Biden leaves US citizen ‘hostages’ in Saudi Arabia, infuriating families

The relatives of two American “hostages” in Saudi Arabia tell The Post they’re outraged that President Biden did not win their release during his trip last week to patch up relations with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. There are at least four Americans jailed in or unable to leave Saudi Arabia, according to their families. … Read more

Middle East trip: Biden faces a crucial day of closely watched meetings in the West Bank and Saudi Arabia

Jerusalem CNN — President Joe Biden on Friday is meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank before heading to Saudi Arabia for the final leg of his closely watched Middle East trip. The meeting with the Palestinian leader comes as Biden continues to advocate for a two-state solution to … Read more

5 things to know for July 14: Covid-19, Biden in Israel, Jan. 6, Virginia, Sri Lanka

CNN — Food prices in grocery stores and on restaurant menus are still on the rise, but relief may be on the horizon. Some financial experts say food producers’ input costs peaked earlier this year and have been falling. But gas prices, which remain near record levels, are up nearly 60% over the past year, … Read more

Harvey Weinstein and Bill Clinton’s close relationship revealed

Harvey Weinstein was so close to Bill Clinton that he gave him advice on how to handle the Monica Lewinsky scandal, a new book about the disgraced Hollywood producer claims. Weinstein claimed to be a ‘shoulder’ for Clinton to speak to in the summer of 1997 as they vacationed in Martha’s Vineyard following the disclosures … Read more

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hernández, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either left intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical … Read more

WH denies ‘blacklisting’ media but can’t explain lack of access to Biden events

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday denied that President Biden’s press office is “blacklisting” reporters and news outlets when pressed by The Post on a mysterious pre-screening process in place for presidential events. Jean-Pierre said she didn’t know how the press office is picking reporters for indoor events where Biden often takes questions. … Read more

Biden: ‘I’m not being a wise guy’ by not taking blame for inflation

President Joe Biden said the blame for the 41-year high inflation rate could not have been placed squarely on him during a sit-down Thursday with The Associated Press. ‘Isn’t it kind of interesting? If it’s my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? … Read more

Monica Lewinsky throws shade at Jennifer Aniston after the star’s ‘famous for doing nothing’ jibe

Monica Lewinsky has thrown some subtle shade at actress Jennifer Aniston after the Friends star criticized her as being ‘famous for doing nothing’ while blasting internet celebrities for ‘diluting’ Hollywood. Although Lewinsky, 48, has yet to issue a response to the 53-year-old’s claims, she made her feelings on the matter very clear when she ‘liked’ … Read more