Wednesday, July 28

President Joe Biden

Approval Ratings, COVID-19 vaccine, Economy & Markets, Politics, President Joe Biden, US Presidency

Biden job approval rating drops to 50% in Gallup poll, his lowest to date, though he remains in positive territory

President Joe Biden's job approval rating has dropped to 50%, a new low. However, some erosion was expected and Biden still has a positive favorability rating. Biden's first-quarter job approval rating averaged 56%, while his second-quarter average was 53.3%. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. Pr...
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‘It’s not a Trump rally’: Biden responds to being heckled while campaigning for former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia

President Biden was heckled while appearing at a rally for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The disturbance was fueled by opposition to an oil pipeline, according to The Associated Press. McAuliffe, who served as governor from 2014 to 2018, is seeking to reclaim his old job this fall. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Biden administration cancels border wall contracts covering a 31-mile section in Texas

The Biden DHS is canceling two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector of the US-Mexico border. After taking office in January, President Biden paused ongoing border wall construction. Biden's 2022 budget proposal allocates $1.2 billion for border infrastructure, sans wall funding. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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A White House official and a Pelosi aide both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending same reception

A White House official and an aide to Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID-19, per Axios. The Pelosi aide led a group of Texas state Democratic legislators around the Capitol this week. The White House official and the Pelosi aide attended the same reception last week. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. A Biden White House official and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID-19, according to Axios.The Pelosi aide led a group of Texas state Democratic legislators, who had fled the Lone Star State for Washington, DC, to deny Republicans a quorum on a restrictive voting bill...
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These 5 key numbers are currently defining the Biden presidency from unemployment to vaccinations

President Joe Biden will mark six months in office on July 20. Biden enjoys unified control of government, but the Senate still has its complications. The administration has focused on battling COVID-19 and is strategizing how to continue the fight. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. On July 20, President Joe Biden will have been in office for six months.Since their January inauguration, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been met with a host of challenges, most notably the coronavirus pandemic, which, since last year, has upended life as we know it.However, on a range of issues, from steering a largel...
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Lindsey Graham floats Senate GOP leaving Washington, DC to deny a quorum for Democratic infrastructure bill

Lindsey Graham floated the idea of ​​Senate Republicans skipping town to deny Democrats a quorum. Graham is incensed over the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that Democrats want to pass via reconciliation. The senator said he was taking a page from the playbook of Texas House Democrats, who left the state to block a GOP voting bill. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Biden says Hong Kong is’deteriorating,’ and the administration is set to release an advisory for US businesses on the situation

At a White House press briefing on Thursday, Biden said the situation in Hong Kong is "deteriorating." The White House is set to issue a business advisory — expected Friday — for US companies. China has been clamping down on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. See more stories on Insider's business page. At a White House press briefing on Thursday, President Joe Biden said the situation in Hong Kong is "deteriorating" and said the administration is set to issue a business advisory — expected Friday — "as to what may happen" in Hong Kong."Let me talk about the business advisory," Biden said. "The situation in Hong Kong is deteriorat...
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How some families can get stimulus checks worth up to $3,200 in backpay through Biden’s child tax credit rollout

This week, the parents of about 60 million American kids will receive their first monthly child tax credit payment. The new policy offers an opportunity for eligible parents and non-parents to get stimulus payments they missed. These individuals would be eligible for all three stimulus checks, amounting to $3,200 in federal relief. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Donald Trump, Election Results, Mitt Romney, Politics, President Joe Biden, Republican Party

Romney’felt a pit in his stomach’ at’surprisingly good’ early Trump election night numbers, book says

Sen. Mitt Romney predicted a Trump election win early on election night, per a new book. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, took note of Biden's less robust performance in Florida. Romney did not cast a ballot for Trump in either of the Republican's presidential campaigns. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Congress, Politics, President Joe Biden, Voting Rights

In his first major voting rights speech, Biden to denounce GOP’s bills as’un-American’ restrictions’grounded in autocracy’

Biden will call voting laws'grounded in autocracy' and'un-American' in a Tuesday address. The president's planned address in Philadelphia is his first major voting rights speech. Biden is facing mounting pressure from voting rights activists to take more forceful action. LoadingSomething is loading. ...