Latest Joe Biden News

Half a million immigrants could eventually get US citizenship under a new plan from Biden

Jun. 18, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is taking an expansive election year step to offer relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in the U.S., aiming to balance his own aggressive crackdown on the southern border earlier this month that enraged advocates and...

The Latest | A top US envoy visits Beirut after attacks across Israel-Lebanon border intensify

Jun. 18, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

Amos Hochstein, a senior adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden, met with officials in Beirut on Tuesday in an effort to find a diplomatic solution to head off a larger war. Cross-border attacks by Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah have been taking place almost daily...

Secret Service agent robbed at gunpoint during Biden's Los Angeles trip, police say

Jun. 18, 2024 02:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Secret Service agent was robbed at gunpoint as President Joe Biden was visiting Los Angeles for a fundraising event over the weekend, officials said. The agent was returning from work Saturday night when he was accosted in a residential community in...

The politics of memes: How Biden and Trump are fighting each other on the internet

Jun. 18, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s a grinning Joe Biden as “Dark Brandon” or Donald Trump’s face superimposed onto a scene from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” both presidential campaigns this year have embraced digital memes, the lingua franca of social media. The campaigns of...

A record number of NATO allies are hitting their defense spending target during war in Ukraine

Jun. 17, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 23 of NATO's 32 member nations are hitting the Western military alliance’s defense spending target this year, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday, as Russia's war in Ukraine has raised the threat of expanding conflict in Europe. The...

Biden will announce deportation protection and work permits for spouses of US citizens

Jun. 17, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is planning to announce a sweeping new policy Tuesday that would lift the threat of deportation for hundreds of thousands of people married to U.S. citizens, an aggressive election-year action on immigration that had been sought by many Democrats. ...

FACT FOCUS: Biden's pause as he left a star-studded LA fundraiser becomes a target for opponents

Jun. 17, 2024 19:46 PM EDT

Video from a star-studded fundraiser in Los Angeles for President Joe Biden on Saturday is circulating on social media with claims that he froze up onstage as he exited the event. “Biden froze again last night and had to get escorted out by Obama,” reads one post on X that had...

A judge temporarily blocks Iowa law that allows authorities to charge people facing deportation

Jun. 17, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked an Iowa law that would have allowed law enforcement in the state to file criminal charges against people with outstanding deportation orders or who previously had been denied entry to the U.S. U.S. District Court...

Biden's Title IX law expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students is dealt another setback

Jun. 17, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Biden administration's effort to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students hit another roadblock Monday, when a federal judge in Kentucky temporarily blocked the new Title IX rule in six additional states. U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves referred to the...

Biden's campaign announces a $50 million advertising blitz highlighting Trump's conviction

Jun. 17, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is spending $50 million through the end of June, a blitz that includes its first television ad trumpeting Donald Trump’s felony conviction and signals that the Democratic incumbent is seeking to make his Republican opponent’s legal...