Jonathan Lemire

Jonathan Lemire

White House reporter for @AP. Political analyst for @MSNBC & @NBCNews. Ex-@NYDailyNews. Dad, lucky husband of @carriemelago, Red Sox fan. Email:

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"The excitement surrounding Champ and Major is especially intense because there has not been a pet in the White House since the Obama family departed four years ago; President Trump was the first president in over 100 years not to have a pet"

GENEVA (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US will join World Health Organization project to deploy vaccines around the world.

“The change suggests it could take less virus and less time in the same room with an infected person for someone to become ill. People infected with the variant may also shed larger quantities of virus, which increases the risk to people around them”

“About 10 minutes later, Sen. Tim Scott stepped onto the dais and asked Barry Black, the 72-year-old chaplain of the Senate, to lead the room in prayer. “More than 90 senators, 40 staffers and dozens of Capitol Police officers bowed their heads”

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden signs executive orders on COVID-19 response, authorizes broader use of Defense Production Act to speed vaccine.

CINCINATTI (AP) — Republican US Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says he won’t seek reelection in 2022.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov't watchdog probing whether Justice Department officials ‘engaged in an improper attempt’ to overturn 2020 election.

“Biden’s new vaccination target comes after he and his aides faced criticism for the 100 million goal in his first 100 days in office. The U.S. has exceeded a pace of 1 million doses per day over the last week.”


In Seoul, Trump and senior staff meet with President Moon and, unexpectedly, the star K-pop boy band Exo

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Nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing to reopen America may be bots – MIT Technology Review

VP Pence, in Arizona now, has cancelled events in Indiana tomorrow and will be returning to Washington instead

WASHINGTON (AP) — US intelligence says Russia is using a range of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-judge appointed to review Michael Flynn case says Justice Department request to dismiss charges is 'abuse of power.'

“A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers”