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    Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Friday challenging President Joe Biden for opening up the Southern border to a wave of migrants. “Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden,” Trump wrote in a statement sent to reporters. The former president sounded the alarm over the renewed surge of migrants headed for the border after the Biden administration sent a signal that unaccompanied migrants would be welcomed into the United States. The Department of Homeland Security predicts there will be 117,000 unaccompanied child migrants crossing the border in 2021, according to an Axios report. “A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute,” he said. The number of migrant youth daily referred to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for release into the United States has...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday conceded President Joe Biden would have a press conference in “coming weeks” and “before the end of the month.” A recent CNN analysis of the past 100 years shows the 15 most recent presidents have all held a formal solo press conference within 33 days of taking office. This is President Biden’s 44th day in office. Psaki blamed Biden’s focus on the coronavirus pandemic for the delay, arguing that the president’s time, energy, and focus was on solving the crisis. “I think the American people would certainly understand if his focus and his energy and his attention has been on ensuring we secure enough vaccines to vaccinate all Americas,” she said. Since taking office, however, President Biden has spent three weekends away from the White House, including two at his home in Deleware and one at the presidential retreat at Camp David....
    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, March 5Third stimulus check updates: Minimum wage hike falls short as Senate debates COVID relief billThe Senate seemingly killed progressives' last-ditch effort to include a minimum wage hike in the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Friday, as the chamber began climactic votes on the huge package embodying President Joe Biden's top legislative priority.Senators voted 58-42 against the increase, though the vote wasn't yet formally gaveled to a close. Eight Democrats voted against the proposal, suggesting that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and other progressives vowing...
    President Joe Biden will hold his first presidential press conference by the end of the month, White House press secretary Jen Psaski said Friday.  'We look forward to holding a full press conference in the coming weeks before the end of the month,' Psaki told reporters at the press briefing. 'And we're working on setting a final date for that and as soon as we do we will let you all know.'  Psaki was asked why Biden had delayed a full Q&A with journalists, bucking a tradition to do one in the early weeks of an administration, which has been around since the Reagan years.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that President Joe Biden would hold a press conference before the month's end  President Joe Biden has been answering some questions from reporters at the end of 'sprays,' when journalist briefly come into his meetings ...
    Former Green Beret and Gold Star husband Joe Kent told Breitbart News there is a sharp divide between America First principles and the actions of the Joe Biden administration. Kent is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) in a primary after Beutler joined 9 other Republicans and the Democrats in impeaching former President Donald Trump in January. Kent said after nearly two decades of “almost continuous combat” and the loss of his wife, Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, to a suicide bomber while she was deployed in 2019 to Syria fighting ISIS, President Trump appealed to him because Trump contrasted the “rhetoric of both parties on why we needed to stay deeply involved in the Middle East and in these wars that never seem to benefit us.” He argued the U.S. was involved in wars because “our elected leaders had too much hubris to say that...
    Tim Wu, a sharp critic of big tech who has argued for using antitrust laws against tech behemoths is joining the White House as a special assistant on the National Economic Council. Wu, who taught at Columbia University and served on the Federal Trade Commission and worked for the New York Attorney General, wrote the book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the hire Wednesday, but insisted the move did not convey new White House policy.  Big tech critic Tim Wu is joining the the White House as a special assistant on the National Economic Council 'We don’t have new policy to announce,' she said. 'The president believes … that it’s important to promote competition and address monopoly and market power issues,' she said. Wu has a 'wealth of knowledge and experience about technology and competition policy that will help...
    Former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policies in a lengthy statement published Friday afternoon. Trump said Biden’s policies — which revoked much of Trump’s own immigration policy — have “violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws” by causing a surge of migrants, thousands of whom are unaccompanied minors, to flood the border and overwhelm immigration officials and facilities. (EXCLUSIVE: GOP Lawmakers Send Letter To White House Urging Biden To Recognize Border Crisis) WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 05: President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. Yellen has recently commented that bitcoin is an “extremely inefficient” way to conduct monetary transactions. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images) “Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Baltimore next week. The president will meet with the CEOs of drugmakers Johnson & Johnson and Merck at Emergent BioSolutions, the Baltimore lab manufacturing J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine. Merck is also manufacturing J&J’s vaccine, which received emergency use authorization late last month. Stay with WJZ on this developing story. To get breaking news alerts, download our app now!
    President Joe Biden is sending a group of senior administration officials to the border, the White House revealed Thursday. “President Biden has asked senior members of his team to travel to the border region in order to provide a full briefing to him on the government response to the influx of unaccompanied minors and an assessment of additional steps that can be taken to ensure the safety and care of these children,” White House spokesperson Vedant Patel said in a statement reported by The Hill. But important details of the trip remain secret, including who is going and where they will go, with the Biden administration citing security reasons for keeping details of the trip secret. The secret group of officials is also blocking any press access to their sojurn. A White House aide confirmed to Breitbart News the trip is closed to the press. President Biden and his administration face...
    President Joe Biden told NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Perseverance team that Indian-Americans 'are taking over the country.'  Biden made the comment Thursday afternoon during a video chat with the team, that landed the Perseverance rover on Mars last month.  'It's amazing. Indian-descent Americans are taking over the country - you, my vice president, my speechwriter,' Biden told Swati Mohan, the Guidance and Controls Operations Lead of Mars 2020, during the call.  President Joe Biden gave a virtual thank you to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars 2020 Perseverance team for successfully landing the rover on Mars last month  'We can land a rover on Mars, we can beat a pandemic,' President Joe Biden told the team via video from the White House Thursday  A portion of a panorama made up of individual images taken by the Navigation Cameras aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover shows the Martian landscape Members of NASA's...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Listen to the latest episode of The Interview podcast here. Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, joined me on this week’s episode of The Interview podcast. We spoke on Thursday afternoon, a few days after CPAC, where Trump was the headline act. Trump delivered a lengthy speech on Sunday to close out the conference, the first of his post-presidency. He titled his hand to the way he plans on wielding power in the Republican Party going forward: by exacting revenge on the congressional Republicans who voted to impeach him.  Trump also made clear he will not be moving on from the conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen from him. He repeatedly claimed, falsely, that he actually won, and almost every attendee I spoke to at CPAC said they believed that claim. “Joe Biden is the is the legitimate president,” Miller...
    President Joe Biden lauded Americans of Indian descent during a call with the NASA Mars Rover team, singling out leading scientist Dr. Swati Mohan and placing her in the company of Vice President Kamala Harris and White House speechwriter Vinay Reddy. On Thursday, the President spoke to the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Perseverance Rover Team to congratulate them on the success of their mission. But a beaming Biden had an obvious favorite, repeatedly asking when he’d get to hear from Dr. Mohan, who is the Guidance, Navigation, and Controls (GN&C) Operations Lead for the team. “Now, am I supposed to speak or is Swati going to say something? I was told I was going to hear from Swati,” Biden said to JPL Director Dr. Michael Watkins a few minutes into the call. Watkins indicated she was there with him and added “Of course, you know her from the landing coverage.”...
    President Joe Biden spoke with President Alejandro Giammattei Falla of Guatemala promising to develop a “humane and effective” plan for migrants traveling from his country to the United States. “Both Presidents agreed for their respective teams to meet in the coming weeks to develop an effective and humane plan of action to manage migration,” a readout of the call sent to reporters read. Biden also expressed condolences for the 13 Guatemalan migrants who were shot and killed in Northern Mexico in January and had their bodies badly burned. A dozen state police officers in Mexico have been charged in the killings. President Biden also promised to help Guatemala by “combating corruption, promoting economic opportunity, and enhancing civilian security” which the White House described as the “root causes” of migration from Guatemala to the United States. Biden’s call with the Guatemala president proves he is willing to return migration back to normal,...
    Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has taken a swipe at her successor for being out of the loop with Joe Biden when taking questions.  McEnany reacted to a 'Fox & Friends' montage of Jen Psaki telling various reporters that she would 'circle back' on their questions during her six weeks with the Biden administration.  The former press secretary said she would always know where former President Donald Trump stood on an issue due to the 'hours and hours' of research that went in beforehand.  McEnany served as the 33rd White House press secretary for the Trump administration from April 2020 to January 2021.  She has since joined Fox News as a political commentator.  Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany (pictured) has criticized her successor for being out of the loop when taking questions Speaking during an interview with Fox News, she said: 'I wish Jen Psaki all the...
    President Joe Biden gave a virtual thank you NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Perseverance team for landing the rover on Mars last month.  'We can land a rover on Mars, we can beat a pandemic,' he told the team via video. 'And with science, hope and vision, there's not a damn thing we can't do as a country.'  Biden talked about how the spectacular February 18 landing of Perseverance came amid a dark time for the country and 'restored a dose of confidence' in the American people.  President Joe Biden gave a virtual thank you to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars 2020 Perseverance team for successfully landing the rover on Mars last month  'We can land a rover on Mars, we can beat a pandemic,' President Joe Biden told the team via video from the White House Thursday  A portion of a panorama made up of individual images taken by the Navigation...
    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, March 4Here's why Governor Andrew Cuomo's job is safe (for now), as harassment probe startsWhile there are still calls for Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down from Republicans, those with influence in the state, say they want to wait to see the results of the state attorney general's investigation. In his first public appearance since three women came forward with sexual harassment allegations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed the accusations but said he would not resign.Lawmaker asks Pelosi to investigate 'tainted' food allegedly harming...
    Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked on Thursday if President Joe Biden should set a better example about personal travel during the pandemic, as he plans to fly to Wilmington, Delaware, for the weekend again. “The CDC does still urge people not to travel for personal reasons,” the reporter prefaced, “but should the president be doing more to set an example about personal travel during the pandemic?” the reporter asked. “The president lives in Wilmington. It’s his home. It’s where he’s lived for many, many years. And as you know, as any president of the United States does, he takes a private airplane, called Air Force One to travel there,” Psaki responded. Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki says that it’s okay for Biden to ignore his COVID guidelines for personal travel because he can use a private planehttps://t.co/wwClgcHAPF pic.twitter.com/DZt9Qfn4R2 — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 4, 2021 “That is of course unique...
    Joe Biden is showing himself to be an "absentee president" by not holding a solo press conference or scheduling an address to Congress despite having been in office for more than six weeks, Joe Concha told "America Reports" Thursday. "I look at what President Biden said on January 14th where he said, as president-elect, he would address Congress 'next month', as in February," said Concha, a Fox News contributor and The Hill media columnist. "And when White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about that, [she] said no promise was made that would happen, even though the president’s own words said they would." Biden's immediate predecessor, Donald Trump, held his first news conference on Feb. 16, 2017, while Barack Obama held his first news conference on Feb. 9, 2009. In Biden's first six weeks, Concha noted, he has enacted sweeping executive actions like the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Video"[With] all of these actions that the president...
    (CNN)Americans believe by hefty majorities that we can solve our national problems and that the federal government should play a major role in areas including infrastructure, health care, environment, poverty reduction and economy. This broad support provides a foundation for Joe Biden to become the most transformative president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jeffrey D. SachsBiden has the chance to lead a green and digital recovery that would create millions of good jobs supported by advanced 21st century technologies. Yet to succeed, Biden will have to come up with a program to pay for an expanded federal government. The US needs more federal spending to modernize and upgrade infrastructure -- power, digital, roads, rail, coastlines, waterways -- in order to create good jobs, protect the environment and avoid more natural disasters. The federal government also needs to reinvigorate our K-12 education, as America has fallen behind a number of other...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One Baltimore City fifth-grader just won a nationwide economics competition. Hundreds of students were asked to answer one question: What economic advice would you give President Joe Biden? READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Shot In South Baltimore Thursday Afternoon, Police Say; 4th Child Shot In City In Past Week Bella-Grace Annibal gave her advice to the president. “I propose that we cut military spending to fund for two things, healthcare and education,” she said. This was part of a competition from the Council for Economic Education. It asked students to submit their economic advice to President Biden in 60 seconds or less. “Fix our healthcare system, free healthcare for every American,” Bella-Grace said. 400 students sent in their videos. Bella-Grace won among the third, fourth and fifth graders READ MORE: LifeBridge Health Administers Its First J&J COVID Vaccines Thursday “Fix our educational system,” she said. “Every child should have access...
    President Joe Biden warmly embraced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a video conference with House Democrats Wednesday night. “Nancy, I love you. There’s no one I’d rather work with than you,” Biden said, and added, “I admire the devil out of you.” Biden made comments about Pelosi after she introduced him via video at the House Democratic Caucus Virtual Issues Conference. Pelosi said the United States is “blessed” to have Biden as president, citing his “empathy, grace, and courage.” She also cited his experience in Washington as an asset. “Now more than ever, we need a battle-tested, forward-looking leader who will fight for the people,” she said. Pelosi also praised Biden’s global leadership. “President Biden is a distinguished world leader who commands the respect of allies and adversaries alike,” she said. Pelosi spoke about her grandchildren, who were also fond of the president. “My grandchildren have for many, many years...
    It’s scandal time. Joe Biden appears to be failing. Almost everyone sees that. Republicans saw it during the campaign and commented on Biden’s “basement campaign” strategy — and he went 42 days without a press conference, as president! Democrats saw it too, of course, but said nothing. That may turn out to be the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people: Vote for Biden, but get Harris. Did the Democrats plan this from way back? That possibility was raised by this column last March. Can you imagine nominating and campaigning for Woodrow Wilson after he’d had his stroke? That’s essentially what the Democrat Party did by nominating and supporting Joe Biden. Donald Trump’s name for Biden was “Sleepy Joe.” But if sleepiness were the real problem with Biden, it wouldn’t matter any more than the listlessness of “low-energy” Jeb Bush. Bush may not have been your choice for president,...
    President Joe Biden's big immigration bill will be delayed until April as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggles to find enough Democratic votes.  Politico reported Thursday that Democrats took a whip count this week and found that the package wouldn't pass as-is.   Instead, they'll send the legislation through the Judiciary Committee and pass smaller immigration bills this month.  President Joe Biden's big immigration package doesn't even have enough Democratic votes in the House to pass, so it will go through the Judiciary Committee, with the process starting in April  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to find enough Democratic votes to pass President Joe Biden's big immigration bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for nearly all of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.  Yadiel Garcia and his father Fabricio, who are from Honduras, kneel in prayer during a migrant demonstration in Tijuana, Mexico...
    President Joe Biden blamed former President Barack Obama on Wednesday for underselling the administration’s 2009 stimulus spending bill. “[T]he economists told us we literally saved America from a depression,” Biden boasted in his remarks during the House Democratic Caucus Virtual Issues Conference on Wednesday night. At the time, Obama put Biden in charge of preventing waste in the massive $787 billion spending program. “To you, he’s Mr. Vice President, but around the White House, we call him the sheriff,” Obama said at the time. Biden expressed regret Obama undercut his attempt to promote the success of the stimulus program. “[W]e didn’t adequately explain what we had done,” Biden said. “Barack was so modest, he didn’t want to take, as he said, a ‘victory lap.'” Biden continued criticizing Obama during his remarks, warning Democrats not to make the same mistake with his newly proposed $1.9 trillion spending package. “I kept saying,...
    A QAnon representative has again said Joe Biden should be impeached in a bizarre Dr Seuss-style rhyme. Marjorie Taylor Greene doubled-down on her calls to impeach the president in a Thursday morning tweet. 1Greene is once again calling for Biden to be impeachedCredit: AP:Associated Press The representative, who has ties to conspiracy group QAnon, posted a poem with Dr Seuss' Cat in the Hat in the photograph, with the caption "ImpeachBiden." The poem read: "I do not like your mental haze, I do not like your leftist ways. I do not like your son on blow, I do not like you Mr. Joe." Back in January, Greene filed impeachment articles on Biden during his first full day in office. Greene, who is a pro-Trump election fraud conspiracy theorist, tweeted: "I've just filed Articles of Impeachment on President Joe Biden, we'll see how this goes." In a statement, the rookie congresswoman...
    On Monday, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren drew battle lines in the Senate’s consideration of Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic recovery plan, urging Vice President Kamala Harris to restore the $15 minimum wage hike stripped from the bill by the Senate parliamentarian. Sanders and Warren will almost certainly lose that fight. Even if Harris overruled the parliamentarian, progressive bêtes noires Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema would withhold their approval from the final package, dooming passage in the evenly-split Senate. But even in likely defeat, Sanders and Warren are sending a warning message to the Democratic Party: that progressives are uncomfortable at the growing list of President Biden’s first-month concessions. Sacrificing the $15 minimum wage without a firm promise to tackle progressive issues next risks turning that discomfort into fury.READ THIS LIST Covid-19 Cheat Sheet Politics Entertainment Media Royalist World Half Full U.S. News Scouted Travel Beast...
    Joe Biden was set to take questions from Democrat members of the House on Wednesday, when the White House inexplicably cut the feed of the live event. Biden, 78, is yet to hold a formal press conference since taking office six weeks ago, on January 20. He has answered questions from reporters, but in a limited fashion - frustrating his critics who are demanding that he be more forthcoming. On Wednesday, he participated in a gathering of House Democrats, held virtually due to the pandemic. Joe Biden addressed a virtual meeting of House Democrats on Wednesday night  Introduced by Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, Biden spoke about the COVID-19 relief bill, which is currently being fought over in Congress. He explained why it was so essential, and urged Democrats to make the case to their constituents. 'I'm happy to take questions, if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance,'...
    Published: 19/02/2021 – 20:50 US President Joe Biden on Friday reaffirmed his commitment to the Atlantic Alliance, accusing Moscow of “attacking” Western democracies in its first major foreign policy speech to its European partners. The message was good welcome to them. “America is back, Atlantic alliance is back”: During his first major foreign policy speech to his European allies, new US President Joe Biden reaffirmed his commitment to NATO on Friday, February 19, accusing Moscow of passing the “offensive”. Western democracies, he said at the Munich Security Conference. Angela Merkel, for her part, welcomed the “strengthened diversity” at the end of the Virtual G7 Summit, which was paramount in the presence of the new US president. Joe Biden, who broke with his predecessor Donald Trump, promised to “return” to power in the United States on the international stage. Interested in restoring Atlantic ties, he took part in the...
    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, March 3New York Governor Cuomo: 'I am not going to resign' amid sexual harassment investigationIn his first public appearance since three women came forward with sexual harassment allegations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed the accusations but said he would not resign. New York Attorney General Letitia James is conducting the investigation into the claims made by two former staffers, and a woman that Cuomo met at a wedding has also spoken out. Cuomo pledged his full cooperation with the investigation and apologized for making...
    President Joe Biden has not held a solo press conference in 42 days, setting a 100-year record. CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted out, “An analysis of the past 100 years shows President Biden’s 15 most recent predecessors all held a formal solo press conference within 33 days of taking office,” Jake Tapper said. “Biden has not and it’s day 42.” .@Kevinliptakcnn notes that an analysis of the past 100 years shows President Biden’s 15 most recent predecessors all held a formal solo press conference within 33 days of taking office. Biden has not and it’s day 42. — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 3, 2021 Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AR) retweeted, “Why is Joe Biden hiding from the American people?” Why is Joe Biden hiding from the American people? https://t.co/QQiyjfgx8K — Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) March 3, 2021 Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel asked, “Why is he so afraid of answering...
    Joe Biden ran for president as the anti-Trump. That strategy is going strong 43 days into his presidency as he still hasn’t held a press conference. The daily press briefings have returned. White House press secretary Jen Psaki continues to avoid topics, vowing to "circle back," while mostly giving reporters the run-around. Psaki has repeatedly appeared out of her depth on the big stage, but the hits she takes are minor damage to the administration. As long as President Joe is kept out of the limelight, he can’t generate too much controversy. That’s clearly the goal. Let’s compare Biden to his recent predecessors. President George W. Bush took 34 days to meet the press, as part of his goal "to encourage civil discourse." President Barack Obama was eager to meet with his friends in the news media. He took just 21 days to push his "recovery plan." Even journalism’s Enemy...
    U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a bipartisan meeting on cancer legislation in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, March 3, 2021.Alex Brandon | Pool | Reuters President Joe Biden on Wednesday slammed states that rolled back Covid-19 restrictions on businesses and rescinded mask mandates for residents, calling the moves a "big mistake." Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, both republicans, announced Tuesday they would allow businesses to reopen at 100% capacity and lift mask mandates. Biden's remarks were in response to shouted questions from the press specifically about the two states. "Look, I hope everybody's realized by now these masks make a difference," Biden told reporters at the White House. "We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way in which we're able to get vaccines in people's arms... The last thing,...
    President Joe Biden blasted the governors of Texas and Mississippi for reopening their states before their populations are vaccinated against COVID-19.  'I think it's a big mistake,' Biden said Wednesday in the Oval Office. 'The last thing we need is neanderthal thinking,' the president quipped.  On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, both Republicans, announced that they were lifting their states' mask mandates and allowing businesses to reopen at full capacity.  President Joe Biden called it a 'big mistake' for Texas and Mississippi to reopen completely amid the coronavirus pandemic, referring to the decisions in the Oval Office as 'neanderthal thinking'  Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (left) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (right) both announced Tuesday that their states would end mask mandates and reopen businesses without capacity limitations, policies that were supposed to stall the spread of COVID-19 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced...
    Bishop Rick Stika of Knoxville, Tennessee, on Tuesday slammed President Joe Biden for his frequent rosary flaunting, asserting the Virgin Mary does not share his support for “unrestricted abortion.” “So sad that the President like [sic] to pull out his rosary and touts his devotion of Our Lady of Guadeloupe as he forgets another title for her: ‘Our Lady of Life,’” the bishop wrote on Twitter. “He likes to brag on his Catholic background when convenient. So very dishonest!” Stika was commenting on Biden’s virtual meeting Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in which Biden showed the Mexican president the rosary beads he was wearing, noting that when visiting Mexico he has often “paid my respects to the Virgin of Guadalupe.” “So how can you judge another on their commitment to the Catholic Church?” Stika wrote in a separate tweet. “Not their words do we judge but rather...
    President Joe Biden has gone 42 days without holding a solo press conference, longer than all three of nearest predecessors. The drought of press appearances continues despite assurances from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki that the president will hold one at some point, but “not yet.” President Donald Trump held his first press conference 27 days after gaining office; President Barack Obama held one after just 20 days, and President George W. Bush held his first conference 32 days into his term. The closest Biden has come to holding a conference was a brief interview with Univision on Feb. 25, in which he answered questions alongside First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. The first lady frequently assisted Biden in answering policy questions throughout the interview, offering qualifiers to the president’s answers on teacher vaccinations and immigration policy. (RELATED: After A Year Of Constant Media Appearances, Gov. Cuomo Is Nowhere To...
    President Joe Biden is 'comfortable' cutting off stimulus checks to Americans who make more than $80,000, the White House indicated Wednesday, bowing to pressure from Senate moderates.  Press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed news reports that said the president backed giving the full $1,400 to Americans who make $75,000 and giving no money to those who make more than $80,000. Same with couples who make more than $160,000.  'He is comfortable with where the negotiations stand,' Psaki said.  President Joe Biden has signed onto a deal backed by Senate moderates that would only allow $1,400 stimulus checks to go to Americans who make less than $80,000 and couples who make less than $160,000  'He is comfortable with where the negotiations stand,' Press secrtary Jen Psaki said said during Wednesday's press briefing, confirming reports that said President Joe Biden signed on to a deal that narrowed which American households got...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki did not shoot down the possibility Wednesday of sending yet another round of direct stimulus payments to American taxpayers. “What the president promised and committed to was ensuring that the American people received two thousand dollars in checks. This fourteen hundred dollars is part of delivering on that promise,” Psaki said in response to a question about President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats’ decision to reduce the total number of people receiving checks by lowering the maximum salary threshold. “He has also been clear that he is open to changes on the margins of this package.” (RELATED: Biden And Senate Democrats Reduce Max Salary For Coronavirus Stimulus Checks By $20,000) WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 2: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on March 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden spoke about the recently announced partnership...
    New York : President Biden pushes for his American Rescue Plan. Photo: Stefani Reynolds-Pool / . A group of Democrats and Republicans are proposing in the Senate that the $ 1,400 stimulus check be sent to fewer Americans. President Joe biden is under pressure to yield on that proposal that was initially put on the table by a group of Republicans, but has been taken up and strongly re-pushed by Democrats led by Joe manchin (West Virginia). There are no details on who would be left out, but the initial proposal was that people who earn more than $ 50,000 annually and couples with incomes greater than $ 100,000 would be proposed. That does not mean that those Americans who earn more than those amounts do not receive any funds, but rather that they would get less than the proposed $ 1,400, in an IRS...
    Miami : March 3, 2021 0 The Secretary of State of the United States, Anthony Blinken, offers a press conference this Wednesday to provide details on the new foreign policy of the administration of President Joe Biden. This Tuesday, March 2, the administration of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, held the first high-level meeting with the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, where The strategies to fight the criminal dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro were strengthened. In a statement issued by the United States Department of State, Secretary Antony Blinken was reported to have had a phone call with the Venezuelan head of state. NEWS IN DEVELOPMENT 0
    President Joe Biden speaks about the American Rescue Plan and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses in response to coronavirus, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, February 22, 2021.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden has backed a plan to cut the income caps for receiving a direct payment as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package set to pass in the coming days. This story is developing. Please check back for updates. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.
    PRESIDENT Biden won the election because the pandemic allowed him to “stay hidden”, a new book claims. Authors revealed the strategy of the Biden administration was to “put your dumb uncle in the basement” - protecting his campaign from its biggest liability, the candidate himself. 8'There was a hostage-video quality to the broadcast. It was cloudy and dark,' the book describes The new book, ‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency’ has top Biden adviser Anita Dunn allege that “Covid was the best thing that happened" to the President because it covered up his failings. Authors Jonathan Allen, of NBC News, and Amie Parnes, of The Hill, reveal that Barack Obama refused to support Biden - even though he served as his Vice President for eight years. They claim the former President feared he was a “tragicomic caricature of an aging politician having his last hurrah.” The pair also write...
    Letetsia A. Fox, Chapter President Los Angeles 500 of the California School Employees Association receives her first COVID-19 Moderna vaccination shot from registered nurse Sosse Bedrossian, director of nursing services for LAUSD.Al Seib | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged states to prioritize vaccinating teachers and school staff against Covid-19, with the goal of administering at least one shot to every educator and staff member across the country by the end of March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has previously urged states to prioritize the vaccination of teachers, but some public health specialists criticized the agency for not making vaccination a prerequisite for reopening K-12 schools. "Let me be clear, we can reopen schools if the right steps are taken even before employees are vaccinated," Biden said Tuesday at the White House. "But time and again, we've heard from educators and parents...
    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, March 2Biden says US will have enough COVID-19 vaccine for all adults by end of MayPresident Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson's newly approved shot.The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose J&J vaccine and accelerate the nation's plans...
    President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has accepted Neera Tanden’s request to have her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withdrawn. The White House released a statement from Biden, saying that Tanden will serve some sort of rule in his administration. Statement from President Joe Biden on Neera Tanden: pic.twitter.com/sFHcWGvYPu — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 2, 2021 Nearly all Senate Republicans immediately came out in opposition to Tanden’s nomination when it was announced. Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney confirmed Tuesday that he will vote against Tanden’s confirmation, just one day after Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins announced that she will oppose Tanden’s confirmation. Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was the one Republican needed, however, she never made a decision before the White House accepted Tanden’s request. President Joe Biden speaks to the media at the White House before he walks to Marine on the south lawn on February...
    Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), attends a hearing with the Senate Committee on the Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021.Anna Moneymaker | Pool | Reuters President Joe Biden said Tuesday he is withdrawing the nomination of Neera Tanden as his budget chief at her request. Tanden, in a letter to Biden, said, "Unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities." She also wrote that it was "an honor of a lifetime to be considered" for the post of director of the Office of Management and Budget. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday for remaining publicly silent on the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment scandal. Psaki reminded reporters during the White House press briefing that she spoke on behalf of Harris and Biden. “The benefit of doing a briefing every day is that I can certainly speak on behalf of the president and the vice president,” she said. Psaki said that both Harris and Biden believed in the right for any woman to come forward. “The president believes as I’ve noted that every woman who comes forward deserves to be heard and treated with respect,” she said. She also claimed that both Harris and Biden supported the investigation into Cuomo’s behavior. “There is an investigation, an independent investigation that’s being overseen by the Attorney General which has subpoena power and we certainly support that moving forward,” she...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose J&J vaccine and accelerate the nation’s plans to reach “herd immunity” in the U.S. and begin restoring normalcy after the pandemic. Biden noted that vaccine supply was only one bottleneck toward that goal, and that the new challenge will be injecting doses into arms as swiftly as possible. READ MORE: PSPCA Rescues 47 Rabbits, Including Days-Old Babies, From Lancaster County Property Due Poor Welfare Conditions To that end, the Biden administration told governors Tuesday to prepare for their supplies of vaccine to continue...
    US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the government's pandemic response, including the recently announced partnership between Johnson & Johnson and Merck to produce more Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at the White House in Washington, DC on March 2, 2021.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that the U.S. will have enough supply of coronavirus vaccines to vaccinate every adult in the nation by the end of May, two months earlier than previously expected. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
    The Republican Study Committee (RSC) will release a nine-page document on Tuesday afternoon exposing Democrat President Joe Biden’s radical immigration agenda and recommended steps on how congressional Republicans can stop it. The document, obtained by Breitbart News exclusively ahead of its public release, is the most consequential and in-depth GOP publication to date exposing Biden’s executive actions and legislative agenda when it comes to open borders and amnesty and a broader immigration vision. In it, the RSC—the biggest group of House conservatives on Capitol Hill with more than 150 House Republicans who consider themselves members—details in page after page exactly how extreme Biden’s actions so far have been and how detrimental the policies are to American workers. “President Biden’s has made it a mission of his to refashion our nation’s immigration system into one that focuses on mollifying the political aspirations of the Far Left rather than those of American...
    Vernon Jordan, activist and former Clinton advisor, dies at 85 Biden Sanctions Putin’s Inner Circle for Navalny Imprisonment © Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGN America John Legend is joking about how his wife's behavior changed after an important person unfollowed her on Twitter. The 42-year-old singer appeared on Monday's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and revealed how Chrissy Teigen reacted after President Joe Biden unfollowed on Twitter at her request. The 35-year-old model had first asked the new president to follow her on the platform since she was blocked when it was President Donald Trump's account, but quickly changed course. "Chrissy prompted him to [follow her] because she said the last president blocked her, and wouldn't it be so cool if Joe Biden actually followed her. Not just not blocked her, but actually followed her," Legend, who performed at Biden's inauguration, explained. "He did it." "She regretted that decision because every tweet she...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — President Joe Biden is expected to announce Tuesday that a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company will partner with Johnson & Johnson to help manufacture J&J’s coronavirus vaccine. Administration officials familiar with the matter said the partnership with Merck & Co. increases production capacity as the third authorized shot begins going into arms. The arrangement between two competitors is unusual and underscores the urgency in manufacturing and distributing enough vaccine doses to inoculate as many Americans as possible. READ MORE: The Story Of Pat Ciarrocchis Brain Biden is expected to address the partnership during his remarks at the White House on Tuesday afternoon, hailing the partnership as a way to quickly jumpstart the sluggish vaccine production. Biden has promised enough vaccine doses for 300 million Americans by the end of July, though he has also said distribution challenges mean it could be longer before everyone who wants a vaccine...
    Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Joe Biden would touch on four main topics during their conversation, including immigration issues. MiamiMundo / Telemundo51 The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on Monday offered the United States a good relationship “with constant dialogue” so that in the future bilateral relations “will be even better.” In the first formal meeting between the two leaders, López Obrador thanked Biden for highlighting the importance of the relationship with Mexico. “We are united by a 3,180-kilometer border, but we are not only united by geography. We are united by our economies, our trade, culture, history and friendship, ”said the Mexican president. López Obrador recalled the words attributed to President Porfirio Díaz when he said “poor Mexico so far from God and so close to the United States” and pointed out that now it can be said: “It is wonderful for Mexico to be close to...
    By Antonio Baranda. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the electricity reform will not be reversed due to the call he will make with his counterpart from the United States, Joe Biden, because he is respectful of the sovereignty of Mexico. « The corrupt adversaries, who were dedicated to stealing and do not want to stop stealing, think that the electricity reform, which is to strengthen the CFE, that it does not cost more electricity and that they are not looting us as it happened, they think that he is going to back down because of the call with the President of the United States, it is not like that, because the President of the United States is respectful of our sovereignty, « he said. The federal president affirmed that, like the Republican Donald Trump, President Joe Biden is respectful and does not see Mexico as the backyard of the United...
    Fox News host Sean Hannity questioned the extent of President Biden's cognitive struggles Monday and whether they had affected his ability to run his administration.  "It's getting a little scary," Hannity told "Fox News Primetime" host Lawrence Jones. "It's funny because the media was attacking me for saying that Joe looks weak and he looks frail and he's struggling cognitively. Well, every day now, pretty much, when he speaks, when he's allowed to speak, he's struggling." Jones then cited a Politico report published last week that revealed Vice President Kamala Harris has held calls with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus. Hannity described the story as "underreported," arguing that a vice president holding solo calls with foreign leaders is unusual in a new administration.  "I would expect the president, the commander-in-chief, to be leading our foreign policy, and right...
    Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and 22 progressive Democrats urged President Joe Biden on Monday to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and allow a $15 minimum wage increase to be included in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill. Khanna, the progressive caucus deputy whip, and 22 Democrats sent a letter to Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, urging them to overrule Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough’s decision that a $15 minimum wage increase violates the rules regarding the $1.9 trillion reconciliation coronavirus package. Democrats hope to pass their partisan coronavirus package by reconciliation, a procedure that allows for the Senate to pass the spending package with only a majority vote. Republicans tried to use reconciliation to repeal Obamacare; however, reconciliation’s rules on spending limited the scope of the degree to which they could try to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Republicans, however, did successfully pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act using reconciliation....
    President Joe Biden said Monday at the White House that the United States and Mexico are “equal” in North America, promising to work closely with the Mexican government. “In the Obama-Biden administration, we made a commitment that we would look at Mexico as an equal, not as somebody who is south of our border,” Biden said in his opening remarks. “We are equal.” Biden hosted a video conference with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday and brought in the press to witness their opening remarks. “I want them to see what a good-looking fellow you are — so they can see you,” Biden joked as reporters entered the room. Biden commented that he enjoyed visiting Mexico as vice president, including a visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Biden also said he wore rosary beads that once belonged to his son Beau Biden on his wrist....
    It has been 40 days since President Joe Biden’s inauguration, and he has not held a solo press conference. A reporter asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday if President Joe Biden is scheduled to independently address the White House press corps. “Not yet, but we will definitely have one,” Psaki said. “We will schedule it, and you’ll be the first to know. Cause you’re pivotal participants in that.” Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki says that are still no plans for Biden to hold a press conference after over a month of being in office https://t.co/3toEuYK5Tl pic.twitter.com/n6dKvg2ZNy — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 1, 2021 Biden notably answered very few unscripted questions during his campaign, at which time former President Donald Trump nicknamed him “Joe Hiden.” Breitbart News reported Biden told CNN the strategy of “hiding” in his basement during the coronavirus pandemic has worked “pretty well.” Indeed, perhaps Biden is using the...
    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.Monday, March 1Gov. Cuomo formally refers alleged sex assault case to state attorney generalEmbattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has formally referred the case of his alleged sexual harassment of a former aide to New York Attorney General Letitia James, a necessary step to commence an investigation with subpoena power. The referral also allows James to deputize an outside law firm for "a rigorous and independent investigation."3rd stimulus check updates: What to expect from Senate COVID relief negotiations this weekThe Senate could move as soon as...
    South still grappling with water crisis following devastating winter storm Senate Democrats prepare to advance the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan without a $15-an-hour minimum wage © Patrick Semansky/AP Photo President Joe Biden speaks in Texas. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo President Joe Biden has reportedly begun talks with lawmakers about infrastructure spending. His plan to rebuild roads and bridges may have a "hefty price tag," The Associated Press reported.  Biden's team has used this month's harsh winter storm in Texas to talk about his plans.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden and members of his administration have begun talking with congressional lawmakers about his plans to invest in the nation's infrastructure, according to The Associated Press.  Load Error Billions of dollars would go to transportation and infrastructure projects as part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed by House lawmakers on Friday. ...
    (CNN)Over the past few weeks, progressive activists have lit up Twitter over the media's criticism of President Joe Biden. There have even been loud complaints that the White House briefing is no longer consistently covered live by the cable networks, as if the media is somehow trying to silence the President and his spokesperson. Joe LockhartI have some advice for my progressive friends -- get over it. If you expected the press to fall in love with President Biden because he is better than Trump -- he is -- you were always going to be disappointed. And for those who think the briefing should be on live every day, that would mean things were going badly at the White House, not well.Let me take these two related things one at a time. The media was never going to fall in love with Biden. And, after a short period, they...
    President Joe Biden returned to the White House around noon Monday after spending a weekend in his adopted hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.  Biden's only public appearance was a visit to his church, St. Joseph on the Brandywine, attending Sunday morning mass with grandchildren Hunter and Natalie, the children of his late son Beau.  The president returns to Washington, D.C. as the Senate picks up his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package sans the $15-an-hour minimum wage bump that the Senate parliamentarian ruled couldn't be passed through the body's reconciliation rules. President Joe Biden returned to Washington, D.C. around lunchtime Monday after spending a quiet weekend in Wilmington, Delaware where he took two of his grandkids to church  The president made a solo return to Washington Monday as the Senate takes up his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after the House passed the package in the early hours of Saturday...
    The Biden administration announced a $260 million investment Monday geared toward helping coal country create new jobs and restore land previously mined for fossil fuels. The Department of the Interior is disbursing funds to 28 coal producing states and tribal territories through two programs. The Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program already allocated $152.22 million for fiscal year 2021 to the aforementioned states and territories, while the Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) grant will provide an additional $115 million. Pennsylvania and West Virginia are by far the biggest beneficiaries of the two programs, respectively receiving $52.4 million and $43.0 million in total. (RELATED: Biden Again Vows Not To End Fracking While Still Creating Millions Of Clean Energy Jobs) US President Joe Biden departs for Wilmington, Delaware, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2021. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) “The Abandoned...
    More On: mexico Cancun relaxes COVID-19 rules ahead of spring break travel Full of it: Texas party store selling piñatas of Ted Cruz Mexican president says country faring better than US on COVID-19 Here’s what Mexico’s former president has to say about bust of El Chapo’s wife President Biden will meet virtually with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday amid a migrant crisis on the southern border. The Biden administration recently opened two overflow detention facilities for minors who arrive at the border without parents, as critics accuse Biden of creating “pull” factors for potential migrants in dismantling former President Donald Trump’s policies. In his first month as president, Biden issued wide-ranging repeals of the prior administration’s immigration policies. He ended construction of Trump’s signature US-Mexico border wall and last month began to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy under which about 71,000 Central American asylum applicants...
    Donald Trump does not give up. This Sunday, the former president of the United States has again insisted that he was not defeated in the November elections 2020 versus Joe Biden, so it won’t create a match new, but it will be the Republican, “stronger than ever”, the one will win the elections mid-term in 2022 and the presidential elections in 2024. “I can decide beat them for the third time “said Trump during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on his candidacy in the upcoming elections. “No matter how much the Washington establishment and powerful special interests want to silence us, let there be no doubt. We will be victorious and the United States will be stronger and bigger than ever, “he continued, insisting that the previous elections were rigged. It’s about the first public intervention -50 minutes later than the scheduled time-...
    New York : Presidents López Obrador and Joe Biden could bring up the subject of Emma Coronel at their first meeting. Photo: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office / . This Monday, the president Joe biden will have his first virtual meeting with the Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador to address three key issues: immigration, COVID-19 and fight against organized crime. On whether the arrest and eventual collaboration with US authorities of Emma Coronel, wife Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, an official of the Biden Administration said that the national security issue will be an issue to be addressed, but ruled out specifying that the case of the Mexican-American was part of the conversation, despite the fact that the Sinaloa Cartel continues to be a criminal group priority for the United States. “They are going to discuss security cooperation … but I cannot speculate on the issues...
    Former President Donald Trump used his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to take a swipe at President Joe Biden for failing to reopen schools. Trump said that there was no reason for students not to be back in their classrooms, saying that the only reason many schools were still closed was that Biden had “sold out” to the teachers unions. (RELATD: EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS: Trump Supporters Line Up Outside CPAC, Cheer As Former President Takes Stage) WATCH: “Their callous indifference to working families is equally clear when it comes to the critical matter of getting America’s children back to school,” Trump said to cheers and applause. “And they must get back and get back right now. Right now.” Trump went on to accuse the Biden administration of working harder to educate the unaccompanied children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally than they had to educate the American...
    Donald Trump on Sunday attacked Joe Biden as being an 'America last' president, attacking his successor for being in thrall to China in his first speech since leaving the White House. Addressing the conservative faithful at CPAC - the Conservative Political Action Conference - Trump said that Biden had had 'the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history.' He strongly criticized the president's decision to rejoin the World Health Organization, describing the WHO as 'puppets for China', and insisting Biden was unable to rein the Chinese in. Trump complained about companies relocating to China, describing China as a country that has 'ripped us off for years' and 'should not be rewarded.' Donald Trump on Sunday accused Joe Biden of being in thrall to China thanks to family ties He complained about Biden being too lenient on China, saying: 'That's what the Biden administration is doing. But,...
    Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images An embittered Donald Trump has used his first post-presidential speech to propagate the lie of a “rigged” election in 2020 and hint that he might try to beat Democrats “for a third time” in 2024. Grasping for continued relevance, Trump returned to his political comfort zone by fearmongering about immigrants and unleashing angry tirades against Joe Biden, his Republican critics and the media. Related: Republicans push ‘blue-collar comeback’ – but is the party a true friend of the worker? The twice-impeached former president, greeted by wild cheers at the biggest annual gathering of grassroots conservatives in Orlando, Florida, falsely asserted: “Illegal aliens and dead people are voting, and many other horrible things are happening that are too voluminous to even mention, but people know. “I mean, it’s being studied and the level of dishonesty is not to be believed. We have a very sick and corrupt...
    New York : Donald Trump spoke publicly for the first time since leaving the White House. Photo: Joe Raedle / . The ex-president Donald Trump once again insisted this Sunday on his false theory that he did not lose the 2020 elections and assured that he does not intend to create a new partyInstead, the united Republican Party will be stronger than ever and will win the mid-term elections in 2022 and the presidential elections in 2024. The former president lashed out hard not only against current President Joe Biden but also against his opponents within the Republican Party itself “Actually, as you know, (the Democrats) just lost the White House, but it’s one of those things, but who knows, who knows. I can even decide to beat them a third time “said Trump at the beginning of a long-awaited speech at the closing of...
    CPAC Livestream Trump at CPAC President Donald Trump, in his first post-presidential speech on February 28, 2021, pledged to the crowd that their journey with him is “far from being over” and slammed the immigration and other policies of President Joe Biden, accusing Biden of having a “disastrous first month.” You can watch video of the speech later in this article. “Who knows, I might even decide to beat them for a third time,” Trump said of Democrats during the talk to the Conservative Political Action Convention in Orlando, Florida. “None of us even imagined how bad they would be and how far left they would go,” Trump said of President Joe Bidem. “His campaign was all lies.” Joe Biden has had the “disastrous first month of any president in modern history,” said Trump, saying Biden is anti jobs, anti border, anti women, anti science, and more. “In...
    The Prince of Wales wants a face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden to discuss the ‘urgent issue of climate change’ and win support for his most ambitious environmental project to date. The two men are due to meet at a Buckingham Palace reception ahead of June’s G7 summit in Cornwall on climate change, but Prince Charles has asked aides to liaise with the Foreign Office to arrange a meeting ‘at the earliest opportunity’. Charles is said to be willing to fly to America to talk to Mr Biden, although it is thought this might breach protocol as the Queen is usually the first to meet a new President. The Prince of Wales wants a face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden to discuss the ‘urgent issue of climate change’ and win support for his environmental project Sources say the Prince sees Mr Biden, six years his senior, as a...
    President Joe Biden posted a photo of First Dogs Champ and Major Biden, prompting a slew of replies that included a groundswell of support for the addition of a White House cat, progressives trolling the President for Covid relief checks, and at least one heartfelt plea from an adult film actor. President Biden’s Twitter feed is tame compared to his predecessor’s, but the responses to even innocuous tweets can be revealing. This week, for example, Biden posted a photo of the presidential pooches posing in the Oval Office, writing “Not many people have Oval Office walk-in privileges. Happy to report that these two are on the list.” Not many people have Oval Office walk-in privileges. Happy to report that these two are on the list. pic.twitter.com/DRfr9hMsyW — President Biden (@POTUS) February 23, 2021 While plenty of users were charmed by the duo, other responses fell into distinct categories....
    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pictured at the Democratic National Convention on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Win McNamee/Getty Images Jill Biden gave an exclusive interview for "The Kelly Clarkson Show." The first lady said that she and President Biden have a nightly dinner date at the White House. During their nightly dates, they "just sit and talk for a while" and don't use their phones.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden make room in their schedules every night for a dinner date, sans technology. The first lady spoke with Kelly Clarkson in an exclusive interview that aired Thursday about going through a divorce, life in the White House, her scrunchie-clad fashion statement, and the Bidens' family traditions. "How have traditions in general really helped your family? Because now you and President Biden have a...
    Joe Biden is the “most aggressively anti-Catholic President in history” despite his outward show of piety, Virginia priest and director of Human Life International, Father Jerry Pokorsky, states. “For most of his political life — from his consistent pro-abortion record to his officiating at a gay wedding in 2016 — despite his Catholic affiliation and public pious practices, Joe Biden has magnified and institutionalized countless major violations of the Ten Commandments,” Father Pokorsky writes in an essay Friday. “The hypocrisy rivals that of the chief priests and Pharisees and is worthy of the same condemnation,” the priest declares. “Indeed, Biden is the most aggressively anti-Catholic President in history.” The reason for the harsh assessment of Biden’s record is the dichotomy between his outward show of piety on the one hand and his record of supporting evil on the other, Pokorsky notes, adding that “Biden’s habitual and unapologetic sinful acts are...
    President Joe Biden spoke out about  the release of a U.S. intel report concluding that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was approved by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Ilia Calderon of Univision interviewed the President and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden Friday during their visit to Houston, and asked about the just-released unclassified report. Referencing the report, Calderon asked “How far are you willing to go to press Prince Ben Salmon in Saudi Arabia to comply with human rights?” In his response, Biden described his conversation with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, criticized former president Donald Trump, and denounced the killing: I spoke yesterday with the king, not the prince, made it clear to him that the rules are changing. And we’re going to be announcing significant changes today, and then on Monday. We are going to hold them accountable for human rights abuses, and we’re going...
    (CNN)She's just 14, but table tennis sensation Anna Hursey is making friends in high places. Yet it isn't her sporting abilities attracting attention, rather her environmental advocacy, a topic she cares passionately about. That led to the US Embassy getting in touch with Hursey's mom and dad earlier this year, inviting the youngster to work with US President Joe Biden in his mission to tackle the climate crisis. "I was just at home, my parents just got a phone call and I was kind of like, what is this about? And they told me, but I was really excited," Hursey told CNN Sport. Just hours after he was sworn into office on January 20, Biden signed an executive order beginning the 30-day process for the US to rejoin the Paris Agreement, which is an international accord to limit global warming.Read MoreThe US had officially exited the agreement late last year,...
    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 26US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & JohnsonU.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J's shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Vaccinations are picking up speed, but new supplies are urgently needed to stay ahead of a mutating virus that has...
    Sen. Tom Cotton on Friday said that former President Donald Trump has a "big role" in the future of the Republican Party and warned that President Biden is trying to "unravel" Trump's accomplishments.  Cotton, in an interview with Fox News, didn't say whether he plans to run for president in 2024, as many have speculated. He said that he instead aims to oppose Biden's actions as president and try to help flip Congress from red to blue in 2022.  "I'll focus on stopping Joe Biden's agenda and winning back the House and the Senate for now," Cotton said.  Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is seen in the Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Cotton was one of a number of high profile speakers at CPAC on Friday. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) (Getty Images) DONALD TRUMP JR. SLAMS 'BLINDLY' SUPPORTING GOP INCUMBENTS, SAYS 'THERE'S PLENTY' OF GOP...
    President Joe Biden visited Houston, Texas, on Friday to witness the aftermath of a series of winter storms that crippled the state for several days. “Our prayers are with you in the aftermath of this winter storm,” Biden said, vowing that the federal government would act as “true partners” in their recovery. Millions of people in the state lost power for days, and water pipes burst in the freezing temperatures. “We’re in for the long haul,” Biden promised, citing the federal aid that he would make available. Biden traveled to Houston with First Lady Jill Biden to visit with local leaders, Congressional Democrats, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and Texas Sen. John Cornyn as well as volunteers in the recovery effort. “We’re not here today as Democrats or Republicans, we’re here today as Americans,” he said. US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visit a FEMA Covid-19 vaccination facility...
    President Joe Biden authorized his first military action on Thursday: airstrikes on facilities in Syria used by militias linked to Iran. The airstrikes came in response to attacks on American personnel in Iraq. Criticism was muted on both sides of the aisle, with some questioning whether the airstrikes were authorized under the existing Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Others noted that the airstrikes mark a 180-degree turn for Biden and members of his administration. Last year, Biden was among those who criticized President Donald Trump’s airstrike on Iranian terrorist General Qasem Soleimani. He called it “a hugely escalatory move in an already dangerous region,” and claimed — falsely, as it turned out — that the attack would provoke, rather than deter, the Iranian regime. “We could be on the brink of a major conflict across the Middle East,” Biden said — wrongly, again, as peace deals soon emerged. My statement...
    New York : President Joe Biden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / . The president of United States, Joe biden, showed his dogs, Mayor and Champ, inside the Oval Office with an image through their social networks ensuring that they have privileged access to the site, compared to White House staff. “Not many people have the privilege of entering the Oval Office. Happy to report that these two are on the list, ”the president wrote on his Twitter account. Not many people have Oval Office walk-in privileges. Happy to report that these two are on the list. pic.twitter.com/DRfr9hMsyW – President Biden (@POTUS) February 23, 2021 Both dogs are of the German shepherd breed, which Joe had adopted for a long time, and they join the tradition of the presidential families that brought their pets to live with them during his government and that of course Trump broke,...
    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden took their first joint trip on the large 747 aircraft as they headed to Texas to tour areas impacted by a deadly winter storm. The first couple also plan to use the trip to once again urge Americans to get coronavirus vaccines, now that 50 million shots have already been delivered, with plans to visit a community vaccination site in Houston/ The president opted for a casual Friday outfit, sporting an open collar and loafers, while ditching the pinstripes that he has sported for power meetings in the Oval Office.  The first lady, who has traveled with the president aboard a smaller aircraft that also serves as Air Force One, wore a green Veronica Beard blazer that retails for $650. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on February 26, 2021...
    JILL Biden said she "felt like a failure" after her divorce, but claims she met Joe after the split, despite claims of cheating from her first husband. The first lady made the comments on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, her first solo interview since her husband was sworn into office. 4Jill Biden made the comments during an interview with Kelly ClarksonCredit: NBC 4The Bidens have been married since 1977Credit: Reuters Jill's ex husband, Bill Stevenson, whom she was married to from 1970 to 1975, claims that they split up because Jill began an affair with the now-president. However, Jill, 69, hasn't responded to those allegations, and maintained that she struck up a romance with the president after going through a difficult divorce. "It took me a long time, it took me at least a year to get on my feet again," Jill said of the divorce during the interview...
    The United States bombed alleged pro-Iranian militia positions in Syria on Thursday, the first attack ordered by President Joe Biden since coming to power, the Pentagon reported. Miami World / eldiariony “Under instructions from President Biden, US military forces tonight carried out air strikes against infrastructure used by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria,” Washington said in a statement. The United States claimed that the air strikes destroyed “several facilities” located at a border checkpoint near Iraq and used by Kataib Hezbollah and another pro-Iranian militia. The reasons behind the bombingThe Pentagon explained that the bombing is a response to recent attacks against US troops and the international coalition in Iraq, as well as “continuous threats” against these personnel. “This operation sends an unequivocal message: President Biden will act to protect US and coalition personnel,” the Pentagon said in its statement. Attack on the US embassy in BaghdadThe United States...
    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 26Democrats are ready to push through a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Friday, despite a setback that means a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the final version that reaches President Joe Biden. A near party-line vote seemed certain on the measure, Biden's first crack at his initial legislative goal of acting decisively against the pandemic. In the year since the coronavirus has taken hold, it has stalled much of the economy, killed half a million Americans and...
    Broadcaster Larry Elder asked Friday “how racist is that” for former President Barack Obama to say he didn’t push for slavery reparations because of “white resistance.” During a podcast with Springsteen, “Renegades: Born in the USA,” Obama said that he believes reparations are “justified.”(RELATED: Biden Supports Slavery Reparations Study, Wants Immediate Action On ‘Institutional Racism’) “Are reparations justified? The answer is yes, the politics of white resistance and resentment made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent meaningful reparation’s program, not only a non-starter but potentially counterproductive,” Obama said. WATCH: Elder defined reparations as “the extraction of money from people who were never slave owners to be given to people who were never slaves,” during the interview. “Four years ago, Obama pretty much said that, he said it would be impractical, divisive and what about the people who felt they never had anything to do with slaves....
    HOUSTON, Texas -- President Joe Biden will have a chance to exercise his empathy skills during a visit to Houston today with a dual mission. He'll be surveying damage caused by severe winter weather and encouraging people to get their coronavirus shots.RELATED: Joe Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flowsBiden and his wife, Jill, are traveling for the president's first trip to a major disaster site since he took office a little over a month ago. Severe winter weather across the South over Valentine's Day weekend battered multiple states. Texas bore the brunt of unseasonably frigid conditions that caused widespread power outages, burst pipes and flooded homes. Millions of residents lost heat and running water.EMBED More News Videos Electricity bills skyrocket for some Texas residents as the water crisis continues in the aftermath of the winter storm. The president is expected to visit the Houston Food Bank...
    President Joe Biden has not delivered an address to a joint session of Congress yet. Traditionally, the annual address — known as the “State of the Union” in every year of a presidency except the first — happens in the first two months of the year. Occasionally, presidents will deliver written reports, or radio addresses, rather than (or in addition to) the speech to the House and the Senate that Americans have come to expect. But rarely do they happen after February. The Constitution does not require that the president address Congress, only that he provide a report. Article II, Section 3 provides: “He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” From Thomas Jefferson through William Taft, presidents gave written reports; speeches resumed with President Woodrow Wilson...
    Russia today condemned the US bombing of pro-Iranian militia positions in Syria, the first military attack ordered by President Joe Biden since coming to power. « We categorically condemn such actions. We call for unconditional respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, » said María Zajárova, spokeswoman for Foreign Affairs, at a press conference. Yesterday it was reported that the United States bombed alleged pro-Iranian militia positions in Syria, the first attack ordered by US President Joe Biden since coming to power, the Pentagon reported. « Under the leadership of President (Joe) Biden, the US military carried out air strikes earlier tonight against infrastructure used by Iranian-backed militia groups in eastern Syria. » spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. The statement notes that the offensive was authorized in response to recent attacks on US and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and the continuing threats to those personnel. « This...
    President Joe Biden ordered missile strikes against Iranian-backed militias in Northern Syria on Thursday in retaliation to the Iran-backed rocket attacks against U.S. bases in Iraq. Biden ordered the strikes against facilities near Syria’s border with Iraq that the militias use. The Department of Defense (DOD) statement did not specify whether the strikes inflicted casualties beyond the structures. Iranian-backed militias fired rockets at both the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and another U.S. base in Iraq in recent weeks. “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel,” the Department of Defense announced Thursday night. (RELATED: Iran Ends Nuclear Deal Commitment, Will No Longer Limit Uranium Enrichment) Just in: DoD conducts “defensive precision strike” in...
    President Joe Biden raised human rights issues when he spoke to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Thursday but the White House didn't say if the two men discussed murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In their conversation, President Biden 'affirmed the importance the United States places on universal human rights and the rule of law,' the White House said in a readout of the call. 'The President told King Salman he would work to make the bilateral relationship as strong and transparent as possible. The two leaders affirmed the historic nature of the relationship and agreed to work together on mutual issues of concern and interest,' the readout noted. The White House did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's inquiry on whether Khashoggi was part of their conversation. The call came ahead of the expected release of a declassified intelligence report on the 2018 murder of the dissident journalist. The administration will name Saudi Crown Prince...
    President Biden's State Department announced Wednesday the creation of a new diversity officer position along with a council of deputy assistant secretaries from each of its bureaus devoted to the issue. "I am committed to bringing the diversity and inclusion work already underway at the State Department to the next level," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Wednesday. "To make that happen, I am pleased to announce the creation of a new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer position at State."FAST FACTS Each State Department bureau has been asked to designate one of its deputy assistant secretaries to oversee their respective diversity and inclusion efforts. The State Department had reinstated diversity training in late January, after the Trump administration shut down "critical race theory" training in September 2020. The State Department had reinstated diversity training in late January, after the Trump administration shut down "critical race theory" training...
    Lara Trump said Wednesday that her father-in-law, former President Donald Trump, “absolutely will” discuss his warnings of a Joe Biden presidency at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). WATCH: “He absolutely will and he did tell you so. A lot of us tried to tell the American people that this would happen if Joe Biden became president of the United States,” Lara told Fox News’ “Hannity” in reference to President Biden’s progressive agenda. Trump is expected to address the conservative conference on Feb. 28 in what will be his first major public appearance since his single presidential term ended. “I think the speed at which so much has happened has really kind of shocked people to be honest,” Lara continued. “I think for the first time in a long time, Americans found that under President Donald Trump, they had somebody they felt like was actually fighting for them...
    Fox News host Sean Hannity reacted Wednesday night to the reports suggesting House Democrats were urging President Biden to relinquish his nuclear authority. In his "Hannity" monologue, Hannity called the effort "totally humiliating" for Biden, whose cognitive ability was regularly called into question during the 2020 presidential campaign. A letter signed by three dozen House Democrats reportedly asks the 78-year-old Biden to renounce his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons. "Must be totally humiliating for Joe Biden," Hannity said. HOUSE DEMOCRATS ASK BIDEN TO RENOUNCE SOLE NUCLEAR AUTHORITY "Now, first of all, it's unconstitutional. That's first of all. There is one commander-in-chief. It is not the U.S. Congress. There is zero constitutional ambiguity here. But second of all, what do these Democrats know about Joe Biden that maybe the rest of us don't?" the host continued. "There is one commander-in-chief. It is not the U.S. Congress. There is zero constitutional ambiguity here."— Sean HannityThe Democratic lawmakers write: "While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so....
    President Joe Biden campaigned on promises to govern by “consensus.” He devoted his Inaugural Address to “unity.” Yet he has issued more executive orders and actions in the first three weeks of his presidency than any president in U.S. history. As the Democrats prepare for the circus side show of impeachment focusing on the past, it’s interesting to look at what he’s already done to change the future. Jan. 20 1. Memorandum: Regulatory review – This executive action froze many of President Donald Trump’s pending regulatory changes, including a regulation to lower the cost of insulin and epinephrine, which the pharmaceutical industry had opposed. 2. Announcement: COVID-19 proposal – President Biden introduced his controversial $1.9 trillion plan for coronavirus relief, though over $1 trillion of funding from previous proposals approved under President Trump had not yet been spent, 3. Executive Action: Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement – President Biden announced that the U.S. was...
    RISHI Sunak must go on a £100billion Joe Biden-style spree in next week’s Budget to boost the economy, a think tank says. He needs to pump £30billion into business bailouts, furlough and a Shop Out to Help Out voucher scheme to aid the high street, says the Resolution Foundation. 2Chancellor Rishi Sunak must go on a £100billion Joe Biden-style spree in next week’s Budget, a think tank saysCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2It is claimed that the Chancellor risks choking off any bounce back unless he echoes President Joe Biden’s mega rescue packageCredit: AP:Associated Press The Chancellor risks choking off any bounce back unless he echoes the US President’s mega rescue package, it adds. Research director James Smith said a £70billion stimulus plan was needed following the biggest downturn in 300 years. He added Mr Sunak should not be talking of withdrawing support. Mr Smith said: “The Chancellor is approaching...
    President Joe Biden ordered a review of critical supply chains Wednesday, acknowledging concerns about America’s ability to acquire critical items for manufacturing. The president spoke after meeting with a bipartisan group of members of Congress to discuss the issue. “This is a critical area where Republicans and Democrats agreed, it was one of the best meetings I think we’ve had so far,” he said, noting that he had been president for about five weeks. “It was like the old days, people were actually on the same page.” Biden focused on recent glaring examples of shortages of personal protective equipment during the height of the coronavirus pandemic and recent shortages of semiconductor chips, slowing auto manufacturing. The president did not specifically mention America’s over-reliance on countries like China for critical supplies but hinted about the dangers that the country faced. “We shouldn’t have to rely on a foreign country, especially one...