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    Joe Biden reportedly met with two Chinese businessmen tied to Hunter Biden's company at the White House in 2014, according to White House visitor logs. Executives for the Chinese energy company Wanxiang reportedly secured a meeting with Joe Biden in the West Wing on July 25, 2014, with just one day's notice, according to White House visitor logs. Records show the meeting between Biden Wanxiang America President Pin Ni and Wanxiang Resources Co. President Youhong Han was held from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., according to the Daily Mail. Through Hunter Biden's firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, he invested in a car company, Fisker, that was later bought by Wanxiang. He also purchased an electric sports car from the company for $142,300. After the company went bankrupt in 2013, the younger Biden was listed as a creditor on its filings. BIDEN WON'T TRAVEL TO KENTUCKY WITHOUT NEGATIVE TEST, WHITE HOUSE SAYS Only four days after his meeting with Joe Biden in the White House, Ni emailed Hunter Biden, telling him he had heard his Fisker vehicle was...
    President Joe Biden is expected to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the phone Thursday, according to multiple reports. The conversation is expected to take place amid rising tensions between the United States and China, escalated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) planning to visit Taiwan, which China claims as its territory. CHINA THREAT: MILITARY ‘WON’T SIT IDLY BY’ IF PELOSI VISITS TAIWAN Biden had said to reporters at an event last week that he would be speaking with Xi "within the next 10 days." China's military has been getting "noticeably more aggressive," according to Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, per remarks he made Sunday. The increased aggression by China has led to concerns over the safety of Taiwan. Pelosi has received support from various U.S. politicians to go forward with her planned trip to Taiwan, whereas Chinese officials have warned that such a visit would be considered interference with their "territorial integrity." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The president is...
    Hunter Biden's payments to a Ukrainian woman linked to an Eastern European escort ring were flagged by JPMorgan Chase in late 2018 and early 2019 in a report filed with the federal government, according to a new report. Hunter spent over $30,000 on escorts, many of whom were linked to ".ru" Russian email addresses, who worked with a "model agency" called UberGFE between November 2018 and March 2019, the Washington Examiner previously reported. Biden claimed to members of his family that he was broke during that time, but he was able to make payments to the escorts thanks in part to President Joe Biden committing to wiring him a total of $100,000 to help pay his bills from December 2018 through January 2019. The release of the "Suspicious Activity Report," or "SAR," comes after top Republican senators demanded that the Department of Justice in a letter Thursday investigate Joe Biden's apparently unwitting financing of his son's participation in the Eastern European escort ring. JOE BIDEN UNWITTINGLY HELPED FINANCE HUNTER'S TRYSTS WITH RUSSIA-LINKED ESCORTS Hunter Biden's...
    JOE Biden’s stress and anger were exposed during his sit-down interview with Jimmy Kimmel, a body language expert said. Patti Wood told The Sun that the president showed unusual behavior as he sat down with the late-night talk show host on Wednesday. 4US President Joe Biden speaks with host Jimmy KimmelCredit: AFP 4This was the president's first appearance on Kimmel's showCredit: AFP 4The president appeared stressed according to a body language expertCredit: AFP 4The pair spoke about the recent shooting in Uvalde, TexasCredit: AFP Biden “switched the focus” towards his wife Jill who was in the audience along with members of his family, Wood said. She added: “He made a nice joke about her being Joe Biden’s wife. "It was not unusual for Biden to do that, but it was unusual for a president or guest to do it on a talk show." The expert said that Biden’s focus was entirely on Kimmel for the majority of the interview. read more on joe bidenOH NO, JOE Jimmy Kimmel SLAMMED for 'soft Joe Biden interview & hiding president's gaffes'BLOW FOR...
    The national average price for a gallon of regular gas is $4.593 as of Friday, according to AAA. The recent AP-NORC poll found that 56% think that high fuel prices are more the result of issues beyond the president's control, while 44% think the high prices are more due to the president's policies — a poll in March found almost the same numbers, with 55% indicating that the high prices were more due to conditions beyond Biden's control and 44% indicating that the prices were more due to Biden's policies. "I feel like the stimulus checks came out and that was the last win of his administration," Democrat Milan Ramsey said about the president, according to the Associated Press. "I think he's tired — and I don’t blame him, I’d be tired too at his age with the career he’s had."
    Joe Biden has seen his support among Hispanics plummet in the past 12 months, with only 26 percent of those polled approving of the job he is doing in a new survey - a decrease of more than half. The president was elected with a 59 percent majority of the Hispanic vote, with Donald Trump winning 38 percent. In the first spring of his presidency, 55 percent of Hispanics said they approved of him, according to a May 2021 poll by Quinnipiac University. But a new poll out this week shows that the support has fallen to just 26 percent. Among all voters, Biden's approval is currently at 41.1 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight's poll aggregator. His approval ratings fell below his disapproval ratings in August, and have only fallen further since then.  Donald Trump's approval rating was almost as poor as Biden's at the same point in his presidency, with an approval rating of 42.4.  Of the post-war presidents, only Gerald Ford was worse, at 39 percent approval. Barack Obama was significantly higher, at just below 58 percent; George W. Bush...
    President Joe Biden has advised his White House aides to shift into campaign mode for the midterm elections, according to a report. The president privately asked his aides to start highlighting differences between his policies and those of the Republican Party, according to Axios, citing “people familiar with the conversations.” Biden himself has ratcheted up the political rhetoric, accusing Republicans of having a radical agenda that is out of touch with the middle class. Biden has focused his political attacks on Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, painting him as the leader of the radical “Ultra MAGA” Republicans who have seized control of the party. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) being held at The Rosen Shingle Creek on February 26, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) “I think they’re the most extreme party and that’s what the Republican Party is now,” Biden said at a fundraiser on Wednesday night. “Not everybody Republican believes that. But the fact of the matter is, they run the show...
    First Lady Jill Biden was opposed to her husband selected Kamala Harris as his presidential running mate, according to an explosive new book. Jill Biden expressed her frustration with the selection of Harris, who lashed out at Joe Biden in the first Democratic primary debate, New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns wrote in their upcoming book This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future. The first lady reportedly said in a conversation that 'there are millions of people in the United States' and asked 'why do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe,' according to an excerpt of the book provided to Fox News. At the primary debate in June 2019, Harris launched an explosive broadside at Biden, who at the time was taking criticism for remarks about working with segregationists in Congress. Biden had remarked: 'at least there was some civility. We got things done.'  First Lady Jill Biden was reportedly opposed to her husband selected Kamala Harris as his presidential running mate after she lashed out at him in the Democratic...
    A Somalian man living in Pennsylvania threatened to assassinate President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, according to a release by the US Department of Justice. Mohamed Farah, 32, who was living in Cumberland County, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, Apr. 20, the release shows. "The indictment alleges that in January 2022, Farah, who is a citizen of Somalia, threatened to assassinate President Biden. The indictment further alleges that Farah threatened to assassinate former President Trump if he runs for reelection," United States Attorney John C. Gurganus states in the release. The threats were investigated by the Secret Service, FBI, and the Lower Allen Police Department, according to the release. The maximum penalty for each offense is five years in prison, a term of supervised release, and a fine, according to the DOJ.
    US President Joe Biden addresses media representatives as he arrives for a European Union summit at EU Headquarters in Brussels on March 24, 2022.John Thys | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden is expected to propose a new minimum tax that would largely target billionaires when he unveils his 2023 budget, according to a document obtained by CNBC. Called the "Billionaire Minimum Income Tax," it would assess a 20% minimum tax rate on U.S. households worth more than $100 million. Over half the revenue could come from those worth more than $1 billion. "This minimum tax would make sure that the wealthiest Americans no longer pay a tax rate lower than teachers and firefighters," the document said. The proposed levy is expected to reduce the deficit by about $360 billion in the next decade, according to the document. If a wealthy household is already paying 20% on their full income, they won't pay an additional tax under the proposal. If they pay less than 20%, they'll owe a "top-up payment" to meet the new minimum. "As a result, this...
    President Joe Biden said his plan to fight inflation is to “lower your costs, not your wages,” during his first State of the Union address on Tuesday. After Biden and his advisers pretended for months that inflation would be “transitory,” it appears he is ready to address the issue. During his State of the Union speech, Biden addressed his plan to fight inflation. “One way to fight inflation is to drive down wages and make Americans poorer,” Biden said Tuesday evening. “I have a better plan to fight inflation: Lower your costs, not your wages.” According to Biden, his three-step plan to lower costs in different sectors will address the highest inflation levels our country has seen in over 40 years. Biden said cutting the costs of prescription drugs, energy, and child care are included in his plan to defeat inflation. However, Biden failed to explain how the costs would be lowered or how they would impact inflation rates. The high price of gasoline is displayed at a Los Angeles gas station on November 24, 2021. (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP...
    US Senate candidate Dave McCormick will air an ad during Sunday's Super Bowl that refers to President Biden as 'Brandon' and criticizes his record on everything from the Afghanistan withdrawal to the economy recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. McCormick, 56, is one of dozens of candidates running to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania.  He was the CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world with assets worth at least $150 billion, from 2020 until January of this year. In the 30-second spot, somber quotes from mainstream media sources flash past the screen while a crowd chants 'Let's Go Brandon.'  'This is so much bigger than Brandon,' the ad concludes. 'Let's go Brandon' became a rallying cry for conservatives after a NASCAR race in Alabama in October. The crowd was chanting 'F*** Joe Biden,' but an NBC reporter incorrectly said they were shouting 'Let's go Brandon' while interviewing racer Brandon Brown. President Biden was forced to acknowledge the slogan on Christmas Eve, when a father from Oregon said it to him during a holiday livestream. Scroll...
    Billionaire Republican donor Ken Langone made the maximum allowable donation to Senator Joe’s Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) political action committee (PAC) weeks after Manchin announced that he would oppose President Joe BidenJoe BidenCourt nixes offshore drilling leases auctioned by Biden administration Laquan McDonald's family pushes for federal charges against officer ahead of early release Biden speaks with Ukrainian president amid Russian threat MORE’s Build Back Better bill, according to CNBC, which cited a Federal Election Commission filing. Langone and his wife, Elaine Langone, each made $5,000 contributions to Manchin's Country Roads leadership PAC on Dec. 31, reaching the benchmark for the most an individual is allowed to donate to a PAC of this kind in a single year. Langone sent the donations to Manchin less than two weeks after the senator told Fox News he would not support Biden’s $1.75 trillion climate and social spending bill. This was the first time Langone donated to Manchin's campaign or leadership PAC, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, per CNBC. Langone told CNBC in November that he plans to host a large fundraising event for Manchin, who is up for reelection in 2024. “Thank...
    In this article HSBA-GB SBUX DUK Senators Kyrsten Sinema speaks at the ceremony where U.S. President Joe Biden will sign the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act", on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, November 15, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | ReutersTwo of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's former aides have lobbied for corporate giants that have sought to influence President Joe Biden's agenda. The former staffers have recently lobbied for financial giant HSBC, coffee chain Starbucks, investment firm C5 Capital, power company Duke Energy, lead and copper producer Doe Run Company and mining company ​Broken Hill Proprietary, according to registration and quarterly reports. The two people, Kate Gonzales and Alyssa Marois, appear to be rare examples of former Sinema staffers registered to lobby the federal government. Their position makes them particularly valuable to their clients since their former boss, an Arizona Democrat, is a pivotal vote in a Senate split 50-50 by party. Sinema and conservative Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., have played a vital role in the Democratic-held Senate in the past year as their party tries to pass...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday that an amicus brief had been filed by his group, Advancing American Freedom, to the U.S. Supreme Court in firm opposition to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's vaccine mandate, according to an AAF press release shared with the Washington Examiner. The brief labels the mandate "unconstitutional" and backs demands for a stay. The mandate, which OSHA published as Emergency Temporary Standard, seeks to "shortcut normal rule making requirements" as set by Congress, the release noted. AT LEAST FIVE GIRLS RESCUED AND OVER A DOZEN SEX OFFENDERS ARRESTED IN LOUISIANA: U.S. MARSHALS It must be stayed "to prevent the irreparable harm to Americans, to jobs, to constitutional governance, and to our cherished freedoms," the AAF argued. "America is about freedom and the ability to make the best decision for your family or business, and Joe Biden's vaccine mandate must be stopped in its tracks in order to preserve freedom, protect American livelihoods and businesses, and to safeguard our constitution," Pence, the founder of AAF, said. "Joe...
    One year ago, then-candidate Joe Biden declared that, in light of the statistic of 220,000 Americans having died from coronavirus as of October 2020, that "anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States." At the time, the demand was made of President Trump – however as of November 2021, by Biden's own standard, he should resign the office of president, Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday. "[I]f you don’t hear anything else I say tonight, hear this. Anyone who is not responsible for taking control, in fact not saying I take no responsibility initially, anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America," Biden said one year ago. JUDGE BLOCKS BIDEN VACCINE MANDATE FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN TEN STATES The "Hannity" host noted that Biden has not been challenged on his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic in the time since he took office.  "Based on Joe’s statement, he should not remain the president of the United States – 350,000...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg suggested that Americans worried about increasing gasoline prices should purchase electric vehicles to save money. Families that own an electric vehicle won’t ever have to worry about gasoline prices, Buttigieg told MSNBC in an interview Sunday. Americans who live in rural and urban areas would benefit most from buying an electric car since they currently spend so much at the pump, he said. “Most of the physical infrastructure work was contemplated in the bill that was just signed, but there is more envisioned in the Build Back Better law,” the transportation secretary said during the interview. “It contains incentives to make it more affordable to buy an electric vehicle.” “Up to a $12,500 discount, in effect, for families thinking about getting an EV,” he continued. “Families that once they own that EV will never have to worry about gas prices again.” (RELATED: CNN Says Biden Is To Thank For Falling Gas Prices Days After Saying It Was Out Of His Control) The $12,500 “discount” would be a tax credit under the Build Back Better Act, Democrats’...
    Las Vegas police arrested a woman at McCarran International Airport Sunday who shouted “Let’s Go, Brandon” as she was removed from a flight for refusing to wear a mask. Katrina Alspaugh of Las Vegas was arrested for one charge of violating airport rules, according to a police report via KLAS news in Las Vegas. The trouble reportedly started before Asplaugh even boarded the plane. According to police, Asplaugh attempted to punch another passenger who commented on the fact she was not wearing a mask. However, the passenger declined to press charges and Asplaugh boarded her flight. According to KLAS: When officers arrived at the Allegiant flight gate, Alspaugh was standing on the jet bridge, they said. An airline representative had removed her from the flight and issued her a trespass notice from the company. According to police, as Alspaugh was being taken off the jet bridge in a wheelchair, she yelled obscenities and ‘Let’s go Brandon.’ Police said this only added to the disturbance and they arrested her. “Let’s Go, Brandon” became a popular chant at sporting events and a form of...
    Protesters greeted President Joe Biden Tuesday in Michigan with an array of signage and chants, with one local pro-Trump resident saying he wants Biden “to step down.” Livingston County resident Philip Ludwig told The Detroit News he supports former President Donald Trump and is unhappy with the way Biden is governing. “We’re going to support Trump still until he’s put back in,” Ludwig reportedly said while sitting along Michigan 59 in Howell. “So we just want Biden to know we’re not happy with his spending. We’re not happy with the way our country’s going and the job he’s performing. And we would like him to step down.” Several protesters took to the street waiting for Biden’s arrival, with signs reading “Fuck Joe Biden” and “Stop the Spending,” according to videos posted to social media. #BREAKING @POTUS arrives in Howell. @FOX2News @WWJ950 pic.twitter.com/gAFLUHAqa7 — Charlie Langton (@charlielangton) October 5, 2021 Holy Moly Michigan welcoming committee for Biden lining up. pic.twitter.com/8YpHtcyouz — Big Fish (@BigFish3000) October 5, 2021 Biden, who has been the subject of several “Fuck Joe Biden” chants...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden said in a virtual meeting with a group of House progressives on Monday that the top line of the social safety net package needs to come down to somewhere between $1.9 trillion and $2.2 trillion, according to two sources familiar with the call.Biden told the group, according to one of the sources, that was the range he felt Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema would accept but did not specify further within that range. This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    U.S. President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters after speaking about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines and booster shots in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2021.Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters U.S. President Joe Biden said "I will be darned" on Sunday, after a reporter told him the Social Democratic Party was ahead in Germany's historic federal election.  Biden, who had spent the weekend at Camp David, did not know who was projected to win the German vote until he got back to Washington D.C. "They're solid," Biden said of the results when told the SPD was expected to beat Angela Merkel's conservative alliance, according to Reuters.  Early results Monday gave the center-left SPD the largest share of the vote with 25.9%, according to the country's Federal Returning Officer, with Merkel's right-leaning bloc of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union getting 24.1% of the vote.VIDEO10:4410:44How Angela Merkel changed Germany — and the worldGermany: Engine of EuropeCoalition negotiations will now begin, but could take weeks or even months. The election comes at a time of...
    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the powerful organization that oversees Middle Eastern oil production, blamed high gasoline prices on the shift toward renewable energy worldwide. “I have talked about a new premium that is emerging in the energy markets that I term the transition premium,” OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo told CNBC on Tuesday. Global oil prices have skyrocketed in recent years, tripling in the past year alone, according to CNBC. In the U.S., the average price of gas has surged from $2.18 per gallon one year ago to $3.19 per gallon as of Tuesday, according to data compiled by AAA. (RELATED: 19 States Urge Biden To Reinstate Keystone After Colonial Pipeline Hack Caused Mass Gas Shortages) Worldwide, nations have introduced sweeping green energy policies in an effort to stem climate change and save the world from environmental disaster. For example, President Joe Biden has made combating climate change a top priority through a series of initiatives and Europe unveiled a “green deal” proposal in July that would cut greenhouse gas emissions 55% by 2030. President Joe...
    President Biden is expected to announce a new group to share defense technology with Britain and Australia on Wednesday designed to push back against the rise of China.  He is due to speak at 5pm on 'a national security initiative,' but the White House has not released further details. The working group, known by the acronym AUUKUS, will allow the three allies to share information in technological areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber, underwater systems and long-range strike capabilities, according to Politico, citing a White House official and congressional staffer.  Both characterized the plan as a move to counter China's rise in the technology and military sectors.   It is one of a string of initiatives designed to demonstrate Washington's global role after the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. Biden will next week host his first in-person summit of leaders of the Quad nations — made up of Australia, India, Japan and the United States — which have been coordinating against China's growing reach. President Biden is due to deliver remarks on 5pm on 'a national security initiative,' but the White House...
    President Biden's younger brother Jim and son Hunter are accused of using his union ties to land clients when they ran an investment firm, according to a new book, including firefighters who would arrive with checks claiming to be 'friends of Joe.' It describes how they used the then senator's name to drum up business for Paradigm Global Advisors, which they ran in the mid-2000s 'Don’t worry about investors, ' Jim Biden reportedly told staff on his first day at the company. 'We’ve got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden.'    The story of their time at Paradigm Global Advisors is told by Ben Schreckinger in 'The Bidens: Inside the First Family's Fifty-Year Rise to Power.'  It includes allegations of Hunter's drug use at the time and sets out how they used the family name in their business dealings. 'Jim’s job,' one of his former business partners told Schreckinger, “is to ensure the lifestyle is good for the family.”  Lawyers for the two men dispute many of the alleged conversations in the book and they are not...
    U.S. President Joe Biden called Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations between Washington and Beijing and allegedly used some of the 90-minute phone call to “reminisce” with Xi about their previous “travels together,” the Associated Press (AP) reported. “The two spent time on the call reminiscing about their time traveling together when they were both vice presidents,” the AP reported on September 9, citing a “senior [Biden] administration official” who spoke to the news agency on the condition of anonymity as he “was not authorized to comment publicly” on the matter. Biden initiated Thursday’s telephone conversation with Xi, according to Chinese state media. The call marked the second such dialogue between the two heads of state since Biden took office in January. “[T]he two leaders held candid, in-depth and broad strategic communication and exchanges on bilateral relations and relevant issues of shared interest,” China’s official state-run press agency, Xinhua, reported of the phone call on September 10. The U.S. government’s official policies toward China have caused “serious difficulties” for the Washington-Beijing bilateral relation, Xi told Biden...
    The White House is struggling to explain President Joe Biden’s claim that he has driven an 18-wheeler truck, Fox News reported. “I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man,” Biden said on Wednesday. “I got to.” The president claimed he had driven the massive trucks before while visiting a Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania, according to Fox News. Joe Biden, a career politician who has been in politics for 48 years, claims he “used to drive an 18 wheeler.” pic.twitter.com/eOXI9pwF2g — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 28, 2021 The White House didn’t respond to an immediate question from the Daily Caller News Foundation about evidence towards this claim. (RELATED: Here Are Some Of 2020 Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s Greatest Gaffes) A White House spokesperson pointed to a December 1973 article from the Wilmington Evening Journal that showed Biden rode in an 18-wheeler, according to Fox News. The spokesperson also showed a United Federation of Teachers post that talked about Biden being a bus driver as a summer job. “Most school buses have two axles, with the bigger models having two...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is writing a book in response to the Trump administration, laying out strategies for moving away from the era of "grievance politics." Christie, a 2016 presidential contender, will touch on his once-strong relationship with former President Donald Trump but will reportedly dig into the president's time in power, which he in part blames for GOP losses in Congress and the White House in 2020. The book, titled Republican Rescue: Saving the Party from Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden, is scheduled to be published on Nov. 16 by Threshold, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. CHRIS CHRISTIE: TRUMP DECISION ON 2024 PRESIDENTIAL RACE WON'T AFFECT MINE "Christie delivers a frank insider’s account of that election and the tragic descent of some members of the Republican Party into cowardice and madness, as well as no-nonsense solutions for how to recover the party’s image and integrity, and how to beat back the ultra-liberal policies of Joe Biden’s Democrats," Threshold said in the announcement of the book on Monday, according to the...
    Joe Biden might have inadvertently paid for a series of wild nights his son Hunter had with a prostitute at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont Hotel in 2018, according to text messages and receipts obtained from his laptop. It was late May that year when Hunter Biden ordered Yanna, an escort, who billed herself as 'Russian, Green Eyes, Thin Brunette, an elite courtesan' from his favorite site, Emerald Fantasy Girls, according to the files obtained by the New York Post from his 2017 Macbook Pro.  'Hi, My name is Rob. I'm staying at Chateau Marmont,' he texts the woman, using his first name, Robert. 'Are you available now?'  During her days-long visit to the hotel, the two have sex, drink vodka and film porn while he smokes crack, according to the Post. At one point balances a line of M&Ms on his erect penis - all of it documented in files stored on the laptop.  And messages saved on the laptop show Joe Biden might have inadvertently been the person actually paying the bill for the wild weekend, according to the messages obtained...
    President Joe Biden, like many before him, appeared to violate the norms around visiting the queen of the United Kingdom. Various world leaders and British royals gathered at the Eden Project in Cornwall for the G-7’s inaugural dinner Friday night, which was when the president committed his faux pas. BIDEN VOWS TO CONFRONT PUTIN AS HE EMBARKS ON FIRST FOREIGN TRIP It is tradition that all of the queen’s guests arrive before her, though the president of the United States and the first lady arrived after her Friday, according to the Daily Mail. “It is correct for everyone to arrive before the royal personage and protocol rules that no guest should leave an event before a member of the Royal Family," according to Debrett’s, a leader on royal etiquette. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The two sides are set to reconvene for tea at Windsor Castle on Sunday. Former President Donald Trump also kept the queen of England waiting during his 2018 trip overseas. Other U.S. officials have flubbed their interactions with the royal family as...
    Four states will be cutting pandemic unemployment increases three months early, ending the supplemental $300 in federal aid. Alaska, Iowa, Missouri, and Mississippi will end pandemic-related unemployment relief on June 12. An additional 21 Republican-led states will slash federal aid before it expires on Sept. 6, according to Business Insider. Conservatives continue to advocate an end to the increased benefits, saying they are no longer needed now that the pandemic is contained and speculating that the high payouts are discouraging would-be workers from returning. “While these federal programs provided important temporary relief, vaccines and jobs are now in good supply. And we have a critical problem where businesses across our state are trying to hire more people, but many are facing severe worker shortages,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement, becoming the latest governor to make such a decision. The unemployment rate has fallen with the staggered end of pandemic restrictions, but job reports for April and May have both been below expectations, according to CNBC. Job openings in April reached a record high, according to the U.S....
    Never-before-released recordings of a 2019 phone call between Rudy Giuliani and Ukranian officials reveal how the Trump adviser and attorney attempted to pressure the foreign government to investigate Joe Biden, according to CNN. On the call, Giuliani can be heard, along with US diplomat Kurt Volker, and Andriy Yermak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, CNN said.  The audio was recorded in July 2019 and came before Trump called Zelensky himself.  That conversation became a central part of the former president's first impeachment trial in which he was accused of soliciting help from Ukraine for his campaign. The recording of the phone call, which lasts for some 40 minutes, details how Giuliani continued to pressure the Ukrainian government in 2019 to investigate conspiracies about then-candidate Joe Biden. He seems to dangle improved relations with the US as a reward. Giuliani could be heard telling Yermak that Zelensky should publicly announce investigations into possible corruption by Biden in Ukraine, and also into claims Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Trump's chances of winning. Neither claim has been proven. Scroll down for video  Audio of a...
    A New Mexico man was arrested and charged after allegedly threatening to kill President Joe Biden and other individuals. John Thornton was charged with transmitting communications in interstate commerce containing threats to injure the person of another after he purportedly sent such text messages to four people, according to a criminal complaint. CAPITOL POLICE SAYS THREATS AGAINST MEMBERS OF CONGRESS UP 107% FROM 2020 Thornton, 39, was the subject of several complaints since November 2020, with several people raising concerns that he sent them threatening or disturbing messages, the FBI said. Thornton introduced himself as the recipients' father in his message and said he would take leadership of a "revolutionary Army" dubbed the 3%rs, according to court documents. "I LOVE YOU. I WILL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE. EVEN I EXECUTE JOE BIDEN FOR TREASON," the text, in all capital letters, read. In a separate message sent to an individual in Texas, Thornton apparently referred to himself as the "revolutionary war general" and discussed the idea to kill the president again. "(Five) stars now. (Five) stars after I execute...
    More details are to come out about President Joe Biden meeting with his son Hunters business associates from Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan while he was vice president, according to former President Donald Trumps White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Newsmax. "Its amazing how Joe Biden and Hunter Biden actually had a quid pro quo, and to accuse President Trump of using his influence to enrich his family was just not accurate," Meadows told Wednesdays "Stinchfield." "And now what were seeing is perhaps the real influence-peddling that took place was by then-Vice President Joe Biden." Joe Biden met with his sons associates at the Café Milano on April 16, 2015, according to records on Hunters laptop, the New York Post reported. On the day after, Hunter received an email from Ukrainian energy executive Vadym Pozharskyi of Burisma. Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for introducing him to his father: "Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. Its realty [sic] an honor and pleasure." At the time,...
    April 15, 2021, Washington, District of Columbia, USA: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The Biden administration imposed a raft of new sanctions on Russia, including long-feared restrictions on buying new sovereign debt, in retaliation for alleged misconduct including the SolarWinds hack and efforts to disrupt the U.S. election (Credit Image: © Andrew Harrer - Pool Via Cnp/CNP via ZUMA Wire)Andrew Harrer - Pool Via Cnp/CNP via ZUMA Wire Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.With the 100-day mark of Joe Biden’s presidency approaching, a number of national news organizations commissioned polls on how he’s doing, and they all found basically the same thing: The president is popular. Biden’s approval rating is at 58 percent according to CBS News, 53 percent according to NBC News, 52 percent according to ABC News, and 54 percent according to Fox News. This is a bit lower than where Presidents...
    President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he did not believe there was a migration crisis on the southern border. Biden commented after concluding remarks about the ongoing national effort to develop and deliver coronavirus vaccines. One reporter asked the president if he believed there was a crisis on the southern border. “No,” he replied. “We’ll be able to handle it. God willing.” Biden confirmed he was briefed on the looming surge of unattended migrant children at the border. When he was asked what he learned, the president replied shortly “A lot.” The Department of Homeland Security predicts there will be 117,000 unaccompanied child migrants crossing the border in 2021, according to an Axios report. Additionally, officials advised that the United States would need 20,000 beds to house incoming child migrants. In January alone, 6,000 migrants aged 16 and 17 were caught, according to the prepared report. Biden commented after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas first declared Monday that there was no crisis on the border. “I think the answer is no,” Mayorkas said when asked by a reporter...
    A man from North Carolina was charged with threatening President Joe Biden, an unsealed federal criminal complaint revealed Thursday, according to the Justice Department. David Kyle Reeves, 27, of Gastonia, was charged with making a threat against the President of the United States and was arrested Feb. 5, the Justice Department’s statement said. David Kyle Reeves, 27, of Gastonia, North Carolina, arrested for threatening to kill President Biden https://t.co/SLCUb5zVtH pic.twitter.com/hVl6LIBRlo — Alexandra Halaby ???? (@iskandrah) February 12, 2021 Reeves allegedly contacted the White House switchboard multiple times between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1, and made threats against Biden and others, an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint said, according to the Justice Department. BREAKING: Just in from @USAO_WDNC A Gastonia man is charged with threatening @POTUS 27-year-old David Kyle Reeves is accused of calling the White House switchboard between January 28 and February 1, 2021 and making threats against President Joe Biden and others. @wcnc pic.twitter.com/FARhiVzkNS — Nate Morabito (@NateMorabito) February 11, 2021 A Secret Service agent contacted Reeves on Feb. 1 to discuss the threats. Reeves...
    President Joe Biden paid a visit to the orthopedist’s office near his Delaware home to have a foot injury evaluated. He made the doctor visit on his first trip away from Washington as president, about ten weeks after his injury was diagnosed. He was found to have hairline fractures in his foot after an injury sustained while playing with his dog Major, a German Shepherd. According to physician to the president Dr. Kevin O’Connor, it was a ‘regularly scheduled 10 week post-injury weight-bearing X-ray’ visit. President Joe Biden had X=-rays taken of his foot fracture as his doctors determine how his injury is healing Biden went to the same Delaware Orthopedic Specialists in Newark, Del., where he went for care during the transition. According to a statement by O’Connor: ‘The President will receive a regularly scheduled 10-week post-injury weight-bearing X-ray at the Delaware Orthopedic Specialists, where he was evaluated initially.’ ‘The President’s symptoms have improved as expected, and he is adhering to a strict physical therapy regimen. As we explained initially, sprains of the foot can sometimes be a...
    Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, will release a memoir chronicling his struggles with substance abuse. Hunter Biden’s memoir, entitled “Beautiful Things,” will focus on his past substance abuse addiction, according to publisher Gallery Books, The Associated Press reported. Hunter Biden’s drug addiction received national attention in October after a laptop, alleged to have belonged to him, was uncovered and included pictures that appeared to show him smoking crack. “In his harrowing and compulsively readable memoir, Hunter Biden proves again that anybody — even the son of a United States President — can take a ride on the pink horse down nightmare alley,” author Stephen King wrote in advance praise of the book, according to the AP. (RELATED: ‘Watch Yourself’: Biden Reportedly Asked Family To Rein In Business Activity Before Election) Knowledge of the memoir was kept under tight wraps, even amid the Nov. 3 presidential election in which Hunter Biden’s father defeated former President Donald Trump. In addition to King, writers Dave Eggers and Anne Lamott wrote blurbs commending the book. “I come from a family forged by...
    President Joe Biden, as soon as Monday, will restart the unpopular but business-backed inflow of Central American consumers and replacement labor that President Donald Trump had shut down, according to Reuters. The extra workers and consumers will help CEOs and investors, even as millions of Americans have been pushed into the unemployment line and poverty by the coronavirus crash and by prior migration. Biden is expected to end the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) agreement with Mexico, to tear up asylum deals with El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, and even open a new route for migrants to fly from U.S. embassies into homes through the United States, according to the article. Trump’s MPP program deterred unsafe migration by denying U.S. jobs to migrants before their asylum claims were approved by courts. Biden will also sign an order directing officials to prepare for a future inflow of 125,000 refugees imported from Africa, Asia, and other regions, according to Reuters. Trump cut the refugee inflow down to 15,000, which pressured companies to raise wages for Americans and to invest in wealth-producing, labor-saving machinery. The...
    Hours before he departed the White House, Donald Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commutations to 70 others in the early hours of Wednesday. According to Finnish-German entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, Trump attempted to offer him a pardon for charges related to his now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload, which the businessman says he refused. “Several people in Trumps inner circle dangled a pardon in front of my nose,” he tweeted. “I told them I’m not interested in a pardon unless Assange & Snowden get pardoned and if not I would trade my pardon for Assange. I don’t need a pardon. I’m a battle-scarred warrior. I’ll go to Valhalla.” Despite the setback, the entrepreneur assured his followers he would still be fighting for Assange’s release. To all #Assange supporters out there. It is disappointing that Trump did not pardon Julian. But our numbers have grown. Many respected people join our movement to free Julian every day. Our voices can no longer be ignored. Let’s fight for Julian’s release this year. Stay strong. pic.twitter.com/CykUGC2yXQ — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) January 20, 2021 ...
    President Joe Biden is expected to issue a wide array of executive orders as soon as he takes office Wednesday. The practice has become a common one in recent administrations. Donald Trump issued six executive orders during his first week in office, while Barack Obama issued five, according to AL.com. Biden will sign 15 executive orders on his first day in office, his incoming press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. Biden’s executive orders will focus in particular on the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration, and the environment. COVID-19 Biden will institute a mask and social distancing mandate for all federal buildings, according to CBS News. The federal government would probably not have the authority to issue a nationwide mask mandate, which Biden alluded to on the campaign trail. Biden will also be rejoining the World Health Organization (WHO), the Associated Press reported. Trump ordered the United States’ withdrawal from the WHO after the international body refused “to demonstrate its independence from the Chinese Communist Party.” (RELATED: World Health Organization Pledges Not To Find ‘Guilty’ Party During Coronavirus Investigation In China) Biden also...
    Newly disclosed federal investigations into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings threaten to haunt his father's presidency for years. While the full scope of the federal government’s inquiries have not been made public, allegations claim President-elect Joe Biden's son scored privileged investment opportunities, millions of dollars, and a diamond estimated to cost $80,000 by leveraging access to the Biden name. Hunter Biden acknowledged the existence of one federal inquiry earlier this month, when in a statement issued by his father’s transition team, he said he was the subject of an investigation by the U.S. attorney in Delaware. Biden said he is "confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately." According to a subsequent Politico report, “investigators in Delaware and Washington were ... probing potential money laundering and Hunter Biden’s foreign ties.” The story suggests these investigations go further than Hunter Biden’s statement indicated and include an inquiry by the Southern District of New York’s securities fraud unit into his finances, as well as a criminal investigation by the Western...
    Actress Anna Khait, a former poker player and Survivor cast member, floated a theory on the forces she believes are behind President-elect Joe Biden and his election victory, which was certified by the Electoral College earlier this week. “Joe Biden is an illegitimate President Elect. In fact, he hasn’t been officially called the PE, only by the fake news media,” she tweeted on Friday. “Satan is trying to birth the NWO too early. He will fail! God said TWO TERMS for DJT. And it SHALL be! Glory to God! It’s time for a great REVIVAL!” According to the Anti-Defamation League, the New World Order (NWO) is is a right-wing conspiracy theory that surfaced in the 1990s. Proponents of the theory — who are allegedly often people with anti-government beliefs — believe that a “tyrannical, socialist ‘one-world’ conspiracy” has taken over the majority of the globe and seeks to control the United States. According to the ADL, they view America as one of the last genuinely free countries. The non-profit claims proponents also believe America already has hundreds of concentration camps...
    Walt Disney executive chairman Bob Iger wants Joe Biden to make him the US ambassador to China and is reportedly on top of the president-elect's list for a position, according to a new report. Iger, who has been the chief of Disney for 15 years, told people close to the incoming Biden administration that he’s interested in being the US ambassador to China, people familiar with the matter said to the Wall Street Journal. Iger is reportedly 'at the top of Biden’s wish list' for a key ambassador post, likely in China or the UK, The Hollywood Reporter shared Wednesday. Though he’d be an unusual choice for the position that's usually assigned to governors and senators, he’s spent decades working with China and has a long-running relationship with President Xi Jinping.   Some say that appointing Iger to ambassador would be a 'bow to Beijing,' as Disney has been heavily criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike for kowtowing to Beijing to keep their business there.  Whoever takes on the role will have to grapple with tensions between the two countries due to...
    In his opening prayer on Tuesday, Senate Chaplain Barry Black acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win, according to reports. “Lord, we respect the conclusions of the Electoral College and ask you to bless President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,” Black said the day after the electors affirmed Biden’s win, according to The Hill. (RELATED: GOP Senators Acknowledge Biden As President-Elect After Electoral College Vote) Other top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, also recognized Biden’s win. [email protected]: “So, as of this this morning, our country has officially a President-elect and a Vice President-elect… The Electoral College has spoken. So, today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden.” pic.twitter.com/4S7Xv7otsH — CSPAN (@cspan) December 15, 2020 After the prayer, McConnell said, “The Electoral College has spoken, so today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden. The president-elect is no stranger to the Senate. He’s devoted himself to public service for many years,” The Hill reported. “Many of us hoped that the presidential election would yield a different result, but our system...
    Joe Biden is reportedly considering former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power to lead the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), according to Axios. Power was a critic of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, which she called “gross incompetence.” As USAID director, Power would play a role in deciding whether to rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO) and how to conduct the U.S.’ pandemic response internationally, Axios reported.  SCOOP: Joe Biden is considering Samantha Power to head USAID, a move that would signal the Biden administration plans to revitalize foreign assistance. https://t.co/HiLroahoe7 — Axios (@axios) December 14, 2020 Power is the author of “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” a book published in 2002 detailing the U.S.’s inaction during periods of genocide abroad. Power had been a freelance war correspondent in the Balkans in the 1990s. She is known for advocating for greater humanitarian interventions, and has written that the U.S. must be “prepared to risk the lives of its soldiers” in order to counter assaults on civilians abroad, the New Yorker...
    Eric Schwerin, president of Biden's firm Rosemont Seneca, warned him of tax liability President-elect Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden failed to disclose $400,000 in payments from Ukrainian energy company Burisma on his 2014 tax returns, according to an email from his notorious subpoenaed laptop.    Eric Schwerin, president of Biden's firm Rosemont Seneca, sent the email on January 16, 2017, noting that Hunter Biden's total income for 2014 was more than $1.2 million, according to NBC News. It follows confirmation earlier this week that the Justice Department is investigating Hunter Biden's tax matters, including his lucrative dealings with China.  'In 2014 you joined the Burisma board and we still need to amend your 2014 returns to reflect the unreported Burisma income,' says the email from Schwerin. Joe Biden has repeatedly denied any involvement in his son's foreign business dealings with China, which were this week revealed to be the target of a federal investigation RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Hunter Biden called father Joe and uncle Jim 'office mates'... Trump labels his own...
    In a Thursday piece from Politico, law professor Ronald Krotoszynski suggested that President-elect Joe Biden could use the unitary executive theory — which Raw Story called the head of state’s “favorite legal theory” — to erase Donald Trump’s legacy in the government. As the report noted, Trump’s administration will maintain power within various administrative agencies even after Biden is inaugurated in January. According to Politico, Biden could remove Trump’s remaining government legacy using the theory supported by Trump and others, including Attorney General William Barr. “Under this theory, President Biden would be constitutionally empowered to remove executive-branch personnel who are opposed to his administration’s policies and programs whether or not they hold a fixed term of office or enjoy statutory good-cause protection against removal.” As noted by Krotoszynski, the Federalist Society has long supported the theory, as have Trump-appointed federal judges like Neomi Rao and Brett Kavanaugh. According to the postulation, Trump can exercise broad control over the executive branch, which includes officers that hold policymaking posts. Outgoing Michigan Rep. Justin Amash previously took aim at Trump and Barr’s support...
    President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge from Ohio to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, otherwise known as HUD, according to multiple reports. If confirmed by the Senate, Fudge will face a housing affordability crisis upon taking the helm. Roughly 19 million people are at risk of eviction from their rental homes when the moratoriums expire at the end of the year, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the University of Arizona. That total rivals the number of foreclosures during the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Biden seeks to spend $640 billion over 10 years that would provide Americans greater access to affordable housing. Part of that money would provide tenants facing eviction with legal assistance to keep from being kicked out of their homes. It would provide access to housing that would cost no more than 30% of a renter’s income so there’s money left over to meet other needs. The president-elect has also pledged to reinstate a rule that Trump reversed that requires communities receiving federal funding to examine housing...
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