The Press Secretary to the US President typically dispenses news from the White House lectern, but Biden’s new aide is making news. Karine Jean-Pierre will be the first Black and openly lesbian person to serve as White House press secretary in what is arguably the most diverse administration in US history.
More than 20 WHCA-related parties are being staged around Washington before and after the major event on Saturday night and multiple senior administration officials will attend as well as a smattering of celebrities from the entertainment world.
The US stands ready to support India in diversifying its energy imports, the White House has said, reiterating its desire that New Delhi does not purchase oil from Russia amid American sanctions on Moscow for attacking Ukraine.
“Vice President Biden,” Obama began on taking the microphone, before correcting himself to laughter, saying “that was a joke.” Biden prolonged the quip by introducing himself as “Barack Obama’s vice president.”
Student loan payments were scheduled to resume May 1 after being halted since early in the pandemic. But following calls from Democrats in Congress, the White House plans to give borrowers additional time to prepare for payments.
Daleep Singh discussed goals, mechanisms of US sanctions imposed on Russia during India visit: White House
Top Indian-American US advisor Daleep Singh was in New Delhi this week to discuss ways to deepen US-India economic cooperation and advance their shared interest in a free and open Indo-Pacific, the White House said on Friday in a readout of the visit. The White House described the conversations as productive and said both sides …
State media photographs showed Kim, wearing his customary black leather jacket and dark sunglasses, striding across the tarmac in front of a huge missile, with other images of him cheering and celebrating the test launch with uniformed military top brass.
Absence of clear denunciation of Russia by China flies in the face of everything Beijing stands for: White House
Nearly a year after passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the administration says the federal government has nearly used up the money dedicated directly to Covid-19 response. More money from Congress is urgently needed to buy antibody treatments, preventative pills for the immunocompromised and to fund community testing sites, officials say.
India-US partnership rooted in responsibility to uphold democratic values: White House greetings on R-Day
The partnership between India and the United States is rooted in their shared responsibility to uphold democratic values, the White House said on Tuesday as it greeted the people of India on the occasion of the country’s 73rd Republic Day.