joe-biden

Ketanji Brown Jackson wins bipartisan support for U.S. Supreme Court with Collins’ backing

BY: - March 30, 2022

The Maine lawmaker is first Republican to pledge their support for President Joe Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court pick.

Decades after Emmett Till’s death, Biden signs law making lynching a federal hate crime

BY: - March 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — Nearly 70 years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi by two white men, President Joe Biden signed into law on Tuesday a bill to make lynching a federal hate crime. “Lynching was pure terror to enforce the lie that not everyone belongs in America,” Biden said at the Rose […]

Biden lays out a ‘fund the police’ budget plan

BY: - March 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is requesting billions in its fiscal 2023 budget from Congress to fund police departments, despite progressive Democrats’ calls for some of that spending to be reallocated to social services. President Joe Biden’s budget request to Congress unveiled Monday asks for $30 billion for state and local governments to add more […]

Biden budget plan would levy minimum tax on billionaires, boost national security

BY: - March 28, 2022

The budget request launches a months-long fight over how much the government should spend during the next year.

COMMENTARY

Echoes of the Truman Doctrine: Biden’s words on Ukraine spark support, not war | Opinion

BY: - March 24, 2022

We can better understand Biden’s response to Ukraine by looking at how Truman responded to problems in Greece just after the end of World War II.

COMMENTARY

As usual, Republicans are wrong about gas prices | Dick Polman

BY: - March 21, 2022

It’s the drillers – not Biden – who have been holding back.

U.S. Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson to start today

BY: - March 21, 2022

If she's confirmed, Jackson would make history as the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court.

U.S. Senate Republicans attack Biden on energy costs, regulations after new inflation report

BY: - March 10, 2022

Nebraska’s Deb Fischer and fellow U.S. Senate Republicans slammed President Joe Biden on Thursday for the sharp rise in consumer prices, calling for policy shifts to increase U.S. energy supply, roll back regulations and curb spending. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday the consumer price index rose nearly 8% in February over the same month in […]

Biden to visit Philadelphia on Friday as Dems gather to plot midterm strategy

BY: - March 10, 2022

The visit to key battleground state comes at precipitous time for both Biden and Democrats.

Biden declares U.S. ban on Russian oil, warns of gasoline price spikes

BY: and - March 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — The United States will no longer import Russian energy in an attempt to further cripple that nation’s economy as it wages war against Ukraine. President Joe Biden announced the newest sanctions Tuesday from the White House, saying that a ban on Russian oil and gas would target “the main artery of Russia’s economy.” […]

COMMENTARY

Is the U.S. strong enough to put up with some domestic sacrifice? | Dick Polman

BY: - March 7, 2022

Real pain is a foreign power trying to brutally erase your country. So far, we've just been inconvenienced.

COMMENTARY

The message Americans need to hear at a critical moment in history | Rob Schofield

BY: - March 7, 2022

An opportunity to build a better and more equitable global order was missed in the Bush years.