Joe Biden may not be the doddering old fool that a lot of ungenerous right-wingers claim he is — but he didn’t get elected because we thought he was a “woke” progressive either. So why is he acting as if he is? He ran for president promising he would end the chaos and temper tantrums of the Trump years. He said he would bring moderation to the presidency and that he would unite the country. So far, he has done the opposite. Instead of bringing Americans closer together, he’s doing a pretty good job of driving us apart. He talks a good game about unity and compromise — a message that the equally woke media have happily promoted — and that works with his fellow Democrats, who would embrace just about anybody whose name isn’t Donald Trump Donald Trump Gaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest … [Read more...] about What’s really behind Joe Biden’s far-left swing?
President Biden Joe Biden Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE on Monday called for calm in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb shortly after the police chief there said he believed the officer involved mistakenly used a gun instead of a Taser. Biden told reporters in the Oval Office that he had spoken with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Tim Walz White House asks governors for help with Johnson & Johnson vaccine OVERNIGHT ENERGY: China accounted for half of coal-fired electricity in 2020: report | Conservation groups ask Haaland to block oil drilling in Florida preserve | Biden gives NYC green light to study congestion pricing Four Great Lakes governors call on White House to aid in water infrastructure upgrades MORE … [Read more...] about Biden calls for peaceful protests after police shooting of Daunte Wright
Hey, we’ve got our first political sex scandal of the spring. Not as charming as an Easter basket, but maybe livelier. What would you guess the most common response was? A) “Oh my God, not Rep. Matt Gaetz!” B) “Matt who?” C) “Is that the guy who they say keeps passing around pictures of naked women?” I would go with C, but it’s perfectly possible a lot of people are still perplexed when the name comes up. Which is sort of a shame. If Americans love a sex scandal, they prefer it to involve somebody who’s reasonably important. “Nancy Pelosi once defended President Bill Clinton after he got an intern to fellate him in the Oval Office,” Gaetz argued in an opinion piece in The Washington Examiner. This is true, and we would hope the congressman gets the same kind of loyal support the very second he presides over one of the longest economic expansions in American history. As it stands, Gaetz is a spectacularly unproductive Florida Republican who never managed, during his … [Read more...] about Opinion: Matt Gaetz’s sex scandal would be more interesting if he were reasonably important
WASHINGTON (AP/KDKA) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he’s sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden’s premise that this is an inflection point for the U.S. as a world power. Biden met Monday afternoon with a bipartisan group of lawmakers and tried to assure them that the Oval Office gathering was not “window dressing.” One of the core disputes is over what counts as infrastructure in his $2.3 trillion proposal. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming? “I’m prepared to negotiate as to the extent of my infrastructure project, as well as how we pay for it,” Biden said. “It’s going to get down to what we call ‘infrastructure.’” Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi indicated after the meeting that he was willing to negotiate with Biden and called it a “good discussion.” But a more fundamental disagreement also … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure Gets C-Minus From White House Report