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Biden to ship newest State of the Union on Thursday

President Joe Biden will search to put out the case for his re-election and deal with a spread of urgent points each home and worldwide when he delivers his newest State of the Union deal with to a joint-session of Congress on Thursday night.

The Democrat is anticipated to tout his achievements within the White House, allay considerations about his age and warn of the risk to democracy posed by Donald Trump and hard-right Republicans throughout the nation as he readies for a vital election yr.

The president’s deal with is more likely to cowl the financial restoration and infrastructure wins he has overseen from the Oval Office and have a name for better cooperation within the House of Representatives on spending offers to avert one other looming authorities shutdown and to resolve the unlawful immigration disaster on the southern border.

He can be anticipated to emphasize the necessity for worldwide unity within the face of conflicts raging in Ukraine and Gaza.

House speaker Mike Johnson has in the meantime mentioned he has despatched a “very clear” message to his fellow Republicans to “turn the temperature down” and present “decorum” to keep away from among the extra raucous scenes of latest years.


Biden prepared for 2020 rematch, say insiders

Here’s Andrew Feinberg on Team Biden’s quiet confidence that the president will have the ability to flip his incumbency into an electoral benefit between now and the 5 November election.

Joe Sommerlad7 March 2024 17:50


Biden will order US forces to construct ‘emergency’ support seaport on Gaza coast

President Joe Biden is ready to order US forces on an “emergency” mission that may see them assemble a seaport on the Gaza coast to permit a brand new inflow of much-needed humanitarian support into the territory amid the persevering with Israeli conflict on Hamas.

A senior administration official mentioned Mr Biden will announce the brand new support mission on Thursday night when he delivers his annual State of the Union deal with to a joint session of Congress.

The official mentioned Mr Biden will inform Congress that he’s “directing the US military to lead an emergency mission to establish a port in the Mediterranean on the Gaza coast that can receive large ships carrying food, water, medicine, and temporary shelters”.

“This is an initiative that will get underway here when the President makes the announcement and issues the orders,” the official mentioned, including later that the constructing of a bespoke short-term seaport in Gaza is a part of persevering with efforts to “get life saving humanitarian aid into Gaza to alleviate the suffering of innocent Palestinians who have nothing to do with Hamas”.

Andrew Feinberg7 March 2024 17:43


Trump thanks McConnell for endorsement regardless of previous animosity

On Truth Social, Trump stored it brief and candy in thanking the outgoing Senate minority chief for his help.

The veteran Republican’s resolution didn’t come with out its justifiable share of awkward questions on Capitol Hill, nonetheless.

Here’s Gustaf Kilander’s report.

Joe Sommerlad7 March 2024 17:20


Stefanik ridiculed for claiming US was higher off throughout Covid: ‘Do these people have amnesia?’

Trump vice presidential wannabe Elise Stefanik is rightly being ridiculed for claiming on Wednesday that the US was “better off” 4 years in the past on the daybreak of the Covid-19 pandemic that killed tens of 1000’s of individuals and slammed the planet into lockdown.

Kelly Rissman has this report on her witless grandstanding because the House of Representatives handed a $460bn bundle of spending payments to maintain the cash flowing to key federal companies by means of the rest of the price range yr.

Joe Sommerlad7 March 2024 16:50


State of the Union: Nikki Haley’s 2016 GOP rebuttal resurfaces

Ready for a throwback to an easier, gentler time?

Well I’m unsure that 2016 qualifies however here’s a resurfaced clip of a youthful Nikki Haley, then governor of South Carolina, delivering the Republican rebuttal to Barack Obama’s last State of the Union deal with.

Unfortunately, the “loudest voice in the room” drowned her out but once more simply yesterday.

Joe Sommerlad7 March 2024 16:20


State of the Union: Biden will get recommendation on speech from Hollywood’s ‘presidents’

The president has been on Zoom with quite a lot of actors who’ve performed American presidents in motion pictures, together with Morgan Freeman (Deep Impact), Geena Davis (Commander in Chief) and Michael Douglas (The American President), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), to get their recommendation on how finest to ship his speech tonight.

Joe Sommerlad7 March 2024 15:50


Trump makes belated attraction to Haley supporters – in competitors with Biden

Also over on the previous president’s social media channel, he’s been deriding Nikki Haley after she lastly dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination yesterday and belatedly making an attraction to her supporters, whom he has beforehand labored fairly arduous to alienate – because the Never Trump marketing campaign advert under helpfully illustrates.

President Biden additionally wasted no time in providing dissatisfied Haley boosters a house yesterday.

Here’s extra on the carve up from Gustaf Kilander.

Joe Sommerlad7 March 2024 15:20


Watch stay: Federal Reserve chief Powell questioned by Senate committee

You can watch a stay feed of Fed boss Jerome Powell taking questions from senators on the US financial system under through IndyTV’s YouTube channel.

Joe Sommerlad7 March 2024 14:50


State of the Union: Senator Katie Britt to ship Republican response

The youngest Republican lady to serve within the Senate will ship the response to President Biden’s State of the Union deal with as we speak.

Alabama Senator Katie Britt is ready to offer the remarks – a rebuttal speech to the president’s deal with made by the opposing social gathering – which she has promised might be a “candid discussion about the future of our nation”.

Joe Sommerlad7 March 2024 13:50


State of the Union: Family of US hostages held by Hamas to attend

Family members of Americans held hostage by Hamas are anticipated to attend president Joe Biden’s State of the Union deal with tonight as he faces mounting strain over his dealing with of the battle.

“It’s a living hell. A living hell from the moment you get up in the morning until you go to bed,” Jonathan Dekel-Chen, father of American hostage Sagui Dekel-Chen, advised NBC News.

He is hopeful that his presence within the Capitol will remind Americans of the horrific state of affairs of the hostages, as they proceed efforts to safe their launch.

Joe Sommerlad7 March 2024 12:50