In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says ‘evil will not win’

BUFFALO — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who killed 10 Black people at a supermarket. Biden declared that […]

In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he’s vowed to fight

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be traveling to Buffalo, New York, to show solidarity with the community after a white supremacist targeted Black people at a supermarket and left 10 people dead. It’s the deadliest racist attack since Biden took office last year, and it’s another manifestation of the […]

Biden visits Illinois; Sees bigger role for US farms due to Ukraine war

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants to put a spotlight on the spike in food prices from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Democrat plans to travel on Wednesday to an Illinois farm to emphasize how U.S. agricultural exports can relieve the financial pressures being felt worldwide. The war in Ukraine has disrupted supply of that […]

Biden taps 1st Black woman, LGBT White House press secretary

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has named Karine Jean-Pierre to be the next White House press secretary. She will be the first Black woman and the first openly LGBTQ person to serve in the role. Incumbent Jen Psaki is set to leave the role next week. Biden is also bringing back longtime Democratic strategist Anita […]

Biden waiving ethanol rule in bid to lower gasoline prices

MENLO, Iowa — President Joe Biden has journeyed to corn-rich Iowa to announce he’s suspending federal rules that restrict ethanol in gasoline, aiming to strike at least a small blow against surging inflation. He said Tuesday at a biofuel plant that the action should trim about a dime a gallon at a limited number of […]

Biden on Russia’s Putin: `This man cannot remain in power’

WARSAW, Poland — President Joe Biden said Saturday that Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power,” dramatically escalating the rhetoric against the Russian leader after his brutal invasion of Ukraine. The comment at the very end of a speech in Poland’s capital served as the capstone on a four-day trip to Europe. Even as Biden’s words […]

Majority in US say Biden has not been tough enough on Russia

A recent AP-NORC survey finds more Republicans than Democrats say Biden’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has not been tough enough, but even members of his own party are closely divided over his approach. This chart is current as of March 23, 2022 and will not update.

White House: Biden will travel to Europe for Ukraine talks

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Europe next week for face-to-face talks with European leaders about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Tuesday. Biden will meet with NATO and European leaders in Brussels on March 24. The trip follows on Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to eastern […]

AP Source: Biden to ban Russian oil imports over Ukraine war

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move follows pleas by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to U.S. and Western officials to cut off the imports. Energy exports have […]

The White House has a new plan for COVID-19 aimed at getting things back to normal

WASHINGTON — The White House is unveiling a new roadmap for the COVID-19 pandemic, one that envisions life going back to normal after two years of crisis, providing for people to get tested and treat the disease, while staying vigilant for new variants and outbreaks. “We are no longer going to let COVID-19 dictate how […]

5 takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s first formal State of the Union address focused on Ukraine, inflation, the coronavirus pandemic and a four-point “Unity Agenda.” He urged world unity in standing up to Russia, listed ways he’s trying to address rising prices (even if they will likely have limited to no effect in the short term) and […]

The challenges Biden faces in his State of the Union address

As President Biden is set to make his first formal State of the Union address Tuesday night, he and the country are facing pressing issues, from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to inflation and the continuing pandemic. It also comes at a time when Biden’s political capital is at the lowest point of his presidency with […]

Biden warns Putin of ‘severe costs’ of Ukraine invasion

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Joe Biden told Russia’s Vladimir Putin that invading Ukraine would cause “widespread human suffering” and that the West was committed to diplomacy to end the crisis but “equally prepared for other scenarios.” Biden also told Putin the United States and its allies would respond “decisively and impose swift […]