Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Biden To Meet With Mexican President On Migration

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden is planning a virtual meeting Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — a chance for the pair to talk more fully about migration, confronting the coronavirus and cooperating on economic and national security issues. Mexico’s president has said he intends during the meeting to propose to Biden a new Bracero-style immigrant …

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Biden Seeks To Root Out Trump Loyalist “Burrowers”

NBC News reports: As president, Donald Trump railed against the “deep state” working within the federal government to undermine his presidency. But before he left office, he quietly embedded dozens of his own political appointees in career government positions and appointed other loyalists to influential boards and groups — one of the final, but possibly most enduring, ways he attempted …

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Gallup Survey: US “Satisfaction” More Than Doubles

Gallup reports: Twenty-seven percent of U.S. adults are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S, more than double the percentage observed in January. The increase reverses a three-month decline that saw satisfaction drop to one of its lowest levels ever. Satisfaction, which had been 28% at the time of the 2020 presidential election, fell in the ensuing …

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Biden Touts 50M Vax Shots, Urges Continued Caution

The Washington Post reports: President Biden commemorated the 50 millionth coronavirus vaccination shot in the United States with an event at the White House in which several people were vaccinated as Vice President Harris and Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert, looked on. But he also cautioned against complacency, urging Americans not to let down their guards. “All …

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Biden Boots Trump Order For “Beautiful” Buildings

NPR reports: Late Wednesday, President Biden revoked a controversial executive order former President Trump signed in December called “Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture.” The announcement from The White House was included in an executive order that revoked a number of Trump’s actions as president. Biden’s executive order instructs the director of the Office of Management and Budget and any related …

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Biden Revokes Trump Halt On Green Card Applications

The New York Times reports: President Biden reopened the country on Wednesday to people seeking green cards, ending a ban on legal immigration that President Donald J. Trump imposed last spring, citing what he said was the need to protect American jobs during the pandemic. In a proclamation, Mr. Biden said that the ban did “not advance the interests of …

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Biden Rescinds Trump Order On “Anarchist” Cities

The New York Daily News reports: So long, city of anarchy. President Biden late Wednesday rescinded a controversial order from his predecessor that labeled New York an “anarchist jurisdiction” in a dubious attempt to strip the city of federal funding. Without further explanation, the White House said in a statement that Biden had rolled back former President Donald Trump’s Sept. …

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Trudeau Shades Trump In Virtual Meeting With Biden: “US Leadership Has Been Sorely Missed The Past Years”

The Washington Post reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted Biden like an old friend, took a tacit swipe at former president Donald Trump and said he was glad to have a partner on climate change again during the leaders’ first virtual bilateral meeting. “U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years,” Trudeau said, referring to his strained …

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Friday: Biden To Visit Texas To Discuss Relief Efforts

The Texas Tribune reports: President Joe Biden plans visit Texas on Friday in the wake of extensive winter storm damage in the state. The president and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Houston, according to a White House announcement. Biden has engaged from afar with state and local officials but stated a reluctance to come to Texas too soon …

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Biden Admin To Sanction Russia For Hacking Campaign

The Washington Post reports: The Biden administration is preparing sanctions and other measures to punish Moscow for actions that go beyond the sprawling SolarWinds cyber espionage campaign to include a range of malign cyber activity and the near-fatal poisoning of a Russian opposition leader, said U.S. officials familiar with the matter. The administration is casting the SolarWinds operation, which hacked …

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Live Video: Biden And Harris Memorialize COVID Victims

ABC News reports: President Joe Biden plans to mark the milestone of 500,000 Americans killed by the COVID-19 virus with a somber ceremony Monday evening at the White House. First lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will join Biden in a candle-lighting ceremony outside on the White House South Portico at sunset followed by …

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Biden Admin Scraps Trump-Era Citizenship Test Changes

Reuters reports: The Biden administration confirmed Monday that it will scrap the Trump administration’s changes to the U.S. citizenship test, which made the exam longer and more difficult. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will revert back to using an exam created in 2008, the agency said in a policy alert. Immigrants must pass an English proficiency test and a civics …

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Biden To Mark 500K COVID Deaths At WH Ceremony

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala …

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AP: Biden To Exceed 100M Shots In First 100 Days Goal

The Associated Press reports: It sounded so ambitious at first blush: 100 million vaccination shots in 100 days. Now, one month into his presidency, Joe Biden is on a glide path to attain that goal and pitching well beyond it to the far more ambitious and daunting mission of vaccinating all eligible adults against the coronavirus by the end of …

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Biden Approves “Major Disaster” Declaration For Texas

CNBC reports: President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas as the state grapples with widespread power outages and water shortages amid freezing winter conditions, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Saturday. The action provides federal funding for individuals in Texas, grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. …

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PM Boris Johnson: America Is Back As The Leader Of The Free World And That Is A Fantastic Thing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday lauded the work of President Biden in his first few weeks in the White House, remarking that America is back “as leader of the free world,” in helping to unite the West. “As you’ve seen and heard earlier, America is unreservedly back as the leader of the free world and …

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Biden To Visit Texas When It Won’t “Burden” Recovery

USA Today reports: President Joe Biden said Friday he plans to visit Texas next week following the state’s brutal winter storm that left millions without power but will only go when he determines his presence won’t be a “burden.” “The answer is yes,” Biden said of a visit to Texas, adding his plan originally was to go in the middle …

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Biden Tells European Allies: “America Is Back” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: President Biden on Friday gave his first speech since taking office aimed at an international audience. Making the case for his plans to turn the page on former President Donald Trump’s “America First” ethos, Biden declared: “America is back” to the virtual crowd at the Munich Security Conference — a who’s who of global national security officials. “The …

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TODAY: US Officially Rejoins Paris Climate Accord

The Washington Post reports: The United States has officially rejoined the Paris climate accord. That was the easy part. Friday marks the first day the country is again part of the international agreement meant to stop the world from warming past a critical climate change threshold — a global average of 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Now the Biden …

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Biden Has First Phone Call With Israel’s Netanyahu

Reuters reports: U.S. President Joe Biden made a long-awaited first phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday after a delay that had seen Washington deny it was snubbing Israel’s leader. There had been speculation that the Democratic president was signaling displeasure over Netanyahu’s close ties with former President Donald Trump, who called the right-wing leader two days …

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