Biden latest news: GOP mocked for hypocrisy on president’s cheat sheet ‘as Trump asks Russia for Hunter

Biden stands by Putin’s removal comment but insists he’s not changing policy

More than a century after such legislation was first introduced, President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill to make lynching a federal hate crime, condemning the “pure terror to enforce the lie that not everyone belongs in America, not everyone is created equal. ”

Meanwhile, as the president refused to back down from saying Russian President Vladimir Putin could not remain in power, a photo of a list of “tough Putin Q&A talking points” he was carrying at a press conference emerged.

Republicans have mocked Mr Biden for using notes and said it is a sign of “cognitive decline” have been accused of hypocrisy given that Donald Trump also carried notes. The former president has also restoked the right’s obsession with the current president’s son, making the extraordinary request in the midst of a war for Mr Putin to dig up dirt on Hunter Biden’s relationship with Russian oligarchs.

Meanwhile, Mr Biden has unveiled his budget proposal for 2023. It calls for lower federal deficits, more money for law enforcement, and greater funding for education, public health, and housing. Included is a proposal for a minimum tax on the super-rich that could hit Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to the tune of $ 50bn and $ 35bn respectively.

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GOP seizes on Biden’s cheat notes as sign of cognitive decline … but Trump did the same

Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul argued that President Joe Biden’s use of notes during press conferences is a sign of cognitive decline despite former President Donald Trump doing the same during some public appearances.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 05:30

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Fox news Nost slams Biden for making lynching a hate crime

Fox News anchor Jesse Watters went on a tirade against Joe Biden for signing a bill into law to classify lynching as a federal hate crime, saying it is a waste of time.

“Instead of tackling inflation or the border, our president signed a bill to classify lynching as a hate crime,” said Mr Watters. “How is this our top priority right now? Nobody has been lynched in America for decades. ”

His claims that there had been no incidents of lynching in America in decades came as there are eight suspected lynchings of Black men in Mississippi since 2000 alone, although the US did not see state-level lynching convictions since the 1980s.

On Tuesday, Mr Biden condemned the lynchings saying they are “pure terror to enforce the lie that not everyone belongs in America, not everyone is created equal.”

The law was signed more than a century after such legislation was first introduced.

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‘Hate never goes away, it only hides’

More than a century after such legislation was first introduced, President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill to make lynching a federal hate crime, condemning the “pure terror to enforce the lie that not everyone belongs in America, not everyone is created equal. ”

The president signed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act – named after the Black teenager whose murder in 1955 reflected Jim Crow-era violence that galvanized the Civil Rights movement – at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden surrounded by civil rights advocates and Black legislators .

“From the bullets in the back of Ahmaud Arbery, to countless acts of violence, countless victims both known and unknown… racial hate is not an old problem, it’s a persistent problem,” the president said on 29 March. “Hate never goes away. It only hides, it hides under the rocks. Given just a little bit of oxygen it comes roaring back out, screaming. What stops it is all of us, not a few. ”

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 04:59

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White House skeptics say Ukraine negotiation means ‘redeployment and not withdrawal’

White House communications director Kate Bedingfield expressed skepticism over Russia’s announcement that it would scale back military operations near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv during negotiation talks in Turkey.

She says the Biden administration views any movement of Russian forces as a “redeployment and not a withdrawal” and “no one should be fooled by Russia’s announcement.”

“The world should be prepared for a major offensive against other areas of Ukraine,” Ms Bedingfield said. “Everyone should expect that we are going to continue to see attacks across Ukraine.”

Shweta Sharma30 March 2022 04:48

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Durbin rails against GOP lawmakers ‘only scoring points on the QAnon website’ in SCOTUS hearing

Mr Durbin, who also serves as Senate majority whip, made the remarks on Tuesday when discussing Ms Jackson’s confirmation hearing during Democrats’ weekly press conference. He was quick to add that most Republicans conducted themselves properly.

Eric Garcia reports for The Independent from Capitol Hill.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 04:15

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White House: ‘No one should be fooled by Russia’s announcement’ on troop movements

The White House says Biden’s remark in Poland this weekend about Putin not being able to remain in power was not raised during the president’s call with Europeans leaders Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz, Mario Draghi, and Boris Johnson.

Communications director Kate Bedingfield says the White House defers to the Ukrainians to discuss the specifics of the negotiations with Russia that are currently underway.

She also echoes the Pentagon’s line on Russia’s troop moves, saying that any movement of Russian forces away from Kyiv is a redeployment, not a withdrawal.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 03:30

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Biden’s tax on super-rich could cost Elon Musk $ 50bn and Jeff Bezos $ 35bn

President Joe Biden’s “Billionaire Minimum Income Tax” in the fiscal year 2023’s budget proposal could create bills of $ 215bn (£ 164bn) among the country’s top ten billionaires.

The proposal to impose higher taxes on the wealthy was part of the Biden administration’s budget blueprint released on Monday that calls for lower federal deficits, more money for police and greater funding for education, public health and housing.

The proposal “eliminates the inefficient sheltering of income for decades or generations,” the White House said.

Sravasti Dasgupta reports.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 02:45

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In the midst of Russian war in Ukraine, Trump still asking for dirt on Hunter Biden

Five years and eight months after he asked Russia to release damaging information on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump still hopes Russia is listening even in the midst of its attack on Ukraine.

In an interview with right-wing publication Just the NewsMr Trump said Russian President Vladimir Putin should release information about a Russian widow’s investment into a company Republicans claim is connected to Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s younger and sole surviving son.

Andrew Feinberg reports on the latest in the right’s continuing obsession with Mr Biden.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 02:00

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Readout of Biden’s Ukraine update call with UK, Germany, France, Italy



President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France, Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom. The leaders affirmed their determination to continue raising costs on Russia for its brutal attacks in Ukraine, as well as to continue supplying Ukraine with security assistance to defend itself against this unjustified and unprovoked assault. They reviewed their efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the millions affected by the violence, both inside Ukraine and seeking refuge in other countries, and underscored the need for humanitarian access to civilians in Mariupol. They also discussed the importance of supporting stable energy markets in light of current disruptions due to sanctions.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 01:15

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Clarence Thomas should resign or be impeached says AOC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the small but growing list of Democratic lawmakers calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ resignation on Tuesday as the blowback continues over text messages the justice’s wife sent a top Trump official.

Oliver O’Connell30 March 2022 00:30

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