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Biden to designate civil rights monument amid new racism row
by Sebastian Smith - July 25, 2023 - 10:14am
President Joe Biden is set to designate a new national monument on Tuesday memorializing the brutal 1950s lynching of Emmett Till, with the White House framing the symbolic act as part of a fight against resurgent...
Biden secures tech safety pledges over 'enormous' AI risks
by Sebastian Smith - July 22, 2023 - 11:04am
President Joe Biden evoked AI's "enormous" risk and promise Friday at a White House meeting with tech leaders who committed to guarding against everything from cyber-attacks to fraud as the sector revolutionizes...
Putin has 'already lost' Ukraine war, Biden says
by Sebastian Smith - July 14, 2023 - 9:37am
US President Joe Biden said Thursday that Russia's Vladimir Putin has already lost the war in Ukraine, expressing hope that Kyiv's counter-offensive would force Moscow to the negotiating table.
Zelensky hails 'security victory' after G7 vow support
by Sebastian Smith - July 13, 2023 - 11:05am
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday welcomed a commitment by G7 nations to support Ukraine for as long it takes to defeat Russia, insisting it was a step on the road to Kyiv eventually joining N...
Cocaine found at White House was in area for visitors
by Sebastian Smith - July 6, 2023 - 12:50pm
Cocaine discovered at the White House was left in an area frequently used by visitors on tours -- and not while President Joe Biden and his family were on the premises, officials said Wednesday.
Biden, Republicans meet Tuesday to thwart default disaster
by Sebastian Smith - May 7, 2023 - 11:50am
Washington's power brokers love playing chicken. But the rest of the world will watch in dread Tuesday when President Joe Biden and Republican leaders meet to negotiate the US debt ceiling -- praying that one side...
Biden, 80, announces 2024 re-election bid
by Sebastian Smith - April 25, 2023 - 6:27pm
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday he is running for re-election in 2024, plunging at the record age of 80 into a ferocious new White House campaign "to finish the job."
Biden, 80, expected to announce second term bid
by Sebastian Smith - April 25, 2023 - 11:26am
US President Joe Biden was expected to announce Tuesday he is running for a second term, plunging at the record age of 80 into a ferocious new White House campaign -- and potential rematch against Donald Trump.
US waits (and waits) on Biden reelection bid announcement
by Sebastian Smith - February 28, 2023 - 9:49am
For months, the White House has been teasing an announcement that Biden will run again in 2024. Also for months, the White House has refused to confirm that he will.
Biden, 80, declared medically 'fit' ahead of 2024 campaign
by Sebastian Smith - February 17, 2023 - 7:48am
President Joe Biden was declared "fit for duty" by his doctor Thursday after the final annual medical check-up before he is expected to declare he's running for re-election in 2024, when he will be 82.
US seeks to deflate Chinese balloon worries
by Sebastian Smith - February 15, 2023 - 7:52am
The White House sought Tuesday to take the air out of an escalating diplomatic crisis with Beijing, saying that preliminary evidence suggests three unidentified aerial objects shot down by US jets were not involved...
US still in dark over mystery flying objects, rejects China balloon accusation
by Sebastian Smith - February 14, 2023 - 7:55am
The White House responded Monday to growing and at times fevered speculation over the shooting down of unidentified aerial objects by saying the targets could be anything from commercial craft to espionage devices,...
China balloon, polls scramble script for Biden speech to Congress
by Sebastian Smith - February 7, 2023 - 7:39am
The US economy's humming and President Joe Biden is optimistic, but brutal polls and the nation's collective freak-out over a mysterious Chinese balloon will overshadow his State of the Union speech Tuesday.
Biden announces first US-Mexico border visit
by Sebastian Smith - January 5, 2023 - 7:57am
President Joe Biden indicated he has finally decided to grasp the politically thorny issue of illegal immigration, announcing a speech on Thursday, followed by a visit to the troubled US-Mexico border itself likely...
Biden's holiday plans: Deciding if he'll run again
by Sebastian Smith - December 28, 2022 - 8:24am
President Joe Biden departed Tuesday for the US Virgin Islands, exchanging a deadly snowstorm for a Caribbean vacation -- and an expected New Year's resolution to seek re-election in 2024.
Beachboy Biden thrives on Bali vibes
by Sebastian Smith - November 15, 2022 - 6:13pm
It could be the beaches and palatial hotels. It might be Chinese President Xi Jinping's warm smile. But there is no doubt: Joe Biden is enjoying his Bali G20.
Biden, Trump clash on eve of midterms set to upend Washington
by Sebastian Smith - November 8, 2022 - 7:43am
Republicans and Democrats traded final blows Monday ahead of midterm elections that could upend Joe Biden's presidency, weaken Western support for Ukraine and even open the door to a comeback bid by Donald Trum...
Biden tries sunny message, but Trump signals 2024 comeback
by Sebastian Smith - November 5, 2022 - 9:22am
An "optimistic" President Joe Biden insisted that Democrats would win next week's midterm elections but polls showed Republicans likely to deliver a drubbing, spurring Donald Trump to signal plans for a White House...
Biden seeks to put abortion battle at center of midterms
by Sebastian Smith - October 19, 2022 - 7:46am
US President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday to make a law enshrining nationwide abortion rights his top priority if Democrats win their uphill battle for Congress in looming midterm elections.
Biden brings carrot-and-stick diplomacy to UN
by Sebastian Smith - September 22, 2022 - 10:50am
In every case, he said, the United States was ready to act.
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