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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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Friday

Trump and Speaker Johnson stand side-by-side at press conference amid GOP infighting

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Wednesday

President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stand together during a state visit ceremony at the White House. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden hosts Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a state visit

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Tuesday

Former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives for a GOP fundraiser, Saturday, April 6, 2024, in Palm Beach, Fla. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Saturday

Former President Barack Obama (left) and former President Bill Clinton (right) cheer for President Biden during a campaign fundraising event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on March 28. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

President Biden speaks about efforts to rebuild the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore after surveying the damage. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton clap for President Biden during a campaign fundraising event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Thursday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

This combination photo shows President Joe Biden, left, on March 8, 2024, in Wallingford, Pa., and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Oct. 28, 2023. AP hide caption

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Bibi & Biden: Bromance Or Bust?

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Tuesday

How is Donald Trump trying to capitalize on tensions between Biden and Netanyahu?

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Thursday

Asylum-seeking migrants line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite to be processed after crossing the border with Mexico, Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Monday

President Biden sits with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the start of the Israeli war cabinet meeting, in Tel Aviv on Oct. 18, 2023. Miriam Alster/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally March 9 in Rome, Ga., just one day after Republicans met in Houston to elect new leadership for the party. All of the candidates were hand-selected by Trump. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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Monday

Lara Trump holds up a donation check as she gives an address during the general session of the RNC Spring Meeting Friday, March 8, 2024. Michael Wyke/AP hide caption

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Shalanda Young, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, told NPR that the president's budget puts Congress on notice. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden unveils a budget that would cut costs for families and hike taxes for the rich

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Saturday

The new Republican National Committee has two close Trump allies at the helm

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Friday

Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is poised to become co-chair of the RNC

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Wednesday

Nikki Haley doesn't endorse Trump as she suspends her presidential campaign

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Tuesday

A strong showing for Haley on Super Tuesday could reveal Trump's biggest weak spots

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Sunday

Friday

A family of five claiming to be from Guatemala and a man stating he was from Peru, in pink shirt, walk through the desert after crossing the border wall in the Tucson Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument near Lukeville, Ariz. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Thursday

What Biden and Trump said at their respective border events

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Biden-Trump border visits reflect how visible the immigration issue is in 2024

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