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Jill Biden's Reported Plea on Gaza: 'Stop It Now, Joe'

Guest at White House meeting for Muslim leaders was surprised to hear first lady's alleged take

(Newser) - A guest at this week's tense gathering of Muslim leaders at the White House is relaying a conversation overheard involving first lady Jill Biden's thoughts on the Israel-Hamas war, and the resulting death and devastation in the Gaza Strip. The New York Times reports that Salima Suswell, founder...

White House's Easter Egg Roll Got Off to a Bit of a Slow Roll

Weather delayed the event, but about 40K people were expected

(Newser) - Thunder and lightning delayed the start of the Easter egg roll at the White House for 90 minutes on Monday, but the event eventually kicked off under gray skies and intermittent rain. More than 40,000 people—10,000 more than last year—were expected to participate in the event,...

After Kate Middleton Bombshell, Harry and Meghan Weigh In

'We wish health and healing for Kate and the family,' the Duke and Duchess of Sussex note in statement

(Newser) - As the dust settles on the somewhat surprising announcement of the former Kate Middleton that she has cancer and is undergoing treatment, her estranged brother-in-law and his wife have a message for her. "We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to...

Jill Biden Unveils White House Holiday Look
Jill Biden Unveils
White House Holiday Look
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Jill Biden Unveils White House Holiday Look

First lady wants visitors to see the decorations as a child does

(Newser) - Step inside the White House during the holidays by walking beneath the branches of a Christmas tree. Stroll along a hallway decorated with oversize holiday candy and other sweets. See Santa's sleigh and his eight reindeer suspended above the grand foyer in dramatic fashion. First lady Jill Biden wants...

First Dog, Commander, Gets in Even More Hot Water

Sources allege more biting incidents have taken place, and he's currently not at White House

(Newser) - The White House recently acknowledged that "first dog" Commander bit 11 Secret Service officers since October of last year, but sources tell CNN the German shepherd has actually bit many more people than that, including executive residence staff and other White House employees. At least one bite required hospital...

First Lady Jill Biden Has COVID Again

President has so far tested negative

(Newser) - Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, her spokesperson said, but the first lady currently has just mild symptoms. President Joe Biden tested negative after his wife's test came back positive, but the White House press secretary said he would be monitored for symptoms and would continue to be...

2 Bidens Arrive in UK for Coronation, Neither Named Joe

Jill Biden, granddaughter Finnegan meet with Akshata Murty ahead of Saturday's event

(Newser) - No US president has ever attended a British coronation, and that will remain the case this weekend as Joe Biden sends his wife to the coronation of King Charles III in his place. While former President Donald Trump says it's a "very disrespectful" move and suggested the president...

Bidens' Tax Return Is Out
Bidens'
Tax Return
Is Out

Bidens' Tax Return Is Out

They paid 23.8% taxes on $579,514 earnings

(Newser) - President Biden and his wife, Jill, made $579,514 last year and paid $137,658 in federal income taxes. That works out to a 23.8% tax rate, more than the average of roughly 14% for all US households, the AP reports. The Bidens' earnings have trended slightly downward over...

After Jill Biden Brouhaha, LSU's Reese Rethinks White House Visit

NCAA women's basketball champ says she's a 'team player,' will go to DC

(Newser) - Pretty much nobody applauded Jill Biden's idea to host both the winning team and the losing team of this year's NCAA women's basketball championship at the White House— including the star player for Iowa , the team that lost to LSU. On Tuesday, Biden's press secretary...

Jill Biden's Basketball Idea Doesn't Land Well

LSU's Angel Reese calls suggestion to also invite runner-up Iowa to White House a 'joke'

(Newser) - Jill Biden suggested that the winners and the losers of the women's college basketball championship be invited to the White House. The request is "A JOKE," tweeted Angel Reese, star of the winning LSU team. It seems that sentiment is on Reese's side here.
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Jill Biden Wants Runners-Up at White House, Too

'It was such a great game,' first lady says of LSU's victory over Iowa

(Newser) - First lady Jill Biden said Monday that she wants the defeated Iowa women's basketball team to be invited to the White House in addition to the national title winner Louisiana State University. She watched LSU's 102-85 victory from the stands on Sunday night. Biden, speaking at the Colorado...

Nashville Holds Vigil for Victims
Nashville Holds Vigil for Victims

Nashville Holds Vigil for Victims

'I so wish we weren't here,' mayor tells mourners

(Newser) - Hundreds of people, including first lady Jill Biden, gathered Wednesday evening at a candlelight vigil in Nashville to honor and mourn the three children and three adults who were killed in a shooting at a Christian school this week. The downtown ceremony for the victims of the shooting at the...

Ted Lasso Cast Joins WH Presser, Faces a Heckler

Simon Ateba of Today News Africa goes after press secretary Jean-Pierre in testy exchange

(Newser) - On Sunday evening, President Biden tweeted a photo taped over the entrance to the Oval Office, reading simply: "Believe." It was a cute signal of what was to come Monday: the cast of the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso converging upon the White House to help the Biden...

First Lady Offers New Hint on 2024 Bid From Joe Biden

'He says he's not done,' says Jill Biden says of president

(Newser) - First lady Jill Biden gave one of the clearest indications yet that President Biden will run for a second term, telling the AP in an exclusive interview on Friday that there's "pretty much" nothing left to do but figure out the time and place for the announcement. Although...

Jill Biden Has Cancerous Skin Lesions Removed

First lady is in 'good spirits and feeling well' after surgery, doctor says

(Newser) - Surgeons removed a cancerous lesion above first lady Jill Biden's right eye Wednesday, as well as another cancerous lesion on her chest, the White House said, while a third lesion on her left eyelid was being examined. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the president’s physician, said examinations showed that...

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...

Jill Biden Gives Interview to a Surprising Outlet

The conservative cable station Newsmax

(Newser) - First lady Jill Biden took her husband's unity agenda to an unlikely venue on Monday, when conservative cable station Newsmax aired an interview with her about cancer research, the AP reports. Curing cancer is a central goal for President Biden, whose eldest son, Beau, died from a brain tumor...

In London, Biden Praises the Queen
In London, Biden
Praises the Queen

In London, Biden Praises the Queen

Elizabeth was 'all about service,' president says before event for world leaders

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II "was the same in person as her image: decent, honorable and all about service," President Biden told reporters in London after signing a condolence book Sunday evening. "Our hearts go out to the royal family, King Charles and all of the family," he...

Marking 9/11, Biden Says the Fight Goes On

President pledges pursuit of terrorists continues though war in Afghanistan ended

(Newser) - President Biden marked the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Sunday, taking part in a somber wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon and paying tribute to "extraordinary Americans" who lost their lives on one of the nation's darkest days. Held under a steady rain, the ceremony occurred...

Jill Biden Recalls Fear for Her Flight Attendant Sister on 9/11

Bonny Jacobs was safe that day

(Newser) - When Jill Biden realized that terrorists had attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001, her husband, Joe, wasn't the only loved one whose safety she worried about. Biden recalled being “scared to death” that her sister Bonny Jacobs, a United Airlines flight attendant, was on one of the four...

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