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Psaki claims Biden runs most ethical team 'in history' despite nepotism backlash

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday claimed President Biden’s administration is the most ethical “in history” — despite jobs...
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Psaki says stepping up IRS enforcement would 'raise a great deal more' to pay for infrastructure than a gas tax increase

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The White House argues stepping up IRS enforcement would net more new money than raising the gas tax. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday it would "raise a great deal more." The administration also wants to avoid raising fees on electric-vehicle drivers while raising more from the wealthy. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House ...
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Jen Psaki dodges question on whether Biden thinks 15-week-old unborn baby is a person

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declined to say if President Biden believes a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being.
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White House insists it has 'highest ethical standards' of any administration amid criticism of family hires

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, responding to reports of alleged nepotism in the Biden White House, said on Monday that the Biden...
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The White House rejects increasing the gas tax to fund infrastructure, arguing it puts a bigger burden on average Americans

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House ruled out a gas tax increase on Monday as bipartisan infrastructure talks gain momentum. Psaki said the administration is "not going to stand for" any measure boosting taxes for households earning under $400,000. A Democratic negotiator said it is "clearly off the table" in the negotiations. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House ruled out a gas-tax increase to finance a major infrastruc...
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Progressives call on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire amid McConnell's threats to block future Supreme Court nominees

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Progressives are calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire. "For the good of the country, now is the time to step aside," an ad that ran in Politico read. The call comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell said he would block future nominees to the court. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressives have mounted a p...
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Kayleigh McEnany claimed she 'never lied' as White House press secretary. Here are 5 times she did.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing on December 15, 2020, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Kayleigh McEnany on Sunday said she "never lied." A review of her nine-month tenure as Trump's top spokeswoman shows otherwise. Here are 5 times McEnany lied and stretched the truth as White House press secretary. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kayleigh McEnany recently claimed that she ...
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As the White House lauds falling unemployment claims, a former Obama economist says benefits must stay in place to ensure a full recovery

A man wearing a mask walks past a "now hiring" sign on Melrose Avenue amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Jobless claims just dipped again, reaching a new pandemic-era low. The White House is lauding signs of recovery, but prematurely ending unemployment could hurt that. One economic expert said that ending benefits now would hurt both workers and recovery prospects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Thursd...
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White House officials are 'quietly perplexed' by Kamala Harris' comments on not yet visiting the border, and fear they may overshadow her first foreign trip as VP, report says

Vice President Kamala Harris during her trip to Mexico. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Harris visited Guatemala and Mexico this week, her first foreign trip as vice president. Some officials were "perplexed" by her comments on the border and feared it might overshadow the trip, per CNN. Harris has also been criticized for telling migrants in Guatemala "do not come." See more stories on Insider's business page. Some White House officials are "perplexed" by Kamala Ha...
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It's perfectly legal for billionaires to pay so little in taxes. Democrats say they could finally change that after the bombshell ProPublica report.

Felipe Castro holds a sign advertising a tax-preparation office for people who still need help completing their taxes before the IRS deadline on April 14, 2010, in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A ProPublica report based on secret IRS files showed billionaires pay relatively little tax. Inequality experts have been warning for years that the wealthy pay relatively low taxes. The details added impetus to a push by Democrats to ramp up taxes on the country's highest earners. See more sto...
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Jen Psaki says she wants to stop reporters turning the White House briefing room into 'a forum for propaganda'

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing on April 6, 2021, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said she doesn't want the White House briefing room to become "a forum for propaganda." She was speaking as the White House press briefing room returns to full capacity on Monday. Psaki has been the subject of viral news stories for her swift put-downs to reporters. See...
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Donald Trump attacked Big Tech during a meandering speech, in which he accused Silicon Valley firms of ruining the US and demanded their 'monopoly' be broken up

Former President Donald J. Trump in North Carolina on Saturday. Jonathan Drake/Reuters Donald Trump told an NC crowd on Saturday: "We will break up the Big Tech monopoly." The former president fiercely criticized Silicon Valley executives for deplatforming him. He also said he wasn't interested in waiting two years to return to Facebook. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Saturday slammed Big Tech for deplatforming him, accusing Silicon V...
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Donald Trump attacks Big Tech during a meandering speech, in which he accused Silicon Valley firms of ruining the US and demanded their 'monopoly' be broken up

Former President Donald J. Trump in North Carolina on Saturday. Jonathan Drake/Reuters Donald Trump told an NC crowd on Saturday: "We will break up the Big Tech monopoly." The former president fiercely criticized Silicon Valley executives for deplatforming him. He also said he wasn't interested in waiting two years to return to Facebook. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Saturday slammed Big Tech for deplatforming him, accusing Silicon V...
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Psaki says it's 'pretty unlikely that the zebra is going to change his stripes over the next two years' when asked about Facebook's Trump ban

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki conducts the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on June 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki faced questions about the ongoing negotiations between the Biden Administration and Congress over infrastructure and other topics. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Psaki expressed doubt that Trump will use Facebook differently if he gets his account back in two years. "Feels pretty unlikely that the zebra is going to change his ...
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Jen Psaki finds a new way to deal with Peter Doocy and it's the most humorous yet

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has finally had it with Fox "News" reporter Peter Doocy, and her response today to yet another one of his squirrelly questions is her most entertaining so far. When asked at a press briefing if she could "imagine any circumstance where President Biden would ever fire" Anthony Fauci, Psaki didn't indulge him like she normally does. — Read the rest
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Jen Psaki says GOP-led states cutting Biden's federal unemployment benefits 'have every right' to do so

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki listens during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 11, 2021. Alex Wong/Getty Images White House press secretary Jen Psaki said GOP states "have every right" to cut federal unemployment aid. The moves in red states imperil jobless aid for 4 million workers in the coming weeks. Biden also signaled he supported allowing the jobless aid to expire in September as scheduled. Sign up for the 10 Things in...
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Senate GOP rejects Biden’s concession on infrastructure

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Friday panned President Joe Biden’s latest infrastructure proposal and are expected to make a new offer as talks grind toward next week’s deadline for progress on a bipartisan deal. Speaking after the release of a modest May jobs report, Biden made the case for his robust investment package to push the economy past the COVID-19 crisis and downturn, and into a new era.”Now is the time to build on the progress ...
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Jen Psaki says GOP-led states cutting federal unemployment benefits 'have every right' to do so

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki listens during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 11, 2021. Alex Wong/Getty Images White House press secretary Jen Psaki said GOP states "have every right" to cut federal unemployment aid. The moves in red states imperil jobless aid for 4 million workers in the coming weeks. Biden also signaled he supported allowing the jobless aid to expire in September as scheduled. See more stories on Insider&...
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Jen Psaki downplays the prospect of a 4th stimulus check, saying Biden has already proposed his best economic recovery plan

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday downplayed the odds of a fourth relief payment for now. Biden has already proposed his most "effective" economic recovery plan already, Psaki said. At least 28 Democratic lawmakers support recurring stimulus payments, a minority in the party. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House downplayed the prospect of a fourth stimulus payment on Thursday, saying t...
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Psaki calls Fauci 'undeniable asset' after Chinese lab leak emails

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday called Dr. Anthony Fauci “an undeniable asset” despite emails that have exposed his...
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Psaki says Biden's comments about Manchin and Sinema were not a criticism: 'He considers them both friends'

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki held a daily news briefing to answer questions from members of the press. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden did not criticize Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema in a speech on Tuesday, according to Psaki. "He considers them both friends," Psaki said about Biden's view of the two Democrats. Psaki said that Manchin's and...
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Biden has a unique opportunity to deal with North Korea, and he's blowing it

Joe Biden, then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at the border village of Panmunjom in South Korea, August 11, 2001. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The Biden administration's approach to North Korea is using an outdated script. As a result, it's squandering a unique chance to avoid a future crisis and rectify one of the US's longest-running foreign-policy mistakes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is using an outdated scr...
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Biden's budget will reportedly cost $6 trillion while running a $1.3 trillion deficit over a decade

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Biden's budget will propose $6 trillion for fiscal year 2022, according to a New York Times report. It will also run a $1.3 trillion deficit over a decade, which will be offset by corporate tax hikes. This will mainly fund Biden's infrastructure plan while leaving out campaign promises, like canceling student debt. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's first budget request will officially be unveiled on F...
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Biden sets 90-day deadline for more details on coronavirus origins

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden and his officials are calling for further investigation into the coronavirus' origins. The president gave the intelligence community 90 days to assess the veracity of a possible lab leak. A WHO report suggested it's "most likely" the virus jumped naturally from animals to people. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden wants answers about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, and has...
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Biden administration officials call for a 'transparent' investigation into origins of coronavirus

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden officials are calling on the WHO to further investigate the origins of the coronavirus. "We need to get to the bottom of this and we need a completely transparent process from China," an official said. A WHO report suggested it's "most likely" the virus jumped naturally from animals to people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Biden administration officials this week renewed calls for an investigation le...
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Joe Biden wants to tax the wealthy without creating a wealth tax, even though it's overwhelmingly popular

President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo As infrastructure talks begin to heat up, taxes - and how much they'll go up - will be a hot topic. Yes, Biden wants to raise taxes on the wealthy, but he doesn't want to do an outright wealth tax. It's an important distinction, as Biden is proposing tweaks to already existing programs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Yes, President Joe Biden wants to tax the wealthiest Americans. But he wouldn't do it with...
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The White House offers to cut infrastructure plan down to $1.7 trillion

President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo The White House presented a $1.7 trillion infrastructure counteroffer to Republicans. It slashes the $2.25 trillion price tag substantially and reduces funding for roads and bridges. The counteroffer came after a GOP group did not meet a Tuesday deadline to bring a new offer. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden has offered to cut down the cost of his infrastructure plan - the so-called American Jobs Plan. -...
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GOP not budging on infrastructure in talks with Biden

By Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have not substantially budged off their initial $568 billion infrastructure proposal despite overtures from the White House to work toward a compromise as President Joe Biden tries to strike a bipartisan agreement on his sweeping $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. The lack of any sizable movement beyond the Republicans’ initial proposal or any other notable changes to narrow the gap with Biden is certain to...
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Jen Psaki insists new guidance on mask-wearing comes from CDC, not Biden

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday insisted that the new federal guidance on masks came from the Centers for Disease...
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Psaki defends the White House's 'quote approval' rules as reporters grow frustrated

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki listens during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 11, 2021. Alex Wong/Getty Images Reporters covering the Biden administration are frustrated with the White House's "quote approval" rules. The rule means that a quote from an administration official included in a story must be approved by the White House. "The rule treats them like coddled Capitol Hill pages," one reporter told Politico. See mor...
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