Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill

By Terrance Turner Nov. 15, 2021 Today, President Joe Biden signed into law a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill will finally become law after a protracted process that sparked fierce debate in Congress. The legislation had already passed through the Senate in August by a 69-30 vote. But the bill's passage in the House … Continue reading Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill

Biden Delivers First Presidential Address to Congress

By Terrance Turner April 28, 2021 Tonight, President Joe Biden addressed Congress in his first speech to them as president. The speech covered a wide range of topics, reflecting the plethora of pressing issues facing Americans: COVID-19, immigration, LGBTQ equality, race and policing. Tonight, in succinct, sweeping prose, Biden outlined what he aims to do … Continue reading Biden Delivers First Presidential Address to Congress

Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Searched by Feds; Law License Suspended

By Terrance Turner April 28, 2021 (Updated June 24) This morning, federal investigators executed search warrants on the apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's lawyer. The New York Times first broke the story, citing three people with knowledge of the search. "The investigators seized Mr. Giuliani’s electronic devices and searched his apartment on … Continue reading Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Searched by Feds; Law License Suspended

Earth Day

Photo courtesy of Socialite Life. By Terrance Turner April 22, 2021 Today is Earth Day, an annual holiday that demonstrates support for environmental protection. Activist John McConnell first proposed the event in 1969. A year later, Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson conceived the idea of a "teach-in" about the environment on college campuses to the national … Continue reading Earth Day

Biden Announces “American Jobs Plan”

Photo from the Tribune Review. By Terrance Turner March 31, 2021 Today, at a union training center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, President Joe Biden introudced the American Jobs Act. The sprawling, ambitious bill will invest about $2 trillion over the next eight years (amounting to about 1 percent of America’s GDP per year) to repair, rebuild, … Continue reading Biden Announces “American Jobs Plan”

Senate Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

Photo courtesy of Senate Television (via AP). By Terrance Turner March 6, 2021 By a 50-49 vote, the Senate has passed President Biden's COVID-19 relief bill. The legislation, known as the American Rescue Act, passed around 11:30 am -- without any Republican support. (Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, was absent for the vote because of a … Continue reading Senate Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

President Biden Arrives in Houston

President Biden gets a hug from a young girl who was volunteering with her mom at the Houston Food Bank. Photo courtesy of Twitter (@dougmillsnyt). By Terrance Turner Feb. 26, 2021 BREAKING NEWS (12:00 pm): President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden have arrived at Ellington Airport. Upon leaving the plane, they were … Continue reading President Biden Arrives in Houston

Senate Slowly Confirms Biden Cabinet Picks

Photo by the New York Times. By Terrance Turner Jan. 26, 2021 The Senate confirmed Antony Blinken as Secretary of State today. Mr. Blinken was approved by a vote of 78 to 22, the Times said. Blinken was one of several nominees that then-President-Elect Joe Biden announced on Nov. 24, 2020. In a televised press … Continue reading Senate Slowly Confirms Biden Cabinet Picks

Biden Gets to Work On First Day in Office

Jan. 20, 2021 (Updated Jan. 22) By Terrance Turner President Joe Biden got right down to brass tacks after his inauguration today. After the shortened inaugural parade on Jan. 20, the new president went to his office and got to work. "There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we … Continue reading Biden Gets to Work On First Day in Office

A New Era Begins on Inauguration Day

By Terrance Turner Jan. 20, 2021 Today, in an inauguration unlike any other, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Sen. Amy Klobuchar served as an emcee of sorts. The morning featured a performance of the national anthem by Lady Gaga (who campaigned with Biden in Pennsylvania). … Continue reading A New Era Begins on Inauguration Day