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President Biden, Trump to go to US-Mexico border

President Joe Biden and Donald Trump each visited the southern border on Thursday in an try and seize the narrative round immigration forward of their presidential match-up later this yr.

The duelling visits by the 2 presumptive nominees comply with what border officers have referred to as a report variety of folks crossing the US-Mexico border, with Republican states sending 1000’s of migrants to Democratic-run cities.

Mr Trump visited migrant hotspot Eagle Pass and in a speech accused the Biden administration of failing to guard the border in a rambling speech, filled with falsehoods and weird turns of phrase.

Mr Biden, in the meantime, addressed the wildfires elsewhere within the state earlier than telling Republicans in Congress to develop a backbone and move the bipartisan immigration and border safety invoice. The president additionally invited Mr Trump to hitch him to push the laws by means of.

In Washington, the race to switch Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is underway following his announcement that he’ll retire. Senator John Cornyn was first to announce his intentions.

Finally, House GOP lawmakers are scrambling to attempt to justify the premise for his or her flailing Biden impeachment inquiry after yesterday’s deposition by Hunter Biden. Doubts over its prospects are rising.

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Biden challenges Trump to ‘join me’ as he urges Congress to move border invoice

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 23:05

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Trump pushes lie that ‘no one speaks languages’ of migrants in wild border speech

Both Mr Trump and President Joe Biden held duelling marketing campaign journeys to the southern border on Thursday in an try and seize the narrative round immigration.

The former president, talking from Eagle Pass, Texas, wildly claimed that there have been “millions of people from places unknown” coming into the US that “don’t speak languages”.

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 22:55

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Every member of Congress who isn’t in search of re-election in 2024

If a presidential election yr wasn’t sufficient in Washington DC, this yr may even see a variety of new faces in Congress, as many members have determined to not search re-election, with many citing frustration with the chambers’ productiveness as their cause for stepping down.

Seven Senators and 42 Representatives have introduced their intentions to step down from their present submit in 2024, with some operating for various elected positions and others leaving politics altogether. Some of these might nonetheless run for his or her present seats if they don’t win major elections.

The mass Congressional exodus consists of a number of controversial seats, which might alter the management of every chamber and quite a few Committee chairs.

Here is a listing of each member of Congress who has introduced that they received’t search re-election in 2024:

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 22:45

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Trump waves to folks in Mexico chanting his title

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 22:11

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Biden urges Trump to hitch him in passing bipartisan border invoice

Closing out his border speech in Brownsville, Joe Biden famous that Donald Trump was additionally within the state visiting the southern border at Eagle Pass.

“Here’s what i would say to Mr Trump, ‘Instead of playing politics with the issue, join me, or I’ll join you, in telling Congress to pass this bill.’”

Biden asks Trump to hitch him in passing bipartisan border invoice: ‘We can do it collectively’

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 22:00

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Earlier: Lloyd Austin grilled by Republicans over ‘embarrassment’ of dealing with of secret hospital keep

John Bowden experiences from Washington, DC:

Republicans accused Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin of inflicting a world “embarrassment” on Thursday at a polarised listening to of the House Armed Services Committee referred to as to look at the communications breakdown ensuing from Mr Austin’s current hospitalisation.

Mr Austin maintained that command and management authority had all the time been within the arms of an applicable authority throughout his hospital keep whereas admitting to responsibilty for a failure to correctly notify the White House, Congress, and the American public when his duties had been discharged to a deputy.

The US defence chief, 70, underwent remedy for prostate most cancers after being hospitalised on 1 January. He was launched after a roughly two-week keep, and later underwent a second, shorter go to to Walter Reed Medical Center in February for a “bladder issue”. His first hospital keep developed into a clumsy scenario for the White House because it was revealed that President Joe Biden and nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan had not been notified that Mr Austin was within the hospital till a number of days had handed.

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 22:00

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Biden says border desperately wants extra sources

President Joe Biden talking on the Brownsville Border Patrol Station, says he spoke with border brokers on the US-Mexico border: “They told me what they you already know and we already know— they desperately need more resources. Say it again: they desperately need more resources.”

The president mentioned it was time for Speaker Mike Johnson and Republicans in Congress to “show a little spine”.

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 21:55

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Biden begins remarks by addressing Texas wildfires

President Joe Biden started his remarks on the southern border at Brownsville, Texas, by addressing the large wildfires within the north of the state.

“The idea that there’s no such thing as climate change — I love that, man. I love some of my Neanderthal friends who still think there’s no climate change.”

Here’s what it’s good to know concerning the fires:

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 21:51

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Watch: Fox News cuts Trump speech to fact-check 2020 election declare

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 21:46

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Trump repeats declare migrants coming from ‘prisons’ and ‘insane asylums’

In December, the previous president mentioned: “They’re poisoning the blood of the country. That’s what they’ve done … They poison mental institutions and prisons all over the world. Not just in South America. Not just the three or four countries we think about. But all over the world they’re coming into our country, from Africa, from Asia.”

Today on the southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas, Mr Trump had this to say about the place migrants have been coming from:

Oliver O’Connell29 February 2024 21:42

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-biden-border-immigration-news-b2504927.html