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Past articles by Michael:

As drug crisis rages in US, Biden meets with progressive Colombian president pushing decriminalization

President Joe Biden and Colombian President Gustavo Petro, set to meet Thursday, are at odds in their approach to fighting the war on drugs. → Read More

Biden State of the Union live updates: President to push 'blue-collar' economic blueprint

Facing a divided Congress, President Biden will use his State of the Union speech to emphasize areas where Democrats and Republicans can work together → Read More

Joe Biden to face divided Congress in second State of the Union speech: live updates

President Joe Biden will try to convince a divided Congress that they must work together when he delivers his second State of the Union Tuesday. → Read More

The State of the Union is Tuesday: Here's what you can expect from Joe Biden's speech

President Joe Biden is expected to address Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the economy, crime and bipartisanship in his State of the Union address. → Read More

Islamic State leader operating in Somalia, Bilal al-Sudani, killed by US military forces

Bilal al-Sudani, a senior Islamic State leader who operated out of Somalia, was killed in a raid, the White House said Thursday. → Read More

'Fairness and double standards': How Biden's classified documents debacle could become a political, legal liability

The discovery of classified documents in Joe Biden's private office and garage raise questions about his handling, archiving of government records. → Read More

White House refuses to answer key questions about Biden classified documents

The White House pointed to an ongoing Justice Department review, declining to answer when President Joe Biden knew about the classified documents. → Read More

Biden says he was 'surprised' government records had been found in a private office, doesn't know what's in them

Biden addressed the classified documents found in an old office while in Mexico City, where he met with the leaders of Canada and Mexico. → Read More

Biden heads to border in El Paso amid surge in illegal migrant crossings, GOP criticism

Joe Biden's trip to El Paso marks his first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since he became president wo years ago. → Read More

Pomp, pageantry, and fraternité: Memorable moments from Macron's state visit with the Bidens

Joe Biden welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House for an official state visit and dinner – the first of Biden’s presidency. → Read More

Biden pardons pair of Thanksgiving turkeys: Chocolate and Chip

Joe Biden granted presidential reprieve Monday to Chocolate and Chip, the national Thanksgiving turkey and its alternate. → Read More

US investigating reports that Russian missiles landed in NATO member Poland, killing 2

A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people, the Associated Press reported. → Read More

Amid midterm voting, Biden warns of 'chaos,' fears of political violence ahead of Nov. 8 election

Joe Biden warns Americans democracy is at risk in Nov. 8 elections amid growing concerns over political violence and threats from election deniers. → Read More

Putin proclaims he's annexing four regions of Ukraine; U.S. slaps new sanctions on Russia: Live updates

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced an illegal annexation of four Ukrainian regions. The U.S. decried his actions & levied broad new sanctions. → Read More

Russia will annex Ukrainian regions on Friday; Biden calls referenda 'a sham': Live updates

NATO called damage to the Nord Stream pipeline 'of deep concern' and vowed a response to any deliberate action against 'critical infrastructure.' → Read More

The queen is dead: Countries consider breaking from British crown now Elizabeth's reign is over

Death of Queen Elizabeth II gives countries still under British crown an opening to consider ending ties with the monarchy. → Read More

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