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Recent articles by Michael:

Prescription drugs, taxes, climate change: What the Inflation Reduction Act will mean for you

From energy use to health care costs to taxes, the Inflation Reduction Act will impact Americans' lives in many different ways. → Read More

Biden travels to Kentucky to survey damage from recent flash floods, mudslides

At least 37 people were killed and many others have been displaced from their homes following devastating flash floods in southeastern Kentucky. → Read More

Biden tests negative for COVID-19 but will continue isolation, pending a second negative test

Biden has been isolated in the White House since last Saturday after experiencing a rebound case of COVID-19 tied to his use of Paxlovid. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, angering China, which warns she's 'playing with fire'

Pelosi is the highest ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years. China said the trip infringes on its sovereignty and warned of consequences. → Read More

Biden experiencing 'very mild' symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19: live updates

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning, despite extra precautions taken to protect against highly transmissible strains. → Read More

Biden to sign executive order protecting abortion access after SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade

President Joe Biden's executive order seeks to safeguard access to reproductive health care services, including abortion and contraception. → Read More

Boris Johnson to resign as UK prime minister after deluge of scandals stirs clamor for his ouster

Boris Johnson, in power since 2019, said the process to choose his Conservative Party successor would begin immediately. → Read More

US to drop COVID testing requirement for international flyers Sunday

The CDC will not require pre-departure COVID testing for U.S.-bound air travelers, starting June 12, according to a senior administration official. → Read More

In Uvalde, Biden will walk into a mix of grief, anger, political attacks and broken hearts

President Joe Biden is visiting Uvalde, Texas just days after a horrific school shooting where 19 fourth grade children and two teachers were killed. → Read More

'There's too much violence': President Biden to meet with grieving families in Uvalde: Updates

President Joe Biden will meet with grieving families in Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday. He'll also visit a memorial site at Robb Elementary School. → Read More

Biden to address Naval Academy, Delaware commencements over Memorial Day weekend

President Joe Biden will address the graduating classes at the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Delaware over Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

Biden to sign order on policing reform on two-year anniversary of George Floyd killing

President Joe Biden's policing order will limit use of force, call for national accreditation standards and create a database of police misconduct. → Read More

Major internet providers to slash cost of broadband service for low-income Americans

Millions of Americans will be able to get high-speed internet for no more than $30 a month under a deal President Joe Biden will announce Monday. → Read More

'This fight is not cheap': Biden's biggest aid request yet heads to Congress, along with sanctions plan

Aid package would more than double $13.6 billion in defense and economic funding Congress passed last month for Ukraine and Western allies. → Read More

President Biden earned $610,710 in 2021, paid 25% in federal taxes, returns show

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden paid $150,439 in federal income taxes last year after earning $610,702, tax returns show. → Read More

Biden to unveil new federal regulations targeting ghost guns amid rise of gun violence

New rules will require serial numbers be added to firearms assembled from do-it-yourself kits and background checks for people who purchase them. → Read More

Biden to release up to 180 million barrels of oil from reserve to drive down gas prices

President Joe Biden's actions will represent the largest release from the strategic reserve in its nearly 50-year history. → Read More

Biden budget calls for income tax on wealthiest Americans, more police spending in 2023

President Joe Biden's spending plan for the coming fiscal year will serve as a starting point for negotiations with Congress. → Read More

Russia's signals of shifting goals in Ukraine met with skepticism; Biden to meet with refugees: Live updates

President Joe Biden on Saturday will cap his European trip talking to Ukrainian refugees in Poland and delivering a speech. Live updates → Read More

Biden heads to Poland for meetings on war’s humanitarian crisis: Live Ukraine updates

President Joe Biden will travel to Poland for a briefing on the humanitarian crisis sparked by the month-old war in Ukraine. Friday updates. → Read More