Tag Archives: President Biden

DOJ Appeals As Trump Judge Blocks Student Debt Relief

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The Justice Department filed an appeal Thursday after a Trump-appointed federal judge in Texas blocked the Biden administration’s student debt cancellation program nationwide, declaring it “unlawful” on grounds that legal experts criticized as laughable. The 26-page ruling by Mark Pittman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of …

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President Biden Backs Gas Tax Holiday

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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 …

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Recap Of President Biden’s Marathon Press Conference

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President Joe Biden held a nearly 2-hour press conference at the White House on Wednesday, one day before the anniversary of his first year in office, to tout his administration’s job numbers, pandemic relief policies and massive infrastructure legislation. “It’s been a year of challenges,” Biden said, acknowledging that he …

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Pentagon admits killing 10 civilians in Kabul drone strike

Gen. McKenzie

The Pentagon on Friday admitted it killed 10 Afghan civilians, including several children, in a drone strike in Kabul meant to target Islamic State-Khorasan Province militants last month. Gen. Frank McKenzie of the U.S. Central Command said the military, in a “tragic mistake,” believed a civilian vehicle was associated with …

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What Are The Next Steps For The Covid Relief Bill

On Saturday, the Senate passed President Biden‘s $1.9 trillion Covid Relief bill known as the American Rescue Plan. The legislation includes a direct payment of up to $1,400 for an individual, or $2,800 for a couple that files jointly, plus an additional $1,400 per dependent. It extends jobless benefits through …

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Senate Passes Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief Bill

After a 25-hour plus marathon voting session, the Senate has passed a $1.9 trillion covid relief package. The American Rescue Plan passed on a 50-49 party-line vote with no Republicans voting for the bill. Alaskan Republican Senator Dan Sullivan left Washington D.C on Friday to attend his father-in-law’s funeral, so Vice …

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