Brazil's Lula to visit Biden on Feb. 10
WASHINGTON — (AP) — President Joe Biden will host Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for meetings on Feb. 10, the White House announced, a month after the storming of government buildings in the Brazilian capital by far-right protesters. They are also set to discuss climate change, migration, economic development and security matters. Lulu replaced President Jair Bolsonaro, who left Brazil for Florida on Dec. 30, two days before Lula's inauguration. The action was sharply condemned by Biden, who pledged U.S. assistance. It had echoes of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump after he lost his reelection bid.wftv.com
Musk, top Biden aides meet in Washington, talk electric cars
WASHINGTON — (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk and a pair of top aides to President Joe Biden met in Washington on Friday to discuss the electric vehicle industry and the broader goal of electrification. Musk and Biden did not meet, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. Landrieu oversees federal spending on infrastructure, which included financial help for the electric vehicle industry. Asked whether the meeting signaled a new phase in White House relations with Musk, Jean-Pierre said it “says a lot” about how Biden sees the importance of both pieces of legislation. “I think it's important that his team, senior members of his team, had a meeting with Elon Musk,” she said.wftv.com
Despite concerns from state, local Democrats, WH says immigration efforts are working
During a White House briefing on Friday, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to a question from Yahoo News Senior White House Correspondent Alex Nazaryan about concerns from New York City Mayor Eric Adams about the Biden administration’s ability to handle a new surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Jean-Pierre contended that the administration’s efforts have helped to reduce illegal immigration at the southern border.news.yahoo.com
Karine Jean-Pierre responds to Paul Pelosi bodycam release: A 'miracle' he wasn't 'more seriously injured'
Karine Jean-Pierre said that it's a "miracle" that Paul Pelosi didn't get more serious injuries as the result of an Oct. 22 attack in San Francisco after body camera video of the incident was released.foxnews.com
White House: Biden takes classified info 'very seriously' as more docs turn up: 'searched their sock drawer'
The White House reiterated that President Biden takes classified information "very seriously" on Monday after the latest batch of documents were discovered at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.foxnews.com
‘Which Four-Letter Word Did You Use?’: Reporter Ribs White House Press Secretary over Reaction to Classified Documents Discovery
A reporter joked at a briefing with the White House press team Monday about their mounting public relations nightmare as President Biden's classified documents scandal has escalated in recent days.news.yahoo.com
Experts weigh in on Biden's response to classified documents scandal: White House has 'lost control'
Communications experts weighing in on the White House's response since knowledge of Biden's classified documents came to light in early January say that the administration's response has been lackluster.foxnews.com
White House to McCarthy: No negotiations on debt limit
WASHINGTON — (AP) — The White House said Friday that President Joe Biden “looks forward” to sitting down with new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to discuss a range of topics, including perhaps the thorniest challenge confronting Washington this year: raising the nation's debt limit. One hitch: That statement came with no actual invitation to the White House, and no date nor time for a meeting. Rather, the White House again emphasized that Biden is not willing to entertain policy concessions in exchange for lifting the debt limit, which is the nation's borrowing authority. That is not negotiable.”The top two Democrats in Congress, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, both of New York, will meet with Biden on Tuesday, the White House said. McCarthy, R-Calif., and his new majority in the House have said they will push changes, such as overhauls to entitlement programs, in order for Congress to raise the debt limit.wftv.com
White House to McCarthy: No negotiations on debt limit
The White House says President Joe Biden “looks forward” to sitting down with new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to discuss a range of topics, including perhaps the thorniest challenge confronting Washington this year: raising the nation’s debt limit.
White House: Florida ban on African American studies course is 'incomprehensible'
WASHINGTON—Florida’s ban on teaching an Advanced Placement course on African-American history is “incomprehensible,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday, in the latest dispute between the Biden administration and Florida Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Arkansas' new and first female governor, recently attracted a top Florida education official to run her state's schools . Administered by the College Board, the Advancement Placement courses allow high school students to earn college credit by doing college-level work. More than 1.1 million high school students have taken at least one AP course annually in recent years. The African-American history AP course was introduced in August as a pilot project.wftv.com
Vice President Kamala Harris to speak in Florida for 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Tallahassee Sunday to give a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. @POTUS signed an Executive Order protecting women’s reproductive rights after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. pic.twitter.com/HN8XeCDGZu — Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) July 9, 2022Pierre said the Vice President planned to speak on what’s at stake for women across the country, and the need for Congress to codify abortion rights into law. When asked what specific initiatives or policies for protecting abortion access Harris might announce Sunday, Jean-Pierre pointed to actions the White House has already taken with its “limited authorities to expand access to care,” but couldn’t point to any other actions the Vice President might announce. DeSantis announces additional $500 million in hurricane recovery fundingThe White House has not yet announced the details of the scheduling for the event.wftv.com
Investigation? Review? Biden faces a messaging dilemma
Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, tends to describe the situation as a "review" or a "legal process," using the term "investigation" much less frequently. Any White House or campaign tends to choose its words carefully, but never moreso than when under a prosecutor's scrutiny. Davis also said he doesn't blame the White House for favoring some words over others. That branding, a seeming attempt to minimize a criminal investigation, drew a mild chiding in 2016 from then-FBI Director James Comey, who said he was unfamiliar with that terminology. Regardless, questions about the investigation — or the review or the legal process — will not be going away anytime soon.wftv.com
"Investigation"? Nope, "review:" White House describes probe
Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, tends to describe the situation as a "review" or a "legal process," using the term "investigation" much less frequently. Any White House or campaign tends to choose its words carefully, but never moreso than when under a prosecutor's scrutiny. Davis also said he doesn't blame the White House for favoring some words over others. “The leaking of classified information is a very serious matter,” McClellan, then White House press secretary, said at the time. He said the White House was trying to be mindful of the “risk” in sharing information that was not complete.wftv.com
White House knocked off course by Biden classified document revelations
The next day, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre found herself in the uncomfortable position of having to serve as the administration’s crisis manager. Reporters at Wednesday’s contentious briefing wanted to know why the classified documents were at the Penn office and what had led to their discovery. And why did the White House keep quiet until forced to acknowledge – after an initial report by CBS News on Monday – the documents’ existence? "In the short term, it's a very uncomfortable issue for the White House. Only it was becoming increasingly clear that, short of producing photocopies of the classified papers, there was no right thing the White House could say.wftv.com
Karine Jean-Pierre dodges questions about visitor logs to Biden's Delaware home where he kept classified docs
Karine Jean-Pierre refused to answer a question asking if the White House will release visitor logs to President Biden's Wilmington, Delaware, residence after classified documents were found there.foxnews.com
WH responds to questions about classified documents found in Biden’s office, home
During the White House briefing on Thursday, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to numerous questions about classified documents found at President Biden’s home in Wilmington, Del., and at an office he used after he was vice president. Several questions posed to Jean-Pierre were about how transparent the White House has been about disclosing the circumstances under which the documents were found.news.yahoo.com
Source: Biden team finds more docs with classified markings
The revelation comes days after an attorney for the president said Biden's lawyers had discovered a "small number" of classified documents at his former office space in Washington. Earlier this week, the White House confirmed that the Department of Justice was reviewing “a small number of documents with classified markings” found at the office. The person who spoke to the AP Wednesday said the president’s legal team found additional classified material at a second location. The second set of classified records was first reported by NBC News. The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee has requested that the U.S. intelligence community conduct a “damage assessment” of potentially classified documents.wftv.com
Karine Jean-Pierre, CBS reporter clash over Biden docs: 'You don't need to be contentious with me here, Ed'
Biden spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre had a tense exchange with CBS reporter Ed O'Keefe of the president's mishandling of classified documents, which is being investigated by the DOJ.foxnews.com
White House blasts DeSantis for deploying National Guard to deal with Cuban migrants
Ron DeSantis of Florida for deploying the National Guard to handle the arrival of undocumented immigrants from Cuba. “We are talking about people who are coming from countries, who are dealing with political strife,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at Wednesday’s press briefing. “They’re trying to find asylum — and he’s treating them like pawns.”She charged that DeSantis was "not dealing with the problem. DeSantis’s office did not answer a Yahoo News request for comment, but when he deployed the guard, the governor lambasted the White House. In announcing his plan, Biden blamed congressional inaction for the lack of a comprehensive immigration reform plan.wftv.com
Biden says of candidate Fetterman: 'John IS Pennsylvania'
An energized President Joe Biden returned Friday to the Keystone State, his 15th visit since he took office, this time to attend a fundraiser with Vice President Kamala Harris and other leaders to boost Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman.