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President Joe Biden’s re-election marketing campaign raked in an additional $21m in donations in February, in keeping with its newest report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, closing out the month with $71m in money available.

That means the Biden marketing campaign and the Democratic National Committee collectively have an estimated $97.5m in money proper now, greater than twice the $44.8m Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have within the financial institution.

President Biden is anticipated to make use of a few of that cash to ramp up his spending on assault adverts in opposition to his rival, who stays embroiled in controversy as he fights for a return to the White House whereas battling 4 prison indictments.

In much less optimistic information for the incumbent, Mr Trump has taken a slender polling lead in 4 key battleground states – Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada and Arizona – in keeping with the newest Marist survey.

Meanwhile, the newest Republican-led Biden impeachment inquiry listening to within the House of Representatives descended into farcical territory at instances on Wednesday, with testimony incessantly extra targeted on alleged impeachable offences from the Trump presidency than his successor’s as Democrats pressured chair James Comer to lastly produce his proof of wrongdoing.


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Oliver O’Connell21 March 2024 20:45


GOP lawmakers object to ‘morally dubious’ IVF being provided to veterans

A quartet of Republicans need the Department of Veterans Affairs to elucidate a latest determination to supply In Vitro Fertilisation companies to veterans who’re single or in same-sex relationships, citing “a plethora of ethical concerns and questions” raised by the announcement.

In a letter to VA Secretary Denis McDonough, Representatives Matt Rosendale, Bob Good, Mary Miller and Josh Brecheen name IVF — a process through which human embryos are fertilised in a laboratory setting and implanted in a lady’s uterus — “morally dubious” and say it “should not be subsidised by the American taxpayer”.

Andrew Feinberg has the complete report:

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2024 20:24


Biden trolls Trump: ‘Donald, I’m sorry I can’t enable you to’

President Joe Biden on Wednesday joked about his 2024 election opponent’s outsized authorized troubles when he invoked former president Donald Trump’s issues to find a bond to safe a virtually half-billion greenback judgment in opposition to him as he addressed a crowd of supporters at a fundraiser in Dallas, Texas.

Mr Biden, who was on the second day of a three-day journey to a number of Western states, instructed attendees on the marketing campaign occasion that an individual had approached him to speak a couple of excessive debt burden.

Andrew Feinberg has the story:

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2024 20:15


Who is Nicole Shanahan, RFK Jr’s rumoured VP choose?

Less than a decade in the past, Nicole Shanahan stood mesmerised on the White House and marvelled on the gravity of the US authorities.

“Standing on the red carpet and looking out was — it was just, it was wonderful,” Shanahan stated in 2017, about 18 months after her White House go to (and earlier than her marriage to 1 billionaire and rumoured rendezvous with one other). “And I have a lot of hope that we can return to a federal governance model that really supports people.”

Shanahan, a 38-year-old Californian lawyer and tech powerhouse, is being mentioned for one of many largest positions on the planet – with longshot presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy Jr rumoured to be tapping her for vice chairman on his ticket.

Lawyer, mom and billionaire’s ex: Meet Nicole Shanahan, RFK Jr’s rumoured VP choose

She left behind a troublesome California childhood to thrive as an grownup on the cross-section of tech, regulation and society – working multi-million-dollar companies whereas hobnobbing with (and marrying) the world’s strongest. Now the 38-year-old is rumoured to be making a White House bid herself alongside Robert F. Kennedy Jr – so who’s Nicole Shanahan? Sheila Flynn stories

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2024 19:45


Biden cancels pupil loans for 78,000 extra public sector staff

Another 78,000 Americans are getting their federal pupil loans canceled by means of a program that helps academics, nurses, firefighters and different public servants, the Biden administration introduced Thursday.

The Education Department is canceling the debtors’ loans as a result of they reached 10 years of funds whereas working in public service, making them eligible for reduction beneath the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

“These public service workers have dedicated their careers to serving their communities, but because of past administrative failures, never got the relief they were entitled to under the law,” President Joe Biden stated in a press release.


Chaotic Biden impeachment inquiry listening to labelled ‘Jurassic Park’ on sizzling mic

A sizzling mic captured a lawmaker labelling the heated House Oversight Committee’s impeachment inquiry listening to into alleged corruption dedicated by the Bidens as “Jurassic Park,” encapsulating the listening to’s devolution into chaos.

An apparently annoyed GOP-led committee heard testimony from quite a lot of witnesses who’ve kind of confirmed their so-far failed efforts to assist proof of any corruption.

Kelly Rissman has the story:

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2024 18:45


Biden trolls Trump over his ‘crushing debt’

One of the president’s jokes from Saturday’s GridIron Club fundraising dinner in Dallas, Texas, seems to be doing the rounds on-line after it was reported by The Washington Post so right here goes.

“Just the other day, this defeated looking man came up to me and said: ‘Mr President, I need your help. I’m in crushing debt. I’m completely wiped out.’”

Biden replied: “Donald, I’m sorry. I can’t help you.”


Joe Sommerlad21 March 2024 18:15


What Bernie Moreno’s victory in Ohio’s GOP main means for November

Bernie Moreno decisively received the GOP nomination for US Senate in Ohio on Monday, the second candidate to be basically carried to victory by former President Donald Trump within the state in two years.

He’ll be a part of the opposite Republican with that distinction, JD Vance, in Ohio’s US Senate delegation subsequent January if he is ready to beat incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown within the fall.

John Bowden explains what his victory means for November’s election:

Oliver O’Connell21 March 2024 17:45


Biden arrives in wet Houston as tour of western states continues

President Joe Biden (third L) arrives at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, on 21 March 2024

(AFP by way of Getty Images)


Oliver O’Connell21 March 2024 17:20


Trump PAC ‘burned through $238,000 a day on legal bills’ final month

Here’s somewhat extra on the Trump marketing campaign’s newest submitting with the Federal Election Commission, which not solely revealed that it raised simply $21m in February, in comparison with Joe Biden’s $44.8m, however that the Save America PAC was torching 238,000 smackers a day defending their candidate in courtroom, in keeping with The Daily Beast.

That’s $5.6m for the month as a complete, alarming on condition that the PAC solely managed to lift $5m in the identical interval.

The PAC additionally reportedly deferred fee on greater than $500,000 in further charges to the aforementioned Alina Habba whereas additionally chalking up a $645,000 invoice to an organization tasked with managing authorized data in Trump’s enterprise fraud case.

All in, Save America spent greater than $6.9m on legal-related funds in February alone, the Beast calculates, or about $238,000 per day.

Joe Sommerlad21 March 2024 17:15