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March 1, 2024 at 1:10 AM

Defense Sec. Austin grilled over delayed hospitalization announcement

Republican House Armed Services Committee leaders questioned the Defense Secretary's actions when he was hospitalized.
March 1, 2024 at 1:10 AM
Defense Sec. Austin grilled over delayed hospitalization announcement
February 29, 2024 at 9:43 PM

Secretary Austin testifies before House Republicans over secret hospitalization

In his testimony on Thursday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said there was a "breakdown in notifications" while he was hospitalized and that he takes "full responsibility" for the lapse.
February 29, 2024 at 9:43 PM
Secretary Austin testifies before House Republicans over secret hospitalization
February 29, 2024 at 8:31 PM

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says chain of command was preserved while hospitalized

Austin reiterated to a House committee that there were never any lapses in authority or in command and control.
February 29, 2024 at 8:31 PM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says chain of command was preserved while hospitalized
February 29, 2024 at 7:16 PM

Senior advisor to the president, Gene Sperling, tries to quell fears on the economy

While inflation has fallen dramatically from its high in 2022, rising prices still seem to weigh on the minds of voters.
February 29, 2024 at 7:16 PM
Senior advisor to the president, Gene Sperling, tries to quell fears on the economy
February 29, 2024 at 4:33 PM

House Republicans to grill Secretary Austin over secret hospitalization

House Republicans are demanding to know whose decision it was to keep Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s hospital stays a secret from the White House and Congress.
February 29, 2024 at 4:33 PM
House Republicans to grill Secretary Austin over secret hospitalization
February 28, 2024 at 1:58 AM

Biden administration taps $366M to fund clean energy for Native American tribes and rural areas

President Joe Biden's administration is announcing funding for 17 projects to expand renewable energy access on Native American reservations and in other rural areas
February 28, 2024 at 1:58 AM
Biden administration taps $366M for clean energy for Native American tribes, areas
February 27, 2024 at 12:39 PM

Pentagon finds no one to blame for keeping Secretary Austin's hospital stays secret

The Pentagon on Monday released more details on Secretary Austin's secret hospital stays and why Congress and the White House weren't notified.
February 27, 2024 at 12:39 PM
Pentagon finds no one to blame for keeping Secretary Austin's hospital stays secret
February 27, 2024 at 11:01 AM

Pentagon finds no one to blame for keeping Secretary Austin's hospital stays secret

The Pentagon on Monday released more details on Secretary Austin's secret hospital stays and why Congress and the White House weren't notified.
February 27, 2024 at 11:01 AM
Pentagon finds no one to blame for keeping Secretary Austin's hospital stays secret
February 26, 2024 at 10:54 PM

To lead on AI, US needs to lead on computer chips, commerce secretary says

"We need to make these chips in America," Gina Raimondo said.
February 26, 2024 at 10:54 PM
To lead on AI, US needs to lead on computer chips, commerce secretary says
February 26, 2024 at 8:32 PM

Pentagon releases internal review of Lloyd Austin’s secretive hospital stay

ABC News’ Senior Pentagon Reporter Luis Martinez breaks down the Pentagon’s internal review of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s secret hospitalizations.
February 26, 2024 at 8:32 PM
Pentagon releases internal review of Lloyd Austin’s secretive hospital stay
February 24, 2024 at 4:15 PM

Biden administration’s plan to cancel $1.2 billion in student loan debt

U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona joins “GMA” to break down the Biden administration’s plan to forgive $1.2 billion in student loan debt for almost 153,000 borrowers.
February 24, 2024 at 4:15 PM
Biden administration’s plan to cancel $1.2 billion in student loan debt
February 23, 2024 at 9:15 PM

Sanctions on Russia working, but more to do: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo

She said the Russians have figured out how to evade sone U.S. export controls.
February 23, 2024 at 9:15 PM
Sanctions on Russia working, but more to do: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo
February 21, 2024 at 7:02 PM

Jill Biden announces $100 million for 'life-changing' research and development into women's health

Jill Biden has announced $100 million in public funding to boost research and development into women's health
February 21, 2024 at 7:02 PM
Jill Biden announcing $100 million in funding for research into women's health
February 21, 2024 at 5:52 PM

Biden to announce student debt relief for more than 150K Americans

More than 150,000 student loan borrowers are about to have their debt wiped clean, part of the next phase in President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.
February 21, 2024 at 5:52 PM
Biden to announce student debt relief for more than 150K Americans
February 21, 2024 at 4:54 PM

Biden is boosting cybersecurity at US ports, where online attacks can be more ravaging than storms

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order and created a federal rule aimed at better securing the nation’s ports from potential cyberattacks
February 21, 2024 at 4:54 PM
Biden to create cybersecurity standards for US ports as vulnerability concerns grow
February 20, 2024 at 9:02 PM

Harris announces $5.8 billion for water infrastructure projects, says clean water is a right

Vice President Kamala Harris is announcing another $5.8 billion for water infrastructure projects nationwide, paid for by one of the Biden administration's key legislative victories
February 20, 2024 at 9:02 PM
White House is distributing $5.8B from the infrastructure law for water projects
February 19, 2024 at 12:38 PM

Biden admin providing $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries to make computer chips in New York and Vermont

The Biden administration says that the government would provide $1.5 billion to the computer chip company GlobalFoundries to expand its domestic production in New York and Vermont
February 19, 2024 at 12:38 PM
Biden admin providing $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries to make computer chips
February 18, 2024 at 5:09 PM

Growing pressure on White House after Alexei Navalny’s death, Russian space weapon

ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent Jon Karl breaks down the mounting pressure on the White House after the death of Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny and claims of a Russian space weapon.
February 18, 2024 at 5:09 PM
Growing pressure on White House after Alexei Navalny’s death, Russian space weapon
February 18, 2024 at 1:39 AM

Kamala Harris and Volodymyr Zelensky make case for additional US military aid

Vice President Kamala Harris met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the Munich Security Conference, making the case for additional U.S. military aid for Ukraine.
February 18, 2024 at 1:39 AM
Kamala Harris and Volodymyr Zelensky make case for additional US military aid
February 17, 2024 at 12:19 AM

Biden administration announces $5 billion commitment for research and development of computer chips

It will advance President Biden’s goals of driving R&D in the U.S.
February 17, 2024 at 12:19 AM
Biden administration announces $5 billion commitment for CHIPS research
February 15, 2024 at 5:58 PM

GOP warning of 'national security threat' is about Russia wanting nuclear weapon in space: Sources

The White House will meet with congressional leadership as a top Republican is requesting President Biden declassify information on a "serious national security threat"
February 15, 2024 at 5:58 PM
Republican warning of 'security threat' about Russia wanting nuke in space: Sources
February 14, 2024 at 5:38 PM

House votes to impeach Sec. Mayorkas

The Republican-led House impeached Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the border on Tuesday, marking just the second time in U.S. history a Cabinet official has been impeached.
February 14, 2024 at 5:38 PM
House votes to impeach Sec. Mayorkas
February 14, 2024 at 10:21 AM

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin leaves hospital for 3rd time in 2 months

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin left the hospital on Tuesday afternoon after being in intensive care, the Pentagon said
February 14, 2024 at 10:21 AM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin leaves hospital for 3rd time in 2 months
February 14, 2024 at 12:59 AM

Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin released from hospital

Austin was being treated for a bladder issue.
February 14, 2024 at 12:59 AM
Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin released from hospital
February 13, 2024 at 11:37 PM

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin leaves hospital for 3rd time in 2 months

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has left the hospital after being admitted to the intensive care unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center earlier in the week, the Pentagon said.
February 13, 2024 at 11:37 PM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin leaves hospital for 3rd time in 2 months
February 13, 2024 at 9:01 PM

Defense secretary expected to leave hospital Tuesday, Pentagon says

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to leave the hospital later Tuesday after being admitted to the intensive care unit earlier in the week, the Pentagon said.
February 13, 2024 at 9:01 PM
Defense secretary expected to leave hospital Tuesday, Pentagon says
February 13, 2024 at 4:42 PM

Defense Sec. Austin admitted back to hospital

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was admitted to the critical care unit at Walter Reed on Monday for a non-surgical procedure to treat an "emergent bladder issue," his doctors said in a statement.
February 13, 2024 at 4:42 PM
Defense Sec. Austin admitted back to hospital
February 12, 2024 at 10:39 PM

Biden campaign joins TikTok despite administration's past security concerns: ‘lol hey guys’

The Biden-Harris campaign joined TikTok on Sunday, releasing its first video featuring President Joe Biden during the Super Bowl despite security concerns.
February 12, 2024 at 10:39 PM
Biden campaign joins TikTok despite White House's past security concerns
February 12, 2024 at 9:21 PM

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin cancels overseas trip following hospitalization

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has canceled a trip to Brussels following his hospitalization for "an emergent bladder issue."
February 12, 2024 at 9:21 PM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin cancels overseas trip following hospitalization
February 12, 2024 at 5:37 PM

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in critical care unit for monitoring, doctor says

The defense secretary previously underwent a minimally invasive surgical procedure for prostate cancer.
February 12, 2024 at 5:37 PM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in critical care unit for monitoring, doctor says
February 12, 2024 at 3:08 AM

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin back in the hospital

The Pentagon says Austin can still do his job from the hospital with classified communications systems, but the deputy secretary is prepared to take over duties if needed.
February 12, 2024 at 3:08 AM
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin back in the hospital
February 11, 2024 at 12:34 AM

White House fires back at special counsel report, Harris calls descriptions 'politically motivated'

The White House is firing back after special counsel Robert Hur's harsh report recommending no charges against Biden but casting doubt on his mental acuity.
February 11, 2024 at 12:34 AM
WH blasts special counsel report, Harris calls descriptions 'politically motivated'
February 10, 2024 at 2:26 PM

Seeking cease-fire in Gaza, Michigan Muslims and Arab American leaders have heated meetings with Biden administration

The Biden administration held meetings with Muslim- and Arab-American community leaders in Michigan earlier this week -- an effort to repair ties with the community.
February 10, 2024 at 2:26 PM
Michigan Muslim and Arab Americans have heated meetings with Biden administration
February 8, 2024 at 9:41 PM

Rep. Adam Smith discusses failed Mayorkas vote

The House Armed Services Committee's Democratic leader Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., discusses the failed Mayorkas vote and a failure to pass an Israel funding bill.
February 8, 2024 at 9:41 PM
Rep. Adam Smith discusses failed Mayorkas vote
February 7, 2024 at 9:51 PM

Top Biden aides to meet with Muslim, Arab community leaders amid their outcry over his Israel stance

President Joe Biden’s senior aides plan to meet with Muslim and Arab American leaders in Michigan on Thursday as he continues to face criticism over the Israel-Hamas war
February 7, 2024 at 9:51 PM
Biden aides meeting with Muslim, Arab leaders amid their outcry over Israel stance
February 7, 2024 at 5:02 PM

Blinken meets with officials in Israel, West Bank

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting with leaders in Israel and the West Bank Wednesday, hoping to finalize a deal to free the remaining Israeli hostages.
February 7, 2024 at 5:02 PM
Blinken meets with officials in Israel, West Bank
February 7, 2024 at 3:26 PM

House GOP fails to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas over border

The final vote to impeach Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was 214-216 after four Republicans defected and joined all Democrats present in opposing the measure.
February 7, 2024 at 3:26 PM
House GOP fails to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas over border
February 6, 2024 at 5:57 PM

GOP lawmakers push forward with vote to impeach Mayorkas

House Republicans are pushing forward with a rare vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the border.
February 6, 2024 at 5:57 PM
GOP lawmakers push forward with vote to impeach Mayorkas
February 5, 2024 at 5:24 PM

New Biden administration student loan forgiveness plan kicks off

Student loan recipients could see more debt relief this month. This comes after the Biden administration announced an acceleration for its latest debt relief plan.
February 5, 2024 at 5:24 PM
New Biden administration student loan forgiveness plan kicks off
1 month ago

Biden administration accelerating latest debt-relief plan

ABC News’ business reporter Alexis Christoforous breaks down the latest debt-relief plan as it starts for some recipients.
1 month ago
Biden administration accelerating latest debt-relief plan
1 month ago

Lloyd Austin opens up about cancer diagnosis

The secretary of defense was widely criticized for his failure to share his diagnosis right away, even to the president.
1 month ago
Lloyd Austin opens up about cancer diagnosis
1 month ago

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin addresses deaths of 3 US soldiers in drone attack

This comes as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is recovering from his recent hospitalization.
1 month ago
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin addresses deaths of 3 US soldiers in drone attack
1 month ago

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks out on hospitalization

Austin faced reporters for the first time since his hospitalization, saying he should have told President Joe Biden and the American people about his cancer diagnosis.
1 month ago
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks out on hospitalization
1 month ago

Defense Sec. Austin talks recent hospitalization

"I want to be crystal clear: We did not handle this right and I did not handle this right. I should have told the president about my cancer diagnosis."
1 month ago
Defense Sec. Austin talks recent hospitalization
1 month ago

House committee approves Mayorkas impeachment

The committee accused the Homeland Security Secretary of supporting "deliberately open borders," but shared no evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors.
1 month ago
House committee approves Mayorkas impeachment
1 month ago

House Republicans push to impeach Homeland Sec. Mayorkas

Rep. Seth Magaziner (D-RI) joins ABC News to discuss the House GOP upping the ante in their quest to impeach Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas over a perceived failure to address the southern border crisis.
1 month ago
House Republicans push to impeach Homeland Sec. Mayorkas
1 month ago

Republicans advance articles of impeachment against Mayorkas

House Republicans are moving one step closer to impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the border.
1 month ago
Republicans advance articles of impeachment against Mayorkas
1 month ago

Former homeland security secretary defends Mayorkas amid impeachment push

Michael Chertoff characterized the impeachment probe against Mayorkas as "a disagreement about policy," he said in an interview with ABC News Live anchor Kyra Philipps
1 month ago
Former homeland security secretary defends Mayorkas amid impeachment push
1 month ago

House Republicans bring Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas one step closer to historic impeachment

House Republicans voted early Wednesday to bring Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas one step closer to a historic impeachment.
1 month ago
House Republicans bring Mayorkas one step closer to historic impeachment
1 month ago

Former homeland security secretary denounces attempts to impeach Mayorkas

Michael Chertoff wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that political and policy disagreements aren't impeachable offenses.
1 month ago
Former homeland security secretary denounces attempts to impeach Mayorkas