President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Israel had “a right to defend itself” from rockets from Hamas, but made no mention of the dozens of Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes in recent days.When a reporter asked if he was “concerned about the violence in the Middle East” and whether he had spoken to officials in the region, Biden said he had spoken to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that his “hope is that we’ll see this coming to a conclusion sooner than later.” “My expectation and hope is that this will be closing down sooner than later, but Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory,” Biden said, adding that his national security and defense staff have been in “constant contact” with Israel and other nations in the region.
Colonial Pipeline, operator of the largest U.S. fuel pipeline, said Wednesday it is restarting operations after being shut down for five days due to a cyberattack.The company hired Mandiant, an Alexandria, Virginia, cybersecurity firm, to deal with the incident.In its statement, the company thanked the White House, FBI and various U.S. agencies for help in dealing with the attack.
Biden, 78, is the oldest U.S. president to hold office."The President is planning to have a checkup later this year, and the results will be released to the public," a White House spokesman said in a statement to PEOPLE.Reporters have asked the White House on several occasions in the past two months about when the president's first physical will be scheduled.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Wednesday his administration is in "very close contact" with Colonial Pipeline after a cyberattack disrupted fuel deliveries and threatened a gas shortage across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in recent days."We have been in very, very close contact with Colonial Pipeline, which is the one area you’re talking about - one of the reasons gasoline prices are going up," Biden told reporters during remarks on the COVID-19 vaccine campaign.
Citing current and former officials, the Times reported that the increased number of personnel, who worked in the CIA, the State Department and the Defense Department came amid a review by the Biden administration that extended to Europe and Asia.Since December, at least three CIA officers have experienced serious health issues from their time overseas, requiring them to undergo outpatient treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
President Joe Biden pushed to keep Americans optimistic after his White House warned for days that consumers shouldn't panic buy gas."I think you are going to hear some good news in the next 24 hours," Biden said on Wednesday."I think we’re going to be getting that under control."
'His mental and physical condition cannot be ignored': More than 120 retired generals and admirals sign open letter questioning Biden's mental health and backing election fraud claims
A group of more than 120 retired military officers have written President Joe Biden to tell him his election was less than legitimate – while questioning his mental acuity.The letter echoes former President Donald Trump's claims of widespread election fraud – which have not been borne out in the courts – and comes on a day when Rep. Liz Cheney ripped Trump for his claim that the election was 'stolen.'
Biden Announces ‘Groundbreaking’ Third Batch of Nominees for Federal Judgeships — Here’s What We Know
“These individuals embody President Biden’s commitment to ensure that his judicial nominees represent not only the excellence but the diversity of our nation with respect to both personal and professional backgrounds,” the White House said in a press release that described the choices as “groundbreaking.” The latest batch of jurists brings Biden to a total of 20 federal judicial nominees since taking office.
Chief medical adviser to the president has served under six White House administrations Dr Anthony Fauci has revealed the piece of advice that he has relied on every time he has entered the White House throughout his career.The chief medical adviser to the president shared the career advice while speaking with CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta on Clubhouse on Tuesday.
Kamala Harris Hosts Vaccine Discussion with Celebrities Including Kim Kardashian, Joe Jonas and Camila Cabello
Harris was joined by Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith, senior advisor to the administration's COVID-19 response team, for the event."I wanted to come together with you this afternoon to talk about where we are in terms of how we are dealing with the pandemic and I'm going to have some asks of you at the end," Harris, 56, said to kick off the event.
President Biden on Wednesday touted the authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15 as a "giant step" in fighting COVID-19 and urged that age group to get vaccinated right away.The comments at the White House came shortly after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel voted to recommend the vaccine for adolescents.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged parents to get their children vaccinated after a key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel endorsed the use of Pfizer's and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15.Earlier Wednesday, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, issued its recommendation, which was adopted 14-0 with one abstention.
Biden says 'Israel has a right to defend itself' after speaking with Netanyahu as conflict escalates
Biden said Israel "has a right to defend itself" after speaking with Netanyahu.His administration is sending an envoy to the region as part of an effort to de-escalate tensions.The recent violence marks the worst fighting the region has seen in years.See more stories on Insider's business page.
Bipartisan infrastructure deal unlikely as GOP leaders draw ‘red line’ on tax hikes in meet with Biden
President Biden’s push for a bipartisan infrastructure plan took a serious hit Wednesday as the two top Republicans in Congress told him they’ll refuse to consider any proposal that reverses the 2017 tax cuts, likely forcing Democrats to go it alone on the massive legislation.
A federal vaccine advisory committee overwhelmingly endorsed the use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in teens aged 12 to 15.The advisory committee’s recommendation, which CDC Director Rochelle Walensky officially adopted Wednesday night, clears the way for roughly 17 million young teens to be vaccinated nationwide starting this week.
Biden threatens to pass huge infrastructure bill without Republicans if needed after high stakes White House meeting
Biden threatens to pass infrastructure bill without GOP support ‘I’m not going to give up on a whole range of things that go to the question of productivity, jobs, and employment’ Joe Biden has vowed to pass a massive infrastructure bill without GOP support if necessary, after a high stakes meeting at the White House with top Republicans.
Meeting attendees included Vice President Kamala Harris; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat; Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican; and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican."I think that it is safe to say there is certainly a bipartisan desire to get an outcome," McConnell said.