Biden news today: President jokes about ‘good old days’ with Obama as he pauses student loan debt for the sixth time

Obama jokingly calls Biden ‘Vice President’ upon his return to the White House

Barack Obama visited the White House on Tuesday in his first public event at the Executive Palace since leaving office. Join the celebration of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, as Joe Biden announced changes to the health care program that could make up to 200,000 uninsured Americans eligible for new coverage.

The visit has many Democrats hoping that Mr. Biden can take advantage of the still-high approval rating of his former boss among the Democrats’ base. Biden has recently struggled to raise his poor standing in the polls, and there are serious concerns that apathy and disillusionment among Democratic voters may give Republicans a chance in this year’s midterm elections. To win the midterms, Obama says, Democrats have a story to tell, “they just have to tell it.”

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted yesterday 11-11 to nominate Justice Kitangi Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. The result would not prevent Jackson’s nomination from progressing to the Senate floor; It appears she has already had the support of 53 senators, with Republicans Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney all breaking ranks to support her.


Obama jokes with ‘Vice President Biden’

Former US President Barack Obama joked with Joe Biden as he returned to the White House on Tuesday, referring to the president as “Vice President.”

Mr. Obama joined Biden on Tuesday as he signed an executive order to strengthen the Affordable Care Act.

Maroucheh MuzaffarApril 6, 2022 06:51


Maroucheh MuzaffarApril 6, 2022 06:11


Biden’s granddaughter is getting married this fall

Naomi Biden, daughter of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, plans to celebrate her wedding at the White House later this year.

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Maroucheh Muzaffar6 Apr 2022 05:57


Obama tells Democrats how to win midterm elections

Former President Barack Obama had a simple message for Democrats who worry about losing their majority in the 2022 midterm elections.

“We have a story to tell, we just have to tell it,” he said in response to NBC News’ Peter Alexander.

The former president received a standing ovation upon returning to the White House for the first time since leaving the Oval Office in 2017 to celebrate the twelfth anniversary of the passage of his health care bill, the Medicare Act, which earned him the nickname Obamacare in the press.

Eric Garcia has the latest news from Washington, DC.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 05:30


The Secretary of Homeland Security holds a meeting with the Republican Party bloc on border restrictions

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas on Tuesday held a meeting with House Republicans at the “Border Security Caucus” but Republicans “were not satisfied with the answers.”

The border security suite was fully charged during the meeting — after an announcement last week that the White House would lift all Covid restrictions at the border under Trump.

“Nothing has really been resolved, other than his pledge to provide a number of follow-up information,” he said.

Representative Brian Papin of Texas, caucus co-chair of the meeting, said of the meeting: “We appreciated his courage in attendance, knowing we were 100 percent against him. But we weren’t satisfied with the answers he gave us.”

Maroucheh MuzaffarApril 6, 2022 05:01


Biden extends Covid student loan freeze until August 31

The United States is once again extending its pandemic-era moratorium on federal student loans, postponing the restart date until at least August 31, Associated Press reports.

This is the sixth time that the deadline for resuming payments has been extended, as Joe Biden faces pressure from Congress and inflation fears.

Before the extension, the freeze was set to expire on May 1, and more than 43 million Americans with $1.6 trillion in corporate loans would have defaulted again on their debt.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 04:45


US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin responds to Matt Gates

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin seemed so angry about the questioning of Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz that he ended up in a screaming match with the Florida representative at the end of Gates’ five-minute tour.

Austin was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to testify at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2023 budget request, but Mr. The Pentagon’s embrace of “waking up”.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 04:00


Kinzinger slams GOP “children” in Congress

Republican actor Adam Kinzinger from Illinois called colleagues in Congress ‘Children’ to focus more on Disney and culture war issues fromGenocide“It is happening in Ukraine at the hands of Russia.

Mr. Kinzinger said that “world order” is being challenged for the first time since World War II, but his colleague Republicans They were behaving like a ‘group of kids’.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 03:15


Oklahoma State House votes to make abortion illegal

The Oklahoma condition House They voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill that makes it a felony To perform miscarriage In the state punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in what is potentially the most restrictive anti-abortion law passed since the US Supreme Court first indicated its desire to curtail reproductive rights last year.

The law, which would punish any Oklahomaman who abort with a lengthy prison sentence and a fine of up to $100,000, passed the Senate last year before sailing into the statehouse by a margin of 70-14 on Tuesday.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 02:30


Biden nominates first woman to lead a branch of the US military

She will become the first woman to command a branch of the US military if this is confirmed. Admiral Fagan has served as deputy commanding officer since June of last year, becoming the first woman to reach the rank of four-star admiral in the Coast Guard.

Gustav Killander reports from Washington, DC.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 01:45

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