On restoring access to abortion, President Joe Biden says his hands are tied without more Democratic senators. Declaring a public health emergency on the matter has downsides, his aides say. And as for gun violence, Biden has been clear about the limit…
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McConaughey urges gun measures in emotional White House appearance
Actor Matthew McConaughey, a Uvalde native, made an unexpected stop in the White House press briefing room Tuesday, urging Congress to act on gun control. McConaughey, who spent several days in Uvalde after the shooting, held up artifacts from the slai…
A ‘Dynamite’ guest at the White House: BTS meets with Biden on anti-Asian discrimination
The White House became an exclusive stage for global K-pop phenomenon BTS, who had been invited by the administration to raise awareness of the prevalence of anti-Asian discrimination.
Biden takes aggressive posture toward China on Asia trip
In a news conference, Biden said the United States would defend Taiwan militarily if it came under attack by China, despite the U.S. policy of “strategic ambiguity.”
Biden says quarantines for monkeypox aren’t needed in U.S.
Belgium imposed a 21-day quarantine to fight monkeypox, but President Biden said the U.S. had enough vaccine doses to handle flare-ups of the disease.
Biden’s charm offensive seeks to strengthen ties with South Korea, Indo-Pacific region
Biden began engaging personally with Korea’s president on the 10th day of his tenure, part of an effort to exert more influence in the region.
Feud between Biden and Rick Scott turns personal
Biden and Sen. Scott have been blasting each other to bolster their political positions. This week, the feud turned ugly, as Scott accused Biden of incompetence and the president said Scott “has a problem.”
Liberals aim to channel anger over Roe toward GOP
Democrats and liberals are frustrated that some in their own party obstruct their aims, from abortion to climate. But they hope to focus that anger against Republicans in the fall.
Draft abortion ruling puts new spotlight on confirmation hearings
The draft abortion ruling highlights a big gap between what some Supreme Court nominees tell the Senate and what they do as justices.
Biden signals he’s open to canceling student loans
Biden, in a closed-door meeting of lawmakers, signaled a new openness to canceling student loans, a politically sensitive idea he has avoided until now.