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Policy, State & Local

Biden and Trump win Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Wisconsin primaries

April 2, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Voters in four states weighed in Tuesday on their parties’ presidential nominees, a largely symbolic vote now that both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have locked up the Democratic and Republican nominations. Biden and Trump easily won […]


Federal, Policy

Congress approves short-term extension to avoid shutdown, buy more time for final spending agreement

February 29, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Congress passed another short-term spending measure Thursday that would keep one set of federal agencies operating through March 8 and another set through March 22, avoiding a shutdown for parts of the federal government that would otherwise kick in Saturday. […]


Federal, Policy

Biden goes into 2024 with the economy getting stronger, but voters feel horrible about it

December 11, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden goes into next year’s election with a vexing challenge: Just as the U.S. economy is getting stronger, people are still feeling horrible about it. Pollsters and economists say there has never been as wide a gap between […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden heads to Las Vegas to showcase $8.2B for 10 major rail projects around the country

December 8, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden is heading to Las Vegas to showcase $8.2 billion in funding for 10 major passenger rail projects across the country, including to spur work on high-speed, electric train routes that could one day link Nevada and California, […]


Federal, Policy

Democratic support for Biden ticks up on handling of Israel-Hamas war, AP-NORC poll says

December 7, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Democratic views on how President Joe Biden is handling the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians have rebounded slightly, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The shift occurred during a time in […]


Federal, Policy

Biden to sign executive order on federal funding for Native Americans

December 6, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday during a tribal nations summit that aims to make it easier for Native Americans to access federal funding and have greater autonomy over how to invest those funds and will […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Biden will convene his new supply chain council and announce 30 steps to strengthen US logistics

November 27, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden on Monday will convene the first meeting of his supply chain resilience council, using the event to announce 30 actions to improve access to medicine and needed economic data and other programs tied to the production and […]


Industry, Workforce

Biden announces 5 federal judicial nominees and stresses their varied professional backgrounds

November 15, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced five nominees to federal judgeships, including the first Muslim-American on any circuit court, looking to add to more than 150 of his judicial selections who have already been confirmed to the bench. The announcements […]


Defense, Industry

Biden aims for improved military relations with China when he meets with Xi

November 15, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to agree Wednesday to restore some military-to-military communications between their armed forces when they meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco. The plan is […]


Federal, Policy

Joe Biden wants to complete his goals on civil rights, taxes, and social services if he’s reelected

November 12, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden has a simple reelection pitch to voters — let him “finish the job.” So what does that mean? What’s left for him to get done? Unlike Donald Trump, the front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination who […]


Federal, Policy

The US and Chinese finance ministers are opening talks to lay the groundwork for a Biden-Xi meeting

November 9, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and her Chinese counterpart will meet in San Francisco on Thursday to start two days of talks aimed at making progress on a slew of economic issues when competition has markedly intensified between their countries. Yellen’s […]


Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

Biden plans to use Oval Office address to make case for wartime aid to Israel and Ukraine

October 19, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden plans to make a direct appeal to the American people to continue funding Ukraine and Israel amid their war efforts in an Oval Office address Thursday, according to two administration officials. The primetime address will take place […]


Federal, Policy

Biden says he had to use Trump-era funds for the border wall. Asked if barriers work, he says ‘No’

October 6, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden on Thursday defended his administration’s decision to waive 26 federal laws in South Texas to allow for construction of roughly 20 miles of additional border wall, saying he had no choice but to use the Trump-era funding […]


Federal, Policy

House Republicans make their case for Biden impeachment inquiry at first hearing

September 28, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

House Republicans launched a formal impeachment hearing Thursday against President Joe Biden, promising to “provide accountability” as they probe the family finances and lucrative business dealings of his son Hunter and make their case to the public, colleagues and a […]


Policy, State & Local

Trump heads to Michigan to compete with Biden for union votes while his GOP challengers debate

September 28, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

As his Republican rivals sparred onstage in California at their second primary debate, Donald Trump was in battleground Michigan Wednesday night working to win over blue-collar voters by lambasting President Joe Biden and his push for electric cars in the […]


Education, Industry

US education chief considers new ways to discourage college admissions preference for kids of alumni

September 22, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden’s education chief said he’s open to using “whatever levers” are available — including federal money — to discourage colleges from giving admissions preference to the children of alumni and donors. In an interview with The Associated Press, […]


Defense, Industry

Biden to exhort world leaders to stand up to Russia, warns not to allow Ukraine ‘to be carved up’

September 19, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden made a robust case before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that the world must remain united in defending Ukraine against Russian aggression, warning that no nation can be secure if “we allow Ukraine to be carved […]


Health Care, Industry

Biden’s Medicare price negotiation push is broadly popular. But he’s not getting much credit

September 15, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden is trumpeting Medicare’s new powers to negotiate directly with drugmakers on the cost of prescription medications — but a poll shows that any immediate political boost that Biden gets for enacting the overwhelmingly popular policy may be […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Autoworkers strike would test Biden’s ‘most pro-union president in US history’ assertion

September 13, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

The prospect of an auto workers strike could test Joe Biden’s treasured assertion that he’s the most pro-union president in U.S. history. The United Auto Workers is threatening to strike against the nation’s big three automakers, General Motors, Ford and […]


Federal, Policy

Biden and Modi are looking to tighten US-India ties as concerns over China rise

September 8, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are certainly putting in the time to cultivate their relationship. Less than three months after honoring Modi with a state visit to the White House, Biden arrived Friday in New Delhi — […]