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    President BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE on Wednesday met virtually with a group of eight bipartisan senators to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine amid concerns about Russia's military build-up on the country's border. Seven of the senators who Biden spoke with recently returned from a trip to Ukraine, where they met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to reaffirm the United States' support. "President Biden and the senators exchanged views on the best ways the United States can continue to work closely with our allies and partners in support of Ukraine, including both ongoing diplomacy to try to resolve the current crisis and deterrence measures," White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden commends wireless giants for delaying 5G rollout near key airports Briefing in brief: Free COVID-19 test site in testing phase before launch Wednesday White House says Russia could launch attack in Ukraine 'at any point' MORE said in a statement. "President Biden commended the strong...
    President Joe Biden continues suffering record-low approval ratings as he marks one year as president. Only 40 percent of voters approve of Biden’s job performance, according to the most recent Politico/Morning Consult poll, a record low for the survey. Fifty-six percent disapprove of his job performance. Biden faces a 59 percent disapproval among Independents, who were essential in tipping the 2020 presidential election in his favor. The poll was conducted Jan. 15-16, 2022, among a representative sample of 2,005 registered voters, with an unweighted margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points. Only 40 percent of voters in the survey believe Biden is mentally fit, 37 percent say he is in good health, and 43 percent say he is stable. Biden took office with a 59 percent approval rating in January 2021 and briefly crested with a 62 percent approval rating in March before slowly declining. Many Democrats are concerned Biden’s sinking polling numbers “will lead to a thrashing at the ballot box.” https://t.co/SMjvRHtDOg — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 6, 2021 The president’s approval ratings sank below 50...
    His Frauduelency Joe Biden’s job approval rating crashed to a record low Wednesday in the RealClearPolitics (RCP) poll of polls. For the first time, and on the one-year anniversary of his failed presidency, Biden’s average approval rating dipped below 41 percent. He now sits at just 40.9 percent. Biden’s average disapproval rating is now well over 50 percent, at 53.3 percent, which means he is 12.4 points underwater. Both Gallup and the far-left Politico released polls today that put Biden’s approval and 40 percent and his disapproval at 56 percent. Civiqs polling has him at just 34 percent. In the Gallup poll, going all the way back to John F. Kennedy 60 years ago, Biden has the lowest year-end approval rating of any president except for former President Trump. The thing you have to remember about Trump, though, is that his low approval rating was based on two things that have nothing to do with the state of the country: his abrasive style and the corporate media and FBI teaming up to frame him as a Russian spy. U.S. President Joe...
    Vice President Kamala Harris and the left-wing media are promoting the idea that a trip to attend the inauguration of Honduras President-Elect Xiomara Castro is part of “efforts to deter migration.” According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) some 1,734,686 encounters at the U.S. southwest border took place in 2021, and already year to date in 2022 an estimated 338,373 encounters took place. “The vice president’s visit will further the commitment she and President-elect Castro made … to deepen the partnership between the United States and Honduras and work together to advance economic growth, combat corruption, and address the root causes of migration,” Harris’s deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh said in a statement announcing Harris’s attendance at the Jan. 27 event. The Los Angeles Times helped promote that narrative: The Biden administration has shunned Honduras’ current president, Juan Orlando Hernández, whose brother was sentenced last year to life in prison for drug trafficking by a federal judge in Manhattan in a case that implicated the Honduran president. The Times reported that the Biden administration does not like the “authoritarian” leaders...
    Politico's Sam Stein suggested President Biden's latest poor polling numbers were partly due to right-wing individuals who were "emotional" and couldn't hide their "hatred" for the president. Recent polling from Quinnipiac gave the president a 33% approval rating. The dismal survey arrived just days ahead of his one-year anniversary in office and amid bipartisan criticism for his handling of several important issues like COVID-19, the supply chain crisis, rising inflation, and the continued fallout from the botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. AMERICANS GRADE PRESIDENT BIDEN AS POLL NUMBERS TAKE ANOTHER HIT Morning Consult provided more bad news for the president with polling released Wednesday that show his "worst job approval rating yet," according to the company.  Yet on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday, Stein suggested a few other factors for Biden's unpopularity, arguing that it shows how those "on the right" have "hatred" for the president.  "A lot of people gave him an F," Stein said. "And that’s a measurement of just how much hatred there is for him, especially on the right." U.S. President Joe Biden waves...
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    President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced he was nominating prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, a plum overseas posting that comes with the 35-bedroom Winfield House set in 12 acres in the middle of London. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first woman ambassador to Britain in 45 years.  Hartley, 71, served as ambassador to France during the Obama presidency and was  a major donor to Barack Obama.  But Biden struggled to fill the job, which is of great diplomatic importance given the long, close ties between the United States and the United Kingdom.  At least two candidates turned down the ambassadorship to the Court of St. James, including former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, CNN reported. The president last year also had considered the-now late former secretary of state Colin Powell - there has never been a black U.S. ambassador to Britain and the historic nature of the pick would have come after Meghan Markle married into the British royal family.  The White House had also approached career Foreign Service...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden spotted Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on the White House campus last June and called out to the House Democratic campaign chair loudly enough for several others to hear: "I really want to talk to you about the races!" he shouted.   A week later, at the cherry festival in Traverse City, Michigan, Biden leaned into Sen. Gary Peters, who's in charge of Democratic Senate campaigns, with the same promise. He's always cared most about Senate races, Biden told the Michigan Democrat, and he wanted to have a meeting, an hour at least, to talk about helping his party hold the chamber in 2022. Maloney's staff eagerly followed up. So did Peters'. Then they followed up again. And again. Seven months later, there are still no meetings on the books.  Joe Biden enters the second year of his presidency looking for a reset after a tumultuous first 12 months They're not the only ones who've been left waiting. In three dozen exclusive interviews with CNN, top Democratic politicians, campaign officials and operatives say the White House political operation is...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is scheduled to hold a formal news conference on Wednesday from the White House as he marks the end of his first full year in office. Coming at 4 p.m. ET, Biden will field questions from reporters as his administration struggles to contain the latest surge of the Omicron variant and works to ease the economic anxiety gripping the nation. The President is entering his second year in office -- a midterm election year -- after facing a number of recent setbacks. The centerpiece of his economic agenda has hit a roadblock in Congress, it is unclear whether the Democrats' push for voting rights legislation will go anywhere, the Supreme Court struck down Biden's vaccine mandates for big businesses and recent key economic indicators show record inflation. The President regularly fields questions from reporters after delivering remarks and during departures and arrivals at the White House, but he hasn't held as many formal news conferences as his recent predecessors. In his first year in office, Biden held nine total news conferences -- six solo and three joint ones...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Wednesday will try to talk anxious Americans through the challenges of delivering on his lengthy to-do list as he holds a rare news conference to mark his first year in office and asks for patience with recent setbacks to his lofty agenda.In advance of the session, set for 4 p.m. EST on his 365th day in office, Biden gave no indication that he felt a reset was in order. But his appearance was playing out on the same day that prolonged Democratic efforts to overhaul the nation's voter laws appeared set to go down in flames on Capitol Hill and as Biden's massive social spending package remains stalled.The East Room event will offer Biden an opportunity to spotlight his accomplishments before a national audience, and he was sure to highlight the bipartisan infrastructure law enacted on his watch, a roaring economy and the country's progress against COVID-19.Still, it is a perilous time for Biden: The nation is gripped by another disruptive surge of virus cases and inflation is at a level not seen in...
    President BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE will nominate Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, the president announced on Wednesday.  Hartley was the ambassador to the France and Monaco during the Obama administration and the White House said in a statement that she strengthened the U.S. relationship with France while focusing on counterterrorism cooperation.  “She arrived in Paris shortly before the Charlie Hebdo attack and served through the Bataclan and Nice attacks. Hartley subsequently received the Legion of Honor from the President of France in recognition of her efforts,” the White House said in a statement. Harley was a fundraiser for Biden during his 2020 presidential run and was a major fundraiser for former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaCould the coming 'red wave' election become a 'red tsunami'? Bottom line Barack Obama wishes a happy 58th birthday to 'best friend' Michelle MORE. Hartley previously was CEO of the economic and political...
    New York Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens suggested a few revisions to the administration’s current order as it has become bipartisan agreement that President Biden has so far floundered in the White House. Stephens highlighted how the president should consider building a new team, including a new chief of staff, and "focus on American needs, not liberal wishes." "No, the two are not synonymous," Stephens wrote. "Universal Pre-K might be popular. But Americans have spent the past two years suffering from the government’s inability to meet basic needs. Public health. Price stability. Safe streets. Secure borders. Functioning supply chains. Public schools that open their doors to children." Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks, as President Joe Biden looks on, in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) Even though not all these concerns are the responsibility of the White House, according to Stephens, what is a concern was Biden’s decision to appoint "overmatched" Vice President Kamala Harris as border czar. He also questioned why Biden would...
    (CNN)On the eve of his one-year anniversary in office, President Joe Biden finds himself at the lowest polling point of his tenure -- a worrisome omen for Democrats desperately trying to hold onto their House and Senate majorities this fall.That's according to new poll numbers from Gallup that peg Biden's approval at just 40% with 56% disapproving. It's the lowest measure so far by Gallup and well below his 48.9% polling average over the past year in the organization's surveys. At this one-year mark, that average is about where Bill Clinton was and ten points better than Donald Trump, but that's a very small on-the-bright-side note.Those numbers are broadly consistent with CNN's poll of polls, which averages the last four national polls to give a better (and broader) sense of where Biden stands. As of last week, Biden approval in the poll of polls was 42% with 53% disapproving.The top-line numbers are concerning enough for Biden. But, dig into where Biden has lost support and things are even more worrisome. That erosion has come primarily from political independents, generally regarded...
    Biden's first year report card is strikingly similar to Trumps, who earned a failing grade from 35% of voters after his first year in office If failing grades are a sign of ill-preparedness, President Joe Biden needs to hit the books as a devastating new poll showed more than a third of American voters grade his first year at the White House with an 'F.' The survey was conducted by Politico and Morning Consult and released on Wednesday, one day before the first anniversary of Biden's inauguration.  Asked to give the president a report card for his first year running the country, the largest share of respondents -- 37 percent -- flunked him. Twenty percent gave Biden a 'B' and 18 percent graded him a 'C.' The smallest share of people surveyed, 11 percent, gave him top marks. In another blow, 52 percent of American surveyed say they view Biden as a 'weak leader.'  A year full of crises -- including a record number of migrants straining local infrastructure at the southern border, an increasingly aggressive Russia and out-of-control inflation...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden is working to keep America safe despite the recent surges in coronavirus cases. On January 19, 2022, Biden will hold a press conference to mark that he's been in office for one year. 2President Joe Biden Where is Joe Biden? Biden is at the White House on Wednesday, January 19 ahead of his press conference at 4pm ET. He is expected to be asked questions about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the economy, voting rights and his social spending package. This is the second press conference Biden has held at the White House. What happened during the NORAD Santa tracker call? During a Christmas Eve phone call for NORAD, the President and First Lady were caught off guard by who mentioned the phrase, 'Let's Go Brandon.' The pair seemed unaware of the viral meme's meaning. On the call, Biden wished the father a wonderful Christmas, to which the father, Jerad, responds "I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas as well, and Let's Go Brandon." The president, unknowingly answers, "Let's Go Brandon, I agree." The phrase refers...
    Biden administration lawyers are due in court on Wednesday to defend their use of a Trump-era immigration restriction that has led to more than a million migrants being expelled at the US-Mexico border. The Biden administration says the use of Title 42 public health protections are essential to stem the entry of COVID-19 into the country.  But human rights campaigners say its use deprives arrivals of their right to claim asylum and offers no public health benefit when the coronavirus is already widespread.  In September, a federal court in Washington, DC, issued a injunction barring the Biden administration from using the measure to expel families. However, that was overturned on appeal. Campaigners return to the appeals court on Wednesday where they will argue that they have documented thousands of murders, kidnappings, sexual assaults, and other forms of violence against expelled migrants. Asylum-seeking migrants from Haiti walk near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas Critics have accused President Joe Biden of failing...
    President Joe Biden will hold a rare solo press conference on Wednesday evening, the day before his one-year annivesary in office, where he is expected to defend his tenure in the White House and preview his plans for the next three years.  He will also likely face questions on the issues of the day - voting rights, his Build Back Better bill, his declining approval rating, Russia and the Ukraine, inflation and the Omicron variant of COVID.  His last solo press conference in the White House was in March and his last formal press conference was in October, when he was in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26. He has held solo press conferences on foreign trips and joint ones with world leaders in addition to taking questions from reporters on the fly. In total, Biden has held six news conferences on his own and three jointly with foreign leaders - a number far below that of his predecessors in the Oval Office.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki started the defense of Biden's first year in her press briefing Tuesday when she...
    One year into his term, more than a third of the country believes President Joe Biden is flunking out, a new survey finds. According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll out Wednesday, 37 percent of respondents give the president an “F” for the first quarter of his presidency. By contrast, a meager 11 percent give Biden an “A” thus far, while 20 percent give him a “B.” Nearly a third of the country put Biden in the “C” or “D” category — with 18 percent giving the president a “C” and 12 percent giving him a “D.” At this point in his term, Biden’s failing grade exceeds even former President Donald Trump’s. The 45th president got an “F” from 35 percent of Americans, compared to Biden’s 37 percent. Biden got his worst marks on the economy, immigration, and “restoring unity” — with 40 percent flunking him in the latter two categories, and 38 percent giving him an “F” on the economy. His best grades came on Covid-19 and health care, where 35 percent and 31 percent respectively gave him an...
    Fox News host Brian Kilmeade told viewers that President Joe Biden is “the angriest guy I’ve ever seen in front of a microphone consistently.” Kilmeade made the assertion on Wednesday morning’s edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends while providing analysis of Biden’s upcoming press conference, his first formal presser of the year. “He has got to change gears. It’s happened before other presidents have done it. The question is, will he do it?” Kilmeade said, then ticked off several suggested bullet points — including criticizing Biden for reflecting on his own personal grief at times of national tragedy — in particular, while consoling families of service members killed during the Afghanistan withdrawal. “There’s downsides to putting him out more to making it more accessible because he’s angry all the time. He’s the angriest guy I’ve ever seen in front of a microphone consistently,” Kilmeade said. He went o to add that Biden is “often detached. He does not know what ‘Let’s go Brandon’ means. He did not know there was a deal in place on the family separated at...
    Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. has had a long and storied career as a public servant and leader among the people of the United States. In 1970, when he was but 27 years old, Biden was elected to the New Castle County Council in Delaware. During his two years on the council, Biden supported public housing and opposed oil corporation proposals to build their refineries on environmentally sensitive coastal land. In 1972, Biden became one of the youngest U.S. senators in American history at age 29. He served as senator from Delaware for 36 years. During his time in the senate he was a longtime member and chair of both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. While he sponsored many bills, he has stated that his most significant piece of legislation was The Violence Against Women Act of 1994. Article continues after advertisement Under President Barack Obama, Biden served as 47th vice president of the United States for eight years. During this time he oversaw spending on infrastructure under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, helped prevent...
    Joe Biden is the worst president of my lifetime and might just be the worst president in American history.Politics is full of hyperbole. Politics is full of hyperbole and partisanship, and every four to eight-year cycle, those that disagree with the platform or the party of the president in power find themselves thinking we've arrived at hell in a handbasket. It couldn't possibly be worse than this. I've always had an aversion to that type of hyperbole. But the last two years have lived up not only to every conspiracy theory, but they've lived up to everybody's exaggeration. I was born in 1975, so for the standard of worst president of my lifetime, that would mean Joe Biden would need to outpace Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. And it's safe: Joe Biden runs across the finish line and almost laps the field for worst president of my lifetime. And I think you'll have a hard time, at least through one year of their tenure, finding a...
    President Biden was blasted on Twitter Tuesday after using the phrase "Jim Crow 2.0" in a tweet pushing his agenda on voting reform.  Biden said, "Jim Crow 2.0 is about two insidious things: voter suppression and election subversion. It’s about making it harder to vote, who gets to count the vote, and whether your vote counts at all." "We have to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act," he continued, referring to legislation that is likely to be locked in a political stalemate in the Senate.  (Jack Delano/PhotoQuest/Getty Images | Tom Brenner/Getty Images) The tweet came after a recent Atlanta speech in which Biden said those who disagree with him on the legislation are comparable to reviled segregationists.  STACEY ABRAMS CAMPAIGN BLASTS 'MANUFACTURED NARRATIVES' OVER BIDEN SPEECH ABSENCE Biden had said, "Do you want to be on the side of Dr. [Martin Luther] King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or...
    One year after leaving office, former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE is in an odd spot. On one hand, Trump is clearly the dominant figure in the Republican Party. He would be the overwhelming favorite to win the party’s presidential nomination in 2024, should he enter the race.  His most vociferous internal critics are on the retreat. Three of the 10 House Republicans who voted for Trump’s second impeachment in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection have already decided against running for reelection. On the other hand, Trump’s banishment from Twitter and other social media platforms after his incitement of Jan. 6 has made it more difficult for him to be quite as central to the political conversation as he once was.  Some Republicans in the Senate have become willing to raise their heads above the parapet to criticize him. And the jury is still out as to...
    President BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE will face reporters for his first news conference of the year on Wednesday with serious questions about his agenda and the health of his presidency as he nears the first anniversary of taking office. Biden has been unable to move members of his own party to back his most ambitious goals, with Sens. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaSenate Democrats eye talking filibuster NAACP president presses senators on voting rights: 'You will decide who defines America' Schumer tees up showdown on voting rights, filibuster MORE (D-Ariz.) and Joe ManchinJoe ManchinSenate Democrats eye talking filibuster NAACP president presses senators on voting rights: 'You will decide who defines America' Schumer tees up showdown on voting rights, filibuster MORE (D-W.Va.) stiff-arming the president in ways that left the White House looking ineffectual. Biden’s climate and social policy package, the top priority of the White House and Democrats in Congress, appears doomed — unless parts of it...
    Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., was a guest on "The Ingraham Angle" on Tuesday night and spoke about President Biden’s poll numbers and the number of Democrats deciding not to seek reelection.  EVEN BIDEN CHEERLEADER JENNIFER RUBIN SAYS THE PRESIDENT ‘NEEDS A RESET’ REP. JIM BANKS: "It doesn’t get any better from here, Laura. I think it continues to get worse as this president, Joe Biden, and the Democrat Party refuse to acknowledge the pain the American people are going through—completely ignoring inflation, completely ignoring all of the other issues that are affecting American families and working Americans. I imagine these poll numbers will continue to get worse, as you said…two more Democrats announced today that they are not going to run for reelection because they can no longer defend the president or their own party. There’s 28 total. They see the writing on the wall. They know Republicans are going to win back the majority and they can’t defend it any longer." WATCH FULL VIDEO BELOW Video This article was written by Fox News staff.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — One year into a presidency defined by lofty ambitions and at-times frustrating shortfalls, President Joe Biden will try to talk anxious Americans through the challenges of delivering on his lengthy to-do list as he holds a rare news conference and asks for patience with the pace of progress. In advance of the session, set for 4 p.m. EST Wednesday, his 365th day in office, Biden gave no indication that he felt a reset was in order. But his appearance was playing out on the same day that prolonged Democratic efforts to overhaul the nation’s voter laws appeared set to go down in flames on Capitol Hill and as Biden’s massive social spending package remains stalled. The East Room event will offer Biden an opportunity to spotlight his accomplishments before a national audience, and he was sure to highlight the bipartisan infrastructure law enacted on his watch, a roaring economy and the country’s progress against COVID-19. Still, it is a perilous time for Biden: The nation is gripped by another disruptive surge of virus cases and...
    Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Honduras for the inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro in an effort to 'address the root causes' of illegal immigration. The trip is part of Harris' effort to 'deepen the partnership' between the US and Honduras to combat corruption and migration, as well as advance economic growth, the White House announced Tuesday.  Harris, 57, was tasked by President Joe Biden last year to lead the nation's border crisis response and has faced widespread criticisms over her efforts within the role. Republicans have mockingly nicknamed her the 'border czar' while also accusing her of being uninterested in actually visiting the US-Mexico border.   Since being named as the point person on the migrant crisis in March, Harris has visited the southern border just once, last June, when she spent a few hours in El Paso, Texas, before jetting off to her $5million Los Angeles mansion. Meanwhile, illegal crossings at the border have skyrocketed since Biden took office.  Customs and Border Protection data shows agents have encountered more than 1.75 million migrants illegally crossing or attempting to seek...
    (CNN)As he walked through the front gate of the White House complex last year for the first time as President, Joe Biden declared it felt like "going home." If the presidency seemed then like a natural fit for a 50-year creature of Washington, today its limits are leading to a reckoning over expectations and ambitions in a country as exhausted, angry and divided as ever.Biden enters the second year of his term with one of the lowest approval ratings of a modern-day president, depleted of the political capital and sense of confidence that followed him into office. A sense of normalcy returned to the White House following the whiplash of Donald Trump's presidency, but a string of setbacks -- at home and abroad -- have eroded the air of competence that once surrounded a President and his team, who have spent most of their lives in government and campaigned for the job on a pledge of restoring order.On most days since January 20, 2021, the President has arrived at the Oval Office early in the morning, peppered his team with...
    (CNN)If President Joe Biden's only task in his solo press conference on Wednesday was restoring his battered political standing, it would be daunting enough. But the President will arrive in the East Room at a moment of national exhaustion and drained morale as the coronavirus pandemic heads into a third year, amid a sense that events at home and abroad are cascading out of control and that vicious ideological divides could tear America apart. The country has not been as ideologically estranged for generations. Two big blocks of Americans believe everything that they think their nation stands for could be ripped away. Biden was elected to slake the poison, bridge divides and solve problems. But in his first year in office, political bitterness has deepened, partly because of ex-President Donald Trump's corrosive and dangerous campaign to destroy American democracy. And Biden's interpretation of tiny Democratic mandates in Congress might have delighted liberals but it has prompted some who saw him as a moderate to wonder whether they misjudged him.In such an atmosphere, the President is under pressure to do more...
    Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Honduras this month to attend the inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro and to address matters including migration, a challenge which she was picked to tackle head-on by President Joe Biden. The plans for the trip come roughly a month after Harris revealed commitments by businesses and social enterprises totaling $1.2 billion to help develop Central America, which is "part of her role addressing the root causes of migration from Central America," according to the White House. "Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the Presidential Delegation to Honduras to attend the January 27 inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro. The Vice President’s visit will further the commitment she and President-elect Castro made during their December 10 phone call to deepen the partnership between the United States and Honduras and work together to advance economic growth, combat corruption, and address the root causes of migration," Sabrina Singh, deputy press secretary for the vice president, said in a statement Tuesday. THE LEFT IS TRYING TO ERASE THE MEANING OF CITIZENSHIP Castro, the...
    Fox News contributor Lara Trump complained on Hannity Tuesday night that President Joe Biden is taking too many vacations. Some Republicans and reporters have criticized Biden for his frequent trips back home to Wilmington, Delaware, which is a 25-minute flight from Washington, D.C. “I’m old enough to remember when we had a president who worked all day, every day for the American people,” said Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law by way of Eric. “And by the way, he took no salary. Of course, I’m talking about president Donald Trump,” she said for anyone who could not figure that out. Of course, Trump famously spent much time away from the White House, often at properties he owned. During his presidency, he reportedly visited golf properties around 150 times while playing golf at least 298 times on those visits. On average, that’s one visit to a golf property every 10 days, and one round of golf every five days. Lara Trump then claimed Biden has been vacationing for a quarter of his presidency. “I remember when the press and the Democrats would go crazy if...
    One of President Biden's biggest cheerleaders in the media is now sounding the alarm as the commander in chief has faced months of political blunders and devastating polls.  Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, declared in the headline of her column on Tuesday, "Biden needs a reset," before providing advice for the White House and Democrats.  MSNBC'S CHUCK TODD SHOCKED BY BIDEN POLLING HITTING ‘NEW BOTTOM’: ‘MY GOODNESS!’ "If the economy is strong, inflation is down and the pandemic is largely in the rearview mirror, Democrats have a fighting chance," Rubin wrote. "But if the economy and the pandemic are headed in the wrong direction, Democrats are cooked. As such, Biden’s failures now threaten to dwarf his accomplishments, which is why the president is facing Democrats’ rising hysteria about this year’s midterm elections." Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin. (NBCUniversal via Getty Images) (William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images) The liberal pundit warned readers to "Be prepared to hear a lot about a ‘reboot’ or ‘reset'' before citing Democrat comebacks after suffering big losses in 1994 and 2010.  "The question...
    President BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE’s first-year average approval rating was 48.9 percent, according to Gallup, which ranked lower than many other presidents but remained higher than his predecessor, former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE. Gallup polled Biden’s approval rating at 13 separate occasions over the course of his first year in office, with an average of 48.9 percent of respondents giving him a positive report. The president entered office with a strong approval rating of 57 percent in January 2021, according to Gallup. Between January and early August his approval rating ranged between 57 percent and 49 percent, a time when COVID-19 cases were on the decline as more Americans got vaccinated. By the end of August, however, the Biden's approval rating took a turn, notably around...
    NEWLY-unveiled wax figures of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at Madame Tussauds are causing a stir online. Madame Tussauds New York revealed the wax sculptures on Tuesday with the unveiling timed to line up with the inaugural anniversary on January 20. 6A wax figure of President Joe Biden was unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York on TuesdayCredit: The Mega Agency 6The unveiling came ahead of the inaugural anniversary on January 20Credit: EPA 6A wax figure of Vice President Kamala Harris is also portrayed in a historic move for the museumCredit: The Mega Agency 6Harris (pictured) is the first vice president to be featured alongside a US president at the museumCredit: The Mega Agency The wax museum in Time Square features sculptures for each of the United States presidents but this is the first time a vice president has been featured, making the unveiling a historic move for the museum. "Not only has Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first woman, first black person, and first Asian American Vice President, but she is making history – her-story...
    MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration has chosen Los Angeles to host a summit of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean that is a key part of its outreach to a region increasingly being courted by U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China. The Summit of the Americas, to take place the week of June 6, will focus on defending democracy and human rights in the Western Hemisphere as well as addressing irregular migration, climate change and efforts to ensure equitable growth as the region emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior congressional aide briefed by the State Department told The Associated Press. It’s the first time the U.S. is hosting the key regional gathering since 1994, when President Bill Clinton hosted regional leaders in Miami to push for a free trade agreement stretching from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. But with that ambitious goal abandoned long ago amid a rise in leftist, anti-American politics in several parts of the region, many experts have questioned the need for an expensive gathering of more than 30 heads of state...
    Everyone in politics is thrilled by the prospect of failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s political comeback, a CNN op-ed author, Michael D’Antonio, claimed Tuesday. While Donald Trump defeated Hillary by a sweeping 77 electoral college votes, CNN published an op-ed that alleged “everyone in the political world,” including Democrats and Republicans, are “excited by the prospect” of Hillary returning to politics: While the mere mention of the Clintons in the context of another presidential campaign offends some and inspires others, everyone in the political world has a reason to be excited by the prospect. Among her supporters, there must be millions who have recovered from the heartbreak of 2016 and are ready to back her again. Among those who oppose her, the chance to resume battle against the woman they love to hate must surely send hearts racing. D’Antonio projected that if Hillary were to run in 2024, her ambition would grant her the ascendancy of other politicians like “Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, the first president Bush — who lost either primary or general elections and came back to win the...
    Vice President Kamala Harris has reportedly struggled to define herself as vice president after failing to fulfill political promises in 2021. After conducting two difficult political resets in two months, Harris is taking heat for failing to enact the destruction of election integrity measures, among other “difficult” initiatives assigned by President Biden, the Associated Press reported. In a rare rebuke from the establishment media, the AP printed and the Washington Post republished a story entitled, “Harris still struggling to define herself one year in VP job”: Both White House press secretary Jen Psaki and Harris aides had no clear answer when asked why the vice president didn’t join Biden in the meeting. It was yet another example of the difficulty Harris has faced throughout her first year in office, as she’s struggled to define herself and her role. Harris has grappled with an expansive portfolio of difficult assignments, fielded questions about her relationship with the president and faced what allies say is unprecedented scrutiny for a vice president — without, some worry, adequate support from the White House. The AP’s story...
    WASHINGTON —  Los Angeles has been chosen by the Biden administration to host this year’s Summit of the Americas, a key gathering that U.S. officials hope will help mend diplomatic fences in the Western Hemisphere, officials familiar with the decision said. The White House is expected to announce later Tuesday that the meeting — to be held on U.S. soil for the second time since the forum was created nearly three decades ago — will take place in early June in Los Angeles. The administration is expected to cite the city’s “deep and robust” ties throughout the hemisphere as one of the reasons it was selected, according to a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter ahead of the formal announcement. President Biden will attend the meeting. Former President Trump skipped the last summit, which was held in Peru in 2018. The summit is scheduled to convene every three years, though it was delayed this time by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the Biden administration, holding the meeting in Los...
    Ahead of President Joe Biden’s first press conference of 2022 on Wednesday, CNN’s John King derided the president for how few press conferences he has done in his first year in office. “President Biden holds a rare news conference tomorrow to reflect on his first year in office and to look ahead to the second,” King said on CNN Tuesday. “I say rare because take a look. Mister Biden holds far fewer formal press conferences than did the three presidents who came before him,” King added, showing a graphic. The graphic noted that Biden has only held nine press conferences in his first year. Former President Donald Trump held twenty-one, while President Barack Obama held sixteen, and George W. Bush held fourteen. “The president hits the one-year mark with slumping poll numbers and rising frustration within his Democratic Party,” King concluded before moving onto a segment about Biden’s struggles. Watch above via CNN Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com
    Fox News host Dan Bongino warned that "it is going to get worse before it gets better" in the United States as President Biden appears to be politically floundering ahead of his one-year anniversary in office. Bongino said Tuesday on "The Dan Bongino Show" on Fox Nation and Westwood One that when former President Bill Clinton faced cratering approval in the early part of his first term because of his far-left policies like "HillaryCare", the Arkansas Democrat made a calculation and tacked to the political center prior to his 1996 reelection. Instead, Biden is doubling down on far-left politics, including issuing a verbal "appeal" to private companies to stop what he believes to be "misinformation" – which Bongino said shows the president is "not hiding it anymore" in terms of his true politics. "Joe Biden, the PINO – president in name only – is making a quote 'special appeal to private companies'," he said. He added that Biden had no issue with Big Tech and the mainstream media stifling coverage of his son, Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings, specifically the...
    ARE we about to go to war with Russia? The chances are still slim. Not least for the reasons that have existed since the Cold War. Which is that nuclear-armed states do not like to go to war with each other. 4Are we about to go to war with Russia? 4Two things have happened in recent weeks that have made the likelihood increasingly likely But two things have happened in recent weeks that have made the likelihood of some type of conflict increasingly likely. The first is that Russian troops and other military hardwear have been amassing on the Russian side of its border with the Ukraine. Dictator-for-life Vladimir Putin did the same thing with Crimea seven years ago. In 2014, taking advantage of a weak Democrat President in Washington, in the form of Barack Obama, Putin sent his thugs in and took a piece of land he had always considered his. Global disorder He did the same thing in 2008, when he provoked a war with Georgia and stole the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Each time Putin...
    Win McNamee/Getty Images) Dick Morris has gazed into his crystal ball and concluded that there is a strong chance Hillary Clinton will make a third run for president, a week after she was first floated as a potential candidate. Doug Schoen and Andrew Stein co-authored an op-ed last week in the Wall Street Journal in which the duo floated the former first lady and secretary of state as a “viable” replacement for Biden in 2024. The article was quickly dismissed by serious people. But could there be a fire smoldering under the smoke created by Schoen and Stein? Probably not. But Morris, whose predictions almost never come to fruition, thinks there is a “good chance” she faces off against former President Donald Trump in a rematch of 2016. Morris joined WABC’s John Catsimatidis earlier this week to share a prognostication about the 2024 election. The former advisor to President Bill Clinton told Catsimatidis he is not ready to rule out a rematch. Morris claimed: Hillary has set up a brilliant, brilliant strategy that nobody else is able to...
    The White House raised more concerns about the future of Ukraine on Tuesday, as Russians amass troops at the border. White House press secretary Jen Psaki raised the alarm during the daily briefing. “We believe we’re now at a stage where Russia could at any point launch an attack on Ukraine,” Psaki said. “I would say that’s more stark than we have been.” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says Russia could attack Ukraine at “any point.” (AFP) President Biden has repeatedly talked tough with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Ukraine, but tensions continue to rise over Russia’s decision to deploy troops in the region. U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing a series of veteran-related bills at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on November 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) Psaki said the Biden administration would continue exploring ways to deter Putin from acting in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) “President Putin has created this crisis by...
    The White House announced Tuesday President Joe Biden’s website for Americans to request free coronavirus tests was now live. Officials said the website, covidtests.gov, was live but still remained in the beta phase of the programming and testing process. The president expects to officially launch the website on Wednesday as he also plans to hold an official press conference at the White House to mark his upcoming one-year anniversary as president. Families can request four free coronavirus tests on the website after putting in their name and address. The government will begin shipping the test within 7-12 days, according to a notice on the website. White House press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged during the daily briefing that the website was live, but only operating in a limited capacity. “We can’t guarantee there won’t be a bug or two,” she said. Biden is struggling to catch up on testing, despite being in charge of the pandemic for a year as president. Joe Biden replaces the mask he wears. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Many Americans trying to travel and gather with...
    “The 2022 midterm elections are now 294 days away, and Republicans maintain a strong lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress,” notes Rasmussen Reports. “[I]f the elections for Congress were held today, 48% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 39% would vote for the Democrat,” the pollster reported. “Just four percent (4%) would vote for some other candidate, but another nine percent (9%) are not sure.” Rasmussen showed these same results back in December. Rasmussen is not only one of the most respectable and reliable pollsters out there and has been for two decades; these results track with what we see everywhere. To begin with, His Fraudulency Joe Biden’s approval rating sits in the low 40s, while his disapproval rating is in the 50s. On top of that, Gallup just released a poll that showed a 14 point swing to Republicans over 2021. Other pollsters show the generic ballot closer, but those pollsters are not as reliable as Rasmussen. What’s more, history has shown us that the Republican party can enjoy sweeping victories...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) reportedly will not kowtow to former President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported about the media’s drummed-up feud between the two stalwart Republicans. While the establishment media are looking to misdirect readers from President Joe Biden’s 33 percent approval rating and his subsequent failures with “remarks made for irresistible headlines,” the Times joined other media outlets in creating “tensions” between Trump and DeSantis. The Times reported DeSantis’s friends believe Trump has an “expectation” that DeSantis should “bend the knee” to Trump’s likely 2024 presidential bid. But bending the knee, the governor’s friends reportedly stated, “is asking too much.” The reporting by the Times on the “tensions” comes after Trump reportedly trashed DeSantis as a 2024 primary opponent, dubbing him a “dull personality” with “no personal charisma” and without a chance of winning. Establishment media rumors suggest DeSantis responded on Friday to Trump’s comments via a podcast, where he noted “the Covid lockdowns former President Donald Trump encouraged early in the coronavirus pandemic,” NBC News reported. Both Trump and DeSantis have reportedly stated the drama between the two...
    This is a rush transcript from "Special Report," January 14, 2022. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)JOHN KIRBY, PENTAGON PRESS SECRETARY: We have information that they have prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct what we call a false flag operation, an operation designed to look like an attack on them or their people -- or Russian speaking people in Ukraine.JAKE SULLIVAN, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: At this point, we are ready either way. If Russia wants to continue on the path of diplomacy, we are ready to continue on it. If Russia wants to move forward with a military escalation, we are ready to respond.(END VIDEO CLIP)BAIER: A major cyberattack in Ukraine today believed to be at the hands of the Russians. Meantime, if you talk to intel folks or Defense officials, privately they'll tonight they feel more confident that Russia is going into Ukraine. Here is how "The New York Times" writes it, "Russian President Vladimir Putin's extraordinary new demands and threats following his military buildup on the borders...