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Robert K. Hur, former U.S. attorney for Maryland, spoke at a press conference in the Maryland State House in November 2021. Hur has been appointed special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland to head up an investigation into President Joe Biden's handing of classified documents found at his Wilmington, Del., residence and at a pre-presidential office in Washington, D.C. (Photo from the Executive Office of the Governor of Maryland)

White House defends delay in revealing classified documents at Biden private office, home

BY: - January 17, 2023

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday defended sitting on information about Obama administration classified documents found at President Joe Biden’s private residence and a think tank, saying officials are attempting to balance working with the Justice Department and sharing information publicly.  “We understand that there’s a tension between the need to be cooperative with […]

Sunrise hits the side of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the West Wing of the White House. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

White House keys in on mayors and mayors-elect for D.C. forum on federal funding

BY: - December 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Mayors from throughout the United States will sit down with senior Biden administration officials Friday for a half-day forum on how their cities can access resources within the COVID-19 aid bill, bipartisan infrastructure law and Democrats’ signature health care and climate change package known as the Inflation Reduction Act.  The meetings, which will […]

Manchin seeks bipartisan ‘sweet spot’ for a new try at his energy permitting bill

BY: - September 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators from both parties said Wednesday they hope to negotiate an energy permitting reform bill yet this year, reviving efforts to streamline the process after West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III had to pull back his plan amid broad opposition.  The Manchin proposal was attached to a must-pass government funding bill […]

College officials attend White House meeting on how to curb monkeypox on campus

BY: - August 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — The White House held a virtual meeting Thursday with more than 1,000 college and university officials to help them prepare for a school year when monkeypox cases are expected to crop up on campus.  The Biden administration’s monkeypox and COVID-19 response teams as well as representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and […]