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Past articles by Alex:

Biden Announces Final Rules for Pension Bailout

The president says during a speech in Cleveland that pension plans can invest up to a third of the aid they receive in stocks. → Read More

Biden Faces Fresh Domestic Challenges After Europe Summits

The president now must grapple with concerns over the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling, a faltering U.S. economy and a tight window to pass legislation before the midterm elections. → Read More

U.S. to Support Ukraine for ‘As Long as It Takes,’ Biden Says

The U.S. president concluded days of summits in which nations pledged to aid Kyiv and counter Moscow, while Russian leader Vladimir Putin said “nothing has changed” in his goals in Ukraine. → Read More

Cassidy Hutchinson Went From Trump Loyalist to Testifying Against Him

The former aide rose quickly at the White House, putting her in place to witness events around the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

U.S. to Ramp Up Military Presence in Europe to Counter Russia

The U.S. will make its biggest military expansion in Europe since the Cold War, including its first permanent troop presence in Poland, as NATO prepares for two more members to join the alliance in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

G-7 Meeting to Conclude With Focus on China

The U.S. and other leading countries are set to conclude a summit with an agreement to focus on the rising challenges posed by China, even as Russia’s war in Ukraine was the most urgent concern of the gathering. → Read More

U.S. and G-7 Allies Detail Infrastructure Plan to Challenge China

The U.S. and allies laid out plans to invest billions of dollars for infrastructure projects in developing countries in an attempt to challenge a similar program by China, as they look to challenge autocracies. → Read More

G-7 Summit Brings Together Leaders Weakened by Inflation, Impatience at Home

The allies aim to project unity in their confrontation with Russia and sketch a plan for Ukraine’s reconstruction, but a grim economic and political backdrop on both sides of the Atlantic is sure to test their resolve. → Read More

G-7 to Expand Sanctions on Moscow With Ban on Russian Gold

The U.S. will join other leading countries in banning Russian gold imports, broadening a sanctions regime against Moscow as an international summit is set to begin Sunday. → Read More

Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Prompts Glee and Anger From U.S. Leaders

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the decision a historic victory, while Sens. Joe Manchin and Susan Collins criticized the justices who helped form the majority. → Read More

Mike Pence Plots 2024 Bid as Jan. 6 Hearings Remind Voters of His Break From Trump

The former vice president has been campaigning for GOP candidates—including high-profile critics of former President Donald Trump—and plans to make an economic speech Monday. → Read More

Biden Weighs Ending Some China Tariffs Soon in Response to Inflation

The administration will decide in the coming weeks on the Trump-era levies on Chinese goods to help ease inflation, as business groups push to lift them and unions seek their extension. → Read More

Jan. 6 Committee’s Focus on Trump Raises Questions About Its Ultimate Goal

Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney said the panel will use coming hearings to lay out the alleged seven-part plan by the former president to overturn his 2020 election defeat. → Read More

Rick Scott Revises Tax-Increase Proposal After Facing Criticism

The Florida senator is backing away from a proposal to require low-income Americans to pay at least some federal income tax, after facing criticism from fellow Republicans and handing an attack line to Democrats. → Read More

Biden Looks to Congress to Act on Gun Control

President Biden said he was hopeful that a divided Congress could act on gun-control measures following two mass shootings this month. → Read More

Biden to Meet With Families of Uvalde, Texas, School Shooting Victims

The president is set to travel to Texas on Sunday to meet with families of victims of the nation’s latest mass shooting, as the political debate over gun control picks up in Washington. → Read More

Blinken to Stress U.S. Remains Focused on China, Even as War Rages in Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to lay out the still-developing U.S. policy on China, which acknowledges Washington’s limited ability to alter Beijing’s behavior and focuses instead on shaping the environment around it. → Read More

House Republicans Seek Information on Hunter Biden’s Finances

The finances of the younger Mr. Biden have been a focus for Republicans for several years, including a Republican-led Senate investigation launched before the 2020 election that looked at business deals in Ukraine. → Read More

Biden, on a First Trip to Asia, Tries to Refocus on China Amid Ukraine War

President Biden heads to Asia this week for the first time since taking office, as he tries to refocus attention on a top foreign-policy priority of countering China—a task that has been overshadowed by the war in Ukraine. → Read More

Biden Book Sales Declined During His First Year in Office

President Biden earned roughly $29,500 from book sales during his first year in office, a new financial disclosure form shows—a sharp fall from the millions he made after his first White House tenure as vice president. → Read More