Biden Vows Enough Vaccine ‘for Every Adult American’ by End of May

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. agreed to help manufacture Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, in a deal partly brokered by the White House.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #merckcompany-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Drops Tanden Nomination Amid Bipartisan Opposition

The White House had insisted that it would stand by Neera Tanden as President Biden’s top budget official, but it became clear that she did not have the Senate votes to be confirmed.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #office-of-management-and-budget-us, #senate, #social-media, #tanden-neera, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Israel, the U.A.E. and a New Middle East

We may be witnessing a major realignment of the Middle East.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #hamas, #hezbollah, #iran, #israel, #middle-east, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #palestinians, #saudi-arabia, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations

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With Demise of Wage Increase, Biden and Democrats Face Progressive Ire

President Biden and top Democrats are working to ensure that frustration over the exclusion of the minimum wage increase in the stimulus plan does not overshadow the success of the package.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #harris-kamala-d, #house-of-representatives, #khanna-ro, #macdonough-elizabeth, #minimum-wage, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Administration Announces First Sanctions on Russia in Navalny Case

The action came as the administration declassified an intelligence finding that the F.S.B., one of Russia’s leading intelligence agencies, was responsible for the poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #european-union, #federal-security-service, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Supreme Court Seems Ready to Sustain Arizona Voting Limits

The case was the court’s first on the key remaining provision of the Voting Rights Act in the context of voting restrictions.

#arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brnovich-mark, #carvin-michael-a, #democratic-party, #kagan-elena, #minorities, #oscannlain-diarmuid-fionntain, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Book Review: ‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency’

In their new book, the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes recount how Biden’s campaign overcame a number of moments when its chances were nearly sunk.

#allen-jonathan, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #books-and-literature, #lucky-how-joe-biden-barely-won-the-presidency-book, #parnes-amie, #presidential-election-of-2020

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‘It Should Not Be This Hard’: When Family Members Provide the Care

Readers respond to an Op-Ed essay urging increased support for the millions of Americans providing such assistance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #home-health-care, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Accuses Russian Intelligence of Poisoning Navalny

The Biden administration announced its first sanctions against the Russian government for the attack and the imprisonment of Aleksei A. Navalny.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #federal-security-service, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #united-states-international-relations

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The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan

As the Senate prepares to vote on President Biden’s first major piece of legislation, we look at the partisan debate that has erupted around it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #law-and-legislation, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Amazon Workers’ Union Drive Reaches Far Beyond Alabama

A vote on whether to form a union at the e-commerce giant’s warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., has become a labor showdown, drawing the attention of N.F.L. players, and the White House.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #shopping-and-retail

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After Stimulus, Biden to Tackle Another Politically Tricky Issue: Infrastructure

Strengthening the country’s highways, bridges and broadband networks has broad popular support, but Washington remains bitterly divided on the details.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bridges-and-tunnels, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #house-of-representatives, #infrastructure-public-works, #obama-barack, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic

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Why Trump Holds a Grip on the G.O.P.

Republicans still embrace the power of the ex-president’s agenda to galvanize voters and drive turnout.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #haley-nikki-r, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Can Biden Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs? Weaken the Dollar

Critics of a strong currency say it hurts American factory workers by making imports cheap.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #currency, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #renminbi-currency, #united-states-economy, #us-dollar-currency

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Trump 2.0 Looks an Awful Lot Like Trump 2020

Are we really going to do this again?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #third-party-politics-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden to Discuss Border and Other Issues With Mexican President

As President Biden looks to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, he is seeking to work with a Mexican counterpart who was a surprise contributor to them.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Confronting Saudi Arabia, Biden Tiptoes With a Close Ally

The U.S. has accused Saudi Arabia’s crown prince of ordering the killing of the dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi but is wary of causing a break with an important Arab partner.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #saudi-arabia, #united-states-international-relations

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Trump, Addressing Conservatives, Plans to Claim Leadership of G.O.P.

In his first public appearance since leaving office, Donald J. Trump also planned to assert that there were no divisions in his party, according to excerpts of his speech, even as he plotted vindication against his enemies.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #conservative-political-action-conference, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Covid Stimulus Bill Heads to the Senate

The $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill narrowly passed the House, but now must maneuver through a procedural and political thicket in the Senate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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At Last, Democrats Get Chance to Engineer Obamacare 2.0

The Biden administration is trying to make the health care law more generous and closer to its original design, but may disappoint progressive allies hoping for more.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #medicaid, #medicare, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010

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Assessing Claims in the Coronavirus Stimulus Debate

Lawmakers have made an array of misleading claims about “Pelosi’s subway,” unauthorized immigrants receiving checks, school funding and the minimum wage as they debate the $1.9 trillion relief bill.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #federal-budget-us, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #minimum-wage, #scalise-steve, #stimulus-economic

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Democrats Move to Salvage Minimum Wage Hike

As the House prepared to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package as early as Friday night, Democrats were searching for a Plan B to raise the minimum wage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #minimum-wage, #pelosi-nancy, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, the Murderous Monarch

President Biden hasn’t pushed for real justice, but at least he’s not as obsequious as his predecessor.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #khashoggi-jamal, #kushner-jared, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Federal Scientists Plead for Pandemic Controls as Infection Declines Stall

“Now is not the time to relax restrictions,” the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, said, pointing to a leveling of coronavirus infections as governors move to lift pandemic restrictions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #masks, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Biden Visits Storm-Battered Texas and Vows Federal Help ‘For the Long Haul’

The overwhelming nature of grief has been the unofficial theme this week for a White House confronted with a disaster in the nation’s second largest state amid a pandemic.

#biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #houston-tex, #texas, #turner-sylvester, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republicans Grapple With Raising the Minimum Wage

The politics of a $15 minimum wage are increasingly muddled, but some Republicans are gravitating toward a higher base pay, citing the economic needs of working-class Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

A confidential U.S. government report found that people in Tigray are being driven from their homes in a war begun by Ethiopia, an American ally — posing President Biden’s first major test in Africa.

#ahmed-abiy, #amnesty-international, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Thousands of Migrant Children Detained in Resumption of Trump-Era Policies

President Biden vowed to create a humane approach to immigration. But thousands of children who crossed the border alone are being confined in government shelters.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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President Biden Lets a Saudi Murderer Walk

The crown prince killed my friend Jamal Khashoggi, and we do next to nothing.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi’s Killing, Fearing Relations Breach

The decision will disappoint the human rights community and members of his own party who complained during the Trump administration that the U.S. was failing to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #istanbul-turkey, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why President Biden Must Withdraw From Afghanistan

Breaking our agreement with the Taliban to pull out by May will endanger American troops and entrench them in an unwinnable war.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #politics-and-government, #taliban, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden Revokes a Trump Order Seeking ‘Classical’ Civic Architecture

Prominent architects had criticized the order for seeking to impose a national style from above.

#american-institute-of-architects, #architecture, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #commission-of-fine-arts, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #national-civic-art-society, #national-trust-for-historic-preservation, #shubow-justin, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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With Strikes in Syria, Biden Confronts Iran’s Militant Network

Using a carefully calibrated approach, the president hopes to restrain Iran’s regional militia allies without undercutting efforts to reach a new nuclear deal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #iran, #kataib-hezbollah, #syria, #targeted-killings, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden Orders Airstrike in Syria Targeting Iran-Backed Militias

President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes against the militias whose attacks in Erbil this month killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #erbil-iraq, #iran, #iraq, #kataib-hezbollah, #kirby-john-f, #syria

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U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Target Iran-Backed Militias That Rocketed U.S. Troops in Iraq

President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes against the militias whose attacks in Erbil this month killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #erbil-iraq, #iran, #iraq, #kataib-hezbollah, #kirby-john-f, #syria

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Biden Speaks With Saudi King; Unclear if Khashoggi Killing Was Discussed

An intelligence report is expected to be released on Friday as the Biden administration engages in a “recalibration” of the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #salman-king-of-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations

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Confirmation in Doubt for Neera Tanden, Biden’s Budget Director Pick

The struggle to gain support for the longtime Democratic aide whose combative Twitter posts have drawn criticism reflects miscalculations by the White House and its chief of staff, Ron Klain.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #center-for-american-progress, #federal-budget-us, #klain-ronald-a, #murkowski-lisa, #office-of-management-and-budget-us, #republican-party, #senate, #tanden-neera, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Paradox of Pandemic Partisanship

Many Republicans consider Biden illegitimate — and support his plans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #republican-party, #united-states-economy

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Afghan Government Backs Repatriation of Guantánamo Detainee

Afghanistan has intervened in U.S. federal court seeking the return of an Afghan prisoner who has been held since 2007, but never charged.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #asadullah-haroon-gul, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #detainees, #ghani-ashraf, #hezb-i-islami, #justice-department, #taliban, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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Afghan Government Backs Repatriation of Guantánamo Detainee

Afghanistan has intervened in U.S. federal court seeking the return of an Afghan prisoner who has been held since 2007, but never charged.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #asadullah-haroon-gul, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #detainees, #ghani-ashraf, #hezb-i-islami, #justice-department, #taliban, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden’s Pick for Trade Representative Promises Break With Past Policy

Katherine Tai, the nominee to be America’s chief trade negotiator, declined to give policy specifics on tariffs and trade agreements, but laid out a broad vision of a more equitable trade policy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #income-inequality, #international-trade-and-world-market, #tai-katherine, #trans-pacific-partnership, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement, #world-trade-organization

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Biden’s Pick for Trade Representative Promises Break With Past Policy

Katherine Tai, the nominee to be America’s chief trade negotiator, declined to give policy specifics on tariffs and trade agreements, but laid out a broad vision of a more equitable trade policy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #income-inequality, #international-trade-and-world-market, #tai-katherine, #trans-pacific-partnership, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement, #world-trade-organization

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Give Biden a Chance? On Covid Aid, Some Trump Voters Just Might

Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #national-debt-us, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Give Biden a Chance? On Covid Aid, Some Trump Voters Just Might

Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #national-debt-us, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Get to Define ‘Bipartisan’

If 70 percent of Americans support a policy, including most Republicans, it is bipartisan — regardless of what some senators think about it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Get to Define ‘Bipartisan’

If 70 percent of Americans support a policy, including most Republicans, it is bipartisan — regardless of what some senators think about it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

#arctic-regions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #earth, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #siberia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #weather

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

#arctic-regions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #earth, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #siberia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #weather

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Fate, Domestic Terrorism and the Nomination of Merrick Garland

The judge has said his first priority as attorney general would be to take on domestic extremism. Today, we examine how his career has prepared him for the task.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #oklahoma-city-okla, #terrorism, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Texas Is a Rich State in a Rich Country, and Look What Happened

We don’t realize how fragile the basic infrastructure of our civilization is.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #el-akkad-omar, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #perry-rick, #pielke-roger-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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