Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'biden'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Canadian Political Discussions
    • Federal Politics
    • Provincial Politics
    • Local Politics
  • United States Political Discussions
    • US Federal Politics
    • US State Politics
  • International Political Discussions
    • Canada / United States Relations
    • The Rest of the World
  • Moral, Religious and Political Philosophy
    • Moral & Ethical Issues
    • Religion & Politics
    • Political Philosophy
    • Sex and Gender Issues
  • Off-Topic Discussions
    • Arts and Culture
    • Health, Science and Technology
    • Business and Economy
    • Travel, Leisure and Sports
    • Media and Broadcasting
  • News and Help
    • Support and Questions
    • News and Announcements
  • DataVis's Events
  • Sudo Intellectuals Club (by Michael Hardner)'s The Clubhouse
  • Sudo Intellectuals Club (by Michael Hardner)'s Suggest A Topic
  • Sudo Intellectuals Club (by Michael Hardner)'s Where is the World Headed ?
  • Sudo Intellectuals Club (by Michael Hardner)'s Media Hot and Cold
  • No Rules/Free Speech Club's General Talk
  • No Rules/Free Speech Club's Club Suggestions
  • No Rules/Free Speech Club's Canadian Politics
  • No Rules/Free Speech Club's US Politics
  • No Rules/Free Speech Club's World Politics
  • Jah Rules / Talk Is Cheap comedy club's No comment.
  • Democratic Dictatorships's Countries
  • Whatever I damn well want to talk about.'s Topics
  • Ice Hockey's NHL Hockey Talk
  • Anything Off Topic's Climate Cultists
  • Anything Off Topic's U.K. Europe and Illegal Migration
  • Anything Off Topic's Israel BDS Movement
  • Anything Off Topic's Trudeau and Senate
  • Anything Off Topic's Affirmative Action and Diversity
  • Anything Off Topic's A Tax on Home Equity is wrong
  • Anything Off Topic's Affirmative Action
  • History's General History
  • News of the Day's 2 more Catholic churches burned down in B.C.'s Interior
  • News of the Day's Topics

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







Found 10 results

  1. Poll: Do you agree with Biden calling for assault weapons ban after the Nashville shooting? U.S. President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban after six people, including three children, were killed in a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, the White House said. "We have to do more to stop gun violence. It’s ripping our communities apart,” Biden said at the White House. "I call on Congress again to pass my assault weapons ban." https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-calls-assault-weapons-ban-after-nashville-shooting-2023-03-27/
  2. Trending (=) The Biden administration has approved the massive Willow oil drilling project in Alaska. This angers climate advocates and setting the platform for a court challenge. Agence France Presse. - Biden, in my view, is looking towards the elections, and one can't win those with idealism, is just the reality of it. - Still can't believe someone at his age will run.
  3. If Donald Trump were convicted, should Joe Biden pardon him? It's a serious question, I mean Nixon was pardoned. Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, was pardoned by his successor, President Gerald Ford, on September 8, 1974.
  4. Biden to propose 25 percent minimum tax on US billionaires. Do you agree? https://www.businessinsider.com/presdient-joe-biden-billionaire-minimum-tax-budget-capital-gains-2023-3 I do not, I know what happened in France when politicians taxed heavily, people just moved their money and it was a disaster. That did not stop the good socialist there at that time, François Hollande, to spend good amounts of money on himself. https://www.france24.com/en/20160713-french-president-hollande-barber-makes-10000-euros-month-sworn-secrecy
  5. Trending on many sources: President Biden's special counsel confirmed that classified documents from his time as vice president were discovered in a private office space and turned over to the National Archives in November. Driving the news: The documents were found while Biden's personal attorneys were packing files housed in a locked closet at the Penn Biden Center, which Biden periodically used from mid-2017 until the start of his 2020 campaign, according to special counsel Richard Sauber. The White House is cooperating with the National Archives and Department of Justice, Sauber noted. "On the day of this discovery, November 2, 2022, the White House Counsel’s Office notified the National Archives. The Archives took possession of the materials the following morning." "The discovery of these documents was made by the President’s attorneys, Sauber added in the statement. "The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives." "Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with the Archives and the Department of Justice in a process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives." CBS News first reported the story. The big picture: Classified documents were similarly found outside the National Archives last summer when the FBI seized boxes of records from former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. The Department of Justice is investigating Trump for his handling of classified information, though Trump has claimed that presidents can declassify documents "even by thinking about it." It’s unclear if any investigation will be launched based on the discovery of records in the private office Biden used. The National Archives and the Department of Justice did not immediately return requests for comment. What they're saying: "President Biden has stated that taking classified documents from the White House is 'irresponsible,'" House Committee on Oversight and Accountability chair James Comer (R-Ky.) said in a statement. "Under the Biden Administration, the Department of Justice and National Archives have made compliance with the Presidential Records Act a top priority. We expect the same treatment for President Biden, who has apparently inappropriately maintained classified documents in an insecure setting for several years." https://www.axios.com/2023/01/09/biden-classified-records-national-archives
  6. President Biden is quietly pivoting to the middle as he prepares for a 2024 run. What's happening: His early '23 moves — Sunday's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border and his appearance with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to promote the infrastructure law — gave a crystal-clear contrast with the GOP's chaotic speaker fight. Why it matters: Voters sent a clear message in the midterms that they value bipartisanship, rejecting extreme candidates. Republicans accommodated the far right, with often disastrous results. Biden began his administration pandering to progressives. But he ended '22 with his party cutting deals with some Republicans on small-scale gun regulations — and a big infrastructure package. Zoom in: Sunday's trip to El Paso, Texas, the first time Biden has visited the U.S.-Mexico border as president, will showcase law enforcement — taking a possible Democratic vulnerability head-on. "This feels like the Joe Biden of 2020," said Jim Kessler, executive vice president for policy at the centrist Democratic think tank Third Way. "This trip to the border is what the doctor ordered." Reality check: Even as Biden shores up his center flank, he'll still need to balance the priorities between the party's ascendant progressive wing and majority-making moderates. On immigration, party activists are already crying foul in anticipation of tougher enforcement measures at the border — even as such moves are a political necessity not just for Biden but the several red-state Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2024. But unlike in the last two years when Democrats held unified power, Biden now has a useful foil in House Republicans, who have showcased their fractiousness in the speaker fight. What to watch: This year's State of the Union address (no date yet) will help solidify Biden's positioning. Don't expect an ideological 180 — like President Clinton's "the era of big government is over" SOTU in 1996. After all, Biden outperformed expectations in the midterms without explicitly rejecting left-wingers. But look for some Clintonesque triangulation, proposing bipartisan deals for passage in the Senate while fully expecting to see them rejected in the Republican-held House. One idea, referenced in a column by The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein: Placing an emphasis "on improving conditions for workers in jobs that don’t require advanced credentials," in a push to make inroads with blue-collar voters who have deserted the Democratic Party. What we're hearing: The White House is asking agencies and departments to share their top priorities for the year, as officials craft a SOTU message that addresses progressive priorities without alienating independent voters, Axios' Hans Nichols reports. Chief of staff Ron Klain has developed a finely tuned antenna to detect any disappointment by progressives, and he keeps an open door to hear their concerns. The bottom line: The emerging Biden bet is that he can reprise his winning 2020 campaign theme — winning re-election as a center-left incumbent who looks better than the radical alternatives. https://www.axios.com/2023/01/08/biden-2024-centrist-pivot
  7. Any other political junkies on the board waiting for the State of the Union address? Set my reminder for 9 PM. Had enough of listening of the commentary before from so called experts on TV. Rather listen to the man direct.This is why I won't tune in at 7 PM as ABC offered. Instead is USA Today, right at 9PM: A report by Axios: Team Biden is convinced that its State of the Union challenge today at 9 PM is as much about perception as reality. Why it matters: Economic indicators are heading in the exact direction the White House predicted, but voters are deeply skeptical that the economy is working for them. Team Biden is eager for the president to tell his story and are willing to use one of his most precious resources — time in his annual address to Congress — to make the case directly to the American public. The White House has given lawmakers "palm cards," a list of economic data points that can fit in their hands, to help amplify President Biden's argument that manufacturing jobs are up and inflation is down. Four in 10 Americans say they are not as well-off financially since Biden took office, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Monday. Biden’s political and economic advisers know that is a problem that needs to be addressed as he prepares to announce his reelection campaign. What they're saying: “On average, American households are in a better position than they were before the pandemic hit,” Brian Deese, the director of the National Economic Council, told reporters Monday afternoon. But at the same time, he acknowledged that “the economic anxiety is real.” Deese responded to a question about why 41% of Americans feel they are worse off, according to the Washington Post poll, by implying that “two-thirds of Americans say their circumstances are better.” A reporter later corrected him that the poll indicated that 16% of Americans feel better off, with 42% saying they felt the same. Driving the news: Biden’s economic comments will be both in the future and past tense. He’ll focus on the progress the economy has made, including a 3.4% unemployment rate, the lowest level in some 50 years, and a surge in manufacturing jobs. He'll also go through the motions of asking Congress, including a new House Republican majority, to pass the parts of his Build Back Better agenda that were left on the cutting room floor last year by a Democrat-controlled Senate. Among Biden’s demands: a special surtax on billionaires and a call to quadruple taxes on corporations for stock buybacks. He'll also make another pass at expanding the Child Tax Credit. As part of his “unity” theme, Biden also plans to say that Republicans and Democrats must come together to pass laws meant to reel in the power and influence of Big Tech, possibly highlighting the specific areas of online privacy, content moderation and antitrust, Axios' Ashley Gold reports. The big picture: The U.S. labor market is hot, annualized GDP growth is at 2.9%, and inflation, once sky high, is moderating. Biden’s first move was a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package in 2021, followed by a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill later that year. In 2022, he persuaded Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to agree to a $740 billion tax, health care and climate change compromise. Next came an agreement on $280 billion for semiconductors, with Biden jumping at any chance to visit many new chip manufacturing factories. The bottom line: Positive perceptions about the economy can be self-fulfilling. But economic fundamentals also matter: Before Biden speaks, Fed Chair Jay Powell will give his views at the Economic Club of Washington at 11am ET. https://www.axios.com/2023/02/07/biden-state-of-the-union-economy
  8. House Republicans are now planning on forming a new select committee to investigate the Department of Justice and the FBI, including their “ongoing criminal investigations,” setting up a showdown with the Biden administration and law enforcement agencies over their criminal probes, particularly those into former President Donald Trump. The new expanded committee proposal is a result of one of the key concessions House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made to his populist (I added this word) opposition to secure the gavel. The proposal is included in the House rules package, which establishes the rules and committees for the 118th Congress. If the proposal passes, McCarthy would be able to select 13 lawmakers to serve on the subcommittee, five of whom would be chosen in consultation with House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries. ABC News Was the FBI good in the Republican book when they announced the decision to investigate Hillary Clinton? Remember that moment? Trumpists were thanking the FBI like they were Santa Claus. Not saying I disagree with the decision of the FBI, politicians do need to be investigated, but if I were a conspiracy theorist, definitely the timing was very suspicious. I will dismiss it as a coincidence and just stick at pointing out the hypocrisy: If Trump says FBI is bad, is bad. If tomorrow Trump wakes up liking the FBI, FBI is good. And everyone follows.
  9. Can you imagine this prince has power over both presidents (given by Republican and Democratic Party)?! Trump and now Biden -> doing everything to satisfy this person which was born in the wrong century. The Biden administration ruled on Thursday that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity from a lawsuit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, drawing immediate condemnation from the slain journalist's former fiancee. https://www.reuters.com/legal/biden-admin-says-saudi-prince-has-immunity-khashoggi-killing-lawsuit-court-2022-11-18/ If anyone does not know who Khashoggi was, here is a video from the New York Times to refresh your memory:
  10. “Comments like these are the reason the American people are losing trust in President Biden. … It seems his positions change daily depending on the audience and politics of the day," Sen. Joe Manchin said. Is Senator Manchin a centrist? or a republican? or what is he? = ) https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/05/manchin-biden-coal-comment-00065291
  • Create New...