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Jan 04 2023
Democrats continue handing votes to Jeffries, who has long history of denying elections
As House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy struggles to garner the 218 required votes to obtain the speaker's gavel, Democrats are repeatedly delivering votes for incoming Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, who has a history of denying the legitimacy of elections.
The final tally in the fourth round of voting on Wednesday was 201 votes for McCarthy, 212 for Jeffries, 20 for Rep.-electFox News (Online News)
Jul 06 2022
Democratic governors aren't overshadowing Biden's leadership, White House says
Democratic governors taking strong stands for gun control and abortion rights aren't usurping President Joe Biden when it comes to party leadership, the White House stressed on Wednesday.
During a press gaggle en route to Cleveland, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about Gov. J.B. Pritzker's (D-IL) statements on guns and Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D-CA) statementsWashington Examiner
Jul 21 2022
White House Urges Senate to 'Quickly' Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill
After 47 House Republicans voted Tuesday to codify same-sex marriage under the Respect for Marriage Act, the White House is urging the Senate for a quick passage of the bill Wednesday.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called the bill "personal" for President Joe Biden, who vows to sign the bill into law if it passes the 50-50 Senate.
"He is a proud champion of theNewsmax (News)
May 06 2022
Biden’s new press secretary sparks conflict-of-interest concerns over relationship with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux
President Biden’s trailblazing pick for his new press secretary is already being accused of creating troubling conflicts of interest because of her long-term relationship with star CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux.
Karine Jean-Pierre — who next Friday will be both the first black and first openly gay person to hold the key White House post — lives with the network’s national correspondentNew York Post (News)
Oct 24 2022
Biden Administration Moves Forward With Student Loan Bailout Despite Court Ruling
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said on Saturday the administration is “moving full speed ahead” on student loan debt relief, despite a federal appeals court temporarily blocking the program.
“Amid some Republicans trying every which way to block the Biden Administration’s debt relief program, the department is moving full speed ahead with preparations for the lawful implementationTownhall
Oct 12 2022
After racist leaked recording, Los Angeles City Council president takes leave; Biden calls for resignations
Leaked audio of a conversation between some of Los Angeles' top political players that included racist remarks has cascaded into multiple resignations that came to a head during a rowdy – and at times chaotic – city council meeting Wednesday.
The audio sent shockwaves through the city, which is known as a liberal hub with trendsetting progressive policies, and across the nation — evenUSA TODAY
Oct 12 2022
Biden warns there will be 'consequences' for Saudi Arabia after oil production cut
President Joe Biden warned Tuesday that Saudi Arabia would face "consequences" after OPEC+ last week announced the biggest cut in oil production since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Senior Democrats on Capitol Hill have condemned the decision by Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader of the oil-producing alliance, to reduce the global supply of petroleum. Higher oil prices are seenNBC News (Online)
Aug 10 2022
White House says Biden’s coughing fits are ‘lingering effects’ of COVID-19
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s coughing fits that have caught social media’s attention are merely the "lingering effects" of his previous COVID-19 diagnosis.
Jean-Pierre said Biden has now tested negative for four days in a row after he was seen repeatedly coughing through his speech touting the signing of the CHIPS legislationFox News (Online News)
Dec 30 2022
Fireworks by the Dozen: Here Are the Top WH Briefing Room Moments of 2022
Inside the White House Briefing Room, 2022 began with more mountain-sized word salads and dodges from Jen Psaki before shifting in May to former MoveOn.org spokeswoman and former MSNBC contributor Karine Jean-Pierre, who made waves for her stunning ineptitude and using her binder as a life raft.
Dozens of NewsBusters blogs were dedicated to the topic, so it was a challenge to narrowNewsBusters
Jul 30 2021
White House: Over 500,000 new shots recorded Friday, highest since July 1
The United States recorded more than half a million new COVID-19 vaccine shots on Friday, the highest number since July 1, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.
Why it matters: The Delta variant is continuing to spread across the United States and it now comprises over 80% of the coronavirus cases in the country, Jean-Pierre said. A report from the Centers forAxios