Category: White House

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Affirms Biden’s Vision Amidst GOP Opposition

President Biden strategically drove a wedge – if not a stake – through the heart of the MAGA-dominated Republican Party during his State of the Union address. While the president emphasized the escalating situation in Ukraine, aide for Palestinians and a ceasefire call, and civil and voting rights, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) visibly appeared to support Biden but appeared to catch himself when his expressions signaled a more full-throated validation.

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Historic White House Gathering Celebrates Descendants of Civil Rights Icons

In a Black History Month event at the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 13, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the descendants of some of the most influential civil rights leaders from the 1950s and ’60s, along with other foundational historical figures. The gathering marked the first time many of those families convened in the same room.

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Report Suggests White House Medical Unit Handed out Prescription Drugs Like Candy During Trump Administration

According to a report issued by the Department of Defense, drugs were just as prevalent in the White House under former President Donald Trump as they are in a pharmacy. Reportedly, investigators found “an obscene lack of control over the handling of controlled medications” while the twice-impeached and four-times indicted Trump roamed the Oval Office.

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Biden Touts Huge Investments in Black America, But Campaign Still Lagging in African American Support

As the 2024 presidential election race kicks into high gear, President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign is facing a stall among African Americans, coupled with concerns over the campaign’s perceived neglect of the Black Press of America—the community’s trusted voice for nearly two centuries. Despite those reservations, the White House is eager to showcase the unprecedented accomplishments of the Biden-Harris administration, particularly in economic growth and equity.

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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Highlights President’s Commitment to Black Community in Exclusive Interview

In an exclusive telephone interview, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre underscored President Biden’s unwavering commitment to addressing the Black community’s critical issues. Reflecting on promises made during the 2020 campaign, Jean-Pierre outlined key achievements and ongoing initiatives directly impacting African Americans and other historically underserved communities.

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Border Wall Resurgence: Biden’s Controversial Move Sparks Debate

The Biden administration has bypassed 26 federal public health, environmental, and cultural preservation laws to fast-track border wall and road construction in Starr County, Texas. The decision marks a significant departure from President Biden’s earlier stance to halt border wall development in favor of comprehensive reforms.

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Biden-Harris Administration Launches White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention to Tackle Epidemic

Gun violence remains a pressing concern for the United States, with over 500 mass shootings and a reported estimate of 25,000 victims in 2023 alone. In response, the Biden-Harris administration has announced a significant step forward in curbing this crisis. President Biden has introduced the inaugural White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, dedicated to implementing crucial executive and legislative measures to save lives and heal communities.


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Washington Bracing for Federal Government Shutdown

As Congress reconvened after their routine summer break, there was nothing to suggest what many Washington insiders and pundits have believed all along: a federal government shutdown will happen. “The questions flying around the Capitol come in two categories. Top of mind are the logistical ones: When will the government shut down? And for how long?” Philip Elliott wrote for TIME.
The critical issue is the passage of a short-term spending bill to stave off the looming government shutdown scheduled for October 1. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, caught in the crossfire of a political maelstrom, finds himself in a most precarious position. According to CNN, during a recent private conference call, the Speaker urged his colleagues to support a short-term spending deal to avert an impending shutdown. He proposed postponing the larger funding fight until later in the fall, a strategy that some view as prudent to ensure the government continues to function.

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