Biden on hot mic: ‘Come to Jesus meeting’ with Netanyahu on the way

President Biden told a Democratic lawmaker and members of his Cabinet after the State of the Union address that he told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu they need a “come-to-Jesus meeting.” Biden’s comments, captured on a hot microphone as he spoke to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on the floor of the House chamber, came after … Read more

Biden in a hot mic moment shows his growing frustration with Netanyahu over Gaza humanitarian crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ‘s growing frustration with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to rise, with the Democrat, captured on a hot mic, saying he and the Israeli leader will have to have a “come to Jesus meeting.” Biden’s comments came as he spoke with Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., on the … Read more

Biden to Direct Military to Establish Gaza Port to Deliver Aid

President Joe Biden ordered the US military to establish a temporary port on the Gaza coast to ease the humanitarian crisis in the area caused by the war between Israel and Hamas, and used his State of the Union address to call on Israel to more to bring aid into the area. Biden reiterated Israel’s … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Biden to announce aid port in Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will announce a plan Thursday for the U.S. military to help set up a temporary port on the Gaza coast to increase the flow of aid to the area during World War II. the war between Israel and Hamassenior government officials said. The announcement comes amid an expansion … Read more

Sweden officially joins NATO, ending decades of post-World War II neutrality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweden formally joined on Thursday NATO as the 32nd member of the transatlantic military alliance, ending decades neutrality after the Second World War and centuries of broader non-alignment with the great powers, as security concerns in Europe have increased following Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine. President Joe Biden congratulated Sweden on its … Read more

A nearly $1 trillion defense budget faces headwinds at home and abroad

Sen. Roger Wicker came to a Heritage Foundation event in January with a big request. He wanted the conservative think tank’s help mustering public and congressional support for a $1.4 trillion defense budget, nearly 50% higher than fiscal 2023 spending levels. The Mississippi Republican said this figure, equal to 5% of U.S. gross domestic product, … Read more

Maggie Haberman Offers ‘Pretty Brutal’ Prediction For 2024

At HuffPost, we believe everyone needs high-quality journalism, but we understand that not everyone can afford expensive news subscriptions. That’s why we strive to provide deeply reported, carefully fact-checked news that is freely accessible to everyone. Whether you come to HuffPost for updates on the 2024 presidential race, in-depth investigations into critical issues facing our … Read more

China accuses US of devising tactics to suppress China rise

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister on Thursday accused the U.S. of devising tactics to stifle China’s rise and criticized the Biden administration for adding more Chinese companies on its sanctions lists. Speaking to the media at the annual meeting of China’s legislature, Wang Yi said China’s relations with the US have improved since Presidents … Read more

Biden’s 2025 Budget: 1% Increase in Defense Spending to $849.8B

The Biden administration will ask for a 1% increase in defense spending for the 2025 budget year, to $849.8 billion, officials familiar with the matter said. It will scale back plans for a bigger boost as it struggles with ceilings imposed by last year’s debt limit deal. The cuts reflect a decision to seek less … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates from March 6, 2024

13 Hours Ago Kremlin says Russia will not interfere with U.S. elections Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday said that Russia would not interfere with the U.S. presidential election later this year, and had not done so in the past. “We never interfered in elections in the United States,” Peskov said, according to Reuters. “And this … Read more