The Obamas Return To White House For Portrait Unveilings

By Terrance Turner Sept. 7, 2022 Former US President Barack Obama, center left, kisses former First Lady Michelle Obama as their official White House portraits are unveiled during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., US, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The portraits of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, acquired and commissioned by the White House Historical … Continue reading The Obamas Return To White House For Portrait Unveilings

Biden Calls On America To Defend Democracy

Screenshot taken by the author. By Terrance Turner Sept. 1, 2022 Tonight, President Joe Biden asked Americans to join him on a crusade of defending American democracy. In one of the most forceful speeches since he took office, Biden called out what he termed "MAGA Republicans" as threats to democracy and spelled out what those … Continue reading Biden Calls On America To Defend Democracy

Jen Psaki Bids Farewell On Last Day As Press Secretary

By Terrance Turner May 13, 2022 Today was Jen Psaki's last day as White House Press Secretary. Psaki leaves the White House podium after conducting 224 press briefings -- more than any of the previous administration's press secretaries combined. In an emotional farewell, Psaki thanked the press, her staff, and President Joe Biden along with … Continue reading Jen Psaki Bids Farewell On Last Day As Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre Named White House Press Secretary

By Terrance Turner May 5, 2022 President Joe Biden has named Karine Jean-Pierre as the next White House press secretary. She is the first Black woman and first out gay person ever to serve in that role. "Karine not only brings the experience, talent, and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue … Continue reading Karine Jean-Pierre Named White House Press Secretary

Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill

By Terrance Turner Nov. 15, 2021 Today, President Joe Biden signed into law a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill will finally become law after a protracted process that sparked fierce debate in Congress. The legislation had already passed through the Senate in August by a 69-30 vote. But the bill's passage in the House … Continue reading Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill

Biden Delivers First Presidential Address to Congress

By Terrance Turner April 28, 2021 Tonight, President Joe Biden addressed Congress in his first speech to them as president. The speech covered a wide range of topics, reflecting the plethora of pressing issues facing Americans: COVID-19, immigration, LGBTQ equality, race and policing. Tonight, in succinct, sweeping prose, Biden outlined what he aims to do … Continue reading Biden Delivers First Presidential Address to Congress

Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Searched by Feds; Law License Suspended

By Terrance Turner April 28, 2021 (Updated June 24) This morning, federal investigators executed search warrants on the apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's lawyer. The New York Times first broke the story, citing three people with knowledge of the search. "The investigators seized Mr. Giuliani’s electronic devices and searched his apartment on … Continue reading Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Searched by Feds; Law License Suspended

Earth Day

Photo courtesy of MCM. By Terrance Turner April 22, 2021 Today is Earth Day, an annual holiday that demonstrates support for environmental protection. Activist John McConnell first proposed the event in 1969. A year later, Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson conceived the idea of a "teach-in" about the environment on college campuses to the national media. … Continue reading Earth Day

Biden Announces “American Jobs Plan”

Photo from the Tribune Review. By Terrance Turner March 31, 2021 Today, at a union training center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, President Joe Biden introudced the American Jobs Act. The sprawling, ambitious bill will invest about $2 trillion over the next eight years (amounting to about 1 percent of America’s GDP per year) to repair, rebuild, … Continue reading Biden Announces “American Jobs Plan”

Senate Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

Photo courtesy of Senate Television (via AP). By Terrance Turner March 6, 2021 By a 50-49 vote, the Senate has passed President Biden's COVID-19 relief bill. The legislation, known as the American Rescue Act, passed around 11:30 am -- without any Republican support. (Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, was absent for the vote because of a … Continue reading Senate Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill