Stories tagged: "President Joe Biden"


President Joe Biden shakes hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington as Vice President Kamala Harris applauds. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)
The Battles At Home and Abroad: 5 Takeaways from Biden’s First State of the Union

The nation faces the most tumultuous times since World War II. Here’s what the president had to say about meeting the challenge.

President Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, speaks before signing the American Rescue Plan in 2021, a coronavirus relief package (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
As Biden Preps State of the Union, Here’s What One NC Woman Had to Say About His Performance

Infrastructure, racial justice, and the economy were major topics as the Washington Post interviewed Biden supporters on his first year.

'I am not importing my personal views or policy preferences,' Ketanji Brown Jackson repeated over the course of Tuesday's pointed questioning, as one after another, GOP senators questioned her personal politics and her record. If confirmed, Jackson would be the only Supreme Court justice with experience as a public defender, representing poor clients in criminal cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Biden Chooses a ‘Proven Consensus Builder’ to Be the First Black Woman on US Supreme Court 

Ketanji Brown Jackson would be the first Black woman and public defender ever nominated to the court.

Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue is seen in the Senate chamber in January 2021. Democrats have been pushing Republicans in both chambers to end their blockade of Medicaid expansion for a decade. A new committee signals there is some hope. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina Lawmakers Eye Path to Long-Awaited Medicaid Expansion

A new state legislative committee is raising hopes that North Carolina could expand healthcare options or its Medicaid program this year.

Advanced child tax credit payments had a drastic impact on child poverty in the US, according to nonpartisan analysis of last year's COVID recovery program. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Child Poverty Soars After GOP, Manchin Block Child Tax Credit Payments

It’s exactly what non-partisan groups warned would happen if Congress allowed the expansion to expire.

In this 2014 file photo, women protest anti-abortion rights laws passed by North Carolina Republicans. With the US Supreme Court expected to undo Roe V. Wade, elections for the state legislature and the governor's office could be enormous in NC. (Shutterstock)
As Biden Preps State of the Union, Women’s Health Leaders Decry State of Abortion Rights

More than 120 groups, including organizations in North Carolina, urged Biden and Democrats to aggressively pursue federal protections with US Supreme Court considering Texas anti-abortion law.  

South Carolina's J. Michelle Childs has the support of Democrat Rep. James Clyburn and the GOP's Sen. Lindsey Graham to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. But a record of fighting discrimination and labor lawsuits while she was in private practice is prompting pushback from worker advocacy groups. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
SC Judge Could Be the First Black Woman on the Supreme Court. Her Labor Record Has Sparked Concerns.

South Carolina Judge J. Michelle Childs has a chance at the US Supreme Court, but labor and discrimination cases may cloud her shot.