Joey Garrison, USA TODAY

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Past articles by Joey:

White House promises 'appropriate consequences' if cocaine came from staffer

"We have rigorous drug use policies here at the White House," national security adviser Jake Sullivan said. "We take those extremely seriously." → Read More

Where was the cocaine found in the White House? A lobby where visitors enter West Wing

The Secret Service is investigating how the cocaine got into the White House. → Read More

Biden says he will explore new path to forgive student loans after Supreme Court defeat

President Biden said he will pursue canceling student loan debt through an alternative legal authority after his defeat in the Supreme Court. → Read More

Biden White House doubles down on 'MAGA' attacks despite Hatch Act warning

White House officials have continued using the term "MAGA" to attack Republicans despite a Hatch Act warning against it, prompting a new complaint. → Read More

The next Georgia? Biden campaign targets North Carolina to reshape 2024 electoral map

North Carolina's booming suburbs and abortion fight make it a prime 2024 target for the Biden campaign. But Democrats have fallen short there before. → Read More

No default, but not everyone emerged a winner from debt ceiling deal

While the worst outcome was avoided in the months-long debt ceiling saga, some emerged better off than others from the deal that avoided default. → Read More

'Dangerous precedent?' How the averted debt ceiling crisis could become new Washington norm

President Joe Biden has said he will explore challenging the constitutionality of the debt ceiling. Legal experts say the undertaking is problematic. → Read More

President Biden warns artificial intelligence could 'overtake human thinking'

President Biden's comments on artificial intelligence marked his most direct warning yet on growing concerns about the rise of AI. → Read More

President Biden trips and falls while handing out diplomas at Air Force Academy graduation

President Joe Biden took a dramatic fall while passing out diplomas after giving the commencement address at the Air Force Academy. → Read More

Debt ceiling deal passes House by wide margin, heads to Senate as June 5 default looms

The House voted overwhelmingly, 314-117, to suspend the debt ceiling and cut spending. Strong majorities from both parties voted for the deal. → Read More

Biden, McCarthy strike deal to raise debt ceiling, cut spending

The tentative deal would raise the limit on how much the government can borrow through the end of 2024. → Read More

4 extra days: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen issues new potential date for looming default

President Joe Biden and congressional leaders head into Memorial Day with progress but still no deal on raising the debt ceiling. → Read More

Biden, McCarthy getting ‘closer’ to debt ceiling deal before clock runs out

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have made progress on finding an agreement on annual spending caps, according to a source. → Read More

Biden nominates history-making fighter pilot as next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman

If confirmed, it would mark the first time the U.S. has had a Black Joint Chiefs of Staff and Black Defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, serving at the same time. → Read More

Biden says 'it's time to act' on gun reform, marking one year since Uvalde school shooting

"There will come a point where our voices are so loud, our determination so clear, it can longer be stopped," President Joe Biden said of gun reform. → Read More

Biden, McCarthy have 'productive' debt ceiling meeting, but still lack deal as default looms

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he and President Joe Biden had a "productive discussion" Monday on the debt ceiling but still lack an agreement. → Read More

Biden dials up pressure as he goes mano-a-mano with McCarthy in debt ceiling fight

President Joe Biden said Republicans must abandon "extreme positions" on the debt ceiling as he shifted to a get-tough approach in negotiations. → Read More

This week in politics: Debt ceiling deal hits a snag; two congressional staffers attacked

Debt ceiling negotiations came to an abrupt halt Friday as Republican negotiators walked out of a closed-door meeting with White House officials. → Read More

Debt ceiling negotiations between White House, Republicans hit a snag heading into weekend

A top Republican negotiator said Friday it's time to "press pause." The White House said "real differences" with Republicans remain. → Read More

Biden pushes back at tougher work requirements for welfare pushed by Republicans in debt-ceiling talks

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that any changes to welfare programs he agrees to would be "not anything of consequence." → Read More