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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the White House 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

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, after returning from a weekend at Camp David. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden postpones Chicago trip

President Biden has postponed plans to travel to Chicago on Wednesday so he can continue negotiating with lawmakers to get his multi-trillion spending plans across the finish line, a White House official said. Published September 28, 2021

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Skirmishes between White House, reporters contradict Biden’s pledge to respect the press

At her first press briefing in January, White House press secretary Jen Psaki pledged transparency and respect for the free press. On Monday, Ms. Psaki complained that reporters won't stick to whichever topic President Biden wants to talk about, chiding them for asking questions outside the administration's daily talking points. Published September 28, 2021

An area where migrants, many from Haiti, were encamped is seen after crews cleared the zone along the Del Rio International Bridge, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Last of the Haitian migrants removed from Del Rio camp

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday that all of the Haitian migrants have been cleared from the camp in Del Rio, Texas where they had been living in squalor for more than a week. Published September 24, 2021

President Joe Biden meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Indian prime minister urges Biden to strike a trade deal

In his first meeting with Mr. Biden at the White House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the two nations' strong ties and called on the president to strengthen that collaboration through a trade pact. Published September 24, 2021

In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017, file photo, then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer smiles as he answers a question during a briefing at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Spicer, Vought sue Biden over removal from Naval Academy Board

Former Trump administration officials filed a lawsuit Thursday against President Biden after he asked them to step down from the U.S. Naval Academy Board, arguing in court documents that the removal is motivated by politics. Published September 23, 2021

Migrants, mostly from Haiti, wait for a bus after they were processed and released after spending time at a makeshift camp near the International Bridge, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. President Joe Biden's administration is nearing a final plan to expel many of the thousands of Haitian migrants who have suddenly crossed into a Texas border city from Mexico and to fly them back to their Caribbean homeland. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Schism erupts between Biden administration, Democrats over treatment of Haitian migrants

The rift between President Biden and his progressive base widened Thursday over the treatment of Haitian migrants, as the U.S. special envoy to Haiti quit in protest of the administration's "inhumane" deportations and influential liberal allies called on the White House to suspend flights of migrants back to Haiti. Published September 23, 2021

Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Grande river to leave Del Rio, Texas, and return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, early Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, some to avoid possible deportation from the U.S. and others to load up with supplies. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

U.S. envoy to Haiti quits over deportation of refugees

The U.S. special envoy for Haiti resigned Thursday, denouncing the Biden administration's decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees to their home country as "inhumane" and "counterproductive." Published September 23, 2021