president will commemorate the appointment of the first Black woman to the Supreme Court with a bipartisan group of senators who voted to confirm her.
A spate of positive coronavirus tests among top officials is a reminder that, even amid an attempt to pivot away from strict restrictions, the pandemic is not over.
Sberbank, the largest financial institution in Russia, and Alfa Bank, one of the country’s largest privately owned banks, will face sanctions.
The visit to the White House by former President Barack Obama, one of the Democratic Party’s most popular figures, comes at a time when President Biden could use a boost.
Naomi Biden, 28, the daughter of Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle, will marry Peter Neal, 24, this fall.