Unemployment benefits expire for millions without pushback from Biden

Expanded unemployment benefits that have kept millions of Americans afloat during the pandemic expired Monday, setting up an abrupt cutoff of assistance to 7.5 million people as the delta variant rattles the pandemic recovery. The end of the aid came without objection from President Joe Biden and his top economic advisers, who have become caught … Read more

In Afghan withdrawal, a Biden doctrine surfaces

Written by Helene Cooper, Lara Jakes, Michael D. Shear and Michael Crowley In the chaotic finale of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan, a Biden Doctrine is emerging: a foreign policy that avoids the aggressive tactics of forever wars and nation building, while uniting allies against the authoritarianism of rising powers. President Joe Biden began to … Read more

Joe Biden to visit all three sites of September 11 attacks: White House

US President Joe Biden will visit all three sites of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking attacks next week to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed and mark the 20th anniversary of the most lethal terrorist assault on US soil, the White House said. On Saturday, Biden and first lady Jill Biden will visit New York … Read more

Hurricane Ida death toll in Louisiana rises to 12

Hurricane Ida’s toll rose to 12 storm deaths in Louisiana on Saturday, still far outpaced by the dozens killed in flooded Northeast US states where President Biden is heading next week to assess damage. New York and New Jersey were among the four northern states that started the Labor Day holiday weekend digging through debris … Read more

Biden walks through storm-ravaged Louisiana, pledges to get people back on their feet

Giant trees knocked sideways. Homes boarded up with plywood. Off-kilter street signs. Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hardhit Louisiana neighborhood on Friday and told local residents, “I know you’re hurting, I know you’re hurting.” Biden pledged robust federal assistance to get … Read more

Biden orders declassification reviews of documents related to Sept. 11 attacks Reuters

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered reviews of the potential declassification of documents from the FBI’s investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. “When I ran for president, I made a commitment to ensuring transparency regarding the declassification of documents on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America,” Biden … Read more

Biden orders declassification reviews of documents related to Sept. 11 attacks Reuters

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered reviews of the potential declassification of documents from the FBI’s investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. “When I ran for president, I made a commitment to ensuring transparency regarding the declassification of documents on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America,” Biden … Read more

US struggles to learn who’s who in Afghan airlift of 124,000

Days after the Biden administration finished evacuating about 124,000 people from Afghanistan, it’s coming to grips with the reality that it doesn’t know who many of those people are. What’s emerging, according to government officials and advocates, is that a small percentage of the Afghan citizens who got out are the ones the US pledged … Read more

US COVID-19 booster shot campaign to start with only Pfizer: source

A White House plan to offer COVID-19 booster shots will most likely start this month only with the vaccine made by Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech (22UAy.DE), a narrower initiative than anticipated, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. President Joe Biden had expected to launch a campaign to administer 100 million booster … Read more

India & US 2+2 dialogue to be held in November: Foreign Secretary

The 2+2 dialogue between India and the United States would be held in November this year, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said. “We’re looking at the 2+2 which will happen in November. The exact dates are not yet worked out,” Shringla told a group of Indian reporters at the conclusion of his three-day visit … Read more