Tag: Biden, Joseph R Jr

Biden Makes an Appeal on State Legislative Races

President Biden became involved in state legislative races for the first time, with an email Friday asking Democrats to each donate the modest sum of $7 to his party’s campaign arm for statehouse elections. And, following his Sept. 1 speech lashing “MAGA Republicans,” Biden is framing the stakes as a battle for American democracy, coupled […]

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Elton John, a Favorite of Trump, to Perform at the Biden White House

For starters, Mr. John’s music was a feature of the political rallies that fueled Mr. Trump’s rise. A former Trump campaign official said that Mr. John was so displeased with the use of his songs at Trump rallies that campaign officials received a cease-and-desist request asking them to stop. The former official said that the […]

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Pandemic Unemployment Fraud Estimate Rises to $45.6 Billion

A federal watchdog investigating the distribution of pandemic relief funds has tripled its estimate of the amount of money paid out in unemployment insurance that can be attributed to certain forms of fraud. The watchdog, the office of the inspector general of the Labor Department, previously attributed about $16 billion to duplicate payments or payments […]

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Pandemic Unemployment Fraud Estimate Is Raised to $45.6 Billion

A federal watchdog investigating the distribution of pandemic relief funds has tripled its estimate of the amount of money paid out in unemployment insurance that can be attributed to certain forms of fraud. The watchdog, the office of the inspector general of the Labor Department, previously attributed about $16 billion to duplicate payments or payments […]

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Trump Support Remains Unmoved by Investigations, Poll Finds

The American public’s views of former President Donald J. Trump have remained remarkably stable across a number of different measures in recent months, even as he faces multiple investigations and as he remains a central figure in the midterm elections, according to the most recent New York Times/Siena College poll. Voters held nearly identical views […]

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The Republic

This transcript was created using speech recognition software. While it has been reviewed by human transcribers, it may contain errors. Please review the episode audio before quoting from this transcript and email transcripts@nytimes.com with any questions. archived recording (joe biden) My fellow Americans, please, if you have a seat. Thank you. I speak to you […]

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Biden Paints Russia as a Threat to the World in U.N. Speech

President Biden used his first speech at the United Nations since the invasion of Ukraine to accuse one man, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, of seeking to “erase” another nation from the map and of trying to drag the world back to an era of nuclear confrontation. Hours after Mr. Putin mobilized reservists for […]

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U.S. and Allies Condemn Putin’s Troop Mobilization and Nuclear Threats

Michael Kofman, director of Russia studies at CNA, a defense research institute in Arlington, Va., said the Kremlin’s first step would likely be to call up reserve officers and others with more recent military experience to replenish badly depleted units in the field, perhaps in the next month or so. The Russian military has been […]

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Democrats Are Starting to Feel Hopeful About the Midterms. Should They?

But Philip Bump wrote for The Washington Post that, so far, there are no obvious signs that young people will reward Biden for the relief plan, which hasn’t yet taken effect. In approval rating polls since August, “when we look at Americans under 30 — the group with the most debt — there’s been little […]

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House Passes Overhaul of Electoral Count, Moving to Avert Another Jan. 6 Crisis

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday took the first major step to respond to the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol, voting mostly along party lines to overhaul the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act, the law that former President Donald J. Trump tried to exploit that day to overturn his defeat. The bill was the […]

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Senate Ratifies Kigali Amendment, the Global Pact to Curb Hydrofluorocarbons

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Wednesday to approve an international climate treaty for the first time in 30 years, agreeing in a rare bipartisan deal to phase out of the use of planet-warming industrial chemicals commonly found in refrigerators and air-conditioners. By a vote of 69 to 27 the United States joined the 2016 […]

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The Border Crisis Could Still Be Biden’s Opportunity

What is the best way to honor and preserve the American tradition of welcoming immigrants? Treating them as stage props, as Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida did last week by flying some 50 unsuspecting Venezuelan refugees to Martha’s Vineyard, isn’t it — even if progressive reaction was beyond parody: If Edgartown feels stressed by having […]

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U.S. Shores Up Ukraine Aid as Energy Crisis in Europe Looms

In promising Ukraine billions of dollars in long-term military aid, the Biden administration is seeking to prove that U.S. support in the war can outlast Russia’s determination. Rallying American lawmakers and the public around that assistance, and billions in more immediate help, has been relatively painless for President Biden. But he must also keep Europe […]

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The Single Best Guide to Decarbonization I’ve Heard

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ In August, Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, which included $392 billion towards a new climate budget — the single largest investment in emissions reduction in U.S. history. The CHIPS and Science Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act bring that number up to around $450 billion. […]

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Biden Says the Pandemic Is Over. But at Least 400 People Are Dying Daily.

The pandemic, she said in an interview, feels like “a hell that I am never going to get out of.” Her husband has a compromised immune system, she said, and she is still wearing masks. “President Biden said, ‘No one’s wearing masks,’ and perhaps that is true,” she said. “But is it wise?” Mr. Goodman, […]

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You Cannot Be Too Cynical About Trump (or His Imitators)

Bret Stephens: Hi, Gail. Any plans to hop a flight to Martha’s Vineyard? Gail Collins: Gee, Bret, I think the Vineyard folks have had enough unexpected guests for a while. But I really was impressed by how gracious they were to the immigrant families that Gov. Ron DeSantis shipped there. Bret: It’s a shame for […]

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Biden Calls Trump ‘Irresponsible’ Over Mar-a-Lago Documents

WASHINGTON — President Biden said in an interview aired on Sunday evening that former President Donald J. Trump had been “totally irresponsible” for keeping top-secret documents at his residence and private club in Florida, but he said he had not asked for specifics about the documents in order to stay out of the Justice Department’s […]

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Biden Pays Homage to Queen Elizabeth as ‘Decent, Honorable’

LONDON — With a framed photograph of Queen Elizabeth II perched to his right, President Biden on Sunday paid homage to a monarch he had twice declined to bow to on the advice of his mother, but one he had also admired. “She was the same in person as her image: decent, honorable and all […]

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The Return of Combat Joe

At another point, when the moderator Chris Wallace was ending a segment, Biden asked sarcastically, “That was really a productive segment, wasn’t it?” and said to Trump, “Keep yapping, man.” Biden successfully used the chaos Trump caused during the debate against him. By chiding Trump’s intemperance in those simple, crude terms, he made him look […]

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Invent! Invent! Repeat.

Democrats should braid policies to make drugs cheaper with policies to make drug innovation easier and, in some cases, more profitable. I spent some time this week talking to Heidi Williams, an economist at Stanford who studies drug development, and the point she made is so obvious it’s a wonder we haven’t done more about […]

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Student Loan Subsidies Could Have Dangerous, Unintended Side Effects

The centerpiece of the student debt-relief plan that President Biden announced last month is his decision to cancel up to $20,000 per borrower in federal loans. But the more far-reaching — and, over time, more expensive — element of the president’s strategy is his blueprint for a revamped income-linked repayment plan, which would sharply reduce […]

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Majority of Latino Voters Out of G.O.P.’s Reach, New Poll Shows

“I don’t consider myself a Democrat or Republican — I am on standby right now until the next election,” she said. In their effort to attract new voters, Republicans have frequently criticized Democrats as being too “woke.” The accusation resonates with many Hispanic voters, with 40 percent saying that the party has gone too far […]

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Ukraine Wants New Powerful Weapons From the U.S. Biden Is Not So Sure.

WASHINGTON — Flush with success in northeast Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky is pressing President Biden for a new and more powerful weapon: a missile system with a range of 190 miles, which could reach far into Russian territory. Mr. Zelensky insists to U.S. officials that he has no intention of striking Russian cities or aiming […]

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The U.S. Vowed to Defend Central American Democracy. Autocrats Had Other Plans.

GUATEMALA CITY — Standing in Guatemala’s National Palace last June, Vice President Kamala Harris outlined a sharp break with President Donald J. Trump’s approach to undocumented migration. Instead of building walls and deporting minors, the United States would focus on reducing corruption and impunity in Central America, giving the hundreds of thousands of migrants who […]

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Biden Meets With Relatives of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.

Ukrainian investigators began exhuming bodies from a mass burial site in Izium, Ukraine, on Friday.Credit…Nicole Tung for The New York Times IZIUM, Ukraine — The hundreds of graves had been cut into the sandy soil of a pine forest, isolated and unexamined for months. A chilly wind blew through the tree branches. Police officers spoke […]

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DeSantis’s Martha’s Vineyard Migrants Stunt Shows the Asylum System Is Broken

Since April, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has bused over 7,900 migrants from the state to Washington, D.C. In August, he began sending them to New York. Now, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is getting in on the act, sending two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. To hear Mr. Abbott tell it, […]

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A Rail Strike Averted Reminds Us That There Is Power in a Union

Then, as now, they faced owners who “notoriously squeezed the maximum profit at the smallest cost from their lines.” And in the reactionary backlash that followed the end of the First World War — embodied in the Red Scare and Red Summer of 1919 — railroad management “embarked on a campaign to destroy union representation […]

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Now All Biden Has to Do Is Build It

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ In the past few months, Joe Biden’s agenda has gone from a failed promise to real legislation. Taken together, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act (along with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act) have the potential to put America on a path to decarbonization, develop some of […]

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Democrats Buoyed by Abortion and Trump, Times/Siena Poll Finds

Even as they struggle to persuade voters that they should be trusted on the economy, Democrats remain unexpectedly competitive in the battle for Congress as the sprint to November’s midterm election begins, a New York Times/Siena College poll has found. The surprising Democratic strength has been bolstered by falling gas prices and President Biden’s success […]

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Why Is There Still No Strategy to Defeat Donald Trump?

One of the stunning facts of the age is the continued prominence of Donald Trump. His candidates did well in the G.O.P. primaries this year. He won more votes in 2020 than he did in 2016. His favorability ratings within his party have been high and basically unchanged since late 2016. In a range of […]

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Biden to Meet With Families of Griner and Whelan, Who Are Imprisoned in Russia

WASHINGTON — President Biden will meet with the families of Brittney Griner and Paul N. Whelan at the White House on Friday, making good on a longstanding request from the relatives of the two Americans being held prisoner in Russia. But the president does not have good news to deliver about the prisoner exchange that […]

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