The Senate traditionally gives new presidents considerable leeway to name their national security teams. Although Biden’s nominees are mostly unremarkable former Obama administration officials (except for William Burns, Biden’s outstanding nominee to be CIA director), none of them appear to have serious issues that should prevent their rapid confirmation. … [Read more...] about Fred Fleitz: Biden, GOP and Dems must work together on these national security challenges
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Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are expected to attend the inauguration in person. The only other living president, 96-year-old Jimmy Carter, who has spent the pandemic largely at home in Plains, Ga., will not attend but has extended "best wishes" to Biden, according to a spokeswoman at The Carter Center in Atlanta. … [Read more...] about Who’s attending Biden’s inauguration?
The part about “the problem’s not with Medicare” appears to be a reference from the Pelosi interview in which she states, “And I do think the challenge with Medicare is not Medicare, the challenge is rising medical health-care costs in general and prescription drugs and the rest of that, that drives those costs.” It is, again, simply a matter of fact that Medicare’s long-term financing gap is an outgrowth of rising health-care costs. Does America “know” the problem is with Medicare? In fact, poll after poll shows Americans, for better or worse, think just the opposite. … [Read more...] about Wow, Joe Scarborough Doesn’t Understand Economics at All