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Neera Tanden was the director of the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) nominee for US President Joe Biden.(Bloomberg)

White House budget chief nominee Neera Tanden withdraws nomination

Posted by Prashasti Singh | AP, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 05:50 AM IST
Her withdrawal marks the first high-profile defeat of one of Biden's nominees. Eleven of the 23 Cabinet nominees requiring Senate approval have been confirmed, most with strong bipartisan support.
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. The U.S. House passed Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief plan, spanning $1,400 stimulus checks, enhanced jobless benefits and fresh funding for vaccines and testing. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. The U.S. House passed Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief plan, spanning $1,400 stimulus checks, enhanced jobless benefits and fresh funding for vaccines and testing. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Biden has talked bigger numbers, and some Democrats are now urging him to bypass Republicans in the closely divided Congress to address a broader range of priorities urged by interest groups.
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Asked if the airstrikes influences reopening talks with Iran, Psaki said the status of that, at this point in time, remains that the US is open to having these diplomatic conversations.(REUTERS)
Asked if the airstrikes influences reopening talks with Iran, Psaki said the status of that, at this point in time, remains that the US is open to having these diplomatic conversations.(REUTERS)

Syria airstrikes: Biden protected US personnel, facilities, says White House

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:08 AM IST
On Thursday, airstrikes in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, reportedly killing one fighter and wounding several others.
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Many details of Trump’s taxes have emerged, notably in the New York Times last fall, but Vance will be receiving the returns as part of a criminal probe that looms as one of the biggest legal threats facing the former president and his company, the Trump Organization Inc.(AFP)
Many details of Trump’s taxes have emerged, notably in the New York Times last fall, but Vance will be receiving the returns as part of a criminal probe that looms as one of the biggest legal threats facing the former president and his company, the Trump Organization Inc.(AFP)

Trump taxes, long guarded, will soon be in prosecutor’s hands

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:18 AM IST
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. subpoenaed Trump’s accounting firm for eight years of records in 2019, but the then-president took the case to the US Supreme Court.
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An American flag flies at half staff outside the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.(Bloomberg)
An American flag flies at half staff outside the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.(Bloomberg)

White House officials back economist Lisa Cook for Fed Board

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 12:03 PM IST
Cook, who teaches at Michigan State University, is also on the steering committee of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a think tank co-founded by White House adviser Heather Boushey.
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US President Joe Biden waves as he arrives at Newcastle, Delaware US on February 5, 2021.(Reuters Photo )
US President Joe Biden waves as he arrives at Newcastle, Delaware US on February 5, 2021.(Reuters Photo )

Joe Biden back in Delaware with moving on his weekend to-do list

AP, Wilmington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 08:25 AM IST
Joe Biden and his aides have been meticulous about how they go about their business as they try to reduce the chances of infection among White House staffers.
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US President Joe Biden speaks at the State Department in Washington, DC. (Bloomberg File Photo )
US President Joe Biden speaks at the State Department in Washington, DC. (Bloomberg File Photo )

Joe Biden says Donald Trump should not receive intelligence briefings

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 06:13 AM IST
President Joe Biden said his predecessor, Donald Trump, should not receive the intelligence briefings that are typically given to former presidents because of his “erratic behavior.”
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A former senator himself, Biden has avoided saying whether he thinks the Senate should convict Trump(REUTERS)
A former senator himself, Biden has avoided saying whether he thinks the Senate should convict Trump(REUTERS)

Bidens bring an unexpected piece of furniture to White House

AP, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 04:46 PM IST
  • Upstairs in the family residence, the bed is set for the president's youngest grandchild, Beau Biden Jr. The baby was born last year to Biden's only surviving son, Hunter Biden, brother of Beau Biden, the president's other son, who died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46.
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The image shows Leela running around the White House.(Instagram/@meena)
The image shows Leela running around the White House.(Instagram/@meena)

Kamala Harris’ niece Meena Harris posts cute clip of her daughter at White House

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:48 PM IST
“Visiting Auntie at her new job,” reads the adorable caption shared alongside the post.
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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden poses with his new rescue dog Major while adopting it from the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. November 16, 2018. Picture taken November 16, 2018. (via REUTERS)
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden poses with his new rescue dog Major while adopting it from the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. November 16, 2018. Picture taken November 16, 2018. (via REUTERS)

First dogs Major and Champ move in to the White House after 'indoguration'

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Major, a German Shepherd, will be the first rescue dog ever to live in the White House. The Bidens adopted him in November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association. Champ, also a German Shepherd, joined the family in 2008.
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The image shows Joe Biden with a doggo.(Twitter/@NaomiBiden)
The image shows Joe Biden with a doggo.(Twitter/@NaomiBiden)

Joe Biden's dog Major welcomed to White House by Josh Groban at 'indoguration'

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Singer Josh Groban closed the ceremony with the rewrite of (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page, changing the lyrics to "I'm adopting that doggie in the window."
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Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber after breaching the halls of the Capitol in Washington.(AP)
Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber after breaching the halls of the Capitol in Washington.(AP)

White House officials, advisers believe Capitol attack taints Trump’s political future

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:11 PM IST
The Republican president has dangled the possibility of running for president in 2024, and political operatives had expected him to exert influence over the Republican Party for years to come.
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Police officers stand guard as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington.(REUTERS)
Police officers stand guard as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington.(REUTERS)

US Capitol hill storming: Police officer’s death intensifies siege questions

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:34 PM IST
The US Capitol Police said in a statement that Officer Brian D. Sicknick was injured “while physically engaging with protesters” during the Wednesday riot. He is the fifth person to die because of the melee.
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US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)

Capitol siege raises security concerns for Joe Biden inaugural

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office from the Capitol’s West Front, one of the very locations where a violent mob overpowered police and stormed the building.
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US President Donald Trump gives an address, a day after his supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington.(VIA REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump gives an address, a day after his supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington.(VIA REUTERS)

Donald Trump returns to Twitter as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bans him for ‘fanning the flames’

By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Twitter unlocked the president’s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account, which has 88 million followers, after Trump removed three rule-breaking tweets. His first post back on the platform featured a video in which he said he was focused on a peaceful transition of power and which was viewed 1.4 million times within 15 minutes of posting.
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Pottinger, a former Reuters and Wall Street Journal reporter who left journalism to join the US Marines after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States in 2001, had served in the White House since the beginning of Trump’s presidency in 2017.(REUTERS)
Pottinger, a former Reuters and Wall Street Journal reporter who left journalism to join the US Marines after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States in 2001, had served in the White House since the beginning of Trump’s presidency in 2017.(REUTERS)

US Capitol violence: Deputy NSA and top China adviser Matt Pottinger resigns

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:34 PM IST
The official said the team has been making sure there are no foreign threats to the United States prior to the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden, who will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
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Trump supporters turned out in the thousands and heard the president urge them to march on the Capitol building to express their anger at the voting process and to pressure their elected officials to reject the results.(Reuters)
Trump supporters turned out in the thousands and heard the president urge them to march on the Capitol building to express their anger at the voting process and to pressure their elected officials to reject the results.(Reuters)

Trump summoned supporters to ‘wild’ protest and told them to fight. They did

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Donald Trump, who has refused to concede his loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, had urged his supporters multiple times to come to Washington for a rally on Wednesday, the day the US House of Representatives and Senate were scheduled to certify the results of the Electoral College.
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Analysts said there had been some concern that a clean sweep for the Democrats -- taking the White House and both houses of Congress -- would lead to higher taxes and regulation.(AP)
Analysts said there had been some concern that a clean sweep for the Democrats -- taking the White House and both houses of Congress -- would lead to higher taxes and regulation.(AP)

Democrats’ sweep lifts markets on hopes for even more US stimulus

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:08 PM IST
The news allowed investors to look past extraordinary events in Washington, where pro-Donald Trump protesters stormed the Capitol Building and delayed the ratification of Biden’s November victory.
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Pepper spray is used against demonstrators as they breach the US Capital building grounds in Washington.(Bloomberg)
Pepper spray is used against demonstrators as they breach the US Capital building grounds in Washington.(Bloomberg)

Top White House officials led by O’Brien consider resigning

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:15 AM IST
Those who are discussing stepping down include National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and his deputy, Matt Pottinger, the people said. Also considering resigning is Chris Liddell, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for policy coordination, the people said.
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Donald Trump falsely claimed that he won the election as he spoke on an outdoor stage framing the White House.(AFP)
Donald Trump falsely claimed that he won the election as he spoke on an outdoor stage framing the White House.(AFP)

Mike Pence disagrees after Donald Trump denies he lost

By Agencies | Washington, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:43 AM IST
Crowds gathered at the “Save America March” wore Trump-approved red baseball caps and cheered as Trump repeated the groundless conspiracy theories that have consumed his final days in office.
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Democrat Raphael Warnock won the first of two critical runoff elections in Georgia that will decide control of the US Senate at the outset of Joe Biden's presidency.(AFP file)
Democrat Raphael Warnock won the first of two critical runoff elections in Georgia that will decide control of the US Senate at the outset of Joe Biden's presidency.(AFP file)

Democrats win one Georgia runoff election, poised to pick the second

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:14 PM IST
If Democrats secure victories in the two seats, they will wrest control of the Senate from Republicans and complete a trifecta, with the House of Representatives and the White House already in the bag, starting January 20.
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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump waves flags while protesting at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Washington's mayor, Muriel Bowser, urged residents not to engage with any protesters "seeking confrontation" and requested National Guard help in anticipation of potential violence in tied to protests as Congress meets to certify Joe Biden as the next U.S. president. Photographer: Erin Scott/Bloomberg
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump waves flags while protesting at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Washington's mayor, Muriel Bowser, urged residents not to engage with any protesters "seeking confrontation" and requested National Guard help in anticipation of potential violence in tied to protests as Congress meets to certify Joe Biden as the next U.S. president. Photographer: Erin Scott/Bloomberg

Congress set to confirm Joe Biden’s electoral win over Donald Trump

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:44 AM IST
Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is all but certain to fail, defeated by bipartisan majorities in Congress prepared to accept the results.
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President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.(Reuters File Photos)
President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.(Reuters File Photos)

Top Georgia election official says White House pushed him to take Trump call

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Two Democratic members of Congress asked FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday to investigate the call.
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for US Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Atlanta.(AP)
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for US Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Atlanta.(AP)

In Georgia, Joe Biden’s presidency meets early defining moment

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Atlanta
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Two runoffs Tuesday in Georgia will decide which party controls the Senate and, thus, how far the new president can reach legislatively on issues such as the pandemic, health care, taxation, energy and the environment.
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US President Donald Trump ignores shouted questions from reporters as he walks towards the White House from Marine One with first lady Melania Trump after returning from Mar-A-Lago on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump ignores shouted questions from reporters as he walks towards the White House from Marine One with first lady Melania Trump after returning from Mar-A-Lago on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Trump extends ban on H1-B visas by three months

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:58 PM IST
The freeze on various categories of work visas was ordered by Trump through two proclamations on April 22 and June 22 last year.
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US President Donald Trump arrived at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida after dark on December 23.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump arrived at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida after dark on December 23.(REUTERS)

No reason given for Trump cutting short his Florida vacation amid tensions with Iran

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Florida
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:24 PM IST
There is concern in Washington that Iran could order further military retaliation for the killing of top Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani.
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Democrat-controlled House has already passed the measure for $2,000 cheques requested by US President Donald Trump.(AP)
Democrat-controlled House has already passed the measure for $2,000 cheques requested by US President Donald Trump.(AP)

Unlikely alliance of Trump, Democrats over $2,000 cheques: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:41 PM IST
In a statement released by White House, Trump had assured that the Senate will process for a vote to increase coronavirus aid to individuals from $600 to $2,000.
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US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden to block still-pending Trump administration regulations

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:09 AM IST
Jen Psaki, incoming White House press secretary, said the move will curb “midnight” regulations and actions. She cited a Trump Labor Department plan to make it easier for companies to classify employees as contractors, who typically don’t get overtime pay or health benefits.
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US President Donald Trump said that he was signing the bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, and provide rental assistance.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump said that he was signing the bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, and provide rental assistance.(REUTERS)

Millions of Americans may not receive financial aid for 2020’s final week. Here’s why

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:20 PM IST
The latest Covid-19 stimulus package has ensured that an estimated 12 million people under two key pandemic unemployment programs will now receive payments for another 11 weeks.
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US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)

Millions of Americans risk losing jobless benefits as Trump refuses to sign aid bill

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:31 AM IST
Trump stunned Republicans and Democrats alike when he said this week he was unhappy with the massive bill, which provides $892 billion in badly needed coronavirus relief, including extending special unemployment benefits expiring on Dec. 26, and $1.4 trillion for normal government spending.
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