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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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Sunday

Lingering concerns could upend the debt ceiling deal

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Saturday

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is joined by his top negotiators on the debt limit, Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., left, and Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, as he talks to reporters at the Capitol on Sunday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Friday

Thursday

Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young speaks to reporters at the White House on March 10. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden is counting on Shalanda Young to cut a spending deal Republicans can live with

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Tuesday

Meet Shalanda Young, one of Biden's top negotiators in the debt ceiling talks

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Monday

President Biden and Rep. McCarthy meet, with high stakes for the U.S. economy

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Wednesday

President Biden boards Air Force One on May 17 to head to Hiroshima, Japan to attend the G-7. He canceled plans to carry on to Papua New Guinea and Australia because of debt ceiling talks. Jess Rapfogel/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Biden meets with congressional leaders as debt limit deadline looms

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Monday

Friday

The chaos after Title 42 undercuts Biden's pledge for immigration reform

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Thursday

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leave after meeting with President Biden at the White House on Tuesday. They are canceling a planned meeting for Friday as staffers make progress on debt ceiling talks. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

President Biden (center) meets with top congressional leaders from both parties at the White House on Tuesday afternoon to talk about the debt limit. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks at a press conference on May 5, 2023 in Brownsville, Texas. Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Julie Chávez Rodríguez at the White House on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Chávez Rodríguez is leaving her job as a senior adviser to run President Biden's reelection campaign. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Julie Chávez Rodríguez grew up in the labor movement. Now she runs Biden's campaign

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Wednesday

Migrants wait oustide the Paso del Norte international bridge after a false rumor that the United States would open the border in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on April 10, 2023. (Photo by HERIKA MARTINEZ / AE / AFP) HERIKA MARTINEZ/AE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. anticipates an increase in asylum-seekers as Title 42 is set to end

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Wednesday

A screen on Wednesday shows a file image of U.S. President Biden, left, and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol marking the 70th anniversary of the South Korea-U.S. alliance in Seoul, South Korea. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Thursday

The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation hangs on the outside of the bureau's Edgar J. Hoover Building May 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

A Biden administration review faults Trump for the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Thursday

White House defends Afghanistan pullout, blames Trump administration for lack of prep

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Wednesday

Monday

Biden travels to Minnesota to tout investments in manufacturing and clean energy

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Sunday

Politics chat: Biden's silence on the developments around Trump

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