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Joe Biden, News UK, Politics, White House

Biden says he asks Secret Service to keep out of his room at breakfast time because he isn’t dressed

President Biden asks the Secret Service to keep out of his room at breakfast because he isn't dressed. Biden mentioned the habit while telling CNN he likes to have breakfast in his robe. The president is usually closely flanked by a detail of Secret Service agents. LoadingSomething is loading. President Joe Biden said that he asks Secret Servic...
Congress, Debt Ceiling, Democrats, Economy, infrastructure bill, Mitch McConnell, National Debt, Politics, Reconciliation, senate republicans, White House

Democrats slam Mitch McConnell for taking economy’hostage’ by rallying GOP against extending US’s ability to pay its bills on time

Democrats assailed Mitch McConnell for trying to rally Republicans against raising the debt ceiling. "He's not going to be able to hold the economy hostage," a top Democrat said Wednesday. Republicans had previously backed raising the debt ceiling under Trump. LoadingSomething is loading. Congressional Democrats slammed Senate Minority Leader M...
breakthrough cases, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, delta variant, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, President Joe Biden, Texas, White House

A White House official and a Pelosi aide both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending same reception

A White House official and an aide to Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID-19, per Axios. The Pelosi aide led a group of Texas state Democratic legislators around the Capitol this week. The White House official and the Pelosi aide attended the same reception last week. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. A Biden White House official and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID-19, according to Axios.The Pelosi aide led a group of Texas state Democratic legislators, who had fled the Lone Star State for Washington, DC, to deny Republicans a quorum on a restrictive voting bill...
coronavirus, COVID-19, Donald Trump, jen psaki, Joe Biden, Politics, PSA, Vaccine, White House

Psaki says Trump does not need’an embroidered invitation’ to make a vaccine PSA

Psaki rejected a suggestion for Biden to ask Trump to make a COVID-19 vaccine PSA. "We don't believe that requires an embroidered invitation to be a part of," she said. Every living former president, except Trump, has made such an announcement. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday dismissed a suggestion for President Joe Biden to ask former President Donald Trump to create a public service announcement calling on Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19."We've seen almost every former president play a role in putting out a PSA, making sure people understood in the country ...
COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Facebook, Joe Biden, Misinformation, Politics, Tech Insider, vaccine hesitancy, vaccine misinformation, White House

Facebook hit back at Biden, saying the White House is looking for’scapegoats for missing their vaccine goals’

President Biden said platforms like Facebook are "killing people" with vaccine misinformation. Facebook defended itself and said the White House was looking for "scapegoats." The White House failed to reach its goal of inoculating 70% of adults by July 4. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
COVID-19 vaccine, Facebook, Misinformation, Politics, Social Media, Tech Insider, vaccination, White House

Jen Psaki rejects Fox News reporter Peter Doocy’s’loaded and inaccurate’ claim that the White House is’spying’ on Facebook profiles

Jen Psaki on Friday called a Fox News reporter's question "loaded and inaccurate." The reporter, Peter Doocy, had asked whether the White House was spying on Facebook accounts. Psaki rejected the claim, saying that the profiles are public. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed a Fox News reporter's claim that the Biden administration was "spying" on Facebook accounts that spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines."For how long has the administration been spying on people's Facebook profiles looking for vaccine misinformation?" Peter Doocy, a Fox correspondent, as...
Donald Trump, Iran, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Mark Milley, Nuclear, Politics, Strike, White House

Gen. Mark Milley reportedly warned Trump not to strike Iran:’You’re gonna have a f—ing war’

Gen. Mark Milley reportedly warned Trump not to take military action against Iran. Milley told Trump "you're gonna have a f---ing war" with Iran if the US striked, per a new book. The book by the New Yorker's Susan Glasser and NYT's Peter Baker comes out next year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Top US Gen. Mark Milley feared that former President Donald Trump would take military action against Iran at the end of his presidency and repeatedly warned him not to, according to reporting for an upcoming book on the Trump presidency published in the New Yorker on Friday."If you do this, you're gonna have a f---ing war," Mi...
Facebook, Healthcare, Joe Biden, Misinformation, Politics, surgeon general, Tech Insider, Vaccine, White House

The White House isn’t letting Facebook off the hook for allowing misinformation to spread on its platforms

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday Facebook must remove misinformation quicker. Anthony Fauci said the "disparity in the willingness to be vaccinated" could lead to a COVID surge. White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain recently said Facebook is "a giant source" of vaccine misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House wants Facebook to act quicker in removing posts containing vaccine misinformation. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Facebook takes too long to remove "violative posts" during a press briefing. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said during the briefing that misinformati...
Child tax credit 2021, Democrats, Economy, Politics, President Joe Biden, Republicans, Stimulus, White House

How some families can get stimulus checks worth up to $3,200 in backpay through Biden’s child tax credit rollout

This week, the parents of about 60 million American kids will receive their first monthly child tax credit payment. The new policy offers an opportunity for eligible parents and non-parents to get stimulus payments they missed. These individuals would be eligible for all three stimulus checks, amounting to $3,200 in federal relief. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Book, capitol, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Politics, riot, Secret Service, White House

Pence refused to leave the Capitol during the January 6 riot despite Secret Service agents urging him to evacuate, saying,’I’m not getting in the car’: book

Pence did not want to leave the Capitol as rioters stormed it on January 6, a new book says. "I Alone Can Fix It" says he wanted Congress to return to finish the electoral certification. The world can't see "our process of confirming the next president can be delayed," he said. LoadingSomething is loading. ...