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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the Justice Department reporter for The Washington Times. A native of Newtown, Pennsylvania, he previously worked for Gannett and has won awards from both the Delaware Press Association and the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association. He is a graduate of George Washington University and can be reached at

Articles by Jeff Mordock

In this April 29, 2016, file photo, then-Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Pope Francis at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Biden to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican

President Biden will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Oct. 29 ahead of his two-day summit with leaders of the 20 largest economies, the White House said Thursday. Published October 14, 2021

In this Oct. 8, 2019, photo, protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington where the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the first case of LGBT rights since the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama. Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

Biden condemns GOP state legislators on National Coming Out Day

President Biden on Monday marked National Coming Out Day -- a holiday encouraging LGBTQ people to be open about their sexuality -- by condemning Republican state legislatures for bills he says unfairly discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Published October 11, 2021

President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with business leaders about the debt limit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Biden spurs Internet uproar over fake Rose Garden set

President Biden touched off a social media firestorm after speaking from a fake White House set that included the backdrop of a digital picture of the Rose Garden in full bloom through a fake window. Published October 7, 2021