In the final exchange of hostages taken by Hamas for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel under the current truce, Hamas released 16 people—10 Israelis and four Thai nationals, along with two Russian-Israeli women in a separate release—while Israel released 30 people from its jails.
Yes, spot on! Defending democracy AND being a President for all Americans....this should not be a hard to understand and appreciate.
Thank you for reporting the Colorado visit.....those types of visits and confrontation of the facts about who supports and who blocks progress FOR PEOPLE, can, and need to be, held in every state in the nation.
How to get Biden’s brilliant record out nationwide is a huge problem….if folks really understood what he has done for the country his ‘stats’ would be double their current numbers. Perhaps Heathers last point where Biden identifies in a speech in Colorado exactly what he has done, what the reps have done to fight it and then asked how folks specifically felt about the specific program…with detail..perhaps Biden and all his surrogates should be doing exactly that?
Boebert, Margorie Taylor Green, George Santos, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz -- all national jokes.
The biggest laugh of all comes in how these Republicans yet slaver over what another Republican admitted as their "orange Jesus." This particular orange guy now goes on record calling as "vermin" all who don't follow him. Also on record as vowing to kill from the national air waves all media who don't but slavishly follow him.
Good for Heather Cox Richardson pointing out the positive, practical steps the other political party has accomplished, Biden's and Kamala Harris's Dems -- even in Colorado, even for new jobs in Boebert's district, much as she would cut off her own nose to spite anyone benefitting from any federal programs.
Please, President Biden, travel to as many places in the U.S. as possible and deliver the same loud-and-clear message you delivered in Colorado — and single out the Republicans who are hell-bent on seeing the country decline in every conceivable way.
Oh, it was good to hear even a mention of Ukraine in the Letter, and it was just a whisper.
'Battleground states Pennsylvania and Arizona are reaping billions of dollars from Washington’s efforts to arm Ukraine, according to a graphic the Biden administration has circulated on Capitol Hill.'
'The circulation of the graphic is part of the administration’s push to sell the American public — and their congressional representatives — on President Joe Biden’s proposal to spend billions of additional taxpayer dollars on the wars in Ukraine and Israel.'
'During an Oval Office address last month, Biden highlighted the benefit to U.S. manufacturing centers when making the case that Republicans should support the $60 billion for Ukraine contained in the $106 billion emergency supplemental. A faction of GOP members has fought further funding, arguing that the U.S. is spending money to help Ukraine rather than focusing on problems at home.'
“Let me be clear about something,” Biden said. “We send Ukraine equipment sitting in our stockpiles. And when we use the money allocated by Congress, we use it to replenish our own stores, our own stockpiles with new equipment.”
“Equipment that defends America and is made in America. Patriot missiles for air defense batteries, made in Arizona. Artillery shells manufactured in 12 states across the country, in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas. And so much more,” he said. “You know, just as in World War II, today patriotic American workers are building the arsenal of democracy and serving the cause of freedom.”
Biden is selling democracy, jobs, American manufacturing and Ukraine all at once!
'POLITICO reported last month that the White House was switching up its messaging after running into continued resistance on Capitol Hill, after determining that selling the war funding effort based on national security wasn’t changing minds.'
'According to the map, obtained by POLITICO, Pennsylvania has received $2.364 billion in investments to build munitions and tactical vehicles for Ukraine, the most of any state. Meanwhile, Arizona is a close second with $2.259 billion. Texas and Arkansas received $1.449 billion and $1.478 billion, respectively, while Florida got $1.011 billion.'
'In total, the states have enjoyed more than $27 billion in investments from arming Ukraine, according to the graphic, the existence of which was first reported by Reuters.'
'After this story was published, the Defense Department posted an updated version of the map, and other briefing slides showing breakdowns of specific weapons totals.'
“As Department of Defense leaders have said previously, support for Ukraine has mobilized the U.S. defense industrial base, in ways that haven’t been seen in decades,” DOD spokesperson Jeff Jurgensen said in a statement when asked for comment. “Our industry partners all across the nation have stepped up to meet the kind of production, manufacturing and infrastructure investment capabilities to directly support U.S. commitments to Ukraine — and that will build the kind of industrial base capacity we need for the future.” (Politico) See link below.
Biden will never not stop selling democracy around the world and made in America!
I wonder who is hearing Biden and the information provided about the new programs. The Dems are doing astounding work in this divisive time. Who knows it?
While Biden is accomplishing things for all Americans, Trump and the Republicans are promising to repeal Obamacare for a better plan. It’s a lie. Republicans have said they have a better plan for 15 years and never shown it to anyone. They had 100 votes to repeal it; still without proposing an alternative. What kind of salesman takes 15 years to show you her product? I make no distinction between Republicans and MAGA Trumpers. The GOP has died, sold out to a fascist cabal of oligarchs who want to run the country exclusively for their own benefit. Vote them all out and send Trump And Co. to jail for life.
Biden astounds in his foreign policy skill with his eyes in the future...may the little boebert et al go back to living their small lives in peace and leave the rest of us to continue to think for ourselves and see what can truly be
It’s incredibly important we talk to our neighbors and family members to make sure they know that things are looking up in so many communities thanks to what Missouri State Rep Peter Meredith calls “Biden Bucks”. That is a great #. All I can say is we have to have the conversations and they aren’t easy but educate your people so we get Biden/Harris 2024. I’m tired of MSM and the Harris coverage. She has done a great job and 4 more years seems cool with me.
"far-right Israeli leaders are pressuring Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to restart the assault on Hamas. Far-right national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir warned today that unless he does, Ben-Gvir’s faction will leave the government coalition Netanyahu leads. “Stopping the war = breaking apart the government,” Ben-Gvir said."
The last war wasn't won and the upcoming war, if any, won't be won. Only, in this truce, the hostages won, when the Israeli and Hamas stopped the war.
Thank you, Heather Richarson... please keep informing us of the good happening in our nation. Biden: one of the rare presidents who has accomplished something quite extraordinary -- and all while being fought by the MAGApublicans. We the People applaud you! Republicans -- shame on you!
Biden still continues to amaze me with all that he’s accomplished—including surrounding himself with cabinet members who also outperform expectations like Blinken and Buttigieg (maybe it’s a last name beginning with the letter B thing :-) ). I love seeing reports of Buttigieg overpowering Fox News hosts with his knowledge and quick wit.
I just wish that main stream media would advertise that, among western nations, the US has the lowest inflation since the pandemic.
Wow this is fantastic writing of true facts. We have to somehow get the truth of those like Biden who are protecting our democracy!!!
Wondering what HCR will write about Henry Kissinger.
Since 2016 I have been looking for the Edward R. Murrow of our times. Newscaster Murrow took down Senator McCarthy in a broadcast on March 9, 1954, mostly in McCarthy own words. and lancing the boil of McCarthyism.
Close to the end Murrow said: “We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men -- not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result.”
Seated next to Senator McCarthy in his hearings on communism was Roy Cohn. Roy Cohn was Donald Trump’s lawyer and the person who taught him to double down. One person linking McCarthy and Trump. Both talking about witch hunts.
I think Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC may well be the broadcaster who will take down Trump and lance the boil of Trumpism in this time. He was on that path in his broadcast this evening when he talked about Trump and his birtherism. I looked into Trump’s claim that Obama was not born in the United States. I asked the question, where was his mother when he was born? The answer was she was in Hawaii enrolled in the University there. As a piece of personal trivia it also turns out that Obama’s mother was born in the same hospital in Wichita, Kansas, where I was born 7 years later.
Here's this evening program: https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/lawrence-media-still-not-ready-to-cover-trump-after-years-of-his-lies-199042117756
Lawrence, are you ready to take on my challenge to you? The time feels right. Are you ready to take down “Orange Jesus”!?
I encourage everyone to read one of my favorite biographies of a man I greatly admire: Murrow His Life and Times by A.M. Sperber. See pages 429-439.
Here’s the half hour broadcast by Mr. Murrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=dMgoi9pBRwg
Here is the transcript of the broadcast if you’d prefer to read it.