Joe Biden

Biden Names Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipients: Megan Rapinoe, Gabby Giffords, John McCain, Others

Via press release from the White House: Today, President Biden named seventeen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors. President Biden …

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Biden Backs Filibuster Carveout To Codify Roe [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Biden on Thursday said the Senate should carve out an exception to the 60-vote filibuster to codify abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. “The most important thing to be clear about is I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and the way to …

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Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Reform Bill Into Law [Video]

USA Today reports: President Joe Biden Saturday signed a bipartisan gun bill designed to keep weapons away from dangerous people, one month after a horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “Lives will be saved,” Biden said in brief remarks. Biden described the bill as “the most significant law” of its kind in “the last 30 years.” Citing a litany …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden plans to make remarks from the White House on Friday on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion. The president is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. ET. The White House has been preparing for the ruling, and is poised to …

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Biden Condemns SCOTUS Ruling On NY Gun Laws

Via press release from the White House: I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Since 1911, the State of New York has required individuals who would like to carry a concealed weapon in public to show a need to do so for the purpose of self-defense and to …

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Biden To Ask Congress For 3-Month Gas Tax Holiday

The New York Times reports: President Biden plans to call on Congress on Wednesday to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax, an effort to dampen the soaring fuel prices that have stoked frustration across the United States. During a speech on Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Biden will ask Congress to lift the federal taxes — about 18 cents per gallon of …

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Biden Considering Federal Gasoline Tax Holiday

NPR reports: President Joe Biden said Monday that he’s considering a federal holiday on the gasoline tax, possibly saving Americans as much as 18.4 cents a gallon. “Yes, I’m considering it,” Biden told reporters. “I hope to have a decision based on the data — I’m looking for by the end of the week.” Gas prices nationwide are averaging just …

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Biden Unhurt After Tumble Off Bike Near DE Home

The Telegraph reports: President Joe Biden took a tumble as he was riding his bicycle Saturday morning, but was unhurt. A video from a White House pool report showed the 79-year-old president immediately getting up after his fall. He then says: “I’m good.” He was biking with First Lady Jill Biden near their vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and …

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Biden: No Private Meeting With Saudi Crown Prince

Reuters reports: President Joe Biden said on Friday he was not going to have a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader Mohammed bin Salman during a trip next month and that he was only seeing the Saudi crown prince as part of a broader “international meeting.” Biden’s plan for talks with the crown prince, known as MBS, were part …

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Biden To Sign Order On Ex-Gay Torture, LGBTQ Health

USA Today reports: In an effort to address some of the anti-LGBT bills, the president’s order will call on the Department of Health and Human Services to release new sample policies for states on how to expand access to comprehensive health care for LGBT+ patients. He is also calling on the Department of Education to release a sample school policy …

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Biden Blasts Oil Giants’ Profits In Letter To CEOs

CNBC reports: President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refining companies to produce more, saying they need to help alleviate the burden of high prices on consumers. “At a time of war – historically high refinery profit margins being passed directly onto American families are not acceptable,” the president said in a letter to oil companies including Exxon …

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White House: Biden Will Meet With Saudi Crown Prince

Axios reports: After weeks of speculation, the agenda for President Biden’s mid-July Middle East trip is set, and it includes a visit to Saudi Arabia during which he expects to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a senior administration official told reporters. Biden on the campaign trail vowed to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” over the kingdom’s human rights record …

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Biden Downplays Executive Order On Guns: “I Don’t Want To Emulate Trump’s Abuses Of The Constitution”

The Hill reports: “Can’t you issue an executive order?” Jimmy Kimmel asked the president during Biden’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “Trump passed those out like Halloween candy,” Kimmel added. “I have issued executive orders within the power of the presidency to be able to deal with everything having to do with guns, gun ownership, whether or not you have …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Shootings, Gun Reform

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden is delivering an address to the nation Thursday night about the latest wave of mass shootings, attempting to increase pressure on Congress to pass stricter gun limits after such efforts failed following past outbreaks. All major broadcast networks planned to break away from regular programing to carry Biden’s remarks at 7:30 p.m. EDT, …

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In Pride Month 2022 Proclamation, Biden Recognizes Onslaught Of “Dangerous And Cruel” Anti-LGBTQ Bills

Via press release from the White House: During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month, we reflect on the progress we have made as a Nation in the fight for justice, inclusion, and equality while reaffirming our commitment to do more to support LGBTQI+ rights at home and abroad. I often say that America can be defined …

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Bidens Place Flowers At Uvalde Elementary School

The Washington Post reports: President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived in this small city of 16,000 on Sunday, as immense grief weighed on the residents, families and officials trying to come to terms with another senseless mass shooting in America.  The visit is the second by the president in less than two weeks to the epicenter of a …

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First Baby Formula Shipment Arrives From Overseas

CNBC reports: A military cargo plane carrying the first shipment of infant formula from Europe to address a critical shortage in the United States landed in Indianapolis on Sunday. A Feb. 17 recall by top baby formula maker Abbott Laboratories and the closing of its manufacturing plant in Sturgis, Michigan have created one of the biggest infant formula shortages in …

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Court Blocks Biden From Lifting “Title 42” Restriction

CNN reports: A federal judge in Louisiana has for now blocked the Biden administration from ending a Trump-era pandemic restriction, known as Title 42, at the US-Mexico border, thwarting plans to terminate the controversial public health authority. Since taking office, President Joe Biden’s administration has continued to rely on Title 42, a public health authority invoked at the onset of …

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Biden Invokes Defense Production Act For Baby Formula

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act in a major step to boost the supply of baby formula. The announcement means the federal government will prioritize key ingredients for formula production and compel suppliers to provide the needed resources to formula manufacturers. In addition to invoking the 1950 law, which allows the government to …

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Biden In Buffalo: White Supremacy Is A Poison [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden traveled to Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday where he met with the families of victims from Saturday’s shooting rampage and addressed the racism and hate that officials say motivated the gunman. “What happened here is simple, straightforward terrorism,” Biden said. “Terrorism, domestic terrorism, violence inflicted in the service of hate and the vicious thirst …

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