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    The White House has said Joe Biden will not have the final say on whether Donald Trump can receive intelligence briefings after the president said his predecessor's 'erratic behavior' means 'he might slip and say something'. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki poured cold water on what had appeared to be Biden taking the unprecedented step to deny Trump access to classified information now he has left office.  Psaki said in a statement Saturday the president was merely 'expressing his concern' and will leave the final decision to his intelligence team.  'The president was expressing his concern about former president Trump receiving access to sensitive intelligence, but he also has deep trust in his own intelligence team to make a determination about how to provide intelligence information if at any point the former president Trump requests a briefing,' Psaki said, according to the Washington Post.  It is not clear when...
    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...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden has flouted CDC guidelines regarding travel during Super Bowl weekend to head home to Delaware for some family time. Biden took his first flight on Air Force One on Friday back to his home in Wilmington, where he said he'll spend some time with his wife and family. 5Biden took his first ride on Air Force One on FridayCredit: AP:Associated Press 5Biden's trip home comes as the country continues to grapple with containing the Covid pandemicCredit: AFP or licensors White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki fended off questions from reporters about why Biden chose to head home even while the CDC is advising against unnecessary travel amid the ongoing Covid pandemic. "He is from Delaware and has a home there and is going to spend the weekend with his wife and family there," she said. The trip comes as some health experts fear Super Bowl gatherings...
    President Joe Biden took his first flight aboard Air Force One since being inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. After serving 8 years as President Barack Obama’s VP, President Biden is no stranger to the presidential plane, but on Friday climbed aboard for the first time as POTUS. Pool reports, videos, and photographs provided a glimpse inside that first flight. The trip had become the subject of some concocted controversy when the Associated Press and Fox News teamed up to falsely suggest that the President’s flight would be in violation of CDC travel guidelines, and the plane itself had already been the subject of multiple briefing room exchanges on whether or not Biden would keep Donald Trump’s color scheme (he will, for the foreseeable future). As he departed the White House, pool cameras captured ABC News correspondent Karen Travers shouting to Biden “Why are you going to...
    President Joe Biden is not “dropping” or “open to dropping” the minimum wage increase from his Covid relief bill, contrary to headlines and social media posts to that effect. Several news stories and tweets from journalists have indicated that President Biden is open to “dropping” the $15 minimum wage from his $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan,” one even suggesting this is an indication of Biden’s fealty to his “Wall Street bosses.” Biden tells CBS he thinks he may have to drop $15 minimum wage hike because it will violate Senate rules on reconciliation. “I don’t think it’s going to survive.” — Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 5, 2021 Right on cue @JoeBiden backtracking on $15 minimum wage in the COVID relief bill…and open to negotiations on how $15 minimum wage is increased in “phases” This is all at the service of his Wall Street bosses — Jordan (@JordanChariton) February 5,...
    Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Delaware for the weekend in his first outing from Washington since he assumed the US presidency. Miami World – AP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises Americans to forego travel as the coronavirus pandemic hits the country. Biden, who owns a home outside of Wilmington, Delaware, has made pandemic control the central goal of his first weeks in the White House, and much of his administration’s focus is on improving the vaccination program. . The White House, which announced Biden’s travel plans Thursday night, did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the reason for the visit. Every time a president moves, an entourage of aides, security and the media accompany him. The CDC guidelines state that “traveling increases your ability to spread and contract COVID-19”, so the “recommends that you do not travel for now.” By using...
    Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, still maintains a 10 per cent holding in a Chinese investment firm despite pledging to divest himself of the funds before his father's January inauguration. Hunter Biden had said he would offload his stake in Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Co. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the pledge during a press briefing Friday and said that Hunter was 'working to unwind his investments.' Hunter Biden still has not divested the 10 per cent stake he owns in a Chinese-run investment firm Hunter Biden, far right, pledged in October 2019 that he wouldn't serve on any foreign boards if his father won the 2020 presidential election 'He has been working to unwind his investment but I would certainly point you — he's a private citizen — I would point you to him or his lawyers on the outside on any...
    President Joe Biden said that his predecessor President Donald Trump should not get intelligence briefings in the future during an interview that aired Friday. Traditionally, American presidents receive some intelligence briefings after they have left office. But Biden said he believed that the practice should end with Trump, citing his “erratic behavior.” Biden commented on the issue in an interview with CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell. From the transcript: NORAH O’DONNELL: Should former President Trump still receive intelligence briefings? PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I think not. NORAH O’DONNELL: Why not? PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Because of his erratic behavior unrelated to the insurrection. NORAH O’DONNELL: I mean, you’ve called him an existential threat. You’ve called him dangerous. You’ve called him reckless. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Yeah, I have. And I believe it. NORAH O’DONNELL: What’s your worst fear if he continues to get these intelligence briefings? PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I’d rather not speculate out...
    Since it became clear that Joe Biden would ascend to the presidency in the wake of his November victory over former President Donald Trump, questions have abounded regarding whether or not the latter should be eligible to receive regular intelligence briefings after leaving office. According to recent statements made by the current commander-in-chief, it would seem that the answer to those questions is no, at least as Biden sees it. Biden shared his opinion on the subject during a sit-down interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell, of which an excerpt was tweeted by the host on Friday. In the clip, he didn’t mince words when he was engaged on the possibility that his predecessor could be kept in the loop on matters of national security. When asked directly if Trump should continue to be briefed, the president deadpanned, “I think not.” O’Donnell pressed Biden for his thought process...
    Joe Biden got to enjoy one of the perks of the presidency for the first time Friday, flying aboard Air Force One after plotting a run for the White House for decades and admiring the plane from afar. ‘It was a great honor,’ Biden told reporters who flew with him for the short hop from Joint Base Andrews to his home of Wilmington, Del. After landing in his hometown, Biden wandered over to reporters who joined him on Super Bowl weekend, notwithstanding CDC guidelines on avoiding travel when possible. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Delaware 'It’s a great plane .... it’s the same plane that we had as Vice President, only it’s much nicer,' he said. He flew on the smaller Air Force One, which shares the same...
    One of the consequences of the Banking Holiday of 1999 was the migrant explosion that it caused. Millions of Ecuadorians left running away of poverty and misery. Many of them ended up in the United States (USA). In that country, the left that Andrés Arauz electorally leads has massive support among migrants. Data that explains the reason why the Government of Ecuador, through the CNE, is trying to maneuver to prevent the outside vote. The United States government, during the administration of Donald Trump, has been a fundamental ally of Ecuador, since President Lenín Moreno changed the geopolitical vision of Rafael Correa, who advocated South-South cooperation and Latin American integration, for the back to Washington Consensus. Now, with the arrival of new president Joe Biden, with a progressive image and a proposal for changes, we have spoken with Monica Palacios to assess if that possibility could be given....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Friday, Feb. 5House passes amended budget bill to fast-track Biden's stimulus plan without Republican supportThe House passed the Senate-amended budget resolution in a 219-209 vote, unlocking the next phase in drafting the COVID-19 rescue package. Maine Rep. Jared Golden was the only Democrat to vote no.VP Kamala Harris casts first-ever tie-breaking vote on budget resolution to pass COVID relief packageVice President Kamala Harris cast her first-ever tie-breaking vote in the Senate early Friday morning on a budget resolution that's a key step toward fast-track passage of...
    More On: joe biden YouTube cancels the Senate and other commentary NYC may lose its ‘anarchist jurisdiction’ label Biden’s Yemen withdrawal will only embolden the terrorists NFL offers up all stadiums as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are pressing ahead with their strictly partisan, $1.9 trillion “relief” bill — chasing Democrats’ agenda at the nation’s risk. So far, it’s working: The Senate, with Veep Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote, passed a budget resolution early Friday morning that will allow the Biden bill to pass that chamber with a similar 51-50 majority, no filibuster allowed. Moderate senators got a few near-meaningless amendments included: one to prevent imposing a nationwide $15 minimum wage as long as the pandemic continues; one expressing displeasure with the president’s killing of the Keystone XL pipeline; a (sigh) non-binding one to prevent $1,400 relief checks going to...
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NFL is telling the federal government it will make the remaining of the league’s 30 stadiums available as COVID-19 vaccination sites, joining the seven facilities already administering the vaccine. In a letter to President Joe Biden obtained by The Associated Press on Friday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said many of the stadiums should be able to get vaccination efforts moving quickly because of previous offers to use stadiums as virus testing centers and election sites. The seven clubs already using their stadiums as vaccine sites are Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Carolina, Houston, Miami and New England. “We look forward to further discussion with your administration as well as your partners in state and local governments to advance this effort,” Goodell wrote to Biden in a letter dated Thursday. Goodell said the offer on vaccination sites was made in conjunction with the NFL inviting 7,500 vaccinated health...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The TSA is putting some teeth on President Joe Biden’s executive order that masks be worn in airports, passenger aircraft, bus and rail stations, and other public transportation. The Transportation Security Administration says people who refuse to wear a mask face a fine of $250 for their first offense. Repeat offenders could pay up to $1,500 for their trouble. The fines are in addition to some airlines banning passengers for refusing to wear masks while in-flight. There will also be a crackdown on anyone who disrupts a flight over wearing a mask. Orders from President Joe Biden and the CDC that require face masks on all public transportation and rideshares went into effect Tuesday.
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) introduced legislation Friday that would force President Joe Biden and his administration to abide by Biden’s own “dictatorial” mask mandate, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Gohmert’s legislation requires the president, vice president, and all members of the executive branch to abide by the same standard Biden imposed on the American people. The Texas conservative introduced the legislation specifically to have Biden and his administration comply with the nationwide mandate that everyone must wear a mask inside a federal building. The bill makes an exception for members of the military. Gohmert said he wanted to introduce the legislation after Biden signed a “totalitarian and unconstitutional” executive order mandating mask wearing on federal property. Then Biden visited a national monument with family — maskless. Gohmert said in a statement Friday: For far too long, Washington elites have lived by the mantra, “do as I say, not as I...
    Joe Biden will take his first trip as president aboard Air Force to spend time with his family in Wilmington over Super Bowl weekend – as the White House fended off questions about why the president wasn't heeding administration health guidance against travel. 'He is from Delaware and has a home there and is going to spend the weekend with his wife and family there,' said White House press secretary Jen Psaki when asked about Biden's first presidential trip.   Biden is leaving town after just over two weeks in office. The trip comes as he continues to urge Americans to wear masks and take other precautions to get the pandemic under control – and the Centers for Disease Control explicitly warns against travel. Wearing a face mask to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden boards his campaign plane for a flight to Florida...
    Miami : United States President Joe Biden announced that his country will increase the quota of refugees it receives annually. In this sense, the president said that, during the next four years, The American Union will raise to 125,000 the number of people who will be admitted under the resettlement program. The figure is eight times the number of refugees hosted by the United States today. Facing the current budget year, approved by Donald Trump before his departure from the White House, the former president set a ceiling of 15,000 refugees. Joe Biden broke the news from the State Department Press Room. In statements to the media, the president defended multilateralism and described alliances with partner countries as “one of Washington’s main assets”. “We must face this new moment of increasingly pressing global challenges (…) Challenges that will only be solved if nations work together for a common cause”,...
    [The stream is slated to start at 11:45 ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe Biden is set to deliver remarks Friday on his $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill. The address comes on the heels of a budget resolution passed narrowly in the Senate early Friday morning, as Democrats move to pass a coronavirus relief package without Republican support. Biden's remarks also follow the January jobs report released Friday morning. The U.S. added 49,000 jobs in January while the unemployment rate tumbled to 6.3%, lower than economists expected. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube. Related Tags Joe Biden Politics Economy
    DOVER, Del (CBS/AP) — President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Delaware over the weekend, his first out-of-town trip since taking office. Biden departed Delaware just over two weeks ago, one day ahead of his Inauguration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans forgo travel as the coronavirus pandemic rages. Biden, who has a home outside Wilmington, Delaware, has made getting the pandemic under control the central focus of the early weeks of his presidency, with much of his administration’s attention centered on improving the rollout of vaccines. The White House, which announced Biden’s plans for travel Thursday evening, did not immediately respond to a request for comment about why the president planned to travel. Any time the president travels, an entourage of support and security personnel and media travel with him. The CDC’s guidance notes that “travel increases your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19″ and...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden is expected to address the nation on February 5 in regards to the state of the US economy. The conversation will most likely also discuss the status of the stimulus check and his $1.9trillion relief package. 3President Joe Biden will address the nation on February 5Credit: AFP or licensors Biden speech: What time is Joe Biden speaking today, Friday February 5, 2021? President Biden is scheduled to speak at 11.45am today at the White House’s State Dining Room. He is going to deliver remarks regarding the need for the American Rescue Plan as coronavirus continues to ravage Americans. In Biden’s $1.9trillion relief plan, the president demanded that households receive a $1,400 stimulus check, which Republicans largely opposed. 3A third stimulus check could soon hit American's pocketsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Did President Biden’s relief plan pass? As of early Friday, the Senate approved a budget blueprint by...
    Presented by Steve Holland and Alexandra Alber WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Thursday pledged a new era after the chaotic foreign policy of his predecessor Donald Trump, announcing that the United States was back on the international stage in its first foreign policy speech. During his speech from the State Department in Washington, D.C., the White House’s new democratic tenant signaled that he would take an aggressive approach toward China and Russia, urging the Burmese military. Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen announces end of US support, ending his regime change. Joe Biden said there was a need to respond to this new era of dictatorship progress, “including China’s growing aspirations to compete with the United States and Russia’s determination to damage and destabilize our democracy.” His Republican predecessor as President of the United States, Donald Trump, was outraged by the imposition of tariffs on European and...
    President Joe Biden detailed his plan Thursday to end former President Donald Trump’s “America first” diplomacy and resume a focus on global leadership. “The message I want them the world to hear today America is back,” he said. Biden spoke at the State Department on Thursday afternoon, outlining his diplomatic agenda and the priorities of his administration, which were sharply different from those of his predecessor. The challenges facing the world, he said, were authoritarianism, climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. “We can’t do it alone,” Biden asserted promising to rebuild America’s “global policy and global power” by restoring alliances questioned by President Trump. Biden claimed that America’s democratic values were “under intense pressure” and “pushed to the brink” during the Trump administration, promising to help lead the world. He accused President Trump of hurting America’s alliances with Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, France,...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to say whether President Joe Biden prioritized students or teachers when it came to reopening schools. “If it comes down to a binary choice, who would the president choose? The kids or the teachers?” Fox News reporter Kristin Fisher asked during the White House press briefing on Thursday. Psaki said Kristen’s question was “a little bit unfair” and claimed the president, teachers, and parents all agreed that schools should reopen. Some teacher unions, however, have repeatedly protested attempts by city and state officials to reopen schools, claiming they remain unsafe during the coronavirus pandemic. A growing number of parents, however, want their children to return to school, citing scientific evidence to argue it is safe. Republicans continue publicly voicing support for parents and students, knowing that President Biden and Democrats are more beholden to the teachers’ unions. Psaki, however, indicated there should be...
    U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about climate change issues in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images) President Joe Biden continues to fulfill his promise for equity. His latest memo supports global LGBTQ rights. The president also pledges to extend asylum to the LGBTQ community abroad.  U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about climate change issues in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images) Former Obama administration United States Attorney General Eric Holder told theGrio exclusively, “The action taken by President Biden today is consistent with our nation acting at its best. Supporting people around the world who are persecuted for their sexual orientation is in line with American ideals. Read More: Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights “Opening asylum to...
    Loading the player... This week, President Joe Biden used his appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast call out and once again renounce the “political extremism” that inspired the U.S. Capitol riot that took place last month. The annual gathering is a Washington D.C tradition that encourages political opponents to set aside their differences for one morning and break bread for the greater good. Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama addressed the lunch by video while Jimmy Carter sent a written message on Thursday. U.S. President Joe Biden makes brief remarks before signing several executive orders directing immigration actions for his administration in the Oval Office at the White House on February 02, 2021 (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) READ MORE: Naomi Osaka becomes part-owner of professional women’s soccer team “We just witnessed images we never imagined, images that now we will never forget: a...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Thursday, Feb. 4Biden officials considering executive action on student loan reliefThe Biden administration is reviewing whether it can take steps to provide student debt relief through executive action, even as it continues to call on Congress to pass legislation to help borrowers and their families. A tweet by White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to go further than her comments at a briefing earlier Thursday, when she said President Joe Biden was looking to Congress to act next on student loan relief. Biden has said...
    US President Joe Biden, with US Vice President Kamala Harris (L), speaks about foreign policy at the State Department in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2021.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States will not hesitate to raise the cost on Russia and defend American interests in his first major foreign policy address since taking office. "I made it very clear to President Putin in a manner very different from my predecessor that the days of the United States rolling over in the face of Russian aggressive actions, interfering with our elections, cyberattacks, poisoning its citizens, are over," Biden said. "We will not hesitate to raise the cost on Russia and defend our vital interests and our people, and we will be more effective in dealing with Russia when we work in coalition and coordination with other like minded...
    President Joe Biden said Russia needed to free Alexei Navalny 'immediately' as he said the United States will no longer 'roll over' to President Vladimir Putin 'like my predecessor.'  The tough and anti-Trump talk came Thursday when Biden made his first trip to a cabinet agency, the State Department, under the leadership of his longtime aide, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, and called for 'reclaiming our credibility and moral authority.'  'Much of which has been lost,' Biden uttered.  There, Biden also said he would 'take on directly' the challenges posed the the U.S.'s 'most serious competitor,' China.  President Joe Biden spoke at the State Department Thursday and demanded that Russia release Alexei Navalny 'immediately'  'We'll confront China's economic abuses, counter its aggressive coercive action [and] push back on China's attack on human rights, intellectual property and global governance,' Biden said.  'But we're ready to work with Beijing when it's...
    President Joe Biden urged Americans on Thursday to rally together and defeat the “darkness,” represented by “political extremism,” climate change, and racial injustice. Biden, who campaigned for the White House last year on a platform of restoring the nation’s soul, delivered the call while speaking virtually to the National Prayer Breakfast. In his remarks, the president focused heavily on the turmoil and crises that have wracked the United States in the past two years. “I have attended many of these prayer breakfasts over the years with a nation at war and struggle and strife, a nation at peace and prosperity,” Biden said. “But a nation though always in prayer.” The president proceeded to argue that although the country had faced difficult points in the past, “this time [was] different.” Biden claimed, in particular, that the public health and economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak had only underscored the longstanding issues...
    President Joe Biden targeted China and Russia and vowed to regain America’s “moral high ground” in his first major address on his administration’s foreign policy goals Thursday. Biden delivered the speech Thursday from the State Department, arguing that his administration will no longer “roll over” for Russia and will hold China accountable for its human rights and economic abuses. Biden argued President Donald Trump’s administration had caused America to forfeit its moral high ground on the global stage. He said he plans to regain that high ground with an executive order increasing the number of global refugees the U.S. can accept to 125,000 per year and by advocating for LGBT people internationally. (RELATED: Biden Freezes Trump’s Troop Withdrawal From Germany, Orders ‘Global Review’ Of Military) President Biden says that the days of the US “rolling over” in the face of Russian electoral interference are “over.” He adds, “We will not...
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    White House press secretary Jen Psaki told NBC’s Peter Alexander on Thursday that President Joe Biden “would love to see action” on gun control. “The President promised to act on day one on this issue, of we know there is only so much he can do by executive action on it,” he said. “Where does this fall on his legislative priorities?” Psaki responded, “As Vice President, and even before that, the President took on the NRA twice and won. This is an issue he is personally committed to, many in this building are personally committed to, I think he would love to see action on additional gun safety measures to protect families and children.” Alexander followed by asking when Biden “would he take action and put something before Congress?” Psaki simply responded she believes there are some proposals before Congress already. One of the gun control measures before Congress that...
    While taking part in the traditional National Prayer Breakfast, President Joe Biden called for opposition to what he described as the “political extremism” that led to events such as the riot at the U.S. Capitol. He also asked Americans to show their collective strength during this difficult period, as reported by the Associated Press. The annual event brings together politicians of all beliefs who put their differences aside for the morning. The event has proven to be controversial in the past, including former President Donald Trump’s use of the 2020 installment as a platform to question the faith of his political opponents. More liberal politicians have also expressed concerns about the conservative faith-based group that organizes the event. Biden brushed aside any concerns and attended the breakfast as part of continued efforts to be a unifying figure for Americans. During his remarks, the president spoke about his Catholic faith and...
    Civil rights lawyer Leo Terrell said Thursday that President Joe Biden will never fully support America’s law enforcement officers because he’s “an empty suit” who’s beholden to the left-wing of the Democratic Party.   Terrell was commenting on Biden giving his qualified support of law enforcement officers during a segment of Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” saying the “vast majority” of them were “decent, honorable people.” (RELATED: Joe Biden, Jill Biden Pay Respects To Fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick) Terrell said he would not give Biden “the benefit of the doubt. Because I’ll tell you right now: every one of us listening and watching this program have a different opinion as to what does ‘vast majority’ mean … He can’t tell the American public that 98, 99% of officers are great and they protect us.” The attorney said the reason Biden can’t say that is because right “he made...
    This cover image released by Gallery Books shows "Beautiful Things" a memoir by Hunter Biden. Biden, son of President Joe Biden and an ongoing target for conservatives, has a memoir coming out April 6. The book will center on the younger Biden's well publicized struggles with substance abuse, according to his publisher.Gallery Book | AP "Where's Hunter?" Apparently, he will be all over your favorite bookstores' shelves come April. Hunter Biden — the troubled son of President Joe Biden — will have a memoir published this spring, mere months after Republicans desperately tried to turn his drug- and booze-abusing, sexually reckless and dubious business behavior into political poison for his father. The book, entitled "Beautiful Things," allegedly will deal with a lot of those ugly things in the younger Biden's life, according to a press release Thursday by Gallery Books, the Simon & Schuster imprint that is publishing it. The...
    Joe Biden hugs his wife, Jill Biden, after speaking during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention in August 2020. Andrew Harnik/AP President Biden and first lady Jill Biden sat down for an interview with People at the White House. In the interview, they discussed their 43-year marriage and how they supported each other's careers. The president said he didn't think would've continued working in public life without Jill. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden had his first interview at the White House with his wife, Jill Biden, by his side. The president and first lady are the cover stars of this week's People magazine, and their interview with the magazine was recorded for People TV. In the interview, the couple spoke about adjusting to life at the White House, their grandchildren, and Joe Biden's agenda for his presidency.  They also discussed their...
    President Joe Biden will use his State Department visit on Thursday to highlight his promise to re-engage with the international community after Donald Trump's 'America First' policy.  In his remarks to staff, Biden will emphasize traditional American alliances while thanking career government officials for their service. Vice President Kamala Harris will join him on the visit, which is his first to a Cabinet department as president. By choosing Foggy Bottom as his first Cabinet stop - as opposed to the Pentagon or another department - Biden is making a heavily symbolic gesture to an agency suffering from morale problems in the wake of Trump's presidency.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during the trip the president will thank staff 'who are Foreign Service officers, civil servants, who are the heart and soul of that institution and, frankly, our government.' She said his remarks would not be a complete vision of his...
    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...
    Washington — President Joe Biden is visiting the State Department on Thursday where he will deliver his inaugural foreign policy speech as president and address staff at the agency. The president and Vice President Kamala Harris are poised to make the short trip to the State Department's headquarters in Foggy Bottom just after 1 p.m. and will speak with department staff and meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who took the reins of the State Department last week, before delivering remarks.How to watch President Joe Biden speak at the State Department today What: President Joe Biden delivers foreign policy remarks at the Department of State Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Time: 2:45 p.m. ET Location: The State Department Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device Mr. Biden was set to visit the State Department earlier...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden said at the start of his administration that family conflicts of interest would not be tolerated in his White House, but not two weeks into his presidency, his brother's actions as a part of his employment at a law firm in Florida are raising questions about how he'll implement that pledge. Francis "Frank" Biden, the President's brother, was hired as a non-attorney, senior adviser for Berman Law Group, a Boca Raton law firm in 2018. The firm frequently touts Frank Biden's ties to the President, featuring Frank and his family connections prominently on their website, in ads and on social media. As Frank Biden was with his brother in Washington for the inauguration last month, the firm placed a two-page "advertorial" in a local Florida newspaper emphasizing the shared values between "the two Biden brothers." With Frank Biden's image placed prominently in the center of the ad,...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday strongly condemned the idea that White House staff were preventing President Joe Biden from making concessions to Republicans on his coronavirus package. “There is no one who’s going to tell him what to do or hold him back,” she said. Senate Republicans expressed concerns about successfully reaching an agreement with the Biden White House, after meeting with the president Monday claiming his staff would prevent him from compromising. “The new president talks a lot about unity, but his White House staff and congressional leadership are working with a different playbook,” McConnell said Wednesday during his opening remarks in the Senate. But Psaki said any questions about whether there was any daylight between the president and his staff on the package price tag were “ludicrous.” During the 2020 presidential campaign, former President Donald Trump repeatedly questioned whether Biden had the ability to lead...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Wednesday, Feb. 3.Biden's COVID plan: President urges Democrats to take bold action, says GOP proposal too smallPresident Joe Biden told House Democrats on Wednesday he's "not married" to an absolute number on his $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan but Congress needs to "act fast" on relief for the pandemic and the economic crisis. Biden also said he doesn't want to budge from his proposed $1,400 in direct payments that he said were promised to Americans.Democrats plan vote on ousting Marjorie Taylor Greene from panels as she...
    President Joe Biden will not dismantle Space Force, press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday, one day after conservatives criticized her for laughing about it during a briefing.  'They absolutely have the full support of the Biden administration,' Psaki said. 'And we are not revisiting the decision to establish the Space Force,' she told reporters Wednesday afternoon.  On Tuesday, Bloomberg's Josh Wingrove asked Psaki if the president had made a decision on whether he would keep Space Force, one of President Donald Trump's favorite legacy projects, which was formally established in December 2019.  Press secretary Jen Psaki walked back comments she made at Tuesday's briefing mocking the Space Force saying Wednesday that the military branch has the 'full support' of the Biden administration  After two powerful Republicans complained, press secretary Jen Psaki sent out a tweet Tuesday night inviting members of the Space Force to provide an update on...
    Seventy-one years ago, my grandmother was beaten, enslaved and nearly killed by the Chinese Communist Party. China continues to do the same thing today and America should offer its new victims refuge. Tension is already brewing between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping. During last month’s Davos Agenda conference, Xi condemned the “arrogant isolationism” of the Trump era and cautioned that a “cold war, hot war, trade war, or tech war” would lead to “division and even confrontation.” This is the oldest play in China’s Communist handbook, which values economic and social power above all else. Biden’s next move should be a decisive one — a warm welcome for Hong Kongers, Uighurs, and Chinese political dissidents. A hateful revolution At its core, communism involves socio-economic restructuring. But the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has always wanted more than command of resources and capital and, to that end, continues to pay a...
    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden appeared on the cover of People magazine for their first interview since moving into the White House on January 20.  Excerpts and details from the interview began being released Wednesday, including that the Bidens brought a crib to the White House with them to accomodate baby Beau, Hunter Biden's infant son.   Additionally, CBS News announced that Biden would participate in his first television interview, with 'CBS Evening News' anchor Norah O'Donnell, which will be aired before Sunday night's Super Bowl.  First lady Jill Biden (left) and President Joe Biden (right) got the People magazine cover treatment for their first print interview since moving into the White House on January 20  President Biden will participate in the pre-Super Bowl interview tradition, sitting down with CBS News' Norah O'Donnell (pictured) later this week. It will be his first TV interview since being sworn-in  With...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden has insisted none of his family members will be involved in government decisions or have an office after Hunter's scandal. Joe Biden revealed his strict rules in his first interview as president, alongside his wife, First Lady Jill Biden. 8President opened up about his family in his first interview as presidentCredit: AP:Associated Press 8Joe Biden's comments followed questions on the Hunter Biden scandal - regarding the president's 50-year-old lawyer son, left, who struggled with a drug addictionCredit: Getty Images - Getty In the interview, which was published on Wednesday, Biden told the People magazine: "We’re going to run this like the Obama-Biden administration. "No one in our family and extended family is going to be involved in any government undertaking or foreign policy. "And nobody has an office in this place. They always have access to Pop and Nana but nobody [will have an office]." President Biden...
    Joe Biden doubled down on his $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, reassuring Democrats he has their back as they lay the groundwork to muscle through the president's proposal without Republican support.  Biden called into the House Democratic Caucus weekly meeting on Wednesday morning, where he reassured his party a Republican proposal for $600 billion in relief is 'not even in the cards.'  'I’m not going to start my administration by breaking a promise to the American people,'  he said.  The president, in his five minute pep talk, told House Democrats to stick together. 'I have your back and you will have mine,' he said according to Politico.  He also vowed to boost stimulus checks to $2,000, by adding another $1,400 in direct payments as part of his relief measure.  Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Democratic senators on the COVID relief proposal later Wednesday in the Oval Office.   The...
    President Joe Biden and fist lady jill Biden traveled to Capitol Hill Tuesday evening to pay their respects to slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Sicknick died after sustaining injuries during the riots after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed Capitol Hill on January 6 to protest the election. Sicknick is currently lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, an honor granted to him for helping defend the building during the riots. Sicknick, age 42 was a 12-year veteran of the Capitol Hill police force and died after he was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher. Currently, no suspect has been publicly identified or accused of his death. The results of the medical examiner’s review have also not yet been publicly released Earlier in the evening, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other members of congressional leadership held a ceremonial arrival for Sicknick’s casket from...
    President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden left the White House late Tuesday evening to pay their respects to fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. President Biden arrived at the US Capitol to pay his respects to fallen US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, whose remains are lying in honor in the Rotunda, less than four weeks after he died after responding to the riot that erupted in the building https://t.co/rpL6F4fPpn — CNN (@CNN) February 3, 2021 The president and first lady approached the table, where a folded flag was placed in Sicknick’s  honor. Sicknick was granted the honor of lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda after he lost his life defending the Capitol from rioters Jan. 6. (RELATED: Psaki Says White House Is ‘Watching The Potential For Violence’ During Impeachment Defense) President Biden just arrived at the Capitol to pay respects to Brian Sicknick, the Capitol...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Rico is slated to receive more than $6 billion in federal funds to help prepare the U.S. territory for future hurricanes and other disasters, officials said Tuesday.The money assigned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would be used for infrastructure projects and economic development, among other things, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said.In addition, Puerto Rico now has access to $3.2 billion to continue rebuilding from hurricanes Irma and Maria, said Pierluisi, who praised the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden for acting quickly.Congress had assigned $67 billion to help with reconstruction efforts after the hurricanes devastated the island in September 2017, but of the $43 billion obligated, Puerto Rico has only received $18 billion amid concerns over how the money would be spent.Pres. Biden has signed 42 executive actions since his inaugurationEMBED More News Videos President Joe Biden is pledging to reopen most...
    President Joe Biden said Tuesday that there has been “a lot of talk, with good reason” about the high number of executive orders he has signed and added that he wasn’t “making new law,” but “eliminating bad policy.” Biden addressed the press in the Oval Office prior to signing three new executive orders geared towards rolling back immigration policies from former President Donald Trump’s administration. (RELATED: White House Press Secretary Accuses Washington Examiner Reporter Of Twisting Biden’s Words ‘Out Of Context’) “Today I’m going to sign a few executive orders to strengthen our immigration system, building on the executive actions I took on day one to protect dreamers and to end the Muslim ban and better manage our borders. And that’s what these three different executive orders are about,” Biden began. Biden has signed a record number of executive orders since taking office on Jan. 20, after he pledged...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Tuesday, Feb. 2Biden administration moves to provide COVID-19 vaccine to pharmaciesPresident Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday that it is moving to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, freeing up more doses for states and beginning to distribute them to retail pharmacies next week. The push comes amid new urgency to speed vaccinations to prevent the spread of potentially more serious strains of the virus that has killed more than 445,000 Americans.Starting next week, 1 million doses will be distributed to some 6,500 pharmacies across the country, the...
    This New York Times headline, “Biden to Free Up Billions in Delayed Puerto Rico Storm Aid,” is a cause for celebration for Puerto Ricans on the island and here on the mainland, as well as their supporters. Since his inauguration just a few short weeks ago, President Joe Biden has been very busy cleaning up the massive messes left by the previous occupant of the Oval Office. One of the biggest piles of orange mierda left behind—and often overlooked in daily mainland media coverage—has been the ongoing and worsening situation for residents of Puerto Rico, who still have not recovered from the impact of Hurricane Maria over three years ago. The hurricane was followed by disastrous earthquakes and governmental upheavals. This was all worsened by the callous disregard and contempt for the island exhibited by a punitive POTUS whose paper towel-throwing episode became a meme as well as a stark exhibition of...
    During a press conference on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that President Joe Biden “is totally on board with using reconciliation” to pass coronavirus relief and that using reconciliation “is what President Biden wants us to do, and that is what we’re doing.” Schumer said, “Joe Biden is totally on board with using reconciliation. I’ve been talking to him every day. Our staffs have been talking multiple times a day.” He later added, “Look, we’re moving forward under the reconciliation. That is what President Biden wants us to do, and that is what we’re doing.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – President Joe Biden expressed his condolences Tuesday evening for the loved ones of the two special FBI agents killed Tuesday morning while serving a search warrant. Here’s what the president had to say from the Oval Office: “Our hearts go out to the families of the special agents.” “I was briefed on this tragedy earlier today and I know the FBI is gathering info on what happened. I can only imagine how these families are feeling today.” The fallen federal agents were identified as Special Agent Daniel Alfin, 36, and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger, 43. Special Agent Schwartzenberger had been with the FBI since 2005. She is survived by her husband and two children. Trending On CBSMiami.com Super Bowl LV Coverage To Leverage Innovative Technology In Broadcast ‘She’s Demeaning My Son’s Memory’: Linda Beigel Schulman, Mother Of Parkland Victim After Private Conversation With Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene...
    (CNN)For some politicians, being the fulcrum of nearly every hot-button issue would be hell. But for the Gentleman from West Virginia, I suspect it is almost heaven. Sen. Joe Manchin, widely viewed as the most conservative Democrat in the now 50-50 US Senate, has announced he will support the budget resolution on Covid-19 relief being introduced by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders. In so doing, Manchin has laid down a marker: he is with his party at the beginning of this process, but if the Democrats cannot bring some Republicans along by the end, they may not be able to count on him in the final vote.Manchin's insistence on moderation and bipartisanship is deeply felt, and Washington DC had better get used to it. They are going to see a lot of it in the next two years. 10 GOPers are throwing Biden a lifeline. He should take...
    Joe Biden told Republicans their $600 billion COVID relief plan was 'too small' as the Senate voted to proceed with a way to muscle through the president's trillion dollar proposal without GOP support. The motion passed 50-49 on a party line vote. Republican Senator Pat Toomey was absent, meaning Vice President Kamala Harris wasn't need to break a tie. Ahead of the vote, President Biden made a virtual appearance at Senate Democrats' weekly luncheon on Tuesday, where he revealed the details of his meeting with GOP senators the previous night. The ten lawmakers had proposed a compromise relief package that was one-third of the amount the president wanted. 'He said that he told Senate Republicans that the $600 billion dollars that they proposed was way too small,' Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said after the lunch.  Schumer conceded there may have to be some compromise from Biden's $1.9 trillion proposal that...
    Pete Buttigieg was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday to be President Joe Biden's Transportation secretary.  Buttigieg received overwhelming bipartisan support - with a vote of 86 to 13 - to become the nation's first openly gay Senate-confirmed cabinet secretary.  He previously competed against Biden in last year's Democratic primaries, winning the Iowa caucuses, but dropping out and throwing his support behind the former vice president before the Super Tuesday contests in early March.   Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who ran for the White House against now President Joe Biden in 2020, became the country's first openly gay Senate-confirmed cabinet member after a Senate confirmation vote Tuesday  A key ally to Biden's campaign, who helped with now Vice President Kamala Harris' debate prep, Buttigieg was reportedly being considered for a number of roles before Biden settled on Transportation head.    In mid-December, when Biden announced Buttigieg as his DOT pick, the...
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary, the first openly gay person to take a Cabinet post, tasked with advancing President Joe Biden's ambitious agenda of rebuilding the nation's infrastructure and fighting climate change.Buttigieg, a 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Biden's one-time rival during the Democratic presidential primaries, was approved on a 86-13 vote.Praised by Biden as bringing a "new voice" to the administration, Buttigieg takes over a Transportation Department with 55,000 employees and a budget of tens of billions of dollars. He has pledged to quickly get to work promoting safety and restoring consumer trust in America's transportation networks as airlines, buses, city subway systems and Amtrak reel from plummeting ridership in the coronavirus pandemic.SEE ALSO: President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet picks, top-level appointeesEMBED More News Videos President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet picks, top-level appointees (1 of 11) President-elect Joe Biden on...
    President Joe Biden will sign three migration-related Executive Orders on Tuesday, including one directing deputies to consider offering legal entry to illegal immigrants who used their children to cross the border during President Donald Trump’s tenure, say press reports. The Washington Post reported statements made by officials to selected reporters Monday evening: Government officials said they had not settled on a single legal status that would be given to returning parents, adding that families could receive different visas or legal protections depending on their cases. The briefing was used to frame media coverage of the three orders that Biden will sign Tuesday. The New York Times outlined: Officials said that could include providing visas or other legal means of entry to parents who have been deported back to their home countries. Or it could involve sending children who are living in the United States back to those countries to be with...
    Musician Dolly Parton said she’s not sure she would accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden. Parton revealed former President Donald Trump’s administration had extended the award to her twice, but personal circumstances kept her from accepting the award during an interview Tuesday on the “Today” show. Co-host Jenna Bush Hager brought up that former President Barack Obama said his “biggest mistake” in office was not awarding Parton the medal. Dolly Parton says she turned down Presidential Medal of Freedom offer from Trump WH twice; “I couldn’t accept it because my husband was ill and then they asked me again about it and I wouldn’t travel because of the COVID” https://t.co/mWVibfixAK — Catherine Rampell (@crampell) February 2, 2021 “He said, he’s going to call his friend Joe,” Hager said. “Have you heard from Joe, otherwise known as President Biden?” (RELATED: Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Won’t Accept...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden has sign more than a dozen executive orders since taking office on January 20. To date, President Biden has signed a record 25 executive orders within his two weeks in office, the most by a new president in modern US history. 5Joe BidenCredit: AFP or licensors What executive orders are Biden signing today? On February 2, 2021, President Biden will sign executive orders to launch a task force to reunite families separated at the border under Donald Trump administration. Biden's latest executive orders will also begin a review of a Trump-era program that has forced tens of thousands of people to remain in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed. Biden's actions are part of his latest effort to undo former President Trump's immigration legacy and offer a sharp change on the issue. 5Joe Biden has signed a record 25 executive orders during his first two weeks...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A new order mandating all passengers traveling in the U.S. by plane, train, bus or other public transportation to wear a mask took effect Tuesday morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order on Friday that requires all travelers to wear a mask when on a plane, train, bus, ferry, subway, taxi or rideshare within the U.S. Masks will also be required when entering or on the premises of a transportation hub. Travelers wearing face masks push luggage carts on the arrivals level outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid increased Covid-19 travel restrictions on January 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. – President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe, a White House official said, as the new administration...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that President Joe Biden supported Twitter’s effort to “reduce hate speech” after they banned President Donald Trump on their platform. Psaki said that decisions on censorship and banning individuals from Twitter was “a decision made by Twitter.” “We’ve certainly spoken to, and he’s spoken to for the need for social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech, but we don’t have more for you on it than that,” she said. Psaki said that Biden and the White House did not miss the former president’s frequent criticisms on social media. “This may be hard to believe. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about or thinking about President Trump here — former President Trump — to be very clear,” Psaki said. Psaki responded to a question from a reporter who asked her if Trump’s absence on social media made...
    President Joe Biden would like the extra fencing erected around the White House for inauguration festivities to come down as soon as possible, the administration said Monday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at her daily press briefing that Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris would like to see the seven-foot tall, anti-climbing fence come down when 'it makes sense from an overall security standpoint.'  'Our goal, the President and the Vice President's goal is for the Secret Service to adjust the perimeter as soon as it makes sense from an overall security standpoint, so we're working closely with them on that,' she said.  A white security barrier - installed ahead of Inauguration Day - is visible at the White House The extra anti-climbing fencing was put in place around the White House perimeter ahead of Inauguration Day and remains standing National Guards member walk along...
    The Biden administration is reviewing whether to take away the ability of former President Donald Trump to receive classified security briefings as the former president in the wake of the Capitol riot. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki punted on the question when asked about a topic that also came up during the transition – but also confirmed Monday the administration was reviewing the matter. 'This is a good question,' said Psaki. 'It's something that's obviously under review.'  HE'S BEEN BRIEFED: The Biden administration is reviewing the policy where former President Trump has access to classified information and briefings  The review comes as Trump critics demand he be forced to relinquish some of the perks of power that follow a president even after he leaves office. Former presidents get classified briefings by tradition – although not at the very highest levels reserved for the current officeholder.  In Trump's case, the...
    President Biden's younger brother, Frank Biden, reportedly has ties to a consulting company that tried to lobby the Obama administration on behalf of an oil corporation in 2016. Frank Biden worked for Delmarva, which contacted the lobbying business Cassidy & Associates to represent Chesapeake Petroleum and Supply in an attempt to influence the Congress and the Defense Department, while Joe Biden served as vice president, CNBC reported on Monday. The president's brother indicated that he worked for Delmarva, which has since gone under, in 2015 but denied having an extensive role in the company. Joseph Abruzzo, the owner of the business, claims Frank Biden didn't have a formal position until Joe Biden left office. “I provided advice and counsel based on my business experience. I had very limited engagement with Delmarva,” Frank Biden told CNBC. Abruzzo said, “Frank Biden and I began planning the business in 2015 and...
    They can’t quit the grift. No sooner had Joe Biden won the White House than his family went back to trying to make a buck off his name.  The latest sordid example involves one of Joe’s younger brothers, Frank Biden, appearing in a Florida law firm’s ad – on Inauguration Day no less. The ad used the president’s name to draw attention to the Berman Law Group’s class-action suit against sugar cane growers. "The two Biden brothers have long held a commitment to pushing environmental issues to the forefront," says the ad. "The president-elect has vowed to rejoin the Paris Agreement and wants to set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets." SALLY PIPES: BIDEN'S HEALTH CARE PLANS – THIS IS WHAT AMERICANS CAN EXPECT FROM DEMOCRATS The ad, first reported by CNBC, appeared in the Daily Business Review and carried a picture of Frank Biden and quotes him saying, "My brother is a model for how...
    (CNN)There's a golden rule in politics: Don't mess with a member in his or her home state unless you want trouble.Which is why it's more than a little perplexing that Vice President Kamala Harris gave an interview to a local West Virginia TV station late last week expressly designed to put pressure on West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) to support the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus plan."To your point in West Virginia, one in seven families is describing their household as being hungry, one in six can't pay their rent, and one in four small businesses are closing permanently or have already closed, so it's a big issue in West Virginia and across the country," Harris told WSAZ. "And that's why the president and I are offering the American Rescue Plan."Which -- BREAKING NEWS! -- Manchin didn't like. "I saw [the interview], I couldn't believe it. No one...
    "Saturday Night Live" returned from its winter break with a slightly different approach to covering politics that many viewers immediately noticed. After spending four years relentlessly mocking Donald Trump each week, the popular NBC sketch show did not open with an impersonation of President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris. That’s not to say that the episode shied away from politics. Its cold open skewered Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Brady while the show’s "Weekend Update" segment commented on the riot at the U.S. Capitol. The show had a lot of ground to cover after being off during an eventful time in U.S. politics. January alone included the riots, a historic second impeachment of Trump and the GameStop surge that's thrown Wall Street through a loop. Still, despite the inauguration and Biden’s first week in office also happening during the show’s break, many critics of the show...
    Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin appeared to be unpleased with an interview Vice President Kamala Harris gave to a local TV network in West Virginia, claiming the White House never notified him. Manchin, a key swing vote for Democrats’ fragile majority in the Senate, told NBC affiliate WSAZ Friday that the vice president’s interview was “not a way of working together,” adding President Joe Biden’s administration needs to look for a more “bipartisan pathway forward.” “I saw [the interview], I couldn’t believe it. No one called me,” Manchin told WSAZ. “We’re going to try to find a bipartisan pathway forward, but we need to work together. That’s not a way of working together.” (RELATED: Joe Manchin Pans Impeachment, Says The Votes Just Aren’t There) In the interview, Harris advocated for the president’s latest coronavirus relief proposal, called the American Rescue Plan. WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 09: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)...
    More On: keystone xl pipeline Biden’s climate executive orders devastated these US workers in a day Joe Biden declares war on American jobs with far-left climate plan Biden to announce wide-ranging moratorium on new oil, gas leases Biden signals unilateralism and other commentary The Issue: President Joe Biden’s executive order withdrawing approval for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. There is absolutely no justification for shutting down the Keystone pipeline from Canada to the United States (“Green & ‘mean,’ ” Jan. 29). Doing so kills thousands of jobs directly related to the construction of the pipeline itself, as well as along its path. And the pipeline reduces dependence on unfriendly countries. Despicably, the justification for the signing of this executive order, like most of the others, is the vindictive undoing of the previous administration’s accomplishments. Gary Fleming, Wayne, NJ After President Donald Trump’s job-creating administration created the lowest unemployment numbers for...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden's relatives began cashing in on his name on Inauguration Day with ads and questionable business dealings. The president's brother, Frank Biden, reportedly appeared in a Florida lawsuit's ad that used the presidency to bring attention to their class action lawsuit. 4The president's brother appeared in an ad on Inauguration DayCredit: AFP 4Frank Biden works as an advisor to a Florida law firmCredit: Getty Images - Getty "The two Biden brothers have long held a commitment to pushing environmental issues to the forefront," the ad for Berman Law Group says. "The president-elect has vowed to rejoin the Paris Agreement and wants to set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets." The ad appeared in the Daily Business Review on the day of Biden's inauguration, and featured a picture of Frank, along with quotes regarding his relationship with his brother. The ad focuses on a lawsuit the firm, which Frank...
    Saturday Night Live completely avoided parodying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in its first episode since the pair were sworn into office.  Hosted by John Krasinki, the first SNL of 2021 managed to not feature either the president or vice president in its skits.  Instead it featured special 'appearances' from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Brady.  The move was blasted online by some viewers who described the show as a 'snoozefest' which is 'too scared of getting canceled'.  Others noted how Donald Trump had been the butt of their jokes for the past four years.   Saturday Night Live completely avoided parodying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in its first episode since the pair were sworn into office. Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL last October  Hosted by John Krasinki, the first SNL of 2021 managed to not feature either the president...
    FOX News host Steve Hilton has blasted Joe Biden for pushing “hugely divisive wokery” from his first day in the White House. Hilton has also accused the new President of failing to reach out to the 74 million American’s who voted for Donald Trump. 2Joe Biden signing an executive order in the White House Credit: AFP or licensors 2Steve Hilton is a Fox News host and former aide to David CameronCredit: Getty Images - Getty Biden called for unity in his inaugural address but has been accused of erasing women with an executive order critics say forces schools to include transgender athletes in women’s sports.  Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Hilton, a former aide to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, said the President was pursuing a divisive agenda “Instead of taking steps to unify the country, Biden pushed forward with hugely divisive wokery from the very first day, forcing schools...
    U.S. President Joe Biden will pay a visit to Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in London before a summit of the G7 big economies in June. The Sunday Times newspaper reports the president, in what will be his first international visit, will be amongst other world leaders to meet the monarch in the capital before a summit of the G7 big economies. Describing it as a “soft power” reception, the Times said the Queen would be joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The palace declined to confirm or deny the report, according to the Reuters news agency. Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House of Commons, has also written to Biden inviting him to Westminister to visit parliament Earlier this month Britain announced plans to hold the first in-person summit of the G7 for nearly two years in June...
    More from: Michael Goodwin Impeaching Trump gets more divisive by the minute: Goodwin Joe Biden’s far-left ‘unity’ will divide us: Goodwin Mitch McConnells betrayal hurts the nation: Goodwin Welcome to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumers new abnormal: Goodwin Dems want to bring down anyone who ever backed Trump: Goodwin They can’t quit the grift. No sooner had Joe Biden won the White House than his family went back to trying to make a buck off his name.  The latest sordid example involves one of Joe’s younger brothers, Frank Biden, appearing in a Florida law firm’s ad — on Inauguration Day no less. The ad used the president’s name to draw attention to the Berman Law Group’s class-action suit against sugar cane growers. “The two Biden brothers have long held a commitment to pushing environmental issues to the forefront,” says the ad. “The president-elect has vowed to rejoin the Paris...
    THE Queen will host a post-Brexit get-together at Buckingham Palace this June with new US President Joe Biden and other world leaders. She will be joined at the “soft power” reception by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, according to The Sunday Times. 3The Queen will receive Joe Biden at Buckingham Palace this JuneCredit: EPA 3The US President's first visit will come ahead of Cornwall’s G7 summit of leading nationsCredit: Reuters The bash is part of plans being drawn up by royal and government officials to cement the “special relationship” between Britain and America. This year’s military parade on June 12, which marks the Queen’s 95th birthday, will fall two days’ after the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday and is set to be the first public reunion of the royal family since “Megxit”. It...
    Those lights that are just shooting out from the Lincoln Memorial along the Reflecting Pool – it’s like almost extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America. It was a moment where the new President came to town and sort of convened the country in this moment of remembrance, outstretching his arms.’ Believe it or not, those were the actual words of CNN’s political director, David Chalian, ‘reporting’ on Joe Biden’s appearance at a light show on Washington DC’s National Mall on the eve of his inauguration.  British Conservatives have long railed against ‘BBC bias’ and the ‘Left-wing media’, but honestly… The non-stop, undiluted, self-abasing fawning over Biden and his new administration on display over the past week or so from America’s smug, self-righteous, sanctimonious press corps makes North Korea’s mad ‘Dear Leader’ broadcasts sound like Radio Four’s Today programme. So what, you might say? Biden’s team said they inherited...
    Joe Biden could meet the Queen for the first time since becoming US President when he visits Britain for the G7 summit in June, senior sources have told The Mail on Sunday. Buckingham Palace officials are understood to be exploring the possibility. Mr Biden is due to arrive in Britain for the three-day summit in Cornwall starting on June 11.  Prince Philip's 100th birthday is the day before – when Prince Harry is expected – or the President could fly to London for Trooping the Colour on June 12. The ceremony marks the Queen's official birthday.  Joe Biden could meet the Queen for the first time since becoming US President when he visits Britain for the G7 summit in June, senior sources have told The Mail on Sunday Mr Biden is due to arrive in Britain for the three-day summit in Cornwall starting on June 11. Prince Philip's 100th...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Friday nudged President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to cancel student debt — a long-held agenda item for progressives. “Today would be a great day for President Biden and Vice President Harris to #CancelStudentDebt,” Schumer said in a Friday tweet: Today would be a great day for President Biden and Vice President Harris to #CancelStudentDebt. — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 29, 2021 Former President Trump took executive action and paused student loan payments early last year as the Chinese coronavirus pandemic began to grip the nation. Biden built on that, extending the pause on student loan payments through September. “At the request of President Biden, the Acting Secretary of Education will extend the pause on federal student loan payments and collections and keep the interest rate at 0 percent,” the White House announced on Janaury 20. “Too many Americans are struggling...
    President Joe Biden thanked senior staffers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for taking care of his late son Beau Biden in his final days, and for the care he himself received at the hospital over the years. On Friday, President Biden visited Walter Reed to meet with five unidentified wounded warriors: 1 member of the Marine Corps, 3 members of the Army, and 1 Member of the Army National Guard. Pool cameras captured some of Biden’s remarks to the senior staffers who greeted him: Director Colonel Andrew Barr, Master Chief Randy Swanson, and Command Master Chief Commander Megan Nasworthy. The President greeted Col. Barr with an elbow-bump and a “How you doing, man?” and greeted Cmdr. Nasworthy by presenting her with a challenge coin. “You guys have been, as Megan will tell you, you have done a great deal for my family,” President Biden told them. “My son...
    The Biden administration only took over the White House last week, but it's already had to grapple with a web of ethical dilemmas created by the complicated business dealings of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris's families. Biden's campaign was dogged by allegations that his youngest son, lobbyist-investor Hunter, profited from the Biden name, specifically in China and Ukraine. His lucrative role with oligarch-linked Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, for instance, was central to former President Donald Trump's first impeachment. And during the transition, it was revealed Hunter was under a federal tax investigation dating back to 2018 into his foreign associations and accusations of money laundering. Now Biden Inc. is causing problems for the White House. This week, President Biden's middle brother Frank featured in an ad for his Florida law firm, the Berman Law Group, touting his ties to the administration. The ad was quickly followed by...
    More than a week into his administration, President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda seems to have hit a wall in Congress. Biden, who served in the United States Senate for 36 years before his ascension to the vice presidency, was pitched as “master legislator” by allies and supporters during the 2020 campaign. The president, himself, bolstered that image with constant references to his history of working across the aisle to craft bipartisan compromise. “Compromise is not a dirty word, it’s how our government is designed to work,” Biden told the National Education Association last July. “I’ve done it my whole life.” “I’ve been able to bring Democrats and Republicans together in the United States Congress to pass big things, to deal with big issues,” he added at the time. Such efforts, made in an attempt to convince voters that Biden alone could break the decades-old gridlock of Washington, DC, did not stop...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Friday, Jan. 29Biden's COVID-19 relief plan: Democrats prepared to 'move forward without' RepublicansDemocrats in Congress and the White House have rejected a Republican pitch to split President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan into smaller chunks, with lawmakers appearing primed to muscle the sweeping economic and virus aid forward without GOP help.Despite Biden's calls for unity, Democrats said the stubbornly high unemployment numbers and battered U.S. economy leave them unwilling to waste time courting Republican support that might not materialize. They also don't want to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made his first major foray outside the White House on Friday with a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to meet with wounded soldiers. Biden met with both active duty and retired service members receiving treatment at the facility, before touring the vaccine distribution center there. US President Joe Biden (C), flanked by the Director of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Col. Andrew Barr (2nd L), visits a coronavirus vaccination site at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on January 29, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) “These kids are amazing, and thank God there’s not as many people to visit,” he said, calling those at the hospital ”real heroes.” Biden has a long and personal history with the hospital, which treats thousands of military service members, veterans and their...
    Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri says he wasn't trying to overturn Joe Biden's electoral win when he voted not to count votes from two states that Biden carried over President Trump. Hawley has faced funding boycotts, calls for his resignation, the loss of a publishing contract, and public criticism for his role in the events leading up to the congressional counting of the electoral votes and the January 6 MAGA riot in the Capitol. He was pictured raising his fist to protesters that day before the violent storming of the Capitol that left six dead, including a Capitol police officer.  'I was very clear from the beginning that I was never attempting to overturn the election,' Hawley told CNN. He said he had no regrets about his moves.    'I was very clear from the beginning that I was never attempting to overturn the election,' said Missouri Republican Sen....
    President Joe Biden plans to keep his letter from Donald Trump private, the White House said on Friday, and revealed the two men still haven't spoken. 'There are no calls to report,' White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at her briefing. 'I don't have any update on the letter.' 'He plans to keep it private,' she said of the note. Trump honored the presidential tradition of leaving a letter in the Oval Office for his successor. It was unclear if he was going to do so given his challenges to the election results and his false claims it was stolen from him. But there was a letter waiting for Biden on the resolute desk when he entered the Oval Office on January 20th.  'The president wrote a very generous letter,' Biden said at the time. 'Because it was private, I won't talk about it until I talk to him....
    FRANK Biden reportedly ignored warnings from his brother Joe over his business dealings ahead of using the president's name in an Inauguration Day advertisement. Joe Biden's younger brother Frank boasted about his relationship to the president in an advertisement that was published on January 20. 5Joe Biden's younger brother Frank boasted about his relationship in an Inauguration Day ad, according to reportsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5President Joe Biden reportedly told his brother: 'For Christ's sake, watch yourself'Credit: AP:Associated Press "For Christ’s sake, watch yourself," President Biden told his brother Frank as he was campaigning for his new role, according to a Politico report published on Thursday. "Don’t get sucked into something that would, first of all, hurt you." The news outlet was told of President Biden's remarks by source with knowledge of the conversation. The person also reportedly dubbed Biden's tone as "jocular and serious." Additionally, Florida attorney John...
    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden is making his first major foray outside the White House on Friday, to visit wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Biden has a long and personal history with the hospital, which treats thousands of military service members, veterans and their families. His son Beau, who served as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard, died there in 2015 after a long battle with brain cancer. Even before Beau’s treatment at the hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, were frequent visitors during his time as vice president, making multiple Christmas Day stops to meet with soldiers there. Jill Biden focused in part on promoting awareness of issues affecting military families during that time, and on Friday she’ll again be focused on the issue as she participates in a virtual event with military-connected students....
    Havana, Cuba (CNN)Few countries around the world likely breathed a sigh of relief following the 2020 US election as deeply as Cuba did. It's been an especially tough four years here. The communist-run island went from the historic opening of the Obama years -- which brought a flood of American visitors and glimpse of a different future -- to the Trump administration's doubling down on 60 years of US economic sanctions.Read More Former President Donald Trump more than reversed the Obama détente. He limited the ability of US citizens to visit the island, ended US cruise travel to Cuba, forced out the one US-run hotel (managed by Marriott, a Trump competitor), cut off the remittances many Cuban Americans send back home, allowed Americans for the first time to sue companies allegedly trafficking in property seized after the Cuban revolution, pressured countries not to hire Cuban doctors and nurses to...
    An Army chaplain is under investigation after he saying transgender soldiers are 'mentally unfit' and 'unqualified to serve'. Maj. Andrew Calvert made the comments beneath an article published on Facebook Monday detailing President Biden's new executive order overturning a ban on transgender people in the military.  Calvert, who is a member of the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Hood in Texas, wrote: 'How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve?' He continued: 'There is little difference in this than over those who believe and argue for a 'flat earth,' despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The motivation is different, but the argument is the same.' An Army veteran took a screenshot of Calvert's comments and shared them to Twitter, writing: 'He cannot be trusted to support soldiers for another minute'.  Army chaplain Maj. Andrew...