Biden’s news today: President jokes about “good old days” with Obama when he stops student loan debt for the sixth time

Upon his return to the White House, Obama jokingly called Biden “vice president.”

Barack Obama visited the White House on Tuesday at his first public event at the mansion of executives since leaving office. He was involved in the celebration of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, when Joe Biden announced changes to the health care program that would result in up to 200,000 uninsured Americans eligible for new coverage.

Many Democrats are hoping for this visit that Mr Biden will benefit from the still high approval rating of his former boss among the Democratic base. Mr Biden has recently struggled to raise his bad reputation in the polls, and there are serious fears that apathy and frustration among Democrat voters could give Republicans a chance in this year’s by-elections. Mr Obama says Democrats have something to say to win the by-elections, they “just have to say it”.

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-11 for the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. The result will not prevent the nomination of Mrs. Jackson to pass to the Senate; she seems to already have the support of 53 senators, and Republicans Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney are breaking ranks to support her.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin meets Matt Goetz

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was so annoyed by the bizarre lines of interrogation of Republican Congressman Matt Goetz that by the end of Mr. Goetz’s five-minute round he eventually quarreled with a Florida representative.

On Tuesday, Mr. Austin was on Capitol Hill to testify at a House of Representatives hearing on the Defense Department’s request for a budget for the 2023 fiscal year, but Mr. Gayetz apparently decided to use his time to scold the former chief U.S. Central Command for what he described as failures in U.S. defense caused by the Pentagon accepting “wakefulness”.

In particular, Mr. Gaetz was interested in a lecture by French economist and author Thomas Pickett at the US National Defense University entitled “China’s Response: Arguments for Global Justice and Democratic Socialism.”

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 4 p.m.

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Kinzinger opposes the “children” of the Republican Party in Congress

Republican spokesman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois called his colleagues in Congress “children” because they focused more on Disney and the cultural war than on the “genocide” in Ukraine at the hands of Russia.

Mr Kinsinger said the “world order” was abandoned for the first time since World War II, but that his Republican counterparts had behaved like a “bunch of kids”.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 3:15 p.m.

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The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted to make abortion illegal

The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill declaring abortion in the state a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. willingness to restrict last year’s reproductive rights.

Legislation that punishes any Oklahoma resident who commits an abortion, long jail time and a fine of up to $ 100,000 was passed by the state Senate last year before sailing through the State House with a gap of 70-14 on Tuesday.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 02:30

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Biden nominated the first woman to head a U.S. military unit

She will be the first woman to lead a U.S. Army unit if confirmed. Admiral Fagan has held the position of Deputy Commander since June last year, becoming the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star Admiral in the Coast Guard.

Gustav Kilander reports from Washington, D.C.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 01:45

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The mood on Capitol Hill

A spokesman for Dan Kilda summed up the sentiment on Capitol Hill before PoliticsSarah Ferris:



Here are three kinds of days. There are West Wing days when we do some really cool things. There are days of the “House of Cards” when a place seems to be falling apart. Then come the days of Veep. Today is like Veep Day. Fox bites Amy, Fred[Abston}leavesSimplesshit[Upston}’sleavingItjustsucks[Апстан}сыходзіцьГэтапростаадстой[Upston}’sleavingItjustsucks

Representative Dan Kildi

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 1:15 p.m.

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Capitol police seized a fox that attacked the deputy

U.S. Capitol police have seized a fox suspected of biting a Congressman’s leg.

The police department put the animal in a collar after warning politicians and Capitol Hill officials that they were watching for “aggressive fox encounters.”

Graham Messi tells one of the most unexpected stories coming out of DC today.

Here’s an exclusive look at his Punchbowl News costume:

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 1 p.m.

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Obama tells Democrats how to win the by-elections

Former President Barack Obama said a simple message to Democrats who are worried about losing a majority in the 2022 by-elections:

“We need to tell a story, we just need to tell it,” he told NBC News’s Peter Alexander.

The former president received a standing ovation when he returned to the White House for the first time since leaving the Oval Office in 2017 to mark the 12th anniversary of his signing of the Health Care Act, the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare in the press.

Eric Garcia reports from Washington, D.C.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 6, 2022 00:15

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The White House says Russia’s financial system is close to default

Justin Vallejo has the latter.

Oliver O’ConnellApril 5, 2022 at 11:30 p.m.

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Voices: The funniest questions asked by Ketanji Brown Jackson

Andrew Feinberg addresses the most ridiculous questions asked by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her confirmation hearing, including: “Do you think we should catch and imprison more or less murderers?”

Oliver O’ConnellApril 5, 2022 22:50

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Biden confirms the nomination of Admiral Linda Fagan as head of the Coast Guard

“I am honored to nominate Admiral Linda Fagan to the post of Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard. Her leadership and honesty are unmatched. If this is confirmed, Advocate Fagan will be the first woman in history to serve as commandant and the first woman head of the service, ”said President Joe Biden.

“My administration is committed to seeing more qualified women at the highest levels of command and ensuring that women can succeed and thrive throughout their military careers.”

Oliver O’ConnellApril 5, 2022 22:20

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