Biden holds CNN town hall to pitch agenda as deadlines loom. President Joe Biden will take center stage in Baltimore and on CNN Thursday as he looks to sharpen his pitch on his multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure and social spending plans, the centerpiece of his domestic agenda that Democrats are scrambling to strike a deal on before the month's end. Source 7y.
I'm watching it and I'm glad that black guy from Morgan State was brave enough to ask why the democrats don't simply push for what they want like the republicans are doing. It also angers me that 2 democrats are holding up the whole process. Why are they even democrats. I hope Joe whips them into place.
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Biden needs to actually get something done because as of right now he is only known for forcing the vaccine and the terrible outcome of leaving Afghanistan.
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Build Back Better bill in jeopardy. Free universal preschool. Subsidized child care. Medicaid expansion. Paid family and medical leave. These initiatives and others remain in jeopardy Monday, a day after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he won't support President Joe Biden's signature domestic policy bill. The bill requires the support of every Democrat in the Senate to move forward. Manchin has continually raised concerns about more government spending, saying the social programs in the bill were unaffordable and not targeted enough to needy Americans. The announcement drew a sharp response from the White House, with press secretary Jen Psaki noting that Manchin and the president were not too far apart last week. Psaki said the White House would work to get Manchin back on board. Source 1g.
Biden aims to reset presidency, condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine in first State of the Union address. Many Americans Wednesday are analyzing key takeaways from President Joe Biden's first State of the Union address directed to a nation eager to move on from the deadly coronavirus pandemic but worrying over inflation and conflict with Russia. The president kicked off his speech strongly condemning Russia for its "Unprovoked" invasion of Ukraine, including closing off U.S. Airspace to Russian planes. Domestically, he hailed a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, urging Americans to see the virus, and not each other, as the enemy. Source 7j.