#White House


Check out the Bidens' new puppy patrolling the White House

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday introduced the newest member of his family, a purebred German shepherd puppy named Commander, while the first lady's office said the cat she promised more than a year ago to bring to the White House will finally join them in January. But...
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Puppy alert at the White House: Meet Commander Biden

The first family has a new puppy: Commander. The latest addition to the Biden family was heralded Monday on President Biden’s official Twitter account after the new puppy was seen frolicking on the South Lawn of the White House. The little guy appears to be a German shepherd, which...
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Bidens add new puppy to White House

(CNN) -- President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have added to their pet family, the first lady's spokesperson told CNN. A new puppy, a pure-bred German Shepherd, was spotted Monday playing on the South Lawn of the White House. Michael LaRosa, Jill Biden's press secretary, confirmed the news...

Biden welcomes puppy to White House; no word on promised cat

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has welcomed a new addition to the family, a puppy named Commander. Biden shared a photo Monday on his official Twitter account with a caption that said, "Welcome to the White House, Commander" as well as a brief video of him tossing a ball to Commander and walking the leashed dog into the White House.

Inside the Biden White House's thorny response to the Omicron variant

(CNN) — President Joe Biden has spent hours over the last week peppering his medical team with questions about the quickly spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus, pressing them for more data and asking when his team would know more. On Wednesday, they shared with him a major development: The...

White House holiday decor honors COVID-19 frontline workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holiday decorations unveiled Monday for Joe and Jill Biden’s first White House Christmas honor frontline workers who persevered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses, doctors, teachers, grocery store workers and others are recognized in this year’s gigantic Gingerbread White House, which was made into a 350-pound (158.76 kilograms)...

Press Briefing by Press Secretary JenPsaki, December 20,2021

MS. PSAKI: Hi everyone. Happy Monday. MS. PSAKI: Happy, happy. Okay. One note for all of you at the top. President Biden has nominated and the Senate has confirmed the most diverse class of federal judges in history at a rate not seen since President Reagan. As you may have...

Statement from Press Secretary JenPsaki

Senator Manchin’s comments this morning on FOX are at odds with his discussions this week with the President, with White House staff, and with his own public utterances. Weeks ago, Senator Manchin committed to the President, at his home in Wilmington, to support the Build Back Better framework that the President then subsequently announced. Senator Manchin pledged repeatedly to negotiate on finalizing that framework “in good faith.”
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Was the White House warned about pushing people to the Capitol on Jan. 6?

One of the perils of our splintered media ecosystem is that it can be difficult to track information that’s novel and information that isn’t. News has a novelty bias, born in part from decades of deeply reported political coverups — we learn something that we hadn’t encountered before or that’s truly new, and it seems as though it necessarily expands the boundaries of our knowledge in a significant way. We’ve seen this repeatedly in the past decade, with huge troves of information being mined for interesting nuggets — nuggets then treated as important even when they immediately or quickly were revealed as being the opposite.

PresidentBiden Announces Key Diplomatic and AgencyNominees

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve in key roles:. Caroline Kennedy, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Commonwealth of Australia. Michelle Kwan, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Belize. Robert Wood, Nominee for Alternate Representative of...

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Yuriy Ushakov, Foreign Policy Advisor to the President ofRussia

Today, Jake Sullivan spoke with Yuriy Ushakov, Foreign Policy Advisor to President Vladimir Putin of Russia. He indicated U.S. readiness to engage in diplomacy through multiple channels, including bilateral engagement, the NATO-Russia Council, and the OSCE. He made clear that any dialogue must be based on reciprocity and address our concerns about Russia’s actions, and take place in full coordination with our European Allies and partners. He also noted that substantive progress can only occur in an environment of de-escalation rather than escalation.