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First lady Jill Biden, Mayor Regina Romero celebrate Int'l Women's Day in Tucson

First lady Jill Biden and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero marked International Women's Day during a backyard celebration at Romero's home Tuesday, as Biden tours Arizona and Nevada to push the "cancer moonshot" and stalled Build Back Better bill. ... Read more»

First lady Jill Biden to visit Tucson on Monday & Tuesday

First Lady Jill Biden will visit Tucson as part of a larger tour of Arizona and Nevada to push for the president's priorities outlined last week during his State of the Union address. Biden will visit San Xavier del Bac, and meet with Tucson Mayor Regina Romero. ... Read more»

First Lady in Az urging COVID vaccinations as delta variant surfaces in state

First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff visited a vaccination clinic at Isaac Middle School in Phoenix on Wednesday to stress the importance of community protection from COVID-19 as the delta variant is soon expected to become the dominant coronavirus strain in the U.S.... Read more»

'Get a shot and have a beer': Biden touts free brew, pro sports tickets and child care to boost vaccines

Free child care during COVID-19 vaccine appointments, late-night appointment slots on Fridays, and free beer for everybody over 21 if President Joe Biden’s goal is reached next month are some of the latest incentives and strategies lined up leading to the goal of having 70% of U.S. adults receive at least one shot by July Fourth. ... Read more»

Biden calls for moment of silence, orders flags to half-staff to remember 500,000 Americans dead from COVID-19

President Biden ordered flags to half-staff until Friday, and plans a moment of silence and candle-lighting at sunset on Monday to remember the half-million Americans who have died from coronavirus in the past year. "So many took final breath alone."... Read more»

Tribal leaders optimistic about Biden; Haaland nomination a good start

Tribal leaders' hopes for for better relations with the federal government were reinforced last week when a Native woman, Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., was nominated to be secretary of Interior. If approved, she would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.... Read more»

USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned by Navy on Saturday

One of the newest ships in the U.S. Navy fleet, the USS Gabrielle Giffords, was commissioned Saturday in Galveston in a ceremony that included the former congresswoman, her husband Mark Kelly, Navy officials, Jill Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. (with video)... Read more»

Combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords christened

Named for the former congresswoman, a new U.S. Navy combat ship designed to operate in shallow waters was christened Saturday in a ceremony in Mobile, Ala. "In Congress I was proud to support our armed forces. I love the Navy — I even married a sailor," Giffords said. The ship's sponsor is Jill Biden, wife of the U.S. vice president.... Read more»

Jill Biden visits refugee camps in Somalia

Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, led a high-profile delegation to northeast Kenya on Monday as a humanitarian crisis sparked by war, famine and drought engulfed the Horn of Africa.... Read more»

Obama, Biden tax returns released

President Barack Obama released his 2010 federal tax return Monday. The president and first lady reported an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096. Most of the family's income comes from the president's books. The Obamas paid $453,770 in federal taxes. (complete documents)... Read more»