Incredible. Obama, in many respects, was worse than Trump in deportations of undocumented immigrants. Both parties have been abhorrent at the border for decades:
President Biden is on track to admit the lowest number of refugees of any president, according to new researchh, which said that the White House had yet to reverse refugee policies introduced during President Trump’s time in office.
A report published by the International Rescue Committee found that through the 2021 fiscal year, which began in October 2020, the United States had admitted 2,050 refugees.
If the Biden administration continued admitting refugees at the same rate, that would mean 5,000 refugees were admitted this year.
That would be less than half the number admitted under the Trump administration last year, and would amount to the lowest number of any US president in history, the International Rescue Committee said.
Only 2,050 refugees have been admitted to the United States through the 2021 fiscal year — a historic low.
The Biden administration wants to show they are just as evil as the previous. This is a good step in that direction:
The U.S. government set up a fake university as a sting operation ostensibly to catch foreigners using school admission for visas. Now, those caught up by it are seeking their time in court — and say they have found the new presidential administration no friendlier to their fight.
The Biden administration followed in the Trump administration’s footsteps in February requesting a class-action lawsuit over the fake University of Farmington be dismissed from Federal Claims Court.
The lawsuit was filed on Sept. 21, 2020 against the United States by would-be students who claim they lost millions in tuition when the university never provided any classes. No money was ever returned to the students.
Almost 600 foreign-born people enrolled at the University of Farmington, hoping to take classes and graduate with a master’s degree, according to the lawsuit, not knowing it was a sting operation run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations team.
The university was created “to ferret out illegal conduct and ‘expose student visa fraud,'” according to the Biden administration’s Feb. 24 reply in support of the motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
On Nov. 29, 2019, then-Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted that the scheme behind the fraudulent school was not “just cruel, it’s a waste of taxpayer dollars.”
Biden once again shows he’s no champion of the environment. His White House won’t ruffle the corporate feathers too much. And the power of the fossil fuel industry is still great. Why listen to a pioneer when you can stay in your Wall St. lane. But we knew all along that Biden is a friend of big business and a foe of progressivism:
Elon Musk says he pitched the Biden administration on instituting a carbon tax as a way to encourage a faster shift to renewable energy, but he was told the idea was essentially “too politically difficult.”
Musk described the conversation with the Biden administration during a new podcast with Joe Rogan that was released Thursday. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Rogan had asked Musk whether a new technological breakthrough is needed to increase the adoption of battery-powered vehicles. Musk argued the bigger issue is that “a hell of a lot of batteries [are] needed” in order to shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. The best way to encourage that shift, in Musk’s view, is to “put a price on carbon.”
White House Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo has been suspended for one week following a report that he berated a Politico reporter last month, press secretary Jen Psaki announced Friday.
“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki said in a statement posted in a series of tweets. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”
Good question. Biden needs to get cracking on this. No excuse. This man was a Trump saboteur. DeJoy worked to steal the election for Trump by undermining main-in balloting. It was criminal. So remove and prosecute:
The most senior Black lawmaker on Capitol Hill is taking Joe Biden to task over administration appointments, saying the president-elect is falling short when it comes to naming Black figures to top positions.
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House majority whip and a close Biden ally, expressed disappointment on Wednesday that African Americans — a voting bloc crucial to Biden’s presidential victory — have not featured more prominently among the early picks to fill out senior administration posts next year.
In an interview with Juan Williams, Clyburn welcomed Biden’s selection of Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Black veteran of the diplomatic corps, to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. But he lamented that she is so far alone among Black women tapped for cabinet seats and other top slots.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a “deficit hawk” and criticizing his past support for Social Security and Medicare cuts.
…Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Omar (D-Minn.) and fellow Squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) are the first sitting members of Congress to sign the petition, which objects to Reed potentially serving as head of the Office of Management and Budget. It was launched by Justice Democrats.
It’s a recurrent theme brought up by much of the mainstream media. Joe Biden had a historic victory. He beat Trump by 5 million votes, they say. He got more votes than any candidate in history. What they don’t mention is that Trump also got the most of any candidate except…Joe Biden. That means the disastrous occupant of the White House (still, as of this writing) got more votes than Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. But as we learned in 2016, it doesn’t matter how much you won by in the popular vote. It’s all about the electoral college. As it turns out Biden got the same number of electoral votes in 2020 as Trump got in 2016: 306. And everyone agrees the election in 2016 was very close. It was not a landslide, on either occasion. It took 5 days to pick a winner of the 2020 election. Not exactly a blow out.
What’s gotten lost in all of the focus on President Trump’s lawsuits, his baseless accusations of voter fraud and his administration’s unwillingness so far to begin the transition is a simple fact.
The 2020 presidential election wasn’t really that close.
Right now, Joe Biden’s popular-vote lead over Trump stands at 4 percentage points, 51 percent to 47 percent — and it’s only going to grow once more of New York’s votes (finally) get counted.
That would give Biden the second-largest popular vote margin out of the 21st century’s six presidential elections, with only Barack Obama’s 7-point win in 2008 being greater.
Then Todd follows this specious argument with a totally contradictory assertion:
But nearly three weeks later — with almost all the votes counted — it’s now safe to say the Biden-vs.-Trump contest wasn’t that close.
If the election was not that close then why did it take 3 weeks to establish that fact.
And let’s not forget that Democrats lost seats in the House and are probably going to fail to take control of the Senate. Not exactly overwhelming. Biden’s party failed to win a convincing victory against a president and a party that attempted to overthrow our constitutional republic. They foisted upon us a disastrous state of affairs due to incompetence and totally subservience to a truly evil man, Donald Trump.
If you can’t beat this crowd with that kind of results then you must be pretty bad yourself.
Michael Moore penned a lengthy open letter to projected President-elect Joe Biden in which he thanked him for being a good man, but also called on him to make significant changes.
Among his requests in the letter, the Oscar-winning documentarian asked Biden to not shift from the progressive Left toward the “cowardly center,” in an effort to appease the largest amount of lawmakers.
“They [politicians who might try and convince him to shift] think because Trump got 70 million votes the Democrats should reject Black Lives Matter, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and anything that vaguely sounds like socialism — at a time when the majority of our citizens under the age of 35, according to most polls, prefer the idea of democratic socialism over the greed of modern-day capitalism,” Moore wrote. “Why risk losing them? We need to listen to and understand why they feel this way. They’ve been saddled with crushing student debt and we’ve handed them a planet in the middle of its 6th extinction event as their future. You and Barack introduced them to the benefits of democratic socialism by letting them stay on their parents’ health insurance until they’re 26! The result: They just set a record by coming out and voting for you in the largest youth numbers ever.”
Joe Reid is a responsible member of the corporate media, despite mostly towing the Democratic Party line. Here is another example:
MSNBC’s Joy Reid opened her interview with Charlamagne Tha God on Sunday morning by congratulating him on his interview this past week with former Vice President Joe Biden—even if all anyone wants to talk about are the final few seconds.
…Asked if there’s a “risk” that Biden and the Democratic Party as a whole take the black vote for granted, Charlamagne said, “I know that’s the attitude. That’s why I don’t ever care about the words and the lip service and the apology is cool, but the best apology is actually a black agenda.”
“They’ve got to make some real policy commitments to black people,” he continued. “We’ve got to stop acting like the fact that blacks are overrepresented in America when it comes to welfare, poverty, unemployment, homelessness, drug addiction, crime, coronavirus—that’s no accident. The whole function of systemic racism is to marginalize black people.”
On one side, Charlamagne said he sees “whites telling us to stay in our place” and on the other, “black people saying, ‘Oh, stop, now is not the time, you’re going to get Trump re-elected.’” He said, “It has to come to the point where we stop putting the burden on black voters and start putting the burden on Democrats to show up for black voters.”