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President Biden to meet with port heads ahead of expected Christmas supply crunch

President Joe Biden will try to stave off the potentially politically explosive headaches Americans may face as delays threaten holiday gift-giving. → Read More

Biden enlists CEOs to pressure GOP as potential US default looms

A potential U.S. default is less than two weeks away. → Read More

Biden calls out Republicans for refusing to help raise debt ceiling

President Joe Biden on Monday called out Republicans for failing to join Democrats to raise the debt ceiling, saying they were being "hypocritical" and "reckless." → Read More

Biden agrees with France's Macron that sub snub could have been handled better

The White House and Élysée Palace struck a reconciliatory note. → Read More

Biden tries to salvage agenda threatened by Democratic infighting

President Joe Biden on Wednesday worked to salvage his legislative agenda, with a series of meetings at the White House, as the clocked ticked down. → Read More

Biden challenges UN to act together on pandemic, climate change

President Joe Biden's speech to the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday will preview "a chapter of intensive diplomacy" to address COVID-19 and climate change, officials said. → Read More

Biden has 'great confidence' in Milley after secret actions in Trump's final months

A former official told ABC News that then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper was actually the first official to initiate similar outreach to China. → Read More

Biden to survey California fire damage as he urges action on climate change

President Joe Biden On Monday headed West to survey California fire damage as he urges action on climate change. → Read More

Biden ousts Conway, Spicer, other Trump appointees from military academy boards

President Joe Biden on Wednesday ousted Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, and other Trump appointees from the boards of the nation's military academies. → Read More

A look at the men leading Taliban's 'caretaker' government in Afghanistan

Here's a look at who's who in the new Taliban "caretaker" government in Afghanistan -- including men designated by the U.S. and U.N. as terrorists -- and no women. → Read More

Biden unveils strategy to stop gun crime as summer violence spikes

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a "comprehensive strategy" to combat rising gun violence. → Read More

Bidens meet privately with Queen Elizabeth II after royal salute, inspecting guards

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited Windsor Castle. After a royal salute and inspecting the guards, they had tea privately with Queen Elizabeth II → Read More

States lead charge on policing reform while Washington stalls: 'You have to move now'

Forty states and Washington, D.C., have enacted significant policing reform legislation, according to a group tracking them. Maryland is among those at the forefront. → Read More

Biden pivots to Asia as he hosts South Korea's president

President Joe Biden planned to on Friday keep his focus on Asia, when he hosts South Korea's President Moon Jae-in at the White House. → Read More

Biden keeps to 'quiet diplomacy' as calls for Israel-Hamas cease-fire ramp up

President Joe Biden on Tuesday continued to embrace "quiet diplomacy" as calls for Israel-Hamas cease-fire ramped up. → Read More

'A great day for America,' Biden says, touting CDC's eased mask guidance

Calling it a 'great day for America,' President Joe Biden on Thursday touted what he said was a 'milestone' marking the CDC's eased mask guidance. → Read More

Biden signs executive order to improve government response to cyber attacks

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at modernizing the federal government's response to cyberattacks. → Read More

Energy secretary: No need to hoard gasoline amid pipeline shutdown

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the Colonial Pipeline "should be substantially operational by the end of this week and over the weekend.” → Read More

Biden puts bipartisanship on display as infrastructure compromise elusive

President Joe Biden planned to bring top Republicans to the White House this week. → Read More

White House acknowledges mysterious health attacks occurred in US, reviewing intel on incidents

Dozens of U.S. officials have been affected, but there's still no known cause. → Read More