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    President Joe Biden suggested at his Wednesday press conference that he and First Lady Jill Biden would take a vacation around the holidays - and discuss his plans for a 2024 presidential run.  'My guess is - I hope Jill and I get a little time to sneak away for a week around, between Christmas and Thanksgiving,' Biden said. He was being asked if he had a 'timeline' to announce a reelection bid.  'My guess is it would be early next year to make that - but I plan to do it now,' he added, after earlier telling reporters 'my intention is I will run again.'  He said that it was 'ultimately a family decision' and that he was a 'great respecter in fate.' 'I think everybody wants me to run, but we're going to have discussions about it,' Biden said, referring to his family members.  Dr. Biden was sitting front row at the press conference, which went on for nearly an hour - and served as a victory lap after Democrats stemmed the tide of a so-called 'red wave.' ...
    For example, the legal justification for canceling $10,000 of student loan debt per borrower is the alleged national emergency stemming from the pandemic. Meanwhile, Biden officials have argued that migrants should no longer be expelled from the U.S. under Title 42 because the pandemic is a relic of the past.What does the WH say?Administration officials were called in for clean-up duty this week after Biden's "60 Minutes" interview. An official, for instance, told CNN the official policy of the U.S. government has not changed, and that a declaration of national emergency over the pandemic will be extended in October. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre muddied the waters further with confusing remarks when asked about Biden's declaration. "Just to step back for a second," she said. "When he made those comments, he was walking through the Detroit car show, the halls of the Detroit car show, and he was looking around. We have to remember the last time that they had held that event was 3 years ago. "We are in a different time. He’s been very consistent...
    During an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo stated that there is no guarantee President Joe Biden will get something in return from China if the U.S. relaxes tariffs on China, and the main reason for him considering lifting tariffs is to combat inflation. Co-host David Westin asked, “In terms of specific tariffs being taken off or not, is it possible it could be bilateral? Is it possible China could actually give something to the United States to try to reformulate our trade relations?” Raimondo responded, “Certainly, that is possible and you raise an excellent point, which is part of the discussion, one of the things the president is thinking about, which is to say if we’re going to do this, what can they do on their side of the equation. So, while I can’t say for sure. Certainly, that is possible. And by the way, if it doesn’t happen immediately, it’s something that we will continue to pursue, just in the interest of…fairness. If we’re lifting tariffs, what are they going to do? Having said all...
    "Federal law requires our programs to provide medication abortion in limited circumstances, including life of the mother, rape, or incest," he saidAnything else?Becerra's admission that his agency is considering all avenues comes after he suggested on Saturday that he was considering using taxpayer money to transport women to states where abortion is legal. "We are looking into everything, including assisting in transportation, something that HHS doesn't typically do," Becerra told NBC correspondent Kate Snow. "Can you do that legally?" Snow followed up. Becerra smiled and then said, "Talk to me later." "We're going to be aggressive and go all the way. I would tell if — you're recording so I won't tell you," Becerra said. "We are looking at every option and among those is transportation." Biden HHS Secretary Becerra: Looking At Using Your Tax Dollars For Abortion Transportation www.youtube.com Services that Becerra described are probably illegal. The Hyde Amendment prohibits using federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, except in the rare circumstances of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. Using federal dollars...
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said he thinks Walt Disney is looking down at his company's pro-LGBTQI stance and wondering, 'What has happened to my Magic Kingdom?'  He also claimed without backing that more than half of transgender youth regret making the change 'later in life' as Republican-led states across the country crack down on gender-affirming care for kids and teens, and limit trans participation in youth sports. The Walt Disney Company waded into these burgeoning culture wars with its vocal opposition to Florida's Parental Rights In Education bill, which places limits on discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation in the classroom.  Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, a former Trump acolyte who's now seen as a potential 2024 White House nominee in his own right, led a push by Republican lawmakers in the Sunshine State to revoke a decades-old law giving Disney's property self-governance over its pro-LGBTQI stance. Critics have dubbed the new law the 'Don't Say Gay' bill, claiming it harms developing and impressionable transgender or otherwise non-cisgender straight youth. Trump called the trans rights movement a 'terrible thing' during...
    Comedian Trevor Noah spoke at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, making some mild jokes at President Joe Biden’s expense, who attended the event. “Ever since you’ve come into office, things are really looking up,” Noah began. “Gas is up, rent is up, food is up! Everything!” Biden was caught on camera laughing and applauding at the joke. Noah said he did not understand why he was chosen to speak at the dinner. “Then I was told that you get your highest approval ratings when a biracial African guy is standing next to you,” he joked, referring to former President Barack Obama. Noah also joked about Biden’s controversial comment endorsing removing Russian President Vladimir Putin from power. “It was very very upsetting to Russia until someone explained to them that none of the stuff Biden wants actually gets done,” Noah joked. Noah also pointed out that Biden was giving more marginalized minority groups opportunities. “I’m talking about women, the LGBTQ community, the Taliban. The list goes on and on,” he joked.
    Daily Show host Trevor Noah roasted the D.C. elite on Saturday night, including President Joe Biden at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. It was the first time the dinner had been held since 2019 due to Covid, and it was the first time since 2016 a president attended the event. About that, Biden joked, “This is the first time the president has attended this dinner in six years. It’s understandable. We had a horrible plague followed by two years of Covid.” Later it was Noah’s turn, and he skewered Biden on inflation, his inability to pass his agenda, and his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan: You know, sir, can I just say, I think everyone will agree it’s nice to one again have a president who’s not afraid to come to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and hear jokes about himself? I’ll be honest. I’ll be honest. If you didn’t come I totally would’ve understood. Because these people have been so hard on you, which I don’t get. I really don’t. You know I think ever since you’ve come...
    President Joe Biden on Thursday confirmed he's looking at 'additional debt forgiveness' for some of the $1.6 trillion in student debt held by roughly 43 million Americans -- but ruled out a plan by Democrat lawmakers to relieve as much as $50,000 each. During a press conference on aid to Ukraine at the White House, the president was asked about a recent report suggesting he could soon cave to progressive calls to wipe a substantial amount of student loan debt. He dismissed one suggestion that could wipe out up to $1 trillion in federal debt but left the door open to a smaller relief sum to be decided in the 'next couple of weeks.' 'I am considering dealing with some debt reduction,' the president said. 'I am not considering $50,000 debt reduction, but I'm in the process of taking a hard look at whether or not there are going to -- there will be additional debt forgiveness.' He added, 'I'll have an answer on that in the next couple of weeks.' It comes amid a barrage of Republican criticism, primarily...
    Senior presidential speechwriter Jeffrey Nussbaum is leaving his perch at the White House he confirmed on Twitter Monday, following reports of other brewing high-profile departures.   'Today was my last day at the White House. Working for POTUS is and was the honor of a lifetime,' Nussbaum tweeted, along with a slow-motion video of him giving a thumbs up outside the White House.  Nussbaum's announcement comes on the heels of the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond confirming he'll be heading to the Democratic National Committee in advance of the November midterms.  Senior presidential speechwriter Jeffrey Nussbaum is leaving his perch at the White House he confirmed on Twitter Monday, following reports of other brewing high-profile departures 'I am thrilled that the president has entrusted me with helping boost the robust work already being done at the DNC to make sure that Democrats grow their majorities in the House and Senate, and increase the number of Democratic governors in state capitals around the country,' Richmond said in a statement to CNN Monday night.  Several hours earlier at the...
    Her comments come as recent polling has shown a precipitous drop in Biden's approval rating among those voters. Only 26% of Hispanic voters approve of Biden's job performance, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll. The president is disfavored by 54% of Hispanics, with an eye-popping 41% saying they "strongly disapprove" of the job he's doing. Biden's overall approval rating was at 35% among registered voters surveyed, the lowest level of support recorded by Quinnipiac since Jan. 12, 2022. A 55% majority of voters disapprove of the president's job performance. Romero said traditional Latino Democrats want the president to take action on the issues they care about. "We're looking at the economy, we're looking at approaches to immigration. We're looking at language, my God. Here in California, amongst the Latino community, we not only celebrate Mother's Day, we celebrate two Mother's Days. So the birthing people lingo doesn't cut it for us," Romero said. "We're a very entrepreneurial people. We are interested in prosperity. We value citizenship, we are a patriotic people. We are very much...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was grilled about President Joe Biden’s Covid protocols amid a new raft of high-profile infections close to the president. On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi became the latest in a line of people who have tested positive for Covid after being close to the president, who mingled maskless at an East Room event on Tuesday. At Wednesday’s press briefing, New York Times White House correspondent Katie Rogers pressed Psaki about the precautions being taken around the president, and noted that “the bubble is looking pretty porous lately”: Q Thanks. I know that you’ve talked about the stringent measures you’ve taken to keep the President safe from COVID that go beyond the CDC guidelines, but that’s such a visual contrast between that and the President showing up maskless in front of people at some of these events. So how do you make sure that you keep that protection bubble around him? I’m sure you feel like you’re asked to explain this ad nauseum. But — MS. PSAKI: No, it’s okay. Q — the bubble is...
    "A reminder of the folly of energy policy over the past decade. Canada, with the 3rd largest reserves, could have supplied the US and the world," Savage added. Republicans and other critics have assailed Democrats for seeking to increase oil production from unfriendly countries while seeking to restrict domestic oil production that could have curbed the skyrocketing price of gas. "The result of Biden's presidency has been that the enemies of America, countries like Russia, like Iran, like Venezuela are all getting stronger, getting richer, getting more aggressive, getting more hostile," said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), "because the president is simultaneously weakening our own ability to produce energy and strengthening their ability to produce energy."Here's more about the oil crisis: High gas prices around the country are taking a toll on Americans | ABC News www.youtube.com
    The Department of Homeland Security is considering calling on volunteers for reinforcement at the southern border, fearing an onslaught of migrants that would far outweigh its resources.    The U.S. could be just hours away from another wave of mass migration if the Biden administration lifts Title 42, a provision border agents have relied on to quell the border crisis during the pandemic. DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien asked employees 'to consider stepping forward to support the DHS Volunteer Force,' according to an email, more than a year after the volunteer force was activated for last year's migrant surge. The volunteer force has also been called up to assist with Afghan evacuee resettlement operation last year, and the 2019 migrant surge. More than 1,400 employees have volunteered, according to the email, seen by Fox News. '[Customs and Border Protection] continues to encounter large numbers of individuals at the Southwest Border,' the email says. 'We are seeking your help to support our CBP frontline workforce.'  It comes as a new report shows more than 170,000 migrants are waiting on the Mexican-side of the...
    An unofficial US delegation to Taiwan will be left by former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen this week The Biden administration on Monday dispatched former senior defense officials to Taiwan in a show of support as the world wonders whether Russia's invasion of Ukraine could trigger a Chinese invasion of the self-governing island. The visit will be led by Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a senior administration official. It comes after months of Chinese aggression directed at Taiwan, including nine Chinese aircraft entering its air defence zone on the day Russian troops invaded Ukraine.    At the same time President Tsai Ing-wen ordered Taiwan's military and intelligence security apparatus on to high alert, amid warnings that China could sense Western weakness after failing to prevent Russia'a attack. Kurt Campbell, Biden's Asia czar, described the delegation as 'unofficial' during an online discussion with the German Marshall Fund on Monday.  Beijing claims the self-governed island as its own and has promised to bring it under Chinese control, by force if necessary.  Beijing's ambassador to...
    President Joe Biden said he has done a deep dive on 'four people' he is considering as his first Supreme Court nominee and said he wants someone in the mode of retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.    'I've taken about four people and done the deep dive on them - meaning this thorough background checks, and see if there's anything in the background that would make them not qualify,' he told NBC's Lester Holt. Holt interviewed Biden in Culpepper, Va., on Thursday afternoon when the president was there to talk about prescription drug prices. The interview is set to air on Super Bowl Sunday but NBC released some early excerpts. Biden told NBC he thinks whomever he chooses can get the support of some Republican senators. 'I think we'll whomever I think we'll get a vote from the Republican side for the following reason - I'm not looking to make an ideological choice,' Biden said.  'I'm looking for someone that plays Judge Breyer with the same kind of capacity Judge Breyer had with an open mind, who understands it constitution interprets it...
    Ryan Zinke, former Trump Department of Interior secretary who is running for Montana’s newly-opened second congressional seat, slammed President Joe Biden for his weakness in handling foreign policy amid yet another international crisis, this time involving Russia, Ukraine, and NATO. “I think in the Biden administration what we’re looking at is a manifest doctrine of weakness,” Zinke told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Monday. “How did we get here? Through weakness and retreat. And when U.S. stumbles, NATO falls,” he said. “President Trump was right, NATO allies had not been putting money towards building a credible military force, and quite frankly, without the U.S., NATO is an idea without capability.” The retired Navy SEAL and Team Six commander said the Biden administration showed weakness with its disastrous withdrawal in Afghanistan — where the U.S. led the NATO mission for 20 years. “In Afghanistan we abandoned our citizens. In fact, we welded the gates shut and knowingly and willingly left U.S. citizens outside the perimeter to fend for themselves against the Taliban,” Zinke said. “Now in Ukraine we’re unwilling to even...
    Hillary Clinton is contemplating a presidential run in 2024 as she observed President Joe Biden’s physical and political decline, Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec said on Thursday’s edition of the Breitbart News Daily podcast with special guest host Jerome Hudson. Posobiec remarked, “Hillary Clinton – mark my words – is putting together a potential exploratory campaign to either primary Joe Biden – I’ve been reporting on this at Human Events for over a month, now – to either primary him or run if he does not run.” He continued, “We know that she’s met with Kamala Harris in the White House, so those two are cooking something up, and now all of a sudden, we see this Wall Street Journal article, Doug Schoen’s out there. Now they’re on CNN talking about, ‘Is Hillary our Beto for 2024?’ This is coming. She is looking for a comeback.”, Doug Schoen’s out there. Now they’re on CNN talking about, ‘Is Hillary our Beto for 2024?’ This is coming. She is looking for a comeback.” Left-wing news media’s signaling of a Clinton 2024 presidential...
    The message was unmistakable. At his first press conference since November — an event that was meant to be a reset for a presidency that has already had more resets than a dud satellite box — Joe Biden gave Vladimir Putin the green light to attack Ukraine. That’s what I heard when I watched his mumbling, stumbling performance on Wednesday afternoon. It’s what millions of Americans heard — and it’s what Vladimir Putin was waiting to hear. Biden said that Russia ‘will be held accountable if it invades’ Ukraine, but then added that ‘it depends on what it does’. ‘It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion, and then we end up having a fight about what to do and not do, et cetera,’ Biden went on. ‘But if they actually do what they’re capable of doing with the force amassed on the border, it is going to be a disaster for Russia.’ Biden said that Russia ‘will be held accountable if it invades’ Ukraine, but then added that ‘it depends on what it does’ In other words, Putin is...
    White House chief of staff Ron Klain doubled down on the White House's doomsday warning for the unvaccinated on Monday.  'We are intent on not letting Omicron disrupt work and school for the vaccinated. You've done the right thing, and we will get through this,' said White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients in a press briefing.  'For the unvaccinated, you're looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.'  'Who is this for? Unvaccinated Americans are not going to be persuaded by messaging like this,' New York Magazine writer Olivia Nuzzi questioned on Twitter.  'The truth is the truth,' Klain wrote back.  White House chief of staff Ron Klain doubled down on the White House's doomsday warning for the unvaccinated on Monday Elsewhere in the briefing, Zients insisted that vaccines are effective, even against the highly transmissible Omicron variant.  'Our vaccines work against Omicron, especially for people who get booster shots when they are eligible,' he said. 'If you are vaccinated, you could test positive. But if...
    President Joe Biden issued a stark warning about the risks the Omicron variant poses to the unvaccinated in particular, as the nation braces for a steep escalation in cases amid an expected surge in hospitalizations.   'It's here, it's spreading and it's going to increase,' Biden cautioned in remarks Wednesday afternoon. With the highly transmissible new variant spreading at an alarming rate, amid an ongoing surge in the Delta variant, Biden warned of the trauma facing Americans who have not received covid vaccines.  'For the unvaccinated, we are looking at a winter of severe illness and death,' said Biden. He also gave yet another hard sell for Americans to get booster shots.  'Get your booster shot. It's critically important,' he said.  'It's here, it's spreading and it's going to increase,' President Joe Biden said of the Omicron variant, as he urged Americans to get their booster shots 'So the whole point is: Omicron is here, it's going to start to spread much more rapidly [in the] beginning of the year, and the only real protection is to get your shots.  He...
    President Joe Biden hosted a summit meeting Friday that could turn out to be a watershed — but if you weren’t watching, you might have missed it. The meeting brought together the leaders of a deliberately low-key group called “the Quad”: the United States, Japan, India and Australia. U.S. officials downplayed the session, describing it as “an informal gathering of leading democracies in the Indo-Pacific.” China wasn’t fooled. Its diplomats have spent months denouncing the Quad as a Cold War-style alliance aimed at containing Beijing’s rise as the dominant power in Asia. And they’re right. Biden and his fellow Quad leaders never publicly uttered the word “China,” but the Quad is all about containment. It seeks to blunt China’s growing influence, deter it from launching military adventures and prevent it from muscling the United States and other countries out of Asia’s growing markets. The Quad isn’t a military alliance — formally, at least. A Biden aide who briefed reporters before the summit took pains to make that point three times in 20 minutes. But last month, four navies staged a...
    Nebraska Gov. Pete RickettsPete RickettsSunday shows preview: Biden issues new vaccine mandates; House committee marks up .5T reconciliation bill Allies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators MORE (R) on Sunday said his attorney general and officials from other states are looking into how they can “attack” President BidenJoe BidenFBI releases first Sept. 11 document following Biden executive order Afghan pilots to be transferred to US base after fleeing to Uzbekistan: WSJ NATO head says alliance signed off on US withdrawal from Afghanistan MORE’s new vaccine mandate in court. Ricketts, during an interview with Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) Wallace20 years after 9/11, are we safer? Justice Breyer to be interviewed on 'Fox News Sunday' amid calls for retirement Chris Wallace on lawmakers who contested Biden's election: I don't want to hear 'their crap' MORE on “Fox News Sunday,” called the new vaccine requirement that requires private employers with 100 or more employees an “egregious overreach of federal authority.” “I've been talking to my...
    OSHA was founded back in 1971 and is responsible for all things related to health and safety in the workplace. Over 50 years later, the government agency is still around and now President Joe Biden is looking to them for help to end the Covid-19 pandemic. 2OSHA is responsible for health and safety in the work placeCredit: Getty What is OSHA? OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and it is known as a government agency through the Department of Labor. The agency was created by Congress to "ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance." OSHA is responsible for creating health and safety standards for different job fields as well as enforcing them. If OSHA inspectors find that a company is not following protocols, they can issue fines of $136,532 per violation if it is deemed willful or a repeat problem. What rule is Biden asking OSHA to make? On September 9, 2021, Biden announced his new Covid Plan which involves...
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Rochelle Walensky quickly walked back comments she made Friday night about a potential federal vaccine mandate. Walensky told Fox News’ Bret Baier that the Biden administration “is looking into” a federal vaccine mandate. “That’s something that I think the administration is looking into, it’s something that I think we’re looking to see approval of from the vaccine. Overall I think in general, I am all for more vaccination, but I have nothing further to say on that except that we’re looking into those policies.” Walensky quickly took to Twitter to clarify her remarks, tweeting the following: “There will be no nationwide mandate. I was referring to mandates by private institutions and portions of the federal government. There will be no federal mandate.” (RELATED: CDC Finally Shows The Public The Data Behind Its New Mask Guidance) .@BerkeleyJr To clarify: There will be no nationwide mandate. I was referring to mandates by private institutions and portions of the federal government. There will be no federal mandate. — Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector)...
    Facebook is blasting back against President Biden after he accused the company of 'killing people' by allowing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine to circulate on its platform. On Friday, a Facebook official scathingly told NBC: 'In private exchanges the Surgeon General [Vivek Murthy] has praised our work, including our efforts to inform people about COVID-19... The White House is looking for scapegoats for missing their vaccine goals.' The Biden Administration hoped to have 70 percent of American adults partially vaccinated against COVID by Independence Day - a goal they missed by 3 percent.  The Commander-in-chief has voiced his frustration about vaccine misinformation proliferating on social media, saying it is stopping millions of Americans from getting the jab.  Earlier this week, the White House confirmed it had stepped up COVID-19 misinformation tracking as it tried to tackle slowing rates of vaccination.  Press Secretary Jen Psaki explicitly singled out Facebook saying that influential anti-vaxxers 'remain active' on the site 'despite some even being banned on other platforms'. 'You shouldn't be banned from one platform and not others for providing misinformation,' she stated on...
    FACEBOOK slammed the White House for using its platform as a "scapegoat" after President Joe Biden came out on Friday attacking social media companies for spreading Covid-19 misinformation on their sites. In a blunt statement, a Facebook spokesperson said the president and his administration were overlooking the number of people who used Facebook's vaccine finder tool, and were just looking for an excuse as to why they missed their July 4th goals. 3Biden slammed Facebook for spreading misinformation that made fewer people get the vaccineCredit: Reuters 3A spokesperson said the White House was looking for a scapegoat to blame for not reaching its vaccine goalsCredit: Twitter / @DylanByers "We will not be distracted by accusations which aren’t supported by the facts. The fact is that more than 2 billion people have viewed authoritative information about COVID-19 and vaccines on Facebook, which is more than any other place on the internet," wrote the Facebook spokesperson. "More than 3.3 million Americans have also used our vaccine finder tool to find out where and how to get a vaccine. The facts show that...
    Laura Ingraham discussed the declining popularity of key Democrat policies on the heels of President Biden's "embarrassing" trip abroad Thursday on "The Ingraham Angle." "Well, fresh off embarrassing himself and the entire nation at the G-7 and NATO meetings, Biden returned to more bad news for his entire agenda at home," she said. "It's neither working nor popular. First, his approval numbers are upside down. The latest Monmouth poll has Joe at only 48% approval, down six points from 54% in April. He dropped nine points among Democrats and 11 points among the all-important independents." Ingraham noted that Monmouth's polling director said the "plunging ratings" are because the president isn't meeting the middle class' expectations. However, Biden isn't the only one not performing well with Americans, one key Democrat policy is also tanking in the polls, Ingraham said, calling it a win for the GOP and a "disaster" for Biden. "Parents are mobilizing against the Democrats' education crown jewel known as critical race theory," she continued. "In fact, two new surveys show that Americans of all stripes oppose this poisonous ideology. They don't want anyone near their kids."   CRITICAL RACE THEORY: THESE STATES ARE ALREADY CRACKING DOWN ON THE CONTROVERSIAL CONCEPT Citing...
    Fox News host Greg Gutfeld argued that the real reason President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are not holding a joint press conference is because the administration is worried about the optics of Biden next to Putin. “Biden can bumble through this thing with these long, frightening pauses, and we all just sit there quietly and go, 'Holy hell, what’s going on?'” Gutfeld said Tuesday during a segment of The Five. “That pause went on forever, and meanwhile, God forbid Trump held his glass of water with two hands or shuffled down a ramp, that slippery ramp, and everybody went ballistic, but Biden acted like Mr. Magoo on magic mushrooms, and we all had to say, ‘You know, nothing to see here.'” Gutfeld also pointed to the differences between Biden and former President Donald Trump, with Gutfeld saying you always “knew where” the former president was “coming from.” “Look, here’s the problem. The problem with President Biden is you don’t know where he’s coming from and you don’t know where he’s going, much like himself, and with the...
    Jill Biden said on Thursday she was holding the Royal Family in her heart on what would have been Prince Philip's 100th birthday. Her warm message came ahead of her and President Joe Biden's meeting with The Queen on Sunday.  'We are holding the entire Royal Family in our hearts today, and wishing them peace and comfort on what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday,' the first lady wrote on Twitter.  The Bidens had sent both public and private messages of condolence to The Queen after Prince Philip died in April. The first lady told reporters in Cornwall the Bidens were looking forward to their meeting with the 95-year-old monarch. 'Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the Queen. That’s an exciting part of the visit for us. We’ve looked forward to this for weeks and now it’s finally here. It’s a beautiful beginning,' she said.  Her comments came after she and President Biden met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson. The first lady wore a jacket with the word 'love' on the...
    Saturday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Justice,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sounded off on President Joe Biden’s response to the cyberattack that disabled the Colonial Pipeline and disrupted the gasoline supply in the southeastern part of the country. Graham said he expected more from the Biden administration and pointed to other areas where he felt Biden had been weak. “The one thing we haven’t seen from Joe Biden is a deterrent approach,” he said. “Is anybody in Russia afraid of hitting us again? The idea of graduating people to go into cybersecurity was not what I was looking for. I was looking to put the Kremlin on notice. If these people live in your backyard. We’re going to hold you accountable for their misadventure. I was looking for upping our game in terms of our laws. I was looking to make cyberattacks like this cyberterrorism so that the people who did it could get the death penalty or life in jail. I’m looking for Hamas to be deterred, and they are not. I’m looking for Mexico and Central America to stop...
    President Joe Biden on Friday said he was heartened by Russian President Vladimir Putin's call for collaborative efforts on removal of carbon dioxide to combat climate change, and looked forward to working with Russia. Biden spoke Friday morning as part of the second day of the White House's Leaders Summit on Climate, which featured appearances from Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates as well.  'Today's final session is not about the threat climate change poses, it's about the opportunity that addressing climate change provides,' Biden said. 'It's an opportunity to create millions of good paying jobs around the world in innovative sectors.'  President Joe Biden said Friday he was heartened that Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to work with world leaders to decrease carbon emissions as he opened day No. 2 of the White House's Leaders Summit on Climate  Russian President Vladimir Putin virtually attended day No. 1 of the White House's Leaders Summit on Climate  He touted the great progress the leaders had already made, adding more efforts were needed by governments and the private sectors to ensure a...
    Vice President Kamala Harris is emphasizing what she describes as the root causes of the migrant surge at the border, calling the issue "complex" as she continues to face criticism for her handling of the crisis. Harris, in a roundtable on the Northern Triangle, said the underlying issue was "addressing the acute and root causes of migration away from that region, the reasons people flee."  The Northern Triangle refers to the Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. VP KAMALA HARRIS SETS VIRTUAL MEETING WITH GUATEMALA PRESIDENT NEXT WEEK REGARDING MIGRANT CRISIS  President Biden made Harris the point person for the crisis last month, but she has emphasized that her focus is on diplomatic issues related to the region rather than the crisis on the border itself. Harris told participants that "most people don’t want to leave home" and cited a list of factors she said is making people flee those countries. "We are looking at extensive storm damage because of extreme climate, we're looking at drought in an area in a region where agriculture is one of the most traditionally important basis for...
    Monday, during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Primetime,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized President Joe Biden’s approach to foreign policy on both the Russia and China fronts. Graham argued no one was “afraid” of Biden, which made the country “dangerous.” “Well, the problem is that Putin’s looking at Biden through a bigger lens,” he said. “We’re withdrawing from Afghanistan against sound military advice. We’re trying to get back into the Iranian nuclear agreement, and the Iranians are threatening to enrich at 60%. You need 90% to get a bomb. The Chinese are pushing us around out in Asia. The border is completely out of control.” “So, what Putin’s looking at is, in his mind, a weak adversary,” Graham continued. “What did Putin say when Biden called him a killer? The next time we talk, I want it to be on live TV. Meet me there, because I don’t think you can stand up to me. So, this overall weakness is probably going to be a death sentence for this man because nobody in Russia is afraid of...
    A FOURTH $1,400 stimulus check is on the cards as congressional Democrats demand Biden keeps supporting hard-hit Americans until the pandemic is over. It comes as a new report by an advocacy group calls stimulus checks "critical relief" that should continue. 2Pressure is mounting on the government to provide Americans with a fourth paymentCredit: Getty 2The President is being urged to include more direct aid in the $2.3 trillion infrastructure planCredit: Alamy Biden is being urged to include more Covid relief in the $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan he is now formulating. About  20 Democratic U.S. senators, including Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden of Oregon and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have sent Biden a letter calling on him to put new relief payments in his Build Back Better infrastructure package. The senators wrote:"Families shouldn’t have to worry about whether they’ll have enough money to pay for essentials in the months ahead as the country continues to fight a global pandemic.” New analysis of census data from the nonprofit Economic Security Project (ESP) shows most people used their recent $1,400 checks to...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration is weighing options to punish Russia if imprisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny dies in state custody, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday. "We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr. Navalny in their custody is their responsibility and they will be held accountable by the international community," Sullivan told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." "In terms of the specific measures that we would take, we are looking at a variety of different costs that we would impose and I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point.""But we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr. Navalny dies," he added. Navalny's supporters have said the 44-year-old Kremlin critic's health is rapidly deteriorating, with his press secretary saying he is "dying" and and his doctors saying medical tests show he's at growing risk of renal failure and heart problems. The physicians wrote a letter on Saturday to Russian prison services (FSIN) requesting access to see him. CNN is not able to independently verify the state of Navalny's...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden preaches patience but acts with urgency, his vision of the powers of the Oval Office is quickly taking shape, modeled after Democratic predecessors who dramatically expanded the reach of government to confront generational crises. In a recent meeting with historians and in private conversations with advisers, Biden looked to the examples set by Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson as he aims to use the levers of executive authority to create opportunities and break down barriers. Unlike Roosevelt and Johnson, who enjoyed formidable Democratic majorities in Congress, Biden has had to operate with a no-margin-for-error edge in fiercely partisan Washington. Born soon after Roosevelt’s New Deal and having first run for office in the shadow of Johnson’s Great Society, Biden has long believed in government as an instrument for good. Now, with the COVID-19 public health pandemic and the economic carnage it wrought, that philosophy is being put to a fundamental test and Biden’s place in history is in the balance. He has chosen momentous action over incremental, willing to cast...
    Centers for Disease Control head Rochelle Walensky told lawmakers Wednesday that health officials are 'actively looking' at studies showing the apparent safety of reopening schools with three-foot social distancing – a change that could dramatically ease the process. Walensky spoke about the science of the matter while being pressed during a subcommittee briefing by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) McMorris Rodgers, a mother of three, grilled the former Harvard Medical School professor and infectious disease expert on the potentially game-changing information at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing. Rochelle Walensky of the Centers for Disease control said CDC would be issuing new guidance on schools, and said government scientists were 'actively' looking at three-foot distance studies She referenced a new study in Clinical Infectious Diseases that indicated there was no significant difference in infectious in Massachusetts schools between those that used six-foot distance and those that used three-foot distance.  She even pulled out a 2020 email that Walensky herself had written offering advice to a mayor advising three-foot distancing.   'I don’t think we need to wait for more...
    Madison Summers February 24, 2021 0 Comments First Lady Jill Biden is sharing what she is looking forward to when the world gets back some sense of normalcy post-coronavirus pandemic. In a preview of Biden’s interview on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Biden was asked, “What is one thing you’d like to do post-COVID?” The first lady responded, “Maybe go have a martini and some french fries.” Host and singer Kelly Clarkson responded, “Yes!” as Biden broke out in laughter. Watch the video below: Thursday! Coming to you from the White House as Kelly sits down with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden! #FLOTUSonKELLY @FLOTUS pic.twitter.com/50iU1NhRbN— The Kelly Clarkson Show (@KellyClarksonTV) February 23, 2021 Recently, Jill Biden got into the holiday spirit on Valentine’s Day as she decorated the North Lawn of the White House with giant hearts, as IJR reported. Each of the giant hearts installed had a different encouragement. Some read courage, love, peace, and healing. “Sending messages of healing, unity, hope and compassion, this is her Valentine to the country,” the first lady’s office said...
            by Vince Bielski  Last Labor Day, candidate Joe Biden made an impassioned pitch to leaders and members of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation. Stressing that “the great American middle class was built by unions,” he jabbed his finger in the air for emphasis as he promised, “I’m going to be the strongest labor president you have ever had,” drawing a smile from his longtime ally and friend, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. But Biden has also declared climate change the nation’s greatest challenge and is supporting strategies that could cost struggling union members hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs that will not be easily replaced. From interviews with labor leaders, RealClearInvestigations has found that President Biden may be hard-pressed to balance the competing demands of these two core constituencies — unions and environmentalists. How he addresses those tensions will shape his much-anticipated climate plan to cut carbon emissions. Industrial labor unions and the Biden administration are publicly committed to achieving net-zero emissions from energy generation. What divides them is one of the hot-button issues in...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTexas lawmakers' tweets mocking California power outages resurface amid winter storm The Memo: Biden steps out of Trump's shadow Puerto Rico governor: Congress 'morally obligated' to act on statehood vote MORE (D-N.Y.) responded to President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden balks at K student loan forgiveness plan Biden offers to help woman in obtaining vaccine for son with preexisting condition Biden optimistic US will be in 'very different circumstance' with pandemic by Christmas MORE's comments on student loan forgiveness late Tuesday, saying the case against it "is looking shakier by the day."  "I do think in this moment of economic pain and strain that we should be eliminating interest on the debts that are accumulated, No. 1. And No. 2, I'm prepared to write off the $10,000 debt, but not [$50,000]," Biden said during the CNN town hall in Wisconsin.  Pressed by a questioner in the audience if he would see to cancelation of $50,000 in student loan debt per borrower, Biden said: "I will not make that happen." Ocasio-Cortez, a leading progressive who has advocated for free college and universal student...
    The Biden administration is currently trying to find outside firms to help boost production of coronavirus vaccines, a new report claims.  White House officials have allegedly reached out to several companies to ask about aiding with the fill and finish portion, or filling vials with the vaccine itself, sources exclusively told The Daily Beast. It is unclear which companies the administration has approached but several are potential 'frontrunners' an announcement could be made in the coming days, the sources say.   Both Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc, the makers of the only approved vaccines in the U.S., are running their factories at top speed and have been under pressure to scale-up manufacturing capacity.   Prior to taking office, President Joe Biden announced a rather ambitious goal of getting 100 million shots in arms in his first 100 days. But the president and his team have since found themselves floundering and grappling to keep the virus under control while simultaneously dealing with a vaccine shortage.    So far, 31.8 million people - or 9.6 percent of the population - have received at least one...
    More from: Betsy McCaughey Too many states are bungling vaccinations — the feds need to step in Why New Yorks COVID-19 vaccine rollout stalled and how to fix it Move cancer patients to front of COVID-19 vaccine line Stop the public health drive to racialize vaccine distribution Why Andrew Cuomo would be a horrible pick for US attorney general On Thursday, Anthony Fauci informed the World Health Organization that the Biden administration will participate in WHO’s vaccine-sharing project. That reverses President Donald Trump’s America First approach. Fauci says the goal is to ensure “equitable access” to vaccines for all countries in the world, rich and poor alike. Americans scrambling to get vaccinated have a right to know how sharing doses with poor countries will affect their own ability to get vaccinated. President Biden has been under pressure from the public-health community to share the vaccine supply the United States has pre-purchased even before all Americans who want shots receive them. The vaccine-sharing project, with the acronym COVAX, raises money to buy vaccines for poor countries but also asks wealthier...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki In her second press briefing as White House press secretary, Jen Psaki was forced to explain a few basics about the new posture of the man now sitting in the Oval Office. Those basics included the fact that Joe Biden is a president who is demonstrating actual leadership in the White House, and he's delivering on the campaign promises he made as a Democratic candidate. It started with the fact that several members of the White House press corps are newly obsessed with a very narrow definition of "unity" that apparently requires President Biden to pull back from the agenda he ran on. Biden’s definition of unity clearly consists of Democratic and Republican lawmakers working together to solve the country’s daunting problems, not surrendering his agenda. But Michael Shear of The New York Times, for instance, wondered why Biden wasn't extending more olive branches (which he accidentally referred to as a "fig leaf") to Republicans in the same way Barack Obama did at the outset of his administration. Shear mentioned that Biden didn't have a GOP Cabinet...
    Capitol Hill rioters may face significant felony charges of “sedition and conspiracy” for their role in the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week, the Justice Department (DOJ) announced Tuesday. The DOJ made the announcement during a Tuesday press conference in which it also said it expects to level “hundreds” of charges against rioters in the near future. The sedition and conspiracy charges are likely relegated to the organizers of the event and potential future events around President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. DOJ says they are looking at “significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy.” — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 12, 2021 The Justice Department expects “hundreds” of charges in the U.S. Capitol riot. “This is only the beginning.” — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 12, 2021 The DOJ has already identified at least 170 people suspected of having committed violence in and around the Capitol last week. But even as investigations into the Capitol riots are getting under way, new threats against Biden’s inauguration ceremony are emerging. The National Guard is increasing troop presence to 10,000 ahead of...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Ever since a U.S. missile killed Iran’s most important general almost a year ago, the regime has been vowing revenge, with the latest threat coming just last week. Yet aside from a barrage of missile strikes on an Iraqi base last January, causing traumatic brain injuries for U.S. soldiers stationed there, Iran’s response has been relatively muted. That’s because, even as the U.S. military prepares for anything Iran or its proxies might try, the regime is not looking for an open confrontation with the world’s most powerful military. So says General Frank McKenzie, the man in charge of the U.S. Central Command. “It’s a very complex issue,” McKenzie said in an interview Sunday with a small group of reporters. “At one level the Iranians are not looking for a major incident with the United States, they are not looking for a war.” At the same time, he acknowledged that there is a real desire for the regime to avenge General Qassem Soleimani’s death. That last part is understandable. Soleimani was a gifted military strategist, commanding a multi-front...
    Early voting kicked off Monday in the two Senate runoffs that will determine which party will control the Senate in the first two years of Joe Biden's presidency. In some counties, early voting will run until December 31, and the runoff election is scheduled for January 5.  The high stakes for the race haven't been lost on Atlanta resident Clinton McZorn, who voted Monday at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. He told CBS News the Senate race "means so much to Georgia because everybody is looking up to Georgia right now." This is the second election in 2020 where Georgia has commanded the nation's attention. In November, the state delivered a razor-thin victory for President-elect Joe Biden, the first time the state backed a Democrat since Bill Clinton won it in 1992.  And this year, Georgia also has the unusual opportunity to elect two senators at once: Republican Senator David Perdue was up for reelection in this year, and after Georgia's senior senator, Johnny Isakson, stepped down at the end of 2019, Kelly Loeffler was appointed to replace...
    President-elect Joe Biden introduced his foreign policy team to the nation Tuesday, saying numerous world leaders have called to tell him they are looking forward to the U.S. returning to “lead the world” after President Donald Trump’s administration. Biden’s foreign policy strategy intends to stray away from Trump’s more contentious relationships with certain world leaders, which Biden’s imminent administration views as unproductive. Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, Tony Blinken, argued America “can’t solve the world’s problems alone.” Biden’s team is notably much more friendly toward China than the current administration, with the incoming president describing the communist regime as a “competitor” rather than an adversary. President-elect Joe Biden: “In calls from world leaders…I’ve been struck by how much they’re looking forward to the United States reasserting its historic role as a global leader.” https://t.co/RtneOGqkOG pic.twitter.com/KSGn8K9RBK — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 24, 2020 Biden spoke while flanked by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Blinken and his other nominees for foreign policy positions — Jake Sullivan as national security adviser, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations, and Alejandro...
    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.President-elect Joe Biden still hasn’t been recognized as the election winner by the General Services Administration because the administrator, Emily Murphy, has not “ascertained” that he won the election. Biden did win. The race was called over a week ago. But until Murphy, and the GSA, certify the win—as Walter M. Shaub Jr. writes in the New York Review of Books—Biden is held back from receiving “$6.3 million dollars to the team, which is funded by public and private money; a loan of expanded federal office space and equipment; access to government agencies that will begin sharing information and records about ongoing activities, plans and vulnerabilities; national security briefings for the president; and other support.” That could, you’d think, be helpful for a president walking into office as he deals with a massive economic crisis and a deadly pandemic. Even the most callous partisan should realize that. But Murphy has not budged. What makes her lack of...
    JOE Biden called Donald Trump an "embarrassment" for refusing to concede and said he "is looking forward to speaking" to him. The next President of the United States told reporters that he believed Donald Trump is an "embarrassment" when he was asked what he would tell Americans who are worried that he will not concede. 1Biden made the comments on TuesdayCredit: PBS News When he was later asked how he will work with Republicans if they will not "acknowledge" him as President-elect, Biden smiled and confirmed "they will" before leaving the stage. Biden made the comments while discussing healthcare on Tuesday. Most read in News'NOT MY PRESIDENT'Owens says Biden is 'literally NOT' president & slams 'deluded leftists'SAVAGE SLAUGHTERMum, 17, cradling baby 'executed by ex when she refused to take him back'BAPTISM OF FIREKim ‘to test Biden with barrage of nuke missile tests around inauguration’BOTTLE BEATDOWNTrump fans tackle protester & shout 'welcome to MAGA country, motherf**ker'BreakingWHAT A STATEPompeo bizarrely says ‘there will be a smooth transition to SECOND Trump term'DESPOT TIMES Trump slammed as 'wannabe dictator' by Warren after Barr announces...
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