Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Biden Considering Vax Mandate For All Federal Workers

The Washington Post reports: President Biden said that the federal government was considering making vaccines mandatory for its workforce — what would be a significant escalation in push to expand vaccine coverage as the coronavirus surge from the Delta variant sends shockwaves through the country. There are at least 4 million federal employees, a figure that includes civilian workers, members …

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Newsmax CEO Hails Biden On Coronavirus Response

The Hill reports: Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy penned an editorial on the conservative network’s website on Tuesday praising President Biden for how he has handled the coronavirus pandemic and urging Americans to get vaccinated against the virus. “Six months into his administration, President Joe Biden should be applauded for making a huge dent in the COVID pandemic,” Ruddy wrote. “He …

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Biden Clarifies Comments On Facebook Disinfo [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: “They’re killing people,” Biden said Friday on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One on his way to Camp David for the weekend. “Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people.” Biden was asked to clarify those comments Monday after giving a speech about increasing support …

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Biden: Congress Must Act After Anti-DACA Ruling

From a statement issued today by the White House: In 2012, the Obama-Biden Administration created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to remain in the United States, to live, study, and work in our communities. Nine years later, Congress has not acted to provide a path to citizenship for …

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Facebook Lashes Out Over Biden’s Disinfo Comments

Axios reports: Facebook fired back on Friday evening after President Biden earlier said that social media platforms are “killing people” by allowing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on their sites.  “We will not be distracted by accusations which aren’t supported by the facts,” a spokesperson for the tech giant said in a statement Friday. The Facebook response followed Biden’s commentary on the …

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Biden Backs Protesters: “We Stand With Cuban People”

CNBC reports: “We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime,” President Joe Biden said in a statement Monday. “The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights. …

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Biden Fires Trump Appointee Social Security Head

The Washington Post reports: President Biden on Friday fired Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul, a holdover from the Trump administration who had alienated crucial Democratic constituencies with policies designed to clamp down benefits and an uncompromising anti-union stance. Saul was fired after refusing a request to resign, White House officials said. His deputy, David Black, who was also appointed by …

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Biden Warns Vladimir Putin On Ransomware Attacks

The Washington Post reports: President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the United States will take “any necessary action” after the latest massive ransomware attack, the White House said. Biden has been under pressure to counter and blunt the impact of the costly, increasingly brazen assaults by what the United States says are Russia-based hackers. The president …

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20 States Meet Biden’s 70% Vax Goal, Nation At 67%

The Daily Beast reports: President Joe Biden set a goal for the country soon after he assumed office: 70 percent nationwide vaccination against the coronavirus by July 4th. Biden hoped to declare “independence from the virus” alongside Independence Day. The country as a whole has fallen just short of the benchmark, with 67 percent of the over-18 population having received …

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Biden And First Lady To Visit Site Of Condo Collapse

NPR reports: The White House says President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Florida Thursday to view first hand the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium. Asked by reporters if he planned to visit Surfside, Biden said, “Yes I hope so, as soon as we can. Maybe as early as Thursday.” The White House issued a …

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Graham: Biden Made GOP Look Like “Fucking Idiots”

Politico reports: Some confusion over the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations led an outburst from Sen. Lindsey Graham directed at his fellow Senate Republicans involved in the talks. Democrats have linked passage of a bipartisan bill with a separate budget resolution that would pass through the reconciliation process, which would require only Democratic votes to pass. Biden said on Thursday that he …

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Biden Signs Bill Designating Pulse National Memorial

USA Today reports: President Joe Biden has signed a law designating the Pulse nightclub in Orlando as a national memorial. Survivors of the 2016 shooting and the victims’ family members attended the signing ceremony at the White House. “May no president ever have to sign another monument like this,” Biden said as he signed the law as survivors stood around …

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Biden Appoints Special Envoy On LGBTQ Rights

The Hill reports: President Biden on Friday named Jessica Stern as the State Department’s U.S. special envoy to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons, an announcement that coincides with the White House’s celebration of Pride month. The position was left vacant under the administration of former President Trump. Biden will introduce Stern during remarks in the East Room Friday afternoon …

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Biden Announces Deal On $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Biden and a group of centrist senators agreed to a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan, securing a long-sought bipartisan deal on overhauling the nation’s transportation, water and broadband infrastructure that lawmakers and the White House will now attempt to shepherd through a closely-divided Capitol Hill. “We had a really good meeting and to answer …

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Biden Family Mourns Death Of Champ Biden, Age 13

CBS News reports: The White House on Saturday announced the death of Champ, one of President Joe Biden’s dogs. Mr. Biden and first lady Jill Biden said in a statement that the 13-year-old German Shepherd “passed away peacefully at home.” “He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family. Even …

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Biden: Despite Variant, Future US Lockdowns “Unlikely”

Yahoo News reports: President Biden doesn’t believe the U.S. will see any new lockdowns in the coming months, even as he warned about the new Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is much more transmissible than other versions of the pathogen. “Where people have gotten the two shots, the Delta variant is highly unlikely to result in anything,” the president …

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Bishops Move Towards Barring Biden From Communion

The Washington Post reports: Catholic bishops Friday voted to create guidelines on the meaning of communion, a move that could be an early step towards limiting the serving of the eucharist to President Biden and other politicians who support abortion rights. The vote came after a 3 ½ hour emotional discussion Thursday at the annual spring meeting of the U.S. …

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Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

The Washington Post reports: President Biden, having returned to the White House from his first trip abroad as president, plans Thursday to sign into law a bill creating a federal holiday to commemorate Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in Texas. Because June 19 falls on a Saturday this year, most federal employees will get this Friday off. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Holds Presser After Putin Meeting

The New York Times reports: President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, speaking to reporters after meeting privately with President Biden on Wednesday, denied that Russia has played a role in a spate of increasingly bold cyberattacks against U.S. institutions, and said the U.S. was the biggest offender. The Russian leader’s remarks suggested that he was not interested in discussing what …

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Putin Calls Summit With Biden “Quite Constructive”

The Washington Post reports: Following his summit with President Biden in Geneva, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the talks “quite constructive” and said he and Biden agreed to return their ambassadors to their respective posts in Washington and Moscow. Speaking at a news conference, Putin also said he and Biden had reached an agreement to start negotiations on cybersecurity. “There …

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