President Joe Biden

Rush of troops to Kabul tests Biden’s withdrawal deadline

By Robert Burns and Ellen Knickmeyer

The last-minute decision to send 3,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan to help partially evacuate the U.S. Embassy is calling into question whether President Joe Biden will meet his Aug. 31 deadline for fully withdrawing combat forces. The vanguard of a Marine contingent arrived in Kabul on Friday and most of the rest of the 3,000 are due by Sunday.

President Biden making push to lower prescription drug prices

President Joe Biden made his push to lower prescription drug prices, an issue he noted was personal for all Americans, as he continues to highlight the benefits of his build back better agenda working its way through Congress. The president lamented that the U.S. pays the highest prescription drug costs of any developed nation in the world.