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Wall Street Journal

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Recent articles by Ken:

White House Considering Richard Cordray as Top Fed Banking Regulator

The Ohio attorney served as the first confirmed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. → Read More

Biden to Name Mitch Landrieu to Lead Roughly $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

The former Louisiana lieutenant governor led the city of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018. → Read More

Biden Campaigns With McAuliffe Ahead of Virginia Governor Election

Polls have shown a tight race leading up to the Nov. 2 vote, which is seen as a political barometer before the midterm elections. → Read More

Biden Says Witnesses Who Defy Jan. 6 Panel’s Subpoenas Should Be Prosecuted

House Democrats are seeking contempt of Congress charge against former Trump aide Steve Bannon. → Read More

U.S. Border to Open to International Travelers With Proof of Vaccination

The new policy will affect both air and land border travelers, who will need to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. → Read More

Commission on Changing Supreme Court Skeptical About Adding Justices

A commission formed by President Biden to study potential change expressed concerns over calls to expand the size of the court, with some members warning it would “undermine, rather than enhance” its legitimacy. → Read More

Biden to Nominate Nicholas Burns as U.S. Ambassador to China

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is slated to be top diplomat in Japan. → Read More

White House Urges OPEC to Boost Oil Output Amid Covid-19 Economic Recovery

National security adviser Jake Sullivan said recent planned production increases by OPEC would “not fully offset previous production cuts.” → Read More

Biden Sanctions Belarus Olympic Committee, Companies

The U.S. president also signed an executive order enhancing his ability to punish the government of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. → Read More

Long Covid May Qualify as Disability, Biden Administration Says

Administration released guidance saying long Covid could be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act law if it limits a major life activity. → Read More

Biden and Eric Adams to Discuss Curbing Gun Violence

The president will meet with the Democratic nominee for New York City mayor, Attorney General Merrick Garland and local leaders. → Read More

Biden Hires Neera Tanden to Serve as Senior Adviser

Neera Tanden, who withdrew her nomination to serve as President Biden’s budget director amid opposition in Congress, will serve as a senior adviser on healthcare and internet access. → Read More

What Time Is Biden’s Speech Tonight? How to Watch President’s Address to Congress

The president’s first address to a joint session of Congress will give him a chance to discuss his first 100 days and his legislative agenda before a prime-time audience. Here’s when and how to watch. → Read More

Biden to Travel to United Kingdom, Belgium in June

In his first overseas trip as president he will attend the G-7 summit in England, the White House says. → Read More

Biden Says He Is Praying for ‘Right Verdict’ in Murder Trial of Derek Chauvin

The president also said he spoke to the family of George Floyd this week. → Read More

Biden Urges Broad View of Infrastructure in Pushing $2.3 Trillion Package

Seeking to build support for his proposal, the president argues that investing in areas like broadband, electric vehicles and elderly care is critical to the U.S. workforce and the nation’s global competitiveness. → Read More

Biden to Say All U.S. Adults Should Be Eligible for Covid-19 Vaccine by April 19

The president will also say that the U.S. has surpassed 150 million shots since he took office, the official said. → Read More

Biden Invites Putin, Xi and Other World Leaders to Climate Summit

President Biden has invited 40 world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping to participate in a virtual climate summit in April, the White House said. → Read More

Biden Says Gov. Andrew Cuomo Should Resign if Investigation Confirms Allegations by Several Women

President Biden said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign if an investigation confirms the allegations of inappropriate behavior made against him by multiple women. → Read More

Biden Sees ‘No Time to Waste,’ Urges Senate to Pass $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Stimulus Package

President Biden urged the Senate to take quick action after the House passed his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, as Democrats faced intraparty rifts over the future of a worker-pay increase. → Read More