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Hunter Biden in defiant deposition blasts GOP, insists he did not involve his father in business

Feb. 28, 2024 20:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden was defiant Wednesday in a closed-door deposition on Capitol Hill, blasting a Republican impeachment inquiry into his father and the family's business affairs as a “house of cards” built on “lies” as he faced a battery of probing questions from lawmakers. ...

'Uncommitted' wins 2 Democratic delegates in Michigan, a victory for Biden's anti-war opponents

Feb. 28, 2024 17:16 PM EST

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — A protest “uncommitted” vote in Michigan that secured two delegates in the state's Democratic primary on Tuesday was meant as a warning to President Joe Biden's reelection over his support for Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza, but eight months from Election Day his...

Vice President Harris to mark 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary in Selma

Feb. 27, 2024 15:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Selma, Alabama, on Sunday to commemorate the 59th anniversary of a landmark civil rights moment. Harris will speak as part of the annual remembrance of “Bloody Sunday,” on the bridge where, on March 7, 1965, white...

Biden and Trump both plan trips to the Mexico border Thursday, dueling for advantage on immigration

Feb. 27, 2024 11:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will make dueling trips to the U.S-Mexico border on Thursday, as both candidates try to turn the nation’s broken immigration system to their political advantage in an expected campaign rematch this year. ...

Biden plans to welcome Kenyan president to White House for state visit in May

Feb. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to welcome Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House in May, hosting a state visit after reneging on his promise to visit Africa last year. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced Friday that the visit set for May...

Biden to host Polish president and prime minister on March 12, 25 years after Poland joined NATO

Feb. 15, 2024 18:00 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will host Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk for a meeting in Washington on March 12, the 25th anniversary of Poland’s joining the NATO Alliance, the White House said Thursday. A statement from Press...

GOP Speaker Johnson says House won't be 'rushed' to approve aid for Ukraine as $95B package stalls

Feb. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Speaker Mike Johnson said Wednesday the U.S. House will not feel “rushed” to pass the $95.3 billion foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, signaling a further stall over sending military hardware and munitions Kyiv badly needs to fight Russia. ...

Chiefs get White House invitation to celebrate Super Bowl win. Could Taylor Swift tag along?

Feb. 12, 2024 15:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's looking forward to hosting the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs again — and it isn't ruling out having the team's most-famous fan, Taylor Swift, tag along this time. Asked at Monday's press briefing if the pop star could come...

White House national security spokesman John Kirby gets expanded role in Biden administration

Feb. 11, 2024 19:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kirby, President Joe Biden's national security spokesman, is getting an expanded role at the White House, according to a U.S. official. Kirby will have a new title, White House national security communications adviser, and will be named an assistant to the...

Live updates | Deadly strikes across Gaza as Israel makes plans to evacuate civilians from Rafah

Feb. 09, 2024 17:07 PM EST

Israeli airstrikes hit the central Gaza Strip and the southern city of Rafah on the border with Egypt overnight into Friday, killing nearly two dozen people including women and children, witnesses and hospital officials said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday he...