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Jan 21 5 tweets 3 min read
JUST IN: The private home of the President of the United States was searched by the Justice Department on Friday, according to @POTUS Biden’s personal attorney. DOJ“took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry.” Here’s the full statement from Bob Bauer, noting that DOJ “took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials.”
Oct 13, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
NEW: The consumer price index climbed 0.4% for the month. For the year, inflation was up 8.2% in September, down from the June peak of 9% but still on par with high peaks not seen since the 1980s. ALSO NEW: Amid increasing prices, @SocialSecurity announces an 8.7% increase in benefits payments next year. That's expected to increase monthly checks by an average of about $150 per month. Notable: Biggest increase ever experienced by baby boomer seniors.
Oct 5, 2022 15 tweets 9 min read
NEW ARIZONA BATTLEGROUND TRACKER FROM @CBSNewsPoll: @SenMarkKelly leads @bgmasters in #AZSEN. Majority approval of Kelly’s job performance and he is the most personally liked of the four statewide candidates tested for Senate and Governor. cbsnews.com/news/mark-kell… Kelly enjoys wide lead among voters who say abortion very important, but that advantage countered somewhat by voters who emphasize immigration. Immigration is 3rd “very important” issue. Among voters saying immigration very important, Masters leads big, helping keep race close.
Sep 15, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
THERE IS A DEAL: @POTUS Biden announces a deal between railroad companies and unions to avoid a national strike: “These rail workers will get better pay, improved working conditions, and peace of mind around their health care costs: all hard-earned.” MORE: The deal follows 20 consecutive hours of face-to-face negotiations to lock up a deal, according to federal officials.
Sep 14, 2022 6 tweets 7 min read
Aboard AF1 to Detroit, @PressSec pressed by reporters on why @POTUS and @FLOTUS flew back to Delaware Tues. for primary day and didn't vote early in person or absentee. @PressSec @POTUS @FLOTUS In response, @PressSec said the president has maintained a busy schedule and "It worked out best for him to vote on Tuesday. He thought it best for him" to vote in person.

(But the president was home in Delaware Saturday and had nothing on his schedule besides afternoon mass.)
Sep 14, 2022 20 tweets 15 min read
NEW FROM @cbsnewspoll: Economy, abortion shape Pennsylvania races as
Dems ⁦@JohnFetterman⁩ and ⁦@JoshShapiroPA⁩ lead in key Senate, Governor contests. #PASEN #PAGOV cbsnews.com/news/pennsylva… HERE’S THE HEAD-TO-HEAD: @JohnFetterman leads @DrOz:
Aug 28, 2022 21 tweets 6 min read
NEW FROM @CBSNewsPoll: New estimate shows House Republicans at 226 seats today, down from 230 estimated in July. 218 seats needed to win control. While Republicans continue to lead with people who prioritize the economy, at least 3 things tempering their overall advantage…

1. abortion rights.
2. gas prices.
3. extent to which election is about anything other than a still-shaky economy, such as Trump and GOP nominees.
Aug 25, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
What’s on the ballot this year? @POTUS Biden, speaking at a @DNC rally in Maryland clearly designed to stoke the base, lists in this order:
Abortion rights (he said “the right to choose”)… future of social security… climate change… voting rights. He also mentioned sign control, noting passage of the bipartisan financial control/mental health bill, but insists he will work to ban assault weapons.
Jun 26, 2022 14 tweets 5 min read
NEW FROM @CBSNewsPoll: Most Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning of Roe v. Wade, including two-thirds of women who disapprove. By more than a 20-point margin, Americans call it a step backward rather than forward for America.
Jun 26, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
TODAY IN GERMANY: @POTUS Biden meets with German @Bundeskanzler ahead of the formal launch of the #G7. Aides say the two leaders are set to discuss Russia and Ukraine and “continued close coordination on the political and diplomatic front.” Also on the Biden-Scholtz agenda: security assistance, financial support, sanctions on Russia, transatlantic security issues, Climate change, energy, senior administration officials say.
Jun 25, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Before leaving the USA for European summits, @POTUS Biden is signing the bipartisan gun control/mental health bill passed Friday. But he says he’ll host an event July 11 to celebrate passage of the legislation. Before signing the bill, he recapped the last 30 years of attempts to pass new gun control measures and remembered the victims and families of those killed in recent mass shootings.
Jun 24, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.” supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf… Opinion polls don’t sway Supreme Court Justices but just last month, @CBSNewsPoll found two-thirds of Americans said they wanted Roe v. Wade kept in place. Image
Apr 10, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
ALSO NEW FROM @CBSNewsPoll: Many Americans do say the job market is good and that jobs have increased over the last year – but it’s still inflation driving their views when they rate the economy. cbsnews.com/news/cbs-news-… And among those who say the economy is and, the @CBSNewsPoll finds inflation and gas prices are a big reason why. But notice 50% say the economy is bad because they “Don’t trust Biden administration.”
Mar 26, 2022 12 tweets 4 min read
“BE NOT AFRAID.” @POTUS Biden invokes the words of the late Pope John Paul II as he begins addressing the people of Europe from Warsaw. Biden is addressing 750-1,000 people, including @AndrzejDuda, Polish leaders and some Ukrainian refugees.
Mar 26, 2022 12 tweets 6 min read
PHOTO: @POTUS Biden, @SecBlinken @SecDef @JakeSullivan46 and other U.S. officials meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov in Warsaw, Poland. The last time Biden met with Minister Kuleba was Feb. 22 at the White House.
Jan 19, 2022 14 tweets 6 min read
The president begins his press conference with a victory lap: record vaccinations and job growth; record low unemployment and historically large infrastructure bill.

But also with humility: “Should we have done more [COVID] testing earlier? Yes.” “I’m not going to give up and accept things as they are,” @POTUS Biden says of the pandemic.

“We’re not there yet but we will get there.”
Jan 18, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
On @CBSMornings, @SenWarren says she's open to breaking up Build Back Better to gets parts of it passed. "I'm open to whatever is going to get us across the finish line." But she notes there's still no GOP support to pass any of BBB's parts on a standalone basis. @CBSMornings @SenWarren On @CBSMornings, @nateburleson asks should @Sen_JoeManchin and @SenatorSinema should be primaried in 2024? "We'll address that when we get past this week," @SenWarren says.
Jan 17, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Interviewed first on @cbsmornings, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker calls the weekend hostage taking "completely overwhelming" and that he's still processing the incident. @CBSMornings The rabbi recounts for @cbsmornings first making a cup of tea for the hostage-taker, "an opportunity for me to talk to him. In that moment, I didn't hear anything suspicious. Some of his story didn't quite add up, so I was a little bit curious."
Jan 16, 2022 17 tweets 9 min read
JUST IN: New @CBSNewsPoll finds @POTUS Biden has a 44% approval rating: cbsnews.com/news/biden-inf… Although most like @POTUS Biden personally, words like “frustrated” and “disappointed” top people’s descriptions of things, along with the feeling that he’s “distracted” and not focusing on what they care about.
Jan 2, 2022 14 tweets 6 min read
NEW FROM @CBSNewsPoll: January 6 has had lasting impacts on the nation's psyche, the most immediate of which is that millions of Americans think more violence is coming, and that democracy itself might be threatened. (A thread…) Events of Jan. 6 were widely condemned when they happened and still are today by majorities of both parties. But there is an alternative set of descriptors and interpretations of those events, and of what should happen next, largely on the right.
Sep 21, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
IN THE OVAL OFFICE… @POTUS Biden and British PM @BorisJohnson meet to discuss pandemic, trade and other issues. Johnson took 3 questions. White House aides shouted down U.S. attempts to ask questions. I asked Biden about southern border and we couldn’t decipher what he said. @POTUS @BorisJohnson After pleasantries, Johnson suggested "just a couple of questions" and called on a reporter from The Sun, who asked about potential of a U.S.-UK trade deal and then the fate of Anne Sacoolas, charged in the death of 19-year-old Brit Harry Dunn.