51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat
Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America are seeking word of their loved ones as authorities begin identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat.
Biden, Chevron chief trade sharp words over gas prices
In a pointed back and forth, the head of Chevron has complained that President Joe Biden has vilified energy firms at a time when gasoline prices are at near record levels and the president responded that the oil company CEO was being “mildly sensitive.”.
Emergency shipment of baby formula arrives in US
A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a nationwide formula shortage. (May 23)news.yahoo.com
Pentagon spokesman Kirby moving to White House in senior communications role
Placeholder while article actions loadPentagon spokesman John Kirby will move to the White House in a senior communications role, according to two people familiar with the personnel move. Kirby’s move to the White House comes after Karine Jean-Pierre took over as White House press secretary from Jen Psaki, who left the administration last week. Kirby met with President Biden at the White House the day after he offered the press secretary job to Jean-Pierre. On May 16 White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said “representation matters” during her first, historic briefing serving in the role. (Video: The Washington Post)Kirby is expected to be heavily involved in White House communications, including working closely with the National Security Council.washingtonpost.com
Press Sec. Jean-Pierre: "I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position.”
Karine Jean-Pierre held the first briefing as White House Press Secretary today. “I am a black gay immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position,” Jean-Pierre said at the press briefing today. Jean-Pierre fielded questions related to the present government from the reporters in the room.news.yahoo.com
Karine Jean-Pierre to be next White House press secretary
Placeholder while article actions loadKarine Jean-Pierre will take over as President Biden’s next White House press secretary within weeks, replacing Jen Psaki who is set to leave the administration, the White House announced Thursday. As press secretary, Jean-Pierre will be responsible for holding the daily press briefing at the White House and helping advise Biden and the broader administration on communication and messaging efforts. She becomes the first Black and openly gay woman to serve as the White House press secretary. AdvertisementUnder former president Donald Trump, White House press secretaries often attacked the reporters they were addressing and challenged their motives, and for long stretches the White House suspended the daily press briefing altogether. Jeff Zients, the coronavirus coordinator; Cedric L. Richmond, director of the White House office of pubic engagement; Gina McCarthy, the national climate adviser; and Pili Tobar, the White House deputy communications director, have all left or plan to leave in the coming weeks.washingtonpost.com
Biden spokesperson tests positive for COVID-19 after trip
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said she tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday after returning from Europe with President Joe Biden, in the latest infiltration of the coronavirus into the West Wing's protective bubble around Biden. Jean-Pierre, the principal deputy press secretary, said she last saw Biden “during a socially distanced meeting” on Saturday. Biden, because he is fully vaccinated, is not considered a “close contact" under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.news.yahoo.com
Biden shied away from news conferences, interviews in Year 1
As President Joe Biden wraps up his first year in the White House, he has held fewer news conferences than any of his five immediate predecessors at the same point in their presidencies, and has taken part in fewer media interviews than any of his recent predecessors.
White House pushes GOP to end blockade of ambassador picks
As President Joe Biden announces two more ambassador nominees, the White House and Democrats are warning that maneuvering by some Senate Republicans to block all but a small fraction of Biden’s diplomatic and other national security appointees is doing serious harm to U.S. diplomatic efforts around the globe.