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Defense Secretary Austin resumes duties following medical procedure

Austin to temporarily transfer duties to deputy as he undergoes medical procedure for bladder issue.
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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks during a press briefing at the Pentagon, May 20, 2024, in Washington.
May 25, 2024 at 1:39 AM

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to undergo nonsurgical procedure

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will temporarily transfer authority to his deputy for a scheduled medical procedure on Friday evening, as confirmed by his spokesperson.
May 25, 2024 at 1:39 AM
VIDEO: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to undergo nonsurgical procedure
May 24, 2024 at 6:38 PM

VP Harris announces plans to help give 80% of Africa access to the internet by 2030

Vice President Kamala Harris has announced the formation of a new partnership to help provide internet access to 80% of Africa by 2030, up from 40% now
May 24, 2024 at 6:38 PM
Kenya's President William Ruto, left, and Vice President Kamala Harris participate in a discussion at the U.S.-Kenya Business Forum at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 24, 2024 at 9:34 AM

The Biden administration is releasing gasoline reserves. Will it lower prices?

White House will release 1 million barrels as drivers hit the road this summer.
May 24, 2024 at 9:34 AM
A sign displays gas prices at a gas station, on May 21, 2024, in Chicago.
May 23, 2024 at 6:52 PM

Garland: Trump claim of DOJ, FBI plan to possibly assassinate him at MAL 'dangerous'

The attorney general noted the FBI had a similar policy about the use of deadly force during a search of President Joe Biden's Delaware home Biden a few months later.
May 23, 2024 at 6:52 PM
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 23, 2024.
May 22, 2024 at 11:50 PM

Senate confirms 200th federal judge under Biden as Democrats surpass Trump's pace

The Senate has confirmed the 200th federal judge of President Joe Biden’s tenure
May 22, 2024 at 11:50 PM
FILE-- Gavels and law books are shown, July 14, 2010 in San Francisco, Calif. The Senate is set to confirm the 200th federal judge of President Joe Biden’s tenure. That's about a month before then-President Donald Trump hit the 200 threshold. Trump still holds the edge when it comes to the most impactful confirmations — those to the U.S. Supreme Court and the country’s 13 appellate courts. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
May 22, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Blinken speaks at House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on 2025 budget

Some House Republicans expressed deep disagreements with how the Biden administration has handled the Israel-Hamas war.
May 22, 2024 at 4:16 PM
VIDEO: Blinken speaks at House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on 2025 budget
May 22, 2024 at 2:54 PM

Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers

The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers through a combination of existing programs
May 22, 2024 at 2:54 PM
FILE - Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 30, 2024. The Biden administration is cancelling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers through a combination of existing programs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 21, 2024 at 8:57 PM

Blinken calls ICC warrants 'wrongheaded,' says they complicate efforts for cease-fire

Blinken said the ICC prosecutor's actions make a "shameful equivalence" between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.
May 21, 2024 at 8:57 PM
Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes his seat for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department's FY2025 budget request, May 21, 2024.
May 20, 2024 at 11:42 PM

Biden administration raises questions about Netanyahu ICC arrest warrant

The Biden administration raised concerns about the International Criminal Court prosecutor's request an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
May 20, 2024 at 11:42 PM
VIDEO: Biden administration raises questions about Netanyahu ICC arrest warrant
May 20, 2024 at 10:54 PM

The White House says FDIC chairman to step down following report on agency's toxic workplace culture

The chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will step down from his post once a successor is appointed
May 20, 2024 at 10:54 PM
FILE - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Board of Directors Chairman Martin Gruenberg, testifies during the House Committee on Financial Services hearing on oversight of prudential regulators, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The most powerful Democrat in Congress on banking and financial issues called for President Joe Biden to replace the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on Monday, May 20, 2024, saying the agency is broken and there must be “fundamental changes at the FDIC.” (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
May 16, 2024 at 11:09 PM

Biden administration aims to expedite migrant asylum claims from years to months

The Biden administration on Thursday announced a new process to adjudicate immigration cases for those who recently entered the U.S. without authorization.
May 16, 2024 at 11:09 PM
Migrants line up to be transferred by US Border Patrol after having crossed the Bravo River in El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico, on April 18, 2024.
May 16, 2024 at 9:09 PM

DOJ releases proposed rule to reclassify marijuana

The Biden administration announced Thursday that it's officially moving with a proposal to reschedule marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3.
May 16, 2024 at 9:09 PM
Marijuana plants for the adult recreational market are seen inside a greenhouse at Hepworth Farms in Milton, New York, July 15, 2022.
May 15, 2024 at 4:37 PM

White House moves forward with $1B weapons deal with Israel

This move comes one week after the Biden administration said it would temporarily block the delivery of bombs that could be used in Rafah.
May 15, 2024 at 4:37 PM
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May 15, 2024 at 10:31 AM

Blinken promises US arms on the way, says allies won't leave Ukraine's side

He said American arms are on the way amid a Russian eastern offensive.
May 15, 2024 at 10:31 AM
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, greets U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, right, prior to their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 14, 2024.
May 14, 2024 at 5:28 PM

New Title IX rules intensify fight over transgender youth restrictions in schools

Several states are rallying against new federal Title IX regulations announced by the Biden administration that codify protections for transgender people in schools.
May 14, 2024 at 5:28 PM
President Joe Biden speaks in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2024.
May 14, 2024 at 4:38 PM

Blinken publicly reaffirms American support of Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is back in Ukraine as the Russian offensive pushes closer to the country’s second largest city in the northeast.
May 14, 2024 at 4:38 PM
VIDEO: Blinken publicly reaffirms American support of Ukraine
May 14, 2024 at 2:04 PM

Blinken arrives in Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kyiv in the highest level U.S. visit for six months and the first since the $61 billion aid package was passed by Congress.
May 14, 2024 at 2:04 PM
VIDEO: Blinken arrives in Ukraine
May 14, 2024 at 10:06 AM

Biden expected to quadruple tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles: Source

President Biden is expected to quadruple tariffs on electric vehicles from China in an announcement Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the decision.
May 14, 2024 at 10:06 AM
PHOTO: President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to General Motors' Factory ZERO all-electric vehicle assembly plant in Detroit, Nov. 17, 2021.
May 13, 2024 at 7:10 PM

Airlines suing Biden administration over new rule to make certain fees easier to spot

U.S. airlines are trying to kill a new rule requiring them to disclose fees more quickly when consumers shop for flights
May 13, 2024 at 7:10 PM
FILE - Passengers arrive at Terminal C at Orlando International Airport, Monday, March 18, 2024, in Orlando, Fla. U.S. airlines are trying to kill a new rule requiring them to disclose fees more quickly when consumers shop for flights. The airlines filed a lawsuit in federal appeals court against the Transportation Department, which issued the rule last month. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
May 13, 2024 at 6:35 PM

Inside the historic White House Situation Room

George Stephanopoulos discusses his newest book, "The Situation Room," on “This Week.”
May 13, 2024 at 6:35 PM
VIDEO: Inside the historic White House Situation Room
May 13, 2024 at 2:16 PM

Inside the White House Situation Room

George Stephanopoulos goes inside the newly renovated Situation Room, which was revealed last fall after undergoing a $50 million makeover to keep up with changing technology.
May 13, 2024 at 2:16 PM
VIDEO: Inside the White House Situation Room
May 12, 2024 at 10:05 PM

Biden’s threat to withhold weapons tells allies ‘you can’t count on the US’: McCaul

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on “This Week.”
May 12, 2024 at 10:05 PM
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Rep. Michael McCaul
May 11, 2024 at 11:33 AM

US doesn't have 'complete' info to say whether Israel broke law with American arms

The Biden administration, in a new report, said it could not compile enough evidence to prove that Israel used U.S.-supplied arms in violation of international law.
May 11, 2024 at 11:33 AM
A man stands before a charred building that is still on fire in the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City on May 9, 2024.
May 9, 2024 at 2:55 PM

Biden administration steps up pressure on Israel as Rafah assault intensifies

U.S. officials fear Israel's invasion could derail cease-fire talks.
May 9, 2024 at 2:55 PM
This handout picture released by the Israeli army shows the 401st Brigade's combat team tanks entering the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 7, 2024.
May 8, 2024 at 6:11 PM

US withheld bomb shipment to Israel out of fears it could be used in Rafah

The Biden administration delayed the shipment of some 3,500 bombs to Israel that U.S. officials worried could be used in Rafah, an official tells ABC News.
May 8, 2024 at 6:11 PM
Smoke rises following Israeli air strikes on Al-Jeneina and Al-Salam neighbourhoods in Rafah, on May 8, 2024.
May 8, 2024 at 10:29 AM

TikTok sues federal government over potential US ban

TikTok and its owners ByteDance filed a lawsuit against the federal government Tuesday over its potential ban of the app in the United States.
May 8, 2024 at 10:29 AM
In this photo illustration logo of TikTok is displayed on a mobile phone screen in front of The Capitol Building in Washington DC, April 20, 2024.
May 4, 2024 at 4:14 PM

Biden gives Presidential Medal of Freedom to Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Yeoh and more

President Biden honored 19 people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore, Michelle Yeoh, Katie Ledecky and more.
May 4, 2024 at 4:14 PM
President Joe Biden presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rep. Nancy Pelosi in the East Room of the White House, May 3, 2024.
May 3, 2024 at 9:33 AM

Biden admin will expand health care coverage for immigrants protected under DACA

The Biden administration has finalized plans to expand Obamacare health insurance for people under DACA
May 3, 2024 at 9:33 AM
Participant holds a protest sign at a rally as immigration advocates and allies gathered at Battery Park, New York City, on Oct. 26, 2019.
May 1, 2024 at 2:24 PM

Biden administration moves to reclassify marijuana as less dangerous drug

The Drug Enforcement Administration supports the recommendation to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug on par with ketamine, steroids and testosterone, sources told ABC News.
May 1, 2024 at 2:24 PM
VIDEO: Biden administration moves to reclassify marijuana as less dangerous drug
May 1, 2024 at 12:04 AM

DEA plans to back reclassifying marijuana as less serious drug, sources say

The DEA is planning to recommend reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug, moving it from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3, sources told ABC News
May 1, 2024 at 12:04 AM
A marijuana plant is visible at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with President Xi of China

Antony Blinken met with President Xi of China on Friday following a meeting with Foreign Minister Wang Yi, according to the U.S. State Department.
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with China's Minister of Public Security Wang Xiaohong at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Friday, April 26, 2024, in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)
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Biden administration sets new airline rules over refunds for canceled flights

Passengers will soon be entitled to automatic cash refunds for any flight cancellation or delays of more than three hours for domestic and six hours for international flights.
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Biden administration takes action to protect airline customers

Passengers must now get automatic cash refunds when a flight is canceled for any reason, if domestic flights are delayed by more than three hours or more than six hours for international flights.
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VIDEO: Biden administration takes action to protect airline customers
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Sec. Blinken gives remarks on Israel’s retaliation against Iran

The strike was in response to Iran's attack last Saturday
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VIDEO: Sec. Blinken gives remarks on Israel’s retaliation against Iran
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Biden administration to end sanctions waiver on Venezuelan oil

President Nicolás Maduro did not hold free and fair elections as promised.
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Senate kills Mayorkas impeachment trial, votes both articles 'unconstitutional'

The Senate on Wednesday dismissed both impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, deeming them "unconstitutional."
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., swears senators in for the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, April 17, 2024, in Washington.
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House speaker remarks after Senate kills Mayorkas impeachment effort

Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson speaks to reporters about the Senate voting to dismiss both impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
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VIDEO: House speaker remarks after Senate kills Mayorkas impeachment effort
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Senate votes to kill both articles of impeachment against Alejandro Mayorkas

The Senate voted to kill both articles of impeachment against Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. ABC News' Selina Wang reports from the White House.
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VIDEO: Senate votes to kill both articles of impeachment against Alejandro Mayorkas
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Historic impeachment articles against Alejandro Mayorkas sent to Senate

Alejandro Mayorkas' articles of impeachment were officially transmitted to the Senate on Tuesday
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House Republican impeachment managers walk to deliver the article of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, President Joe Biden's top border security official, at the Capitol, April 16, 2024.
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Mayorkas impeachment trial: What to expect in the Senate

Impeachment proceedings against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will head to the next stage Tuesday, when the articles are expected to be transmitted to the Senate.
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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (R) speaks during a joint press conference with Guatemala's President Bernardo Arevalo (not in frame) at the Culture Palace in Guatemala City, on March 21, 2024.
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Garland defends Biden's mental fitness after special counsel criticized his memory

Attorney General Merrick Garland told lawmakers on Tuesday he has "complete confidence" in Biden's mental fitness after Robert Hur called his memory poor
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President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland arrive for a ceremony to honor the 2021-2022 Medal of Valor recipients in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2023.
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US to Israel: If you strike back at Iran, you'll do it alone

As Israel weighs its response to Iran’s attacks this weekend, U.S. officials are privately telling Israel that if it strikes back militarily, it will do so alone.
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An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles toward Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel April 14, 2024. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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White House says US will not be part of Israeli response to Iran attack

House Republicans are hoping to push through a military aid package for Israel after they sustained a missile attack from Iran yesterday.
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VIDEO: White House says US will not be part of Israeli response to Iran attack
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US adversaries ‘don't just fear American power, they fear American values’: Zakaria

George Stephanopoulos interviews Fareed Zakaria on “This Week.”
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VIDEO: US adversaries ‘don't just fear American power, they fear American values’: Zakaria
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Biden ‘ordered US forces actively to participate in the defense of Israel’: Kirby

George Stephanopoulos interviews White House National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby on “This Week.”
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VIDEO: 1-on-1 with John Kirby
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John Kirby on Iranian strike on Israel

The top National Security Council spokesman discusses the unprecedented Iranian attacks on Israel with hundreds of missiles and drones. Plus, what this could mean for the U.S.
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VIDEO: John Kirby on Iranian strike on Israel
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Education secretary elevates deputy amid focus on affordability, enrollment deadlines

Prior to her work at the Education Department, LaWanda Toney ran the strategic communications team at the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona at a Congressional Hearing in Washington on April 10, 2024.
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Former State Department official explains resignation over US support of Israel

Former U.S. State Dept. official Dr. Annelle Sheline on resigning publicly and how she hopes the Biden administration will change its Israel policy.
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Dr. Annelle Sheline speaks with ABC News, April 10, 2024.
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Biden administration closing 'gun show loophole'

The Biden administration on Thursday announced they are closing what is often known as the "gun show loophole."
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a campaign event with Vice President Kamala Harris in Raleigh, N.C., March 26, 2024.