Then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) and Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd R) meet on March 10, 2011 with their delegations in Moscow. (Photo: Alexey Druzhinin/AFP via Getty Images)
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‘A hugely consequential first move’: Biden offers to extend nuclear START Treaty with Russia

“After four years of efforts to kill arms control and chase the false security of nuclear dominance, the U.S. is coming back to its senses,” said one peace activist. “Unless you’re a defense contractor, this is…

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Posted in Biden Administration Labor News

Under pressure from workers, Biden fires anti-union labor board lawyer

“Today is a good day,” declared the SEIU, which had called on the president to immediately oust NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Thursday, January 21 Along with signing a slate of…

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Posted in Analysis Restart 2021

Biden Inaugural confronts the Jan. 6 riot head-on, calls for an end to “this uncivil war”

    It’s become a ProPublica tradition for our president, Richard Tofel, who wrote a book on President Kennedy’s inaugural address, to offer an instant analysis of suchspeeches. Here are his thoughts for today. If President Joe…

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WATCH: New Radicals perform ‘You Get What You Give’ in Biden’s virtual inaugural parade

In honor of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the band New Radicals performed their song “You Get What You Give” as written messages from people across the country flashed onscreen. Gregg Alexander, the former band’s lead singer,…

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Posted in News Politics Race for the White House 2020

Hello Joe, ByeDon. ‘He’s Gone’: Celebrations as Trump —Worst and Most Dangerous President in American History— Departs White House.

—”Goodbye and good riddance Donald Trump. See you at your trial,” said Sen. Ed Markey. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Donald Trump is still technically president, but Americans on social media and…

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Posted in Government News Politics

Memo details steps Biden can take to sidestep GOP obstruction, from reconciliation to shutting down the filibuster

“Biden was elected with a mandate to break gridlock and deliver results. He should use it.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, January 19 With Senate Republicans already indicating that they will attempt to block passage…

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Posted in Analysis COVID Reboot 2021

Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan: $400 unemployment boost, $1,400 checks, and billions in additional aid

“Congress should immediately move to pass President-elect Biden’s plan,” said Claire Guzdar of the Groundwork Collaborative. “And we can’t stop there.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Thursday, January 14 With less than a week until he…

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Posted in Analysis Biden Administration Politics

Question: How should the left Judge Biden’s success? Answer from a leftist: ‘How many people stop going hungry’ Is One Good Way

“Honestly, if Biden is able to keep his own campaign promises,” says Justice Democrats co-founder Saikat Chakrabarti, “that’ll be pretty good.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Sunday, December 13, 2020 With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic driving…

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Posted in Analysis Democracy Race for the White House 2020

On the current status of Trump’s coup attempt—and its future

It may look like this is one frivolity and absurdity after another—and it is. But if this electoral clash reaches the Supreme Court, all bets are off. by Marjorie Cohn Sunday, November 22, 2020 Joe Biden…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Restart 2021

Biden health adviser has a plan to get pandemic under control and revive economy: Pay people to stay home for 4-6 weeks

The government “could pay for a package right now” to cover economic losses—making it possible to curb Covid-19 transmission without increasing the financial suffering associated with shutting down commerce, said epidemiologist Michael Osterholm. by Kenny Stancil,…

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Biden plan to lower medicare eligibility age to 60 faces hostility from hospitals

“It is hard to find a reform idea that is more popular than opening up Medicare” Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Of his many plans to expand insurance coverage, President-elect Joe Biden’s…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020

Jubilant celebrations outside Trump White House, Nationwide after Biden/Harris victory

“The fight isn’t over. But man, this feels good right now.” by Common Dreams staff Saturday, November 7, 2020 Massive streets celebrations erupted outside the White House in Washington, D.C. as well as across other cities…

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As street parties erupt over Biden victory, Trump substitutes concession with ‘This election Is far from over’

The new lame-duck president showed no sense of irony, hypocrisy, or self-awareness at all as he accused Biden, who has repeatedly over the last four days urged for all the ballots to be counted and for…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020

Joe Biden Wins US Presidential Election

‘Nightmare Coming to an End’: Vanquishing Donald Trump “We, the voters, decided this!” by Common Dreams staff Saturday, November 7, 2020 After days of uncertainty amid concurrent global crises, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was declared…

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Posted in Analysis Asylum Immigration Pro Publica

Trump got what he wanted at the border. Would Biden undo it?

Democrats agree that Trump’s caused asylum-seekers unacceptable misery. But the goal of deterring people from migrating to the U.S. — which has motivated Trump’s complex web of border policies — has seduced some Democrats, too. by…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 SCOTUS

To fix ‘out of whack’ US Judiciary and Supreme Court, Biden says he’ll create commission to study reforms

“There’s a number of alternatives that… go well beyond packing,” Biden asserted. “The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football.” by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Thursday, October…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment Fracking News

‘Fracking is bad, actually’: Ocasio-Cortez interjects after Harris falters over Pence attack on Green New Deal

“Kamala is doing well,” said one climate movement leader, “but she’d be on even stronger ground if Biden had *endorsed* the Green New Deal. Far better to play offense than having to do this in-between approach.”…

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Posted in Common Dreams Politics Race for the White House 2020

Democrats worry Biden Campaign missing in action in battleground states

The Democratic candidate’s campaign is sparking concern that a redux of 2016—including a lack of outreach and a dearth of voter excitement—is now underway. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Thursday, September 17 Amid mounting criticism that…

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Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said Friday he believes President Doanld Trump could secure another electoral victory in November. (Photo: Montclair Film Festival/flickr/cc)
Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Race for the White House 2020

Michael Moore provides ‘reality check,’ warning swing state polls signal Trump could pull off electoral victory in November

The filmmaker correctly predicted Trump’s win in 2016. by Julia Conley, staff writer Sunday, August 30 Pointing to polls in swing states and the wide gap in enthusiasm between President Donald Trump’s supporters and voters planning…

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Posted in Columns Race for the White House 2020 Wade Rathke

Time running out for Bernie to make a deal

Little Rock    Depending on how you look at it, one of the assets – or liabilities – of being an organizer for over fifty years, is that in the immortal words of the old country…

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Posted in Common Dreams Health Care Health Insurance News Politics Public Policy Race for the White House 2020 Taxes

‘Give us an hour on MSNBC’: Sanders says he would love to debate Medicare for All vs. For-Profit System with Joe Biden

“We’re spending twice as much per capita on healthcare as the people of any other country and yet 27 million are uninsured, 30,000 people die, half a million people go bankrupt every year because of medical-related…

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