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Biden Pardons Turkeys, Jokes About 'Red Wave'

'There's been no fowl play'

(Newser) - If a president could be impeached for corny jokes, House Republicans would have been taking a lot of notes at the turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House on Monday, the second of Joe Biden's presidency. "The votes are in. They’ve been counted and verified. There's...

Bidens Host All-Day Wedding Celebration

Naomi Biden and Peter Neal marry on South Lawn on a cold day

(Newser) - Naomi Biden and Peter Neal married in a private ceremony in a public place on Saturday morning. Biden, 28, became the first grandchild of a sitting president to marry at the White House, in a South Lawn ceremony attended by President Biden and first lady Jill Biden. The wedding kicked...

Biden Granddaughter to Marry at White House
White House to Host Wedding

White House to Host Wedding

Naomi Biden and Peter Neal plan first ceremony ever on South Lawn

(Newser) - "Here Comes the Bride" will be heard at the White House once again. Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of President Biden, and Peter Neal are getting married on the South Lawn on Saturday in what will be the 19th wedding in White House history, the AP reports. It will be...

White House Social Security Tweet Doesn't Land Well

It's deleted after giving Biden credit for increase made necessary by inflation

(Newser) - The White House has deleted a tweet about Social Security after coming under all kinds of ridicule. As NBC News reports, the original tweet boasted that seniors received the biggest increase in payments in a decade thanks to "President Biden's leadership." But as many on Twitter were...

White House Unveils AI 'Bill of Rights' Plan

Progress 'must not come at the price of civil rights or democratic values'

(Newser) - The White House rolled out a proposal for an artificial intelligence Bill of Rights Tuesday, saying that while automated systems have "brought about extraordinary benefits," progress "must not come at the price of civil rights or democratic values." The blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights...

Elton John's WH Concert Ends With a Big Surprise

President Biden presented 75-year-old singer with National Humanities Medal

(Newser) - Elton John is currently on his farewell tour after a half-century of performing, and he made an extra-special stop on Friday night: the White House. The 75-year-old singer appeared as a guest of President Biden and first lady Jill Biden for a performance meant to help honor "everyday history...

Obamas Return to White House, Unveil Portraits

Tradition was skipped during Trump administration

(Newser) - For the first time since 2012, a former president has returned to the White House for the unveiling of an official portrait. Barack and Michelle Obama were invited to the White House for a Wednesday ceremony in the East Room, where the public saw their portraits for the first time,...

Pastry Chef Who Served 5 Presidents Dies
Pastry Chef
Who Served
5 Presidents Dies

Pastry Chef Who Served 5 Presidents Dies

Roland Mesnier was hired by Rosalynn Carter

(Newser) - Roland Mesnier, who created often-magical desserts for five presidents and their guests as White House executive pastry chef, has died at age 78. His death was confirmed Saturday by the White House Historical Association, which said he died Friday following a short illness. One of the longest-serving White House chefs,...

Secret Service Officer Assaulted Outside White House

Agency says suspect is in custody

(Newser) - The Secret Service says a suspect is in custody after an assault on one of its officers outside the White House Tuesday afternoon. The agency says the uniformed officer was attacked in an unprovoked assault near a guard booth on Pennsylvania Avenue, on the north side of the White House,...

Democrats Jokingly Praise Their Overlord: &#39;Dark Brandon&#39;
Democrats Turn 'Brandon'
Meme Around to Praise Biden

Democrats Turn 'Brandon' Meme Around to Praise Biden

Jokey images depict Biden, aka 'Dark Brandon, as 'master of the political dark arts' following Democratic wins

(Newser) - A week after Joe Biden was elected president, a Chinese illustrator began spewing out images of Biden as an evil, all-powerful being with glowing eyes. Yang Quan often shared the images with pro-China messages. So why are several now going viral, spread not by Chinese sympathizers, but by Biden's...

2 Killed in Lightning Strike Near the White House

2 others are in critical condition

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Two of the four people critically injured in an apparent lightning strike near the White House Thursday evening have died, authorities say. Police identified them as Wisconsin residents Donna Mueller, 75, and James Mueller, 76, the Washington Post reports. Authorities say the...

On the South Lawn This Fall: a Biden Wedding

Granddaughter Naomi will be married on the White House grounds

(Newser) - Later this year, Naomi Biden will take advantage of a perk of having a grandfather as president: She will get married on the South Lawn of the White House, reports the Hill . The 28-year-old announced the news on Twitter . Naomi Biden, an attorney and the daughter of Hunter Biden, will...

Democrats Could Boot Manchin. Here's Why They Won't

Ultimately, they still need him to make progress ahead of midterms

(Newser) - Democrats are clearly frustrated with Sen. Joe Manchin, but any serious punishment for his failure to support climate and tax provisions in President Biden's Build Back Better bill seems unlikely, reports the Hill . Stripping the West Virginia senator of his chairmanship of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee...

Psaki's Last Day in WH Spurs Kind Words From Doocy

Fox News correspondent says press secretary 'probably has made me a better reporter'

(Newser) - It's the end of the Psaki era behind the West Wing podium. On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, 43, gave her final briefing, fielding more than 50 questions before offering her goodbyes. "You have challenged me. You have pushed me. You have debated me, and at...

US Must Act on New Vaccines Quickly, COVID Chief Warns

Funding has dried up, preventing the government from ordering more

(Newser) - The White House COVID-19 response coordinator issued a dire warning Thursday that the US will be increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus this fall and winter if Congress doesn't swiftly approve new funding for more vaccines and treatments. Dr. Ashish Jha told the AP that Americans' immune protection from the...

In New Texts Between Hannity and Mark Meadows, a Shift

Fox host went from 'staunch supporter' of election lies to warning against 'fing lunatics,' per CNN

(Newser) - CNN has more texts from Mark Meadows , this time dozens of them between the former White House chief of staff and Fox News host Sean Hannity. The two exchanged more than 80 messages between Election Day 2020 and President Biden's inauguration, which the news outlet says show "...

Despite Rain, White House Easter Egg Roll Returns

This is the first time it's been held since 2019

(Newser) - Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon roamed the soggy White House grounds on Monday for the first Easter egg roll since before the pandemic. Undaunted by rain, President Biden and his wife, Jill, kicked off the equivalent of a daylong garden party for some 30,000 kids...

Judge Jackson: &#39;We&#39;ve Made It&#39;
Judge Jackson:
'We've Made It'

Judge Jackson: 'We've Made It'

Biden marks breakthrough at White House event, praising next justice's poise in Senate hearings

(Newser) - After a Senate process that President Biden described as beyond painful, a White House celebration Friday marked the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, focusing on the historic breakthrough her appointment represents. "It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman...

Obama Back in White House for First Time in 5 Years

Yes, he and Biden cracked some jokes

(Newser) - It's an old haunt he hadn't graced in a while: Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday visited the White House in what CNN reports was his first time in the building in more than five years. Obama had last been there for coffee with then-President-elect Trump on the...

Bidens' Oldest Grandkid to Enjoy Rare White House Perk

Naomi Biden, 28, and Peter Neal, 24, will have WH wedding reception on Nov. 19

(Newser) - Details are scarce, but a Biden is about to celebrate their wedding in the White House. That would be Naomi Biden, Joe and Jill Biden's oldest grandchild, who'll have her nuptials hosted by the president and first lady on Nov. 19, a spokesperson for Jill Biden tells CNN...

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