To lower gas prices, Biden authorizes release from US strategic oil reserve

To lower gas prices, Biden authorizes release from US strategic oil reserve

(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden said Tuesday he is authorizing a historic release from the nation's strategic oil reserve to help offset a surge in gasoline prices. Facing rising consumer discontent ahead of Americans hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, Biden called it the "largest-ever release" when announcing the…
First lady Jill Biden accepts White House Christmas tree

First lady Jill Biden accepts White House Christmas tree

(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Jill Biden kicked off the holiday season in the nation's capital on Monday by accepting delivery of the official White House Christmas tree -- with all the sleigh bells and whistles one might expect. This year's tree -- an 18.5-foot Fraser fir -- hails from Jefferson,…
Dozens in Congress still vote remotely as critics slam COVID policy

Dozens in Congress still vote remotely as critics slam COVID policy

(WASHINGTON) -- Millions of American workers have returned to the office, and most children are back to in-person learning at schools, but dozens of members of the U.S. House of Representatives are still literally phoning in their votes to Washington, citing an "ongoing public health emergency." At the height of…
Biden gets first physical as president, power transferred to VP Harris

Biden gets first physical as president, power transferred to VP Harris

(WASHINGTON) -- It was a question that plagued Joe Biden's presidential campaign: Could a 77-year-old man -- who at age 78 would be the oldest person ever to assume the presidency -- handle the rigors of the job? Candidate Biden acknowledged it was legitimate for Americans to question his fitness…