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Easter or Transgender Day? Big row erupts over Joe Biden's decision

Joe Biden has been facing criticism for proclaiming Easter Sunday as the Transgender Day, despite the fact that two days coincide this year by chance.

Joe Biden-led administration also sparked outrage with their decision to ban children of the National Guard from submitting religious Easter egg designs for the 2024 “Celebrating National Guard Families” art event at the White House.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 04:41 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

Jon Stewart tears into Trump and Biden in ‘Daily Show’ return; Elon Musk reacts

Jon Stewart, who returned to host 'The Daily Show' after nine years on Monday, wasted no time in roasting US President Joe Biden and his rival Donald Trump.

Jon Stewart returns to the 'Daily Show'(THE DAILY SHOW)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 04:27 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

Jill Biden's ‘Hunger Games’ themed White House Christmas termed ‘tacky’

America's first lady Jill Biden shared a video of her Hunger Games themed White House Christmas and critics are not happy with it. Read more below.

The video showcased New York City tap company Dorrance Dance's take on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhom's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's “Nutcracker Suite.”
Published on Dec 14, 2023 10:45 PM IST
ByJahanvi Sharma

Ousted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announces he is leaving Congress this year

"I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways," McCarthy, 58, wrote.

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks with members of the media alongside Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) following passage in the House of a 45 day continuing resolution on September 30, 2023.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:12 PM IST
Reuters |

US President Joe Biden not planning to meet Chinese Premier Li at G-20 Summit

The president’s national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, briefed reporters on the summit agenda after the president left Washington for India.

President Joe Biden gestures as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.. (AP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2023 09:06 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Trump White House official convicted of contempt after defying House subpoena

A judge has ruled the executive privilege argument isn’t a defense against the charges, finding Navarro couldn’t show that Trump had invoked it.

Peter Navarro, adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, returns from a break during his trial on contempt of Congress charges for refusing to cooperate with the House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., September 7.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 02:12 AM IST
AP |

White House press secy snaps over question tying cocaine to Biden family | Watch

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to clarify whether the cocaine belonged to a Biden family member, calling the question "incredibly irresponsible."

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington.(AP)
Published on Jul 08, 2023 09:48 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

Joe Biden's domestic policy adviser Susan Rice steps down

Susan Rice previously served as national security adviser and the US ambassador to the United Nations

US' domestic policy adviser Susan Rice. (File/ AP)
Published on Apr 24, 2023 09:06 PM IST
Reuters |

Evening brief: Man driving fugitive Amritpal’s car nabbed during police chase

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Fugitive Amritpal Singh.(HT)
Published on Mar 31, 2023 05:03 PM IST

‘India will not be an ally of US, but another...’ White House official

Responding to a question on India during his appearance at the Aspen Security Forum meeting here, Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator, said that in his view India is the most important bilateral relationship for the United States in the 21st century.

Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 07:05 AM IST
PTI |

White House says committed to nominating US envoy to India: ‘Truly respect’

The White House Press Secretary made the remarks during Air Force One flight en route to Cherry Point, North Carolina.

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.(AP)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 11:14 AM IST
ANI |

113-year-old woman - was 3 when Titanic sank - dies. Watch her dance with Obama

Virginia McLaurin was three years old when the Titanic sank, 36 when World War II ended, 55 when the Civil Rights Act was signed, 59 when Dr King was assassinated, 80 when the Berlin Wall fell, 99 when the United States elected its first Black president.

Virginia McLaurin with Barack and Michelle Obama in 2016 at White House event.(The Obama White House)
Updated on Nov 16, 2022 05:35 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

After Joe Biden's ‘I have cancer’ remark creates buzz, White House says this…

The 23-second video created a stir on social media where US President Joe Biden spoke about climate crisis and global warming, and their effects on him while growing up.

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on climate change and clean energy at Brayton Point Power Station on July 20, 2022 in Somerset, Massachusetts. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 03:50 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Russian officials visited Iran to view drones, says White House

The administration released the intelligence as President Joe Biden was to meet Saturday with the leaders of six Arab Gulf countries, plus Egypt, Jordan and Iraq for a regional summit.

Russian officials visited Iran to view drones, says White House(AFP)
Published on Jul 16, 2022 02:15 PM IST
AP |

Biden taps 1st Black, LGBTQ White House press secretary

Psaki, who leaves the White House on May 13, praised her successor as a “partner in truth,” noting the significance of the history-making appointment.

Karine Jean-Pierre to be the next White House press secretary, the first Black woman and openly LGBTQ person to serve in the role. Incumbent Jen Psaki is set to leave the post next week.(AP)
Published on May 06, 2022 06:55 AM IST
AP |

Pak has been an important ally for 75 years: US’s Blinken’s message to new PM 

Amid the political turbulence in Pakistan over the last few weeks, Imran Khan had alleged an international plot over his ouster. He even named a US diplomat. 

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif gestures during the guard of honour ceremony at the Prime Minister house in Islamabad, (via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 14, 2022 06:14 AM IST

Indian American Raghavan promoted to key White House post under Biden rule

A first-generation immigrant, Raghavan was born in India, raised in Seattle and graduated from Stanford University.

A general view of the sun rising behind the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 06:21 AM IST
PTI | , Washington

Kamala Harris to get US presidential powers for a brief moment. Here's why

Biden drove early Friday to the medical center in the Washington suburbs for his first routine physical exam as president. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would be under anesthesia during the procedure and would transfer power to Harris.

Washington: Vice President Kamala Harris waves as she departs after speaking at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, (AP / File Photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 09:11 PM IST
AP |

US court grants Trump's request to halt release of White House documents

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit said Thursday, however, that it had granted what it called an administrative injunction and scheduled arguments for November 30.

Former US president Donald Trump (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 06:24 AM IST
AFP |

Biden ousts Trump-appointed officials from military academy advisory boards

White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the development and told reporters that the officials were forced out of their posts based on President Biden's “qualification requirements”.

US president Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. (Samuel Corum / BLOOMBERG)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 07:58 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

White House asks $1 billion to relocate Afghans who helped US

With the withdrawal of most American forces nearly complete, it is feared that anyone who worked with them in the long conflict could be singled out for retribution by the Taliban or other militant groups.

An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the check post on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 07:27 AM IST
Bloomberg |

White House to warn US companies about Hong Kong risks

Those risks include the Chinese government’s ability to gain access to data that foreign companies store in Hong Kong, two of the people confirmed.

The U.S. is also concerned with a new law that allows Beijing to retaliate against anyone complying with anti-China sanctions, the people said.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 11:14 PM IST
Bloomberg |

US gets special envoy for LGBTQ rights as White House marks Pride Month

Stern has also played a role when India marked a watershed moment when her writing was cited by the Indian Supreme Court in its seminal judgment decriminalizing same-sex relations and been featured in The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security (2019).

Stern, who has been assigned a diplomacy role and will make space for the representation of the queer community, is the executive director of OutRight Action International. (Photo: LGBTconstruct/ Twitter)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 05:56 PM IST
By | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

White House launches public push for child tax credit

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a recreation center in Pittsburgh as part of a broader push to promote the program in partnership with churches, schools and other organizations.

US President Joe Biden speak about the Covid-19 response and the vaccination program in the State Dining Room of the WHite House in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 01:23 AM IST
AP | , Washington

US to share millions of Covid-19 shots with Latin America, Africa and Asia

Of the 55 million remaining doses, some 41 million would be shared through COVAX, the White House said, with approximately 14 million going to Latin America and the Caribbean, some 16 million to Asia, and roughly 10 million to Africa.

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 10:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

'We remember India's generosity': US vows to deliver vaccine resources

"What we are doing is diverting our own order of our own supplies to the Serum Institute for their manufacturing," a senior administration official said, elaborating on the exact nature of the assistance that the US is providing to India in view of the recent Covid-19 surge.

President Joe Biden speaks about Covid-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. (File Photo / AP)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 01:23 PM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy

Joe Biden to hold first cabinet meeting today

"Tomorrow, the President will convene his first full Cabinet meeting, just a day after rolling out his American Jobs Plan, which will be a key topic of discussion," White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Wednesday.

Then Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden rolls up his sleeves as he addresses union workers at the Teamsters Local 249 hall during his first public event since announcing his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2019. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 01, 2021 07:41 AM IST
PTI | , Washington

'Can't be silent': Biden announces actions to respond to anti-Asian violence

The announcements on Tuesday include reinstating and reinvigorating the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), with initial focus on anti-Asian bias and violence

US President Joe Biden signs the
Published on Mar 31, 2021 07:59 AM IST
PTI | , Washington

White House says 27 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to ship out this week

White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients updated the nation's governors on the vaccine supply in a call earlier Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on board Air Force One.

While presidents typically take the Marine One helicopter for the brief trip, weather forced the president Biden to fly to Hagerstown, Maryland, via Air Force One, before taking a motorcade to the camp.(AP)
Published on Mar 23, 2021 11:49 PM IST
Reuters | , Washington

Trump's immigration policy was inhumane and ineffective: Jen Psaki

According to The Hill, Psaki responded directly to Trump during a press briefing after the former president issued a lengthy statement decrying the Biden immigration agenda.

Published on Mar 06, 2021 04:11 PM IST
ANI | , Washington
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