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Biden Brief

Joe Manchin, America's Climate Decider in Chief, Is a Coal Baronthenation30 September 2021 (LINK)

We Now Know Why Biden Was in a Hurry to Exit Afghanistan: He made several missteps, but on the big picture, he was rightslate29 September 2021 (LINK)

Biden pledges to double U.S. climate change aid; some activists unimpressedreuters21 September 2021 (LINK)

Biden ousts Conway, Spicer, other Trump appointees from military academy boardsabcnews9 September 2021 (LINK)

No, Biden Didn't Fall Asleep Listening to Israel's Prime Minister. Yes, You Fell for Fake Newshaaretz30 August 2021 (LINK)

FactChecking Biden's Statements About Afghanistanfactcheck.org20 August 2021 (LINK)

Biden To Automatically Cancel $5.8 Billion In Student Loans For Over 300,000 Borrowersforbes19 August 2021 (LINK)

AP FACT CHECK: Biden skirts US failures in Afghan chaoswsfa17 August 2021 (LINK)

Levin: Biden operating 'the most diabolical presidency and Democratic Party probably since slavery'foxnews16 August 2021 (LINK)

Big win for U.S. $1T infrastructure bill: Dems, GOP come togetherapnews10 August 2021 (LINK)

The latest U.S. jobs report: "stronger than economists had predicted, and even stronger than the administration had hoped"heathercoxrichardson10 August 2021 (LINK)

Biden's new round of pandemic mortgage relief cuts payments up to 25%bankrate23 July 2021 (LINK)

Biden administration drops Trump-era showerhead ruleaxios16 July 2021 (LINK)

"The Trump-era rule had little effect when it was adopted since almost all commercially-made showerheads follow the 2013 rule. The official noted that it is difficult to find showers that provide the extra water supply demanded by former President Trump."

Biden fires Trump-era Social Security commissioner who refused to resignaxios9 July 2021 (LINK)

"Since taking office, Commissioner Saul has undermined and politicized Social Security disability benefits, terminated the agency's telework policy that was utilized by up to 25 percent of the agency's workforce," the White House said in a statement. The Biden administration added that Saul had "not repaired SSA's relationships with relevant Federal employee unions including in the context of COVID-19 workplace safety planning, reduced due process protections for benefits appeals hearings, and taken other actions that run contrary to the mission of the agency and the President's policy agenda."

Biden announces US war in Afghanistan will end ahead of schedule by Aug. 31conservative U.S.: theblaze7 July 2021 (LINK)

Biden Pledges to End $90 Billion Worth of Tax Breaks for Gas Companiesnationalreview7 July 2021 (LINK)

We Just Got Our Clearest Picture Yet Of How Biden Won In 2020npr30 June 2021 (LINK)

U.S. judge orders resumption in federal drilling auctions in setback for Bidenreuters16 June 2021 (LINK)

Switzerland's leftwing gadfly Jean Ziegler, 87, on the Biden-Putin meetingbund / msn16 June 2021 (LINK)

Garland overturns two Trump-era rules that made it hard for immigrants to win asylumnbcnews16 June 2021 (LINK)

Iran regains U.N. vote after U.S. enables U.N. paymentreuters11 June 2021 (LINK)

Biden returns $2 billion in funds Trump had diverted from Pentagon to use for border wallcbsnews11 June 2021 (LINK)

Biden revokes, replaces Trump executive orders on Chinese-owned appsaxios9 June 2021 (LINK)

Biden Moves To Restore Endangered Species Protections Eroded By Trumpap / huffpost5 June 2021 (LINK)

US to stop seizing reporters' records in leak investigationsbbc5 June 2021 (LINK)

Interior Department Halts Oil Drilling In Arctic National Wildlife Refugeafp / nationalmemo1 June 2021 (LINK)

US imposes Ethiopia, Eritrea restrictions over Tigray crisisaljazeera24 May 2021 (LINK)

Blinken Confirms the U.S. Does Not Want to Buy Greenland After Trump Proposalusnews20 May 2021 (LINK)

Biden reverses Trump changes to bank antidiscrimination lawpbs18 May 2021 (LINK)

Biden revokes more of Trump's executive actions, including moves on immigration and monumentsnytimes14 May 2021 (LINK)

Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after facing criticism for keeping Trump-era levels in placenbcnews3 May 2021 (LINK)

Biden pitches 'once in a generation investment' to Congress bbc29 April 2021 (LINK)

US President Joe Biden laid out a sweeping investment plan for jobs, education and social care in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. Delivered on the eve of his 100th day in office, the Democrat pitched plans involving some $4 trillion (£2.9tn) in spending - the largest overhaul of US benefits since the 1960s, analysts say.

FactChecking Biden's Address to Congressfactcheck.org29 April 2021 (LINK)

"In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden got some facts wrong and stretched others, mainly repeated claims we've heard before."

Fact-checking GOP response to Biden's joint addresscnn19 April 2021 (LINK)

Sen. Tim Scott's nearly 15-minute rebuttal to Biden's hour-long speech was "largely accurate, but some of his claims could have benefited from additional context."

Analysing new Secretary of State's first foreign policy speech — heathercoxrichardson — 26 April 2021

Antony Blinken: "We will use the power of our example. We will encourage others to make key reforms, overturn bad laws, fight corruption, and stop unjust practices. We will incentivize democratic behavior."

Biden's 100-day stock market performance is the hottest going back to the 1950scnbc26 April 2021 (LINK)

Biden recognizes atrocities against Armenians as genocide in historic break from past U.S. presidents — cnbc — 24 April 2021

Biden taps Montana environmentalist to direct Bureau of Land Management — pbs — 23 April 2021

Biden pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 — huffpost — 22 April 2021

Five major immigration promises Biden has yet to keep — nbcnews — 21 April 2021

"Reunite separated migrant families. End detention of migrant families by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Raise the refugee cap. Stop border wall construction. Hold the Trump administration accountable for family separation."

US under Biden will no longer call migrants 'illegal aliens' — apnews — 19 April 2021

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency — pbs — 18 April 2021

White House removes scientist picked by Trump official to lead key climate report — washingtonpost — 18 April 2021

Biden golfed as president for the first time on his 87th day in office. Trump played on his 15th — businessinsider — 18 April 2021

Interior Secretary Haaland revokes pro-fossil fuel Trump-era orders on energy — pbs — 16 April 2021

Biden admin secures agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to secure borders, official says — cnn — 12 April 2021

Online 'Lego' gamer infiltrated the White House press corps — politico — 9 April 2021

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees — apnews — 8 April 2021

Biden's plan to overhaul tax code would close offshore tax loopholes — nbcnews — 8 April 2021

Mad Money's Jim Cramer: Biden provides certainty that Wall Street desires (video) — cnbc — 8 April 2021

Apparently, Conservatives On Twitter Have A Problem With Jill Biden's Tights — refinery29 — 6 April 2021

Beautiful Things review: Hunter Biden as prodigal son and the Trumpists' target — theguardian — 4 April 2021

Biden convenes first meeting with Cabinet, the most diverse ever — aljazeera — 1 April 2021

Joe Biden wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure and jobs. These 4 charts show where the money would go. — usatoday — 1 April 2021

Biden promises 'once-in-a-generation' investment during pitch for $2 trillion infrastructure and climate plan — cnn — 31 March 2021

Biden's dog Major bites again at White House — bbc — 31 March 2021

Biden's DOE just canceled $1.3 billion of student debt for 41,000 borrowers with disabilities — and ended a rule requiring 230,000 to submit paperwork to qualify — businessinsider — 28 March 2021

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas fires almost every member of Homeland Security Advisory Council — abcnews — 27 March 2021

AP fact check: Biden skews figures on border and taxes — ap/pbs — 26 March 2021

Fox News Dominates Cable News Ratings For Biden News Conference — forbes — 26 March 2021

Puerto Rico Receives More Than $900 Million in Education Funds That Were Held Back by Trump Administration — entrepreneur — 24 March 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine becomes first openly transgender person confirmed by Senate to federal post — nbcnews — 24 March 2021

First Dogs Return To White House After Major Biden Causes Minor Injury — npr — 24 March 2021

So After All That There Is No Border Surge? — esquire — 23 March 2021

Fact check: Madison Cawthorn falsely claimed there are 'zero dollars' spent on homeless veterans. It's actually more than $2 billion this year — cnn — 23 March 2021

Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon general — axios — 23 March 2021

Biden first president in three decades to have first-pick Cabinet secretaries confirmed — cnn — 23 March 2021

Biden Cabinet near complete but hundreds of jobs still open — apnews — 23 March 2021

Marine ecologist Lubchenco to lead climate in White House science office — reuters — 19 March 2021

President Biden cancels $1 billion in student loan debt — fortune — 18 March 2021

Fact check: Biden wrong on three statistics he cited in ABC interview — cnn — 18 March 2021

U.S. intelligence: Putin authorized influence operations to hurt Biden's candidacy — axios — 16 March 2021

Fired by Trump White House, brother of impeachment witness Vindman now says Army set to promote him — nbcnews — 16 March 2021

The first Indigenous cabinet secretary in U.S. history — heathercoxrichardson/substack — 15 March 2021

Biden to end Trump-era agreement between ICE and agency housing migrant children — axios — 12 March 2021

Biden's COVID Bill Fixes Obamacare's Biggest Flaw — slate — 11 March 2021

Biden Sanctions Myanmar Coup Leader's Children, Their Businesses — bloomberg — 11 March 2021

AP FACT CHECK: Biden admin wrong on vaccine pace, elderly — apnews — 10 March 2021

Trump policy that weakened wild bird protections is revoked — ap/wtop — 8 March 2021

White House fires Trump employment official after she refuses to step down — washingtonpost — 6 March 2021

U.S. Lower House passes sweeping election and anti-corruption bill — axios — 4 March 2021

False Claims Cited in Bogus Theory that Biden Isn't President — factcheck — 2 March 2021

Biden Rescinds Trump Decision to Turn Sacred Arizona Land Into a Copper Mine — gizmodo — 1 March 2021

The Covid Relief Bill Heads to the Senate...Without That Minimum Wage Increase — jezebel — 27 February 2021

USDA Data: Nearly All Pandemic Bailout Funds Went to White Farmers — tntribune — 27 February 2021

NASA's "Perseverance" team led by women and minority scientists — cbsnews — 27 February 2021

Black woman to take command of oldest federal law enforcement agency for the first time in 230 years — usatoday — 27 February 2021

U.S. unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico — pbs — 19 February 2021

White House aide resigns after threatening reporter — apnews — 14 February 2021

U.S. tariffs on Europe wine, cheese imports to remain for now — axios — 13 February 2021

Biden press aide suspended for one week for threatening reporter — axios — 12 February 2021

Biden rescinds national emergency proclamation Trump used to fund border wall — axios — 11 February 2021

Saudi Arabia's release of Loujain al-Hathloul an overture to Biden — theguardian — 11 February 2021

US demands Turkey release philanthropist Osman Kavala — dw — 11 February 2021

DOJ to ask Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign — cnn — 9 February 2021

Biden Can't Fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — slate — 8 February 2021

Senate confirms former Obama chief of staff 87-7 to oversee VA — source — 8 February 2021

The U.K. Observer view on Joe Biden's first foreign policy speech: a breath of fresh air — theguardian — 7 February 2021

Biden administration moves to terminate Trump-era Central American migration agreements — cnn — 6 February 2021

GOP lawmakers call for Pelosi to be fined over new screenings but Capitol Police have not reported offence — thehill — 5 February 2021

Kamala Harris uses casting vote to pass Covid relief budget resolution — theguardian — 5 February 2021

Democrats' $50,000 student loan forgiveness plan would make 36 million borrowers debt-free — cnbc — 4 February 2021

Biden withdraws Judy Shelton's Fed nomination and two dozen others — thehill — 4 February 2021

Fact check: Breaking down Capitol accusations made against and made by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — cnn — 5 February 2021

Biden's Pentagon chief purges defense boards; Trump loyalists out — apnews — 2 February 2021

Biden reverses Trump last-minute attempt to freeze $27.4 billion in programs — thehill — 31 January 2021

Biden has signed 42 executive actions since taking office. Here's what each does — cnn — 29 January 2021

U.S. Names Iran Envoy, a former Middle East adviser to Democratic presidents and a conflict resolution analyst — nytimes — 29 January 2021

Biden Revokes Trump Abortion Policy, Takes Steps To Shore Up Affordable Care Act — npr — 28 January 2021

Millions in vaccine research funds went instead for unrelated office expenses, HHS inspector general says — cnn — 28 January 2021

Denouncing 'Handouts to Big Oil,' Biden Calls on Congress to End $40 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Fossil Fuels — commondreams — 27 January 2021

Biden administration replaces top immigration court official — politico — 27 January 2021

President Biden's First White House Sign Language Interpreter Has Ties to the Far Right — time — 27 January 2021

Fact-checking 7 statistical claims from Biden's (quite factual) economic speech — cnn — 26 January 2021

Harriet Tubman on the $20? Treasury Department to move forward with effort delayed by Trump — cbsnews — 26 January 2021

Biden fires doctor who lied about Trump's Covid condition — boingboing — 25 January 2021

Voice of America overseer hired two law firms to $4 million no-bid contracts — source — 25 January 2021

Woman who lived at Chicago church for over 3 years goes home after Biden administration suspends deportations — chicagotribune — 23 January 2021

Afghan war: Biden administration to review Trump's Taliban deal — bbc — 23 January 2021

Biden warns US Covid-19 toll could surpass 600,000, urges Congress rescue plan approval — france24 — 23 January 2021

Biden calls Canada's Trudeau, Mexico's López Obrador in first outreach to foreign leaders — source — 23 January 2021

Trudeau conveys Keystone pipeline 'disappointment' to Biden — source — 23 January 2021

The truth about the fired White House chief usher — Trump did it — source — 23 January 2021

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as first Black defense secretary — source — 22 January 2021

US President Biden Freezes Controversial Crypto Wallet Proposal — cryptocoin — 21 January 2021

The lighter side of 20 January 2021

Inauguration Day falls on a rare palindrome date: That won't happen again for 1,000 years — usatoday — 20 January 2021

The Teacher Who Made Bernie Sanders' Mittens on Watching Them Go Viral — slate — 21 January 2021

Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris' Stepdaughter, Showed Everyone Else Up at the Inauguration: Emhoff is a Parsons textile design student and all-around fashion cool girl. — marieclaire — 20 January 2021

Jennifer Lopez Slips 'Let's Get Loud' Into Her Biden Inauguration Performance — vulture — 20 January 2021

Bernie Sanders' mittens and other inauguration moments you may have missed — bbc — 20 January 2021

The new White House website includes a hidden message — mashable — 20 January 2021

Oh, hey, the White House website now treats people with basic human dignity — mashable — 20 January 2021

Twitter debuts historic White House account @SecondGentleman — fastcompany — 20 January 2021

Melania Trump's Outfit Change And Refusal To Pose For Photos After Exiting Air Force One For The Last Time Show She Has No F*#ks Left To Give — uproxx — 20 January 2021

3 Jewish fashion statements from the inauguration (that were easy to miss) — jpost — 20 January 2021

Fashion news: Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers — apnews — 20 January 2021

Fashion news: Dr. Jill Biden Wore Sparkles To The Inauguration & I'm Screaming — stylecaster — 20 January 2021

More fashion news: Ashley Biden Stuns in a Tailored Coat Dress & Lace-Up Boots at 2021 Inauguration — footwearnews — 20 January 2021

An incomplete Supreme Court witnessed Biden's oath. There's history there. — washingtonpost — 20 January 2021

... and, of course, there's the serious stuff, too...

The FCC is about to undergo a huge shift that could drastically affect the internet — popsci — 22 January 2021

Biden seeks extension of START nuclear treaty with Russia — dw — 22 January 2021

US Senate's Schumer reviewing Republican push to delay Trump impeachment trial — france24 — 22 January 2021

Off-duty police were part of Capitol mob. Some police unions feel they can't back them. — nbcnews — 22 January 2021

Want to understand the GOP's problem? Look at its newly elected extremists. — washingtonpost — 22 January 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene Files Impeachment Articles Against Biden, Fundraises Off Effort — newsweek — 21 January 2021

Controversial head of Voice of America resigns hours after President Biden takes office — washingtonpost — 20 January 2021

Taiwan Invited To US Inauguration For First Time Since 1979 — barrons — 20 January 2021

As Joe Biden is inaugurated, a uniformed person kneels silently at the grave of his son Beau — usatoday — 20 January 2021

GOP research firm aims to hobble Biden nominees — axios — 20 January 2021

Biden's first POTUS Twitter Tweet — twitter — 20 January 2021

Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders — bbc — 20 January 2021

Biden orders a 'pause' on border wall construction, bringing crews to halt — washingtonpost — 20 January 2021

President Biden Swore In Hundreds Of Appointees On A Zoom Call With A Big Warning: being disrespectful to their colleagues will get you fired on the spot — buzzfeednews — 20 January 2021

Work on Keystone XL pipeline suspended ahead of Biden action — apnews — 20 January 2021

The Trump Administration's Much-Deplored '1776 Project' Has Already Been Deleted From The White House Website — uproxx — 20 January 2021

The White House website reinstates Spanish version that Trump removed — thenextweb — 20 January 2021

Surgeon general to step down as Biden requested — politico — 20 January 2021

Biden Quickly Moves To Force Out Peter Robb, Trump's Labor Board Attorney — huffpost — 20 January 2021

Last-minute Trump appointee at NSA put on administrative leave due to inspector general probe — cnn — 20 January 2021

Biden outlines 'Day One' agenda of executive actions — source — 17 January 2021

Biden taps Warren ally Chopra to lead Consumer Bureau — politico — 17 January 2021

Joe Biden picks Hillary Clinton adviser Laura Rosenberger as White House China director — scmp — 15 January 2021

Biden's Stimulus Proposal: No Student Loan Forgiveness — forbes — 14 January 2021

After Day Of Chaos, Congress Certifies Joe Biden As The Election Winner — huffpost — 7 January 2021

Ground News: "This news story is a Blindspot for people on the Right."

Trump CONCEDES After Congress Affirms Biden's Win, 'There Will Be an Orderly Transition on January 20th' — source — 7 January 2021

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president — apnews — 5 December 2020

Pennsylvania Certifies Biden As Winner Of Presidential Vote — huffpost — 24 November 2020

Biden picks John Kerry as climate czar, Janet Yellen as treasury secretary — nbcnews — 23 November 2020

"Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's pick for Homeland Security, would be the first Latino and the first immigrant to serve in the role."

Trump Administration Finally Clears Way For Biden Transition To Begin — huffpost — 23 November 2020

Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after recount — theguardian — 20 November 2020

Trump voters are flocking to a TV channel that claims Biden is not president-elect — cnn — 12 November 2020

Misinformation channels claim Biden is no longer President-elect — cnn — 11 November 2020

Biden Has Finally Won Arizona, Turning It Democratic For The First Time In Decades — buzzfeednews — 11 November 2020

Top congressional Republicans still haven't acknowledged Biden's victory — cnn — 9 November 2020

Trump refuses to accept Biden victory, promises legal challenges — thehill — 7 November 2020

Biden to announce coronavirus task force as part of presidential transition — cnn — 7 November 2020

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