Tag: Joe Biden

Venezuela frees 7 imprisoned Americans in exchange for US releasing 2 of Maduro’s relatives

Venezuela has freed seven Americans who have been imprisoned in the South American country for years in exchange for the United States releasing two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.  President Biden said in a statement on Saturday that the seven included five members of what is known as the “Citgo Six” — Jorge Toledo, […]

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Biden declares emergency in North Carolina as Ian moves through state

President Biden declared an emergency in North Carolina on Saturday as post-tropical cyclone Ian, downgraded from a hurricane on Friday, moves through the state. The White House said in a release that Biden ordered federal assistance to back up state, local and tribal response efforts to the conditions that have resulted from the storm since […]

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The Trump Team Was So Petty While Leaving The White House They Even Left Biden With A Broken Air Conditioner

As you may recall, the transition from the Trump administration to Biden was not exactly smooth. Not only did the former deny that he lost re-election — a tall tale he’s continued to spread, nearly two years later — but he even compelled his violent supporters to storm the Capitol building. Trump eventually agreed to […]

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Trump administration staffer crammed pictures of Hunter Biden into White House AC unit: book

A Trump administration staff member crammed pictures of President Biden’s son Hunter Biden into the White House’s air conditioning unit during the presidential transition, breaking it, according to a new book set to be released on Tuesday. The action by the employee, who worked for then-Presidential Personnel Office Director John McEntee, was one of several […]

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Biden admin urges court not to allow guns on DC Metro trains

The Biden administration on Friday urged a Washington, D.C., court to uphold the District’s ban on carrying handguns on its Metro trains.  The administration filed a statement of interest, which is meant to declare the country’s interests in a federal court case, to oppose a lawsuit four individuals filed to block D.C.’s law banning handguns […]

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Ex-Trump adviser Stephen Miller: Biden should be in ‘assisted living facility’ after dead congresswoman gaffe

Former Trump White House adviser Stephen Miller said Thursday that President Biden should be in “assisted living” after he asked if a congresswoman who died earlier this year was in the audience at an administration event. “It documents … that President Biden is not cognitively present,” Miller said in an interview on Newsmax on Thursday […]

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Biden’s Bet: The Future of Manufacturing Is Microscopic

Biomanufacturing has been a relatively niche concept until now, but with a new influx of $2 billion from President Biden, you can expect to hear more – make that a lot more – about it. He is championing the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, and recently hosted a White House summit on the topic. An […]

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Biden Gives Anti-Hunger Advocates Reason for Hope

Other aims included expanding access to free meals in schools, expanding SNAP eligibility, extending summer meal benefits to more children, and reinstating the enhanced child tax credit. Each of these targets would require congressional action, a heavy lift for a narrow Democratic majority with just months left in the year. “This is an issue that […]

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Trevor Noah Was Physically Pained When Biden Asked If A Dead Congresswoman Was In The Room: ‘On The Upside, At Least He Noticed She Was Not There’

Joe Biden gave the Republicans who regularly question his mental acuity a cringe-worthy feast of material on Wednesday when he attempted to give a shout-out to former Indiana congresswoman Jackie Walorski during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Walorski, of course, was not there — as she and two of her staffers […]

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Biden says political disagreements with DeSantis ‘irrelevant,’ plans to visit Florida

President Biden on Thursday said that his political disagreements with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) are irrelevant during the Hurricane Ian response efforts, adding that he plans to visit the state when he can. “It’s totally irrelevant, but I’ll answer it,” he said when asked about his relationship with DeSantis. “He complimented me, he thanked […]

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Biden’s Declaration That Covid Is “Over” Could Cause Lasting Damage

Meanwhile, we’re only beginning to understand the long-term consequences of a Covid infection. Despite cases and hospitalizations being on the decline, millions of Americans are still suffering from Covid. They are experiencing lingering symptoms of fatigue, malaise, brain fog, or chronic pain. And for them, there’s no “pandemic is over” in sight. We are only […]

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Conservatives Found Someone Who’s Been Traumatized by Biden’s Student Debt Plan

National Review’s Andrew McCarthy, writing this time in The New York Post, denounced the order as “a naked appeal to the Democrats’ woke-progressive base, who are happy to ignore constitutional norms and turn him into a president-king,” apparently mixing up which side was responsible for January 6. He also goes on to speak up for […]

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“They’re All One Argument”: Michael Tomasky and Tim Noah on How Democrats Can Change the Economy

Are Joe Biden’s Democrats changing economic policymaking in this country? They have a good deal to show for their first two years: the $370 billion for climate investments, the far larger infrastructure bill, and the CHIPs and Science Act, to name a few items. There are also the less visible but no less important nonlegislative […]

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On The Lawn: Biden, DeSantis set differences aside and respond to Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast Wednesday. The Category 4 storm could potentially bring more than 10 ft. of life-threatening storm surge. Hurricane Ian photos show destruction, storm surge Pennsylvania State Troopers Association endorses Democrat Shapiro, Republican Oz Ahead of the storm, President Biden put politics aside and called Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis […]

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White House hosts first conference on hunger in decades: ‘No child should go to bed hungry’

The Biden administration on Wednesday hosted the a conference on hunger, nutrition and health, the first such conference the White House has hosted in more than 50 years. Speaking at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, President Biden called for the U.S. to build on the measures passed under his administration meant to […]

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Biden warns oil and gas industry not to hike energy prices over Hurricane Ian

President Biden warned U.S. energy companies against using the impacts of Hurricane Ian to hike gas prices in remarks Wednesday morning.  “Do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people,” Biden said at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. “The price of oil has stayed […]

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Biden approval rating dips 5 points in past week: poll

President Biden’s approval rating dropped 5 points in the past week, according to a new Politico-Morning Consult poll.  The poll found that 41 percent of respondents approved of Biden’s job performance, down from 46 percent last week. The results are a reversal of recent weeks, during which Biden’s approval rating has risen significantly following a […]

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Watch live: Biden celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act

[embedded content] Hurricane Ian photos show destruction, storm surge Pennsylvania State Troopers Association endorses Democrat Shapiro, Republican Oz President Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Wednesday will observe Disability Pride Month with remarks celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The appearance is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET. Watch the live video above.

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Watch live: Biden delivers remarks at White House conference on fighting hunger

[embedded content] LIVE COVERAGE: Hurricane Ian’s ‘extremely dangerous’ eyewall moving onshore Walmart adding fertility treatments to employee benefit plan President Biden will speak Wednesday morning at White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, a meeting of experts with a goal of ending hunger and malnutrition in America by 2030. The president’s remarks are scheduled […]

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Biden pushes limits of Taiwan policy, despite Chinese outrage

President Biden is pushing the boundary of the United States stance on Taiwan in the face of China’s threats to retake the territory by force, despite efforts by senior advisers to soften the president’s message. Experts and analysts say the president’s repeated message that U.S. troops would defend the democratic island if Beijing invades reflect […]

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Biden speaks with DeSantis about Hurricane Ian

President Biden spoke with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday evening, shortly after the governor said during a press conference that Biden had not yet called to discuss Hurricane Ian. “President Biden spoke this evening with Governor DeSantis of Florida to discuss the steps the Federal government is taking to help Florida prepare for […]

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Biden touts drug pricing reforms ahead of midterms

President Biden on Tuesday celebrated recent prescription drug reforms, proclaiming that Democrats had finally delivered an elusive win against Big Pharma. Speaking on the White House Rose Garden, Biden praised the Inflation Reduction Act, passed in early August, as “one of the most significant laws in our history.” The sweeping bill included provisions allowing Medicare […]

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The Danger of Republican Extremism Extends to the Economy

As Politico’s Adam Cancryn reported, Democrats are uneasy about their economic message, noting that “there’s still underlying trepidation about trumpeting the state of the economy too loudly, especially with many voters still seeing their expenses eclipse their pay gains.” It’s a sensible worry; one Democrats are right to fret over. Sure, the party doesn’t really […]

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How to Rein in the Supreme Court’s Radical Conservatives

Traditionally, liberal politicians have been reticent about leveling sharp-edged criticism at the court. In part, this habit could be attributable to the last six decades of the twentieth century, when they viewed the court as an ally. Even now, many would find resonant Chief Justice Roberts’s September 9 pitch to delegitimate his critics: “You don’t […]

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Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan to cost about $400 billion: CBO

The Biden administration’s sweeping effort to provide widespread student loan forgiveness for some Americans will cost about $400 billion, according to new reporting by Congress’s nonpartisan budget scorekeeper. The estimate applies to the plan Biden announced last month to forgive $10,000 in federal student loan debt for borrowers earning under $125,000 and $20,000 for borrowers who received Pell […]

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Biden quips he knows ‘something about being counted out’ to World Series champs Atlanta Braves

President Biden hosted the Atlanta Braves, who won the 2021 World Series, at the White House on Monday, quipping that he also knows “about being counted out.” Biden called Atlanta’s World Series win “one of history’s greatest turnarounds.” “I know a little something about being counted out, and I know in Georgia, you show up […]

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Biden to propose new rule requiring airlines to disclose extra fees upfront

President Biden on Monday afternoon will propose a new rule requiring airlines and travel search websites to disclose extra fees upfront when passengers purchase their tickets. The rule is the administration’s latest step to increase accountability on the airline industry as passenger complaints over delays and cancellations have soared in recent months. The proposal would […]

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Biden declares major disaster in Alaska after severe storm

President Biden declared a major disaster in Alaska on Friday, ordering federal assistance to add to state, local and tribal recovery efforts after a strong storm, flooding and landslides hit the state over the past week.  The severe weather and natural disasters occurred from Sept. 15 to 20, causing damage in much of the western […]

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Blinken to meet Chinese counterpart following Biden comments on Taiwan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet this week with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the State Department said on Thursday. “As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain open lines of communication and manage competition responsibly, the Secretary will discuss a range of bilateral and global issues […]

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What Joe Biden Could Learn From Harry Truman

Like many Democrats these days, Biden feels beholden to the wealthy. At a Manhattan fundraiser Tuesday night, Biden made a brief jab at Republican economics as he said, “I’m not a big trickle-down guy.” But then looking out at the wealthy crowd in a midtown apartment during an event that raised about $2 million for […]

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