Biden News Today: President Promises Zelensky More Aid as White House Criticizes Trump’s Putin ‘Scheme’

Biden News Today: President Promises Zelensky More Aid as White House Criticizes Trump's Putin 'Scheme'

‘You have to be dumb’: Biden answers Fox News reporter’s Ukraine questions

Joe Biden spoke with the Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss the situation in Ukraine Wednesday morning. The call comes as Ukrainian and Russian negotiators discuss a de-escalation agreement that could see Russia withdraw forces from the area near kyiv.

Both the White House and the Pentagon have said they believe the Russian president Vladimir Putin he is being misinformed about the progress of the war by his top advisers who are afraid to characterize it as a “strategic mistake”.

Biden also delivered a state of the art address. COVID-19 pandemic in the US announcing the launch of a central website for Covid resources, ahead of receiving his second booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine. The FDA just authorization given for a second booster shot for all Americans over the age of 50 and those classified as clinically extremely vulnerable to the virus.

Meanwhile, after contentious nominating hearings in which Republican senators harangued her about critical race theory and her record of sentencing child sex offenders, Ketanji Brown Jackson has chosen a crucial supporter: Senator from Maine Susan Collins, who has become the first Republican to announce that she will vote to confirm Joe Biden’s first Supreme Court nominee.

The news almost guarantees Ms. Jackson’s confirmation. He has already secured the support of West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, who was thought to be the most likely of his party’s 50 senators to retain his support.

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Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 23:10

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Biden commemorates Cesar Chavez Day

President Joe Biden marked César Chávez Day by hailing the champion of workers’ rights and social justice in a presidential proclamation.



Today we celebrate the life and legacy of César Estrada Chávez, champion of social justice and defender of the hardworking people who build and sustain our Nation. Born into poverty and raised by migrant workers, Chavez courageously dedicated his life to improving conditions for workers across the country. Chavez witnessed firsthand the inequalities of an economy that only served those at the top and left millions of hard-working Americans behind. Today, as we continue to build a bottom-up, middle-out economy that rewards work and not just wealth, we stand on the shoulders of César Chávez and carry forward his fight to promote the rights and dignity of workers and fulfill America’s promise to all Americans.

President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Read the full proclamation here.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 22:50

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Women’s soccer team wears ‘GAY’ shirts to protest Florida’s anti-gay law

A professional women’s soccer team in central Florida won praise for wearing “GAY” shirts in protest of a new anti-LGBT+ law in the state.

Orlando Pride players wore the jerseys Monday before Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an anti-LGBT+ bill that ignited protests in Florida and beyond.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 22:30

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Kyle Rittenhouse angry that Biden won’t call him back

Appearing on the conservative podcast The Jenna Ellis ShowRittenhouse sharply criticized Biden and the media, while again pushing back against claims that he is a white supremacist.

Gustaf Kilander reports from Washington, DC.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 22:10

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‘Your president sees you’: Biden celebrates Transgender Awareness Day

President Joe Biden issued a proclamation on Transgender Awareness Day marking the progress made by the community and acknowledging the ongoing challenges it still faces, including discrimination, harassment, epidemic levels of violence and the damaging impact of projects. laws against transgender people in states across the country. .



To all of you celebrating Transgender Awareness Day, I want you to know that your President sees you. The First Lady, the Vice President, the Second Gentleman and my entire Administration see him for what he is: made in the image of God and deserving of dignity, respect and support. On this day and every day, we acknowledge the resilience, strength and joy of transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people. We celebrate the activism and determination that have fueled the fight for transgender equality. We recognize the adversity and discrimination that the transgender community continues to face in our nation and around the world.

President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Read the full statement here.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 22:00

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NBC News: Democrats eye Chicago for 2024 election

NBC News reporting that the DNC is eyeing Chicago for its 2024 Democratic National Convention.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who is also DNC Vice Chair, have been coordinating the potential bid along with state Democratic Party Chairman Rep. Robin Kelly and Senator Dick Durbin.

A blue city in a blue Midwestern state, once home to the popular Obamas and the site of the 44th president’s official library, currently under construction, makes for an attractive proposition, but could highlight political flaws perceived, such as crime and armed violence.

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Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 21:50

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Graham: Administration’s reason for not sending planes to Ukraine is nonsense

Lindsey Graham spoke after this afternoon’s classified briefing on Russia’s war in Ukraine and said the administration’s justification for not sending fighter jets to Ukraine was “nonsense.”

“We cannot allow Putin to tell us how to help Ukrainians help themselves… We have been in this for five weeks and nothing seems to change.”

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 21:40

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Report: Biden to Invoke Defense Production Act Obtained Minerals for Electric Vehicles

The hill reports that President Joe Biden will invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) as soon as this week to increase production of minerals used in making batteries for electric vehicles, citing confirmation from a source familiar with the matter. the plans.



Biden is ready to issue a presidential determination to boost domestic production of minerals, which are used for both stationary batteries and vehicles. The person emphasized that production will not bypass existing permitting or environmental review processes.

Biden adding certain minerals, such as lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel and manganese, to the list of items covered by the law could give mining companies access to about $750 million under the DPA’s Title III fund, the person told TheHill.

The hill

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 21:35

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Schumer and McConnell chat after Ukraine briefing

Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were seen chatting as they left a classified briefing on the war in Ukraine this afternoon.

The briefing follows reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been fully briefed by his defense ministry at all times over the past month, as the Pentagon spokesman reiterated at the Defense Department press conference in today.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 21:30

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Voices: How Joe Biden finds common ground with ‘defund the police’ activists

‘Alternative forms of crime prevention’ are on the agenda, writes Eric Garcia in Washington, DC.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 21:25

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