Biden Administration Jul 1

Biden Opens the Possibility of More Offshore Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Interior’s oil-drilling proposal could allow 11 lease sales over the next five years, but includes an option for the administration to conduct no sales.

  • NATO Jun 29

    NATO Formally Asks Finland, Sweden to Join, Says Russia Is Alliance's Biggest Threat

    In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the two Nordic nations abandoned their long-held nonaligned status and applied to join NATO as protection

  • Roe v. Wade Jun 28

    Harris Emerges as Top Abortion Rights Voice, Warns of More Fallout

    During Brett Kavanaugh’s 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, then-California Sen. Kamala Harris asked the judge if he thought women’s privacy rights extended to choosing to have an abortion. Kavanaugh declined to answer. With Justice Kavanaugh now part of the court majority that voted to overturn Roe v. Wade and the senator now th...
  • g7 Jun 26

    Biden Urges Western Unity on Ukraine Amid War Fatigue

    President Joe Biden and Western allies at a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps say they’re intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned the leaders not to give in to “fatigue” even as Russia lobbed new missiles at Kyiv. ...
  • gas prices Jun 23

    How Would Biden's Proposed Gas Tax Holiday Work and What Impact Will It Have on Prices?

    Facing stubbornly high gas prices that average about $5 a gallon nationwide, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. If savings from the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on gas are fully passed along to consumers, drivers would save about $2.76 for a 15-gallon fill-up. It’s uncle...
  • gas prices Jun 22

    Biden, Chevron Chief Trade Sharp Words Over Gas Prices

    In a pointed back and forth, the head of Chevron complained Tuesday that President Joe Biden has vilified energy firms at a time when gasoline prices are at near record levels and the president responded that the oil company CEO was being “mildly sensitive.” The president in recent weeks has criticized oil producers and refiners for maximizing prof...
  • Coronavirus Pandemic Jun 22

    Biden Visits Clinic, Celebrates COVID Shots for Kids Under 5

    President Joe Biden is celebrating that virtually all Americans can now get a COVID-19 shot after the authorization of vaccines for kids under 5 over the weekend. Biden on Tuesday visited a vaccination clinic in Washington, where some of the first shots were given to what had been the last major age group ineligible for vaccines. Biden is hailing i...
  • air travel Jun 19

    Buttigieg: US May Act Against Airlines on Consumers' Behalf

    The day after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with airline leaders to quiz them about widespread flight disruptions, his own flight was canceled and he wound up driving from Washington to New York. “That is happening to a lot of people, and that is exactly why we are paying close attention here to what can be done and how to…...
  • US Wildfires Jun 18

    US Adds $103M for Wildfire Hazards and Land Rehabilitation

    The U.S. is adding $103 million this year for wildfire risk reduction and burned-area rehabilitation throughout the country as well as establishing an interagency wildland firefighter health and well-being program, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Friday. Haaland made the announcement following a briefing on this year’s wildfire season at t...
  • Kamala Harris Jun 16

    VP Harris Launches Task Force on Online Harassment, Abuse

    Vice President Kamala Harris is launching a task force dedicated to fighting online harassment and abuse. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy attended the announcement on Thursday, as did Sloane Stephens, a Black professional tennis player who’s faced a torrent of racist abuse. After matches, Stephens said, she’s...
  • Wildfires Jun 11

    Biden Facing Fire and Anger During New Mexico Visit

    President Joe Biden is visiting New Mexico to talk about his administration’s efforts to tackle wildfires as residents smolder with anger over how federal officials allowed planned burns to spread out of control, leading to the largest blaze in recorded state history.

  • Capitol Riot Jun 10

    Biden Says Jan. 6 Hearings Are Important to Defense of Democracy

    President Joe Biden on Friday weighed in on the importance of the congressional hearings about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, saying that Americans should know what unfolded and that “the same forces that led to Jan. 6 remain at work today.” “The insurrection on Jan. 6 was one of the darkest chapters in our nation’s h...
  • Air Force One Jun 10

    Biden Nixes Trump Design for Air Force One Over Cost, Delay

    President Joe Biden’s administration has scrapped former President Donald Trump’s red, white and blue design for the new generation of presidential aircraft after an Air Force review suggested it would raise costs and delay the delivery of the new jets. Boeing is currently modifying two Boeing 747-800 aircraft that will bear the Air For...
  • Joe Biden Jun 10

    Biden Vows to Battle Inflation as Prices Keep Climbing

    Inflation keeps getting the better of the U.S. economy — and of President Joe Biden’s administration. It’s a problem that’s eluded Biden’s policy tweaks, deals brokered with the private sector, infrastructure spending and regulatory actions. He’s vowing to keep fighting in a speech at the Port of Los Angeles. The port ...
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