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Past articles by Joshua:

Biden launches a new push to limit healthcare costs, hoping to show he can save money for families

Gearing up for a 2024 reelection campaign as inflation remains a voter concern, the president has emphasized his policies to help families with expenses. → Read More

US government to award $1.7 billion to buy electric and low-emission buses

The grants will allow transit agencies and governments to buy 1,700 U.S.-built buses, and half of the vehicles will have zero carbon emissions. → Read More

President Biden talks AI with tech leaders in San Francisco

President Joe Biden ramps up his reelection effort this week with four fundraisers in the San Francisco area, as his campaign builds up its coffers and lays strategic foundations for 2024. → Read More

Biden to hold 4 fundraisers in San Francisco area as he revs up 2024 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ramps up his reelection effort this week with four fundraisers in the San Francisco area, as his campaign builds... → Read More

Debt limit deal is in place, but budget deficit is still a multi-decade challenge for US government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with the new spending restraints in the debt limit deal, the U.S. government’s deficits are still on course to keep climbing to... → Read More

Sports no sure respite from politics when title-winning athletes visit the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Calvin Coolidge wasn’t as big a baseball fan as his wife, Grace. But even Silent Cal got swept up in the excitement of the... → Read More

GOP must move off 'extreme' positions on debt limit, Biden says

President Biden says there would be no agreement to avert a catastrophic default solely on Republicans' terms. → Read More

Biden: GOP must move off 'extreme' positions, no debt limit deal solely on its 'partisan terms'

President Joe Biden says Republicans in the U.S. House must move off their “extreme positions” on the now-stalled talks over raising America’s debt limit → Read More

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy at center of last day of high-level diplomacy as G7 looks to punish Russia

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — World leaders ratcheted up pressure Sunday on Russia for its war against Ukraine, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy... → Read More

Biden aims to reassure world on US debt standoff as he consults with Indo-Pacific leaders

President Joe Biden tried to reassure world leaders meeting in Japan on Saturday that the U.S. would not default → Read More

G7 stance on China complicated by huge stakes in economic ties, cooperation on global issues

Leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies are generally united in voicing concern about China → Read More

Biden to consult with Japan's Kishida ahead of Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima

President Joe Biden arrives in Hiroshima on Thursday for global diplomacy in a Japan that has already tightened its economic and national security alliance with the U.S. He will meet privately with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida before joining t... → Read More

Biden off to Japan for Group of Seven summit, says there’s ‘work to do’ on global stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said there’s “work to do” on the global stage as he headed to Japan on Wednesday to consult with allies on Russi... → Read More

Biden, India’s Modi out to deepen their bonds, but geopolitical friendships have their limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has made it a mission for the U.S. to build friendships overseas — and the next few weeks will offer a vivid dem... → Read More

Commerce Department starts process to fund tech hubs across the US with $500 million in grants

The Commerce Department is launching the application process for cities to receive a total of $500 million in grants to become technology hubs → Read More

Why Biden is wary of using the 14th Amendment to address the debt limit crisis

President Joe Biden and his administration have been searching for ways he might act unilaterally to avoid an economic “calamity” if Congress can’t reach agreement to allow more federal borrowing → Read More

Biden goes after Republicans on debt limit in campaign-style speech

President Joe Biden is blasting Republican demands for federal spending cuts as “devastating." → Read More

Joe Biden, GOP must decide what’s on the table in debt limit meeting

As the deadline for raising the debt ceiling approaches, President Joe Biden and Republicans must come to an agreement on what measures to take to avoid defaulting on the national debt. → Read More

Deal or default? Biden, GOP must decide what's on the table

Before President Joe Biden and congressional leaders can even try to avert an unprecedented U.S. government default, their initial challenge on Tuesday will be to agree on what exactly they’re talking about as they hold their first substantive meeting ... → Read More

Chaos? Kumbaya? How the debt limit standoff might end

WASHINGTON -- Just how does this debt limit standoff end? Plenty of scenarios are being publicly and privately gamed out, but no one knows for sure. The possibilities range from kumbaya to economic chaos with plenty of possibilities in between. So far, neither President Joe Biden nor House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is giving ground ahead of talks slated for Tuesday. Biden wants to… → Read More