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Franco Ordoñez

White House Correspondent

Franco Ordoñez is a White House Correspondent for NPR's Washington Desk. Before he came to NPR in 2019, Ordoñez covered the White House for McClatchy. He has also written about diplomatic affairs, foreign policy and immigration, and has been a correspondent in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Haiti.

Ordoñez has received several state and national awards for his work, including the Casey Medal, the Gerald Loeb Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is a two-time reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists, and is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and the University of Georgia.

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Biden's approval ratings haven't recovered since the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan

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The Kabul airport was a chaotic mess in the weeks leading up the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as Afghans tried to flee the country. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate pulls an all-nighter to negotiate Inflation Reduction Act

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U.S. President Joe Biden stands next to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) outside of the White House on June 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The fallout continues from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

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US Kills al-Qaida Leader In Drone Strike; Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Rankling China

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President Biden emerges from COVID isolation to announce death of Ayman al-Zawahiri

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Taiwanese honor guards stand by under a national flag during a military ceremony in front of the presidential office in Taipei on March 9. Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden and China's Xi discuss tensions over Taiwan

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Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden answers a question from ten-year-old Marcus LanFrfanca, left, during a town hall event at Clinton College on August 29, 2019 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Just 5 Percent Of Young Voters Strongly Approve Of Biden's Performance

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President Biden announced climate actions, but didn't declare a climate emergency

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President Biden discusses food security at the AFL-CIO Quadrennial Constitutional Convention on June 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hannah Beier/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahead of the G-7, Biden confronts Putin's latest geopolitical weapon — food

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