Give Biden a Chance? On Covid Aid, Some Trump Voters Just Might

Some Republicans share those concerns. Sean Wiley, who voted twice for Mr. Trump and describes himself as a conservative libertarian, said the government needed to provide assistance to people who have lost their jobs in the pandemic but argued that the current package was too large. Now that more people are being vaccinated and the […]

US President Biden, Saudi King Salman discuss end to Yemen war

Biden affirms US commitment to Saudi defence, calls for diplomacy in Yemen and praises release of rights activists. United States President Joe Biden spoke for the first time since becoming president with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Thursday as the US prepares to release a report about the 2018 murder of […]

‘Halfway there’ Biden marks 50 million COVID-19 jabs

US President Joe Biden held a ceremony commemorating 50 million coronavirus vaccine jabs on Thursday, amid rising concerns about the emergence of new variants in at least two states. Biden, who took office on January 20, pledged to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days in office. Now, on his 37th day in […]

‘Anarchist jurisdictions’ no more: Biden revokes Trump’s order

Biden reverses order that says cities like Portland and Seattle are ‘anarchist’ havens – an order that had blocked them from federal funds. President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked a series of presidential orders by his predecessor, including one that sought to cut funding from several United States cities that former President Donald Trump […]

Israel lobbied Biden admin not to lift ICC sanctions: Report

The US and Israel had previously condemned the Hague-based court for opening the door to a probe into alleged Israeli war crimes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged United States President Joe Biden not to lift sanctions imposed on International Criminal Court (ICC) officials by the administration of former President Donald Trump, according to a […]

Biden Revokes Trump’s Pause on Green Cards

WASHINGTON — President Biden reopened the country on Wednesday to people seeking green cards, ending a ban on legal immigration that President Donald J. Trump imposed last spring, citing what he said was the need to protect American jobs during the pandemic. In a proclamation, Mr. Biden said that the ban did “not advance the […]

Biden overturns Trump bans on green cards and work permits

Trump-era measure restricting many visa applicants cited need to protect US jobs amid COVID-19 pandemic. US President Joe Biden has revoked a proclamation issued under the Trump administration that blocked many foreign workers and green card applicants from entering the United States. The order by former President Donald Trump, known as Presidential Proclamation 100014, cited […]

Amid Shortfalls, Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains

WASHINGTON — Automakers have been forced to halt production because of a lack of computer chips. Health care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic had to make do without masks as the United States waited on supplies from China. And pharmaceutical executives worried that supplies of critical drugs could dry up if countries tried to stockpile […]

The Words That Are In and Out With the Biden Administration

Now, the Biden administration is explicitly reversing that position. On Feb. 12, officials at Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that handles citizenship, said employees should not use the word “alien” in “outreach efforts, internal documents and in overall communication with stakeholders, partners and the general public.” The move, the agency’s acting director said, “aligns […]

Biden to sign order tackling chip shortage amid automaker woes

The scarcity of semiconductor chips, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, will be the subject when President Joe Biden meets with a bipartisan group of US lawmakers on Wednesday. United States President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday aimed at addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced US automakers and other […]

Live Updates: Biden Doesn’t Shy From Early Fights to Move His Agenda Forward

Here’s what you need to know: President Biden’s biggest priority — and the one he has shown the least inclination to compromise on — is his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Most administrations start with a burst of activity, but the frenetic action on Capitol Hill this week represents something different […]

Biden, Iraqi PM discuss recent rocket attacks in phone call

The Iraqi PM and the US president say those responsible for recent rocket attacks should be ‘held fully to account’. US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi have discussed recent rocket attacks on US-led coalition forces in the country, the White House has said, with both leaders saying those responsible should be […]

Biden to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about Khashoggi report

Report warns the imminent release of ‘explosive’ US intelligence document could entangle one of the king’s sons. President Joe Biden is expected to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on Wednesday, ahead of the scheduled release of a US intelligence report detailing the disappearance and murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Citing a […]

Biden Takes On Trump’s Migrant Policies and Confusion Reigns at the Border

Juan Mendez III, the mayor of Brownsville who is known as Trey, said his community could help support migrants continue their journey to relatives in the United States as they pursue their cases. The number of migrants so far released into the town pales in comparison to 2019, when hundreds of families a day were […]

Can Biden cool tensions with Iran?

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Biden boosts lending to small businesses hit by coronavirus woes

For two weeks starting this week, the Small Business Administration will only take applications for PPP loans from firms with fewer than 20 employees. United States President Joe Biden will launch changes on Monday to the main US coronavirus aid programme for small businesses to try to reach smaller, minority-owned firms and sole proprietors left […]

What to watch as Biden admin ‘re-engages’ with UN

The United States Senate is set to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to the United Nations this week, a major step in the administration’s drive to take a multilateral approach to foreign policy and mend Washington’s relationship with the international body. While the country has held an outsized role at the UN since […]

Biden to hold virtual meeting with Trudeau next week

Joe Biden’s first meeting with foreign head of government since becoming president will be with Canada’s Justin Trudeau. United States President Joe Biden will hold a virtual meeting next week with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in what will be Biden’s first official meeting with a foreign head of government since he took office last […]

Biden issues disaster declaration for Texas amid deep freeze

Declaration unlocks federal funding and aid for Texas, where winter storm has left millions without power and water. United States President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Texas, where a major winter storm has left millions without power and water. In a statement on Saturday morning, the White House said […]

Seeking Fresh Start With Iraq, Biden Avoids Setting Red Lines With Iran

After a rocket attack that killed an American contractor in December 2019, the United States blamed Kataib Hezbollah, and bombed five of its bases. That led to a siege at the U.S. Embassy, where protesters trapped diplomats inside the sprawling compound for two days and, in turn, prompted Mr. Trump to order a military strike […]

Biden Tells Allies ‘America Is Back,’ but Macron and Merkel Push Back

President Biden used his first public encounter with America’s European allies to describe a new struggle between the West and the forces of autocracy, declaring that “America is back” while acknowledging that the past four years had taken a toll on its power and influence. His message stressing the importance of reinvigorating alliances and recommitting […]

Live Updates: Biden Expects to Surpass His Goal of 100 Million Shots in 100 Days

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Biden Promises Vaccines for All Americans by the End of July After touring a Pfizer manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Friday, President Biden emphasized the safety of approved coronavirus vaccines and said there would be enough available for all Americans by the end of […]

Joe Biden urges Americans to ‘please … take the vaccine’

Amid delays in vaccinations due to bad weather, President Joe Biden tours Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine plant. President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the-art coronavirus vaccine plant Friday as extreme winter weather across broad swaths of the US handed his vaccination campaign its first major setback, delaying shipment of about six million doses. The disruptions caused by frigid […]

Biden set to declare major disaster in storm-hit Texas

Biden expedites governor’s request as state deals with widespread water access issues and more than 180,000 without power. US President Joe Biden said on Friday he was ready to declare a major disaster in storm-slammed Texas as soon as the declaration hits his desk, and that he would travel to the state as long as […]