Greg Clugston

White House correspondent
Greg Clugston
Biden: new CDC mask guidance marks “great day for America”
Greg Clugston2 hours ago

President Biden is cheering the CDC guidance that masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated people in most places. White House correspondent Greg Clugston reports.

Standing in the Rose Garden, a mask-less President Biden welcomed the updated CDC recommendations, telling the American people they’ve endured a lot of hardship during the pandemic.

He reminded the public that being fully vaccinated means it’s been two weeks following either the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or the one-shot vaccine.

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CDC says no masks required for fully vaccinated people
Greg Clugston4 hours ago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is easing mask requirements for fully vaccinated people.
 
During a White House briefing, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the updated mask guidance.The CDC still recommends wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, and hospitals. But the move is a major step toward returning the country to pre-pandemic life.


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Biden tells GOP he’s willing to compromise on infrastructure
Greg Clugston4 hours ago
President Biden says he’s willing to “compromise” with Republicans on his infrastructure proposal.
During an Oval Office meeting with six GOP senators, the president said he’s “prepared to compromise” during infrastructure negotiations. Earlier, he said he has communicated that to lawmakers.
 
Mr. Biden has proposed two-trillion dollars in infrastructure spending, but Republican leaders insist on a much smaller package and they oppose raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for his plan. GC, Wash.
 

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Biden: Pipeline resumes operations, avoid panic-buying
Greg Clugston6 hours ago
President Biden says the Colonial Pipeline is resuming its operations after a cyberattack.
The president said the pipeline is back to full capacity, but that motorists will not feel the effects at the pump immediately.
 
He also cautioned against panic-buying.
 
The president said this incident serves a reminder of the importance of hardening the nation’s infrastructure.

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Biden signs cybersecurity order after pipeline hack
Greg Clugston7 hours ago
 
President Biden has signed an executive order aimed at strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity. The White House says the Colonial Pipeline attack is a stark reminder that U-S public and private sector entities increasingly face sophisticated malicious cyber activity. The president’s executive order addresses ways to beef up security at federal computer networks, but not the infrastructure operated by private companies such as Colonial Pipeline.

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Biden condemns Hamas attacks, supports Israel’s right to defend
Greg Clugston22 hours ago
 
President Biden is voicing support for Israel’s “right to defend itself” during a wave of deadly attacks in the Mideast. The president condemns the rockets fired by Hamas and other Palestinian groups from Gaza and says Israel has a “legitimate right to defend itself and its people.” Mr. Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in a phone call that Jerusalem “must be a place of peace.” At the same time, the administration believes both Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in safety and security.

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Biden meets with top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders
Greg ClugstonMay 12, 2021

President Biden sat down with top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders for the first time [WED] to talk about his agenda. The Oval Office meeting was the first time Republicans Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy had been invited to meet with President Biden since he took office. And it was the first formal gathering of the “big four” from Capitol Hill. At the beginning of the meeting, the president said the goal was to find some consensus on a compromise when it comes to his two-trillion dollar infrastructure plan.


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White House warns against price gouging after pipeline shutdown
Greg ClugstonMay 11, 2021

The Biden administration says there still could be a temporary gas crunch once Colonial Pipeline fully resumes its operations.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the major U-S pipeline will be back online soon, but she tells motorists to be patient.
Granholm says there’s no need to hoard gasoline and she warns gas station owners as well.
The states most affected are in the Southeastern U-S — North and South Carolina, southern Virginia, Georgia, and Tennessee.

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Biden announces free Uber, Lyft rides amid July 4 vaccine push
Greg ClugstonMay 11, 2021
President Biden has announced a new partnership with Uber and Lyft in a bid to boost vaccination rates.
The president says the two ride-sharing companies are “stepping up” to help with transportation to vaccination sites.
The announcement comes as the White House pushes to meet the president’s goal of delivering at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 70 percent of adult Americans by Independence Day.

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COVID relief funding now available for colleges, universities
Greg ClugstonMay 11, 2021
Coronavirus relief money is now going out to colleges and universities. The Education Department is starting to steer 36-billion dollars in relief funding to more than five-thousand public and private colleges. The money was included in the nearly two-trillion dollar COVID relief package. Colleges must spend at least half the funding on direct relief for students. And in a reversal from Donald Trump’s policy, the Biden administration said student grants can be given to international students and those who are in the U-S illegally.

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