White House

February 16, 2024 02:33 PM
President Joe Biden knocked House Republicans for going on recess without approving aid to Ukraine, calling it “outrageous.” “It’s about time they step up, don’t you think, instead of going on a two-week vacation?” he said. “Two weeks they’re walking away. Two weeks. What are they thinking? My God.” He said their inaction has led to concern about the U.S. as an ally.
February 16, 2024 08:55 AM
Alexei Navalny, a top opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, died in prison, according to Russian authorities. “Russia is responsible for this,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday. “Whatever story they tell, let us be clear: Russia is responsible,” Vice President Kamala Harris said. And President Joe Biden said the same later: “Putin is responsible. What has happened to Navalny is yet more proof of Putin’s brutality.”
January 19, 2024 11:57 AM
The Biden administration is forgiving nearly $5 billion in student debt for some 74,000 additional borrowers, officials announced Friday. Nearly 44,000 of those borrowers have worked in public service for at least 10 years, including as teachers, nurses and firefighters, according to the White House.
January 17, 2024 04:37 PM
The White House was not so amused by the DNC’s snarky tweet about Asa Hutchinson’s ill-fated presidential bid. (The offending DNC comment: “This news comes as a shock to those of us who could’ve sworn he had already dropped out.”) White House chief of staff Jeff Zients called Hutchinson to apologize and Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden has “deep respect” for the governor.