Joe Biden

Biden says midterm elections turned out to be ‘a good day’ for democracy

BY: - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that even though midterm election results have yet to determine which party will control Congress, Democrats had a strong night defending their majority in both chambers. Control of both the U.S. Senate and House remained unclear Wednesday as more than 50 House seats have not been called and […]

Election deniers lose attempts to control elections in critical battleground states

BY: - November 9, 2022

Several prominent Republican candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election lost their races on Tuesday, but other critical races featuring election deniers have not been called.  Going into Election Day, election deniers were on the ballot in around half of the races for governor and secretary of state and one-third of the races […]

With ‘democracy itself’ on the ballot, Biden warns of ‘path to chaos’ by election deniers

BY: - November 2, 2022

President Joe Biden asked voters Wednesday night to focus on the threats candidates aligned with his predecessor pose to the foundation of U.S. democracy in the midterm elections. In a 20-minute speech at Washington, D.C.’s  Union Station, before a Democratic audience, Biden decried a rise in political violence, and blamed former President Donald Trump for […]

Control of U.S. Senate still a guess ahead of midterm elections

BY: - November 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans have just a handful of frantic days left to convince voters who should control Congress before voting in the Nov. 8 midterm elections ends. The two political parties are spending millions on campaign ads and mailers in the dozens of toss-up races that will determine control of Congress, while President […]

A Wayne County judge will handle Karamo’s lawsuit, despite her pushback

BY: - November 1, 2022

Republican Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo’s lawsuit to require Detroit voters to vote in person will be handled by a Wayne County judge after Karamo asked to disqualify all judges in the county. The suit, which says Detroit’s absentee voter counting board has “many problems that cannot be remedied, also argued that Wayne County […]

House Progressive Caucus withdraws Ukraine letter

BY: - October 25, 2022

The House Congressional Progressive Caucus formally withdrew a letter Tuesday that had been sent the day before requesting President Joe Biden seek direct negotiations with Russia over the war in Ukraine. Among those signing the letter was U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and 29 other Democrats in which they urged Biden “to pair the military […]

Federal government has given $800 million to keep indebted farmers afloat

BY: - October 19, 2022

More than 13,000 farmers have benefited from nearly $800 million in federal debt relief, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. The assistance came from a new federal initiative to erase farmers’ loan delinquencies to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and private lenders or to resolve their remaining debts after foreclosure. Going forward, the […]

In attempt to curb gas prices, Biden will release oil from emergency reserve

BY: - October 19, 2022

President Joe Biden will authorize the release of 15 million barrels of oil from the nation’s reserves on Wednesday, part of an effort to lower gas prices as polling shows concerns over inflation are likely to hurt Democrats in congressional elections next month. The release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a four-site complex of deep […]

Economic justice advocate: IRA should have included aid for childcare, affordable housing, more

BY: - October 18, 2022

Taifa Butler, president of Demos, a national organization that promotes democratic reform and economic justice, said Tuesday that President Joe Biden needs to do more to meet the needs of people of color. “We can appreciate the administration’s efforts while still acknowledging that recent federal policy advances come as a result of tireless organizing and […]

Biden vows codifying Roe v. Wade will top his agenda if Democrats expand control

BY: - October 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday promised that if Democrats keep control of the U.S. House and gain a few more Democratic seats in the Senate, then “the first bill that I will send to Congress will be to codify Roe v. Wade.” He also told supporters at a Democratic National Committee event that […]

The student debt relief application is live: Here’s what you need to know

BY: - October 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Monday that student loan borrowers can begin to apply for debt relief through a new online application. Biden said the application is easy and fast. It will allow every borrower with an income of $125,000 or less ($250,000 for married couples) to have up to $10,000 in debt forgiven, or $20,000 forgiven […]

Biden pitches to the middle class as Democrats fight for support in advance of midterms

BY: - October 16, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. — President Joe Biden at a community center here Saturday promoted Democrats’ efforts to bring down health care costs, in a visit to a normally Democratic state three weeks before midterm elections that will determine control of Congress for the next two years. Speaking on the first day of Medicare open enrollment, Biden […]