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Biden’s administration rejoining the global community is ‘well received’ but major challenges remain, WEF chief says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flags hang over the entrance to the Davos Congress hall during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 21st, 2020. Gerry Miller | CNBC The Joe Biden administration’s latest moves to rejoin global pacts and organizations are likely......

More than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden’s coronavirus response: poll

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Justine Coleman More than two-thirds of Americans approve of President Biden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic days after he was inaugurated, according to a poll released on Sunday. The ABC News/Ipsos poll determined that 69 percent of respondents approved......

Biden’s stimulus may be too big amid economic recovery, should be targeted at those most impacted

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden signs an executive order after speaking during an event on his administration’s Covid-19 response with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, on Jan. 21. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images President Joe Biden is trying to push through a......

Op-Ed: Xi is positioning China as the world’s indispensable economy — and Biden’s greatest challenge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A news report on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s New Year’s Eve speech is shown on a public screen in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images It’s now Biden’s America, but whose world......

Wall Street’s luck has run out with Biden’s SEC head Gary Gensler

NYPost
Charles Gasparino Among corporate America’s biggest worries about a Biden presidency was that he might cave to the left wing of his party and select Elizabeth Warren as his top white-collar-crime cop. Well, the corporate chieftains dodged that bullet, only to find themselves now in the crosshairs of the next......

Biden’s decrees vault America back onto the global stage, but a whiplashed world wonders for how long

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here To the outside world, the powers of a US president to make sweeping changes with a stroke of his or her pen can seem bewildering. Every four or eight years, an incoming leader can upend the policies of his......

Joe Biden’s far-left ‘unity’ will divide us: Goodwin

NYPost
Michael Goodwin The joke survives the test of time and, under the circumstances, deserves repeating. As the late journalist Mickey Carroll told it, a suburban town with a population 90 percent Irish and 10 percent Jewish held a mayoral election involving two candidates — one Irish and one Jewish. The......

Biden’s push for bipartisanship faces early test

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The $1.9 trillion “rescue” package Biden rolled out last week — a big-ticket bid to revive a coronavirus-ravaged economy — is getting the cold shoulder from Republicans. And some Democrats, anxious to act quickly, are beginning to question whether......

Analysis: Impeachment complicates Biden’s efforts to unify

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here After four exhausting years of Trump that left this country deeply divided and democracy hanging by a thread, the nation breathed easier when Trump decamped Wednesday to Mar-a-Lago, his slashing vitriol silenced by a permanent suspension on Twitter. Next......

Barred From U.S. Under Trump, Muslims Exult in Biden’s Open Door

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Of 45,000 Iranians who applied for visa waivers between January 2017 and July 2020, only 7,000 were granted visas, according to the State Department. “The impact was across the board — financially, emotionally, educationally, professionally, romantically,” said Reza......

Biden’s Challenges, COVID-19 Imperatives, Wuhan One Year Later : Up First

NPR
NPR President Biden faces major challenges, from the coronavirus to unemployment, all of which threaten to imperil the nation as well as his nascent presidency. When it comes to COVID-19, can the new administration’s rhetoric translate into action? It was one year ago when Wuhan, China plunged into a 72-day......

Biden’s trans order undoes decades of feminist progress

NYPost
Ramona Tausz The Biden presidency, we’re told, is a historic win for women. With Kamala Harris as his Madam Vice President and a record number of women in his Cabinet, the new commander in chief is advancing the female cause. “This is what breaking the glass ceiling looks like,” Sen.......

How Joe Biden’s ancestral Irish home is celebrating

BBC
In 1851, Joe Biden’s great, great, great grandfather, Edward Blewitt, left the little Irish town of Ballina for the US. Once known as the salmon fishing capital of Ireland, and for being the birthplace of Ireland’s first female president, Mary Robinson, the tight-knit community of Ballina now boast of their......

Justin Trudeau to Get Biden’s First Official Call to a Foreign Leader

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TORONTO — We’re friends again! That was the prevailing mood in Canada this week after the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris. After four years of being insulted, threatened, dismissed and slapped......

Biden’s vaccine plan unveiled as US enters deadly COVID-19 season

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY I’m USA TODAY editor-in-chief Nicole Carroll, and this is The Backstory, insights into our biggest stories of the week. If you’d like to get The Backstory in your inbox every week, sign up here. The image was stunning. Four hundred......

National Guard troops who protected the Capitol for Biden’s Inauguration were told to sleep in a parking garage.

New York Times
National Guard troops brought in to protect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration were ordered to sleep in an unheated garage hours after being booted from the Capitol on Thursday, prompting an uproar among lawmakers who scrambled to move them back. On Friday, Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire demanded that......

Biden’s Vaccination Target, U.S. Economic Outlook, Push To Reopen Schools : Up First

NPR
NPR President Biden wants 100 million coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days. But Pfizer and Moderna have fallen behind in their production. Jobs numbers show another 1.3 million Americans are out of work. So why are economists optimistic? And about half of the country’s students are attending class remotely.......

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