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Politics chat: How inflation, midterms and Trump will affect the Jan. 6 hearing

Sunday, September 25, 2022

This week's Jan. 6 hearing arrives amidst heightened political tensions - in terms of the other investigations around former President Donald Trump but also midterms and the economy.

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Ukraine and Russia will be in focus as Biden speaks to U.N. General Assembly

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

President Biden addresses the U.N. General Assembly with Russia's war in Ukraine — and the impact on world food supplies — in sharp focus.

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Biden says the U.S. would intervene to defend Taiwan if China staged an attack

Monday, September 19, 2022

President Biden reiterated that the U.S. will defend Taiwan if China stages an "unprecedented attack." The White House has said the remarks do not represent a change in U.S. policy.

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Politics chat: What Republicans and Democrats are saying about migrants sent from Texas

Sunday, September 18, 2022

A look at how Republicans and Democrats are framing the story of migrants sent from Texas to Massachusetts - and what it reveals about the divide preventing immigration solutions.

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Biden attacks Trump, saying his wing of the Republican party is a threat to democracy

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Biden says a faction of the Republican party tied to former President Donald Trump is "determined to take this country backwards." Republicans say he's being divisive.

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Biden speech will address fight for 'the soul of the nation'

Thursday, September 01, 2022

President Biden is set to deliver a prime-time speech on the fight for what he calls "the soul of the nation," reprising a theme he ran on for the November midterm elections.

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Biden's approval ratings haven't recovered since the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan

Monday, August 15, 2022

The bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan was a turning point for Biden's presidency, marking the end of his popularity and the start of a difficult political year.

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For Biden, the chaotic withdrawal from Kabul was a turning point in his presidency

Monday, August 15, 2022

President Biden was elected on a promise of competency. The bungled exit from Afghanistan undercut that image. His approval ratings took a big hit, and have never recovered.

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Senate pulls an all-nighter to negotiate Inflation Reduction Act

Sunday, August 07, 2022

The Senate is expected to vote today on the Inflation Reduction Act, which addresses climate change and health care costs, key agenda items for President Biden and Democrats.

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The fallout continues from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

Friday, August 05, 2022

The White House summoned China's ambassador to the U.S. to address concerns about military exercises around Taiwan — the latest in the fallout over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island.

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President Biden emerges from COVID isolation to announce death of Ayman al-Zawahiri

Monday, August 01, 2022

President Biden briefly emerged from COVID isolation to announce that U.S. killed the top leader of al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over as leader when Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.

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Biden and China's Xi discuss tensions over Taiwan

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The divisions over Taiwan come amid several challenges between the two superpowers: the Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. tariffs and Chinese aggression in the Pacific.

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Biden's COVID symptoms are improving after Paxlovid treatment

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Franco Ordonez for an update on President Biden's COVID infection.

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President Biden announced climate actions, but didn't declare a climate emergency

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

President Biden traveled to a factory supporting offshore wind energy in Massachusetts to announce climate actions, but he did not declare a climate emergency as climate advocates had hoped for.

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Russia's blockade of Ukrainian ports is driving a global food insecurity crisis

Thursday, June 23, 2022

President Biden will attend the G7 meeting in Germany, where leaders likely will address Russia's blockade of Ukrainian ports along the Black Sea, which is endangering food security in some countries.

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President Biden wants a gas tax holiday. Some economists say that's a bad idea

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Inflation is the top issue for voters as fall's midterm elections near. Biden wants Congress to suspend the gas tax until the end of September in a bid to give consumers some relief.

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Biden wants a gas tax holiday. Some economists say that's a bad idea

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Biden wants Congress to give people a break on the federal gas tax for the summer. But economists say that won't translate into big savings at the pump — and could hurt efforts to curb inflation.

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Biden is under pressure on gas prices. So he's putting pressure on oil companies

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

President Biden says he wants the biggest refiners to do more to increase gasoline supply and lower prices. He says he's ready to use emergency powers to boost capacity — but he didn't give details.

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Biden aimed to band with South America but some countries were left out of the summit

Saturday, June 11, 2022

President Biden wanted to reset the U.S. relationship with its closest neighbors at a splashy meeting in Los Angeles. But there was one bump after another at the Summit of the Americas.

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Biden is hosting the Summit of the Americas, but Mexico's president won't be there

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The Summit of the Americas was supposed to be a chance for the United States to make progress with its neighbors on migration and other big issues. But several key players won't be at the table.

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