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President Joe Biden’s declaration in a national interview that the covid-19 pandemic is “over” has complicated his own administration’s efforts to get Congress to provide more funding for treatments and vaccines, and to get the public to go get yet another booster. Meanwhile, concerns about a return of medical inflation for the first time in …

WASHINGTON —  Millions of people in the United States will be spared from big increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation extending generous subsidies for those who buy plans through federal and state marketplaces. The sweeping climate, tax and health care bill sets aside $70 billion over the next three …

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden rattled off policy proposals in this year’s State of the Union address, he hit an emotional note when talking about veterans who suffer from cancer after serving on military bases where toxic smoke billowed from burning trash. “One of those soldiers was my son Maj. Beau Biden,” he …

Comment on this story Comment More than 80 Democratic lawmakers plan to send a letter on Tuesday urging President Biden to issue a national emergency and public health emergency declaration in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade as Biden faces increasing pressure to respond more aggressively to the Supreme Court ruling. “As we …

Placeholder while article actions load Good morning, Early Birds. This newsletter will not accept cash donations in suitcases. But we will take your tips: [email protected] Thanks for waking up with us. In today’s edition … Jan. 6 committee subpoenas former White House counsel Pat Cipollone … Tony Romm reports Democrats are forging ahead on drug …

The Biden administration is about to give one of the biggest US technological breakthroughs of the 21st century to Russia and China — free of charge. That’s not the administration’s goal, of course. But it’s the inevitable result of a proposed deal that US negotiators recently struck in Geneva, Switzerland, at the World Trade Organization. The pact would …

Japanese astronauts will ride on NASA Artemis missions to the moon, and potentially even reach the surface, amid an interagency push to expand lunar exploration. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirmed that commitment Monday (May 23) during a meeting in Tokyo, NASA and the White House said in separate announcements. A …

China and Russia sent jets over the seas in northeast Asia on Tuesday in what Japan’s defense minister called a “provocative” and “unacceptable” move as President Biden was visiting the region. Driving the news: Japan says it scrambled jets as Chinese and Russian planes neared the country’s airspace while Tokyo was hosting the leaders of …

Placeholder while article actions load When it comes to President Biden and Taiwan, a confusing pattern has developed. It repeated in Tokyo on Monday. It goes like this: Biden is asked if the United States would respond militarily if China invaded Taiwan. The president responds, “yes.” The world freaks out, wondering if there has been …

Placeholder while article actions load TOKYO — President Joe Biden on Monday is set to launch a new Indo-Pacific trade pact designed to signal U.S. dedication to the region and address the need for stability in commerce after the chaos caused by the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The White House says the new …