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Economy Apr 12WATCH: Biden tells execs U.S. needs to invest, lead in computer chips
President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.
Nation Apr 08Number of kids alone at border hit all-time high in March
The U.S. government picked up nearly 19,000 children traveling alone across the Mexican border in March, authorities said Thursday, the largest monthly number ever recorded and a major test for President Joe Biden as he reverses many of his predecessor's…
Politics Apr 08WATCH: Biden tightens some gun controls, says much more needed
President Joe Biden, in his first major gun control measures since taking office, is announcing executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing what the White House calls a "gun violence public health epidemic."…
Health Apr 06WATCH: Biden to move COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date to April 19
President Joe Biden is set to announce that he's shaving about two weeks off his May 1 deadline for states to make all adults eligible for coronavirus vaccines.
Politics Mar 23WATCH: Biden to expand ‘Obamacare’ by cutting health insurance costs
President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday that his $1.9 trillion rescue package would build on the promise of the Affordable Care Act, the hallmark legislation of Barack Obama's presidency that became law 11 years ago.
Nation Mar 09Child tax credit expansion sets up showdown with GOP
The massive coronavirus relief plan making its way to President Joe Biden’s desk includes a plan to temporarily raise the child tax credit that could end up permanently changing the way the country deals with child poverty.
Science Mar 04WATCH: Biden lauds NASA team for giving U.S. ‘dose of confidence’
The NASA rover traveled some 300 million miles in nearly seven months, as part of an ongoing quest to study whether there was once life on the planet.
Politics Mar 02Budget nominee Neera Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition
President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets.
Politics Mar 02Biden’s Cabinet half-empty after slow start in confirmations
President Joe Biden's Cabinet is taking shape at the slowest pace of any in modern history, with fewer than a dozen nominees for top posts confirmed more than a month into his tenure.
Politics Feb 24Biden’s White House budget office nominee facing new hurdles after Senate panels delay meetings
Tanden's confirmation was thrown into doubt over the last week when Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he could not support Tanden and then several moderate Republican senators also said they'd vote against her.