America’s reputation on the global stage appears to have significantly rebounded since former President Donald Trump left office and President Joe Biden became the commander in chief, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday. As Bi
Source: America’s global image under Biden skyrockets compared to Trump, survey finds
For now, Biden and Senate Democrats are struggling to figure out whether they need to negotiate with, fight, or ignore Republicans who want to pare down the president’s infrastructure plan into a small-ball program with no political impact. Rather than look for outside-the-box revenue raisers that might create some novel politics around taxes, they are haggling over how much to weaken Biden’s opening offer in order to bring all Democrats and at least some Republicans on board.
Source: Why Joe Biden Should Listen to Bernie Sanders on Corporate Taxes | Washington Monthly
The only question, then, is whether or not that makes any sense to the centrist Democrats like West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin or the two senators from Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly. Sadly, there is a fair chance that other than the hardcore Trumpers who will believe anything they’re told, these Democratic senators will be the only people in America to whom it does. They must be persuaded that now is the time, while the Republicans are ideologically spent and the economy is set to blast off, to do something real and meaningful for the American people. These occasions don’t come very often. It would be a crime if the Democrats let this chance slip from their grasp.
Source: Will Manchin and Sinema Sabotage Biden? | The Smirking Chimp
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A Half-Century of Joe Biden’s Stances on War, Militarism, and the CIA
Advocates of stricter firearms laws on Thursday welcomed President Joe Biden’s announcement of six initial actions to address what his administration is calling the nation’s “gun violence public health epidemic.”
Source: Biden Praised for Taking ‘Crucial First Step’ to ‘Prioritize People Over Guns’ | Common Dreams News
Joe Biden has announced a series of policies aimed at curbing gun violence in the US, a phenomenon the President described as an “epidemic” and “international embarrassment”.
Source: Joe Biden announces gun violence executive orders after mass shootings
Joe Biden’s first set of judicial nominations this week is the beginning of something big: almost certainly by the end of this Congress, the majority of lower court seats will be filled by Democratic appointees.
Source: Biden Is About to Undo Trump’s Judiciary Project | Washington Monthly
“Two years ago, I began my campaign here in Pittsburgh, saying I was running to rebuild the backbone of America,” President Joe Biden said Wednesday at the unveiling of the first part of his infrastructure plan. “And today, I return as your President to lay out the vision of how I believe we do that—rebuild the backbone of America.” In his speech, Biden centered jobs and the people who will occupy them, as well as his intent to “rebuild the middle class. We’re going to bring everybody along,” he said. “Regardless of your background, your color, your religion, everybody gets to come along.”
Source: Biden touts ‘once-in-a generation investment in America’ in his infrastructure plan unveiling