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Biden will speak by phone with Putin as Russia ramps up presence on Ukraine border

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The request for a call on Thursday came from the Kremlin. The White House said, "It will take a high level of engagement to address this and to try to find a path to de-escalation."

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Biden teases possible rematch against Donald Trump. 'Why would I not?'

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday, the president discussed his political future and what his administration would do to fight the spike in coronavirus cases.

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Kamala Harris tests negative after a COVID-19 exposure

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

A staffer who worked in close proximity to the vice president has tested positive for the coronavirus. Harris tested negative via a PCR test on Wednesday and will be tested again in the coming days.

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White House staffer on Air Force One tests positive for COVID. Biden tests negative

Monday, December 20, 2021

A staffer who on Friday flew aboard Air Force One with the president tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, the White House said.

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GOP Rep. Scott Perry is the first sitting lawmaker the Jan. 6 panel wants to question

Monday, December 20, 2021

Perry said Tuesday that he declines the request. He is the first sitting lawmaker that the panel has sought to question from regarding the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

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EPA announces tighter fuel economy standards for cars and trucks

Monday, December 20, 2021

The EPA announced on Monday a plan that it says will yield $190 billion in net benefits by 2050.

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The White House wants a robust electric vehicle charging network. Here's the plan

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The White House this week outlined a plan to install electric vehicle charger nationwide, a step it says is vital to improving the accessibility and practicality of nontraditional vehicles.

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Democrats are forced to regroup as Biden's signature spending bill stalls

Thursday, December 16, 2021

For weeks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had promised a vote on Biden's social and climate agenda before Christmas. But all 50 senators in caucus have not been able to unify behind the plan.

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The White House aims to boost the ranks of the pandemic-strained trucking industry

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The plan is part of the Biden administration's efforts to improve the nation's ongoing supply chain problems.

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Biden will nominate Michelle Kwan and Caroline Kennedy for ambassador posts

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The president will nominate Kwan, a two-time Olympic medalist figure skater, to serve as U.S. ambassador to Belize. He's tapping Kennedy to be ambassador to Australia.

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NYC Council OKs measure that would allow legal noncitizens to vote in local elections

Thursday, December 09, 2021

If enacted, New York City would become the largest jurisdiction in the U.S. to allow legal permanent residents to vote in municipal elections.

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Citing humanitarian abuses, U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Monday, December 06, 2021

The White House cited the "ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity" in the Xinjiang region of China. U.S. athletes will compete in the Olympics.

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Stacey Abrams announces candidacy in Georgia governor's race

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Abrams rose to national prominence following her narrow loss in Georgia's 2018 governor's race. Her entrance into the contest sets up a potential rematch against Gov. Brian Kemp.

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TV's Dr. Oz enters Pennsylvania's crucial Senate race on the GOP side

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The celebrity surgeon, who has promoted questionable health advice to national television audiences, has thrown his hat into the ring to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.

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Trump-backed Pa. Senate candidate suspends his campaign after losing custody battle

Monday, November 22, 2021

Sean Parnell's decision came after it was made public that a judge had granted Parnell's estranged wife — who accused the Republican of physical abuse — custody of the pair's three children.

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Biden restarts trilateral summit, focused on North American partnership

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The meeting with the leaders of Canada and Mexico was the first North American summit of its kind since 2016.

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Biden picks a rickety New Hampshire bridge as a scene to sell his infrastructure bill

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The president made a first stop in New Hampshire to promote the $1 trillion infrastructure law. Members of his cabinet will crisscross the nation in the coming days to boost the new law.

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Steve Bannon threatens vengeance after surrendering on criminal contempt charges

Monday, November 15, 2021

Former President Donald Trump's onetime top adviser surrendered to federal authorities Monday. Bannon was indicted last week for defying a congressional subpoena related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

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Virginia school revisits its history as a polio vaccine trailblazer with COVID clinic

Monday, November 08, 2021

Franklin Sherman Elementary was the first school to administer the polio vaccine to kids in 1954. Now it's once again at the forefront, hosting a COVID-19 vaccine event with first lady Jill Biden.

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House punts on social spending bill

Friday, November 05, 2021

The change comes after House moderates said they would not vote on the $1.75 trillion spending package without a score from Congress' budget office.

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