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Psaki Speaks on Biden's 'Intention' for 2024

White House press chief says the president plans on running for a 2nd term

(Newser) - Talk of 2024 is already ramping up, and one of the key questions is: Will President Biden run again? The Hill notes a "flurry of reports" on such speculation, including a Washington Post article over the weekend reporting that the president and his inner circle have been telling Democratic...

Harris Is First Woman to Gain Presidential Power, Briefly

President Biden will be under anesthesia for routine colonoscopy Friday

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris is making history again: She'll become the first woman to hold presidential power while President Biden undergoes a routine procedure on Friday. Biden will temporarily transfer power to Harris while he is under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, according to White House press secretary Jen...

White House Press Secretary Has COVID
Jen Psaki 

Jen Psaki Has COVID

White House press secretary last saw Biden on Tuesday

(Newser) - White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday she has contracted COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, the AP reports. Psaki, 42, said she was last in contact with President Biden on Tuesday, when she met him outside the White House, where they were more than 6 feet apart and...

Psaki Says Sorry for Possible Breach: 'Words Certainly Matter'

Ethics watchdog says press secretary shouldn't have promoted Va. gubernatorial contender McAuliffe

(Newser) - President Biden's camp is going all in for support of Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, but one member of that team is now getting dinged for not lying low. Reuters reports that the nonprofit watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has called for an...

Facing Death, Evacuation Race on for Afghan Women Judges

Tens of thousands could be left behind in Kabul as Taliban says no more Afghans can evacuate

(Newser) - A retired US judge working 20 hours a day to evacuate some 250 female judges and their families from Afghanistan says her network is quickly running out of time. President Biden said Tuesday that he would stick to the Aug. 31 deadline for removing Americans and endangered Afghans from the...

Jen Psaki Not Happy With Reporter's 'Stranded' Comment

Says Americans are not stranded in Afghanistan

(Newser) - Peter Doocy, Fox News' White House reporter, had a question for Jen Psaki during Monday's White House press briefing that the press secretary did not appreciate. "Does the president have a sense that most of the criticism is not of leaving Afghanistan, it’s the way that he...

Press Chief for Biden Has a 'North Star' on the Job

'Vogue' profiles Jen Psaki, who says projecting a calm tone is a priority

(Newser) - Vogue is out with a profile of Biden press chief Jen Psaki, one that has a decidedly flattering tone. "When Psaki first appeared in the press briefing room, in January 2021, there was a collective swoon from roughly half the country," writes Lizzie Widdicombe. The piece praises...

NSA: No, We're Not Spying on Tucker Carlson
NSA Responds
to Tucker Carlson's
Spying Claims

NSA Responds to Tucker Carlson's Spying Claims

Fox News host said he'd 'confirmed' that was happening, but agency says nope

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is claiming the US government is reading his private emails in an attempt to take his show off the air. "The Biden administration is spying on us," the host of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight said on Monday's show. "We have confirmed that."...

Cheney Vote Disturbs White House
Cheney Vote
White House

Cheney Vote Disturbs White House

McCarthy backs bipartisanship after meeting with Biden

(Newser) - On the sidelines for this political battle, the Biden administration expressed concern Wednesday about House Republicans' decision to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position. Cheney had refused to endorse former President Trump's version of the outcome of the presidential election last November. "It's disturbing to...

Still Jailed Over Media Leak, Reality Winner Turns to Biden
Reality Winner Wants Biden
Answer on 'Glaring Discrepancy'
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Reality Winner Wants Biden Answer on 'Glaring Discrepancy'

Jailed for leaking intel report, she wants to know why she's behind bars for longer than Russian spy

(Newser) - Reality Winner, who's been behind bars for nearly four years , is set to be released from prison at the end of November, with a chance she could be sent to a halfway house before that. But the 29-year-old Air Force veteran—who leaked a classified National Security Agency report...

Report: Ted Cruz Is Done With the Mask

CNN reports he joins Rand Paul in his stance

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is reportedly done with mask wearing, and CNN has jumped all over it. The network reports the Republican senator from Texas is going maskless on the floor of the Senate, which has no mask requirement , and in the halls of the Capitol complex. It questioned him about this,...

White House Punishes Staffers Over Past Pot Use

Daily Beast reports that dozens were fired, suspended, or made to work remotely

(Newser) - President Biden is no fan of dopers, according to a report from the Daily Beast . The outlet reports "dozens of young White House staffers" have been fired, suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program because of past marijuana use, even in states where the drug...

Schumer, Gillibrand Tell Cuomo to Quit

As accusations add up, governor has little political support in New York or Washington

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called Friday on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, the AP reports, adding the most powerful Democratic voices yet to the movement to replace the governor in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and groping. "Confronting and...

Biden Press Aide Suspended Over Threat

TJ Ducklo reportedly verbally attacked reporter writing about 'about his personal life'

(Newser) - A White House press aide has been suspended for a week after threatening a reporter who was writing a story about him. Press secretary Jen Psaki announced Friday that TJ Ducklo was sent home without pay, CNN reports. He's apologized to the reporter, Tara Palmeri of Politico, Psaki said,...

First Biden Press Briefing So 'Sedate' It Was Almost 'Boring'

Here's what happened during Jen Psaki's first of many

(Newser) - If there's one thing clear after White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first session with reporters on Wednesday, it's that she's determined to minimize drama in the briefing room. Her 31-minute news conference stood in stark contrast to Sean Spicer's first time before reporters four...

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