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Biden: I Won't Try to Oust Putin

In 'NYT' op-ed, president vows to keep helping Ukraine, but says he doesn't want NATO-Russia war

(Newser) - President Biden has proclaimed the United States a staunch ally of Ukraine amid the Russian invasion there, and he re-upped that commitment Tuesday with a New York Times op-ed stressing America's main goal in the conflict: "to see a democratic, independent, sovereign, and prosperous Ukraine with the means...

Uvalde's Elementary School May Be Razed

State lawmaker says Biden suggested it

(Newser) - This week was supposed to have been the fun first week of summer break for Robb Elementary School students. Instead, the first funeral visitations for students killed in last week's mass shooting have begun in Uvalde, Texas, reports the AP . As questions continue to be raised about all aspects...

Biden: Trump 'Demeaned the Fed,' and I Will Not

President stakes out a hands-off policy toward Federal Reserve on inflation in op-ed

(Newser) - President Biden meets with Fed chief Jerome Powell at the White House Tuesday afternoon, but he has already signaled his main message in advance: "I won't meddle with the Fed," is how a headline above a Biden op-ed in the Wall Street Journal puts it. In his...

Bidens Visit Uvalde to Mourn With Families
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Bidens Mourn With Uvalde

President acknowledges exhortation to 'Do something!'

(Newser) - President Biden and first lady Jill Biden went to Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday, their second trip to a town consumed by grief after the massacre of innocent Americans in less than two weeks. The Bidens met with the families of victims and survivors while in Uvalde, though no speech by...

Biden to Grads at Alma Mater: 'No Time to Be on the Sidelines'

President gave commencement speech to Class of '22 at University of Delaware on Saturday

(Newser) - President Joe Biden told graduates Saturday at his alma mater, the University of Delaware, that "now it's your hour," as he encouraged young people in the United States to help the country live up to its ideals. Speaking to more than 6,000 graduates, and with the...

For Establishment Democrats, a Surprise Loss in Oregon

Rep. Kurt Schrader, 7-term incumbent, loses primary to progressive Jamie McLeod-Skinner

(Newser) - Seven-term US Rep. Kurt Schrader has been ousted in a Democratic primary in Oregon by progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner. The vote count in the state's 5th Congressional District was delayed due to ballots with blurry bar codes being rejected by vote-counting machines. Workers in Clackamas County had to transfer...

Second Amendment Isn't Absolute, Biden Says

President, first lady plan trip to Texas town reeling from school shooting

(Newser) - President Biden, arguing again for new gun control laws after the mass shooting in a Texas school, said Wednesday at the White House that the "Second Amendment is not absolute." When it was added to the Constitution, the president said, "You couldn't own a—you couldn'...

Parents Await Word After School Shooting
Families Gather
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Families Gather to Await Word

Biden to speak to the nation about the Texas school shooting

(Newser) - Families waited in near silence Tuesday afternoon at a civic center in Uvalde, Texas, to learn whether they'd lost a child in the shooting at Robb Elementary School . Some of them sat outside, appearing stunned, the Washington Post reports, staring blankly. Border Patrol agents ringed the site, which was...

Gaffe or Policy Shift? Nobody Is Quite Sure
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Biden Gaffe or Policy Shift? Nobody Is Quite Sure

Biden's comments on Taiwan have analysts guessing

(Newser) - So has US policy toward Taiwan changed or not? "No," President Biden declared Tuesday when asked that specific question, reports the AP . But Biden's comments the previous day still seem to have muddied the water on what the US would do if China were to invade the...

Biden Ready to Defend Taiwan; China Not Happy

President says US would defend Taiwan with force if there were ever an attack against it

(Newser) - The United States is on board with the "one China" policy —meaning that, in regard to Taiwan, it acknowledges formal ties to China instead. But the American government doesn't endorse China's views that it effectively owns Taiwan, and the US enjoys a "robust" unofficial relationship...

US, South Korea Talk About Expanding Exercises

Biden meets new president, who has urged closer ties

(Newser) - After their presidents met Saturday in Seoul, the US and South Korea announced they might broaden their joint military exercises in the face of North Korea's aggressive nuclear missile program. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said the exercises are "key to our combined defense capability" during a...

2 Secret Service Employees Sent Home From Biden's Trip

They were involved in an allegedly drunken altercation with taxi driver in South Korea

(Newser) - It might be another case of Secret Service employees behaving badly overseas : Two have been sent back to the US ahead of President Biden's trip to Asia , reports the AP . The details of what happened were still being investigated, but ABC News reports an agent got into a heated...

Biden's Support Keeps Dipping —Among Democrats

New poll numbers show his approval rating overall at an all-time low of 39%

(Newser) - President Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party. Only 39% of US adults approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to the poll from the Associated Press...

Biden Starts Asia Trip With Visit to Computer Chip Plant

He was greeted by South Korea's new leader

(Newser) - President Biden is opening his trip to Asia with a focus on the computer chip shortage that has bedeviled the world economy, touring a Samsung computer chip plant that will serve as a model for a $17 billion semiconductor factory that the Korean electronics company plans to open in Texas....

Report Blames Afghan Collapse on Trump, Biden Decisions

US plans to withdraw damaged local forces' morale, report contends

(Newser) - A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Trump and Biden to pull all US troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction mirrors assertions made by senior Pentagon and military leaders...

In Buffalo, Biden Repeatedly Blasts White Supremacy

He spoke to victims' families, local officials, and first responders

(Newser) - President Biden on Tuesday spoke in Buffalo, offering lengthy comments in the wake of an attack at a Tops supermarket that killed 10 Black people. The Washington Post reports Biden repeated a story he has told before, about how the white pride march in Charlottesville in 2017 was one of...

2 Tweets From Bezos on Biden, With One Theme: 'Misdirection'

Amazon founder goes after president on Twitter about inflation

(Newser) - President Biden is well aware of the nation's current woes around inflation , and he recently pledged to make it his top domestic priority. But his thoughts on how to do so have rankled one of the world's richest men, and that man took to Twitter to tell the...

Biden Says Nation Must 'Address the Hate'

President addresses Buffalo shooting at ceremony for fallen officers

(Newser) - President Biden on Sunday condemned the mass shooting in Buffalo, calling the killer a "hate-filled soul" while acknowledging the wearying effect of such crimes on the nation. "We must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America," the president...

US Flags Are at Half-Staff to Mark a 'Tragic Milestone'

US is close to recording a million COVID deaths

(Newser) - With the US on the cusp of recording a million COVID-19 deaths, President Biden has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at government buildings from Thursday until sunset Monday. Each death is an "irreplaceable loss," the president said in a statement . "As a Nation, we must...

Gas Prices Reach Record, and Biden Speaks Out

Inflation is my No. 1 priority, says the president

(Newser) - About a month ago, President Biden ordered the release of a million barrels of oil a day from national reserves to help curb steep gas prices. On Tuesday, however, those gas prices reached their steepest point on record—an average of $4.37 across the US, reports the Hill . No...

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