Tag: Joe Biden

Climate Change Is Killing American Workers, and Biden Needs to Act Quickly

OSHA’s most recent ruling on heat exposure, during the Trump administration, was not encouraging. In February 2019, OSHA vacated an administrative law judge’s ruling against a roofing company that employed a 60-year-old man who died of heat stroke. That case was complicated by the man’s preexisting medical conditions (hepatitis C and congestive heart failure) and an outdoor […]

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The Biden Doctrine Is Not the Trump Doctrine. But What Is It, Exactly?

On Tuesday, Biden delivered his first address to the United Nations; its unstated aim was to reassure increasingly dubious allies and continue to make the argument he made early in his presidency: “America is back.” For the president, his maiden address before the international body was framed by a pair of foreign policy crises—the chaotic, […]

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The Democrats’ High-Stakes Sprint Through a Legislative Minefield

However, this will be a hassle, to put it mildly. If Democrats decide to do a new reconciliation bill—that is, separate from the reconciliation bill they are currently writing, which includes a flock of Democratic agenda items (more on that later)—that will involve several time-consuming procedural steps, including two vote-a-ramas: marathon amendment voting sessions that […]

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Tamika Mallory Slams Biden Administration For Border Patrol Whipping Haitian Migrants: ‘Y’all Are Responsible’

NewsOne Featured Video Tamika Mallory on Instagram Live on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. | Source: Instagram / Instagram.com/tamikadmallory Tamika Mallory delivered a veritable sermon Tuesday morning responding to the devastating images of Border Patrol agents appearing to use whips from horseback in order to corral Haitian migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico. […]

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Moderate Democrats Are Sabotaging the Biden Agenda

It may be hard to remember but six months ago, Democrats had a kind of super momentum. The euphoria of the early days of a new president, plus a fierce urgency to do what was necessary to slow the pandemic brought Congressional Democrats together to pass a sweeping, $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, covering everything […]

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Biden’s Conservative Vision on Clemency

“Nonviolent drug offenders are such a limited category. Why are others left out?” The case that sent Kirstie to prison for close to a decade, instead of, say, rehab, was prosecuted by the office of former U.S. Attorney Jay Town, an Alabama Republican appointed by Trump. But the mandatory minimums that landed her in prison […]

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Vaccine Mandates and the God-Given Right to Spread Covid

It’s unclear exactly how these religious exemptions—and all the complexities that come with them—will unfold in the courts. Laws vary from state to state, and even the federal government is playing catch-up. “An agency may be required to provide a reasonable accommodation to employees who communicate to the agency that they are not vaccinated against […]

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The Case for Partisanship

Conceived as an inducement to moderation, bipartisanship sits on the cusp of delivering a final victory to the ideologues of the right. Why? The question answers itself. Donald Trump was a demagogue, an idiot, and a boor who spent most of his time launching wild attacks on political opponents inside and outside his party and […]

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“Build Back Better” Is an Awful Catchphrase

But try selling a plan to voters as the “Only Way Around Mitch McConnell for Years to Come Act.” Only on Capitol Hill does it makes logical sense to combine in the same legislation a climate change plan and a massive expansion of health care coverage.  In his speech on the economy, Biden also made […]

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Mitch McConnell’s Gang of Nihilists Can’t Be Trusted With the Debt Ceiling

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane came about as close to calling them hypocrites and liars as I’ve ever seen a straight news reporter come. Savor these two sentences, which follow the rules of objective news writing but still manage to lay bare a naked truth in a way most news writing does not: “Because Democrats […]

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How Congress Created the Peril of Trump’s Harrowing Final Days

High-flying journalist and author Bob Woodward once again has the Beltway buzzing over a Donald Trump book. Peril, co-authored by Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, is Woodward’s third book on the former president in as many years and focuses on the president’s final, desperate days in office. Its biggest revelation thus far is that General […]

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Some 10,000 Haitian Migrants Are Sleeping Under a Bridge in Texas. How Long Before This Is All the Biden Administration’s Fault?

Some 10,000 Haitian Migrants Are Awaiting Processing Under a Bridge in Texas But that’s normal in a crisis. It’s not as if they are blaming the Biden administration for the massive influx of migrants. Advertisement Sen. Fat Wolverine has entered the chat… Advertisement Of course, Fat Eddie Munster had to use the crisis as a […]

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Vaccinating the Unvaccinated Is Better Than Giving People Covid Booster Shots

In his speech last week, Biden said, “The decision of which booster shots to give, when to start them, and who will get them will be left completely to the scientists at the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control [and Prevention].” But setting the September date made some observers worry about political pressure on […]

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Why Did Senate Democrats Strip Ethics Reform From Their Voting Rights Bill?

The scope and ambition of any Democratic voting rights bill are, at this point, academic: As long as the filibuster is in place, almost any effort to protect the right to vote from authoritarian-minded Republicans is doomed to die in the Senate. Both measures that have already passed the House of Representatives have met that […]

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Trump’s Latest Batsh*t Conspiracy Theory: Obama Is Secretly ‘Running The Government Now…According To Many’

In September 2020, Donald Trump promised that if he lost the presidency to Joe Biden, “I’ll never speak to you again. You’ll never see me again.” If only! Instead, the former president is saying yes to every interview opportunity to worm his way back into some kind of spotlight, whether that’s by serving up some […]

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Taxing Wealth Is a Fool’s Errand

That’s a calamity. But fixing it with wealth taxes would be a fool’s errand. For starters, the United States doesn’t have any wealth taxes at the national level, so you’d have to create an entirely new tax. Doing so, as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen noted in a February New York Times interview, would pose “very difficult implementation problems.”   […]

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How Kyrsten Sinema Convinced the Beltway Media That She’s the Sensible, Pragmatic One

It’s a familiar, frustrating dynamic for those who have followed conflict between the Democrats’ right and left flank. Progressives are never given credit for showing their work, they are at best starry-eyed romantics and at worst dangerously foolish. They have rejected the risks associated with deficit spending out of hand and want to use the […]

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White Football Fans Chanted ‘F–k Joe Biden’ on 9/11. At Auburn, It’s an American Tradition

G/O Media may get a commission These true patriots were not alone. The spontaneously viral chant made an appearance in student sections, tailgates at some of the South’s most prestigious colleges, including Coastal Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee (the second-whitest college in the SEC) and national champions at the University of Alabama. Advertisement Although this stunt […]

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Why Won’t the Chamber of Commerce Support Biden’s Vaccine Mandate?

The reason for this nervousness is that the Chamber until recently was controlled by the Republican Party. That was the doing of President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Donohue, a partisan demagogue who took the reins in 1997, held both titles through 2019, and finally relinquished his co-chairmanship with his successor, Suzanne Clark, earlier this […]

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Donald Trump Is Running for President, and It Will Be Just as Bizarre as Last Time

What was the weirdest thing that Donald Trump did on Saturday, the twentieth anniversary of 9/11? It is not immediately obvious. While the four other men who served as president during the twenty-first century attended ceremonies honoring the dead, Trump spent the day as only he could, which is to say he dawdled through the […]

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U.S. Capitol Police Recommend Disciplinary Action in 6 Cases From Jan. 6 Attack

So now for the latest in the Insurrection Saga: the U.S. Capitol Police recommended disciplinary action in six cases on Saturday, following an internal review stemming from the Jan. 6 attack. From ABC News : The department’s Office of Professional Responsibility opened 38 internal investigations and was able to identify 26 of the officers involved, […]

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Why Moderate House Democrats Torture Their Colleagues—and Why They’re Wrong

What this means for moderates, I believe, is two things. First, like it or not, it’s a lot harder now to distance oneself from the national party. The whole country watches the same cable news shows. Voters know more than ever about what the parties stand for. Whatever the national party does, the local member […]

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Sorry, Everyone, but Congress Is Bringing Back Debt Ceiling Foolishness

“The fact that we even moved into using extraordinary measures, as though that’s normal practice, just is a reflection of how irresponsible Congress has become at doing the things that need to get done,” said Maya MacGuineas, the president of the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonprofit watchdog organization. Yellen warned in a […]

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‘Engines Of Opportunity’: The White House Celebrates HBCU Week

NewsOne Featured Video The significance of historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country spans far beyond the realm of education. The institutions serve as cornerstones of Black culture and have produced scholars who have been at the forefront of transformative change. President Joe Biden’s administration recently unveiled an initiative centered on celebrating the rich […]

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Republicans Want the Freedom to Live in a Pandemic Forever

“In [the] coming days, all three of these claims—Washington, Franklin, and Jacobson [v. Massachusetts]—are going to be used to justify Joe Biden’s illegal federal order,” Cooke concluded. “Americans who wish to keep their constitutional system intact should note that not one of them even intersects with that question.” Since I’m a good sport, I’ll concede […]

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Vaccine Mandates Being Considered By Auto Industry, UAW

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Jake Tapper Was Not A Fan Of The ‘Scolding’ Joe Biden Gave The Unvaccinated In His Speech

Everyone, even President Joe Biden, is frustrated with the amount of COVID vaccine misinformation that’s been circling online right now. It’s gotten so bad that, during his address to the nation Thursday evening, Biden made a point of calling out the vaccine-hesitant among us. “My message to unvaccinated Americans is this: What more is there […]

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Biden’s Done His Part on Vaccines. Now (Gulp!) It’s Up to America.

There was a tone of both sadness and anger in Biden’s voice Friday morning when the president, during a visit to a Washington school, responded to a reporter’s question about the purported “overreach” of his vaccine requirements. “I am so disappointed,” Biden said, “that, particularly, some of the Republican governors have been so cavalier with […]

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The Radical Honesty of Biden’s Vaccine Plan

The administration had previously announced that all employees of long-term care facilities receiving Medicaid or Medicare payments must be vaccinated, and on Thursday, Biden took that a step further. “I’m using that same authority to expand that to cover those who work in hospitals, home health care facilities or other medical facilities—a total of 17 […]

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Now It Gets Serious: Whom Will the Democrats Tax, and How Much?

But Norquist predicted that in the end something will pass. “Well, the D’s will pass something, they’ll pass some tax bill, some spending bill,” Norquist said. “The question is what’s the spending number? And Manchin gets to be part of that negotiation, so not $3.5.” During the Ways & Means markup on Thursday, Republican committee […]

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Now It Gets Serious: Whom Will the Democrats Tax, and How Much?

But Norquist predicted that in the end something will pass. “Well, the D’s will pass something, they’ll pass some tax bill, some spending bill,” Norquist said. “The question is what’s the spending number? And Manchin gets to be part of that negotiation, so not $3.5.” During the Ways & Means markup on Thursday, Republican committee […]

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