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Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says

BY: - June 24, 2022

'With your vote, you can act. You can have the final word. This is not over,' President Joe Biden said Friday.

Biden pitches a summer gas tax holiday as price hovers around $5 a gallon

BY: - June 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress and state legislatures to provide a temporary reprieve from gas taxes — but members of his own party and Republicans appeared opposed, making it look unlikely on the federal level. In addition, many state legislatures are out of session for the year and aren’t expected […]

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Biden has a plan to fight inflation. Republicans need to help or get out of the way | Opinion

BY: - June 22, 2022

Congress has to listen to the people’s needs, step up, and do what’s right for hardworking families across our state.

Advocates for $15-an-hour federal minimum wage press Biden for a meeting

BY: - June 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Poor People’s Campaign is urging President Joe Biden to meet with low-income workers before the organization’s march on Washington, D.C. on June 18 to advocate for a $15 federal minimum wage. “What we cannot do is be silent anymore,” Rev. William Barber II, the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, said during a […]

Biden urges assault weapons ban, as U.S. House Democrats advance gun control bills

BY: - June 3, 2022

'Do you think the founding fathers were picturing AR-style weapons?' U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District, asked Republicans.

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Fetterman’s lesson for Dems: A clear brand and coherent message wins every time | Friday Coffee

BY: - May 20, 2022

Behind the headlines, there was little that was unconventional about his win on Tuesday night.

PennDOT paving crews (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania photo).

Biden admin vows to speed up environmental permits for infrastructure projects

BY: - May 11, 2022

Administration officials said they were seeking to make permitting easier without sacrificing environmental standards.

Biden on leaked draft opinion on abortion: The ‘right to choose is fundamental’

BY: - May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that his administration “will be ready when any ruling is issued” on abortion rights, after the nation was rocked by the leak of a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that confirmed the court is planning to overturn access to abortion. “I believe that a woman’s right […]

Biden issues first pardons and commutations of his presidency; Philly residents among beneficiaries

BY: - April 26, 2022

The White House also unveiled a strategy to help formerly incarcerated people find jobs.

Biden taps openly LGBTQ attorney as top federal prosecutor for the Philly region

BY: - April 25, 2022

Jacqueline C. Romero Romero is one of five nominees for U.S. Attorney positions President Joe Biden put forth last week.

3 big reasons why the Biden climate agenda is floundering

BY: - April 24, 2022

Biden’s signature climate bill has gone nowhere in the U.S. Senate, he’s called for more domestic fossil fuel production to combat rising gas prices.

Biden to ask Congress for more Ukraine aid after earlier U.S. funding runs dry

BY: - April 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is preparing to ask Congress for billions more in aid to Ukraine as the war shifts to the Eastern regions of the country, following Russia’s failure to take the capital city of Kyiv. “I’m asking the Defense Department to put together what they think we need,” Biden said this week. […]