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Biden Makes McConnell’s Bad Day Even Worse By Exposing The GOP Plot To Block COVID Relief

February 16, 2021
President Joe Biden didn’t mince words on Tuesday when it came to Republican efforts to block COVID relief legislation that the country desperately needs. Before departing the White House for a town hall event in Wisconsin, Biden was asked about Republican opposition to his COVID relief package. “Mitch McConnell said that opposing COVID relief will

Biden Puts Trump’s Foreign Policy in Reverse – BillMoyers.com

February 6, 2021
Photo by Vladislav KlapinFebruary 5, 2021 Yet another Friday without a news dump from the federal government (woo hoo!) means that I have the room to highlight something really interesting that was buried in President Biden’s speech at the State Department yesterday afternoon. Not surprisingly, Biden announced a return to a more traditional foreign policy

Biden And Democrats Step On The Gas And Blow Past Republican Griping About COVID Relief Bill

February 2, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that with President Biden’s support, Democrats would use reconciliation to pass COVID relief. Video of Schumer: Schumer said: Schumer: “The details are going to be worked out as we go through the committee process, and we hope Republicans will join us, but we are not going to dilute

Biden did not, in fact, remove Trump’s ‘Diet Coke button’ from the Resolute Desk, White House clarifies

January 26, 2021
National ReviewSen. Sinema Opposes Eliminating the Filibuster, ‘Not Open to Changing Her Mind’Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) is “against eliminating the filibuster, and she is not open to changing her mind,” according to a spokeswoman for the senator. The spokeswoman’s comments to the Washington Post come as the possibility of voting to end the Senate’s

Joe Biden Is Already Repairing The US Relationship With France

January 25, 2021
No more passive-aggressive handshakes of death for French President Emmanuel Macron, as Joe Biden is already working to rebuild the US relationship with France. The White House provided a readout of the Biden/Macron call to PoliticusUSA, “President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France to express his desire to strengthen

Africa: Joe Biden’s in-Tray for Africa As He Takes Power Today

January 20, 2021
Africa may be looking up to Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris to right the wrongs of Donald Trump as the pair take power following a chaotic political season in the US. And while Biden will most certainly consider addressing domestic issues first after his swearing in this afternoon in Washington, his in-tray

Amanda Gorman, Young, Black Poet, To Read At Biden Inauguration | National

January 17, 2021
Amanda Gorman, an award-winning Black female writer, is slated to become the youngest inaugural poet when she recites her work at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday (January 20). It’s not the first time the 22-year-old has broken barriers. In 2014, Gorman became the first Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and three years later

Biden’s New Chapter – BillMoyers.com

January 16, 2021
Biden laid out his ambitious plan even as fallout continued from the January 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C., when Trump supporters tried to overturn his victory in the 2020 election. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images)January 14, 2021 “Come Wednesday, we begin a new chapter.” So said President-Elect Joe Biden tonight as

Twitter to wipe Trump’s followers before Biden handover

December 23, 2020
Twitter has confirmed that the official US presidential accounts will be wiped of their millions of followers before being transferred to the Biden administration.Mr Biden’s team “fought” the plan, but the social media giant said its decision was “unequivocal”.The move marks a reversal from the last transition.Twitter agreed to Donald Trump’s request in 2016 to

Biden Announces Climate Team, Including Gina McCarthy, Deb Haaland and Michael Regan

December 20, 2020
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. introduced key members of his climate change team on Saturday, declaring that his administration will connect the effort to reduce planet-warming emissions with restoring the economy and creating jobs.Mr. Biden, speaking at an event in Wilmington, Del., said the climate team will be “ready on day one, which

GOP House Leader Runs And Hides When Asked If Joe Biden Is President-Elect

December 16, 2020
Even though GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted Tuesday that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn as the next president and vice president, not all Republicans are willing to accept reality. When asked if he acknowledged Biden as the president-elect, Republican House Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy ran and hid from reporters. “Just

As Electoral College confirms Biden’s victory, Republicans still work to support Trump’s fantasies

December 15, 2020
The New York Times notes that some Republicans “warily” acknowledged the outcome of the Electoral College vote. That acknowledgement came in the form of statements like those of Lindsey Graham who declared that there was now “a very, very narrow path” for Trump to keep his feet on the Resolute Desk. And that’s pretty much it.

75 PA House Republicans Urge Objection To Biden Getting Electoral College Votes

December 5, 2020
After Rudy Giuliani threw a fit, 75 Pennsylvania House Republicans sent a letter urging the state’s congressional delegation to object to the state’s electoral college votes being given to Joe Biden. The letter: 75 GOP Members of Pennsylvania’s House of Reps –including Speaker Bryan Cutler and Maj Leader Kerry Benninghoff — sign letter to state’s

Leaving Loaded Dice on the Table for Biden – BillMoyers.com

November 28, 2020
As he lays out his plans for his first hundred days in office and begins to fill positions, President-Elect Joe Biden is making it clear he intends to rebuild the institutions and alliances Trump has gutted. At the same time, his focus on rebuilding the economy for ordinary Americans as a community, rather than as

Twitter to transfer @POTUS account to Joe Biden on Inauguration Day

November 20, 2020
Twitter announced it will hand the @POTUS account over to President-elect Biden on Inauguration Day — even if President Trump refuses to concede. “Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on Jan. 20, 2021,” a Twitter spokesman told The Post on Friday. “As we did for the presidential

Joe Biden turns 78 today, set to become the oldest US president

November 20, 2020
Joe Biden’s birthday is Friday, and at 78 years old, he is set to become the oldest president in the nation’s history when he’s sworn in this January. President Trump was previously the oldest president sworn in, at 70 years and 220 days old. Before him, the eldest honors went to Ronald Reagan, who was

Georgia finishes 2020 election recount, affirms Joe Biden won state

November 19, 2020
Georgia on Thursday wrapped up a recount of ballots cast in the presidential race — and the results confirm Joe Biden won the state, state election officials said. A hand tally of the Peach State’s 5 million ballots was launched Friday after initial results showed Biden narrowly leading President Trump by 14,000 votes, or about

Representative Cedric Richmond To Become A Biden Senior Advisor | National

November 19, 2020
Representative Cedric L. Richmond is set to join President-elect Joe Biden’s team as Assistant to the President, Senior Advisor to the President, and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, who has represented New Orleans in the House of Representatives for the past 10 years and led the Congressional Black Caucus, has steadily

Left-wing group linked to AOC pressures Biden to remake economy

November 18, 2020
A left-wing group with ties to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pressuring President-elect Joe Biden to use executive orders for liberal policies to revive the economy — including the Green New Deal — when he takes control of the White House in January. New Consensus sent Biden a seven-page manifesto Wednesday suggesting that he become the

Schumer urges Biden to cancel portion of student loan debt

November 16, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden should issue an executive order to cancel college student debt when he gets control of the White House, Sen. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said. “Getting rid of student debt. I have a proposal with [Massachusetts Sen.] Elizabeth Warren that the first $50,000 of debt be vanquished, and we believe that Joe Biden

AP FACT CHECK: Trumps bogus claims about Biden win, vaccine

November 16, 2020

Trump tweets Biden ‘won because the election was rigged’

November 15, 2020
President Trump on Sunday tweeted that President-elect Joe Biden had “won” the 2020 race for the White House — before backtracking, saying that he concedes “nothing.” “He won because the Election was Rigged,” Trump wrote on Twitter. But around an hour later, Trump clarified that he’s not giving up his fight to challenge the election

Trump tweets Biden ‘won because the election was rigged’

November 15, 2020
President Trump on Sunday appeared to acknowledge that President-elect Joe Biden had won the 2020 race for the White House — but chalked up the outcome to the election being “rigged.” “He won because the Election was Rigged,” Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump then rattled off a series of reasons why he believed that the

Ex-Trump aide John Kelly pleads for start of Biden transition

November 14, 2020
President Trump’s former chief of staff is joining the chorus of Washington insiders demanding the start of a Biden administration transition — ever so gently. “I know Mr. Trump better than most people do,” retired four-star Marine Corps general John Kelly told Politico. “I know that he’ll never accept defeat and, in fact, he doesn’t

Chinese officials congratulate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

November 13, 2020
After a nearly weeklong delay, China on Friday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on their election amid strained relations between Washington and Beijing. “We congratulate Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris. At the same time, we understand that the outcome of this US election will be ascertained in accordance with US

Biden plans sweeping change of Trump’s immigration agenda: report

November 12, 2020
Joe Biden is planning a major overhaul of President Trump’s immigration agenda, reversing his Muslim travel ban and freezing deportations for 100 days, according to a new report. The incoming Biden administration is bullish about its ability to undo many of Trump’s signature immigration policies because so many were created with executive action, one source

Biden’s suggested sign language name resembles that of gang

November 12, 2020
The deaf community is voicing opposition to a possible American Sign Language shorthand gesture for President-elect Joe Biden — because it looks like a Crips gang sign, according to a report. The C-shaped sign, one of several being considered to replace B-I-D-E-N, is meant to evoke his signature Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, the Los Angeles Times

Arizona Republican AG: Biden will win Arizona

November 12, 2020
Arizona’s Republican attorney general on Wednesday said it’s highly unlikely that President Trump will win the state over Joe Biden, as he dismissed unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Mark Brnovich noted that Trump would need to be named on at least 65 percent of the 50,000 ballots left to count

Biden vows to push ahead with transition as Trump challenges

November 10, 2020
Joe Biden took questions from reporters for the first time since the presidential race was called in his favor, telling reporters in Wilmington on Tuesday that nothing would stop his transition even as President Trump challenges the results of the election. The White House has directed senior government agencies to snub Biden’s transition team and

Biden gets congratulatory calls from Boris Johnson, Trudeau

November 10, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden has had conversations with world leaders including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Biden spoke by phone first with Trudeau Monday evening, the Biden transition team said, during which he congratulated the former vice president on the race being called in his favor. The two discussed working