#White House

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Sameera Fazili addressing a press briefing at the White House on Wednesday. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Sameera Fazili is an Indian-American economist and attorney
  • She is serving as US' Deputy Director of National Economic Council
  • She also served in Barack Obama administration

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Neera Tanden reportedly deleted more than 1,000 tweets before her confirmation process started. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@neeratanden)

  • Neera Tanden is awaiting US Senate confirmation to lead the Office of Management and Budget
  • She is facing a tough time for her confirmation because of her tweets in past
  • President Joe Biden nominated Neera Tanden because she is qualified: White House

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The party is still pondering whether Donald Trump can win again in 2024. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Donald Trump will address the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday
  • Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo is likely to address CPAC  as well
  • Republicans say Trump remains the dominant conservative political force

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Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi journalist. (Photo Credit; AFP Photo)

  • The intelligence on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is expected to implicate the Saudi Crown Prince
  • The report's release is a sharp departure from the policies of former president Donald Trump
  • Prince Mohammed has said he accepts Saudi Arabia's overall responsibility

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. (AFP Photo)

  • Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that President Joe Biden was also "soon" due to speak with Saudi Arabia's King Salman
  • Psaki did not confirm a report that the unclassified intelligence report would be published on Thursday
  • The CIA has directly linked Saudi Arabia's de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder

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Joe Biden addressed the nation to mark the unfortunate occasion.(Photo Credit:File/AFP)

  • The President was accompanied by his wife Jill, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff
  • He stood outside the White House to mark a moment's silence
  • Flags were lowered over the White House and at federal buildings across the country

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Joe Biden has made COVID-19 his priority. (Photo Credit: Facebook Screengrab/The White House)

  • Biden ordered flags on federal government buildings to be flown at half mast for five days
  • The president was scheduled to address the nation from the White House before attending a candle-lighting ceremony
  • Biden has made the pandemic his top priority

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Texas as well as other states suffered awful weather conditions over the last week
  • The conditions delayed Biden administrations COVID-19 vaccine drive
  • However, the Biden administration has delivered about 2 million of the targeted 6 million doses 

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This will Joe Biden's first bilateral meeting. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Trudeau also received the new president's first call to a foreign leader
  • The White House did not mention the Keystone XL pipeline 
  • Trudeau has expressed disappointment at Biden's move to scrap the pipeline
  • The virtual meeting will allow the two "to review joint efforts" on matters such as COVID-19 and climate change

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Joe Biden does not favour $50,000 in student loan relief without limitation, the White House said.(Photo credit: AFP)

  • White House on Thursday said Biden believes relief above $10,000 should be targetted based on the borrower’s income
  •  Democrat Chuck Schumer has asked Biden to cancel $50,000 in federal student loan debt
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren has also asked Biden to do the same