US State Department spokesman Ned Price to step down

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department spokesman Ned Price is stepping down from his job as the daily face of U.S. foreign policy. Price is the longest-serving federal agency spokesman in the Biden administration. He’ll take a job working directly with Secretary of State Antony Blinken later this month. In a statement released Tuesday, Blinken credited Price with resuming the daily press briefings that had been sporadic during the Trump administration and for having a firm grasp of the administration’s policy priorities. Price, a CIA and National Security Council staffer during the Obama administration, publicly resigned from government in February 2017, saying he could not in good conscience serve then-President Donald Trump.