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    (CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris has seized onto abortion rights as an issue all her own, cementing herself as the administration's lead messenger on an area it hopes will resonate with voters at the ballot box in November -- and beyond.Harris has spent the last several weeks traveling the country to meet with activists and state lawmakers about abortion rights in deep red and swing states and following the Supreme Court decision overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. Even though a White House official said abortion rights are not a part of her official portfolio, the issue has given Harris some momentum after a first year in which the vice president found herself fighting off negative headlines, internal frustration and tough assignments that became political anchors.With the midterm elections less than 100 days away, Indiana state Sen. Jean Breaux, a Democrat, told CNN Sunday she could see abortion rights as a chance for Harris to show off her leadership -- both now and in the future."I thought that there was something behind it for her, as well. That she was...
    VIDEO1:0901:09House Speaker Pelosi to visit Taiwan tomorrow, according to reportsThe News with Shepard Smith WASHINGTON — As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly prepares to land in Taiwan on Tuesday evening for a long-rumored official visit, her trip has exposed a rare schism between the Biden White House and the most powerful Democrat in Congress. Officially, the Biden administration has been careful to avoid directly answering questions about whether it agrees with Pelosi's decision to make the trip. But unofficially, the White House and the Pentagon have made little secret of their opposition to such a visit, which comes at a time when U.S.-China relations are the poorest they've been in decades. In late July, Biden responded to a question about Pelosi's then-rumored stop in Taiwan by saying, "The military thinks it's not a good idea right now. But I don't know what the status of it is." For weeks, American officials from the president on down have tied themselves into knots trying to talk about Pelosi's choice to visit Taiwan, and stressing that it was her decision, and hers alone.Missing...
    Jared Kushner sheds new light on Kim Kardashian's work with Donald Trump's administration in his forthcoming memoir. In Breaking History: A White House Memoir, the 41-year-old businessman goes into detail about when the mogul, also 41, fought for clemency for Alice Johnson. An excerpt obtained by People revealed that Kardashian first got in touch with his wife, Ivanka Trump, about the case in 2017. New information: Jared Kushner sheds new light on Kim Kardashian's work with the Trump administration in his forthcoming memoir; Kim visited the White House to discuss criminal justice reform in 2019 From there, Kushner explained that he was drawn to help out once he learned about the nonviolent offender. 'She’d become an ordained minister, completed multiple vocational certifications, mentored fellow inmates, and maintained a spotless behavioral record,' he wrote. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Kim Kardashian poses in a see-through wet T-shirt and tiny... Kylie Jenner shows off her curves while draped in a flowing... Kim Kardashian's daughter North takes fashion notes from her... Kim Kardashian, 41, reveals she had...
    (CNN)Before he gave the order to kill Ayman al-Zawahiri, President Joe Biden wanted to intimately understand where the al Qaeda leader was hiding.The US drone strike that killed Zawahiri on his balcony in downtown Kabul was the product of months of highly secret planning by Biden and a tight circle of his senior advisers. Among the preparations was a small-scale model of Zawahiri's safe house, constructed by intelligence officials and placed inside the White House Situation Room for Biden to examine as he debated his options.For Biden, the opportunity to take out the world's most wanted terrorist, one of the masterminds of the September, 11, 2001, attacks, was fraught with the risk of accidentally killing civilians in the Afghan capital — just as a US drone strike did 11 months ago during the chaotic US military withdrawal from the country.Details of the strike and its planning were disclosed by a senior administration official as Biden was preparing to announce the mission Monday.Throughout the months-long effort to plan this weekend's strike, Biden repeatedly tasked his officials with ensuring civilians -- including...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to name top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as the White House coordinators to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak. The White House said Biden will announce Tuesday that he has tapped Robert Fenton, who helped lead FEMA’s mass vaccination effort for COVID-19 as the agency’s acting administrator when Biden first took office, as the White House coordinator. Dr. Demetre Daskalakis of the CDC will be named his deputy. Daskalakis, the director of the agency’s HIV prevention division and a national expert on issues affecting the LGBTQ community, previously helped lead New York City’s COVID-19 response. The White House said the pair would coordinate “strategy and operations to combat the current monkeypox outbreak, including equitably increasing the availability of tests, vaccinations and treatments.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and Biden’s top science adviser, praised their appointments Monday night and said he hoped they would tighten the coordination between the various federal agencies involved in the monkeypox response....
    President Joe Biden will deliver an address to the nation Monday night to provide an update about a "successful counterterrorism operation," according to the White House. Reports indicate that al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri was killed in a strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. The remarks are expected to begin at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Joe Biden News al Qaeda Terrorism Ayman al Zawahiri White House
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s back to the White House balcony and the Treaty Room for President Joe Biden as he contends with a “rebound” case of COVID-19. Trapped in the White House for the second time in as many weeks, the president knows the drill this time: He’s got an office in the residential section of the White House and his dog Commander to keep him company while he governs by Zoom and FaceTime. This time brought a new wrinkle: a “successful” counterterrorism operation in Afghanistan, conducted with Biden’s authorization while he was in isolation. On Monday evening, he was set to deliver remarks to the American people from the Blue Room balcony to announce the killing of Ayman al-Zawahri, the top al-Qaida leader, in a U.S. strike in Afghanistan conducted over the weekend, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Biden’s initial COVID-19 diagnosis left him with a lingering cough and runny nose, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. His second rebound case — labeled such because he tested positive on Saturday just three days...
    President Joe Biden will address the country at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday to detail a successful counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan, the White House said in a statement. CNN’s Natasha Bertrand, citing White House sources, shared a partial statement from a “senior” White House official. The person informed her over the weekend the U.S. conducted a “counterterrorism operation” against a person described as a “significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan.” “The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties,” the official said. Updated White House guidance says POTUS will “deliver remarks on a successful counterterrorism operation” at 7:30 tonight. — Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) August 1, 2022 A senior admin official says in a statement that the US over the weekend conducted a “counterterrorism operation against a significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan. The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties.” — Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) August 1, 2022 Citing two sources close to the matter, Fox News host Bret Baier reported he could confirm the man killed was al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Zawahiri took over the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was set to address the nation Monday following what the White House says was a “successful” counterterrorism operation on an al-Qaida target in Afghanistan over the weekend. The White House said there were no civilian casualties. Biden planned to speak from the balcony off the White House Blue Room as he remains in isolation in the residence while he continues to test positive for COVID-19. (©Copyright 2022 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was set to address the nation Monday following what the White House says was a “successful” counterterrorism operation on an al-Qaida target in Afghanistan over the weekend. The White House said there were no civilian casualties. Biden planned to speak from the balcony off the White House Blue Room as he remains in isolation in the residence while he continues to test positive for COVID-19. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    President Joe Biden will address the nation Monday night about a successful counterterrorism operation regarding al Qaeda, the White House announced. Biden, who remains in isolation after a rebound case of covid, will make the address from the first floor balcony off the blue room of the White House at 7:30 pm ET. 'Over the weekend, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation against a significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan. The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties,' a senior administration official said. Further details were not immediately available. This is a breaking news story and will be updated... 
    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Biden to speak Monday on ‘successful’ operation against ‘significant al-Qaida target’ in Afghanistan. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)Biden administration officials are warning China not to take escalatory actions amid House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's prospective trip to Taiwan, emphasizing that the potential visit would not mark a shift in American foreign policy. "There is no reason for Beijing to turn a potential visit, consistent with long standing US policy, into some sort of crisis or conflict, or use it as a pretext to increase aggressive military activity in or around the Taiwan Strait," National Security Council Strategic Coordinator for Communications John Kirby told reporters on Monday. Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan as part of her ongoing tour of Asia, according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US official. That's despite warnings from Biden administration officials, who are worried about China's response to such a high-profile visit. The stop -- the first for a US House speaker in 25 years -- is not currently on Pelosi's public itinerary and comes at a time when US-China relations are already at a low point. Chinese government officials have escalated their rhetoric ahead of Pelosi's prospective trip. During a...
    The U.S. emergency crude oil stockpile fell to its lowest point since 1985 last week, dropping to more than 469.9 million barrels, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy. President Joe Biden in March ordered the historic release of 1 million barrels per day of oil from the U.S. emergency stockpile in an effort to combat soaring gas prices, which climbed in June to a record-high national average of more than $5 per gallon. US OIL MAJORS REPORT RECORD PROFITS ON THE BACK OF HIGH PRICES Senior White House officials told reporters last week that the drawdowns have reduced gasoline prices in the United States by up to roughly 40 cents per gallon compared to what they would have been otherwise. The Biden administration also announced steps last week to allow the purchase of oil under fixed-price contracts to help encourage stability and replenish near-term supply. That plan will likely take effect after fiscal year 2023, the White House said in a statement. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER ...
    The White House on Monday said President Joe Biden continues to have mild 'lingering symptoms' but took pains not to spell out what they are following the president's second round of covid, as he continues in his 12th day of isolation. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made the comment after White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a letter Biden continues to 'feel well' after suffering a rebound case of the virus shortly after testing negative. 'No reoccurring symptoms – meaning like, if you look at [O'Connor's] original letter, there's nothing. There's nothing severe right? Because he feels fine. He feels he feels good.' 'But as we know, all of us have had COVID, we do have a little bit of a lingering cough, a little bit of maybe a lingering sniffle. That's not uncommon to happen, so that's what we are talking about,' she said, without specifying the exact nature of the president's ailments. 'Many of us have had COVID before and they tend to be lingering symptoms and that's what I'm talking about,' White House Press...
    White House insists 'nothing has changed' in China policy if Pelosi visits Taiwan
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday decried Beijing’s rhetoric over an expected visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, vowing the United States “will not take the bait or engage in saber rattling” and has no interest in increasing tensions with China. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby underscored that the decision on whether to visit the self-ruled island that China claims as its own was ultimately Pelosi’s. He noted that members of Congress have routinely visited Taiwan over the years. Kirby said administration officials are concerned that Beijing could use the visit as an excuse to take provocative retaliatory steps, including military action such as firing missiles in the Taiwan Strait or around Taiwan. “Put simply, there is no reason for Beijing to turn a potential visit consistent with long-standing U.S. policy into some sort of crisis or use it as a pretext to increase aggressive military activity in or around the Taiwan Strait,” Kirby said. The Biden administration pushed back on Beijing as Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at...
    White House details possible Chinese aggression if Pelosi visits Taiwan
    It was days before the 2016 election and Steve Bannon was in a “panic.” Chris Christie was about to get on a plane with then-candidate Donald Trump and was thought to be positioning himself to be chief of staff, and Bannon wanted to derail that possibility as quickly as he could, according to excerpts of Jared Kushner’s new book reviewed by The Daily Beast. So, he called in Donald Trump’s son-in-law to help. “We’ve got to keep him off [the plane],” Kushner recalled Bannon telling him. The conversation continued, with Bannon calling Trump’s White House transition efforts—at that time led by the former New Jersey governor—a “train wreck,” while decrying his appetite for “anti-Trump establishment types.” “Chris is politically radioactive,” Bannon declared, citing the infamous 2013 “Bridgegate” scandal in New Jersey. He added that Trump “shouldn’t have to carry his baggage.” Neither Christie nor a representative for Bannon returned The Daily Beast’s request for comment on Monday morning. The stormy history between Christie and Kushner dates back to 2004 when the former, a New Jersey prosecutor, convicted Kushner’s father, Charles,...
    President Biden's doctor confirmed that he was still testing positive for COVID as of Monday morning and will continue his strict isolation, even as the president 'continues to feel well.' Biden now hasn't left the White House complex in 12 days after he suffered a rebound case on Saturday that is believed to have been sparked by his Paxlovid treatment regimen. White House physician ‎Dr. Kevin O'Connor said Biden is still feeling well and is showing no symptoms. The president has no public appearances on his schedule on Monday. In his stead, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will brief reporters. 'The President continues to feel well as he starts his week,' O'Connor wrote. 'Given his rebound positivity which we reported Saturday, we continued daily monitoring. This morning, as could be anticipated, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing remained positive.'  President Biden's doctor confirmed that he was still testing positive for COVID as of Monday morning and will continue his strict isolation 
    President Joe Biden 'unsurprisingly' tested positive again for COVID-19 on Sunday after his case rebounded over the weekend. White House Physician Kevin O'Connor's update claims Biden is feeling well and did not note any changes, continuation, emergence or presence of symptoms related to his coronavirus case. Biden retested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday after testing negative twice and Wednesday and returning to in-person work following less than a week of isolation and working from the White House residence.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines state that five days after initial diagnosis, an asymptomatic person can end isolation. It is not clear if there are any treatments, O'Connor just noted that he will continue monitoring the condition and reporting it to the White House.  President Joe Biden is still testing positive for COVID-19, the White House physician said on Sunday Biden released a 12-second video from the residence on Saturday after his doctor revealed the rebound case to give a 'quick update' and show off his work-from-home situation on the balcony looking over the South Lawn. Lounging beside him was...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is continuing to isolate at the White House on Sunday after testing positive for a rebound case of Covid-19 Saturday morning, White House physician Kevin O'Connor wrote in a letter Sunday that was released by the White House, adding that the President "continues to feel well," but, "unsurprisingly, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing remained positive." Biden, who emerged from isolation earlier last week after testing negative on rapid antigen tests starting Tuesday, "will continue to conduct the business of the American people from the Executive Residence," O'Connor writes, continuing "to be very specifically conscientious to protect any of the Executive Residence, White House, Secret Service, and other staff whose duties require any (albeit socially distanced) proximity to him." This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    President Joe Biden "unsurprisingly" tested positive again for COVID-19 though he "continues to feel well" a day after having a "rebound" infection, his doctored said on Sunday. Biden, 79, will continue to work while isolating in the White House after testing positive just days after he emerged from his quarantine, White House physician Kevin O'Connor detailed in a new note. BIDEN RETESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN 'REBOUND' INFECTION "The President will continue his strict isolation measures as previously described," O'Connor wrote. "He will continue to conduct the business of the American people from the Executive Residence." Biden had tested negative on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before receiving a positive antigen test on Saturday morning, per his doctor. O'Conner said Saturday that the president has no symptoms. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The White House had hoped to get Biden back out and on the road after his first isolation ended. He even delivered remarks from the Rose Garden on Wednesday. Biden's positive test on Saturday sparked questions about...
    THE VIEW fans have slammed the show for not allowing negative reactions from the crowd when announcing guest-host Alyssa Farah Griffin. Viewers of the long-running show noticed some changes in the episodes' introduction. 5The View fans slammed the show for not allowing the audience to 'boo' Alyssa Farah Griffin when announcing her on the showCredit: Getty 5Alyssa was quickly mentioned by moderator, Whoopi Goldberg, in the show's introduction and fans took noticeCredit: ABC During recent broadcasts of the talk show, permanent hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin were announced before taking their seats at the table. Noticeably absent from the introduction was guest-host Alyssa, who has yet to earn a permanent slot on the panel. Instead, the 33-year-old's appearance was quickly mentioned by moderator Whoopi before immediately jumping into the day's discussions. The View watchers took their opinions to Twitter, pointing out the supposed snub. Read More on The ViewANA-THER MISTAKE The View fans slam show for 'hiring' Alyssa over favorite hosting choiceAWK VIEW The View's Joy shocks co-host Sara with story of...
    A steady flow of migrants arriving by bus in Washington, D.C., is dialing up pressure on the Biden administration over its handling of southern border enforcement and the effect it is having on the nation. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has called for the National Guard as it became clear that volunteer-led efforts to assist the migrants would be insufficient. More than 4,000 immigrants have arrived in Washington on more than 200 buses since April, and Bowser predicted the pace would quicken before calling for federal help. WHITE HOUSE PUNTS ON MIGRANTS BUSED TO DC: GOP 'USING' THEM AS 'POLITICAL PAWNS' "Tragically, many families arrive in Washington, DC with nowhere to go, or they remain in limbo seeking onward destinations across the United States," Bowser wrote in her request. “With pledges from Texas and Arizona to continue these abhorrent operations indefinitely, the situation is dire, and we consider this a humanitarian crisis — one that could overwhelm our social support network without immediate and sustained federal intervention." Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Gov. Doug Ducey...
    A top economist has accused the Biden administration of being 'Orwellian', after they insisted that the United States was not in a recession - despite the standard definition being met. Two consecutive quarters of negative growth is often considered a recession - although it is not an official declaration. A nonprofit, non-partisan organization called the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) determines when the U.S. economy is in a recession. Phillip Magness, the research and education director at the American Institute for Economic Research, posted on Facebook a commentary about Joe Biden on Thursday saying: 'That doesn't sound like a recession to me.' The post - which is no longer visible - was marked by Facebook's fact checkers as being misleading. 'We live in an Orwellian hell-scape,' he tweeted. 'Facebook is now 'fact checking' anyone who questions the White House's word-games about the definition of a recession.' Biden on Thursday (pictured) insisted that the country was not in a recession, despite new data showing a second consecutive quarter with negative growth Phillip Magness, an economic historian, believes the U.S. is...
    Ex-President Donald Trump does not think that exchanging the arms dealer labeled as the 'Merchant of Death' in exchange for WNBA star Brittney Griner is a 'very good trade.'  During an appearance on Saturday on 'The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show,' Trump said of Griner: 'She knew you don’t go in there loaded up with drugs, and she admitted it.'   He continued: 'I assume she admitted it without too much force because it is what it is, and it certainly doesn’t seem like a very good trade, does it?' Turning to the Merchant of Death aka arms dealer Viktor Bout, Trump said: 'He’s absolutely one of the worst in the world, and he’s gonna be given his freedom because a potentially spoiled person goes into Russia loaded up with drugs.' Trump also described Bout as receiving a 'free card' as a result of the potential trade.    Trump went on: 'She went in there loaded up with drugs into a hostile territory where they’re very vigilant about drugs.  'They don’t like drugs. And she got caught. And now we’re supposed...
    Vice President Kamala Harris sees another staff leave as her director of public engagement has officially resigned, following the exit of more than 30 staffers from the Biden's Administration.  Michael Collins announced his departure in a letter to staff after 16 months on the job.  'It has been a difficult decision, but I’ve decided to leave this amazing experience in the middle of August and transition to the next stage of my life,' he reportedly wrote, according to CNN.  'I’m so grateful to the Vice President for trusting me with this privilege and was honored to support the President’s and Vice President’s tireless, committed and historic work.'  His departure only comes a few weeks after Harris lost two other senior aides Meghan Groob and Rohini Kosoglu, who was her longest standing.  Michael Collins - VP Kamala Harris' director of public engagement - announced his departure in a letter to staff after 16 months on the job Harris has seen multiple aides leave since taken the Vice Presidency. Collins said he was 'so grateful to the Vice President for trusting me with...
    White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor predicted he’d still be on the job in 5 years after President Joe Biden “capably wins” reelection in a January interview. Dr. O’Connor was briefly the focus of intense media interest during the week Biden anticlimactically fought off a mild Covid illness, but the public had to be content with daily letters updating the president’s condition rather than an appearance by O’Connor himself. Now, O’Connor is back on the Covid update beat with Saturday’s news that the president has tested positive a second time. Politico’s West Wing Playbook — authored by Alex Thompson, Adam Cancryn, and Max Tani — stepped into that breach with a deep-ish dive into the doc that included flagging a January interview with the Federation of State Medical Boards: “He tells a joke a minute, and a funny one every four minutes,” said one former Biden aide who likes O’Connor and finds the trait endearing. As proof, in an interview earlier this year with the Federation of State Medical Boards, O’Connor quipped: “I joined a cult – I’m a Pelotonian.”...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation, the White House said, in a rare case of “rebound” following treatment with an anti-viral drug. White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a letter that Biden “has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well.” In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Biden will reenter isolation for at least five full days. The agency says most rebound cases remain mild and that severe disease during that period has not been reported. Word of Biden’s positive test came — he had been negative Friday morning — just two hours after the White House announced a presidential visit to Michigan this coming Tuesday to highlight the passage of a bill to promote domestic high-tech manufacturing. Biden had also been scheduled to visit his home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday morning, where first lady Jill Biden has been staying while the president was positive. Both trips have been canceled as...
    President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 again, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the physician to the president, announced on Saturday. In a statement released from the White House, O’Connor said the president had increased his testing following a positive result in the case of a “rebound” positive test result. Biden tested negative on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before getting another positive result on Saturday. The doctor noted these “rebound” positive cases are “observed in a small percentage of patients treated with Paxlovid.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre previously announced the president had begun taking Paxlovoid after his first infection. During the first infection, the president continued carrying out his duties while isolated and socially distanced from White House staff. Biden is not experiencing symptoms, according to his physician, and feels “quite well.” He will not receive treatment, but will be closely observed and will isolate in the coming days. “The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well,” the statement reads. “This being the case, there is no reason to reinitiate treatment at...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 again Saturday morning, per a letter from presidential physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor, in what is likely a "rebound" Covid-19 positivity that the doctor noted is "observed in a small percentage of patients treated with Paxlovid."Biden has experienced "no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well" and will, as a result, not resume treatment, the White House said. O'Connor said the President tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning before testing positive on Saturday morning."However, given his positive antigen test, he will reinitiate strict isolation procedures," the doctor noted. Biden ceased isolating on Wednesday after testing negative on successive antigen tests, celebrating his return in remarks from the White House Rose Garden.Biden's physician said the President is not experiencing any symptoms but that he will isolate at the White House.This story has been updated with additional developments.
    President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday morning, per a letter from presidential physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, in what is likely a “rebound” COVID-19 positivity that the doctor noted is “observed in a small percentage of patients treated with Paxlovid.” Biden, who tested positive for COVID July 21 and had isolated, has experienced “no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well” and will, as a result, not resume treatment, the White House said. O’Connor said the President tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning before testing positive on Saturday morning. Related Articles Health | Beloved San Francisco fetish festival presses ahead amid anxiety, uncertainty over monkeypox Health | California public health officials ramp up efforts to address monkeypox outbreaks with more vaccines on the way Health | With no federal emergency declaration, San Francisco and New York sound alarm on monkeypox Health | San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo tests positive for COVID again Health | Mandatory masks are back on BART, in...
    President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 again. “The President tested positive late Saturday morning, by antigen testing,” the White House said in a letter penned by Biden physician Kevin O’Connor. “This in fact represents ‘rebound’ positivity.” Biden is said to be experiencing no new symptoms yet and will be isolated in the White House. O’Connor had previously warned that Biden may “rebound” and test positive again, something which happens to patients who, like Biden, have been taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid. O’Connor added in the letter that Biden “continues to feel quite well.” “This being the case, there is no reason to reinitiate treatment at this time, but we will obviously continue close observation,” he added on the president’s well-being.
    (CNN) — President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 again Saturday morning, per a letter from presidential physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, in what is likely a “rebound” Covid-19 positivity that the doctor noted is “observed in a small percentage of patients treated with Paxlovid.” Biden has experienced “no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well” and will, as a result, not resume treatment, the White House said. O’Connor said the President tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning before testing positive on Saturday morning. READ MORE: Sharon Hill Borough Council Releases Heavily Redacted Report On Fatal Police Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility“However, given his positive antigen test, he will reinitiate strict isolation procedures,” the doctor noted. Biden ceased isolating on Wednesday after testing negative on successive antigen tests, celebrating his return in remarks from the White House Rose Garden. READ MORE: Winning Numbers For Friday Night's $1.2 Billion Mega Millions DrawingBiden’s physician said the President is not experiencing any symptoms but that he will isolate at the White House. This story has been...
    President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, sending him back into isolation just three days after he was cleared to resume his duties.  On Saturday, at 2:45 p.m., Bident tweeted: 'Folks, today I tested positive for COVID again. This happens with a small minority of folks. I'’ve got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me. 'I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon.' A memo from Biden's doctor confirmed the positive test on Saturday Biden had tested negative for COVID on Tuesday following five days of isolation.   This is a developing story.  
    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Biden tests positive for COVID-19 again in ‘rebound’ case, has no reemergence of symptoms and will isolate. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield has decided to stay on the job in a last-minute decision, saying she “regretted” her decision to leave because “There’s so much more to do.” It was just a few weeks ago when the White House announced that Bedingfield would be stepping down by the end of the month. The announcement was a blow to a press shop that already was feeling the absence of Bedingfield’s partner in crime, now-former Press Secretary Jen Psaki. But on Friday afternoon, in an email obtained by Mediaite, Bedingfield told colleagues she had changed her mind: Team – I want to share a personal update on what was going to be my last day at the White House. After much thought, discussion and reflection, I’ve decided to stay. I’m not done here and there is so much more good work to do with all of you. I couldn’t be happier and more excited about this awesome — if admittedly last-minute! — development. The work is too important and too energizing and I have a lot of gas left...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — One month into his presidency, Joe Biden made clear his distaste for even naming the man he had ousted from the Oval Office, declaring, “I’m tired of talking about Trump.” “The next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people,” he said in a CNN town hall. But now, Biden is eagerly naming and singling out the erstwhile “former guy” in prepared remarks and on social media, elevating Donald Trump in a way that Biden and White House aides didn’t do during the first 18 months of his term. Speaking virtually to a group of Black law enforcement executives this past week, Biden accused the former president of stoking a “medieval hell” for police officers who fended off Jan. 6 rioters, adding that “Donald Trump lacked the courage to act.” Biden’s Twitter feed repeated those words — a jarring sight for a White House that has tried to expunge any references to the former president and, in particular, his name. And when Biden emerged from isolation after a bout...
    Karine Jean-Pierre isn’t playing games. The White House Press Secretary made clear Friday she is done indulging the provocative, time-wasting questions coming from Fox News’ Peter Doocy. For over a year the Jen Psaki-Peter Doocy show seemed to serve a purpose. Doocy would ask a ridiculous question that furthered Fox News’ slant, getting him airtime on the right wing cable entertainment channel, and Psaki would patiently respond with actual facts, endearing her to the left, while getting the White House’s message out to Fox News’ right wing viewers. Toward the end of her time behind the press briefing room podium it was becoming clear that arrangement was no longer working, especially after President Joe Biden criticized Doocy as a “stupid son of a bitch” during a press conference in response to a question Doocy inappropriately shouted. READ MORE: ‘I’m done here Peter’: Jean-Pierre explains First Amendment after Doocy asks ‘justices have no right to privacy? Even before she became White House Press Secretary, Jean-Pierre took a much firmer stance with Doocy. That position was in full force Friday, when Doocy...
    President Joe Biden is on the edge of securing two major legislative wins, but whether they will deliver on their stated aims of controlling inflation or even reassuring voters ahead of the midterm elections is much less clear. The annual consumer price index rose to 9.1% in June, and on Friday, the Department of Commerce announced that the personal consumption expenditures price index, the inflation gauge closely monitored by the Federal Reserve, hit 6.8%. Both data points mark the highest levels recorded in four decades and prompted the Fed to raise interest rates yet again by 75 basis points Thursday. INFLATION HITS 40-YEAR-HIGH IN FED'S FAVORED METRIC The partisan debate over the bills currently being championed by the president is hardly unexpected, yet campaign strategists from both sides of the aisle say that, in voters' minds, the one person in particular who endorsed the legislation matters much more than the actual fiscal impact heading into November Two Republican and two Democratic strategists all pointed to Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) role in crafting the Inflation Reduction Act as making it especially...
    President Joe Biden will host former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama for their White House portrait ceremony in September. This comes after former President Donald Trump refused to host the Obamas. Traditionally, the sitting president hosts the former president's ceremony. Two portraits of the former first couple are revealed, along with the artists who have been commissioned by the couple during the ceremony in the East Room. Even once Biden took office, the ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sept. 7 event will be the first time the former first lady will enter the White House since 2017. Barack Obama was in the East Room as recently as April for an Affordable Care Act event. SEE IT: JOHNNY DEPP MAKES $3.6 MILLION WITHIN HOURS SELLING HIS ARTWORK Former President Barack Obama shakes hands with President Joe Biden after Biden spoke about the Affordable Care Act in the East Room. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) These portraits are separate from previous ones that have been displayed at the National Portrait...
    In a turnaround for a White House that has been losing communications aides, White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield made the surprise announcement Friday that she would remain in her post. It was to have been her last day on the job, and the White House had already released a statement earlier this month lauding the longtime Biden aide. 'After much thought, discussion and reflection, I've decided to stay,' she wrote colleagues in a note, CNN reported Friday afternoon. 'I'm not done here and there is so much more good work to do with all of you. I couldn't be happier and more excited about this awesome — if admittedly last-minute! — development,' she told them. 'The work is too important and too energizing and I have a lot of gas left in the tank.' NOT GOING ANYWHERE: White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield told colleagues she would remain in her post on what was supposed to be her last day She was supposed to wrap up her work Friday, but stayed longer after Biden tested positive for the coronavirus. She remains...
    (CNN)White House communications director Kate Bedingfield is staying on in her role, a surprise decision coming after the White House announced she would be leaving, multiple sources told CNN.Bedingfield shared her decision in an email sent to her colleagues Friday afternoon. Bedingfield wrote in the note, obtained by CNN, that Friday was supposed to be her last day at the White House, but that "after much thought, discussion and reflection, I've decided to stay.""I'm not done here and there is so much more good work to do with all of you. I couldn't be happier and more excited about this awesome — if admittedly last-minute! — development," she wrote. "The work is too important and too energizing and I have a lot of gas left in the tank."Bedingfield decided she would stay on board as communications director on Thursday, a source familiar told CNN, appearing to catch some of Bidenworld off-guard. The announcement was so unexpected that people close to the White House expressed shock on Friday. Read More"It's wild," said one senior Democrat, who is closely in touch with...
    Washington (CNN)One and a half years later, the minute-by-minute horrors of the January 6 insurrection, and then-President Donald Trump's role in fomenting the violence, are still coming into focus, thanks in large part to recent public hearings from the House committee investigating the attack.Reporting from CNN and other outlets have also filled in the key details of what unfolded that day, specifically within the Trump White House, while the right-wing rioters overran the Capitol and temporarily delayed Congress' formal certification of President Joe Biden's election victory. The January 6 select committee recently heard blockbuster testimony from Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who revealed significant new information about what Trump and his chief of staff Mark Meadows did -- and didn't do -- while the violence spiraled out of control. An influential Meadows aide, Hutchinson was a firsthand witness to key conversations inside the White House.Here's a timeline of some of the most important moments from January 6, based on CNN and others' reporting, Congressional testimony, court filings from the Justice Department, and more. The times are approximate and these...
    White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield has agreed to stay in her post weeks after it was announced she was resigning. In an email to colleagues, Bedingfield said she was excited about this "awesome — if admittedly last-minute! — development. ... The work is too important and too energizing and I have a lot of gas left in the tank." The decision to stay was made after President Joe Biden and White House chief of staff Ron Klain asked Bedingfield to stay, according to an NBC News reporter. White House communications director Kate Bedingfield listens to a reporter's question during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Washington. (Patrick Semansky/AP) Bedingfield's note to colleagues, shared on social media, said she was going to "catch up" on vacation time after three and a half years without it. Full note from @WHCommsDir to staff announcing she is now staying at the White House after she had planned to leave today pic.twitter.com/tZuwrrEdi8— Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) July 29, 2022 CLICK HERE...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no reason for China and the U.S. “to come to blows” should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit Taiwan during an Asia trip she is expected to make soon, the White House said Friday, underscoring the international tensions surrounding her travel plans. The remarks by National Security Council spokesman John Kirby came as Pelosi, D-Calif., offered a rationale for a visit to Asia that she had yet to publicly acknowledge. Kirby was asked Friday if the U.S. has noticed any Chinese military preparations due to her travel plans. “There’s no reason for it to come to that, to come to blows, to come to increased physical tension,” Kirby said at the White House. “There’s no reason for that because there’s been no change in American policy with respect to One China.” Seeming to stop just short of saying she would travel there, Pelosi said, “I’m very excited that should we go to the countries, that you’ll be hearing about along the way about the conversations” she would have there. She noted President Joe Biden’s focus on...